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January 8, 2011 (BENTUI/JUBA) – At least six people have been killed and 26 taken hostage in clashes over the weekend in Unity state between rebel militias and southern Sudan’s army – the SPLA – as the military give conflicting details on the attack, which comes days ahead of a referendum on the region’s independence.

SPLA spokesperson Philip Aguer, said the southern Sudan army ambushed militia loyal to Galwak Gai. He also claimed in statements to Reuters they were sent by Khartoum to disrupt the south’s referendum.

"They were coming from the north to disrupt the referendum. It is a known game. The spoilers are always here. They definitely came from Khartoum," he told Reuters. On Saturday Gai’s forces launched a counter attack against the SPLA.

Since the 2005 peace agreement ended hostilities between the north and south, the southern government, led by former rebel movement the SPLM, have periodically accused Khartoum of aiding southern militia in order to destabilize the region and disrupt the referendum.

Unity state governor Taban Deng Gai also accused the Khartoum government of funding the rebel group and supplying them with weapons in order to threaten referendum particularly in oil-rich Unity state.

Deng told Sudan Tribune on Saturday that Sudan’s ruling party the National Congress Party “gave 57 heavy artilleries to Galwak Gai forces to attack our communities in Unity state, and indeed they did it yesterday in attacking their forces at Tor-Abieth.”

The allegations have always been denied by Khartoum.

The underdeveloped south suffers from cattle raiding and resource-led ethnic violence, which is perpetuated by the prevalence of small arms in the region, a lasting remnant of the regions civil wars, despite various disarmament campaigns.

SPLA-spokesperson-Aguer said that his forces killed two of Gai’s rebels and captured 26 on Friday and killed four more the following day.

He told Sudan Tribune in Juba on Saturday that as well as the six rebels killed there were 14 people were killed and several others injured. He said that 32 militia fighters were apprehended. The killings appear to be a renewal of armed confrontation between two armed forces ahead of the referendum that begins today, Aguer said.

Speaking on Saturday Aguer said: “I am told armed groups belonging to the militia commander, Galwak Gai, have twice attacked our position in Tor Abieth yesterday and today.” He said that no SPLA soldiers had been injured.

“From our side, I am told no single soldier has been killed. There are also no reports of injuries on our side from the ground but I am told six on the side of the side of the attackers have been killed.”

“Two (of Gai’s militia) were killed yesterday on Friday and additional four others were killed today on Saturday and our forces are following them. They are conducting hot pursuit. They will not give them room to sabotage this coming referendum so that our people exercise their rights to vote in a free environment. They will make sure that they are outside southern territory today so that [the] upcoming vote is conducted in an in security free environment. They will make them run and bring them under control,” Aguer said.

Speaking at Juba International Airport Aguer said that 15 of the attackers had been brought to Juba, the capital of Southern Sudan, as proof of the attack.

“These are the very people who attacked our forces yesterday and again today. Their plan was to sabotage the conduct of this upcoming referendum,” said Aguer.

The United Nation Mission in Sudan, who is mandated to observe the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) has sent a team to Tor-Abieth, west of Wangkeay in Mayom county, in Unity state to investigate the incident.

In Unity state SPLA General Gatdet Nyakuay told Sudan Tribune that the SPLA will make sure citizens are protected during referendum and that the exercise is conducted peacefully.

Following disputed election results in some areas of the south, Gai and other disaffected members of the SPLM/A rebelled against the Government of Southern Sudan.

The most prominent until now has been George Athor a former high ranking SPLA general who lost his bid to become the governor of Jonglei state against the incumbent, who was nominated by the SPLM, the political wing of the SPLA.

However, Athor’s representatives signed a ceasefire with the SPLA on January 5 in Juba.

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  • 9 January 2011 05:42, by Bol Deng

    Dear Southerners,

    When referendum is near Gatluak Gai when to spoil it because our main enemy gave him a brave. Moreover, at the time when SPLA was about to capture Juba they rebel and started fighting SPLM/A because of power greed. Also, at the time when SPLM/A rose up against the Khartoum government,they started attacking people on the way to Bilfam. Not only those but when the South was about to establsished their governmnet,they rashed attacking villages and raid their cattles includding attacking SPLM centeres.

    are thse cotributions your pride? They are the curse of South Sudan because they can not think beyond their eye level. Thanks

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    • 9 January 2011 06:12, by Agutran

      We shouldn’t always be blaming Khartoum for everything, if we Southerners are too stupid not to see this historic event of January 9th of 2011, then we were born brainless and will die foolish.
      Even if Khartoum sent them, still we will have no reason to blame them at all, because whatever money they pay them to come and fight their own brothers in the south is the same oil money Arab withdrew in the South and southerners should have known that better.

      They are absolutely stupid tell Khartoum that the money you’re paying us is our own money, it’s our own money that you withdrew from the south and we should be the one paying you to work for us and not you paying us to go fight my own brothers and sisters in the South.

      The bottom line is you can not force any sense into the brain of idiots.

