The Unholy Alliance being made against the Equatoria people

BY: R. MODI, JUBA, JUL/14/2015, SSN;

Back in 1855, Russia used the infamous ‘Unholy alliance’ words to describe the destabilizing alliance between Western Europe and the Turkish Empire against the interest of Russia, Greece, and the Balkan States. Later it referred to Ribbentrop-Molotov pact against Poland, which sparked off the Second World War.

At the moment, as far as South Sudan is concerned, there is this unholy alliance between Salva Kiir and Museveni. I am not sure Ugandans see it as such. The area of concern is how the brothers and sisters in Northern Uganda view this alliance.

It goes without saying that the people in Equatoria and those in Northern Uganda share a common history, but also are tied by blood.

And in fact if there is any relationship between Uganda and South Sudan, the people in Northern Uganda and Equatoria are the bridge that made it possible for a substantial relationship to exist.

It is substantial in the sense that there is sharing of common culture and ethnic lineages as opposed to finding ourselves merely living side by side. This is not meant to delink the people of Northern Uganda from their compatriots in the South, West and East of the country. In fact quite to the contrary.

Those who know history a bit will agree that the Banyoro Kingdom provided the link between north, south and West of the country. So it is a natural relationship that eases out in a seamless fashion.

The people in Equatoria are the same people as in Northern Uganda and the people in Northern Uganda have a natural tie with Banyoro and they in turn have a natural link with the rest of the continent-wide Bantu Communities.

In this way, we are all connected and beautifully African all the way to South Africa, however each ethnic individuality needs to and must be conserved not destroyed through imperialism.

Our nationhood is not at the expenses of annihilation of other ethic groups for the benefit of solidifying the foothold of a single tribe. The point of linkage is always natural and substantial, interdependent and mutual, a symbiotic relations.

So you, our friends in Uganda, should begin to know this unholy alliance has a purpose. It could be the fate of Northern Ugandans and Equatoria people.

This set is substantial enough to claim recognition in the politics of the Great Lakes area. Some people who work on zero sum theory will see this as a threat because the people in the area have a strong identity. Characteristically they are strong, patient and technologically able.

The iron technology was used here for centuries and how to extract red iron oxide was also used here for a long time. That created a link with the Bantu because people here sell the red ‘oka’. They possessed the knowhow of how to extract it. But God has given all of us wisdom so that we can live together and create a web of interdependence.

The problem we are now facing is the drive to dominate others, the predatory insatiable desire to rob others worse of their nationhood to include even ancestral lands, which are the very soul of African persons.

These colonial and malicious drives are wrong, have caused the current destruction and will lead to total failed state if those who invented it insisted on this ideology.

History has shown us again and again that attempts to build on the ideology of imperialism are totally wrong and counterproductive and have yet to succeed anywhere.

The Nazi tried and it failed miserably. The Fascist tried it and it equally failed. The Brits did it in a mild way, but soon realized it is not going to work.

Why not examine our very own history with the Jalabas who have tried, killed and starved our people to death, numbering in millions, but ultimately miserably failed.

The graveyards of history are full of imperialists and their victims but importantly their ideologies also!

Mahatma Gandhi, the man Churchill called the half-naked Fakhi proved undoubtedly that no amount of weapons can change the resolve of a people. Examples of such are endless.

But appeals to our sisters and brothers in Northern Uganda are that this unholy alliance is against us all including you.

Especially for my friends in the army, do not act on the basis of orders. You are a moral being. Don’t do what goes against your conscience. You cannot hurt your own people.

This is now a clear principle based on Nuremberg and Rwanda. A lot has been written about it that it is not enough to say I acted on orders.

Your moral compass is respected and to not hurt your own people because of two leaders whose moral probity is highly questionable.

This same appeal applies to our men in the uniform from both sides of the warring parties, do not kill Civilians just because the leaders above you say so, these are your people no matter from which of the 64 tribes they are from.

Without them there is no South Sudan for you to be an army of.

At one point Uganda was applauded when it stopped genocide in Rwanda. That was good. But now, Uganda is supporting a government who carried out genocide, a fact only denied by Kiir and those who actually participated in the genocide directly of indirectly.

It is like 180-degree turn by the very same Ugandan government. Why such a seeming metamorphosis?

If Uganda followed her track record in Rwanda, it could have reacted on the right side and would have held its moral authority; perhaps it could have brought the two brothers together instead of driving them too far apart, as is the case now.

It is either you are one time on the right side of history or later on the wrong side. But it cannot be both.

For a politically astute person like Museveni, the only reason this turn-around happened is the intent for Northern Uganda to be captured and kept under the foot. Whatever form it will be captured in, we do not know.

