Both SPLMs irresponsibility & betrayal at Addis Talks

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS, OCT/01/2014, SSN;

Clearly, whilst millions of South Sudanese citizens are perpetually and painfully languishing in despair, hunger and insecurity, the so-called stake-holders at the prolonged so-called ‘peace talks’ in Addis Ababa are engaging in endless theatrics of irresponsibility, duplicity and self-preservation.

In the latest developments, both Kiir’s government delegation and Machar’s rebels have each proposed two diametrically unworkable and inapplicable modalities of ‘Federalism,’ that’s governance by federal system.

In the first instance, Kiir government’s proposal of the Kenya’s defunct 2007 power-sharing modality between the majority Kikuyu tribal clique of President Mwai Kibaki and the second largest Luo tribe of his political rival Raila Odinga, can’t even be qualified as ‘federalism’ and as such is utterly inconceivable in the context of South Sudan.

In the aftermath of the bitterly disputed presidential elections in which thousands of citizens were needlessly butchered, the Kenyans were forced into power-sharing arrangement which was to placate and accommodate the two majority tribes as a way to achieve some healing and reconciliation among them.

The messy arrangement created the positions of the president, two vice-presidents, the prime minister and two deputy prime ministers.

However, even though the prime minister had the authority to coordinate and supervise the execution of functions and affairs of the government of Kenya, he was obviously eclipsed by the more powerful executive president and his two vices.

In the end, the system was a total disaster, the Kikuyus emerged as expected the ever dominant ruling tribe till today and the Luo, unfortunately, remained forever marginalized and circumscribed from central political power.

Therefore, in our current context, this system is a dead end. Kiir’s support for such a proposal is to perpetually entrench Jieng hegemony and cynically ensure Naath (Nuer) political marginalization akin to their Kenyan Luo cousins!

Machar’s proposal of the Ethiopian federal parliamentary republic system is again a non-starter in the context of the peculiarities and particularities of South Sudan tribal dominance politics.

Ethiopia, with a population of 100 million (2015 prediction), and a longer history of atrocious and deadly rivalries between several much larger ethnic groups, has structured a political system based on 9 ethnically-based administrative areas in addition to the two self-governing Capital City of Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa.

Furthermore, the Ethiopian president is a figure head though elected by the House of Peoples representatives for a six-year term, whereas, the Prime Minister is the head of government with executive power and a parliament with the legislative powers.

The prime minister obviously comes from the party with the majority following the legislative elections.

All in all, the Ethiopian modality of governance is completely premised on their bitter experiences of the long history of ethnic antagonisms and diversity, but more importantly, on the long imperial rule by the Amharic emperors and the military rule of Mengistu which fatally exacerbated the conflagration of ethnic wars.

Seriously, in contextualizing our current predicament, what we, South Sudanese, are looking forward to is a political system that is not monopolized by either the Dinka or Nuer, and that political modality must be based on equality and justice for all.

Therefore, what those of Kiir and Machar representatives are deliberating in Addis is a concoction of a corrupted modality of ‘Federalism’ that will best satisfy only their separate tribal imperial ambitions of domination and power greediness.

It’s even more mind-boggling to learn that the All-SPLM delegates have worked out a system whereby one person from each of these three All-SPLM groups now assumes the chairmanship of the sessions on daily basis.

They are all clones of that most corrupted system that led our new nation to bleed so badly in this current All-SPLM exacerbated power and ethnic war. Why the hell did they fight against one another in the first place on that fateful day of December 15th, 2013?

Since already proven above that neither the Ethiopian nor the Kenyan modality of ‘federalism’ is acceptable to either groups, why not look further into the more civilized Western world like America, Germany and Canada, for better modalities?

Basically, our primary problem in the ‘new’ South Sudan is the SPLM/A, which has proven itself since coming to power in 2005 as the most FAILED POLITICAL ORGANIZATION ever seen in Africa, with the worst and incompetent so-called ‘leaders,’ with the worst ‘POLITICAL SYSTEM,’ and the most hopeless and sycophantic ‘FOLLOWERS AND SUPPORTERS’ of that failed system and its leader.

