By: Dr. Deng Bol Kuol, KENYA, FEB/04/2014, SSN;
The unfolding truth behind the tragic events, which erupted in Juba on 15th December 2013, is gradually becoming clearer and clearer. As it is reported by reliable sources those terrible events were triggered by a clash between the soldiers of the Presidential Guard, when their commander (a Dinka) decided to disarm the whole force and rearm a group of Dinka soldiers at that night.
This story indicates beyond reasonable doubts that it was the Dinka soldiers among the presidential guards who had a mysterious plan and the Nuer soldiers were only reacting to their suspicious activities.
With these revelations, the people of South of Sudan and many of their friends in the world have discovered and realized that the alleged coup was nothing but a premeditated ploy orchestrated by President Salva kiir and his group to eliminate Dr. Riek Machar and the other political opponents.
In this respect, if we want to verify the real coup plotters, let us compare the demeanour of the exuberant Gen. Salva Kiir in the press conference of 15/12/2013 and the depressed Gen. Salva Kiir in the other appearances after he learned that Dr. Riek Machar has escaped safely from the plot of his assassination.
Who would have imagined that President Salva Kiir would be intoxicated by power and greed to the extent of planning to kill his own comrades? What a horrible disgrace?
Miraculously, on that terrible night, our Almighty God sent his angels to rescue Dr. Riek Machar and his companions from the devil and the demons in Juba (the word angels here refers to the unknown heroes, who bravely succeeded to take Dr. Riek Machar out from Juba safely).
This miracle is a sign that Dr. Riek Machar Teny is a prophet of hope, who will save our new country and change it into a democratic place of freedom, equality, justice and prosperity.
At this juncture, it is imperative to throw one question to Mr. Michael Makuei (ElSahaf of South Sudan) and those people who are vehemently defending Gen. Salva Kiir as a democratically elected president: The simple question for the pretenders in Juba will be: Is fabricating a coup to kill political opponents a constitutional democratic right?
The answer is definitely a big ‘No’. In fact, such action is an act of high treason, which strips the constitutional legitimacy from any elected president. In this context, President Salva kiir is a cruel dictator, who is supposed to be impeached by the Parliament.
Ironically, the terrified chickens of the rubber-stamp Parliament welcomed the brutal tyrant with a standing ovation, when he addressed them in the aftermath of the fabricated coup!
Also, to add insult to injury, President Salva Kiir did not show little sympathy or sorrow to those honorable members of the Parliament, who might have lost their loved ones in the massacre of Juba.
Instead, he accused some members of the Parliament of being part of the coup and insulted our brave mother Rebecca Nyandeng. Yet, supporters of the paranoid dictator were clapping!
Of Course, some of our honourable members are not cowards, but in the domain of a dictator, people are usually squeezed between the rock and the hard place. They have to make the difficult choice to either join the team of sycophants and opportunists or risk being labelled enemies.
It boggles one’s mind that the senseless liars in Juba, namely Gen. Salva Kiir, Mr. Wani Igga, Mr. Martin Elia, Mr. Kual Manyang, Mr. Michael Makuei, Mr. Riak Gai, Mr. Bashir Bandi, Mr. Barnaba Mariel and others, are still unscrupulously spreading lies to deceive the people of South Sudan about the real coup plotters.
However, the dictator and his group ought to be told that sooner or later truth will eventually prevail, because people of South Sudan and their friends in the international community are not fools.
One example is the statement by Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the crisis in South Sudan, when she officially stated: “We have not seen any evidence that there was a coup attempt”.
Hence, it is hypocritical for Gen. Salva Kiir and his group to continue defying the regional and international mounting pressure to release the innocent political detainees since there was no coup attempt.
In the same manner, the desperate action by Gen. Salva Kiir and his group to implicate and prosecute innocent political detainees will constitute another crime against humanity and may undermine the regional and international efforts to solve the crisis through peaceful negotiations.