But in South Sudan we shall hold our own and stand up.

You our brothers and sisters, know what is happening in Yei, Morobu, Kaya, Nimule and Juba. Some of you are badly treated while visiting our country in cities and towns like Juba, Yei, and Bor etc.

This has to stop. When it will not stop, it is going to affect the whole region of Equatoria. Your own future is at risk just like ours. We are all connected.

Do you remember the story of Banyanya? Those are people north of Karuma, Uganda. We are open for discussions and working together for peace. You are also treated in the same way because people fear you. They should not because we have proved again and again we are not hostile or expansionist or imperialists.

In fact as Nilots we prefer purity of blood. If anybody comes from another community we don’t hide their identity neither do we forcefully assimilate nor deny them the privilege to become one of us but it is all at the free will of the individual, this is what is lost in the current paradigm in Equatoria.

Let us work with you to see the Great Lakes change. Should we sit down and allow this to continue? Must we forget that a government comes and goes but the people stay and are here forever to endure?

If the people endure, it’s not the question, if the ruler dies, it’s a matter of time, but critically it’s how badly damaged and torn apart the people are left by such villainous and unscrupulous leaders. This is the question; and the answer is in the hands of “we the people.”

BY R.MODI
JUBA, RoSS.

17 Comments

    • alex says:

      My dear
      do not belittle your self with politics of tribalism or Regionalism we are Now in pan Africanism
      and you are paying cheap backwards politics of hate Uganda and Sudan are sisterly nations

  1. Eastern says:

    Dear Modi,

    This is an excellent observation. Our Northrtn Uganda causines should open their eyes.

  2. Job says:

    Modi,

    ”The people in Equatoria are the SAME people as in Northern Uganda and the people in Northern Uganda have a natural tie….”

    Your conspiracy aside, but you are not fooling anyone Mr.Coward liar. Truth is: the people of Equatoria are as heterogeneous culturally as people in other part of South Sudan. Put differently, majority of Western Equatoria (and to some extents, Central Equatorians) are bloody Bantus,who have little in common with Nilotic Eastern Equatorians, let alone the Luos of Northern Uganda.

    Now take the truth to the branch of the tree,where you came from!

    • Opiombira Kiirendeazele says:

      Job, How about running back into the cattle camp and take a drink of milk with cow blood? The Toposa,The Acholis, The Madi, The Kawka, the Kuku, the Muru ( related to Lugbara and Madi) to just mention few all have fellow tribesmen or equivalent in Northen Uganda. If you are not aware, Sudans border at one time ran deep in uganda as deep as Soroti for a reason.Best take a sip of cow urine!

      • Job says:

        Stupid midgets cannot distort cultural reality in our watch. The Nilotic brothers will never allow themselves to be used by caterpillar eating Bantus from western Equatoria.

  3. Angui Deng says:

    The psychopath would always appreciate nothing , keep barking on internet but your day will come soon

    • Opiombira Kiirendeazele says:

      Really? How about yours has already come? The problem with Jieng like you is you forgot you are made of flesh and bone and can bleed just like any other South Sudanese! Take it from me!

  4. bismark says:

    God bless you!!

  5. Job says:

    Poor little men will be terribly heart-broken. And rightly so. Intum kum gi korkor sakit ya. Come to think of it there are no real men in Central and Western Equatoria (the banana tribesmen).

    • info@southsudannation says:

      JOB,
      It’s the entire country that has been nomenclatured by the whole world as ‘a Banana Republic,’ meaning it’s a failed state under the Kiir SPLM/A rule.
      So, all tribesmen in the entire country would correctly be called ‘banana tribesmen’ that includes you, too, brother!
      Editor

  6. Sir Makoi says:

    El Hag Paul is the biggest enemy of South Sudan? What will you again if all the Mighty Jieng die once and for all? What will gain if South Sudan disintegrate into Sixty four nations like you always advocate? The only good thing is that ninety eight percent are illiterate and cowards, otherwise you would have caused a big trouble. Three years shouting and no single bullet has ever been shot.

  7. james mulbah says:

    Museveni is a disgrace to Africa,East Africa, and Uganda.He is a bully and must be confronted by every Ugandan who loves freedom. And a clown who was deliberately appointed by East African leaders to mediate in the Burundian presidential term-limit crisis knowing fully well he has squandered that opportunity for Ugandans who are yet to be told when he wants to leave power. He has been in power for thirty years now and is prepare to jail anyone who who wants to contest for the presidency in Uganda.
    Is it possible for a man like Museveni to mediate in Burundi on presidential term limits? He is a dictator whose example is hardening the young leader in Burundi not to want to leave power. And in order not to be told in his face about what he is doing in Uganda, he has appointed his defense minister to mediate the Burundian crisis to avoid the wrath of the Burundian people.
    What good can Museveni do in South Sudan? How can a dictator who is prepare to jail or kill his opponents allow political reforms to take place in South Sudan? And political reforms in South Sudan is a threat to Uganda where there is no open challenge to his one- man show and mafia rule.
    It is time for Museveni to go!
    He is expire and have nothing to offer the sub-region.

