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May 13, 2010 (JUBA) – Jonglei state’s renegade General, George Athor Deng, has come up with fresh demands that the current Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) be dissolved and a new transitional government be formed to supervise holding of the Southern Sudan referendum.

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GoSS Council of Ministers chaired by Salva Kiir Mayardit (ST)

The former Deputy Chief of Staff in the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) told the Southern Sudan-based widely listened to Miraya FM radio, in an exclusive interview on Thursday, that he called for the cancellation of the elections results all over Southern Sudan.

He said a new transitional government would be formed to include all the political parties and independent candidates, describing the incumbent President-elect, Salva Kiir Mayardit, as “blind” who doesn’t see the unfolding situation.

The defeated independent gubernatorial candidate accused the current SPLM-led GoSS leadership of allegedly abandoning the party’s vision which was based on the principle of democratic transformation.

Athor, who recently began rebelling two weeks ago, warned against what he described as an imminent comprehensive war in Southern Sudan unless his demands are met. He is currently in an area between Duk Padiet and Awet, a closer location to Jonglei state’s capital, Bor, than his previous location.

Athor also claimed that he is receiving support from within the Sudan People’s Liberation Army.

The SPLA spokesperson, Maj. Gen. Kuol Deim Kuol, refuted the presence of Athor’s supporters within the army, adding that Athor’s forces are not more than a hundred soldiers, and that they have fled to uninhabited areas.

Kuol threatened to eliminate Athor’s forces by military means if he continues to make ‘false allegations’. However, he stressed that SPLA wants the issue to be resolved peacefully.

Senior officials in the government had earlier indicated that Gen. Athor could be having a coordinated presence among some military leaders in many towns including Juba, the capital.

The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has pledged to mediate peace between the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) and the renegade General.

A delegation from UNMIS, headed by the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Jasbir Lidder, on Wednesday met with the Vice President-designate of the government, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, to explore ways to initiate the process.

The meeting discussed the possibility of halting the crisis by reaching a peaceful settlement to the ongoing clashes in the troubled Jonglei state through negotiations with Athor.

The UN team briefed the Vice President about their ongoing phone contacts with Gen. George Athor whom they said was expressing willingness to negotiate with the government.

The delegation expressed UN’s readiness to provide logistical support for the process.

Dr. Machar said he supported the idea and the peaceful initiative, but would however consult first with his colleagues as a government before he could promise any decision to the UN body.

Athor initially demanded the sacking of the incumbent governor-elect, Kuol Manyang Juuk, who he accused of stealing the election results and warned that he would attack his state’s capital, Bor, if his demands were not met.

"We are organizing our forces in all areas and we are going to converge in Bor….attacking Bor," Athor told Reuters adding that he is willing to negotiate.

It is widely believed that the renegade General could be recruiting forces from armed youths from various communities in the state and other disgruntled former SPLA soldiers who were not confirmed or incorporated into the Southern Sudan army.

Athor recently claimed yet another victory over SPLA forces in their recent clashes for the third time during which he said his forces on Wednesday killed more than 30, captured a military vehicle and destroyed a number of them. The SPLA confirmed the clashes but denied the number of casualties.

The minister for Legal Affairs and Constitutional Development, Michael Makuei Lueth, rulled out any negotiations with a "renegade."

"There is no question of sending a delegation to a commander who has mutinied. So there’s nothing like that. He must be crushed militarily," Minister Makuei told New Sudan Vision from Juba.

"As the Government of Southern [Sudan], it’s decided that this issue should be addressed militarily. The position of the caretaker Government of southern Sudan since day one has been that this thing should be addressed militarily," he said.

(ST)

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  • 14 May 2010 05:31, by World Maker

    Dinka Boy,

    Are you there? General Athor does not give a damp. The man is for real. He is too closer to kick ass.

    Athor Oyeeeee

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    • 14 May 2010 05:50, by Kur

      I do not think this mad man has any logic to threaten the people of South Sudan with violence. He needs to be thrown to hell right away. GOSS must move quickly to remove this virus.

      Kur

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      • 14 May 2010 06:08, by Gatwech

        May God bless South Sudan!

        Your excellency Salvatore Kiir, remove Kuol Manyang Juuk and Gier Chuang Aluong from their positions may be Athor’s appetite for war may subside! And stop attacking him!

        Jonglei state is in very big trouble and may spread...

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        • 14 May 2010 10:03, by ojok s. ojok

          Mr. Man, this trouble will only remain in unity states where there is massive practice of lowness. Not in Eastern Equatoria, because we don’t tolerate such behaviors in our community.

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          • 14 May 2010 10:41, by Padiet Deng Alony

            Hi man good words it will not be accept by any other nine state of southern Sudan me in Upper Nile is not right time to do that.
            That is problem between Athor and Koul Manyang in Jonglei state. do not spread virus of greedness to other states.we will not tolerate Anti-Referendum in South Sudan, Athor may die if he didnot change his mind very soon.Kerbino, Nyoun Beny and Arok all died in unhonored death because they become wild and were against wish of Land South Sudan.Do not go astry be with group.
            Watch outside the box let leave crab mentality. keep up Great Equatoria.

            Remember Mazlum Battalion.

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            • 14 May 2010 11:19, by Ahmed Chol

              Many people are searching for sources of all this mess.

              It is all due to Arabs. Arabs are the ones promising Athor a lion’s share when the referendum is stolen. So Athor will just drag his feet in the bush until referendum time.

              What brought Arabs to our backyards is what will is finish us.

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        • 14 May 2010 12:17, by sunny

          GoSS Leadership,

          It is better to lower yourself and negotiate with Athor than to destroy referendum which is the pride of all southerners. The ordinary citizens of south Sudan will curse you if you spoil their dream of self- determination.

          besides, Athor was a great fighter and contributed fully in the moment, hence, God will curse us if we simply kill him like a fly. If you think negotiating with Athor is discrediting the picture of GoSS, then permit UNMIS do it.

          Take my advice,

          Sunny.

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        • 14 May 2010 12:21, by kuur Deng

          Dear readers, Athor is not more powerful millitarily then any other general in SPLA. You should now know that Athor is just a little rat and I want to asure all of you that removing of Kuol Manyang from power is more dangerious than even Kiir Mayardit. This man is not alone ,he is with some some culprites with in GOSS blind fooling him to continue

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        • 14 May 2010 21:08, by Bulky

          Gatwech,
          you also support the removal of the elected governor Kuol Manyang and Gier Chung Aluong who are elected by dejure.however, they remains legitimate leaders recognised internationally. you must not comment blindly. try to fuel up but nothing will happen.it will be like what happened during war time.many have rebelled against Splm/Spla and later on they joined. your Athor with your Nyagatism ideology will be delt with accordingly.any way the issue of Athor will not worry those who began to fight since 1983 and unless nyagateen who behave always like prositute.
          wake up fools.