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      • 9 January 2011 08:02, by Gatwech

        Dear South Sudanese,

        Yes, the Nuer individuals or groups are the only "militias" and not even rebels or renegades.

        Well, keep up with that spirit of campaigning to spoil the name of the Nuer in general my cousins until it will be over soon!!!

        When George Athor, a army general rebelled and supported by Jallaba in Khartoum, he was only a renegade or rebel. But when a Nuer colonel rebelled, he is automatically a "militia".

        When the Dinka Gelweng attack unity state in hundreds, don’t tell the world. And when the Nuer attack, bring them and parade them infront of world cameras so that the world sees them as the only stupid tribe.

        very great indeed!

        Please vote for separation so that we settle!!!

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        • 9 January 2011 10:43, by Nhomlawda

          Gatwech

          The problems of South Sudan are caused by Nuer intellectuals like you. Nuer who attacks are innocent people. Nuer intellectuals including that rabish called Riek Machar do not want to take time to educate their communities of badness of their acts and stop them from being misused.
          Nuer intellectuals do not want to acknowledge problems Nuer community had done to their neighbors especially the Dinka and Shilluk because of incitement and appoligize for those mistakes.

          Nuer, Shilluk, and Dinka are cousins and we do not hate Nuer as a community; we hate misuse of innocent people by stupid Nuer intellectuals like Riek Machar and his associates.
          Therefore, brother, repent and stop supporting axes of evil in your community such as Riek Machar and his family militia under the command of Gatlwak Gai.

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          • 9 January 2011 11:00, by gramdiet

            Ok am not gonna go far but tell me wht u dnt like about riek macher as of now and please dnt be stupid to stay in the past

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          • 9 January 2011 14:30, by Gatwech

            Hi guys,

            We will continue to tolerate you until zero hour when our final freedom is achieved. Why, because we know who you are from your grandpa to your offsprings.

            Some of you even dared to question the wisdom used in tolerating you and dragging you slowly to the freedom day.

            Do you know how to shoot two birds with one stone? Well, it was Dr. Riek Machar whom you hated for correcting your past kings and turning the direction of the ship to the right path (self-determination in 1991).

            In 1997, Khartoum Peace Agreement was signed: Bashir was forced by strategy and committed himself to the right to self-determination (first time in Sudan’s history). He thought by doing so, Riek would be his permanent ally. Riek strategically "landed on his feet" as written by Western writer in his book. Self-determination got stuck in the vocabulary of Bashir even after losing Riek’s strategic alliance.

            2/ Late John Garang was forced by the international community and South Sudanese to reunite with Riek on the basis of self-determination or lose support. (You know he could not survive without support). Riek traded leadership with self-determination by telling Garang to be the leader but accept self-determination.

            Well, Bashir’s alliance with Riek has failed as was the leadership of Garang. But self-determination has survived!!! This is what we are celebrating today, 9th January.

            Some argue why Riek did not sign any of CPA’s protocol. The answer is simple. Accordiing to the Nuer wisdom which your likes would never understand. Riek wanted you people to be proud of CPA on his self-determination to referendum so that you don’t spoil it using the so-called united Sudan.

            Perhaps he wanted you to feel the delusional ownership of the CPA on self-determination so that you support its implementation.

            Even when your greediness, known to all southerners and the whole world surfaced in 2005 by forming the government with most of your tribe in the government, the Nuer wisdom which knows your culture tolerated you so that you eat and corrupt to satisfy yourself in order to support the match to referendum. You would have spoiled it, if you were not allowed to eat like orphans from the Nuer oil money.

            Thanks God that Salva Kiir is alive and well until the voting day because without him, your likes (Dinka) who believe in Benys would have lost hope and vote for unity. You would have refused an independent South led non-Dinka. The Nuer wisdom told them to allow the Dinka to eat in order to be carried by the wind of separation.

            Well, I am wasting my time lecturing to people who don’t have the guts to understand the deep wisdom of the Nuer.

            We congratulate ourselves for carrying you on board of separation and destroyed the so-called united new Sudan, your vision which was after second class citizenship. Garang was baptized in the name of separation when he finally confessed and said the people of South would not vote to be second class citizens.

            Our goal is to achieve independent South no matter how we tolerate greedy species through giving them the hope of eating for ever.

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            • 9 January 2011 17:30, by Kim Deng

              Son of the country (Gatwech),

              You’re wasting your time for devating with these traumatized coward Jaang/Slaves who lost their kins during Mighty Nuer Warriors (Jech-in-Bor) invasion toward their land in 1991.

              Just ignore them (Jaang/Slaves) because they will never admit the fact about who are for self-determination for South Sudan since 1975.

              Let them keep calling Nuer with whatever name they want since Nuer know very well who they are since day one. It’s a matter of time before the Mighty Nuer Warriors smash down Jaang/Slaves’ Kingdom to its knees.

