By: John Bith Aliap – Australia, AUG/04/2015, SSN;
When a country gives up its right to patrol its own borders and defend itself with its own military, you can call it what you want. It isn’t a nation state. As the war rages in South Sudan, a countless number of South Sudanese’ enemies under the banner of “IGAD-PLUS” have been working around the clock to bring the Rep. of Sudan Sudan to its knees through trouble-prone peace proposals that seem to depict the rebels led by former vice president, turned rebel leader Riek Machar as angels.
IGAD–PLUS, a mouth-piece of America in East Africa region has recently unveiled its grand controversial, insulting, recycled, copy and paste proposal dubbed as “a Compromised Peace Agreement” in an attempt to resuscitate Machar’s tribal movement, the SPLM–In–Opposition.
In that ill-thought proposal, Juba, the pride of South Sudanese, will be demilitarized and named as a Special Arrangement Area (SAA). Foreign forces from the United Nations will take charge of the security.
However, although the idea of Juba’s demilitarization may sound good to its architects, many South Sudanese including the author of this article aren’t willing to climb on Juba’s demilitarization bandwagon.
It is a disingenuous act that seems to tell South Sudanese to give away their hard-won right of freedom only for one power hungry man [traitor Riek Machar] to bounce back to power.
It’s alarming to see East African leaders … [Museveni of Uganda excluded] to float the idea of foreign troops deployment in South Sudanese’ national capital Juba.
This proposal, if accepted, will give foreign troops a green light to freely roam in every corner of Juba city including Kiir’s JI presidential palace.
IGAD–PLUS is extremely clear on its aliens’ troops deployment – “these troops are meant to stay in Juba as long as they wish and wherever they want”.
But for South Sudanese who dearly love their nation, the surrendering of their national sovereignty is unlikely; and those who are attempting to impose such rotten ideas on them will have their hands cut off.
It must be made absolutely clear that South Sudanese aren’t buying IGAD–PLUS idea of Juba demilitarization.
America, the evil country on earth, is deeply involved in South Sudan’s demolition project and it’s working underground hand-in-glove with its East African allies such as Sudan, the historical enemy of South Sudanese, Kenya and Ethiopia to topple Kiir-led government.
But Obama’s administration doesn’t know that any foreign-sponsored government in South Sudan as it’s what’s in Americans minds at the moment, can’t last for a day.
South Sudanese believe that they themselves have the power to decide what type of government they want and who can lead it and when.
The deployment of foreign troops in South Sudanese’ national capital, Juba, currently on IGAD–PLUS lips is an occupation under another name.
Climbing on Juba demilitarization bandwagon is a loss of nerve; and such loss of nerve raises the question about the commitment of the International Community and East Africa region to South Sudanese’ freedom.
John Bith Aliap holds two bachelor degrees in Social Work and Social Planning. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org