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      • 14 May 2010 07:29, by Lello

        Kur
        The biggest virus/parasite diseases are GOSS Party so called SPLM/A who forgetten what we fighting for in long period of 22 years. A break out plague corruption of Country resources and system is waste than break out of really plague diseases. It is not fair for few people puting the Country resources in to their pocket and say be cool.
        No body on earth will not die, so General Athor would die for his conviction, because we abandon an objectives we fighting for and introducing corrupting system that will cause life darely by not only gun talk, but also by diseases influence by poor sanitation in "Southern Sudan Capital City"and elsewhere. I proper peace negotiation.
        Lello

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        • 14 May 2010 10:56, by Ahmed Chol

          It is possible that Athor is reading from this website.

          Athor is misinterpreting what people wrote earlier as comments. Athor is not right. You have no supporters militarily. Your actions are not justifiable. People were just sympathetic to your life. Everybody wants you and the soldiers to return to your barracks without punishments as you previously requested. None of us want to you dead. These soldiers are our brothers, nephews, cousins, in-laws former friends and comrades in SPLA.

          Current threats and unreasonable demands will lead us to a bitter confrontation that will leave historic scars among our sub-clan’s lines. Dissolving the GOSS will cause more problems. Athor should tell us how to put a correct government after dissolving the GOSS. Another election?..........waste of time. What other means and ways should another government be put in place? Or we going to stay without government?. Athor you need to be wise.

          Athor should not allow himself to be directed by enemies of south sudan. Our sympathy is running out over his life. If he allows himself to be use to disintegrate the south, then we are ready add him to the long list of our dear brethren who are dead for the sake of liberation. Those who point their guns against us do live long enough. You will not win militarily. You will die like Akuot Atem, Gai Tut, Kerubino Kwanyin, Arok Thon and Nyuon Bany. Athor, we are ready to bury you if you allow yourself to be used to destroy referendum and CPA for us. We the same people who will kill you will be the same people who will hold your funeral with grief because you are our brother. We are ready to forgive you if you come and at the same time we are ready to bury you if you want to tear the South down. You are one of us. You not only belong to our Ngok family but also to our SPLA family. Come back please and stop this unnecessary demands guided by our enemies.

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        • 14 May 2010 22:22, by R. TOOL

          Mr. Lello,

          No one gets your point, beside insults. What’s government of South Sudan has missed or did wrong in your opinion?. Please explain .....

          You’re right, Athor is dead man .... he has no conviction, but he will die has a hopeless idiot.

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      • 14 May 2010 10:37, by sunny

        Kur,

        This is to approve that some heavey weight in GoSS non other than Kiir, Makuei, Gier Chuang, Gathoth Mai and Nhial Deng are unionist. South Sudanese should keep eye on them. why should they encourage Militarization and refuse peaceful negotiation with Gen. Athor while they know very well that referendum days are numbered?

        Think big,

        Sunny.

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        • 14 May 2010 11:00, by Dengcol malual

          Sunny,

          I don’t think Athor want to negotiate because you can’t demand dissolve of GOSS the government you want to negotiate with if you want to negotiate. also Athor may be one of the peoples Khartoum government want to use to delay or sabotage referendum as CIA-African branch reported to congress last week. The report said, i am just paraphrasing it that NCP is looking for well known former commanders to use to sabotage referendum because ncp expected that new country is more likely. NCP has been accused by many countries especially Egypt who don’t want two sudan that the ncp is not doing enough to attract unity. Athor is dump

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      • 14 May 2010 11:22, by deng deng

        athor doesn’t know what he want, this is so since he is claiming the whole south under his terms, what a faggot. Athor started with paulino matip, gier, bol kong, kuol, kiir and now south sudan, Dr lam has got a fool to play his mind with! Loosers.

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      • 14 May 2010 12:26, by sunny

        Goss Leadership,

        Athor has put you in a state of choice; either to be king in hell or to be a slave in heaven.

        Think big,

        Sunny.

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      • 14 May 2010 21:26, by Jay

        For all the idiots who aren’t satisfied in the South, the door is open for them to go to Khartoum and form their idiotic or senseless government they wished to have.

        Having suits and tie doesn’t give any of the clowns in the South to act like any well informed professional.

        President Salva Kiir should make it loud and clear to them, you either join us or be with the enemy otherwise it will be the place they don’t want to go.

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    • 14 May 2010 05:52, by Jonglei-watchdog

      This is maddness. Athor may be mad or forced to do it by some one with in the SPLA as he put it. Demanding the cancellation of election results and governemnt of Southern Sudan disolved is a lie from Athor. Of what reason is it to disolve the governemnt and cancellatio of election results.

      Of Course, Athor has never been a politician but jus a millitary person. He thought that when defeated one can fight. This is not democracy mr. Athor. He should have wait and be patience. Now he has dug his own grave

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      • 14 May 2010 13:11, by sunny

        Jonglei-watchdog,

        I don’t support Athor’s appetite of removing Kuol Manyang from power but, he has not dug is own grave. It is not power struggle between Khorflus and Bor but a natural mistake within Goss Leadership.

        Sunny.

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    • 14 May 2010 05:52, by BORAnyidi

      World Maker.

      I know you very delighted about that political conflict between these two greatest leaders of Dinka. But I wanted you to know that Kuol would never step down because Kuol was not only elected by the people of Bor, but by the Jonglei’s citizens. If Athor thought of removing Kuol by force I will say that is not going to happen believe it or not. I uderstand some Nuers and murley have already joined him, but they have to know that there is no war that we Dinka Bor are focusing on again, we can leave the South’s Army and go to Bor to protect kids and women from our enemies. Our Ideas of bring liberation and freedom to South have helped southerners achieved a little peace at this time. so we can not be worried about that again, just watch

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      • 14 May 2010 06:12, by Gatwech

        BORAnyindi,

        Please the issue here is a real threat and doesn’t need lies as you are singing. When did Bor-Dinka community become fighters?

        The SPLA may refuse to fight for you and you will be annihilated by General Athor. Kuol has no even 100 soldiers from your community. And even if he would have, only 50 soldiers from Athor would chase them like rats.

        Please embrace peaceful means than preaching for your doomsday in Bor.

        It is coming buddy. And it is very close unless you are blind, deaf and dumb.

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        • 14 May 2010 06:46, by Axan

          Brothers: Gatwech and others,

          I have one thing to tell you that you need to be cautious about: your choices and use of word, or rather the language of your intentions. Your must know that there is great distinction between an individual and a community. Kuol and Makuei are individuals and are in no way representing the Dinka Bor community. So take their comments as personal not communal as is the case with all you perception wise.

          We all know that the unfolding situation in the state of Jongeli will not be limited to the very state if not handle wisely. In fact, we are aware of the forces of manipulation behind all these, but we need not tribalize it.

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          • 14 May 2010 06:57, by Gatwech

            Axan,

            Thanks. And would you please extend your good advice to those stupid guys from your community up there, or is it just for me, leaving them like loose dogs.

            I will wait to see how impartial you are, if not hypocrat.

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            • 14 May 2010 07:51, by Axan

              Gatwech,

              I am not an advocate of polarized politics, in which class-consciousness is a grounding principle. I know there are cases in which I may be forced to say pathetic things in defense of my tribe, and that is when things are outrageously being engulfed with framed fabrications that have no truth in them, but hatred.

