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May 24, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has called for the immediate approval and deployment of a regional deterrence and protection force to end ongoing violations of the cessation hostilities agreement signed with his former deputy turned rebel leader, Riek Machar.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir wants a regional protection force deployed to the country as soon as possible (Photo: Reuters)

President Kiir made the appeal at the swearing-in ceremony of South African president, Jacob Zuma who was recently re-elected for a second term in office, in Pretoria on Saturday.

Accompanying Kiir is a minister in his office, Awan Guol Riak, and several military officers and presidential aides in a trip many say would be an opportunity for the South Sudanese delegation to engage with other African leaders.

“This is an important function for us to attend because our delegation headed by the president will hold sideline meetings with other leaders and representatives of different governments from across the continent and the world,” Riak told journalists on Friday at Juba international airport prior to departure.

“It will be an opportunity for us to solicit support from these leaders to settle this current conflict. Most of the leaders attending the inauguration of the president, Jacob Zuma, are people with especial attachment or connection with our problems,” the minister added.

A presidential aide also accompanying president Kiir told Sudan Tribune on Saturday that more than 40 foreign leaders were in attendance at the ceremony, including the presidents of Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Somalia, as well as the vice-presidents of several African nations.

The aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the president had held sideline meeting with a number of key African leaders in which he stressed that pro-Machar rebel forces would continue to commit ceasefire violations.

“He (Kiir) made it abundantly clearly that the rebels of Riek Machar would never respect [the] cessation of hostilities [agreement] unless a deterrence and protection force is deployed to secure and provide protection during the movement of the monitoring and verification team to track down and report independently the side violating or failing to implement the agreement,” the aide told Sudan Tribune on Saturday from Pretoria.

The aide said president Kiir had also held talks with Zuma during with he asked for the South African president’s support at the African Union to consider deployment of a foreign force.

REBELS BLAMED FOR VIOLATIONS

The calls for a regional protection force come amid accusations of ongoing violations of the ceasefire agreement by Machar-led forces.

In a public address in Jonglei state capital Bor on Thursday as part of commemorations marking the inception of the national army (SPLA), governor General John Kong Nyuon provided details of a series of alleged attacks on government forces in Upper Nile and Unity states since the signing of the peace pact earlier this month.

“The rebels made several attacks on SPLA positions since then. One in Rubkona, killing 27 SPLA soldiers,” he said.

“They made another attack at Kilo 50, between Tharjath and Bentiu, and another one in eastern Upper Nile, Maiwut, and another attack in northern part of Renk,” he added, saying attacks remained ongoing.

He claimed monitors, who were deployed in the field last month, have no facilities to verify who is really attacking who.

“If you sit in one place, how will you know what is happening there if you don’t have facilities to go there [and the] facilities to get information?” he said.

Nyuon also claimed that rebel forces were deliberately provoking further clashes.

“How can two parties violate [the] ceasefire? It must be one party. If one doesn’t begin [the] other one will not do anything,” he said.

Escalating political tensions within South Sudan’s ruling SPLM party turned violent in mid-December last year, sparking an armed conflict between government loyalists and Machar aligned rebels.

The crisis has led to massive displacement across the country and reignited tribal tensions, with both sides accused of committing atrocities.

A renewed ceasefire deal signed on 9 May in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa following a face to face meeting between Kiir and Machar – their first since conflict erupted, has failed to stem violence on the ground.

The Intergovernmental Development Authority on Development (IGAD), which is mediating peace talks between the warring sides, is pushing for the deployment of a regional protection force to enforce the ceasefire deal.

The US has also called for a quick deployment of African forces, saying it was key to ensuring a real cessation of hostilities.

The proposed deployment has been rejected by Machar, who claims it would widen and regionalise the conflict.

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  • 25 May 10:01, by Mi diit

    This foolish president is so scared of Riek Machar that he will invite the whole world to fight for him. Museveni ridiculed him for handling his country’s security in the hands of foreigners like Uganda or regional forces he so beg. Let him hang himself as Museveni advised. Shame on coward and sell out leadership of Salva Kiir.

