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By Lam Akol Ajawin

May 24, 2012 — A friend of mine gave me a copy of the SWP Research Paper titled “South Sudan: International State-Building and its Limits”. Knowing the high academic and objective standing of SWP (German Institute for International and Security Affairs), I read the paper with avid interest. A lot of effort has been put in researching most of the issues covered in the paper. However, I was very much disappointed by the way the author dealt with democracy and pluralism in South Sudan and dismissing not only the current opposition parties but multi-party democracy as a whole! This is the more astonishing coming from a learned institution such as SWP which is in a country that has suffered the terrible and expensive excesses of Nazism, and now prides itself of a working democracy based on a functioning federal system. The moral here is that Nazism which rose to power through democratic means imposed a dictatorship for reasons that were acceptable to most Germans at the time who were reeling under the harsh conditions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles.

The apologists for the SPLM in South Sudan have always been using different tactics, direct and indirect, to convince themselves that the totalitarianism of the SPLM has to be accepted for it is for the good of South Sudanese! They have managed to convince themselves that the SPLM, SPLA and South Sudan are one and the same. Hence, supporting the SPLM and what it stands for is indeed supporting South Sudan. In the same breath, on the other hand, they complain about SPLM’s lack of respect for human rights and involvement in rampant corruption. Do they need to be reminded of the wise words of Lord Acton that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”?

The author of this paper has gone a step further than the rest in trying to argue that there is no alternative to the SPLM in South Sudan. He averred:

“There is no sign of emerging opposition parties based on political programmes”, p. 18.

He reinforced this point when he stated: “As outlined above, opposition parties stand not for alternative policies, but for narrow-based interest group; even the largest opposition force, the SPLM-DC, can be said to represent at best parts of an ethnically-defined constituency (the Shilluk)”. Unquote. P. 22.

What evidence does the author have that “opposition parties stand not for alternative policies”? What makes him conclude that SPLM-DC represents parts of the Shilluk?

Since the author has chosen the SPLM-DC as the example in his arguments, I will also use it to refute those arguments.

To begin with, the SPLM-DC presented policies for the development of South Sudan in stark contrast to those of the SPLM, if it has any. These are public documents. For instance, the SPLM-DC has a published Basic Rules that define it objectives, structures and operation. It was the only political party that fought the 2010 elections on the basis of a manifesto published as a booklet in both English and Arabic languages. The Manifesto set out the Party’s policies in different areas such as the economy, services, security, foreign affairs, civil service, civil society, etc. Also the Chairman of the Party presented a public lecture at Nyakuron Cultural Centre in Juba on 5 November 2011 titled “The Issues of National Dialogue” in which he outlined the Party’s policies after the independence of South Sudan, including those that need consensus of the political parties for the new state to start on the correct footing. If these are not “alternative policies”, what are they?

The author whose paper is replete with quotations on meeting the Deputy Governor of Upper Nile State and even the Commissioner of Makal County, both of whom were in Malakal, would have found out these facts had he just bothered to visit the SPLM-DC office in Malakal. But, of course, looking for hard facts in relation to the opposition didn’t seem to be part of his project.

We turn to the author’s assertion that the SPLM-DC “can be said to represent at best parts of an ethnically- defined constituency (the Shilluk)”! What is the basis of this conclusion?

A political party is made up of members, institutions and structures. In the case of the SPLM-DC, it has national institutions made up of the National Delegates’ Congress, the National Council and the National Executive Committee. The compositions of these institutions reflect the diversity of South Sudan. Yes, the Chairman is Shilluk, but the two Deputies of the Chairman, Mark Atem Awol and Thomson Thoan Teny, hail respectively from the Dinka and Nuer tribes. The Secretary General, the next in the hierarchy, Sisto Olur Erista is an Acholi from Central Equatoria. Other members come from different areas of South Sudan including the Secretary for Economic Affairs and Finance, Dr Aurelio Manyang, who is a Dinka from Warrap State. The SPLM-DC has offices in all the ten States in South Sudan manned by the citizens of those States. Since, Chollo (the Shilluk) are only in Upper Nile State, there is no way they could be the ones running those offices. So, what is the basis of the conclusion? Is it that, in the 2010 elections, the SPLM-DC captured all the geographical seats of the Chollo Counties? Even with this clear victory the author denies the SPLM-DC the right to represent all these people! But this is beside my point.