              Gatwech, I know you are an academician with sound mind, and with that I am sure you know the truth surrounding the looming hell nearing havoc otherwise.

              First, I am not and will not be in support of those preaching the notion of confrontation to Mr Athor’s problem an options. It may be an option to ending this problem, but will we afford to lose more lives in a senseless case like this that was instigated by greeds?

              As is the case of the "loose dogs or stupid guys" that you have recommended me to extend my advice to them, I thought my advice in the last post were to "us" and that mean all of us wether in favor of Athor or not.... but not specifying anybody. You know well that we have imposters or call them pretenders surfing the web who would do anything unbecoming in the pursuit of acheiving their own devilish ends....

              Gatwech, there is more into Athor;s mutiny that has little to do with Bor people, the election or jongeli state,....that I fear to predict but will surface soon.....and some new developments are indicative of that.

              So let put the truth first.....and let not revise history to further our negating
              views.

              Lets pray for peace!

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              • 14 May 2010 10:26, by maduel Anok

                Either of the stated options can’t solve the problem between Athor and the Jonglei government.

                What has become an exaggurated here in Athor case is the political involvement by the already defeated candidates and those who do not like Mayardit’s administration right from day one.

                Now, the case in point is the involment of officials by giving advice to Gen. Athor to pursue their own interests, what exactly do these people wanted to gain from these deadly wars.

                With the recent upcoming referedum and the instable south sudan, what will be the future of the south?

                Describe his president Blind and inviting opposition parties inluding Lam Akol to the government, what is the vision of Athor towards south sudan?

                Begining with sectional wars the bigger ones could be tribal wars has prophesised by Ngundeng Bong.

                May God have mercy on south sudan.
                Aken Maduel Anok
                madueljames@yahoo.com

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        • 14 May 2010 08:49, by Madior

          Gatwech,
          it is easy to forgot about Bor freedom fighters, because South Sudan is now at the shore of freedom. Without Dinka in south Sudan, Arabs could have slave you guys until your last day on this planet.I don’t think if Athor, will be able to attack Bor Town. Do you know that Bor town is a mix town with different ethnic group, even his cousin are in there and you greedy brothers. You better watch what you always says on this page, otherwise you will put your butt in trouble. Why you just bitching around, why make it a big deal? You know what, I think Athor’s demand gonna be met by the GOSS. He just a failure and crackhead, confused son of the bitch. He should have learned about the a fate of Riek Machar Teny, I don’t know why God father keep him a live upto this day. Garang has died, we are not going cover your ass anymore. Why they were afriad to run against OMer el Beshir during general election?

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        • 14 May 2010 11:42, by Dengcol malual

          Gatwech,

          i am from Khorfulus, Rut and Athor himself said that during his campaign somewhere in East Twic that his family came from East Twic county. also he still have connection with relatives in East Twic and i don’t recalled the sectiont. so he is from there and if you hate Bor in general as you always do, then you should hate him or you just love trouble makers.

          also it seems like you don’t understand state under federal government. Governor doesn’t has power over the army and all states are protected by the federal government. Athor militia threat is James Hoth Mai job and not governor. sometime you sound like an idiot who doesn’t know what he is talking about or you let yourself be controlling by hatred toward Bor community.

          Apadang and Bor are one people and killing will never make no one better.Also Bor is part of south Sudan so they don’t have army and Kuol and Bor community are different. however, what is he fighting for? governorship position? i hope he should leave Khorfulus and they young people he have forced to his stupid militia and then go and fight his governorship war somewhere else. our people had enough and it is time to rest our head. we want to focus on referendum and not stupid governorship war.

          Apadang are wonderful people and we are not Internet fighters/warriors so we don’t need your promotion sorry. we are warriors and fighters and that why we never joined southern Sudan enemy and we will never be in the future. Khorfulus has no commanders defected to Khartoum to join NIF in south Sudan struggle. history will promote the truth and Khorfulus will be remember for the good the residents have done.

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          • 14 May 2010 15:56, by Riangnom

            Dear readers

            What I have seen sofar from public funds looters so call Micheal Makuei Lueth, Kuol Manyang Juuk and alikes are really have their own plans to topple Salva Kiir Mayardit’administration if Kiir set back and watching at those men without doing something apart from them then he will up oust.

            Makuei Lueth said that there is negotiations to general Athor Deng Dut in order to halting on going violences, what does he hpopping? Calling for military action; what leader.

            The SPLA forces deployed around Bor town are not Bor sons alone; if that is the case of rejecting peace negotiated, those soldiers Athor Deng have people in there and they might joint Athor like what happened in Doleib Hill.

            Micheal Makuei Lueth never been in front line during south north war, he was a logistic in Jebbel Buma keep ration and call himself a law, he have no any idea how general Athor Deng champions the war on ground.

            Makuei Lueth said who is Athor to negotiate with; that is funny, if you forgot who is Athor I can give you tips right here. General Athor Deng Dut freed your mothers, sisters,brothers and fathers from nuer militias in the 90s the massive nuers militias who were led by general Bol Koang I think you are aware of Athor.

            General Athor Deng broke pipeline in 2001 from Heligge when he was in charge of division 20 of SPLA forces base in Panrieng county north of unity State.

            Athor Deng contributions in this movement are countless, there is no commanders in the SPLA comparison to Athor Deng Dut, and he will not be killed like William Nyuon Bany and Karibino Kuanyin Bol any body think that way forget it.

            The only window to use is negotiation rather than provoke him,Athor threaten to attack Bor town if spla forces attack him again,take this note it’s not joke he have big supportetrs from Murle as you heard he is already join by militias leader Chibetek from nuer lou, those mention can attack Bor town very simple, is that Makuei Lueth and Kuol Manyang want to happend in populated Bor town? I don’t think so.

            I am the gate to south north border

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            • 14 May 2010 17:59, by kuur Deng

              You people have nothing to talk about here simply because government issues are not personal and shouldn’t always be taken as personal law.

              who is Athor among many leaders in the south to demand GOSS to be disolve and people should do what he want and who is he to killed innocent people and demand not be pursue in the court of justic. Come on are we sleepng or Joking?

              Even Salva Kiir as president has limittation; he can not sit alone and decide the way he want things to be in his mind. Do you thing that if everybody in the south moves the way he want like he did will you call that a government? what a fools.

              Please don’t write because you know how to read and write. Your uncle is nobody in front of the southerners and shouldn’t threat and intemidate people in bringing war back mean while it was an old fashion who doesn’t know the impact of war; that rubish. Otherwise Without him south will remain as south Sudan.