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    • 25 May 10:07, by Mi diit

      There is nothing new in that incompetent mission by Salvatore Kiir. Those African leaders knew him long time ago in and out. They know he is an incompetent and illiterate leader who also lied to the world about a coup attempt in Juba and plunged his own country in deep chaos. They will hear him but not understand to his trash as usual.

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    • 25 May 11:23, by Rommel

      Mi diit:
      As usual, you’re incredibly delusional. Riek has never been a competent military leader. No one fears him. Salva Kiir is a myopic fool, but even he understands that you quite simply cannot hope to maintain a ceasefire in the absence of a monitoring and verification team with sufficient security protection.

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      • 25 May 11:38, by Mi diit

        Rommel, what Salvatore kiir asks for is a regional force that will behave like UPDF of Uganda and fight for him (deter rebels) while he Kiir will continue to violate the ceasefire by attacking the rebels believing that the foreign forces will continue to protect him. Kiir is nobody to Machar. They belong to different schools of thought.

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        • 25 May 12:35, by Rommel

          Mi diit:
          Are you still banging on about the Ugandans!? There are only three [3] to four [4] thousand Ugandan soldiers in South Sudan... That’s a drop in the ocean in comparison with what Khartoum did for you during the war. We had to contend with an enemy that was well furnished with a palette of destructive weaponry and over 100, 000 men, accompanied by bombers, jets, and helicopter gunships..

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          • 25 May 12:42, by Rommel

            .. And tens of thousands of aligned militiamen — the PDF and the Murahaleen, and tens of thousands of Khartoum compliant Nuer militiamen. You’re complaining about the presence of a small contingent of Ugandan soldiers after only five [5] months, while we had to deal with an entire army and their militias for thirteen [13] years following your defection. Don’t complain.

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            • 25 May 13:44, by Reuben

              Rommel
              You can not compare the SPLA of today and the SPLA during the liberation movement.It is easy to defeat the SPLA of today without it having foreign support, like UPDA.The reasons being:1.The SPLA of today are reluctant to fight because the generals own lots of property and money in foreign banks no one wants to day living those wealths;2.The army are not regularly paid.

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              • 25 May 13:52, by Reuben

                Rommel
                3.SPLA is not unified under one command, several groups of SPLA with loyality to different masters.4.Some SPLA fighters consider the current war as tribal war,other do not want to fight because they are fighting their brothers.5.Mobilisation prove to be hard, take example of governor of Lakes who fail to mobilise you.6.Place like Equatoria are mobilising to protect their area.

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                • 25 May 13:57, by Reuben

                  7.No one wants to die for corrupt leaders.8.Riek macher is fighting for the Vision of 64 tribes out of the 65.

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                  • 25 May 14:00, by Reuben

                    9.Riek Vision does not leave out the 65th tribe as well.

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                    • 25 May 14:35, by Rommel

                      Reuben:
                      Human rights:
                      Riek has committed egregious human rights abuses on a wide scale. The man is a mass murderer, responsible for the deaths of close to 30, 000 civilians. The fact that Riek can speak of human rights after having murdered so many people must mean that he is a sociopath, or mentally disturbed at the very least.

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                      • 25 May 14:36, by Rommel

                        Equality [no tribalism]:
                        This is what Riek said to a journalist-historian in the wake of the 1991 split:
                        He discounted tribalism as “from a different age”, though boasted that he has “not seen a Nuer who doesn’t support me.” In the same breath, he added, “if there is a tribal element, the Nuer would destroy all the Dinka.” (Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda, Scott Pete

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                        • 25 May 14:38, by Rommel

                          "The atrocities committed are things [the Dinka] asked for”, he said. He claimed he had dictated what happened: “Fighting at Bor did not get out of control. I was in total control of how far the troops went. “(Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda, Scott Peterson)

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                          • 25 May 14:41, by Rommel

                            Are you really going to argue that you would support a man responsible for the deaths of close to 30, 000 civilians!? A man so disturbed, so delusional that he so sickeningly boasted that his tribe could wipe out an entire tribe!? It seems that people are ignorant of Riek’s terrible human rights violations, his caustic tribal rhetoric and his history of failures. He is not a viable alternative.