Elections results cannot be taken out of the circumstances under which they were held. The author is fully aware of the fact that the SPLM did not allow political parties to operate in South Sudan since it assumed power in 2005. There are many examples one can quote in this respect but space would not allow. When the SPLM-DC was born on 6 June 2009, the reaction of the SPLM was violent. Not only did it prevent it from operation, as that was normal, but it intimidated SPLM-DC members; arrested them, tortured others and closed down offices and confiscated its properties in some States. Only those who braved such mistreatment continued in the SPLM-DC. On 9 November 2009, the President of the Government of South Sudan issued order No GOSS/DPA/PO/J/1.A.1 to the Governors of South Sudan. The order banned the operation of SPLM-DC, but it also, inadvertently, admitted that up to that time GOSS did not allow political activities for the other political parties. Here is the order in the words of the Minister of Cabinet Affairs of GOSS who communicated it to the ten Governors :

“I am writing to you on directives of H.E. General Salva Kiir Mayardit, the FVP of the Republic, President of GOSS and SPLM Chairman to request your cooperation with all other Southern Political Parties and not to hinder their work except the so called SPLM-DC.” Unquote. (Emphasis is theirs).

This order came a few weeks before the start of the electoral process. The SPLM-DC contested this order before the national Constitutional Court on 25th of November 2009. The Constitutional Court ruled in January 2010 that the order had no constitutional and legal basis and hence null and void. This was how it was possible for the SPLM-DC to take part in the 2010 elections. It did so not because of the SPLM but in spite of it. Hence, many obstacles were put in SPLM-DC’s way during the elections including preventing it from campaigning in the four States of Greater Bahr el Ghazal (Warrap, Lakes, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Northern Bahr el Ghazal). We complained to the National Elections Commission which was headed by Abel Alier to no avail. Add to this the author’s own admission that “The voting was marred by many instances of intimidation and vote-rigging…”p.18. Should it come as a surprise that the final elections result did not reflect the true strength of the political parties in South Sudan, especially SPLM-DC? There is always an exception to every rule; the constituencies in Chollo counties and some other areas in Jonglei, Central and Western Equatoria were among the few where the intimidation and vote-rigging did not work. These were the areas where SPLM-DC and the independents won, and SPLM ministers lost their seats. Yet, can we say SPLM-DC was Shilluk because it could not win in other areas because of intimidation and vote-rigging? That the author skipped this central matter of lack of democratic space in South Sudan and what took place during the elections before dismissing the opposition parties tells volumes about the subjectivity of the paper.

The author has harped a lot on the tribal nature of politics in South Sudan that something needs to be said here in this regard. As much as it is desirable to detribalize politics, the tribe or ethnicity is still prominent in South Sudanese, indeed, all African politics. The problem is not the tribe but tribalism. No member of Parliament in South Sudan, today or in the past, has won a seat outside his tribal constituency. The constituencies themselves are demarcated on the basis of districts (roughly, today’s Counties) which in turn were drawn on the basis of a number of requirements, chief among them is the tribal uniformity as far as possible, population size and ability to raise local financing to its activities. This situation also applies to the bigger towns, such as Juba, Malakal and Wau. Juba town will always return a Bari and Malakal town will always return a Chollo. When the parties put up their candidates they always nominate members of that particular tribe in the relevant constituencies. The practice applies for the SPLM as well as for the opposition. This is why the author totally misses the mark when he opined that:

“Under the current conditions even efforts to promote democratisation by encouraging the development of multi-party politics appear unsuited to alter this logic”. P.32. (the logic meant is political accommodation).

