Sudan Targeted by Land-vacating Western Policies to Exploit Resources
A number of political experts confirmed were unanimously in agreement regarding the reason behind targeting Sudan which, according to them, is controlling the country's economic resources, and that is why Western countries adopted undermining Sudan through using South Sudan to apply their policies and agendas.
In forum under the title of :( Repercussions of the events in Heglig, Dissecting the Political Scene) organized by Rakaiz Al-Marifa Centre (the Knowledge Pillars Center) for Research and Studies, these political experts affirmed that the battle of Heglig unified the Sudanese people in all its categories, entities, and political parties in an unprecedented manner.
Interests Play the Biggest of Roles:
Mudawi Alturabi, strategic expert, said that the events in Heglig are related to plots in which interests play the biggest role. He indicated that what is happening now bears an unmistakable likelihood to what the US has before plotted –to favor its interests- in Latin America and Chad because of oil, in Brazil because of rubber fields, and finally in Sudan because of its oil as well. He dubbed these plots the (Land-Vacating Policy).
He added that South Sudan is going to be the biggest loser since there are many tribes that live in peaceful co-existence with the Sudanese neighboring tribes on borders, he affirmed that South Sudan wanted to destabilize The Sudanese economy by attacking Heglig in continuation of the efforts of the Western countries that wishes to remove the Islamic regime in Sudan due to their belief that it constitutes a threat to them.
He reiterated that Heglig was never a disputed area, and it was not mentioned in any agreement or treaty, confirming that the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF)have taught the army of South Sudan a lesson, especially since SAF are experienced in combat, contrary to the gangs of the South Sudan army that still employ unorganized armies for fighting.
New Sudan Plot:
Dr. Abdul Rasool Alnor, a leader in the National Umma Party, kicked off his participation by posing a question: Why did South Sudan attack Heglig, Talodi, Maflua'a, and Um Dwall? In response to the Question he said that there are facts on the ground that need to be taken into consideration, such as the fact that SPLM was founded on the strategy of New Sudan which in turn is based on non-Arab and non-Muslim domination, a case similar to what has happened in other African countries. He confirmed that SPLM considers that it has realized the first part by separating South Sudan and it targets expanding its territories into South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Abyei and that is why it tries to disturb security in these areas. He also attributed the problems of the
borders to the fact that they were drawn simplistically and not as international borders, in addition to that he said that misjudging some of the issues have also caused trouble, like carrying out the referendum before fully drawing the borders. He called for reintegrating the armed movements in South Kordofan since around 30% were formerly in the SPLA. Solving the Blue Nile issues, he added, will iron the kinks out as well. In the end he called for holding those responsible for the attack accountable.
Sudan is Capable of Creating a Strong Economy
Taj Alsir Mustafa, economic expert, confirmed that Sudan is capable of creating a strong economy regardless of the help of South Sudan through cooperating with the border tribes that have mutual interests with Sudan, in light of the poverty South Sudan has incurred on them by its failure in running the newly born country, confirming that that there are weakness points in the structure of the government of South Sudan represented in their lack of knowledge concerning state leadership know-how. He said that the leaders of the South Sudanese government have not benefitted from being ruling partners in the North for five years due to their preoccupation with plotting conspiracies and hindering the endeavors of unity and peace. He added that there are a number of threats to Sudan in case the current regime in the South continues to rule, threats involving direct Israeli intervention and not by proxy, saying that this threatens relations with the South in the long run. Professor Mustafa confirmed that the economies of both countries can both develop in the presence of a different government in the South, since the current regime cannot change due to the fact that it is being employed to serve specific purposes. He said that the opportunities of economic development are plentiful including the possibility of agreeing to export the oil of South Sudan through Sudan, commercial exchange that benefits both parties, and organizing animal wealth movement between the two countries in a fashion that allows both countries to benefit from that resource, and if a dispute arises, the traditional legacy in problem-solving can be referred to.
The unjustified war that South Sudan has started to serve foreign agendas harmed the people of South Sudan in the first place, besides that, this war has created an unmatched international support to Sudan, the entire international community has demanded the immediate withdrawal of the South, which is a remarkable breakthrough for Sudanese diplomacy, a diplomacy that accumulated international support for Sudan, and in the domestic front, all political parties issued condemnatory statements, a thing that confirms that even if the Sudanese disagreed politically, they would always agree on patriotism.
By Hana Abdul Hai, 06/05/2012