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            • 9 January 2011 19:32, by Cholmaduk

              Dear gatwech
              As you says "He thought by doing so, Riek would be his permanent ally." That was all about 1997 Khartoum Peace Agreement. It was not a thought. It was a plan.Bashir was not signed Khartoum Peace Agreement with Dr.Riek Machar to allow South Sudan to have self-determination. It was not in Bashir’s mind,but the plan was to used Dr. Riek as a tool against the Spla/Splm since Riek is against the splm/a. The ideas of self-determination is a good idea,but it was misintepreted by Dr.Riek because the massacre of Bor’s civilians in 1991 proved that it was not for southern Sudanese self- determination.Beside that Bashir was never worry about Dr.Riek’s strategies when they signed that Kartoum Peace Agreement in 1997 because he know he can deceive him at time. The only Person the Arabs was worried was Horn Taap because he had the strategies of self-determination than D. riek,and they know that Horn Will not agree with any proposal they would propose apart from 1997 Kartoum Peace Agreement.therefore, the Arabs can not tolerate to stay with smart people like Horn Taap that is why they killed Horn Taap, and that is why the 1997 Khartoum Peace Agreemen was died. Mr. Gatwech, Dr. John Garang was not confessed at all because did nothing wrong. Dr.Riek is always confessing for misterpreting self-deternmination. You also says that the international community convinced Dr.John Garang to have Peace with Dr.Riek Machar, well who jointed who between Dr.John and Dr.Riek? My friend Gatwech, we both know more about our past leaders as well as our current leaders in Southern Sudan, we should not always go back and pointing fighter at each other instead of being creative and encourageous to keep our generations and next generations United. Individual acts should not be count on the entire community, but the reason is count is the reason each community in South Sudan support individual acts.
              Chol.

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          • 10 January 2011 05:01, by padiit gaga

            Nhomlawda.

            You are alair to say Nuer can apoligize to their neighboring tribes many tribe hate Dinka for their greedlly acts the attack shilult the hate Lam thesame the attack Achol and Baria tribes in Juba Dinka tried to change the name of district in Juba to called Bor.

            Last year Dinka millitia Athor Attack GOSS when he lost the election, and also Abel Alier distroyed the 1972 peace agreement with north. Many southern hate Dinka for their greedy acts,Spla is movement of all southernes the fighters of this movement is not Dinka, but only leadership even when Dr.Lam and Dr. Riek correct the Lat leader leadership some Shilut and Nuer tribes have been still in SPL army.

            Just vote for separation because it is our vision do not belaim other tribes just watch only our main enmy( Arab).

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        • 9 January 2011 11:08, by AUGUSTINO DENG

          Hey Gatwech,

          Don’t lie. Now, why do you keep your tone down and you always jump up and supported Nuer. Did you realized that Nuer are the victims and the worse ever community in Southern Sudan? You mentioned Gelweng, what kind of name is that? Can you tell me what tribe is Gelweng belong to? Don’t lie by saying that Gelweng is belong to Dinka Nyarweng, Dinka Hol, Dinka Ruweng of Unity and Dinka Panaruu as well.

          I wanted you to be specific as a man who tell the truth.
          I know that you tried to create that name in order to get your argument fitted and aware others Nuer to emerge. Shame on you. We Dinka People we don’t have that kind of name in Dinka Community. Maybe he is a Nuer born and grow up in other remote area of Nuer.

          By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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        • 9 January 2011 11:20, by Kiirpeter Chol

          Are people Of Gatlwak & Gatwich’s calver been bewiched or it is the true sense that the National criminal party is using part of the South to destroy the entire South?

          we are here not talking about Nuer as a tribe but rather the evil desires of ’some of the Nuer renegades.’

          Believe me or not, with the feityless behaviers of our leaders like the so called Gatlwak, Nuers will continue to be gathered in front of international media as you may calm.

          my pride is the job well done by SPLA for keeping their eyes open in avoiding such fatal evil deeds.
          thats great and all of us must try to provide a peacefull atmosphere for the conduct of referendum.

          FEISTY/ FATALISTIC KIIR.

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        • 10 January 2011 02:04, by Dr.Lologo

          Even thouhg i used to disagreed with Gatweck or ever his name but i really forgive him all what he has been writing becuase he the interest of the people rather than individuals "Good Spirit Gatweck keep on moving"

          Let’s focus for referendum voting we will get to the later, this is our chance it only once for the rest of our life.

          Let’s thank those who deliveryed for us this special moment in our hitory.

          Please guys forgive each other at this time and vote wise.

          God Bless you all

          Dr.Lologo

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    • 9 January 2011 10:24, by Nhomlawda

      Bol Deng,

      As I said earlier, that 25% of registered voters in Unity State was a matter of grave concern and has now come true.

      This is a well coordinated arrangement from Nuer militias including their chief Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny.

      Remember 25% of registered votes were purposely registered in Unity State so that their polling stations would be attacked on polling days so that they should not vote and South Sudan is denied the opportunity to establish its own independent state.

      Gatlwak Gai is fighting for Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny. Remember Gatlwak started his rebellion because Angelina Teny was not made a governor of Unity State and Riek is the husband of Angelina.

      Riek Machar and his followers are the axes of evil in South Sudan.