To suggest that South Sudan is to be discouraged from promoting multi-party politics because political accommodation will only result in tribal accommodation is as simplistic as it is an exercise in double-standards. Who will be South Sudan’s benevolent Dictator?

As a matter of fact, the contrary is true. National integration has a better chance to take roots inside political parties, rather than outside them. In fact, the evidence, as the case of North Sudan has shown, is that tribalism re-emerged under totalitarian regimes than under democracies. Each political party will be keen, if for nothing else other than to keep its cohesion, to see that all sectors are represented in any accommodation. Lest, I am misunderstood, by accommodation here I mean political agreements such as coalition-building between two or more political parties. How could the author have missed this point. Looked at from a different angle, doesn’t such a suggestion smack patronage? Why do you recommend to others what you cannot accept for yourself?

I hope the author would correct his facts and distance himself from those who just parrot the propaganda of SPLM and its Western apologists that South Sudan is SPLM and SPLM is South Sudan.

Lam Akol is the Chairman of South Sudan’s largest opposition party the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC). He was the Sudanese Foreign Affairs minister from 2005-2007.



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  • 25 May 2012 04:29, by zulu

    What a waste, Mr. Lam. You were once a respected south sudanese leader and a very good professor. You have discredited yourself through your apostacy and prostitution. You have not emancipated yourself from the mental slavey under the Mundukuru. As proud South Sudanese, we overwhelmingly decided enough to tyrany and enslavement of Africans by colonizers. You rot with your Mundukuru.

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  • 25 May 2012 05:47, by Akol Liai Mager

    To Dr Agent of the NIF, the last man to know your distruction, tribalist and evil ideas has just taken off his hands on you. It would be in the best interest of South Sudan’s people if the supreme Court of SS. retire this man who has indeed become Abdalla Al-Turrabi of South Sudan. South Sudan must not be exposed again to the past era through Lam Akol. Dealing with 1 NIF in the North is enough.

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  • 25 May 2012 06:54, by Madina Tonj

    Dr. Lam Akol need to be careful in South Sudan. You were being recorded against separation of South Sudan many times and you were also getting fund from Middle East to destroying referendum election. Your point reach to unbelievable records and if you want to live then, you should do what Boan Malual Madut did when he see his own Dinka warning him for being associate with Omar al Bashir. Be aware

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    • 26 May 2012 14:53, by Thiang Geka

      You was realy in Tonj, so you did not know the contributions exserted by Dr Lam which led to the Independence. While you were calling out Nimule to Halfa and Genina to Amoskoreb.

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  • 25 May 2012 07:04, by Madina Tonj

    To: lam Akol

    My friend Southern Sudanese are not dumb these days belief me or not it is not the time when PhD were being count one by one.Yes, there are corruption need to be fix and only best Southern Sudanese who have good records and good faith to the nation will fix this culture corruption and not Lam Akol who side with Khartoum government 100%. Boan Malual Madut understand better and he quit

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  • 25 May 2012 07:11, by Udukcana.J

    When political leaders don’t get enough support from societies, they begin to blame the other party that get more support from the citizens.Personality does matter when you are to lead. I think good to have opposition parties,but i believe the people of southern sudan have doubt on Lam Akol character,given his background of his close tie with khartoum.If you can’t convince more people to vote for

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  • 25 May 2012 07:15, by Udukcana.J

    (continuetion,) you, you caan’t lead the nation and thats democracy.keep trying.

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  • 25 May 2012 07:28, by Grader

    Lam should know South Sudan is not SPLM and it is not SPLM DC’s either. It is South Sudan!

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  • 25 May 2012 07:50, by James Okuk Solomon

    Do you think it will be the end of South Sudan if the Empire of "Dinkocrats" and their allies, the "Ngundengcrats", come into a collapse due to negligence and unwise decisions they make against the common public good in South Sudan?

