By Daniel Juol Nhomngek, UGANDA, SEPT/17/2015, SSN;
I have never stopped wondering as to what should have been the cause of outburst of the current deadliest war in South Sudan since 15 December, 2013. At last the truth seems to be unraveling as more details concerning Obama’s Administration role in the cause of South Sudanese war emerge.
In the recent article written by Thomas Mountain, in my opinion, the author has beyond reasonable doubt informed the world on the double standards that the Obama’s Administration is playing in South Sudanese war.
According to Thomas Mountain in the article entitled “Obama’s War in South Sudan,” he clearly explained the genesis of the current war in South Sudan. According to that article, Obama planned to overthrow the government of South Sudan since 2009.
(((The original article by Thomas MOUNTAIN: Obama’s war in South Sudan)))
Thomas pointed out that “The genocidal war being waged in South Sudan today is “Obama’s War”. Why? Because the Obama regime is paying for it”.
In fact, in relation to the above, the Truth has just willed out, which showed that South Sudanese government is fighting with the world Strongest Nation, the USA, as Thomas Mountain pointed out.
The source on which Thomas relies on in accusing the USA Obama’s Administration in orchestrating war in South Sudan is Wikileaks. Wikileaks exposed that “… the CIA began paying the salaries of what is today the South Sudanese “rebel army” led by Reik Machar in 2009”.
Unfortunately, the CIA according to the Whistle-blower, Wikileaks, is still paying the rebels today.
As Thomas observed, “We know this because there is simply no other source of funding for these brigands that anyone anywhere has been able to establish (a question, btw, that the western media has completely failed to raise)”.
Wikileaks further stated that “We are talking about an army of at least 20,000 professionals with at least an equal amount of “militia”, little more than ethnic death squads, who have been actively waging combat for 18 months now in an attempt to overthrow the existing South Sudanese government.”
Moreover, Thomas Mountain pointed out as stated in Wikileaks that “The bill for salaries, food, fuel, equipment and ammunition runs upwards of $100 million with the source of these funds a best kept secret”.
Thomas posed this quotation, “Show me the money” and then went on to state that “On the CIA payroll beginning in 2009, secret until Wikileaks broke the story, and on the CIA payroll still. It’s the CIA’s M.O. clear as day”.
However, as all South Sudanese know due to the lack of strong security experts in South Sudan and the struggle for the independence of South Sudan that consumed all attention from investigating subservient activities from her few power hungry politicians, the USA government of Obama went out with her ill-intended activities unnoticed until when it came to the time when the people begin to look for answers for the causes of the war.
It is only after the war broke out and thousands of citizens died due to war that is when all people concerned began to search for the truth of what really happened.
Of course, without much research as Gayle Smith pointed out as quoted by Thomas Maintain, it was discovered that “…And mayhem in Africa its best to follow the money trail, in this case right back to the Obama Mafia White House and its African expert, BHO’s “Quiet Consigliere”.
The finding of Thomas Mountain concerning the role of Obama’s Administration in fuelling South Sudanese war undisputed as some sources point to the same conclusion.
For instance, when the war broke out Obama’s Administration was quick to condemn the government of South Sudan of using “imagined coup” just to silence the political critiques.
I have used the term “imagined coup” because until now, the USA government still believes that coup never took place. This is was the reason why the eleven persons that were detained were considered as political detainees.
The term “political detainees” was coined as a means of disapproving the action of the government and at the same time selling the government of South Sudan to the whole world so that the government is seen as the worst and failed government.
Such an action was calculated just to destroy the diplomatic relations of South Sudan with other countries, which the USA almost achieved to a greater extent.
Currently, the government of South Sudan is isolated by many countries except Uganda, which is a very strong supporter of South Sudan plus other countries like China, which are ambivalent in their relation with South Sudan.
As pointed out in the above paragraph, I would like to digress a bit by giving thanks to the government of Uganda and her people who have been giving unwavering support to the government of South Sudan and her people, which really confirms the truth of the saying that “A friend in need is a friend indeed”.