      SPLA had spoiled their plans, thank to Gen. Nhial Deng, Gier Chuang and Hoth Mai for their hard work during this crucial time.

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    • 9 January 2011 11:09, by Jayo

      For those who want to make this incident a tribal issue.It is not about Nuer,Dinka, Shilluk etc.It is about the enemies of South Sudan using ignorant Southerners to spoil our independent vote.I am so sad at how Southerners use every opportunity to spread tribal hate.Until we remove tribal divisions from our mindset, South Sudan will sadly be a failed state making the doom prophecy of Naysayers true.

      I want the person who commented above to know that it was Gen Peter Gatdet who captured those stupids culprits.Thank to the gallant SPLA forces at the frontiers of South Sudan.So it is not about Nuer or Unity state.Thank to Gen Peter Gatdet.

      I am South Sudanese who loves to see our viable and successful nation and to proof the enemies of our people wrong.

      I am a Dinka but I believe Dinka chauvanist like Landlord are uneducated and Ignorant.

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      • 9 January 2011 13:49, by Nhomlawda

        Jayo,

        Recently Al Bashir was interviewed in Al Jazeera TV on Abyei case especially possibilities of Dinka Ngor and Masirieya fighting. Bashir said categorically that he was in charge of Masirieya tribe and large scale attacks on Dinka Ngor will not happen as long as Abyei case is solved through political mean. I brought this case to inform you that every politician must be in charge of his community that he represents and he must control their actions.

        Remember Riek Machar is de facto Nuer leader and he must be able to control the community effectively. Instead it is his immediate people in Bentiu who are causing havoc all over South Sudan. Riek Machar supporters attack disarmed civilians in Warrap and Lakes States frequently with the motive to make people angry about government lack of security after their guns were taken away and drop support for GOSS and president Salva Kiir. Riek Machar as a leader of Nuer community in general and Unity State Nuer in particular had not once publicly condemned Unity State Nuer barbaric actions on unarmed civilians in Lakes and Warrap States.

        Second, Gatlwak Gai is fighting on behave of Riek Machar family against Taban Deng Gai and his supporters including of course President Salva Kiir and South Sudan.

        If Riek fails to persuade his wife in bed to drop her governorship ambition and failed to persuade her supporters to be calmed after she lost elections, than what kind leader do you think Riek Machar is?

        Gatlwak rebellion is a Riek Machar family rebellion against Unity State government and South Sudan in general.

        Therefore, do you want South Sudan to be destroyed again by Riek Machar and his associates or what do you want surely by telling us that this issue is not tribal?

        This Gatlwak Gai rebellion has nothing to do with NCP government, this rebelion is supported by Riek Machar family and NCP is used as a scapegoat for something just within the power cycle in South Sudan.
        Until Riek Machar and his supporters stop their visionless aims and acts against South Sudan people and systems, we will never cease from condemning him, his supporters and their imprudent and visionless actions and aims.

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    • 9 January 2011 11:24, by Villageboy

      Who is to blame? Let us face the reality, South Sudan is "openly" hosting "Dar Fur rebels" fighting North Sudan! Wouldn’t it be "equitable, just, fair and reciprocal" for North Sudan to also sponsor South Sudan’s rebels?
      It’s a simple question with a logical answer! We Southerners should tell our leaders to "steer clear" of the internal affairs of the North and mind our own business because we can’t opt to distablize the North and expect the North to simply watch us without treating us the same way we are treating them! "Scratch my back I scratch yours"!

      It’s time our leaders start using their brains and effort to develop the South and alleviate the sufferings of our poverty-stricken populace instead of aiding and abetting rebels of other territories and when they do the same to us we start crying foul!!

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  • 9 January 2011 05:50, by landlord

    Anyagat gai tut and riek machar will never stop gat forever
    Death to nyagateen

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  • 9 January 2011 06:02, by Stephen Gatloth K

    Gatloh Gai (Bentiu),I am not happy when i heard that Gatluak is using as hunter dog once again by an Arab north.
    Please Gatluak you are out of your mine this time,doyou know how southerners tiried themselves forte sack of this very event.

    Please come home you will be rescue,Gatmachar (Dr.Riak)is here in Bentiu calling better to understand that otherwise.

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    • 9 January 2011 06:26, by Deng Ateny Lueth

      well, i believe any southern sudanese millitia attacking us at this critical moment is indeed mark as an anemy of the south for life and will deserve no forgiveness from us even if jesus convince southerners not to. i think president Kiir has forgiven a lot of millitas and award them with top government positions very time they backed to the south that is why there have been many rebelling against the government with the expectations that on his return he will be awarded top government position.