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    • 25 May 2012 08:07, by Akol Liai Mager

      I do not think that the 1991-92 massacres against innocent civilians perprated, ploted and executed by Lam Akol in the name of Riek Machar was a wise decision nor do I believe that, Lam Akol quest for terrorist experties and arms from Hezbollah and HAMAS shortly after forming his NIF-DC party was a wise decision making.

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      • 25 May 2012 10:25, by Akook

        Dr Lam Akol, made a great point indeed. SPLM isn’t South Sudan republic. However, i must appreciate Dr Lam usual courage of coming out bold whenever he has a point to address, that’s leadership!! My advice to Dr Lam that he should uduly not worried of those rashing to abuse him in any form, it’s phenomenon these days and by SPLM ways that you insult opposition members for an easy ride to job

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        • 25 May 2012 10:33, by Akook

          Ok if we say Dr Lam committed attrocities in the history of liberation struggle.., the question is who hasn’t? Including Dr Garang has his own share of mistakes, Salva Kiir the secret agent of the movement’s deaths plus Dr Riek, and yes esp to us Dinkas, why anointed him as vice president when he was the one in charge of the 91 massacre? Leave poor Dr Lam alone guys if u think you can think!!

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          • 25 May 2012 22:19, by panom lualbil

            To AKOOK
            SOUTH SUDANESE have right to vote voluntarily for whoever the NEEDED regardless of tribalism..., but with FAITHFULNESS and VISSIONNESS of candidate to ppl [not EDUCATION/ PHD] during civil uprising against north. YES, GARANG used to fight BASHIR & militias [lam, riek, kerbino, nyuon] etc who hampered spla to prevail. Whoever wasnt killed [lam]during his rebelion, is the one talking now.

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            • 25 May 2012 22:25, by panom lualbil

              But massacred of civilians was none of GARANG’s political, otherwise, SPLA/M would have failed/ been condemned by worlds.

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    • 25 May 2012 09:22, by Ruach

      South Sudan is not SPLM nor DC,it is the RSS.Okuk or whatever u are,there is nothing called Ngundengcrats sir!You respect the people of South Sudan.You respect other tribes like yours.Don’t predict untrue things which are not there.Am not a great fan to SPLM nor DC,but I value my self with my profession.You are a dumb professor!

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    • 25 May 2012 10:26, by Chok Deng

      To Dr.Lam Akol
      You are right by the way;South Sudan is not SPLM and South Sudan is not SPLM-DC.South Sudan is for South Sudanese.Any tribal leader ’’MUST’’ distant himself/herself from South Sudan.

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    • 25 May 2012 10:39, by Chok Deng

      To James Okuk
      Because you have commented on tribal basis,i must do the same;Why do Shilluk’s PhDs holders are the curse to South Sudan? and you are the one heading that list.You claimed to be PhD holder while you are childish PhD holder.

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    • 25 May 2012 19:38, by panom lualbil

      Here he come again ’TROJAN HORSE’ with notion: South Sudan is not SPLM ! What a fuck you gonna call it, stooge ? Sorry everybody else if I stammer of SHULLUK later but although this fucky [DR. LAM AKOL] is from SHULUK, he was educated to bring DEFAME to himself, other than little proud shulluk who took important parts in SPLM ! By him talking of tribalism and rampant corruption when his militias

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      • 25 May 2012 20:00, by panom lualbil

        are one trying hard to destablise our new country. Who the hell in ’SOUTH SUDAN’ he think would listen him? He tried hard B4 to use NUER’youth when he joined DR. RIEK against JOHN but they failed. And now he try hard again to flatter folks of being a top-notch in democracy and plularism. Don’t he knows he is a dead living ? He even deserve killing instead of telling bulshits !

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        • 25 May 2012 20:58, by panom lualbil

          Whoever’s comments in favor of [LAM AKOL’s] greediness for leadership is OMER better than. Matter of fact, LAM’s defection from SPLM deteriorated its policy than any other traitors did, said JOHN GARANG. All he does is to snitch- run propaganda. Even his party’s members he claimed of being tortured, arrested etc are of same foe against SPLA. Afterall, being phd’s holder but STOOGE means shit !