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            • 14 May 2010 18:13, by kuur Deng

              Dear readers,

              Athor is not a government. He is a General the the army /spla. How many general in GOSS above him the commander in chief; the president.Now who is him to talk about the dissolution of the government among ministers and many others.Are we really in our sensenses to made comments on this media. If you doesn’t know that he had killed the people of the government and step aside now how can you bring him to discuss the issue while he still threaten the mojority.DON’T JOKE,HE MUST BE CRUSH MILLITARILY BECAUSE HE MEANT WAR TO OVER THROWN THE SOUTH AND HE NEED TO DISTURB THE REFERENDUM BECAUSE SO THAT WE CAN’T GET FREEDOM JUST BECAUSE OF HIS PERSONAL INTEREST.WHO IS HE AMONG OTHERS,FUCKEN RUBISH

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      • 14 May 2010 07:22, by World Maker

        Dear all,

        I don’t care how much language you use against me. Pandora box is already been opened, by the SPLM. Miscalulation causes this mess. People were calculating how much money they would get a month, but did not see the consequnces. We all fought the war during the 21 years of civil-war. And now some people are taking advantage of other people. Let us face it, I don’t care about referendom.

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        • 14 May 2010 08:20, by Rev. Saturnino

          Dear World Maker,

          I will support you here Bwana. You know, the what-so-called SPLM party Members though wrongly that they were the only people who fought. This is a silly mistake. The people who are the independent candidates plus many poured their blood and suffered tremendously, yet they are ignorntly disregarded at the last moment. For me, even if George Athor goes crazy, killing people everywhere, let him do it inorder to give a very good lesson to the SPLM and the GOSSS in general.

          Most of the SPLM members never tested death, be it of their relatives or friends. They were just in Europe, Australia, Americas enjoying and claiming to be busy as supporters of the suffering SPLA in the Southern jungles. Gen. Athor, you might be another saviour and the voice of the voiceless. Struggle for God will protect you throughout your mission.

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      • 14 May 2010 08:22, by Butrus Ajak.

        I am really thrown into desperate situation when I read commentaries made by those of these ghost names called Worldmaker and Gatwech just to name few, why are you dancing and bragging about the looming crisis in Jonglei? If Dinka-Bor out-lived the past incidences, then I guess they can withstand anybody who dares to question their manhood this time. I go for no negotiation on cancellation of the recent south-Sudan election. How can Athor demanded democratically elected government and its pillar to be dissolved? Physical fight is always the last resort, but you can’t condone the fight when you are intimidated in such manner. Athor and his likes must be taught a lesson.

        For those who wish Dinka-Bor crash by Athor, I advice you withdraw your forces from Athor’s men and let them come as Athor’s men Vs Kuol’s men and you will all watch that show with amusement.

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    • 14 May 2010 05:57, by Lual Chol Kuir

      Hey world maker

      How fool you are? How many soldiers does your uncle have with him? Don’t you know that if SPLA declare war on him it will not take 21 years like our war with Arabs.

      Shame on you fool from foolish tribe

      SPLA OYEE

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      • 14 May 2010 07:21, by World Maker

        Dear all,

        I don’t care how much language you use against me. Pandora box is already been opened, by the SPLM. Miscalulation causes this mess. People were calculating how much money they would get a month, but did not see the consequnces. We all fought the war during the 21 years of civil-war. And now some people are taking advantage of other people. Let us face it, I don’t care about referendom.

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    • 14 May 2010 06:02, by thieleling

      Dear Readers,

      Both Makuei Lueth & Kuol are known violence leaders.Why do these Dinka-Bor leaders want to solve Jonglei problems with violence?

      It is very clear from Makuei Lueth’s words that Dinka-Bors are war-mongers in Jonglei. They rejected democracy and try to blame it on the Greater Pandang’s son, George Athor.

      Dinka-Bor’s tribalism and sectionalism need to be nibbed in the butts in Jonglei. Please, war is not a Kumbaya business as Bours are war-mongering in Bor. Give the thieves what they asked for, violence in Mading-Bor

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      • 14 May 2010 06:18, by Gatwech

        Thieleling,

        I call it a curse that is pouring out of these Bor-Dinka officials like Makuei Lueth and Kuol Manyang.

        What they see is government position. They think if GOSS will negotiate with Athor, some of his demands may be met by removing from positions some of these Bor-Dinka officials.

        They don’t care whether the fighting reaches Bor town and destroys their communities as long as some of them enjoy life there in Juba and may escape to other countries with their looted money.

        Thieleling, the Ngundeng’s predicted destruction of Bor is coming and the Bor-Dinka themselves seem to welcome it.

        Now reports from Bor say their villagers have already started leaving Jonglei state and crossing the River Nile to Bahr el Ghazal in fear of Athor’s destructive attacks. Is this what those of Makuei Lueth want?

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        • 14 May 2010 06:41, by maumau

          The point here is not about Dinka Bor and Dinke Padang but South Sudanese, lets join hands to solve this crisis before opportunists lay their hands on.MAUMAU

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          • 14 May 2010 07:01, by Gatwech

            Now how do you solve an internal family issue if those family members involved do not want to talk or negotiate?

            Athor is against Kuol Manyang, Gier Chuang and Makuei Lueth and these people do not want any negotiations with Athor. Now how do we begin from here?

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      • 14 May 2010 20:47, by Bulky

        Thieleing,
        you talked like mad man. if i ask you how many have rebelled against spla and where are they now? i want to assure you that you will be barking like dog against Dinka-Bor and still you will never succeed.

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    • 14 May 2010 06:09, by Makeethy

      World Maker,

      Athor’s demands are completely impossible. It is never gonna happen, whatsoever.

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    • 14 May 2010 08:30, by Rev. Saturnino

      Dear readers,

      This is the time people begin to cry for the Late Dr. John Garang assuming that if he was to be alive, such messing and unnecessary chaos would have not happen. Take care, Dr. John is a Bor native, now Athor is also from their. Do not be surprise that another war between the Junubin will happen if things are not corrected. Mr. President Salva, please take care, if you are not a good driver of our CPA, Athor will have to take over and we shall approve for that. For how many years are those hungery Governors wants to be in the offices? You also leave chance to the rest, shit.

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    • 14 May 2010 09:06, by Jupiter Maguangdit

      Dear readers,

      I sometimes hate to read this website because of those who behave like the people of the ’Stone Age’. This is not the time to support any wrong doer because he/she is my relative. Supporting George Athor, Kuol Manyang, Salva Kiir and their likes at this particular time is completely wrong.

      Salva and his political bureau were the first to commit the mistake during the selection of candidates. Kuol Manyang, Paul Malong, Taban Deng, Clement Wani and Nunu Kumba were not supposed to be reselected.

      My advice to those who still say SPLA Oyee is as follows:

      1) During the April elections, the SPLA behaved like a new Jallaba to the people of Southern Sudan and I want all of you and your Gen. Kiir to look into this.

      2) Kiir should immediately dismiss all his advisers and security agents in all ten states because they do not report the facts to their chief about malpractices being done by the state governors and government officials partly because they are involved and party because they are bribed by those corrupt leaders.

      3) Kiir should also remove Pagan Amum, Kuol Deim, and Yen Mathew from their current positions because the way they talk is premature. By doing this, Kiir will save the people of the south from the disaster of fire that is fueled by the tongues of these guys.

      Regarding Athor’s rebellion, let the SPLM leadership handle it with wisdom and not by the use of force as some of you have already supported using the killing slogan of SPLA Oyee.

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    • 14 May 2010 09:50, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      To World Maker.

