As I See It :An Analysis and Critique of US Journalists Nicholas Kristof, Faith McDonnell Rob Schwarzwalder Illegal Visit to the Nuba Mountains (5)
As I see it, it is no surprised that the US journalists and the US lawmakers, these days could illegally enter into Sudan free at will and without any authorization from the immigration authorities for formal documentations, issued of entry permits and Entry Visas as required by law, but decided to bulldoze their illegal entry into the Republic of Sudan through the back alley or the back door of the failed Apartheid banana republic of South Sudan. The visits were, nonetheless, intended for the search of culture of peace and security, but astutely and purposely for a different hidden agenda to destabilize the African nation of Sudan. The Western world is not yet satisfied with the partitioned of the country in 2011.
Certainly, the progress made by young Africans, Asian and Arabs in many Western universities in the fields of science and technology, medicine, social sciences, computer sciences and Engineering has been a big shock wave for many of them because in the past they assumed that the only intelligent people in the world the Jews and the White Anglo-Saxons (WASP). The crimes committed by the European colonial powers in Africa with particular emphasis on Kenya, the then Belgian Congo, German South West Africa, Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania, the North and South Sudan, Somalia, Gabon, Nigeria, including Franco-phone Africa were too treacherous to illustrate. African people would forgive the European colonial power but there would be no African soul would ever forever lasting forget such heinous crimes against the African peoples. We, Africans by our ancestral nature and cultures, we have a tendencies to forgive, but we would not forget because behold and lo, if we do forget, we would be bound to repeat them. Personally, as a Nuer whose people have suffered so much under the British colonial rule in Sudan, I have no animosity against the British people and I could not hold responsible the present young Britons for what their forefathers done to my people more than 80-100-year ago. Actually, by all accounts the white man is evil and the evils that men do they live and die by them.
White folks lifestyle is like the African King’s Cobra that strikes at its preys unnoticeably for more than 12 feet away and the deadly African Black Mamba snakes, including other deadly tropical snakes in Africa and Asia. Most importantly, the ICC focuses on Africa and the Africans was also aggravated by the NGOs that acted like governments within governments rather humanitarian organizations working at the mercy of the established host governments of de jure nation-states. The current ICC focuses on Africa if it could not be altered could probably derailed the Court purposes and intentions because all the thirty-eight (38) member states of Africa could withdrawal without any quid pro quos or without any pre-conditions. We could not agree more with the African Union position “Decision on the Report of the Commission on the abuse of the principles of universal jurisdiction” (African Union, DOC.EX/ CL/411 (XIII, 2009), reads that “the abuse and misuse of the indictments against African leaders have a destabilizing effect that would negatively have an impact on political, social and economic development of member states and their ability to conduct international relations---. Nicholas, Waddle and Phil Clark (Editors) of the Royal African Studies (RAS), write “The fact that the ICC has focused on Africa so overwhelmingly on African situations … prompts the questions about why the glaze of international criminal justice falls in some places and on some people and not on others… the Court focus on Africa has stirred African sensitivities about sovereignty and self-determination—not least because of the continent’s history of colonization and a pattern of decisions made for Africa by outsiders”. (For details, see “Courting Conflict, Justice, peace and the ICC in Africa”, (Royal African Society (RAS), London, UK, March 2008).