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          • 25 May 2012 21:29, by panom lualbil

            SOUTH SUDAN was initiated by SPLA/M’s committment of struggling against KHARTOUM from [1983 - 2005 cpa,] fool ! While [LAM AKOL] was sidelined up long khartoum against apla/m ! Who you think you can lead doggy ?

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            • 26 May 2012 07:30, by Akook

              Panom, you are a shame if not a curse to South Sudan progress! Look the way you express yourself, but i can’t blame u coz you are ignorant and do not understand how you look man!

              Abusing opposition will not alife your fool dirty Gogrialism in leadership forever. Kiir commited attrocities including pple during the movement as well. We the other Dinkas understood ur ploys and u will soon end..

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              • 26 May 2012 18:54, by panom lualbil

                AKOOK,
                I’M sorry for your retorted reactions, I thought you have faithfulness in PROGRESS of SOUTH SUDAN unfortunately, I became aware that you’re about your livelihood. LAM tried to convince folks with PLULARISM where by this and that positions are dinka, nuer and so but with assistance by khartoum to back war up against new State ! Fact, LAM used to be off & on during struggling, and 4 what ?

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                • 26 May 2012 19:12, by panom lualbil

                  If LAM AKOL’s contribution to recent civil war be lauded, it might be KHARTOUM to do that but not South Sudanese. For instance, LAM still favor OMER BASHIR even today, like saying ’genocide in darfur’ by OMER isnot a genocide but brothers and sisters fight. The same you AKOOK lied here that everybody has commited crime including KIIR, GARANG to blackmailing others. We know who is who, dude !

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  • 25 May 2012 08:07, by Grader

    If I can use Okuk’s words, I would ask what alternative have Shilluktocracy (in the form of SPLM DC) provided to South Sudanese that is different from the alleged Dinkatocracy?

    All the same, corruption and nepotism!

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  • 25 May 2012 08:25, by Lango2010

    Dr Lam Akol you are a waste to your parent who educated you, my grand mother is far better compare to your PHd.
    because you are just a fox and self proclaimer to the People of RSS.
    you make the two elephant to fight each other and laught at them.
    Dinka, Nuer, and SHilluk are not enemy to each other but lam want to confuse them for his own interest

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  • 25 May 2012 09:01, by Bush man

    Dear colleagues, let us be accomodative sometime when a person expressed a point. Lam Akol in this case has a point.We should not always rush in condemnation because the person speaking is not our favourite politicians for me and friend. There is no a party which is for a tribe. If there are parties which are tribal based then why do we exclude the SPLM when countless cases are clearly seen in it.

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  • 25 May 2012 15:01, by pabaak

    those of Dr Lam are the types of politicians one time Dr Garang term them as rotten apple can’t be buy in market. No matter how smart you are and you collaborate with the Fake Arabs in Khartoum to destabilize our country, in fact you and the rest of so called politician who are still begging regime in Khartoum, have no impact here in ground, we see nothing but just agent of regime in Khartoum.

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  • 25 May 2012 17:52, by Kim Deng

    Dr. Lam,

    You’re right, South Sudan is not SPLM/A. But Mr. Marxist-Lelinist Garang’s disciples have been working hard to convince the public to believe that SPLM/A is South Sudan.

    You become easy target due to fact that, you hail from minority ethnic group unlike your co-ringleader of self-determination for the people of South Sudan, Dr. laughing machine (Dr. Riek Machar).

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  • 25 May 2012 18:21, by Zionist

    I may agree or disagree with DR. Lam Akol, and his SPLM-DC party, and I may hate him or love him for what he’s said or he’s done, a South Sudanese citizen, he’s allowed to excercise his rights, by openly criticizing the GoSS’s practices and behaviours, since it’s a democracy and that he’s an opposition leader, unless he’s a security threat which he’s not, at least for now.