    • Eastern says:

      Dear James,

      I couldn’t agree more with your observations. Poverty in both Uganda and South Sudan is driving political ‘leaders’ to become sycophants. In Uganda, Museveni has perfected his art of keeping the reign of power by patronising the state: he uses state resources to entrench himself in power, given that most Ugandan are just too afraid to confront him.

      In South Sudan, Kiir wanted to follow Museveni’s example but the move backfired; South Sudanese can take a few things sitting.

    • Elhag Paul says:

      Thank you James Mulbah for an informative comment.

  8. Isaac Dongrin Malith says:

    R. Modi and Oyet Nathaniel Pierino are the same people running after Dinka bagging us to build alliance to fight. JJ Okot in the name of Acholi community created alliance with us to fight the Madi people and mistreat them. Today R. Modi and Oyet Nathaniel Pierino who wrote a long article in Nyamilepedia think by switching side they can distablishe what thy are actually part of it. We spread all over Equatoria by useing Equatorians themselves and today we are still using them ofcourse. Our settlement in Madi and Taposa land was extremely backed by JJ Okot and other Acholi community like Clement Otto, Joseph Odhuho and others . We will remain proud for colonising and ruling Equatorians for over 30 years in their homes and vllages and we are still proudly creating more settlement. Its our governemnt, we can do what we want.
    Abel Alier had clear for us the way by bringing the Anya Nya 1 home. Anya Nya 1 the Equatoria thing was an evil for our expanion. To us, Arabs were not the problem, but Equatorians that is why we colonised you people. Let us see if you will get independent. All your rights is in our hands. Infact you have no right. A person in the name of Oyet Nathaniel Pierino, the hard copy of treaty you people sign with Dr. John Garang to help us turn Madi land and Kapoeta to our colony is with us and you can’t say it was a mistake. By opposing what you people created, you can’t call yourselves politicians. You are just puppets. Dr. John Garang used you to get what we want and we got it. Today is Dr. Riak’s turn. He will use you Equatorians to get what Nuer want and they will get it. Equatoria, full of educated for nothing people. Very soon the Acholi people will learn a lession for disobeying the 1985 treaty you people signed with Dr. John Garang. We will return your women and we need our weapons period
    Isaac Dongrin Malith
    Rochester, Mannesota USA
    gotmarik51683@gmail.com

  9. batali says:

    Wow! The true color of Dinka!
    “We spread all over Equatoria by useing Equatorians themselves and today we are still using them ofcourse. Our settlement in Madi and Taposa land was extremely backed by JJ Okot and other Acholi community like Clement Otto, Joseph Odhuho and others . We will remain proud for colonising and ruling Equatorians for over 30 years in their homes and vllages and we are still proudly creating more settlement. Its our governemnt, we can do what we want.
    Abel Alier had clear for us the way by bringing the Anya Nya 1 home. Anya Nya 1 the Equatoria thing was an evil for our expanion. To us, Arabs were not the problem, but Equatorians that is why we colonised you people. Let us see if you will get independent. All your rights is in our hands. Infact you have no right. A person in the name of Oyet Nathaniel Pierino, the hard copy of treaty you people sign with Dr. John Garang to help us turn Madi land and Kapoeta to our colony is with us and you can’t say it was a mistake. By opposing what you people created, you can’t call yourselves politicians. You are just puppets. Dr. John Garang used you to get what we want and we got it. Today is Dr. Riak’s turn. He will use you Equatorians to get what Nuer want and they will get it. Equatoria, full of educated for nothing people. Very soon the Acholi people will learn a lession for disobeying the 1985 treaty you people signed with Dr. John Garang. We will return your women and we need our weapons period
    Isaac Dongrin Malith”

    Now listen very carefully! You have no breathing space for yourselves, as a Dinka tribe in south Sudan or else, we are breaking the country into pieces! You are demonic tribal species in south Sudan!
    You will colonize your animals! International community know who you are in south Sudan by your tribal leaderships. Had it not been Equatoria, could that spla led by late Garang survive?
    You are just thieves and narrow minded ethnic group who go around deceiving people around the world of being a powerful tribe, but for nothing! You are cowards! Let’s face it, we are not going to fight at the frontline for the government and we will start right from within Juba!

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