Be it inept president Kiir or rebel Machar, and all the G-11s and the Lam Akol’s, all are morbidly tainted and corrupted with that failed SPLM/A contagion, including the uncouth, uneducated SPLA military generals, who remorselessly kill each other and yet the next day, have the temerity to hug each other as if the dead they just murdered were just some dead cows!

These SPLM/A adherents, who within the shortest time in history unimaginable, have utterly devastated the soul of the nation, as evidenced by their shameless prostration and pretence at the Addis talks.

Whilst they are being so graciously and luxuriously supplicated by IGAD, the real South Sudanese on the ground are needlessly being tortured, bullied and eviscerated by their undisciplined military foot soldiers down across the nation.

Since coming to power, the SPLM/A monstrosity of so-called leadership in collusion with foreign interests, robbed all the rich resources our nation is endowed with and then built a violent and extractive political order which has subsequently led to the current crisis.

To conclude, what is advisedly prudent for those in the All-SPLM talks in Addis Ababa is to draft a new political modality based on federalism that is fair, workable and acceptable to all sections of the country and its various nationalities.

Advisedly, the federalism proposed by the Equatorians, which can be further improved upon, looks more truly accommodating to all the various ethnic and sectarian interests across the country, except that a new clause be included that leaves room for any community to opt out or into the proposed ‘states.’

As regards to the national or central authority, there will be a national head of state with limited powers, and perhaps with that post being rotated among the various states or nationalities.

Finally, instead of solely relying and depending on those dead-brained and soul-less SPLM/A delegates now faking as unrepentant peace-brokers, we should seek better learned legal and constitutional brains from the real civilized world to help in drafting the new political modality being proposed at Addis.

Surely, an ALL-SPLM monstrosity that’s truly ‘TOO DEFORMED TO BE REFORMED’ can’t be solely relied upon to draft any document that’s most certainly bound to fail, disappoint and to let us down again.

29 Comments

  1. Dear EDITORIAL ANALYSIS:

    You might be kidding. Is this really what is happening in Addis Abba? If the peace negotiators aiming on adapting either Ethiopia federalism or Kenya federalism as you mention in this article, then the peace negotiators on both side are not producing any fruitful results that will help our country stay in lasting peace in the years to come. I agree with you that they should look farther into civilize world federalism like US. Australia, Germany, France, and UK federalism. France is a small country like our country so the peace negotiators should look into it system of government.

    I know Riek Macher is someone that is easily cheated he will probably agree with one of those weakest federalism, but that is not what we want. However, if he (Riek) is going to make another mistake this time around, Nuer will not protect him again instead we will definitely Kill him or we will arrest him and hand his ass over to Salva to burry him alive, mother fucker. However, Nuer will not return to the government under Salva Kiir leadership unless there are good strong constitutions and term limit for the president is put in place.

    • BILL KUCH says:

      Bentiu Ramaran,
      Yeah, sure, you could be right, but we are not civilized as we are South Sudanese still. So, don’t even expect our Federalism governing to perfect and you should not compare it to those of US. UK, or Australia and so forth. If we were civilized, then we couldn’t go to war in the first place. So deal with it for we can not reverse that easy since we are looking change from foreigners instead of South Sudanese.