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  • 25 May 2012 18:23, by BM Bol

    Dr. King once said “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”. On my occasions, especially during the SPLA darkest days, Dr. Lam choses to stand in moments of comfort and convenience. He is the most polarizing politician in the history of South Sudan.

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  • 25 May 2012 21:47, by Kim Deng

    "Dr Riek, and yes esp to us Dinkas, why anointed him as vice president when he was the one in charge of the 91 massacre?"

    Because the coward Jaang/Slaves knew very well that, the Mighty Nuer Warriors would have burned their Kingdom to ashes in very broad daylight.

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    • 26 May 2012 15:23, by Clausewitz

      Kim Deng:

      Your self-assuring, embellished and distorted worldview is a product of wishfull thinking - it’s beyond comedic. You seem to believe that Riek Machar knocked on the dooor of the SPLM/A with military force, and was thus conceded his current position due to some phantasmic fear of your ethnic group.

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      • 26 May 2012 15:41, by Akook

        Clausewitz..,

        It’s not only what he thinks,

        it’s exactly just that, and wise Dinkas are aware that was the end game sins Riek was allowed to take up that post.

        Only some fools of Dinkas remain to run and bark at Dr Lam every mmnt he makes a point in the wrong doings against SPLM. What abt Riek, coz he can displine them using his Nuer Majority stick. Those Dinkas are for sure Donkeys..

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        • 26 May 2012 16:28, by Clausewitz

          Akook:

          It’s as if the entire Nuer populace is afflicted by selective memory, amnesia and neurotic megalomania. Your treasonous son returned to the fold when an eastern Dinka was President and when a western Dinka was vice President; Riek Machar became the Vice President as a consequence of James Wani Igga not wishing to assume his rightful position within the hierarchy and of the tragic death

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          • 26 May 2012 16:37, by Clausewitz

            of Dr. John Garang De Mabior. Another consideration was the necessity of having the semblance of plurality so as to not afford any cleavage to your masters in Khartoum that would allow them to foment internecine strife in what was formerly the ’south’. Our eyes and concern are on your masters - not you...you miserable oil field guard dog.

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      • 26 May 2012 16:16, by Clausewitz

        The truth:

        a) The Nuer forces were expelled from "Bor" and were pursued into their homelands with devastating consequences for Yuai, Waat and Ayod

        b) Riek’s headquarter in Leer was burned to the ground in 1998

        c) Riek Machar was expelled from Unity state by Paulino Matip

        d) He returned to the SPLM/A below the position he currently holds, without an army

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        • 26 May 2012 16:51, by Clausewitz

          We fought an enemy infinitely smarter than you, infinitely better resourced, far more organized, more numerous, coherently structured, strategically apt; an enemy that brought to the theatre of war a palette of advanced and horrifically destructive weaponry.

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          • 26 May 2012 16:53, by Clausewitz

            We fought Khartoum virtually without you [post 1991] – with James Hoth Mai and his small handful of men being the only exception from a community that was for the most part determined to capriciously provide its services to their masters in Khartoum.

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            • 26 May 2012 16:55, by Clausewitz

              Your numbers have only increased in the SPLA [post combat]... after all the fighting was done, after precious blood was expended to recapture the vast majority of our land from your masters. You have been in the armed services of Khartoum for decades, and you returned after all the fighting, after the anguish and self-sacrifice

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              • 26 May 2012 16:57, by Clausewitz

                — and now you dare call us slaves and cowards. The slander that we are slaves has no meaning coming from the likes of you. While others have provided mere streams of blood sacrifice... we have provided oceans of blood; eclipsing the contributions of others, many, many times over. We will not be continuously bad-mouthed by boastful slaves!

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                • 26 May 2012 17:05, by Clausewitz

                  I am not saying that you did not fight, but I am saying that the Dinka contributed more personnel, more blood and more martyrs.

                  Other South Sudanese demonstrated intermittent commitment to the struggle... the Dinka, however, displayed and demonstrated unparalleled and unremitting resistance, without interruption. The Nuba are the only people who provided equal service.

