Good Day :Public Opinion about the Contradiction between the "Defeat" and "Withdrawal"! (2-2)
139 comments in less than half an hour; this is what had happened after Sudan Tribune published the news of "Khartoum victory" or "Juba withdrawal". The speed of the comments was faster than you can read and follow but I spent hours after that to analyze the public opinion, especially from South Sudanese people. Here are some of the most objective comments.
- All politicians are cowards not just Salva. They look no further than the end of the chair they sit on, but people should stand for their rights. The governments, as cowardly as they may be should at least provide the basic necessities for a humane living environment not stretch out to what is out of their reach.
- President Kiir is losing his popularity among South Sudanese! The releasing of Panthou (Higlig) without approval from the Parliament and from South Sudanese people before the war ended will cause a lot of tension in the country! He is not ready to justify the constitution rules as a commander in-chief of the Army (SPLA)!
- That is true about all politicians but the more cowardly they get, they usually wrap themselves with their people, not shun them away, as hard as things are getting in the North, we still see the NCP as our best option. What remains is how the southerners look up to their government now after ’crying wolf’
- I agree with you for the first time. Mr. Kiir has lost his popularity and that of his party the SPLM. How comes that he announced this withdrawal on the very day that Al Bashir promised people to pray in Heglig? - This man and his advisors are now a threat to our national security. They have humiliated our strong nation and our strong army and the blood of our colleagues
- The fall of Panthou [Heglig] in SPLA in hands in a few hours before being re-taken a week later by SAF was a huge embarrassment and a victory for Khartoum, yet a big gamble and a loss for Juba. However, the real losers are the people of the two Sudans who deserve peace, stability and prosperity.
- When Khalil died, the whole Khartoum was sad, and today, every body is exited (even the biggest critics of the NCP). You gave new life to your slowly dying arch rival (NCP) and probably divided your SRF friends in the process and tarnish your sympathetic image in front of the world. I think you guys really lost Garang wisdom.
- Juba must stop drinking too much alcohol, dear brothers; South Sudan is still calculating the full risks. The withdrawal is still not yet.
By Mekki Elmograbi, 22/04/2012