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July 24, 2008 (Al-FASHER) — The US charge d’affaires, Alberto Fernandez said he was “disappointed” with the speech of the Sudanese president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir that he made in Darfur.

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US charge d’affaires, Alberto Fernandez

Fernandez, who accompanied Al-Bashir in his tour of Darfur, was quoted by the daily Al-Hayat published in London as saying that he expected to hear “something new with regards to practical steps that will be taken to resolve the Darfur crisis”.

The Sudanese president started a tour of all three major cities in Darfur a week after a request by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for an arrest warrant for Al-Bashir.

The ICC’s prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo asked pre-trial judges last week to issue arrest warrants for Sudanese president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir.

Ocampo filed 10 charges: three counts of genocide, five of crimes against humanity and two of murder. Judges are expected to take months to study the evidence before deciding whether to order Al-Bashir’s arrest.

The US diplomat said that he was taken aback by curses directed at the US and President George Bush.

“Cussing [at the US] is not a solution to the Darfur problem and we have no relation with the ICC or Ocampo [ICC prosecutor]” he added.

Fernandez also said that it is “not acceptable” to have 2 million refugees in the region and maintaining the status quo. He also said he did not see anything new in Al-Bashir’s speech about a Darfur peace initiative.

“I don’t see anything new unless it is a secret” he added.

The United Nations has said 300,000 people have died and more than 2.2 million been displaced. Khartoum puts the number of dead at 10,000.

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  • 24 July 2008 09:58, by factual guy

    Beshir has now verified that Allah (God) is above him by only an inch. The rest (World) is under his umbrella and he can drive the globe according to his wishes. If he can publically reveal that explanation to Darfur conflict will be solved through ‘practical’ approaches, then it means that more sufferings than peace are the hopes of this conflict.

    ICC please, let Beshir smell the flavor of war crimes against humanity before he subjects you to counter flavor for having been very strict after him.

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    • 24 July 2008 12:22, by KingJared

      Bashir was the dupty of Saddam, an Iraq former dictator in Arab league. In fact, Bashir is genocider, Assassinator, and murderer.
      It is too late for him to visit Darfur at this time. He could have done it, before he wasn’t accused of killing and depravity ruling. Through this, it shows that judge claims on him are truths. He wants to blindfold the World that, he is a leader of all people.
      How many years has the war went on in Darfur and he didn’t pay a visit nor give other assistance? People in Darfur are starving to death but he didn’t give a relief until now when he feels string of robe around his neck. Preventer is the worst than a murderer. I hope the Hague Court will gives him the best lesson so that who may rule in Sudan should not commit such crimes against the civilians. I malual had faced what are happening in Darfur in south Sudan, displacement camps i.e Labone, Nimule, Ikotos, Narus, Chukudum, Bor, Yei, Kapoeta,Torit, Rumbek, Nasir and so on. Bashir’s government bombed us throughout the week, proclaiming that, he is bombing SPLA. However, he wasn’t taken to court nor charged about it so he thought the crisis in Darfur should be like southern Sudan. The blood of innocences call him.

      I wish the chief prosecutor with the best in his life. "He is the only staring man, eye of blind people and the voice of mute people and ears of the deaf people" He sees what the world’s people didn’t see it in Darfur, hear the wailing voice of dying people, speak with an angel voice to save the martyrs in the scorching earth called "parched land" .

      Well wishing.

      Malual Jackdit, SPLA child infantry.

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      • 24 July 2008 14:28, by Gabriel Yien Gach

        You Bashir don,t invited to innocent peoples in Sudan,you foregot what from Iraq that time Iraq will be best than us,if it happen.please check your mine before problem,because we got wrong before ICC not ICC make before as.thinks for Sudan.

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        • 24 July 2008 17:55, by Frak Cho

          Dear Readers, if you can remember from my last comment before al-Bashier visit to Dafour, you will find exactly what I ment as he only visited major towns where he has his supporters. If he was really visiting Dafour People, why did he then end up in those towns and not going to where the sufferings are?
          Be careful al-Bashier is an hypocrite man who only likes fooling people around.

