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Sudan rejects US allegations of masterminding weapons flow to South

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January 27, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government today dismissed accusations leveled by the US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice in which she suggested that weapons flow from North to South of the country have fueled the recent surge in violence in the semi-autonomous region.

Last year in South Sudan about 2,500 people were killed in fighting involving militias, ethnic rivalries, and cattle raiding, and 350,000 fled their homes, according to aid agencies.

“We heard today from the U.N. that it is not just small arms but some heavier munitions that seem to be flowing in,” Rice said. “We weren’t given specifics on that. But we have seen, in the violence that is taking place in the South, a higher degree of sophistication and lethality of the weapons employed, and that’s a source of concern”.

The American official said that Washington believed some of the weapons were coming from northern Sudan.

The spokesman of the Sudanese ministry of foreign Affairs, Muawiya Osman Khalid, said in a statement Tuesday that the weapons being made by the United States and flowing all over the globe are responsible for expanding destruction and devastation in the world.

Khalid added that Rice “did not act to promote herself, but remained circulating false accusations which are lacking evidence, a matter that rendered her a real devastation element which is threatening to the stability and peace in Sudan, instead of being an original supporter to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and a positive factor to prop up the major changes taking place in Sudan, top of them is the democratic transformation and the coming elections”.

The Sudanese official said that the United States could be a serious partner for creating peace in Sudan as long as Susan Rice stops sticking “to her old and obsolete convictions”.

Khartoum views Rice as a hawk in the US administration who prior to joining the Obama team, called for military action and tough response against the Sudanese government to stop what she describes as “genocide” in Darfur.

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  • 28 January 2010 06:08, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    Osman khalid has a mental sickness about US, the problem of the world cannot be blame on US, for instance if you want to dump your own problems on US. What has been done in Iraq and Afghan so far. Would you like your terrorist group of teliban to destory the entire nation in those countries? ladies and gentlemtn, arab spirit and attitude toward US has been known for decade no matter what they want to say. The only thing is work hard and defeat American in order to solve your problems. Finally I happy that DC or Lam has not been mention in the article or US Vs Sudan.

    New Year Message continuous to inspire

    Time for tribalism has gone, its new year 2010 which is not a time to generalise tribe or community instead of one person. It is time to focus on the real issue far from tribal criticism, political party criticism, leaders criticism, and very far from abuses or insults. We should also debate far from abuses of any single commenter on ST forum, to myself I want to be a man of tolerance, peace, responsbility, respect, forgiveness, love, unity and courage . It is time to get serious and work for the betterment of my nation South Sudan Democratic Republic of Victoria, South Sudan should be call Victoria, because the long struggle is victory, CPA is victory, South Sudan liberation is victory, our insecurity will be a victory, election and referrendom are potential victories. South Sudan future source of hydro electricity power is White nile which has its source at Lake Victoria, unqestionable the name fits.

    I didn’t change myself because of pressure or whatsoever, it could be my 2010 resolution. Sometimes you don’t expect the public to pay their attention on you.Brave man conquers the fear like I did previously. However I come to realised that, I am not truly free if I am taking away and abusing someone else’s freedom of expression and speech, just as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me and been abused. This is why I finally come to reason that, me and the rest of concern Southerns will transformed South Sudan into a country that is not comfortable place for those who opposed to democracy, parliamentary law, parliamentary debate, independent and fair courts. For now lets start new year with fresh mind and positive ideas that will improvement the managment of South Sudan, childish comments must be ignored. Some individual comment aggressively when they are defeated in debate, this spirit must be abandon. We are here to play a game ie you get defeated or you defeat others defends on the article and the extend of your debate, but don’t insult people. This is my new year inspiring message to ST viewers, contributors, pseuds, readers and editor. Finally if you come across a mistake or opposing view, please address it with dignity.

    Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

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    • 28 January 2010 07:50, by Demarjack

      Dear Logic Boy I think you are mentally sick with the Death Change (DC) which you’re hoping for: Tell me who never know Dr. Lam Akol policy? If he have promised you some things please wait for it; and let me assure you and others all yours days are numbered.
      Mr. Logic boy whatever you call yourself this topic has nothing to your Death Change which made your death brain to think in the deathly manner.
      Sorry man tries to help you before it too late please.

      Long Live SPLA/SPLM Oye..............

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    • 28 January 2010 09:15, by Master

      Logic if you don’t believe that the US is the cause of all the problems in the last century then your are a fool. Do you know how many countries the US bombed, invaded, devastated or started civil wars in ? If you dont then go read some history ! Its not just Arab spirit ... its the the World against the Anglo Saxson race. It is this race that sees the rest of the world as their slaves. They have been doing this for hundreds of years. So spare us you ignorance and stop blaming YOUR problems on the North. You hate Islam as a religion then your problem is with god on judgment day. Dont you believe for a second they love you or respect you.

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      • 28 January 2010 20:00, by Wende Yongaptheeth

        Sure, the USA makes weapons so does the other industrialized nations such as Russia, China, France, the UK and so forth.

        We knows the above facts and we do not needs to be taught or told anymore all we needs to know is who bring them to North Sudan?

        Who import them to South Sudan and for what purpose?

        Is there a participation of Southerners in weapons smuggling?

        Then who in the South is smuggling these weapons?

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      • 30 January 2010 05:57, by Hardlinner

        don’t mension your non realistic islamic religion on this board.
        being muslim is waste of previous time that would rather spending sleeping.

        your religion is just waste of time and so do your judgement day.

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  • 28 January 2010 06:13, by Time1

    Susan Rice is right, she is speaking out based on evidence, we have many evidence of weapons that have entered south sudan from north sudan, in jongolie and uppernile cache boxes of weapons were found with Arabic inscriptions ont hem, boxes were lebel in Arabic, also indicating factories in north sudan, so there is documented evidence of NCP sending weapons through its traders and sometime through its integrated forces, also weapons last year showed evidence of weapons from Arbiac distination to LRA, also Arabs were detained within some LRA group that was caught. Arabs can run but cannot hide from the truth.

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  • 28 January 2010 06:15, by Samson

    I so afraid to say what she say, the truth can not be deny by the public leader. But the only things was they do not care whether we finished ourselves. When it civil war start in 80th then they are also disagreed on the same thing. I hope it going to start soon and let see who telling the truth.

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    • 28 January 2010 07:08, by Dinka Boy

      True indeed,

      true indeed because there are lots of evidences that north sudan is arming south milita to caused destabalization of Cpa.
      Those militia were cought with modern guns which are even not in the South during the war. many of the guns with the new log and brands which really indeed the manufacturer as for North Sudan. Many of them are caught from many dead militia who are kill when they attack innocent people especially in Jonglei state. many guns delivery were witness by United nation that were purchutted in Lou Land nuer. many evidences across South Sudan.
      Thanks for awareness.

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      • 29 January 2010 01:07, by Samson

        Boy dinka or what you name yourself.

        Would you tell us the used of militia in general since the world rebellion against itself?... If you have no ideas what was their used for.... when their ideas were rejected then they are retaliated of any mean that come through then who so ever in charge must or will accept what they need by allow their demand if their demand not accept then they still keep fighting until their demand was approved by the government. If not we southern may go back to 1991 without doubt.

        If you are in the south see the motion of everybody who is there and try to look at the government of south Sudan which direction does it leading us too.
        I do not like war because I did been through I do not like my son to go the same thing I had when through.
        I have not seen and Dinkas captured any location without Nuers during our struggle. So I saw nuer militia capture some many towns. If you want your government work well you better work with them. Otherwise was not so late to destroys what men had built.

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    • 28 January 2010 07:25, by mathem jech amer

      USA people are the same people making weapons and distribute them to waring nations. What does US think these weapons were going to be used for? Why does US always claim lame excuses on others? Sudan government in true speaking is the second victim, America being the first.