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                            • 25 May 14:44, by Rommel

                              Is this the man that claims that he can unite the people of South Sudan!? How!? He is a deceptive, mass murdering chauvinist. He has no genuine regard for democracy or equality. He has killed tens of thousands of civilians. He is tainted. He only represents himself.

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                • 25 May 15:47, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

                  Government of Republicans of South Sudan, can not receive the force of protection hopefully, because, it will be like UNMISS and African union AU force in Abyei. These organizations their mandates are poor indeed, the civilians are dying in their present,

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          • 25 May 15:04, by Reuben

            Rommel
            It seems from your writing that u support a person not his ideas.you should know that the people of South Sudan are tired of current misrule.They know that Riek committed untold atrocity against dinka bor in 1991, however he took responsibility and apologized to the victims and South Sudanese in general.Riek’s program for South Sudan is beautiful and this was what S.Sudanese dreamt for 50y

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            • 25 May 15:13, by Reuben

              I know that Human rights is very important.In some places it is hard to get support when your record is not straight but in South Sudan people are not after your record provided (90% illitrate) that you come up with a good program that can help them.The current misrule has affected every one from towns to the villages.Riek has support whether directly or indirectly.

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              • 25 May 15:20, by Reuben

                Rommel
                Because of his gentleness to take responsibility of 91 and because of his good program for south Sudan,the family of late Dr Garang are on his side.

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            • 25 May 15:14, by Rommel

              Reuben:
              A man’s ideas are undoubtedly of great importance, but the nature of his character is infinitely more valuable. A serial killer and a rapist might have good ideas interrelated to their vices and crimes, but their crimes necessarily preclude them from participating in the political environment.

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              • 25 May 15:17, by Rommel

                Riek killed perhaps as many as 30, 000 Dinka civilians, and so if he became Sovereign, that would necessarily mean that our lives are worthless — and we’ll never accept that. And because Salva Kiir has killed innocent Nuer civilians, he has absolutely no right to be the President of South Sudan either. He has lost all legitimacy.

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                • 25 May 15:20, by Rommel

                  If Salva Kiir were to continue as President, that too would necessarily mean that the lives of the innocent Nuer civilians that his forces killed in Juba are worthless, and that sets a bad precedent that simply cannot be accepted. There should be an inclusive interim government, without Salva and Riek.

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                  • 25 May 15:22, by Rommel

                    I’ve often said that the Dinka should acknowledge and embrace others as equals. Our representation in the government is far too high; it should drop from its current 59% to 10-15% at the very most, in order that the constituent sixty-four [64] tribes of South Sudan get proper representation in government.

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                    • 25 May 15:32, by Rommel

                      Nyandeng Mabior wants to put pressure on Salva Kiir, but she has not accepted Riek as her leader. She has been silent for a while, hasn’t she? Her son is an absolute idiot. How he can live with himself is beyond me. Riek called Dr. John Garang a devil, tried to overthrow him and killed almost 30, 000 of his people. If the dead could speak, they would disown Mabior for his betrayal.

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              • 25 May 15:32, by Reuben

                Rommel
                What you are reason out is practically unworkable in the situation of south Sudan.Few people might support you but majority are after replacing the current misrule by rule of justice, democracy, federal system ...etc and only Riek appears to be the one fulfilling that.

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                • 25 May 15:44, by Rommel

                  Reuben:
                  What on earth are you on about? Riek cannot deliver democracy and justice, just as night does not deliver light. Riek is as near to justice as Pluto is to the sun. We need blood, and more importantly, we need new blood that is not guilty of having shed blood. Our leaders must have a clean conscience and clean hands.

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                  • 25 May 15:45, by Rommel

                    A cursory examination of Riek’s record reveals a man that utterly failed to deliver on his promise to deliver a greater degree of democracy and plurality in his own faction. His human rights record is abysmal and his leadership skills are sorely lacking.

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                    • 25 May 15:49, by Rommel

                      Riek failed completely as a man that so strenuously promulgated his *pretended* belief in democratic ideals and institutional reforms for political gain. Riek did not introduce greater transparency and accountability in his movement and he didn’t create any democratic institutions.