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      • 9 January 2011 10:41, by Garajuuech

        You are right brother; you got it.SPLM should stop rewarding people who work against their people.This has caused a tremandus pressure for a very long time.For me, anyone one who gets money from NCP-Northners should not be forgiven becuase he’s cause of many hardships that happen often to families in South not the North!! bye bye Northeners we are gone forevr and ever.May God bless the victims and rest them in Christ Jesus, Aman

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  • 9 January 2011 06:34, by Stephen kuach

    SHAME ON THOSE SOUTHERNERS WHO HAVE FORGOT THEIR FREEDOM AND THE BLOOD OF OUR HEROES WHO HAD DEID.SINCE THE CIVIL WAR STARTED IN SUDAN,SOUTHERNERS WERE THE ONLY ENEMY WITHIN THEMSELVES,ARABS HAD USED US IN A WAY THAT SOME PEOPLE CAN’T EVEN REALIZED UNTIL THIS VERY DAY.TO YOU THOSE WHO HAVE ACCEPTED THE BIBERY FROM KHARTOUM GOVERNMENT,CURSE ON YOU WITH YOUR MONEY.

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  • 9 January 2011 07:33, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    I will never stop condemning Nuer people as a whole. This Unity State will never be recognized as a State for the people. Nuer people put this Unity State in the list of terrorist. That is why everybody who rebel in the Movement is sent to Unity State. I think to those of Nuer people who always supported or denied the fact that Nuer are they cause to everything in Southern Sudan will not denied this stupid event in which Gatluak Gai consolidated his own troops in order to disband the acceleration of Referendum.

    Is there anyone from Nuer who will denied that Gatluak Gai is not from Nuer? When I condemned or accused Nuer, I don’t mean that Nuer are not people, but what I mean is the bad act that Nuer people do always and they don’t even win it. Why Nuer betrayed themselves always? Why they don’t have to be patient?

    I wish Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom and Dinka Panaruu Community of Panrieng are not included in this mess. We are a very transparent communities in Unity State. I wanted the whole Southern Sudanese communities in order not to combine the whole three communities in Unity State as rebels. The only community in target is Nuer Community. Shame on Nuer.

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    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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    • 9 January 2011 08:36, by Oduck Bol

      To Agustino

      I disagree with you totally. Why you generalze the whole community for the case of one person? What is the deffrent between your Dinka man George Author? Have any someone mention whole Dinka as nyagat or teirrost? I do not think so. please grow up.

      Why SPLM have not called Gatluak for peace talk like it did with Georg Author? Is it because he is not a Dinka man or did he refused the peace talk?
      SPM should have asked Gatluak for peace talk. If SPM asked him for peace but he refused,than SPM should keep trying because the safty of its citizens. But if SPLM rellying on its power to destoy Gatluak; I think that is not right, Sudan did not destoy the SPM.

      In my opinion,SPLM should use peace as its weapon this time to deal with those who claim that their right has been denied.

      My adevice to Nure commuinty is that Watsh out. what happened in Chollo Land last month may occure to you too through Gatluak. The reason will be they are looking for supporters of Gatluk or are supporters of Gatluak in that erea. And that is way of revangging.

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      • 9 January 2011 10:56, by AUGUSTINO DENG

        Hey Mr Oduck Bol,

        I’m not a kind of a person who supported nonense like you do nor I don’t even like someone who doesn’t know the truth.
        You said that " Why you generalze the whole community for the case of one person? In fact, if you know that it is the case for one person, then why it kills six people and the case was for one person? Do you think that one person is equivilent to six people? Or do you think that six people are not the people? Dr.Riek Machar Teny rebelled and he have killed 10,000 +. Paulino Matiip Nhial rebelled and he have killed 10,000 +. Peter Gatdet Yak rebelled and he have killed dozens of the people. Gabriel Tanginye rebelled and does the same. Gordon Kong rebelled and kill more than they others rebells have killed. Now, Gatluak Gai did the same thing again.

        Are you sure that these Extremist Commanders are not from Nuer Community? My friend Oduck Bol, truth is truth and its hurt alot when you tried to reveal it to the people. Nuer Community is not bad, but they needs to sit together and assure themselves for the fact that why they are always the victims of any violence in Southern Sudan? Why they are always victimized all the times? Let me be frank to you my friend. Unity State is not compose of Nuer alone. In Unity State, there are three Ethnic Communities namely: Nuer, Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom and Dinka Panaruu Community of Panrieng. Why Nuer only in the Unity State is the one terrorizing everything in Southern Sudan? Why they are easy to be prosylitized by Arabs in order to kill their own brothers? I loves Nuer people if the use preseverance as a key the can use all the time when they have a concern, but one thing that I can not tolerate from Nuer people is the word "Rebell".

        The word rebell now from Nuer is like someone who have AIDS. People who have AIDS are not extolled by the people and people sometime tried to run away from them. So, when people see Nuer person, people will run away. I’m so sorry to mention this to people, but you know that everything have times. I do share Unity State with Nuer people, and I also have a tendency to recognize or value everybody from Nuer as my (V.I.P), Very Important Person in other meaning. But, one thing I don’t want is rebell. Rebell is not the key to solve Nuer’s disputes. The key to solve disputes which they have is to come on the table of brotherhood so that they can look for a bright way to stop those atrocities which they have in their hearts instead of leaving rifts between community and community. I’m thoroughly condemning Nuer starting from those who are still alive and those who died. I’m fate up about this issue always.