      • Nikalongo says:

        Editor,

        Why must you always insist on the dismantling of the SPLM instead of forming a viable political party that can challenge the SPLM? I have an impression that we all like chasing the wind. SPLM is an impersonal entity that is being misused by the many bloodthirsty hooligans who brand it around. SPLM’s constitution does not condone the killings and destruction our nation is witnessing. It advocates and contains blue prints for our nation’s development and protection. The right to belong to a political organisation of our choosing is enshrined in our constitution. Let us restrained ourselves from being tempted to advocate for unconstitutional means against a party because some of her members in position are acting outside their constitutional mandates. Real and ordinary SPLM members like many others in our country are victims too. Those members fooling around in the name of SPLM will one day be stripped of membership. Do not forget also that, SPLM as it is now is a hot brand in the market of politics. I stand to be contradicted. There is SPLM-Lam, -Kiir, -Nikalongo, -False, – Detainees, -Monydit, Garang boys, etc. There is rumors circulating on the street that Adwok Nyaba after publicly resigning from SPLM -Kiir had to make an emergency landing at SPLM -Riak after failing to get permission to land at -False. I understand SPLM -Riak is processing a permanent residency for him (Adwok). Is that true? Those with details can enlighten us on this.

        Editor, The monster in our room is not SPLM. It is Dinka kiir and Nuer Riak and their supporters in between. SPLM Dinka killed SPLM Nuer and SPLM Nuer killed SPLM Dinka. That Editor is the reality. Let us stop pretending it is the SPLM that brought us the mayhem. IGAD or whatever modern institution involved in the peace process is ill equipped to deal with centuries old conflict rooted in a superstitious past. IGAD should close the peace talks in Adis and move the venue to Upper Nile where Dinka and Nuer Elders can talk peace as they always did. Outsiders from the two communities taking sides only help legitimising the conflict. Various attempts have been made and are being made to give the conflict a national character. This is nothing more than a waste of time. The best would be for Dinka and Nuer peace activists and lovers to take their messages of peace and harmony back home to the valleys and hilltops of Warrap, Gogrial, Awiel, Bentui, Akobo, Mayom, Nasir and above all to the Dinka and Nuer politicians, Elders, Chiefs, and the Youths. Peace and harmony will only be restored the day the two communities choose life over death and minimal prosperity over destruction.

        Editor, Riak and Kiir had ample opportunity to settle their dispute amicably. It is not about the system of governance. It is about the characters of the people in governance. Greater Upper Nile will always have a substantial Dinka population surrounded by a million or so Nuer. I am a supporter of the ten state system and I believe it is the best answer to a diverse nation as ours. A “Buya” is more visible in EES than in an enlarged federated Equatoria. That equally apply to a Baka is WES, Kaliko in CES. It is irresponsible to imagine that the chaotic leadership at the center today will not implant itself in federal South Sudan. In a federal arrangement, Upper Nile with three states will be ungovernable. Murle, Dinka, Nuer and Anyuak in one single region? Our ten states need more devolution than being scrapped altogether. But because the Dinka and Nuer warmongers sitting around the peacetable in Adis are also thieves, the quest for position is overriding the need for peace and stability. GatCharwearbol and Choromke Jas are already proposing a private standing Nuer militia army to make that happens. Gathkouth Garang is probably thinking the same for the Gelweng. It is no longer about democratic reforms, security, peace or ending the killings, it is about creating and filling positions. Surprised? No! It was always about positions and not our roads, schools and hospitals.

        • info@southsudannation says:

          Mr. NIKALONGO,
          Once again, I would still vehemently disagree with you. Yes, the monstrosity is the SPLM which has visibly brought the South Sudan nation down to its knees. Let’s be sincere and critical here, almost all those within the SPLM have become so much corrupted that only its total dismantlement will resolve our predicament. It’s like your bed infested with bed-bugs, only solution is burn it.
          If you will still recall what Sudan president Niemeri in 1983 famously uttered in response to the protestations of those of Abel Alier, Joseph Oduho, Hilary Paul and the clique that destroyed the then self-ruling government of South Sudan.
          Niemeri told those people that the Addis Ababa Agreement of 1972 was ‘neither the Bible nor the Koran.’ Thus Niemeri was impelled to resolve the then crisis in South Sudan by imposing the KOKORA as popularly demanded not only by Equatorians but also the Upper Nileans and the Bahr el ghazeians (both Dinka and Fertit).
          Furthermore, sadly, even our learned South Sudanese intellectuals who, once upon being appointed into the SPLM monstrosity, shamefully mutate and become as corrupt as the Kiirs and Machars.
          Tell me, Nikalongo, with the exception of Prof. Wako, who among the highly learned South Sudanese who have been sucked into the SPLM machinery, and have seen the blatant corruption and misrule and devastation by the SPLM, has boldly tendered in his/her resignation like Wako?
          How can such as system be ever transformed when it has infected everyone like some viral epidemic or a malignant cancer? Of course, you know what doctors do to such cancers… amputate or destroy by irradiation etc…etc?
          Finally, I am so much personally infatuated by this most famous adage by an intellectual who then had the temerity to boldly and fearlessly tell Dr. John Garang in Rumbek 2004 that the ‘SPLM is too deformed to be reformed.’
          Unfortunately and very much characteristic of the SPLM behavioral genes possessed by almost all its members, Akuen allegedly became the most corrupted of the most corrupt SPLM intellectuals in that monstrosity.
          Any more hopes, brother Nikalongo?

          • Nikalongo says:

            Editor,

            I understand your frustrations but at the same time I sincerely implore you to distinguish the party as an impersonal body and the members who subscribe or claim to subscribe to the values and objectives of the party. Are we going, for example, to dismantle the presidency because of the actions of Kiir. Think about Nixon in the USA and Belusconi in Italy. The gentlemen were a disgrace to their parties. The Republican party in the States and Forsa Italia remain parties of choice to many. Let us be different from the hooligans in the SPLM by not advocating unconstitutional means to deny our citizens parties of their own choosing. Do not despair. In politics nothing lasts forever.

            Whether the SPLM is transformed, reformed or whatever should be left to the party members to decide. I am not an SPLM card holder but would like to think that the warmongers roaming the bushes of South Sudan and their comrades in crime in the republican/peoples’ palace in Juba will one day face justice. They are no longer SPLM members. Our electorate may be tribalised but it is not stupid. Kiir and Riak can be defeated in Dinka and Nuerland. Do not waste time advocating for the unconstitutional dismantling of the SPLM. Use the space created by the failure of the SPLM to build an alternative party that will carry forward the dreams of the martyrs in the land of our ancestors.
            sanduksanduk@hotmail.com

        • GatCharwearbol says:

          Mr. NIKALONGO:

          This time, you are correct. SPLM as institution is not the problem. The problem is the thieves running this institution. These are the thieves who inadvertently thought they can murder Nuer without a say. Because Nuer gave peace a chance for the last 11 years, they equate this to cowardice and lost of bravery in Nuer society. After falsely evaluating this move, they concocted their Fake Coup to assassinate Dr. Machar and murder innocent Nuer civilians with impunity. As you have witnessed, their poorly plan assassination and mass slaughter of Nuer turned into chaos. Now they are running around like chicken with its head cut off calling all the devils to come defeat Nuer for them.

          Rightly so, the solution of this mess lies squarely on Nuer and Dinka. All they doing in Ethiopia is sheer waste of time. If IGAD and international community want to solve this case, the solution is really simple. Expel Uganda, SPLM-N, JEM, Egyptains, and other mercenaries and let Nuer and Dinka solve their own problem. Believe you me, it would only take one month and voila, here come peace to South Sudan again. We know each other like the back of our hands and we could easily solve this problem.

          Since my above suggestion to IGAD and IC won’t be accepted because the deal now become a money-making machine, the Prime Minister post must be given teeth to ensure long lasting peace. This is why GatCharwearbol and Choromke Jas would like Machar to have separate army until the proper arrangement is completely made, where the army is going to be totally separated from politic.

