By: Daniel Amum Odwel, South Sudan, JUN/08/2014, SSN;
Quote: ‘When two thieves fight, the stolen things will be discovered.’
South Sudanese should learn from past history, that during inception of the Independence State, they just accommodated most notorious militias and incorporated them into the ‘national Army,’ SPLA, without thorough and scrupulous scrutiny of such groups with their ambitious high ranks.
That was a deadly mistake committed by irrational leaders who failed to articulate the consequences.
The leadership decision to accommodate those thongs of militias outwardly looks very nice as kind of solution for suspension of war for sometime but inwardly was dangerous.
When the leadership discovered that those militias were threatening to their continuation, they started to recruit their own militias from their clans as a hedge about them to encounter those militias which were more loyal to tribal commanders and not necessarily under the chief of staff or commander in chief himself, who is the president of nation.
Without compromise in judgment this was the real vacuum and bad beginning of the South Sudan.
Real SPLA was not a national army but a combination of tribal militias that ruined the nation financial coffers and the serve the cause of the tribe.
Exactly what happens like two elephants start fighting when each of these militias waged war on behalf of their tribesmen and not for the cause of the nation?
After escalation of war in Mid-December, the Government of South Sudan had sent out its MPS to their constituencies to enlighten the communities about the alleged coup d’état and to engage the public with unsound lies and encourage them to form defense forces to support the government in fight against renegade forces of Dr. Riak Machar.
In other words, the government of South Sudan gives each community green light to establish their own militias, and it was the pretext to each community to take the law into their hands.
This miscalculation has shown that the government of the South Sudan has accelerated chaos, insecurity and instability in the nation by supporting formation of militias.
To me it was a kind of cover up to what the President Kiir had created wrongly, such as recruitment of national security guards from his clan that destroyed his political image world-wide, for they were people who committed deadly atrocities in Juba in Mid-December.
Despite of a clear shortcoming of different groups within the system and outside, those perpetrators turned out to champion the formation of collaboration government without considering mass graves crimes which they have committed against ordinary citizens of South Sudan in a senseless war which they waged for political aspiration.
In case those mercenaries’ blood thirsty politicians agreed to form the government, surely that government will not last longer, because these infected wounds will open up again and circle of war will continue.
All involved parties should distance themselves from joining the coming government that’s in line with what Dr. Riak Machar says in Kenya.
This position needs moral determination and spirit of nationalism, unity and oneness. But blood suckers from both parties may not accept the idea of exclusion in coming government; for that will dry up their pregnancy bells.
This portrays the kind of leaders that we have who wished to enrich themselves with bloody money of innocent citizens who perished from madness of war. I could compare such leaders with Angelo Bada, who said one time that he ‘did not want to die poor like Aggrey Jaden.’ Those disgraced leaders are callous.
Personally I admired uncle Jaden for sacrificial death to the cause of his people. That patriotic determination offered respect and honour to his children rather than shame which is surrounding the children of parasites leaders, who sell their nation out for the sake of selfish interests.
Uncle Aggrey had died as nationalist, patriot, authentic and outstanding leader who knew his obligation and task entrusted upon him.
Today monstrous politicians begin crossing to opposition side not as contributors to national healing but as seekers to gain portion in distribution of bloody money.
Honestly, they were part of system since its inception, what failed them to transform what they wished to reform, and what explanation could they provide to the public?
Presumably such people realized that the queue is very long on the side of ruling party and it is short on opposition side.
Therefore, crossing will let them achieve their destructive aspiration when the cake of coming government is shared between warring parties.
Here I would like to express my dissatisfaction and caution to so-called Third Block, once upon time one of your colleagues quit SPLM when he felt a pressure and marginalization and formed his party.
In response to his decision you had criticism him badly and regarded him as betrayer, arguing that he’s supposed to do transformation he claimed within the party.
Not only that you accused him of being copy of NCP that was employed to cause instability and to destroy SPLM party and you leveled him as enemy of South Sudan. How do you term yourself by now patriotic or traitors?
What is the different between you and that alleged man?
The public had understood that when you felt furious of the consumption fire of president Kiir when you narrowly escaped definite death, your eyes were opened and decided to join the chorus song, ‘Kiir is dictator and must be reformed.’ Does it mean you were dimwit and blind when you’re still holding ministerial positions?
Public started to sense that untimely departure of Dr. John Garang left them with fierce wolves, who never care about the welfare of citizens for whom they shed precious blood in devastating war of liberation.
Most of opposition parties were in alliance with the system, this is why they never challenged and were unable to protest against mass killings which occurred in Juba.
In this connection, are they not part of criminal acts executed by the national security guards?
You were supposed to air out what happened, so that the citizens may know that you are their representatives in political arena. Indeed, your silence and dormant status is clear indication of involvement in the massacre, so you could not be neutral body to champion the affairs of the nation in coming government, your behaviours were quite inexcusable.
God has distance himself from our nation because the hands of wolves are defiled with the blood of innocent citizens, and their fingers full of iniquity, and their lips have spoken lies and their tongues muttered wickedness.
Wolves turned our nation into ruin and our inheritance has been turned over to strangers and homes to aliens. South Sudanese become orphans, fatherless and our mothers become widows.
Bodies of loved ones were eaten up by beasts or rotten without being buried. The remnant citizens were forced to live in inhuman environments in displaced, and refugee camps.
Despite of all these crimes inflicted on ordinary citizens, still the wolves are planning to form the government to continue sucking blood of innocent people without regret, even those who claimed to be heroes and liberators hunted us like birds and flung us alive into the pit and cast stone on us.
Those wolves’ heroes wrapped themselves with anger and pursued us with cruel motive to crush and slay us without pity.
The people of South Sudan lamented that they had became laughing stock of all people and their souls were bereft of peace and they had forgotten what is called happiness.
Indeed, the onslaught language used by wolves and opportunists against the government at this moment will not change the public opinion and they will not win back the people, because both opportunists and government are the same coin.
In reality, those wolves and murderous politician are nuisance and could not govern the people of South Sudan, unless southerners are numb to accept the formation of government by opportunists, for any rational and logical person cannot allowed himself or herself to be governed by people who murdered their loved ones.
I think this drastic resignations will not have full meaning to many citizens who are well informed about crimes committed, if it was done early could have deviated public opinions, and many people could have joined the chorus, ‘Kiir is deformed to be reformed.’
Blatantly, distancing yourself from the ruling party, or crossing to other parties or resigning from SPLM will not give you a credit and qualify you to lead us, but people will regard you as opportunists, because your position is bleak, for you were mentors and experts within the ruling party for years. You never spoke out despite things were happening before your sights.