Coming back to what I was saying as to the confirmation of the truth of the article by Thomas Mountain, another reason that explains validity of his assertion in that article is the fact that the Obama’s Administration gave trust to Riek Machar and his rebels.
The issue to do with the trust came out clearly in the statement that Obama made in the aftermath of the killings in Bentiu in 2014 in which more than three hundred people, more of which were from Darfur were burned inside the church.
After that incidence, Obama was quoted to have stated that Riek Machar had betrayed their trust. On what ground? I don’t know up to now.
In addition to that, Obama is implicit in the emergency of rebels in South Sudan as he with his Secretary of State, John Kerry, has been negatively and closely watching peace talks in Ethiopia and at the same time influencing the outcome to the rebels’ favour which favours the USA automatically.
In fact, the warring parties to South Sudanese since the beginning of the conflict in 2013 have never sat down to negotiate the meaningful peace as the USA government under Obama imposes her own terms of peace agreement (through Regional Body, the IGAD), which is backed by sanctions.
Finally, the recent compromised peace agreement, as it is called, is an agreement intended by Obama and his Administration not to achieve true peace but to weaken the government of South Sudan in order to overthrow it and achieve her dream.
This explains why the USA is busy threatening the government of South Sudan while turning the deaf ears to the complaints raised by the government, which are vital for future stability of South Sudan.
In reality, the USA is not concerned with the future stability of South Sudan and methods of achieving true peace for South Sudan but rather it is concerned with how to overthrow the government and get and give power to who it thinks can serve their best interest, which raises many questions as to why the USA government wants South Sudan destroyed unless her interest is met.
Thus, the question on every person concerned about South Sudan as Thomas Mountain raises in his article as the subject of the comment of this article is, “Why would the Obama regime pay for this terrible crime ravaging South Sudan?”
Without much thinking, the answer is that the USA needs oil. Hence, all is about oil. As Thomas pointed out, “the USA wants China out of its only oil field in Africa and will pay what it takes to get whomever to do its dirty work, whether the Contra “rebel army” in Nicaragua 30 years ago (back then it was Reagan’s War) or Riek Machar’s “rebel army” fighting “Obama’s War” in South Sudan today.
Furthermore, as the USA supports rebels, China also supports the South Sudanese government under Salva Kiir with money, which according to Thomas Mountain, totaling to the tune of over $8 billion in emergency aid and loans over the past 5 years and this is why the USA is determined to use, whether fair or crooked means to remove President Kiir from power and then install Riek or another person who is able to satisfy her insatiable demands for oil.
As a result, South Sudan is turned into the battle field of cold war politics, which has led to one of the largest destruction of human lives in South Sudan since independence.
This proves the saying that when two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers under them.
Citizens of South Sudan continue to suffer and die in large numbers as China and the USA fight a proxy war over South Sudanese resources. It is therefore important for South Sudanese to understand this important point; the fact that the USA is not working for the good of South Sudan.
South Sudanese should forget about the USA and begin playing a role of campaigning for true peace and peaceful change of government but not through violent overthrow of the government as the USA Administration through her version of democracy wanted to achieve in South Sudan.
The democracy of the USA of changing governing by force does not exist in the USA itself but implemented with vigour outside the USA.
Thus, it is important for all South Sudanese to understand this reality, put aside their differences and then stand with the government not because the government is good or because we like it but because of the bad effect it may have on the future of South Sudan if the government is illegally removed.
The world should understand the double standard the USA is playing in South Sudan and help South Sudanese by negotiating with the USA on their behalf to transfer power peacefully to the one that South Sudanese elected to lead them after Kiir.
In summary, what I am trying to say is that the government of South Sudan should not be removed through illegal means or through dubious means based on the external interest but it should be removed through peaceful means with the satisfaction by all South Sudanese how their government was removed.
Otherwise, if the USA does not change her approach clouded by interests in bringing peace in South Sudanese, there is a danger that the country will be thrown into chaos, which will in the future damage the relationships between the USA and South Sudan, and in that respect, it will be worse than that of Cuba and the USA which has just recently been amended.
The Author is the South Sudanese Lawyer residing in Uganda and can be reached through: The email: firstname.lastname@example.org