          In so call secret meeting, why didn’t he invite any Sourthen leader, but only invited Taha and his best known people whom he plans things in darkness. In my opinion Taha should not be exempted he is also of the same character as his friend al-Bashier.
          I wish Ocampo would have included Taha in the list, things have been much better.

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  • 25 July 2008 15:44, by abdelgadir Alim

    Small claims
    we have an old Sudanese saying:
    quote:
    which means the dog barking will not stop the camel progress as it does
    not pay attention to its barking or actions at all !!!!!.
    This reminds me of the Okambo of ICC accusations to the Sudanese
    President Omar Albashir it is like the dog barking ,high in sound, but will
    never stop Sudan ligament rite in development and progress.
    - Our enemies does not know much about Sudanese people ,their traditions ,
    their behavior in case of hardships, their determination to firmly stand
    against who ever dare to generally insult them. When you selectively and
    falsely accuse the top man who represents the state sovereignty with
    genocide on political basis, and without acceptable & accurte legal grounds
    <he did not send fact findings committee to Darfur to collect legal
    evedinces,instead he depnds on witnesses whom were classified as Sudan
    Government ploitical enmies>.In the mean time,sending his claims to ICC
    in the name justice which practicaly means he is :
    .
    Okambo`s mistake is that he only accuses one person< The Prsident>
    while political leadership appear in its general face to be collective resposibilty.
    Specially, when it deals with African tribal conflicts.
    "it is desertification that leads to resources shortages" according to the
    latest UN Ban KY Mon valuation for Darfur conflict.
    It is NOT by any means genocidal crimes based on racial or color bar.
    The final result of the UN facts findings committee sent to Darfur cofirms
    that it is not GENOCIDE.
    We say it is farmers/herders cofilcts over diminishing resources ended up
    with armed tribal clashes at least this how it is started and this its original
    correct name.
    Others can label it with what ever names they like ,but not to force us
    to accept their labeling in the name of International Law.
    That is why we feel the selection is intentionally designed for Sudanese
    humiliation and not for a government that assume responsibility towards
    solving up of tribal conflicts .
    We are people of precious qualities that some times under-estimated by
    others,we love justice & equality, and do not accept oppression or arrogance.

    Mean time ignoring conflict other factors, like parties who supply out
    laws millities with modern sophisticated weapons,politcal assistance ,safe
    shelter, financial support, and intensive media backing that keeps the problem
    unsolved and keep Unity Government and its PEOPLE under constant
    pressure, is a second reason for us to suspect the basis of the ICC
    accusations .
    As a matter of fact we have to ask ourselves a question !!
    Who is this Okambo ?????
    Who is behind him ???
    Do we have even the least information about his personal back ground !!!!!
    Has he sound professional reputation or vise-verss????
    <Holland Telegraph news paper reported that Okambo have sexually harassed
    female journalist from South Africa but he dined accusations and fired the
    ICC media manager who passed information to the press.
    Later the employee received financial compensation through Swiss
    court ruling after he took the case to the International Labour Orgaznization.
    The news paper also reported that a number of ICC employees resigned
    because of in proper treament of Akambo to them.
    Persons like this,are usually weak and shaken to the extent that any party
    can easly balck male them and dictate what ever they wish them to do !!!
    Is a person with improper conduct is trust worthy to accuse
    an Honest elected President with serious charges of honor and unhuman
    behavier ????? Again,we suspect the motivations of Okambo and the parties
    behind him if any !!!!
    <France promised to remove the ICC accusations if Sudan government
    agrees to surrender Koshib and Haroun to ICC.!!!.
    What kind of funny international law is this ? !!!
    And what an one eye justice that France is suggesting !!!
    We beleive,that such suggestions will ruin the ICC reputaion and such
    suspeted persons will for sure damage the court creditbilty.
    It may be a curse to the intenational law applications,and may destroy
    for ever its expected roll to establish international justice which we are
    eager not to be delayed.!!!!!!
    Mosloftich arrest come up now to push Serbea memeber ship to the European
    Union and not for the sake of thousands of poor Muslims whom been sulatered
    by this war criminal before fifteen years ago.
    UN Security Council gave the ICC list of 51 Sudanese leader, we believe
    other names designed to appear later on as one President said referring
    to ICC charges:
    We can not comment on this descion before we see Sudanese reaction
    <he means the adverse reflections on Darfur peace and stability despite
    his awareness that such action will not help the weak victims or justice>
    and then they will start playing with the remaing names to shake Sudan
    stability by:
    - Creating application difficulties for CPA agreement and unity goverment.
    - Try by all means to compelicate Abyie peace deal.
    - Using their utmost efforts to stop Darfur expected peace deal.
    - Using UNSC resolutions<30 so far> against Sudan government,politicaly,
    economicaly,legaly, to weaken its roll to establish law and order.
    - To encourge neibouring countries to create borders clashes .
    - To create un countable problems and pressures to weaken Sudan .