The ICC actions in Africa have called to question many viewpoints of historical, political and legal antecedent and records. Realistically, what is happening in Africa today is the same reflection made more than 120 years ago by the Rev. Alexander Mackay, the Scottish Presbyterian missionary to Uganda, who observed in 1889: “In former years, the universal aim was to steal Africans from Africa (the Trans-Atlantic & Indian Ocean Slave Trade). Nevertheless, the determination today of Europe is to steal Africa from Africans”. Since the establishment of the so-called ICC, my historical, political and legal observations in my capacity as an expert on African affairs ever since the inception of the so-called ICC, the European powers are still trying by all means of stealing both Africa and Africans out of Africa and to have virtual control of the natural resources. It is without the shadow of a doubt, that the ICC is being utilized as the instrument to steal African leaders from Africa to put them on show-trails, mock trials or the Kangaroo courts in Dan Hague, The Netherlands. This is another tenable reasonable alternative (TRA) of destabilizing Africa with willful and deliberate intent of political re-domination, re-exploitation and re-oppression and the subsequent control and siphoning of African minerals and natural resources much easier at the expense of the African peoples. The current ICC dirty game plays could only but recall the long history of foreign intervention on African affairs. There is no doubt that ICC actions in Africa have generated furious debates on the court’s impact, its exclusive focus on Africa over the indictments on Africans and the African nationalists leaders compared to other parts of the world, its biases or prejudices selection of cases, the effect of its indictments and persecutions on peace processes on the African continent. In brief, the ICC system of indictments have jeopardized conflict resolutions on civil wars, in pursuit of and often abstract hegemonic European ‘social justice” system with hidden agendas foisted upon Africa by Western governments, Western NGOs “Ivory towers” in pursuing their already established and sponsored agendas against Africa. These crimes have been continuously committed by the SPLA’s Uniformed, Unconfirmed and No Units soldiers in South Sudan not even a single critic said a single word in the Western world and the US that incorporated human rights protection in its foreign policy agenda in particular.
The US Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) trip report that I had already refuted, analyzed and critique did not stand up for a pint or a gourd of water. It was unproductive trip report aimed at strangulating and destabilizing the government of the African nation of Sudan. The gist of the report was rehashing the past with particular emphasis on the events that expired in Darfur Crisis ever since its eruption into full scale war in 2003. It was partial, imbalanced and above all, was a mere propaganda for mobilization of the Western governments and political hawks and the intertwined intelligence and the MNCs direct intervention in Sudan’s domestic affairs for the specific control of its natural resources. To be blunt about it, the Western oil companies and the US in particular, do not want the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Russia to have bridgeheads or footholds in Sudan and their control of the Red Sea lanes of communications from the South of Suez to the Gulf Aden, Baba el-Mandeb to the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf. The allegations made by the US journalist Nicholas Kristof that the Sudanese Air Force conducts bombing raids against refugee camps, placing thousands at risk or being killed or maimed is outrageous, incongruent, contradictory logic and ethics in the war in Southern Kordufan perpetrated by the failed government of South Sudan against Khartoum. In South Sudan Salva Kiir has declared war against the innocent civilians’ population in Jonglei State mainly the Lou Nuer and the Murle people, what has the US done about it? How could any government declare a war against it own people? Where is the UNMISS under the UNSC resolution 1996 and the human rights organizations to provide protection to the civilians’ population? Where is the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs role in Jonglei State? Where is the so-called ICC in the current situation in South Sudan? Succinctly, the issue of religion should be kept out of the picture in Sudan conflict. Historically, Judaism, Christianity and Islam plus other African religions have co-existed in Sudan amicably and subtly and without any foul played against each other. Nonetheless, based on this information, the problems in Sudan have been solely religious problems, per se, but political problems that demand political solution. Furthermore, the fragmentation of the country like the split between the North and South less than a year ago and then now followed by war between the two countries would not be productive as contemplated solutions, but counterproductive. The Nuba like their Southern counterparts are both Christians and Muslims alike. Where was the so-called Christians’ world when Southerners were so much abused, suffered, pain and mental anguish during the war years? The GOS is fighting only the rebels and not the civilians in Southern Kordufan.