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                      • 25 May 15:51, by Rommel

                        Riek’s colleagues, in what was the Nasir faction, condemned him for concentrating power in his own hands — authoritarianism. Among these detractors was Joseph Oduho; a widely respected political mental giant. Arok Thon Arok also voiced the same opinions. In fact, prior to Joseph Oduho‘s death, the respected elder lambasted the Nasir faction leader for being authoritarian.

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    • 25 May 11:32, by Gat Gan Kiir

      Ah ah, poor Gogrial chief Mr. Inu still call for help from outsiders to come and protect his Kingdomship, where were foolish majority of Dinka? South Sudan is not belong to african countries whom you are inving, it’s for 64 tribes habit the country, if you fail to get support from these tribes, you must go home and keep your cattle. Nuer declared kaclora and nobody will stop us to remove you.

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    • 26 May 07:22, by daniell

      There is a vase majority of army in Southern Sudan and the thing that Southern Sudanese still insecure from rebel perpetrators is that they are not acting under the command of Salva Kiir.So spla/m party need to sell its policies to the country like South Africa in order to operate the army as to protect the citizens.

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  • 25 May 10:04, by Jalaby

    Well, Mr. Kiir’s appeal for regional forces to come so quickly to south Sudan shows clearly that he is at very weak position and can’t beat the rebel and his government survival is due to foreign troops protection in the south such as Ugandans, SPAL-N, JEM, etc!

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    • 25 May 10:11, by Jalaby

      Mr. Kiir search for regional protection indicates clearly that he is not serious in reaching a deal with rebel and end the war, he is not willing to release power or sacrifice his presidential seat at all.
      I am just wondering, if you guys want to live under regional and foreign troops protection and you called them to come quickly, are you a sovereign country?

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      • 25 May 10:20, by Jalaby

        I can see the south is heading towards UN trusteeship (please mark my words), I am just wondering, what is the difference between being under Khartoum ruling and being under regional or UN trusteeship? do you think both are two faces for the same coin?
        Why you failed to establish your own country and rule yourself without inviting foreign troops?!
        This is ridiculous!!

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        • 25 May 11:32, by Bravo Nuer

          Jalaby our cousin dinka brothers from Garden of Aden are diehard for power lust to an extent that a dinka will better love his entire people perish if this maintains him in power.Turabi once prophesied this curse of generational sins long time ago that South Sudan will not be a stable country because of dinka lust for power and this is what we are witnessing. kiir will sell every part of this land

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          • 25 May 11:40, by Bravo Nuer

            to every country supplying his faltering and emaciated regime with troops like he did to Egypt, Uganda, Kenya. he promised Egypt to set up a big Airpot in Jalhak near Paloch oilfield to intercept Ethiopian Dam and North Sudan.he promised them to resume digging of Jonglei Canaal to boost water abundance in Egypt. he promised Uganda and Kenya 50% oil percentage when the pipeline of Port Lamu is over

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            • 25 May 11:54, by Bravo Nuer

              he promised SPLA N and JEM 15% oil percentage to enable them buy arms to topple Khartoum who is a thorn in his master museveni flesh in IGAD summit.so what next? the RSS is on sale only for power retention. but kiir doesn’t know it is external interests for the country to crash nosedive beyond Somalia status so that they come in and drink up the M7 leftovers.RSS $billions in UG bank withheld by M7

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              • 25 May 12:05, by Bravo Nuer

                in the false pretext that South Sudan millions of dollars which were flown to Uganda because of rebels proximity to Juba Capital in January and deposited in Ugandan Central Bank have caught fire which has consumed it up all.why only South Sudan money caught fire besides Ugandan cash? why such a big incidence of international concern wasn’t covered and reported by credible media houses only M7 lied

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          • 25 May 12:53, by Rommel

            Bravo Nuer:
            You’re quoting Turabi!? I suppose I really shouldn’t be surprised... he is after all the founding father of the very same Ignaz Nazis that so generously supported you during the war. You’re accusing us of selling the country? You idiots were instrumental in Khartoum’s ability to purchase weapons when you gave them unfettered access to our oilfields.