        After all, I can tell you Mr Oduck Bol that tried to learn for the realities. Don’t be like someone who analyzed effect instead of the cause. If you don’t know the different between the Effect and the Cause, then here is one of an example: Let say that Mr XY is addicted to a food high in cholesterols and the Doctor warned him that he should not take a cholesterol foods again as this will make him gain more weight and increase his blood pressure which could even let him lost his life too. After a certain peroid of time, Mr XY feel a sharp pain on his left shoulder and left leg and went to the Doctor for a medical check-up. As he went to the Doctor, the Doctor diagnosed him with what is call "Atherosclerosis disease", which is the hardening of the arteries in which the fats in the arteries blocked the blood to circulate around blood vessels. As a result, Mr XY passed away just after he came back from the Doctor! Now, in this example, what is the Effect and the Cause if you really know the realities?

        In this case, the cause is the High Cholesterol Food which generated the disease and the effect itself is an Atherosclerosis Disease which bring the life of Mr XY to an end. So, if Mr XY stopped eating fat foods and at the same time understand the statement of his Doctor, then he could not die of Atherosclerosis, but because he continued taking High Cholesterol foods, then that is why everything become worse and worse until he lose his life. I will stop here and I wish you to fulfil your brain with realities instead of grabing air.

        Thanks
        By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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        • 9 January 2011 15:26, by Nhomlawda

          Augustino Deng,

          Brother, you have forgiven other deadily nyagats in your list. This include, Gai Tut - killed thousands of SPLA recruits on their way to Bilpam and Bongo in 1983 to 85, Williams Nyuon Bany and Bol Kong - made SPLA to withdraw from Juba attacks in 1992 and killed hundreds of SPLA soldiers and innocent equatorian civilans.

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          • 10 January 2011 01:59, by AUGUSTINO DENG

            Hey Nhomlawda,

            For real I forget to mention those people in my list too. Thanks for bringing their names to forth.

            By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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  • 9 January 2011 07:39, by omoni Atari

    The good news is No one in our side SPLA/M injured.
    The bad news is No good news to militia group.

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  • 9 January 2011 09:05, by Maguangdit

    Dear Southern Sudanese,
    What happened is indeed unfortunate. Our people should stay away from Arab cheap policy of "Divide and Rule". They will never win whatever they dream to achieve in Southern Sudan.

    Second, this is an advice to all of us as Southern Sudanese: please, let us forget everything about tribalism or racial profiling. Complaining always that this problem is caused by Dinka, or Nuer, Azande, etc is not the solution to our problem. Either George Athor, Gaatluak Gai, or David Yauyau are enemies of Southern Sudan, not of Nuer,Dinka, or Azande.

    Therefore, let us not quarrel among ourselves when anything that affects all of us as SOuthern Sudanese happens. We should condem them all except that George Athor has accepted to sign ceasefire the SPLM/A for the referendum purpose. He knows that he could not even be fighting for leadership had it not the SPLM/A today. People like Gatluak Gai and David Yawyaw are confused people and may God redeem them.

    Even if Gatluak Gai is Nuer by tribe, it doesn`t mean that all Nuer are bad people; there are bad Nuer and good Nuer. The same nature is found in every tribe including Dinka, Azande, Acholi, Moro, Toposa, Balanda, Didinga, Murle, and in any other tribe in Southern Sudan. Hence, individual mistakes, crimes, or pronlems should be blamed on those individuals and let us abstain from assigning collective guilt to a group when all of us are the victims of the same troublemakers including people (tribes) from which the same criminals hail from.

    In fact, one thing is certain, our enemies will never win no matter how hard they try. May God bless the impending Republic of South Sudan or whatever we will call it later!

    Thanks for your understanding.

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  • 9 January 2011 14:01, by iHatejalaba

    Sudan will soon become the next former Yugoslavia. Are Southern Sudanese leaders really educated? A five year old child would know what right and wrong. What if every General would like to have their own militia group? What is the point we fought those jalaba for 21 years? We might as well kill every last standing southerner so that the jalaba can take the whole country for them. What is the reason for fighting now while we are on a historic moment? (Final bye bye to the jalaba) but we still have our own terrorist groups? seeking POWER. You don’t fight your own brother to gain power but you fight your enemy who wants to kill your brother. Our well know ENEMY deep down our grandparent, relative, mother, father aunties and uncles who deceased during the war is the JALABA. Now the Jalaba man is fulfilling his dreams by using the DUMB brain wasted Southern Leaders to fight his own people while the Jalaba man is sitting on a comfortable Sofa in Khartoum perhaps drinking coffee and watching the command he appointed that IDIOT trader killing his own people on TV. “Agutran made a point” that “whatever money they pay them to come and fight their own brothers in the south is the same oil money Arab withdrew” by the time this so- called trader realize that they did something wrong, is the time when the jalaba man hang them. For how many years southerners had been used as servant, mistreated, enslaved and sexually used by this jalaba people? After all this years of civil war that General George Athor supported SPLM/A to fight the common enemy is this how he repays the southerners by turning against them? If his mother is alive, he will get a spanking on the ass. I don’t know much about Galwak Gai and the zoo he came from but I assume they go back to the zoo and graze.

