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Sudan denies recruiting former US officials as lobbyists


October 6, 2009 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government dismissed as false a Washington Post report published last week describing efforts by Khartoum to recruit former US officials to work as lobbyists to press Washington to lift sanctions and remove Sudan from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism.

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Sudanese presidential adviser Mustafa Ismail

The efforts have so far been successful in attracting Robert McFarlane, the former National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, the newspaper reported but in a manner that that would not require disclosure on his part.

Sudan, through an intelligence officer stationed in Ethiopia, managed to secure a contract from Qatar to a firm owned by McFarlane worth $1.3 million in return for his lobbying, the newspaper reported.

However, other former US officials approached including Sudan envoys during George Bush’s administration, John Danforth and Richard Williamson have declined.

But Sudanese presidential adviser Mustafa Ismail denied any such endeavors by his government.

“We should not believe anything mentioned in the Washington Post or any newspaper” Ismail was quoted by Sudan official news agency (SUNA) as saying.

“The press writes so much good and bad info but we should get the correct info from its sources,” he added.

The Sudanese official said that his country’s efforts to mend fences with the US will continue but criticized the slow pace of progress in this regard.

The US has yet to come out with a new strategy in dealing with Sudan promised since Obama took office. However, the US special envoy to Sudan Scott Gration has made public statements favoring soft approach to Khartoum.


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  • 7 October 2009 07:47, by Oduko


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  • 7 October 2009 07:48, by Oduko


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    • 7 October 2009 08:00, by AUGUSTINO DENG

      Without Dinka and Nuer in this Southern Sudan, all Equatorian people will become gays and lesbians. You see what happened in 2008. Oduko, you are the most Pseudo-intellectual man who carry mind without brain in it. Would you please go and join your idiot leader Dr Lam Akol?

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      • 7 October 2009 09:09, by pol d

        Wow SPLM/A wake you up know, Oduko you can talk talk without knowing your ass know,when Bashir and LRA where in Juba all Equatorian people call themselves Acholi Uganda because of thier coward.SPLM/A give you freespeed please!please!talk any shit you want,but tell Equatorian people the’re free for ever from LRA and Bashir,don’t call yourself Uganda,and don’t change your ID to be call somone else’s. SOUTHSUDAN is the richest in African.Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you"


        GOD Bless great of people SouthSudan.

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        • 7 October 2009 09:29, by DASODIKO

          I don’t know when these Jalabas will understand! The stupid former Foregin Minister Ismail does’t know that in United State nothing is published unless there have confidential informationsbecause publishing unconfidential information has very serious conseguencies on the newspaper concerned. Its not like in Sudan where all governemnt newspaper publish false news either to discredit a person or for other purposes.
          I hope Mustafa Ismail go and read the history of the NY Times well and he will know it functions.

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      • 7 October 2009 21:48, by Arabkiller

        To Augustino Deng

        what have happened in 2008? there is no a such a freedom of gays and lesbian in Equatoria, if u not that stupid enough.

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    • 7 October 2009 12:35, by Deng Yak L

      Dear Oduko

      You are not mature mentally and spiritually , how can you said such a word of childdishness ,Dr. Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar are your leaders why are you chasing them out of your Equatorian place, do you think that they don’t have their homes? they are there because of you collaberators , you people who were born to eat, drink sleep and the same time you are sons of prostitutes ladies who were used by your master whom you like then Junubin, PLEAS GO TO, go to your fathers ARAB.

      God created you by mistake and he is regretting now because of such a people who like to be slaves all the time and hate freedom , we shall lead you foreven whether you like or not’ but nothing will happen and you will do nothing BIG DOGS SONS OF BITCH, CAR-MUTHA (PROSTITUTES) BEGGERS. which kinds of human being are you? I term you to be DOG WITHOUT TAIL’ in shape you are human but mentalLY you are PIG, DOG DONKEY . PLEASE DON’T HATE US , WE ARE YOUR REDEMMERS/LIBERATOR . WHAT I HAVE LEARNT FROM YOU, IS THAT YOU ARE PRIMITIVE AND YOU SHALL NOT AND WILL NOT CHANGE TILL YOUR DAETH SONS OF DOGS, CATS CATTLE MINDED we tried our level best to teach you but nothing changed from you , you are really one minded community which was created to be slave.