Certainly, Dr. Riak Machar is absolutely justified to insist on his demand for the release of the political detainees before signing any cease fire agreement, because President Salva Kiir and his group are murderers, who cannot be trusted.
Furthermore, it is ridiculous for Mr. Ateny Wek Ateny to continue “beating the drums of lies” about the alleged coup and the genocide, because the President himself has explicitly confessed the atrocities, which were committed in Juba by the Dinka presidential guards, when he said: “Anybody that goes to residential areas to kill people or to loot the property of others and hoping that he’s doing it to support me must know that person is not supporting me. Instead, you are destroying me”.
All in all, President Salva Kiir and his group should be made responsible and accountable for fabricating the coup and for the heinous crimes, which were committed by the soldiers in Juba and everywhere in South Sudan. This argument can be substantiated by the following points:
First, Gen. Salva Kiir started his dubious plans to maintain the political and economic power through tribalism and Dinka hegemony by looting millions of dollars from the coppers of the Government of South Sudan.
Examples of the looting include the Dura Saga, the loan of 4.5 billion Dollars during the austerity measures and the four billion American Dollars, which were allegedly stolen by 75 government officials.
According to the letters written by President kiir to the officials; this amount is currently being refunded to a secret account known by President Kiir and one of his friends.
Second, President Salva Kiir formed his tribal army (predominantly from the Dinka of Warrap and Aweil) under the disguise of the presidential guards to strengthen his military grip and terrify his political adversaries.
It is also obvious that the Militias were armed and sent by Khartoum to support President Salva Kiir in his secret military plans.
Third, President Salva Kiir was the one who designed and declared the current ethnic war in South Sudan, when he announced that the alleged coup was led by Dr. Riek Machar.
This announcement was an order to unleash his tribal militia (the so-called presidential guards) on the suspected enemies.
As a result, Dinka Soldiers went on rampage in Juba wreaking havoc and targeting Nuer people from door to door. This carnage is a genocide and ethnic cleansing by all measures in the world of the 21st century.
In this regard, it is hypocrisy that President Salva Kiir was reported saying: ‘I will not release the political detainees; unless I am told who would be held responsible for the atrocities committed against the people’.
This statement is a continuation of the denial campaign, which reveals that Gen. Salva Kiir and his group are still daydreaming about their blame game and deception propaganda.
However, the great people of South Sudan know very well that Dr. Riek Machar, Mr. Pagan Amum, Mama Rebecca Nyandeng, Mr. Deng Alor, Mr. Kosti Manibe, Justice John Luk, Gen. Oyay Deng Ajak, Mr. Gier Chuang, Mr. Taban Deng, Dr. Cirilo Utang, Dr. Adwok Nyaba, Mr. Lado Gore, Eng. Tong Mayay, Mr. Biar Dut, Dr. Majak Agoth, Amb. Ezikel Gatkuoth and others are falsely accused by Gen. Kiir, because they courageously rejected his dictatorial decisions and tendencies.
As a result, it seems that these heroes and heroines are once again destined by their patriotic and national spirit, which was driving them during the liberation struggle to lead the war of freedom and democracy in our beloved land South Sudan.
Now, who is the real prophet of doom in the Republic of South Sudan? This question does not need someone to be a rocket scientist to answer it.
In a nutshell, President Salva Kiir is the real prophet of doom in South Sudan. He has categorically abused his constitutional powers, when he decided to rule by autocratic decrees and not by democratic norms.
He has betrayed the SPLM Party and the people of South Sudan, when he misused the people’s trust to commit genocide and plunge our new country into a disastrous ethnic war.
Therefore, the right place for Gen. Salva Kiir will be the prison of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague and not the Presidential Palace in Juba.
In other words, the new African dictator Gen. Salva Kiir has unconsciously opened the Pandora Box to book his seat near his friend and mentor the ICC fugitive Omer El Bashir.
Dr. Deng Bol Kuol is a concerned South Sudanese. He can be reached through email@example.com