BY: William Dimo, AUSTRALIA, MAR/29/2014, SSN;
The Republic of South Sudan is a sovereign state, and a democratic country. I won’t change my position from the current crisis in South Sudan, and it is my right and duty to defend the constitution as a citizen and democratic believer.
I believe in what you don’t believe as well as you can’t believe in what I believe. Democratic values must be respected and any violence through arms is unconstitutional.
Killing civilians, burning down houses is a terrorist civilization. Whoever kills unarmed person is a criminal and will not escape accountability and held responsible for his atrocities committed against civilians for both sides.
Politics is practice and theory of influencing other people on a civic or individual level, but, not forcibly.
The current crisis in South Sudan divided us into pro-government and Anti-government. I am of course a pro government for the reasons that I believe in democratic systems and it is a duty to any citizen to defend the values of democracy.
I had critique the government from the position of failing to deliver basic services for example roads, hospitals, schools and failing to provide security to citizen.
But it does not mean if government failed to implements their commitments, we wage war against government. I reject the use of force by all means.
So why rebellions now and for what reasons, and what are the main objectives of Dr. Risk Masher by turning our country upside down?
Two years after independence and three years after elections, Riek has lost leadership as an educated person, he turned out to be none.
Also some influence close to president Kiir purely tribalism especially presidential adviser.
They draw a map of one man rule that gives right to fire and to choose without going back to National Assembly for improving the move to dismiss elected person constitutionally.
To remove with decrees from day one may reflect how far this will continue and temporary constitution was for a start to rebuild nation and I was thinking that any civilized person was observing how the country will move on, as all were calm to wait for 2015 election and form a permanent constitution.
Concerning international community roles in South Sudan, western countries position on current crisis, they only fear about their interest.
Even CPA was signed under former President George Bush, who threatened Sudan government that was harboring Osama bin Laden and training terrorists against western interest and threats to their national security.
Peace in Sudan came by forcing both Sudan people liberation movement and Sudan government into it. All Arab nations were not happy of United States and western world in particular. But George W Bush made it clear to Arab world and international community as he said “either you are with us or with terrorist.”
US, EU influence…..
Barack Obama position is not clear when it comes to South Sudan. His administration is cooperating more with Sudan than South Sudan, because he would like to discredit South Sudan government and credit government of Islamic regime Sudan and Arab Islamic world in order to balance the Arab and Islamic world that lost part of the “dreams land” of Arab in south Sudan.
Obama wants to compensate Arabs in order to balance the power to the Arabs that lost land to Israel. I think if President Obama is on Arab side, then he is on wrong side of the history.
The question is what’s difference between Silva Kiir and Omer Al Bashir? Both are the heads of states and military as well as they were elected through ballot box. But the ideology is different.
UN MISSION AND MANDATE
UNMISS mandate in south Sudan was for peace and stability to rebuild south Sudan. But, not to dismantle government by supporting rebels.
And if UN is for peace, they should not engage under international laws to support any side; government or rebels. So why they did not condemn violence and all Dr Riek violation on ceasefire and atrocities committed by killing civilians if both UN and Reik are for change?
They should persuade Reik to lay down the weapons and join peace and run in a free and fair election.
South Sudan is a sovereign state and under international laws and as a member of the United Nations, we deserve respect and reject interference from other countries to bring instability in order to make people busy with war and looting, stealing resources other than oil.
These behaviors of intimidation and threats of sanctions for no reason or being policing of interest, is not accepted in 12 centuries
From my point of view, Dinka kingdom or Nuer kingdom will not exist in the Republic of South Sudan. But accepting being one nation with 64 tribes and respecting each one’s right is the principle of democratic values.
Dominance of Nuer or Dinka to claim their majority and neglect or not to concede other peoples rights, will end up with instability.
However it is impossible for ethnocentric system and dictatorship ruling as we will be the center of one tribe domination and when others rise up to defend their rights, Somalia or Rwanda are the examples.
I am optimistic that SPLA/M knows why they signed the CPA. The main objective was to be free from Jalaba colonization, not to create a new colony among ourselves.
It’s a shame if one tribe is everything but is good and fair if all tribes share everything.
It’s a shame if our country is forced to be under UN rule or to be back to Sudan. It is permission to be given to our enemy to achieve their goals. But it will be miserable to be slaves again.
God created us to be 64 tribes in South Sudan. All lost loved ones during struggle. Therefore, diversity of cultures means we are rich in cultures.
Tribalism is not accepted if we want to be a great nation, also we must accept criticism when we failed to work and help our nation.
Let’s give a chance to a new generation to have a turn in nation building. Stuck to tribalism ideas will give us nothing.
Our ancestor have lived generation after generation why divisions now?
The land is ours and the country belongs to all of us so nothing will divide us.
I believe we will reach there, despite all differences, but peace lies in our hearts and a new South Sudan will be rebuilt again but this time will be on solid rock.
Politically, economically, socially and culturally one nation, the Republic of South Sudan.