          From us, the oppositions, the root cause is very important to be addressed and culprit ought to answer for their crime. Nuers aren’t fighting for position, we are fighting in self-defense because these hooligans running SPLM wanted to wipe us out. Thanks God, he gave us the ability to fight. Had it not been for this God given ability to fight, we would have been wiped out completely. Those who think that Nuers are fighting for position, you are wrong. It is a self-defense war and it must be labeled as such.

          • info@southsudannation says:

            BROTHER GATCHARWEARBOL,
            I BEG TO STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH YOUR CONCORDANCE THAT THE SPLM IS AN INSTITUTION OR IS STILL PERCEIVED BY SOME OF YOU AS AN INSTITUTION.
            IF ANYTHING, THE SPLM HAS OUTLIVED ITS PURPOSE, IT’S NO LONGER A LIBERATION MOVEMENT AND IT’S NO LONGER INSPIRATORIAL ESPECIALLY AFTER THE FACT THAT IT HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE WORST KIND OF KLEPTOCRATIC AND GENOCIDAL GOVERNANCE.
            SO, WHEN WE SAY THE SPLM AS A POLITICAL PARTY IS DYSFUNCTIONAL, CORRUPT AND MORALLY DEFUNCT, THE REFERENCE IS TO THOSE INVOLVED WITH THE PARTY, THE SPLM.
            THESE INDIVIDUALS, LIKE KIIR, IGGA, PAGAN, RIEK, AKUEN, LAM AND ALL ARE THE REPRESENTATION OF THIS PARTY. IF YOU LIKE, OF THIS INSTITUTION. THESE ‘HOOLIGANS,’ TO QUOTE YOUR WORDS ABOVE, CAN BE SO EASILY DIVORCED FROM THE SPLM.
            EDITOR

    • Bol says:

      Dear Bentiu Ramaran,
      “Kill him…Hand his ass over to Salva……..”……. Will you apologise to Dr. Reik, if this news turns out to be wrong? Why are we so quick to judge ourselves harshly? Politics is about what you can get, not what you want, if Reik decides to come on board with Kirr on whatever terms, then that is the best he can gets. You and Mr Editor are entitle to commence you own rebellion any time, for whatever reasons you believe in. It is much easier and cheaper to develop Political System and rule of Law in a peaceful environment than in war time.

  2. General Thoon -Anyar Aywien says:

    Thanks for this painstaking Editorial analysis bro, what you have just pin pointed out, is exactly what is happening & history of self-indulgence & rivalry is repeating itself, if those opportunistic brokers & perpetrators of this violence that befell our beloved country, are allowed to entrench themself into the will be government of national unity again.
    That result adding new wine into the old wineskin. The so called SPLM- Juba, SPLM -IO, and SPLM G 10, are once insiders of the system for 8 good grace years, what have they deliver, rather than MOTHER of CORRUPTIONs, 4 Billion missing, Dura Saga, fake Cardinal vehicle deal, 60 Million disappeared, government institution overwhelmed with semi illiterate tribal favorites, & Foreign Mammy secretaries, their only subjects in those offices was tribal politics & clubs (disco) appointments.
    Shame on them, currently their account started downgrading, that is why they are desperately aiming for renewal of honeymoon with RSS resources, stentorian with sharp appetite for self-enrichment.
    Our response as masses of this beloved Country added to, that not every day is Sunday. Days of those Cursed & rotten SPLM cadres are number, they are now nakedly exposed to public, and their horrible filthy egotistical ambitions is now a tea place talking all over our major town,
    Ballots but not Bullets very soon!!