    Omar will never succeed with his dirty plans to kill every native black Sudanese man. Although the southern alienate there are still other rebel groups against the NCP. However the Justice and Equality movement (Darfur western Sudan) and the Federal Alliance of Eastern Sudan (Eastern Sudan) will over throw the Khartoum government in the near future. Even though they are Muslim people Omar Bashir still treats them like shit. The reality is that most of the northern Sudanese people all came from Egypt because when the Arab mainly the Saudis, Palestine etc occupied Egypt back in 15 -18 century, they chased the native Egyptian Nubians towards northern Sudan and the few remained and lives on south of Egypt around Aswan. If your see the painting inside the pyramid, the painting are of black Nubian people

    Omar ancestors remained there until today. So if you think they give a damn about any black brother or sister in Sudan whether Christian or Muslim you’re mistaken. Lets get obtain our freedom and let’s say any southerner wishing to live and treated like a dog in Khartoum it’s the choice let them live with them. I personal will never live a person who tells me instructions and follow their own beliefs while they know I have own. They don’t understand what democracy means but wanted to use Sharia Stupid law to a Christian person who does that work. One of the Sharia laws “After using the toilet wash your ass with water? Haha

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  • 9 January 2011 14:23, by Gatwech

    Hi guys,

    We will continue to tolerate you until zero hour when our final freedom is achieved. Why, because we know who you are from your grandpa to your offsprings.

    Some of you even dared to question the wisdom used in tolerating you and dragging you slowly to the freedom day.

    Do you know how to shoot two birds with one stone? Well, it was Dr. Riek Machar whom you hated for correcting your past kings and turning the direction of the ship to the right path (self-determination in 1991).

    In 1997, Khartoum Peace Agreement was signed: Bashir was forced by strategy and committed himself to the right to self-determination (first time in Sudan’s history). He thought by doing so, Riek would be his permanent ally. Riek strategically "landed on his feet" as written by Western writer in his book. Self-determination got stuck in the vocabulary of Bashir even after losing Riek’s strategic alliance.

    2/ Late John Garang was forced by the international community and South Sudanese to reunite with Riek on the basis of self-determination or lose support. (You know he could not survive without support). Riek traded leadership with self-determination by telling Garang to be the leader but accept self-determination.

    Well, Bashir’s alliance with Riek has failed as was the leadership of Garang. But self-determination has survived!!! This is what we are celebrating today, 9th January.

    Some argue why Riek did not sign any of CPA’s protocol. The answer is simple. Accordiing to the Nuer wisdom which your likes would never understand. Riek wanted you people to be proud of CPA on his self-determination to referendum so that you don’t spoil it using the so-called united Sudan.

    Perhaps he wanted you to feel the delusional ownership of the CPA on self-determination so that you support its implementation.

    Even when your greediness, known to all southerners and the whole world surfaced in 2005 by forming the government with most of your tribe in the government, the Nuer wisdom which knows your culture tolerated you so that you eat and corrupt to satisfy yourself in order to support the match to referendum. You would have spoiled it, if you were not allowed to eat like orphans from the Nuer oil money.

    Thanks God that Salva Kiir is alive and well until the voting day because without him, your likes (Dinka) who believe in Benys would have lost hope and vote for unity. You would have refused an independent South led non-Dinka. The Nuer wisdom told them to allow the Dinka to eat in order to be carried by the wind of separation.

    Well, I am wasting my time lecturing to people who don’t have the guts to understand the deep wisdom of the Nuer.

    We congratulate ourselves for carrying you on board of separation and destroyed the so-called united new Sudan, your vision which was after second class citizenship. Garang was baptized in the name of separation when he finally confessed and said the people of South would not vote to be second class citizens.

    Our goal is to achieve independent South no matter how we tolerate greedy species through giving them the hope of eating for ever.

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  • 9 January 2011 15:59, by Peter Elia Kuzee

    DEAR BROTHERS,
    WHAT IS THE MEANING OF SOUTHERNS TO KILL SOUTHERNS?
    WHAT ARE YOU FIGHING FOR?
    LET US GO TO THE VOTING CENTER ONLY,
    LET US STOP ABUSING TRIBES,WE KNOW TWO TRIBES ARE PROBLEMS TO THE COMMINTY,WE SHOULD FORGIVE THEM AND WAIT FOR THOSE WHO WILL START WAR IN OUR NEW COUNTRY.THIS NO REBELION.

    NO MORE KILLING,NO MORE ABUSING.

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    • 9 January 2011 17:38, by King Tut

      Let me ask you the Dinkas,did any of you participate in the capture of these so-called militias from Unity State? None I guess.It was mainly Nuer’s SPLA elements that made this militias’ capture story.And what the Dinkas did,their favourite game,was to call in the media and boast about the event.

      Talking Dinkas,that is what they are.