      Your Rt Maj Gen Athor should not make noise to GoSS,he should accept his defeat,death is for everybody no one will not escape from it.
      Your execllency Salva Kiir Mayardit think twice on this rebbelion man how many quantity of Ammunition will be used on this defeated candidate Athor, and his few supporters like world maker,this will be a lesson to anyone in the all ten states in south Sudan not to follow the same foot make of Late Athor.By accepting his demand this is avery big confusion within your government policy.May God Bless the young government coming out in south sudan-AMEN

      By Okucu Pa Lotinokwan

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    • 14 May 2010 10:17, by mack waweru

      WorldMaker,

      General George Athor is only waging a media war. He is a dilemma he doesn’t know how to get out from. His forces never achieved any victory or defeat over SPLA forces, but only attracting regional and international attention through the media propaganda. Yesterday he was interviewed by Arabic Aljazeera TV channel. He said he would support the NCP against SPLM. Is this not a treason and betrayal?
      His demand for the dissolution of GoSS shows that the man has rebelled totally and this should be met by military force.
      George Athor has contravened the constitution, leave alone of rebelling against GoSS. He resigned from the army and contested elections as a civilian. After losing, he took up arms waged war against the system. He could have challenged the election results through constitutional court and not resort to violence.

      So, brother it’s you and your boss whose asses would kicked soon.

      Mack Awer

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    • 14 May 2010 12:45, by Mr.C.D

      Dinka vs. Dinka
      Good luck Mr. Kuol Manyang and Mr. Makuei Lueth, gen. Athor don’t give a dawn, sure he is going to Bor

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    • 14 May 2010 15:07, by Muor-cinkok Tungawan

      Local-maker

      The renegade is making suicidial.
      Approaching our histrical state head quater Bor is least thing for any blind general in southern sudan to do it. A war and airing out words of mouth is not best solution for person who mean to fight as relovultionary. we are government of nation who are well positioning base on community and gier is evidence.It is yet advisable for you guys who are close to Athor to rescue him before reaching out of hand because we have no best options than himself giving up to our forces. we are runout of options because we were empathy his and supporters not to mourn badly like woman who lost her husband. Padang community should know that they are unable support Athor militarily because there is no forces that can confronted spla forces. As a small community ,you have right only to be nominated not contesting a seat.Athor is mentally mad, he should first finish the money he has just stolen when he was serving as a deputy chief of staff.He has been Deputy chief of staff and change due uneffectiveness and craziness of looting defence money. benfitial of these government no point he is reveal again this goverment with billions of dollars hand. people like Athor should know these is a wrong for them especially Ngok whom Dr garang use to silent majority community,that time has gone and should mind carefuls.

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    • 14 May 2010 16:03, by wadsouth

      Dinka Boy! you sould be called DONKEY BOY!!!!!
      Ask me why?

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  • 14 May 2010 05:34, by maumau

    Dissolving GoSS cabinet, hahaha.

    This is a huge demand which is impossible to meet. General Athor should just return to the army otherwise the repurcussion will be disastrous. He may have won but it is too late for him to complain. MAUMAU

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  • 14 May 2010 05:36, by MJriaksdca

    Becareful not open up a pandora box! It may end up costing us the CPA which will be good for Khartoum.

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    • 14 May 2010 05:55, by king

      Wow our GoSS leaders are really bind because they don’t see what will come next. Look at these fools still talking about solve this conflict through militarily. What a joke or I am not going to blame may be they get their own agenda to turn South Sudan into chaos. I can’t believed they don’t know the ramifications of using military. It will rearm every men alive in the South Sudan and everything will be spoil from CPA and money you enjoyed now in Juba will be miss.

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      • 14 May 2010 06:18, by Dengcol malual

        King,

        i don’t think Athor really want to negotiate because you can’t demand the government you want to negotiate to be dissolved. so whom do he want to negotiate with? Athor has turned to be evils. Athor is now destroying Khorfulus/Apadang because he is forcing young Khorfulus to fight for stupid war. He want these innocent loving kids of Khorfulus to die for governorship position war. what a mad man he is. he can’t win that war against the entire south Sudan army. Dr. Lam and Riek lost in 1991 with huge army. Athor will be dead soon, and the victims will be young Khorfulus youth for following the mad man. Khorfulus had/has enough of suffering

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        • 14 May 2010 06:25, by Gatwech

          Dengchol,

          Don’t lie please. Riek never fought Bor in his whole life. You were just struggling with armed Nuer civilians and you mistakenly called it a declared war. Otherwise, there would have been no Bor-Dinka community in that Jonglei state.

          Now Athor is bringing a real war to Bor-Dinka by personally commanding it. It is not civilians like in the case of 1991.

          Do you know the difference.

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          • 14 May 2010 12:54, by Dengcol malual

            Gatwech,

            i am not from Bor area I am from Khorfulus or Apadang and if you don’t know where that is in the map then let me know. it seems like anybody with Dinka name who disagree with you is automatically from Bor. welcome to the world haters. let me tell you one thing that Dinka Bor are not even one-third of the Dinka population. i don’t know but why that tiny community got into many Nuers nerve so much? it is a small community that you can a cross in one day and i have been there once. history will tell us someday about what Dinka Bor community had done to Nuers that cause these so much grievances and animosity toward Bor. keep your hatred up toward Bor since you know what you are going to achieve from it.

            also you don’t have to tell me that Dr. Riek was not involved in 1991 since you sounded like you don’t know anything about it. it was a coup attemp planned by army officers within the SPLA including some from Bor areas, but Dr. Riek missed up and used everything against Bor community instead of the leadership of the SPLA.

            You can read chapter 26 of the Emma war book and by the way the movie is going come out very soon about Emma McCunne and Dr.Riek and Deborah Scroggins is play Emma and Dave is play Dr. Riek whom they called "thug rebel commander" also read Sudan modern history by Collins pg250 and mad Man by Fugenson pg 223 and you can go to the New Time or washington post website and search for 1991 report or type Bor Massacre.

            i was not in Bor area in 1991, but there are a lot of information about that here in the United States of America. you can watch Dr. Riek interviews by many western journalists or Akobo convention when Dr.Riek and Dr.Lam’s argument in the middle of the convention that turned them against each other.

            so when Nuers are going to get rid of Dinka Bor? Some of Nuers hate Bor community than Arab.

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            • 14 May 2010 15:29, by Gatwech

              Simple. One thief can be a trouble maker in the nerve of millions.

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  • 14 May 2010 06:04, by murlescrewed

    People like Makuen Lueth should watch their mouths. He is instigating a fire that he will not have any role in putting out. There is no evidence to support his baseless allegations that Gen Athor has mutinied. What Gen. Athor is doing is exactly what the real SPLA fought for for the last 20 years. Gen Athor is fighting for true and honest democratic principles. People’s vote matter and should not be stolen at the whim of politicians in Juba.

    Makeun Lueth is reducing these legitimate grievances to mere mutiny and that is a dangerous precedent. What is needed is a direct talk with Gen Athor and resolving this in a manner that will not result in further chaos. To his greatness, Gen. Athor has so far avoided attacking civilian areas because he is fighting for their votes. That is not how mutinous forces behave. Usually, they terrorize the local population to extract concessions. Gen Athor’s forces are not doing that. They are defending themselves from hyenas like Makeun Lueth who has not idea about how to deal with military affairs.