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            • 25 May 13:20, by Rommel

              Do you have evidence that proves that Kiir intends to have Egypt build an air base for the express purpose of bombing Ethiopia’s renaissance dam? This is another example of one of the ongoing and crippling flaws in all of your feign thesis - your inability to objectively distinguish between evidence, and wishful thinking.

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              • 25 May 13:32, by Rommel

                The people in Juba are idiots, but even they haven’t ’promised’ Egypt anything regarding the Jonglei canal. The last time I heard of this project was in 2011, and nothing has since materialized. Please provide evidence that Salva Kiir has promised Uganda and Kenya 50% of the remittance that we receive from oil.

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              • 25 May 13:34, by Rommel

                The people in Juba are idiots, but even they haven’t ’promised’ Egypt anything regarding the Jonglei canal. The last time I heard of this project was in 2011, and nothing has since materialized. Please provide evidence that Salva Kiir has promised Uganda and Kenya 50% of the remittance that we receive from oil.

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                • 25 May 13:49, by Rommel

                  Do you have evidence of Salva Kiir ever having ’promised’ SPLM-N and JEM 15% of the oil revenue? Provide evidence or admit that you lied, yet again. Present the required evidence otherwise your perspective will become skewed due to bias. Don’t reply to me without producing the required evidence. It’s okay, I like it when you make stuff up.

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                  • 25 May 20:20, by Bravo Nuer

                    Rommel I was not aligned with Khartoum during liberation days and to tell you the truth the fighters of SPLA who fought against NIF were not South Sudanese alone but Sudanese of all walks of life from Eastern Sudan,Central and South Sudan not Dinka as you might subjectively boast .Nuer bore the brunt of all liberation battles if you will deny it as usual Funj and Nubians plus Eastern Sudanese are

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                    • 25 May 20:33, by Bravo Nuer

                      independent witnesses. to provide you with the tangible evidences pertaining to those futile kicks of dying kiir, the ground has proven it practically by capturing a number of Egyptians including an intelligent photographer in Ayod battle who has disclosed all secrecy behind accord of his junta regime with tribal dominion in Juba. the proofs are withheld for they were leaked within and should not

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                      • 25 May 20:46, by Bravo Nuer

                        be thrown to pigs as all extracted through hard work of our internal fronts. Rommel I know you are a smart Dinka but just tribalism allegiance uprooted you from your intellectual landscape to support kiir not because kiir is anything to you but dinkaism solidarity. you wont deny kiir is loved by a few snakes under his dinkocratic regime now because of money not that he has any substance.has he?

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                        • 25 May 21:13, by Bravo Nuer

                          kiir is too illegitimate beyond redemption and South Sudan under these few days of kiir’s innuism era is tied to a big stake and zero grazed but being waited with dirty gourds in hands to milk it to the last drop like court case cow. Rommel should kiir fail to give up power before this rainy season,Dinka in Warrap and Aweil will taste the real fruits of genocide they brewed against Nuer.

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                    • 25 May 20:52, by Rommel

                      Bravo Nuer:
                      The SPLA was not entirely composed of Dinka soldiers, but we were the clear majority. The Nuba were the second largest component of the movement, and this was especially true after your defection in 1991. Only a small handful of Nuer soldiers remained after 1991.

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                      • 25 May 20:57, by Rommel

                        To state that the Nuer bore the brunt of the war is absolutely ridiculous. It is perhaps the biggest lie I’ve ever come across. We provided more battalions, more divisions and more martyrs than you did, because there wasn’t a point in which were allies of Khartoum. You were allies with Khartoum for thirteen [13] years. You don’t border the North. We do.

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                        • 25 May 21:02, by Rommel

                          We border the North from South Darfur, to East Darfur, to West Kordofan, to South Kordofan, to White Nile State, to Sennar and Blue Nile State. Our extensive border with the North exposed us to attacks from the SAF, the PDF and the Murahaleen. You were not subjected to perennial attacks. You didn’t have your crops destroyed by government supported Arab militias.