  3. False Millionaire says:

    Editor:

    please forgive us if we ever appear to b hard on you.Our unity n country come first.Our unity n country come second.And our unity n country come last.No sacrifice can b too great for such golden objectives.There are those of us who could never bear to entertain such a terrible night mare as imagining living one minute without the greatest feeling of belonging as a south sudanese citizen.We have toiled n keep toiling for our living n survival.But if we are surviving,it’s becouse we accept to b best citizens among the citizens of our hosts in total honesty.The principles of justice n equality for all are the first lessons our hosts teach the first day of the classes of the programs of integration.Justice n equality are the basis for unity of any country on earth.I believe so much of our future will come from contributions of our countrymen in diaspora.Their digestion of the great lessons of civilization from many different societies are experiences so lacking in our country n society n therefore so desperately needed for a great way forward.Togather with the rest of our honest fellow citizens in the country,there is a need for a united front.This is the precondition that will give birth to the strong united forces that would challenge the distructive corrupt political forces now negotiating in Addis Ababa to keep us under the intolerable conditions of the ill south sudan.Thank you for the editorial analysis.I hope you would never doubt our sincerety in saying that you stand as usual as a bright shining light in the most frontal post of our struggle.

    • info@southsudannation says:

      THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WORDS, MR. FALSE MILLIONAIRE,
      DEEP INSIDE ME, AS A TRUE SOUTH SUDANESE, MY HEART BLEEDS
      FROM THE CHAOS BEING CREATED BY THESE FAKE SO-CALLED LEADERS.
      EDITOR

  4. AGUMUT says:

    South Sudanese population in general should say goodbye to Riek Machar for life.

  5. Mariar Anyieth says:

    What’s going on now in Addis Ababa is no longer the question of whether or not this peace process work but the serious question is; who is paying for almost 10 months long accommodations in Addis Ababa? That’s in term of hotels and all human basic need for survival?
    We all know everything cost money including the bottle of water and the conference room that’s use for mediation!
    Do our peace envoys know that the Ethiopians are deliberately billing our country South Sudan into a gigantic debt? Do our negotiators know that we the poor South Sudanese are the ones who going to pay this debt that’s being filed up in the name of peace mediation?
    When are our negotiators going to say enough is enough with these endless peace negotiations that are going to put us all in debt?
    EDITOR; you should have raise this issue as well in your editorial piece and forgive me in case I miss it in your editorial!

    • info@southsudannation says:

      HI, MARIAR ANYIETH,
      THAT’S IS AN EXCELLENT POINT YOU HAVE RAISED WHICH I MIGHT HAVE INADVERTENTLY MISSED.
      REGARDLESS, IT SHOULD BE OF UTMOST CONCERN FOR THOSE SPLM GROUPS TO WAKE UP AND ASK
      THEMSELVES WHY THE ETHIOPIANS ARE EXTRAVAGANTLY FEASTING THEM.
      BUT SINCE ALL THOSE SPLM SO-CALLED NEGOTIATORS ARE PROVEN THIEVES WHO LOOTED THE COUNTRY
      WHEN THEY WERE IN POWER OR ARE STILL IN POWER, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST
      TO GUESS WHY THEY ARE DILLYDALLYING WITH THE PEACE TALKS IN ADDIS ABABA.
      EDITOR

  6. Choromke Jas says:

    Dear Editor,

    I can feel the heat of your fury on my screen! I have nothing to add to your brilliant piece except a word to Dr Riek Machar. The Kenyan experience which you have ably articulated can come to haunt Riek if he is not careful. Raila Odinga eventually lost to the Kikuyu prince because he had no army or guns to threaten the Kikuyu. The Western Diplomats lured Raila into behaving as a statesman by promising him that they would block Uhuru Kenyatta from ascending to power. When, the crunch time came, the Kikuyu Mafia (all security organs of the GoK are headed by Kikuyu) threatened key institutions such as the Electoral Commission and the Supreme Court to rig Raila out.

    When Museveni visited South Sudan some three years ago he advised South Sudanese leaders that “If you are carrying red meat which can be seen by a circulating hawk above, you need to have a spear pointed upward”. This would deter the hawk from snatching the meat. Riek should not relent on having his forces stationed separately during the transitional period. The forces should only be disbanded after key deliverables (new constitution, new structure for security forces, anti-corruption measures, equity in development programs, successful elections, correct federal systemt etc) have been realized.

