I Stand with President, Kiir Mayardit
By Gabriel M. Tor
“South Sudan's spokesman said, his troops would only leave if defeated” (BBC - April 13th, 2012).
Like South Sudanese civil populations, friends and patriotic arm forces of the Country, South Sudan. I stand with the president of the Republic of South Sudan. I salute and appreciated South Sudan arm forces for their courage and strength that enable them to stand straight in the face of Khartoum’s inept dream of return to occupy South Sudan to exploit resources after the split of Sudan into two Countries (South and North) almost a year ago.
South Sudan’s leadership has always done her best in regard to a peaceful co-existence of the two Sudanese Nations (South and North), but Khartoum always has a trigger set ready to strike the South, or opposition to ashes. Sudan’s government in the North had never stop war rhetoric, raiding, attacking and bombing the South Sudanese territories, since Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in Kenya. South Sudan has been hoping North Sudan would understand and stop the war of terrorizing civilians and taking regions inside South which are far away from the contest areas.
The evident seen as symbol of Khartoum’s violent attitudes toward South Sudan, is capture of Abyei in May, 2011 – which led to over 100,000 thousands Ngok ( Dinka Sub-tribe) civilians displaced into the South’s neighboring State of Warrap. The villages, shops and homes were burnt to ashes, while properties were looted both by Sudan troops and Arab’s local tribes along them against African local communities of the Dinka Ngok. Mass rapes and killings were done against vulnerable civilians in 2011, the same as seen in 2008 attack of Abyei town by Bashir’s troops who burnt the Abyei town and villages at the time. Hundreds of bombs have been dropped and artilleries fired deep inside South Sudan by Sudan army, just to destabilize South Sudan as well as terrorizing civilians to move away from oil towns neighboring villages, so the North could construct some secret oil pipelines to steal the South’s oil to the North. The world leaders were told and did not do anything to condemn, nor stop the North’s brutality and the media has shown trenches dug by bombs on South Sudan soil in the 3 bordering States of Western Bhar-el Ghazal, Unity and Upper Nile.
Juba’s recent response to aerial bombardments and ground attacks on South Sudan’s soil that has left some casualties and villagers driven away from their homes. The reports on hostilities by Sudan government against the South was submitted by South’s government to neighboring Countries and the world’s international community’s over the years, and have either received deaf ears or little attention for the solution to be reached. Now the Heglig’s capture by South Sudan Arm Forces as the result of attackers’ repulsion by SSAF, has drawn some criticism from the world’s powerful nations, asking Juba to order her troops back to the South, whereas the same attackers come as invaders who would remain as settlers of the place the invaded likewise in Abyei and other reputed borders. Millions dead, millions oppressed, and other millions homeless and thousands of Sudanese in jail under Khartoum’s making and these same nations have done nothing to stop these crises happening in South Sudan, South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur States. All these atrocities have been called “fictions” time and again by the same government of Sudan, which is causing them. So, do the world leaders believe in lies and condemn the realities with witnesses. UN and AU among others are calling South Sudan to withdraw her troops “immediately and without condition” from Heglig, while Khartoum is bombing Unity State of South Sudan, according to the BBC News and UN’s media.
Sudan government have been known for dishonoring peace agreements with oppositions but leave alone that, talks schedules between the South and North Sudan have just been dishonored, or refused to attend by Khartoum negotiators, claiming to consult with their government before sitting down with the South to settle their differences on reputed areas and issues of concern, just to allow themselves to send some more troops and fighting aircrafts to burn the South. Sudan’s government in the North is delaying or refusing negotiations between the two nations, just to fight South to show that Khartoum is strong and still can fight to get their ill-lion share wishes. These behaviors from government in the North have been taken serious and unacceptable by government in Juba. The world in relations to North and South Sudan must act with equal voice and justice to both Countries for a better settlement of issues of content.
Sudan government fighting aircraft has bombarded South Sudan’s oil fields in Unity State more than several times since January this year alone; with aim of destroying the oil wells there, because of the animosity of Northern government. This act of animosity and terror have always been denied by Khartoum gov’t and when the oil town of Heglig that’s feeding the economy on the other side is captured, leaders in Khartoum think it’s bad and mean war for them.
Sudan government has created rebellions against South Sudan government, the train them, provide them and send them very equipped to cause some unrest and destructions and for them cover up for their dirty tactic, while the North accused the South of supporting Sudan rebels, whom Khartoum refused to have peace talk with them, with the goal of not running the popular Consultation for S. Kordofan and Blue Nile States per CPA. It’s easy to accused Kiir’s government because the rebels in the states were once part of SPLA (South Sudan Army), so if they have equipments related to South Sudan military apparatus, then they came with them but not recently provided.
Therefore, I stand with president Kiir Mayardit, for South Sudan troops to remain in Heglig, until borders are demarcated, until Northern troops withdraw from Abyei to allow civilian residents return and Referendum conducted; including other territories deep inside South must be vacated by Northern troops.
Head of General Staff: James Hoth Mai, told a group of South Sudanese youth that the SPLA was ready to fight the North Sudanese army, who on Friday announced a counteroffensive in an attempt to retake the area."Let them come. We will meet where men meets. We will meet in the middle and not inside the children and elderly people. We will face them”, Mai declared amid applause".