    The final goal is Sudan falling into pieces and be ready to be easly
    divided and swolled up.

    We assure here again , that our enemies do not CARE about Darfur human
    sufferings, their urgent need for stability, or their necessity for normal
    life rather than continuing with their wicked undisclosed Agendas.
    <Sudaneseonline.com> .

    Hope that some of what they call themselves Darfur rebels can be able
    to understand this simple & obvious fact,& negoiate to obtain compesatation
    for those who lost lifes and properties,ask to punch the offendors,instead of
    distroying their regional infra-strucure and loose more lives.
    The whole wolrd have seen thorusands of Darfur people,tribesmen,riders
    of camels and horses,men and women cheering and greeting Albashir who
    was riding on uncovered wagon as a popular natioanl hero and leader. He
    visited the three main cities of "the torn war district" as they call it in
    western media,but to their disappointment not a single built was shot
    during the successful and turning point tour .
    Resrisetatives of the three tribes whom Okambo
    accuses Albashir have commited genocide were within the crowd supporting
    their President and denying ICC accusations.Albshir himself was seen dancing
    and japping in the air with his hand stick with the crowds and national music.
    This clearly indicates, the leader/people warm relations and respresnts solid
    proof against ICC false charges of haterate,war crimes,rape and genocide.
    Okambo have to understand now that a man planed to exterminate
    three main tribes can not stand in front of throusnds of their families
    members in high and uncovered open place and give a long speach and
    dance happly with them without getting killed,or least assasination attempt.
    This seen represent true and open evidence that will destory and for ever
    Okambo’s creditbilty,in the same time will shake the judges legal grounds
    of pre-planned genocide.

    It is high time for us to start useful negotiations to reach perminant
    and peaceful settlement without any outside mediators.

    We confidently beleive,that Sudanese people are deeply aware of what is
    going around and will surprise all with the un-expected :
    political reconciliations ,all over stability, taking care of our own affairs
    capable of solving problems without others poking of noses ,able to defend
    borders from introdurs,control internal security , continue building with
    infra-structure projects, perform the elections in time ,exploiting natural
    resources with alternative international parties,increase oil production,
    achieving peace and stability in all Sudan parts and the region, and come
    up with Strong, Democratic, United Sudan.

    We believe ,we set the best example for our neighbors to
    follow, and are able to teach our enemies a lesson in how people defend
    their freedom and natural resources.
    Sudan opens the door for equal and fruitful international co-operation.
    Again the dog is barking and the camel is firmly walking on and on and on!!!!!!!
    It is our destiny to be like the walking camel,continue with our building up
    of our infra-sructure and progress to share the world solving out its two
    main problems Enregy crisis and Food shortage and let Okambo continue
    barking, as he is ultimatly will be weeping !!!

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