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      • 10 January 2011 02:13, by AUGUSTINO DENG

        Hey King Tut,

        I don’t believe about what you said that "Nuer’s SPLA elements militias capture the story" By the way, how can a thief captured the other thief? Also, we don’t have Nuer’s SPLA. What we have is Nuer SSIM, Nuer SPDF and so forth. So, if you tried to mean SSIM and SPDF instead of the SPLA, then those two parties namely SSIM and SPDF are the parties of Rebels. We Southern Sudanese people, we don’t consider those parties since they are alliance with Khartoum Government. After all, you need to talk to Nuer people in order to stop killing and being always victimized by others Communities for killing.

        By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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        • 10 January 2011 04:00, by Kim Deng

          Coward Jaang/Slaves,

          Those politicians and soldiers who appear to be from Nuer community within Goss/South Sudan army/SPLA were there, are there and will be there, but nothing your coward King can do about it.

          Gen. Tangenye (Gatwech Chan) joined South Sudan army in a very broad day light, yet your poor King did not ask Dr. Riek or Gatwech Chan himself.

          Of course, Dr. Riek has been supporting Gen. Paulino Matip, Gen. Tangenye, Gen. Gordon Koang, Col. Gatluak Gai and likes, but you know what? These guys joined and/or will join the South Sudan army/SPLA, but your King (Slava) will never be attempted to ask a single question. If he does, which I doubt, that will be his last Kingdom in the South Sudan.

          Did you forget your King’s suicide conspiracy when he tried to remove Dr. Riek Machar from V.P position during SPLM 2nd National Convention in 2008? Did you ever ask yourselves why your King’s dead-end plan failed? I don’t have time for lecture, but facts.

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          • 10 January 2011 05:02, by AUGUSTINO DENG

            Hey Mr Kim Deng,

            You said that "those politicians and soldiers appeared to be Nuer Community within GOSS/Southern Sudan Army/SPLA will be there, but nothing your coward King can do about it" Do you know who give them those positions? If you don’t know it, then Dinka are the one giving a bright pass to Nuer people otherwise those of Nuer Commanders who join the SPLA could have been converted by Arabs as slaves.

            Don’t you know that a "fish can survive in the mouth of Crocidile? Nuer think that they are tough, but they are in the mouth of Dinka. So, keep talking.

            By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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        • 10 January 2011 08:28, by King Tut

          Agustino Deng,I’m afraid you are being unrealistic about the composition of the SPLA.For your information my dear,SPLA is made up of Nuer majority.If you think I’m lying then come home and visit SPLA units in your own Abiemnhom county and across the region,you will notice that most of these guys in uniforms are Nuer nationalities.

          Come on man,Nuers hosted you yet you are their sworn enemy despite the fact that if the South become a failed State ,your kind is the first to bear the brunt.Your proximity to Nuer’s heartland should make you a bridge between the Nuer and the Dinka.

          Well,how is Manhom doing? I have heard rumors that he is married to a Kenyan Lady.Please tell me how I can contact him,it has been 20 long years since we last saw each other.I know of Awijak resettlement to the United State,you can as well tell me of his situation there if you don’t mind.

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          • 10 January 2011 20:27, by AUGUSTINO DENG

            Hey Mr King Tut,

            Thanks for responding my article. In fact, I know about the SPLA. You said that SPLA is made up of Nuer Majority. My friend, you are wrong. Okay, when Nuer made SPLA, why they rebel against the SPLA and they are majority? Also, you said that those of the SPLA in Uniform in Biemnom are all Nuer. In fact, they can be in uniforms since there is no big war in Southern Sudan right now and at the same time there are salaries in Southern Sudan. So, every Nuer young man can be in uniform in order to deceive himself that he is already a member of the SPLA while, he was a rebel. Being in uniform doesn’t mean that Nuer people have fought. Anyone can wore the uniform, but it doesn’t that he fight for the freedom of the South. Wearing uniform is just like wearing the normal cloth. King Tut, I’m happy that you know the education, but please talk to Nuer people so that they can leave their bad atrocities which they always committ to others people.

            Mr King Tut, I know Nuer people very well. Where there is food to eat, where they can be more to stay. I’m so sorry my dear to mention this to you, but the facts have to be told. They way we were in Nuerland in 1984 was really a bad situation. Only God is the one who know. I happy that Nuer will rebel against since they know what SPLA was fighting for. Enjoy the struggling of the SPLA and don’t rebel against. The food is in your hand.

            By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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  • 9 January 2011 20:18, by Joseph

    Dear readers

    Riak Machar has a hand on Getluak Gai rebellion in western upper Nile state; One day I never heart Riak Macher voice on rebellion of Getluak Gai what is a problem? He better to convince son of his home area not to act blindly at this time? .All betrayers of South Sudan will be like Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus Christ and at the end he committed a suicide by hanging himself. One spoil onion makes the whole bag of onions useless. All Nuers communities being educated or illiterates are the same on behaviors no different.

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  • 10 January 2011 01:34, by J G kuol

    Brovo!!!well done!!
    With thanks and prayers to our brave army of frontiers.
    And special thanks and salutes to Gen/ Peter Getdet.
    we thank Gen/ Getdet and his boys

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