As we all know well that in any wars, it has been always the innocent people that suffered most in any wars. Heretofore, the Point of argument that I would be obliged to remind the Americans is that the country of Sudan is not Arab; its peoples are not Arabs, but authentic African of the third kind, generous and the one of the oldest civilizations in the world. As regard to the claims uttered by the US Ambassador to the UN Dr. Susan Rice that the conflict in Southern Kordufan has affected more than 500,000 people it has been an exaggeration, unrealistic, hogwash, fabricated or manufactured figures, but a cheap shot political propaganda to arose other Western powers to seek military intervention in Sudan with the sole purpose of socioeconomic strangulation, political destabilization and the toppling of President Al Bashir’s government that they have failed to achieve through the so-called regime change policy by splitting the country and to grasp President Al-Bashir negatively painted as the most wanted war criminal by the so-called ICC or the neo-colonial Court specifically designed for the harassment of African and nationalist leaders. We could not deny that Dr. Rice a black women hails from nowhere, goes nowhere and moves in a vicious cycle with inferiority complex, has utilized her current UN post or tenure as a springboard to unleashed her well established and cognized anti-Sudan sentiments and its people. I am a Sudanese-American, I have had great interactions with the African-American leaders, intellectuals, professionals, including the US Congressman Donald Paine, the former US Ambassador to the UN Andrew Young, African-American academics and I have truly discovered that they were all rational, descent, bright, generous and wonderful brothers and sisters who have been committed to pro-African causes and welfare that I had not experienced from these great men and women of African-Americans the vulgarity and anti-Sudan sentiments as one of the oldest civilizations in Africa and the world amongst them being so anti-Sudan compared to the mock show being performed by Dr. Rice and her colleagues at the United Nations that made them to become laughingstocks- the anti-Sudan white boys and Zionists lobbyists- for over a decade. I would guess that it is about time for sister Dr. Rice to have a wakeup call to give herself time to reflect, read and study as well as to try to understand Sudan’s “Microcosm” and “multiculturalism” dynamics and uniqueness in Africa, climatically, racially, culturally and linguistically.
From the ethnic point of view, it represents almost all the African different races that are found on its soil, linguistically, all African language groups and families are present in it, except the Klick or Khosian one of ancient languages of Southern Africa. In brief, the aforementioned historiography, facts and realities about Sudan would always have a pioneering and unsurpassable roles to undertake in determining the sociopolitical and socioeconomic future of Africa that makes it to become the truly rainbow coalition, multiculturalism in African or little Africa as many scholars called Sudan. I hope I would meet Dr. Rice someday in the US or in Africa such that we could have a face- to-face or a tet-a-tat chit-chat though I do not agree with her thoughts or admire or crazy at all about her established position, nonetheless, we could discuss any issues on all the issues that she (Dr. Rice) has raised in many quarters, forums (fora) and made speeches and/or deliberations at international forums and intellectual discourses about the African nation of Sudan and its beautiful kaleidoscopic people. I have no doubt in my mind that we would meet and talk about the real core issues and senses given the ongoing rebellion in the apartheid and failed banana republic of South Sudan in which I am also involved as part and parcel of the said rebellion for democratic change. It is my dream that in the foreseeable future, it would be Salvatore Kiir Mayardit that would demand direct negotiations with the rebels not for accommodation but for total independent of the Greater Upper Nile from the failed banana republic of South Sudan rather than for equal power and resources sharing from the top down and bottom up or horizontally in South Sudan. I have no doubt, God willing, that I would be part of the would-be team for peace negotiations as I had for over a decade experienced as a negotiator and drafters of all the resolution of IGAD I, II, III and IV Communiqués (minus IGAD V) in the search for peace in the then Sudan through Intergovernmental Authority and Development (IGAD). Furthermore, I was one of the architects or the masterminds of the IGDA/DOPs in May 1994 in Nairobi, Kenya, that became the basis for peaceful negotiated settlement in the then old North-South chronic and prolonged civil war. Alternatively, the rebel would certainly defeat the undisciplined and disorganized SPLA forces and to become the next leaders of South Sudan whether united or fragmented, they would provide democratic leadership, socio-economic and human resource development, health care services, education, agriculture, roads and bridges construction, de-tribalization and the de-Dinkanization, including other strategic planning in the nation building process. In brief, the objective of the US lobbyists, the current US lobbyists in Southern Kordufan have been attempting to make the region to become a war zone or the newest world’s “hot spots” compared to the Horn of Africa and other strategically located areas in Africa that would warrant immediate international intervention.
By Professor David de Chand, 15/05/2012