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    • 14 May 2010 07:08, by doot

      (Athor) The man who makes situation but the lesson is for all of us .

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    • 14 May 2010 07:09, by Gatwech

      Ahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa............

      So the so-called Murlescrewed from Bor town who has been making noises defending Greater Bor community is now purely a disciple of the rebel, George Athor?

      He blesses Athor’s attacks on SPLA and the killing of dozens!

      What a world!

      The Bor-Dinka greater unity is collapsing my dear.

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    • 14 May 2010 09:36, by akoi

      desist telling the public nonsense u guys, this problem will not be solve through this fucken talks otherwise wait yours.when u speak and act with stupid mind , it will follow you as the wheel of the oxcart that the footsteps of the ox.so try to speak and comment with a pure mind so that the happiness be with u. and barking for nothing. when u see the problem, u support. and u claim to be future leaders, pliz let work for peace and discourage what so call tribalist which is be come culture to our people or junub. and thanx

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  • 14 May 2010 06:25, by Kur

    Athor must be completely mad.

    Kur

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    • 14 May 2010 06:49, by Majang

      CDE Athor I can only beg your patdon not to use militry mean. if you fight it will not bring you what our Happyness wants to be,but will hurt us more.the result had been riged already therefore those whom you uses to fight in order to satisfy your anger are the future army of South Sudan.remmember the consequences are counted against us and if southern Sudan Goverment don`t stop this hateful favoritism policy it will not only distroys the CPA,but also our future being.

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      • 14 May 2010 08:55, by samuel_kur@yahoo.ca

        I would like to advice brother George Athor not to cut his life short for the sake of useless governorship, he was better to fight for his right politically as others politicians do not because they do not have capability to take over arms,but they already know politic war is normally exist in any country where ever the politic is exist, the have to fight back politically for their political success instead of destruction of country. Any way if he is a politician as he previously presented him self as governorship candidate, he would know that by sure the people who he were willing to governor them are the same people he is going to let them be kill to day in madness behavior, other wise he is also a failure politician as he describes others, that is why Arabs say a camel doesn’t know its neck is curve and that proverb come after camel once met giraffe and got admired by its long neck, and said my god this animal neck is very long even curved, then people laugh and said the camel doesn’t know it has a curve neck, that is look like George Athor he describes others as corrupt people as he is not better than them, which is laughable story as he is the worst creature in the world.

        Some thing i realize at George Athor behavior is he is very confident of his greatness description as a very great fighter, but i would bet him that situation is not equal yesterday he was great fighter because he was a great fighter in a south bushes as Khartoum government was fighting in the cities since rebels were fighting in the jungle which was a home for them, both government and rebels had divided Sudan into two parts bush and cities, but now situation its different south Sudan became a government which has occupied the whole south jungle and cities and i don’t think there would be a capacity to another person who will divide south land with government, as we all know government has a long hand and an individual is an individual that will make George Athor to difficult resistant the government for too long as he imagine.

        George Athor is a son of beloved south he would be forgiven, if he didn’t try to resist very long or eventually he will get his fade in his current imagination.
        Even me i was considering him as a great fighter, but not as now as he reveal his real color of stupidity.

        samuel_kur@yahoo
        Western Upper Nile

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      • 14 May 2010 12:44, by sunny

        Kiir,

        Athor will prove you a blind president if you don’t see the future of south sudan. Remember election was not the future of south sudan but referendum. Please don’t spoil it, negotiate with Athor. This will not mean that you are coward or simple president but it will give you credit in the world of diplomacy.

        Respectfully,

        Sunny.

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  • 14 May 2010 06:53, by thokpiny de Deng de Thokpiny

    The GOSS fail and then take of Jonglei renegade general.i don’t agree to that .the GOSS lack negotiation capabilities and believe in the use of force which they really lack.iam urging the Lions in Juba to look a solution to this problem before it is out of hand.They should not take of Jonglei .it is not our falt but thier failure in juba that make their general to rebels

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    • 14 May 2010 07:19, by Gatwech

      Dear readers,

      If I were Salvatore Kiir Miyerdit I would have resigned given the magnitude of the unfolding situation instead of waiting to see the complete collapse of South Sudan like the house of cards.

      Somebody might get the needed skills and spirit to reunite our people.

      Athor calls Kiir blind because there are some people in the SPLA itself with their communist allies who want to see Salvatore Kiir’s leadership messed up so that they use the situation to convince the civil population to stage uprising against Kiir.

      In that case, then they would present themselves as alternatives and justify and taking over by military means.

      I can see that on SSTV the so-called SPLA acting spokesman, Col. Malaak Ayuen is not talking about Kiir’s vision or statements, but only playing Garang’s as if John Garang is still the president and commander-in-chief. This is ridiculous!

      They are acting like if Kiir is just a dumb leader who produces nothing to refer to like John Garang used to do. This character assissination.

      The situation is already cooked from the rear and Athor could be right when he described Kiir as blind leader.

      If I were Kiir I would have resigned...otherwise, he is waiting for more dangerous period and that will squarely be blamed on his incompetence and blindness.

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      • 14 May 2010 07:48, by Jerie

        Gatwech,

        If Hon. Salva Kiir Mayaardit resigns, he will have to resign together with Dr. Riek Machar since they were elected as twin candidates. Isn’t that what you were barking about in the months leading to elections? Since they were elected together as twin candidates the way you claimed, they will then have to resign together so that another twin candidates will take over. The failure of GOSS is the failure of all those in power, including the vice president. How do you like it now?

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        • 14 May 2010 12:34, by sunny

          Dear Southerners,

          Can you imagine how NCP enjoys watching this "Action movie" of Athor and SPLA? I wish president Kiir is watching TV News with Bashir than he can immediately solve Athor,s issue peacefully.

          Respectfully,

          Sunny,

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          • 14 May 2010 15:32, by Gatwech

            Jerie,

            Don’t reason like a primitive. Dr. Riek is not the SPLA Commander-in-Chief and did not order the forces at Doleib Hill to attack Gen. Athor.

            Do you now see the difference and the reason why it should be Kiir alone to resign?

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      • 14 May 2010 09:22, by samuel_kur@yahoo.ca

        Gartwech it is not a good idea to resign for a reason of today’s evil, that would encourage some another evils to do the same as devil George Athor did.
        Salva Kiir is a president until the separation of south Sudan. what is wrong with the current leadership as you told me last month, or you do forget your own words, its better for some one to stick at his/her words for tomorrow and further more,and that is why i said " since beginning of election process this leadership has mes every thing which makes me to remember Dr. John Garang" now you are politician you have to remember what you have said before.