    Riek must guard against the allure of diplomatic praises and travel. Through these, the top leadership can be alienated from the rank and file of the fighting forces. Once isolated, the enemy can then swoop in for the kill of the leadership and then the revolution. Riek should make sure he shares the sufferings of his forces by having a base inside South Sudan.

    • info@southsudannation says:

      HI, CHOROMKE JAS,
      INDEED, ON MANY OCCASIONS THOSE OF US WHO STAND WITH THE MACHAR’S REVOLUTION OF CHANGE HAVE MANY A TIMES
      CAUTIONED RIEK MACHAR AGAINST LOOSING THE FOCUS ON THE FINAL OBJECTIVE, WHICH MUST BE THE FINAL TERMINATION
      OF KIIR’S JIENG DYNASTY.
      ALSO, WE HAVE LOUDLY WARNED DR. RIEK MACHAR THAT HE WON’T BE THIRD TIME LUCKY NEXT TIME ROUND. JOHN GARANG AND
      THOSE OF KUOL MANYANG NARROWLY MISSED TO KILL HIM IN 1991, THEN AGAIN THE SAME VERY NARROWLY MISSED HIM ON DECEMBER 15, 2013;
      NEXT TIME, YOU BET….. PAUL MALONG, KUOL MANYANG, THE TWO NOTORIOUS AND BLOOD-THIRSTY MARIALS, WON’T MISS.
      EDITOR

    • GatCharwearbol says:

      Dear Choromke Jas:

      I have nothing to add to your well argued points. Dr. Machar ought to be careful this time. Politics is indeed a dirty game and to play it correctly, you must get dirty and cunny to outwit your opponents. A separate army is a must for Machar if he really means what he has been preaching to us. Kiir with help of Museveni is too dangerous and cannot be taken lightly. The suffering of innocent Nuer people is in his hands. If he doesn’t put his foot down firmly this time, he is a dead man walking. I can only hope that he is reading this advice from you. God bless!!!

  7. Deng N. says:

    Gatcharwearbol;
    A Separate army a must for Machar and to be president as well in South Sudan the way others assumed! Well, those are two unlikely scenarios in the real world unless in your own imaginary world! Don’t get me wrong; I am not dissing your dream; you can reveries as much as you want, the sky is the limit; but I am just outlining the possibilities of your fantasies since you can never serve two masters at once!

  8. GatCharwearbol says:

    Dear Deng N.

    If I was vague in my above comment, forgive me. I do not want Dr. Machar to be like Gen. Kiir who has Private Army if he becomes the President of the Republic. That comment is made in relation to Prime Minister position that they are now talking above in Ethiopia. Prime Minister with no power to counter the current mess up President is not different from having no peace at all. What I was trying to put across is that, for lasting peace to come, Dr. Machar should have separate Army until all the arrangements are completely put in place and trust is restored back in our people. As of right now, the Nuer, who are the victims of Juba massacre do not trust Kiir’s government and the Dinka people in general. Until the trust is restore back, it is important for Nuers to know that they are safe under Kiir and Museveni – having separate army will make them comfortable since they are able fighters and can counter your idols, Kiir and Museveni. I hope I have no complicated the situation any further.

    My intention is for the Prime Minister position which seems to be the sticking point in Ethiopia.

    • Deng N says:

      Gatcharwearbol;
      Do you and your Nuer people truly believe; in order for South Sudan to have peace and prosperity; a Nuer must be president? Well, if that is the only goal on your heads, then you people must be extremely short-sighted.
      Remember, you the Nuer had vice presidency in the last 4, 5 or 6 years; since this country was incepted; does that add any intelligence to you? The answer is definitely NO! Did that earn you any respect anywhere in country? Absolutely not!
      The notion that somehow you had to have the presidency or the prime-ministry in order for everybody in the country to have peace is absolutely ludicrous! Those titles are not handout to who demand them but earned by those with honors and highly respected by the people of the country.
      President Kiir is one of the tens if not hundreds of thousands of people who made this country what it’s today; because if it weren’t for them; this country would have been where it was after 1972.
      Ask Riek Machar what he did that earns him vice presidency in the first place and to earn him presidency or prime-ministry today!

