Wednesday, 20 September 2017
For the past two days, indicted war criminal President Omar al-Bashir has been visiting internally displaced person camps in Darfur. He is endeavoring to project the image of reaching out to the very same indigenous African people that his National Congress Party has committed to ethnically cleanse, up to now killing over 600,000 and displacing five million internally with hundreds of thousands having fled to UN refugee camps in neighboring Sahel countries, Chad, Central African Republic and elsewhere. This time, Bashir has met with signs of protests from thousands of displaced Darfurians, the victims of his brutal Arab Coalition Plan to eliminate them by 2020.
Note the comments in this All Africa.com/Radio Dabanga report.
Gireida / Kalma — The displaced in Gireida in South Darfur have voiced their rejection of the expected visit of President Omar Al Bashir to one of the camps this week.
On Saturday, a community leader told Radio Dabanga that the Gireida branch of the Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association have decided not to accept Al Bashir's planned visit to the camps.
President Omar Al Bashir will visit Darfur this week. The president plans to visit Kalma camp and the Gireida camps in South Darfur on Thursday.
"We all know that Al Bashir only wants to show the world that even his victims are welcoming him."
"Al Bashir is the person who has committed war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Darfuri people, and caused us to flee our villages to search for protection in the camps," the Gireida camp leader said.
"We all know that Al Bashir aims to mislead the local and international public opinion with his visits to Darfur. He only wants to show the world that even his victims are welcoming him."
That statement was underscored by Yagoub Abdella (Forre) ?The Chief Coordinator of Darfur IDPs and Refugees on September 19th saying:
The critical situation in Darfur requires international intervention for humanitarian purposes as Khartoum and its proxy Janjaweed and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militias are accelerating the genocide to its last face, while Khartoum as well deny our people life-saving humanitarian assistance and medical treatment from infections of chemical weapons, cholera and other fatal diseases that kills us in thousands.
We call on U.S congress members, Human rights groups and activists to oppose the lifting of U.S sanctions on Sudan. We appeal to U.S administration to instead impose additional sanctions on Sudan regime and take perpetrators of genocide, war crimes and human rights violations to justice, instead of rewarding the criminals through lifting of sanctions.
Meanwhile the Foreign Minister of Sudan, Ibrahim Ghandour is in Washington, DC endeavoring, with the help of paid lobbyists from the firm of Squire Paton and Boggs, to convince Congress and the Trump Administration to permanently lift the 20 years of US sanctions against the brutal Muslim Brotherhood National Congress Party regime in Khartoum. On July 11th, President Trump signed an executive order deferring a decision on lifting sanctions to October 12th. President Obama, just days before he left office signed an executive order No. 13761 temporarily lifting US sanctions based on alleged performance in several criteria.
The question before Congress and the Trump Administration is: “does Sudan deserve to have US Sanctions lifted?” The evidence contained in a book Genocide in Sudan: Caliphate threatens Africa and the World, published today by the authors of this article, presents a powerful resounding answer of "NO!"
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir and leaders of the National Congress Party were indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide and are still subject to arrest warrants issued in 2009 and 2010. Here are key conclusions in this timely and important book:
In the run up to the October 12th deadline for lifting 20 years of US sanctions, Genocide in Sudan presents a veritable dossier of evidence as well as suggested policy initiatives for the consideration of Congress and the Trump Administration.
Evidence of the duplicity of President Bashir and Foreign Minister Ghandour can be seen in these comments in translated minutes of the National Political Crisis Committee of the Sudan government on June 18, 2017 in Genocide in Sudan:
Ghandour reveals the regime’s objectives:
The cease-fire gave us an opportunity to train thousands of soldiers and prepare them with modern fighting equipment. It is a good for Sudan not to declare his position so that not to be at the cost of the state Qatar as our strategic ally. We need assistance from Saudi Arabia to lift American sanctions. Egyptians need us to make our declaration. Saudi Arabia and Emirates fear our presence and support of Muslims Brothers in Libya and we will not let Hafter become president in Libya. Whatever support they provide him, he will fail like the failure of Salva Kiir in controlling the government of South Sudan. We will make Libya under fire for Khalifa Hafter.
And this from General Atta al Mola after addressing all the actions Sudan will do to get the US sanctions lifted:
Let’s be ready to face the period after the lifting of sanctions because we will be a free country (to) determine our relations and no one can dictate to us what to do.
These statements from the Bashir Regime leadership in Sudan are confirmations of why Darfurians are protesting President Bashir bearing gifts. They don’t trust the man out to eliminate them from their homeland for the cause of a ruthless Caliphate seeking to rule Sudan and the Sahel region of Africa under Sharia law.
Lt. Gen. Abdallah is Chairman of the Sudan Unity Movement. He is a native of North Darfur who joined the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) in 1984 and became active in the Nuba Mountains and Darfurians resistance movements. In 1989 he joined the Patriotic Salvation Movement in neighboring Chad based in Darfur. He served a officer in theChadian army for 23 years. He held senior intelligence and counterterrorism posts including as Coordinator of the Multi-National Joint Task Force of Nigeria, Chad and Niger. He was Coordinator of Pan-Sahel Initiative (PSI) Anti-Terrorism Unit of Chad and Commander of PSI Anti-Terrorism Battalion of Chad 2004. He is a December 2002 graduate of the Intelligence Officers’ Advanced and Combating Terrorism Courses, US Army Intelligence Center and Schools, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He was a Counter Terrorism Fellow and a Graduate of the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, Washington, DC, 2005. He was an International Fellow and Graduate of the US Army War College, Class of 2008. He was Graduate of Nigeria Armed Forces Command and Staff College Course 22, of the year 2000.
Jerome B Gordon is a Senior Vice President of the New English Review and author of The West Speaks, NER Press 2012. Mr. Gordon is a former US Army intelligence officer who served during the Viet Nam era. He was the co-host and co-producer of weekly The Lisa Benson Show for National Security that aired out of KKNT960 in Phoenix Arizona from 2013 to 2016. He is co-host and co-producer of the Middle East Round Table periodic series on 1330amWEBY, Northwest Florida Talk Radio, Pensacola. Mr. Gordon is a graduate of Boston University and Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Deborah Martin is a 36-year veteran linguistics specialist and consultant on Sudan culture and affairs. She is a long-term American Sudan human rights advocate having lived in both North and South Sudan conducting development projects as a professional engineer and linguist in a team with her late husband. She has worked on research linguistics of Jieeng, Nuer, Bari, Jumjum, Masalit, Nubian, Luwo, Reel, Madi and Moro. She has also successfully designed, implemented and led culturally appropriate large and small conferences, seminars and workshops for Sudanese and South Sudanese participants.
Posted on 09/20/2017 8:35 PM by Lt. General Abakar M. Abdallah, Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin
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