        "Nothing wrong with this leadership you said before" well let them continue how will your favorite leadership resign? or you mean you are unsettled politician.
        in your information this is politic debate take it easy i don’t hate you as you know we are sons of the same state and should be different in our opinion as a politic differences but still brothers.

        samuel_kur@yahoo
        From Western Upper Nile "with Gartwech as we shall meet in the nearest future"

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    • 14 May 2010 07:20, by World Maker

      Dear all,

      I don’t care how much language you use against me. Pandora box is already been opened, by the SPLM. Miscalulation causes this mess. People were calculating how much money they would get a month, but did not see the consequnces. We all fought the war during the 21 years of civil-war. And now some people are taking advantage of other people. Let us face it, I don’t care about referendom.

      Thanks

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      • 14 May 2010 07:46, by Lello

        World Maker
        I agreed with you. Sure SPLM Party were competing for how much money they would put into their pocket. There are numbers of soldiers who started fighting enemy before formation of SPLM/A 1983 and lucky enough they still alive, but they don’t know where money is.

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        • 14 May 2010 08:33, by Anyuathwakou

          Dear Gatwec,
          If Salva Kiir remove Kuol from his current position and put put Athor or another guy from Jonglei, so Kuol Manyang also will go and organise himself with his forces as Athor did and fight against GOSS what will heppan on that? bleife me please.
          Kuol is the famous commander in the South like others commanders including Athor and all of them have powers to mobilise the the current army (SPLA) in the South to fight the Government and even to cause lot of diasters in the South.

          My suggestion is that, the GOSS must to bring Athor to Juba using any main either by force or peaceful talk because he has already killed many people in the South like other who did it long ago.

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          • 14 May 2010 10:47, by Tilling

            Dear all citizen of South Sudan,

            According to my understanding to what Athor did, he is not looking/seeking for the seat in GOSS, he is destroying the name of South Sudan and Jongeli State particular.

            And let me assure you reader, South Sudan Army is organize and someone like Athor can not and will not make the South separated unless he will go alone.

            For all the participant make sure you tell Athor the truth that he will never ever achieve what he has plan.

            Chem on you Athor, there is no way you killed your people while they are those who can support you and they are those whom you want to rule them, do you thing everyone is a fool like you?

            Tilling

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            • 14 May 2010 13:01, by sunny

              Tilling,

              Stop Boritizing this issue. It is not only a Jonglei problem but south problem.

              Sunny.

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          • 14 May 2010 13:04, by sunny

            Anyuathwakou,

            This organization of forces by Kuol Manyang will not happen. we have a dream to achieve, a country to form.

            thank you,

            Sunny.

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      • 14 May 2010 08:00, by mapek

        My visionary icons of greater Bor territory, hear Athor threats like a kid ingesting in public place. We have fought Arab and some collaborationists tribes of the South Sudan for 22 years and we defeaded them. Not just Apadaang Nyok or Theen of Jonglei who claim that they are brave, according to what called Athor’s statements.

        Athor you have passed our stool all over Bor community eye and without us under you or on your leadership it seem as if you were not born on earth. Because we are the leaders choosers if not in leadership.To conceptualise it, forget leadership in your daily lives either in Jonglei or GOSS.

        Athor and the entire Apadaang, capturing Bor-Town is like having sex with you mother. Sotherners a mad man is not only the one who walks with stool on his head but also the one who rebelled against government of the people.

        Dear patriotes southerns Athor is not a leader on this earth,
        Reason, He was the one causing conflict among Apadaang Nyok Dinka of Jonglei in 2006 which led to death of Machok Atem and many others.

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        • 14 May 2010 08:24, by Butrus Ajak.

          I am really thrown into desperate situation when I read commentaries made by those of this ghost names called Worldmaker and Gatwech just to name few, why are you dancing and bragging about the looming crisis in Jonglei? If Dinka-Bor out-lived the past incidences, then I guess they can withstand anybody who dares to question their manhood this time.

          I go for no negotiation on cancellation of the recent south-Sudan election. How can Athor demanded democratically elected government and its pillar to be dissolved? Physical fight is always the last resort, but you can’t condone the fight when you are intimidated in such manner. Athor and his likes must be taught a lesson.

          For those who wish Dinka-Bor crash by Athor, I advice you withdraw your forces from Athor’s men and let them come as Athor’s men Vs Kuol’s men and you will all watch that show with amusement.

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        • 14 May 2010 08:31, by Samson

          Let two emepty dogs fought with broken bone with no meat on it, anyway when they realize that they made misstake then they go back to the table.I call this war is emepty war of darkness.

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        • 14 May 2010 12:14, by Lello

          Mapek
          Talk tough won’t help at all. I don,t know if you are really from Dinka Bor. Im confuse, are you talking Apadang Nyok VS Bor or are you talking Apadang Nyok VS Southern Sudan? When did Bor fighting Arab with some collaborationists tribes without others Dinka subtribes participate? Or you meant Garang as a leader? I though all Dinka subtribes help bor from Nuer tribe without Arab mixed them in 1991? I do know for sure all subtribes of Dinka died in your bor land more than Bor Died in others subtribes of Dinka land. Bad tongue alway confuse people indeed because I don,t understand what wrote I guess it, so if I misinterpreting your arguementation sorry about that. But Im confess i don,t know what you meant about "Athor you have passed our stool all over Bor Community eye". Is General Athor already passed your stool all over your Community eye?
          Lel ngum

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  • 14 May 2010 08:39, by Akuma

    Athor is primitive, how can he live his position as general in SPLM. He will left like his brother Dr Lam Akol who is frustrated in Southern sudan

    Dr. Akuma,
    Chicago, USA

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  • 14 May 2010 11:15, by Kur William

    Dear Kirr Mayardit I just to remind you about Gen, Athor if you agree to send any one of your ministers to go and negotiate with him it will be a big chellnges in your career and more problem will be rising soon in the same manner to make it simle give a room to SPLA forces to bring Athor into Juba base by militarily means this is only option I can see.

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    • 14 May 2010 11:40, by spanner

      hahahaha Dinka dog is no where to be seen or he is running speechless.
      During the just recent concluded election campaign all over the country especially in southre sudan Dinka dog was every where barking arround in support of the SPLM candidates,especially in WES,forgeting that the so called SPLM PB as already diaviated from what democracy stands for,as such nomination was done based on how royal you are to SPLM corruptee. Forgeting that the independent candidates where the people’s choice,the people where rubbed of their rights,(democratic right) especially in Unity state and CES,where the losers where decleared winners while winners decleared losers.Salvator for sure is just blind,now you need to face him(Gen.Athor) fulfill his demands or alse..................................good weekend

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    • 14 May 2010 12:57, by sunny

      Kur William,

      How many SPLA soldiers loss their lives since the rebellion of Gen. Athor? Remember Athor is not fighting for liberation but for democracy transformation, a medality manipulated into CPA and which was transgressed by Kiir’s choice of maintaining the baseless governors and members of parliaments in various states of south sudan.

      This problem should not be solve militarily but diplomatically.

      Sunny.

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  • 14 May 2010 13:46, by Brooke Obe

    Information coming from Bahr el Gazal says that SPLA/M has started arresting the independent candidates possibly to preempt an Athor uprising. If this is confirmed to be so, then, indeed someone is leading President Kiir to a dangerous territory. There will not be a referendum and the status quo (unity) will remain. The saboteurs should be apprehended now while there is still some hope! I can feel a military coup against Kiir brewing.