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                          • 25 May 21:11, by Rommel

                            We lost 250, 000 civilians in 1988-89, in Bahr el Ghazal alone. There was no comparitive government directed, man made tragedy of this sort in your lands. The only other people who have suffered as much as us are the Nuba. You were virtually unscathed because you were largely compliant with Khartoum. Even before 1991, you had groups working hand in hand with Khartoum. Don’t ever lie like that.

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                            • 25 May 21:24, by Rommel

                              I don’t support Salva Kiir. I want him gone, but if you intend on replacing him with Riek, then the war will continue. I want justice for Nuer civilians killed in Juba. The Dinka haven’t taken this war seriously. Only 20, 000 troops have been mobilized since the war began. If you insist on Riek, then the Dinka must institute conscription in greater Bahr el Ghazal and raise an army of 200, 000.

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                              • 25 May 21:29, by Rommel

                                We’re already in the rainy season. Do you think that this will be the first time that we will have engaged you in battle in the rainy season? What advantages does the rainy season confer upon you? We’ve been rebels longer than you. Our soldiers and generals have fought in the rainy season, as rebels... for decades.

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                                • 25 May 21:36, by Rommel

                                  There are no Egyptian military forces operating in South Sudan. That’s another one of your many lies. Even Riek has denied that Egyptian military units are at all present in South Sudan. Is Riek lying? Here’s a source: http://www.turkishpress.com/news/403952/

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                                • 25 May 21:45, by Bravo Nuer

                                  rommel it is too shameful to mention "our soldiers and generals" just mention our UPDF mercenaries and JEM as this is your indirect theme.if it were those alleged generals and soldiers of yours you would be either a rebel now instead or in refugees camp but the latter would be the easiest choice.let us not empty our lungs for what will happen. let Machar sum up his regional tour and see how tables

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                                  • 25 May 22:00, by Bravo Nuer

                                    turn ugly against your fishy regime. the regime is likely to collapse within but I don’t want to clear off your tribal cancer with some insights. I told you those any port in storm deals between idiot kiir and every passing cloud were supplied painfully by our internal fronts and should not be tossed to swines. kiir is intoxicated by both power and whiskey and he signs all papers at a glance.

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                                  • 25 May 22:01, by Rommel

                                    Bravo Nuer:
                                    You wish to speak of shame!? You were Khartoum’s greatest allies during the war, and you still don’t wish to admit this documented fact. That’s your shame. I can’t believe that you people wish to complain about only three [3] to four [4] thousand Ugandan soldiers when Khartoum deployed its entire army against us during the civil war.

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                            • 25 May 21:32, by Bravo Nuer

                              Rommel Dinka generational lying habit has been more superior stronghold which is the basis of their being labelled as proud men with words without proud confrontation with swords.it is truly naked that Dinka can sell you away live by words and can lie to you he is safeguarding you.As I told you I was an SPLA actor throughout and was never absent in any iota of its duty till CPA but Dinka take all.

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                              • 25 May 21:43, by Rommel

                                Bravo Nuer:
                                You’re accusing me of lying? Why is it that you have so conveniently shirked your obligations and requests made of you? I asked you for evidence for your many fanciful assertions, but you’ve been predictably reticent. Why? This does not go unnoticed. You’ve inadvertently conceded that you were lying in your failure to provide the requested evidence.

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        • 25 May 11:40, by Rommel

          Jalaby:
          Are you suggesting that a military force of three [3] to four [4] thousand Ugandan soldiers, interspersed in Juba, Bor and Western and Eastern Equatoria is ultimately what is keeping tens of thousands of rebels at bay? There were no Ugandan soldiers when we took Malakal, Ulang and Nasser. They lost their stronghold. They don’t sound so formidable to me.

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          • 25 May 11:58, by Rommel

            If your country didn’t lose a quarter of a million to half a million people in Darfur, wasn’t a State sponsor of terror, didn’t invite Islamists fighters from Egypt and Somalia to fight in the South and wasn’t itself experiencing war, you could talk.

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            • 25 May 12:19, by Rommel

              In your inimitable aloof style, you’ve yet again exposed your ignorance by asking what the essential difference would be between being under the aegis of radical Islamist, ethnic cleansing, Ignaz Nazi genocidaires and being under the UN. The UN doesn’t annex and occupy lands, doesn’t deploy the Murahaleen to terrorize civilians, and it doesn’t commit genocide. That’s the difference.