      If US want to blame others, then let them stop producing and selling weapons. They know very well that they are going to be used for killing.

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      • 28 January 2010 08:09, by Oracle

        You are one of the few people on this site who is not a brain dead zombie. We Southerners should always learn to ask such questions. The west might help us a little bit, but the big win is always to them. Blind people think that we are going to be treated differently. Look at history and the answer is right in front of us, but unfortunately some of us are too blind to see it. I cant wait to see the face of those in the sheepish majority when they are rudely awaken up from their slumber and realise that the world they know is a curtain pulled in front of their faces to hide the truth from you.

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        • 28 January 2010 09:29, by mike

          Mrs. Rice is right, the weapons are being flowen to the South by the Northern government. The question we should ask ourslef is why are those weapons are being flowen to the South? Is it for self interest of the few or the marginalized tribes are needing those weapons for protection. I beleive there is a lack of leadership in GOSS. Most people in the South don’t feel secure so the only thing they will resort to is to arm themself. Another problem is that during the South /North war, most people in the South lost their land to others tribes and now the only way to get that back is to resort to violence since the government of the South is unable to do anything.It is not too late to do the right thing for the people with such grevance (issue of Land)or risk the South to be swamp with weapons.

          P.S.

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          • 30 January 2010 06:30, by Hardlinner

            mike, lazies and their thuggery violent is not about land but rather about lazy people stealing other people properties(cattle for that matter).

            i know you are kind of guys who never know that city belong to all citizens of that country. perhaps you might think that those who acquire land at your state should not be there from first place.
            to be realiistic, juba does not belong to any one but rather to any sudanese citizen.
            acquiring land in non other than your respective state is not term grabbing of the land.

            to those thugs who loot other people’s cattles using the weapon provided by NCP, let me advice your thick low iq mind, that you may loot your brother today, but when your true anemy(arabs wannabe or thugs’ gun providers) turns against, you would have no one to help you, simply because your brother as lost his trust toward you.

            please receive your weapon from NCP, but do not for nilote’s God sake use your weapon against your nilote brothers and sisters.

            human life is far precious than cattles that you loves(cheap low IQ lazy thugs and money lovers millitias).

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  • 28 January 2010 12:26, by Danisco

    Please people let’s first be careful for the way we do things but not to make a mess and then regret later so as sudanese let’s try to control all our issues by knowledge thank you for reading

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    • 28 January 2010 23:29, by Wende Yongaptheeth

      Sure, the USA makes weapeans as an industrial power for business so do the other industrialized nations such as Russia,Germany, Ukraine, Korea, China, France, the UK Israel, and even South Africa and Brazil , Iran and former Sadam Hussein Iraq and so forth.

      We knows the above facts and we do not needs to be taught or told anymore all we needs to know is who bring them to North of Sudan?

      Who import them to South of Sudan and for what purpose?

      Is there a participation of Southerners in weapons smuggling?

      Then who in the South is smuggling these weapons?

      I’m not anti arabs as a racial group so do I not against caucasians or the whites as a racial group.

      Someone alleged that it is the Anglosaxons who are the devils of this World, I do not agree with him because I know some horrendous crimes that were committed by Africans against fellow Africans, Muslims against fellow Muslims, whites against fellow whites, Arabs against fellow arabs and so forth.

      I hate generalization in religious, ethnic, racial, national, color and whatever term.

      I’m a black man, well educated and as the former South African president Thabo Mbeki put it that I’m a black man and I’m at home and very comfortable in my own skin and African religion. Why does it disturb these who are not comfortable in their own skins and religions?

      Blame no USA or any other power on the entire globe because they donot drop weapons at our door steps, it is we the Sudanese who go to them and buy weapons with money that is really needed back in the Sudan.

      T

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    • 30 January 2010 06:34, by Hardlinner

      stick with your civilized words danisco.

      most people on the board are just bunch of uncivilized individuals.

      i may not mension them, but they know who they are (cheap tribal guys with less regard to human life).

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