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    • 14 May 2010 15:38, by Rambang

      I don’t understand the wisdom behind the president Salva Kiir allowing crises in his government to safe guard Kuol’s failed government. This could have been settle peacefully if it wasn’t for Kuol. George Athor went to relax in his home village and remain silence yet people wanted to arrest him. He has the right to defend himself. Who will hand over himself knowing the evil Kuol is capable of committing.

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  • 14 May 2010 15:40, by Gatwech

    Dear readers,

    News coming from Juba say that Rebecca Nyandeng de Garang has fled Juba and went to Nairobi because of fear for General George Athor’s planned attacks on Bor town.

    She also fears the people of Central Equatoria state because she was behind the rigging of Alfred Gore’s votes.

    Please, should somebody there in Juba confirm the news for us?

    It is said that Nyandeng fled about three days ago.

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  • 14 May 2010 16:09, by Gatluak Latjor

    Funny indeed , some people joined Athor because they want ranks and to became SPLA soldiers but ended up dead on the side of Athor.

    * There is something wrong with their IQs.

    * They can NOT make a realy true soldier of the SPLA .

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  • 14 May 2010 16:12, by Gatwech

    BREAKING NEWS:

    ATHOR TELLS BOR RESIDENTS TO EVACUATE. PLEASE READ HIS OTHER INTERVIEW WITH SUDAN RADIO SERVICE.

    ........

    Nairobi SRS) – The renegade former SPLA lieutenant-general George Athor says he will defend himself if his demands are not met.

    Athor whose forces allegedly attacked on SPLA barracks in Doliep Hill last month has been involved in subsequent clashes with SPLA soldiers this month.

    In an interview with SRS from an undisclosed location on Wednesday, Athor told SRS producer Daniel Danis that talks between him and the GOSS president-elect are at a standstill.

    [George Athor]: “The talks are not going on. They have stopped talking to us and they are attacking us. Not a single soldier can move without the knowledge of the president or the commander-in-chief of the troops.”

    [Daniel Danis]: Can you confirm whether you will still maintain your position of defensive and not offensive, because rumors has it that you will probably attack Bor, or any other town within the South.

    [George Athor]: “I believe that within days, my attack will be against Bor town because I have learned that Salva is somebody who only likes fighting and he doesn’t want to talk. So it is for him to listen to what we are saying, I am organizing my forces for Bor town.”

    [Daniel Danis]: But are you not concern that you might sacrifice the lives of civilians by doing this?

    [George Athor]: “Well, my warning to all citizens is that they should leave Bor immediately and any place with military bases, they should leave it, because our target is only the military.”

    [Daniel Danis]: Can you really hope to deter or actually fight the SPLA forces?

    [George Athor]: “We are not playing chess my brother. Fighting is fighting and I can not tell you how many troops I have.”

    [Daniel Danis]: What exactly are you hoping to gain by this action?

    [George Athor]: “Our first demand is the abolition of the election results. Because the elections were rigged, and so we don’t recognize it. Second, we want the dissolution of the Government of Southern Sudan, and then all the political parties of southern Sudan should come together to discuss how they can form an interim government that will lead us to the referendum and then elections after the referendum.”

    George Athor, a former SPLA lieutenant-general, was talking to SRS on Wednesday.

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  • 14 May 2010 16:24, by Gatluak Latjor

    Funny indeed , some people joined Athor because they want ranks and to became SPLA soldiers but ended up dead on the side of Athor.

    * There is something wrong with their IQs.

    * They can NOT make a realy true soldier of the SPLA

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    • 14 May 2010 17:31, by Issac William

      The General is overconfident and full of bullshit hoping that the government of South Sudan will listen to his fucking demands. This pompous jerk is no longer a SPLA general: he needs to shut up and stopped inciting violence and killing innocent civilians. I am tired of hearing his bullcrap every day. Kul Manang won the election and Mr. Athor has to get over it. This fear mongerer needs to get his act together or otherwise he will receive the consequences.

      Buffalo,NY

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      • 14 May 2010 18:08, by Mr.C.D

        Dinka Padang vs. Dinka Bor,
        Iam calling all Dinka Padang and friend to join the hands and fight Dinka Bor because the useless GOSS is supporting Bor groups, the problem was only two men but it is two tribes of Dinka.
        what they were looking for is out now.
        good luck

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  • 14 May 2010 22:51, by mass

    Dear readers and commentators
    This is my second time to write comments on Sudan tribune, however I do read some of the everyday comments send by members of Sudan tribune few of which are educating and interesting and relevant to the original topics and some not so good at all, but who am I to judge? I suggest you my fellow commentators and members to grasp unity among our tribes with your right hand and division let it fall down.
    Anyway the subject that I’m going to comment on is Athor demands cancellation of elections results, dissolution of South Sudan govt
    I believe there is no point to support such person as George Athor Deng and his rebellion against the southern Sudanese authority. Regardless of his reputations if he has any good ones during the struggle I still see no good reason for anyone to side with his rebellion because first off, southern Sudan as whole is in chaotic condition which leaves us walking on the confusing and dangerous waters of democratization and transformation-that is southern Sudan is already multi-stacked with huge burden after huge burden. However some people fail to understand and appreciate the power of teamwork. Instead of working towards the interest of southern Sudan i.e helping in rebuilding and developing southern Sudan and paving the path for self-determination or autonomy they choose to transgress. In stead of running the country interdependently and in harmony and as group, they tend to run it independently. In the case of George Athor Deng it is pathetic to watch him on the brink of sabotaging the goal and vision and conviction of the Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army (SPLA/M) which is to liberate southern Sudan and other marginalized territories a cross the country in hope of giving them peaceful, just and free world they have been denied of for so long. It is also pathetic to see him carrying it out during important moments that are bound to happen in the history of southern Sudan.
    Therefore it is extremely important for the government of southern Sudan to pursue peaceful means to end the crisis if George Athor is willing like he said. It is seems that Athor is definitely a grasping man whose ambitions are power, and pride. It is obvious that his rebellion is a revenge for his defeat in gubernatorial election for the state of Jonglei and he believes that by rebelling against the Juba government is self-satisfying and relieve. George Athor must know that rigging, cheating and corruption are plagues contracted by most human but are best contain in the legal instrument known as court of law. George Athor is exacerbating the situation by calling for cancellation and dissolutions of the recent general elections results and government which is beyond his power and instead he should aware that Juba authorities patient is wearing thin and subsequently have the capacity to shut him down any time.

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    • 14 May 2010 23:25, by Ahmed Chol

      Mass,

      You hit the nail on the head sir/m’am.
      this is the point right here.

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  • 14 May 2010 22:54, by R. TOOL

    To you all on this website, ... Where are the (there silent is deafening) many tribes of southern Sudan, why it’s always Dinka, Dinka, and sometime Nuer?. Where are the other tribes?. Are these tribes enjoying the Dinka, Dinka and Nuer killed off each other. Regardless of how small your tribe is, you all need to participate in the struggle to free yourselves for the Arabs north. Is south being run by these 2 tribes?.

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