    • Mayomdit says:

      Riek Machar has Private Army which is White Army under his Command and the same person had a blood in his hand and claim to be president RSS,Bor genocide is not forgetten.

    • Bol says:

      Dear GatCharwearbol,
      It is true…Nuer, in general, don’t trust President Kiir after Juba massacre…. It’s also true that Dinka, in general, will never trust Dr Machar, after Bor mascare in 1991… For this reason, it is hard for Dr Machar to lead the nation, especially after the second Bor massacre. Kiir is in the office because some, if not many, policy makers do think that his departure means Dr Machar Presidency and that is a real nightmare, where , Tonj massacre, Aweil massacre will be the news of the day…. For Equatorians, a new “Nuer tribal government” replaces “Dinka tribal government ” and the Nuer tribe Army rise to 90% instead of current 40% …Nothing will change in terms of Policy Making as the very individual was the one making policies for the last few years.

      • GatCharwearbol says:

        Bol,

        You are correct to some extent. Dinka do not trust Dr. Machar the same way Nuer do not trust Kiir. This can’t be repudiated. As of the policy makers, I do not buy your argument. Their only concern is the lost of their income. They don’t give a darn about Dr. Machar or Kiir, all they care about is their money. If you think they are keeping Kiir in power to prevent Tonj and Awiel massacre, think again. If it is the case, shouldn’t they care too about Bor, Bentiu, Nasir’s massacre or you are telling me that Tonj and Awiel people are better than any of our others 63 tribes?

        Also, Dr. Machar has made it clear that he will not be in the interim government. And your idol should not be as well, but do you know the respond from your policy makers in Juba, it is a redline, they said. Let us be honest with yourself here.

  9. Choromke Jas says:

    Dear Gat

    The SPLM was not disbanded when CPA was signed. The Kurd Phesmaga who were/are separate when the Iraq settlement was achieved. The Ivory Coast Northern Forces were there when the Gbagbo and the Watara issue was being settled etc. So, Mr Deng is just a lazy intellectual who does not want to wrap his mind about precedents.

    Hey, Raila, why don’t you say something about the failing of your system and that of Tvesgarai of Zimabawe (spelling)? No South Sudanese will accept the Dinka hegemony when they contemporaneously show their primitive administration in Lakes,,Jonglei and Warap states. Riek is not a leader walking in the park. He must align his decision with his constituencies, who are the South Sudanese populations..

  10. GatCharwearbol says:

    Dear Editor,

    I totally understand where you come from. SPLM is too deformed to be reformed at this stage. On top of it, SPLM (Sudan People’s Liberation Movement) was meant to liberate the whole Sudan. This was Dr. John Garang’s vision. Now that South Sudan becomes a separate entity, there is no need for SPLM. The name should have been changed to something that reflects South Sudanese people’s aspiration. We are no longer Sudanese but South Sudanese.
    The causative image in our infant country is not the name itself. Just like gun won’t kill a thing, it is the person with gun that kills people. SPLM as an ACRONYM is not a threat or can kill or mismanagement our resources. It is the operator of this machine who mismanage, slaughter, and cause havoc to this country. This is my stance with regard to SPLM itself.
    If somebody with vision to better our nation takes over this institution, it won’t be like it is right now. You would see a very different disposition despite the ACRONYM. Thus, I insist that SPLM is not really the problem. Center at the heart of our problem is Salva Kiir and his cohorts.

  11. chol mayen says:

    I really do not know whether those negotiators in Addis Ababa are animals or human beings. IGADS the uncles of animals.

  12. Chol Mayen says:

    They are just going to Addis Ababa to eat and come back to south Sudan

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