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              • 25 May 14:22, by Jalaby

                Rommel,
                Stop your ignorance and continue to be a liar and make others laugh on you!!
                When did Sudan use Egyptians or Somalians in the south war before? when? why you failed to abduct anyone of them and show them to media? Our youths who actually fought you bravely in the south and you knew them very well! Stop being liar!!

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                • 25 May 14:51, by Rommel

                  Jalaby:
                  The above doesn’t even constitute a reply; it’s just more of your emotional outbreaks. Your incoherent rage ranting is actually quite entertaining. You really should calm down, Jalaby. You don’t have to believe me. Here’s the source: http://www.aberfoylesecurity.com/?p=533

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                  • 25 May 14:59, by Rommel

                    It seems that you want to condemn Juba for what Khartoum has done in the past. You brought in Egyptians, Somalis and others during your Jihadic war, so I suggest that you have a good, hard look at yourself before you subject us to your nauseating brand of moralisation. Here’s another source: http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article40746

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  • 25 May 10:10, by wang

    1. Foreign troops must withdrawn from our soil
    2. Kiir must step-down
    Without meeting with these two demands first then Mrs. Kiir is wasting her time.

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    • 25 May 11:36, by Wicdail

      The purpose for these bunches of idiots and their incompetent leader (Kirr) was not literally about to congratulated Jacob Zema of SA for his victory. Rather, they see this as an opportunity to went and beg regional and international leaders to help their brutal regime. Instead of withdrawing the UPDF and likes as required by ceasefire, they are asking for more troops. What a curse to this nation?

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  • 25 May 19:40, by jijury

    Dr. Machar is fighting for a peaceful prosperous South Sudan where all citizens are treated equally unlike incompetent Kiir who trained his home villagers to come and kill Nuer in the national capital.

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    • 25 May 19:49, by Rommel

      jijury:
      You people are delusional. Riek recently said this about Salva: You are a discredited leader, you have committed massacres, I hope he accepts that," Machar said. Didn’t Riek not too long ago admit to committing massacres in the 90s when he put on a spectacular show, in which he apparently broke down in tears!?

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      • 25 May 19:50, by Rommel

        Those crocodile tears were apparently meant to be received as genuine expressions of regret, when they were just derivatives of cynical and artful political calculation. Riek’s use of words like democracy, human rights and equality is insincere and altogether meaningless, when his past statements -and more importantly- his actions, are put under the microscope.

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        • 25 May 20:25, by Rommel

          Why was Riek condemned for authoritarianism when he was in charge of his own faction in the 90s!? Why did he fail to create democratic institutions!? Why did he fail to institute greater transparency and accountability!?

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  • 25 May 20:08, by Kim Deng

    There is a big difference between coward Jaang and the Mighty Nuer Warriors when it comes to Nuer vs Jaang. Coward Jaang always begg for outside help including forming allies ( British, NDA, Uganda, JEM, SPLA-N, 60+ tribes...) who can fight their war since 1800s, but the Mighty Nuer Warriors would only need logistic support.

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    • 25 May 20:31, by Rommel

      Kim Deng:
      The NDA was a political alliance, you idiot. It wasn’t military. The 60 or so tribes had incredibly small numbers in the movement during the war. The only people that we worked with were the Nuba and the people of Blue Nile. People like Matip fought side by side with Khartoum. Your alliance was not limited to logistics.

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      • 25 May 20:46, by Rommel

        Are you suggesting that you didn’t attack us when we were preoccupied with Khartoum? Did you just relax? You executed military operations in tandem with the SAF. Every time the SPLA tried to attack the oilfields in Unity State, we would be met with bombardment from the air, the SAF on the ground fighting alongside Paulino Matip, the PDF and the Murahaleen.

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  • 26 May 08:45, by Ambago

    You plunge your country into senseless war and you run around saying :
    “It will be an opportunity for us to solicit support from these leaders to settle this current conflict. Most of the leaders attending the inauguration of the president, Jacob Zuma, are people with especial attachment or connection with our problems,” .
    This is pathetic !

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