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      • 7 October 2009 14:59, by Andy Murusal

        Dear All,
        You guys are all immature,naive and has never lived in this world for more than thirty years.The recent history of South Sudan from 1955 to now has taught us a lot of lesson. The current lessons being in Juba is a history in the making.
        I know that you are all obsessed by certain factors, do ever think that a single tribe in the South is better than the other, the cowards shall become brave, remeber how the cowards Zande evicted the Dinka from Western Equatoria, see what the Dinka are doing now panicking all around the South Sudan taking refugee and refusing to face their challengers, it is because of their attitude which they will never learn to leave, however we the Equatorians shall not butcher them at the moment, the time to kill ourselves shall come and then we decide who is who.God help bring sense into us and take from us the spirit of animalism that we have.
        GOd bless you all
        Andy Murusal

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      • 7 October 2009 15:32, by Greater Equatoria

        Dear Equatorians, Where are you? Are you sleeping? the Zandes,Bari,Kakwa and other Equatorians please wake up.What are you waiting for? Do you think the Dinkas are jocking? they have come to fight us in our land.They don’t listen-they don’t like peace.How many years have gone when these barbarians were told to take their cattle back home? how many times has Kiir kept ignoring such killings in South Sudan? Kiir is the leader of the ongoing Mundari-Dinka war.Wae up,wake up Greater Equatorians;we can’t tolerate at this time.We are tired of this madness.The Dinkas have been fighting almost all the tribes in South Sudan,including the NCP? Please Equatorians wake up;open your eyes,lets be strong-the war has started.The Dinkas have provoked us-the peace lovers.

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        • 7 October 2009 17:31, by Gabriel Green

          Greater Equatoria or @ 40
          Dear equatorians,where are you ?are you sleeping? are you out of your mind? do you want to cause genocide to peaceful equatorians.

          please leave this Dinka Nuer,Dinka Mondari and Dinka Bor, i called them because they have thesame colour,and they have the same attitudes let them killed themselve and when their common enemy arrive they will dance.

          By SSPLM United Founder

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      • 8 October 2009 07:08, by ojok s. ojok

        deng, would you repeat agin please, who do you call doctor? shame on you. kiir himself don’t agree that title.

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  • 7 October 2009 14:49, by Ahmed Binouf

    As you said here Mr. Ismail, “We should not believe anything mentioned in the Washington Post or any newspaper”. So, you want us to believe in your newspapers and other Sudanese media vaults that owned by your stupid regime, a fully controlled media say whatever the regime’s is planning to say to these poor people.
    We believe in the Washington Post, because it is part of a free country, democratic system and something called “The First Amendment” So, when you have a gut to establish such an environment in that country, you come back and ask us not to believe them.
    Listen Mr. Ismail, you know that this is the second attempt by your regime trying to recruit lobbyist to defend your isolated thieves and bunch of killers calling themselves a Government, but all your efforts have failed because of the true people in the USA that tirelessly working day and night to unfold your dirty tricks. Worth to mention too that your efforts in controlling our community organizations will never succeed, because we are aware of that and ready to defeat you again and again.
    Too soon you will be history, we are almost ready to make the final move and get all of you before even thinking to escape or flee Khartoum.
    Khartoum will be the stage where your victims will be dancing on your dead bodies.

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    • 7 October 2009 15:20, by DASODIKO

      Mr. Ahmed Binouf I think you are the only wiseman left in the North keep up man extraordinary things are always done by normal people.
      In fact these guys who are called evil brothers, have spoilled the reputation of all people in the North despite we know that we have some who are also victims like us the people of the margin.

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      • 7 October 2009 16:22, by Ahmed Binouf

        You are right that many people have been spoiled in the North because they believe in the Government’s "Shit" that "Negros" are going to control Sudan and defeat the Arabian, that why they are grouping themselves in small tribal communities to protect themselves.
        I’m from the North yes, but, I believe in a free democratic Sudan controlled by qualified people regardless of their race, religion and or ethnicity.
        These cheaters are not willing to go peacefully and leave the country before we get them by force, they wanted their end to be that way to escape the stage and flee to their heavens in Malaysia and other countries were they transferred most of these poor people money, but believe me, we are watching them and know every single move they are planning to make, so, they can run, but they will never hide.
        Thanks again and keep up the good work and understanding too brother.

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  • 7 October 2009 20:51, by The –A2-

    Enough of this shit guyz,
    You all know at first it was Bashir denying arming Janjawid to carry out the brutal war against Darfurians; it is the same Basir who denied supplying the LRA with weapons; the same Bashir denied backing up the Chadian rebels to oust Idris; the Same Bashir denied sponsoring terrorists; the same shit called Bashir is denying arming the Southern militias and you guyz have your noses stuck on the Dinkas, Nuers, Equatorians and the rest of your nonsenses!!!!!!!!
    Grow up guyz and watch where the Jallaba is leading this nation lest the Bashir’s make us dig our own graves. The issue is for the sitting head of state and has nothing to do with our Southern politicians whom I believe are working so hard to uplift the political status of this state; please give them chance to redefine our destiny there afterwards we will all have a case to settle with them.
    Thanks fellow patriots,


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