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                  • 26 May 2012 17:14, by Clausewitz

                    The enemy faced us in the front, they hired you in the back. Men who recieved weapons, ammunition & supplies from the enemy, and relied on that stream... are treacherous SLAVES! I don’t view the Nuer as my enemy, but it’s clear some of you view us with a contempt that far exceeds the hate you harbour toward our common enemy.

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                    • 26 May 2012 19:19, by Clausewitz

                      I should clarify that Riek Machar’s headquarters in Leer was burned to the ground by Paulino Matip’s forces. I am pre-empting any snivelling, opportunistic cowards that may come out of the woodwork. Paulino has shamed Dinka Ruweng of Biemnom as well as his father -Nhial Deng Kot- by recruiting the people of his mother (Bul-Nuer) in their decades long service to Khartoum in the oil fields.

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                      • 26 May 2012 21:44, by panom lualbil

                        CLAUSEWITZ, CLAUSEWITZ, CLAUSEWITZ, CLAUSEWITZ

                        Good enough brother. There is one scenario to come [presidency] and their greediness for leadership, we’ll block every door that open to NUERS as fair aslong VP belong them to blackmail the worlds. They kept calling bor 91 a win regardles of thinking of how did we make it until 2005, when we fouhgt forward and backward by them.

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                        • 26 May 2012 22:14, by panom lualbil

                          clausewitz CLAUSEWITZ,
                          We shouldnt answer their comments when we’re the one teaching them [DEMORACY & PLUARISM] although they have trouble in learning. They called dinkas [cowards] while they’re ones feared to unite sudan and [slaves] while they’re ssdf & ssdl used by bashiir kill themselves. What mentality do nuer ? Toor ayooi and duliim ke NUER !

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    • 26 May 2012 19:34, by panom lualbil

      KIM DENG,
      I appreciated what YOU said because it reminded ME of yourself who talks to himself as [coward of bashir, slaves of muslim and looters of civilians, curse by arabs] who you think gonna rule in south sudan ?

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      • 26 May 2012 20:09, by panom lualbil

        Go ahead and vote for NUER’s president in 2015 if you can win and fight if you would loss. Then who will burn who’s house like you said will be known leave alone massacre 91 where dinka’s youth were under JUBA against arabs. I bet you read yourself in news ’AKOBO POLITICAL RECONCILIATION’ where BARNABA MARIAL, JOHN LUK challeged yo that BASHIIIIR used yo to destablise south sudan, why ?

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        • 26 May 2012 20:27, by panom lualbil

          Read it by yourself. Topic is below here. You need to know you’re [dogs, stooges and slaves] send by omeeer against yourselves. Read more videos too from youtube.com where you can watch, listen RIEK, his wife holling at bashiir. Topic: MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT BASHIIR. While your ssdf and ssdl are one fucking you up ! It’s 91 fool !

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          • 26 May 2012 20:40, by panom lualbil

            Your stupidity is well known by all and if try to flip up, you’ll drink it, junky! I bet you could remember your frustation by MURELI while ago. Or when DR CURSE tried to say propane words to KHARTOUM, it’s you to be curse. Why 91 by RIEK was your curse by khartoum when they werent victims ?

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            • 26 May 2012 21:13, by panom lualbil

              Riek machar was lucky to get kill like ILITERATE NYUON BANY etc but he fled very promptly. But when he came back 2002, he reconciled with GARANG and was promoted to be VP, so to have ’FAT PAYCHECK’ and live rebel-free. But his taking presidency is when a pig fly! It was also fair of ur 2nd big but lawless community. You’re nyagat de NUER that why you cover LAM AKOL [nyagat.]

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  • 25 May 2012 21:57, by James Okuk Solomon

    Mmm! Jabats of Emperor of "Dinkocracy" and his deputy the blind believer in "Ngundengcracy" are finishing these days because the mess of their dull suicidal decisions is getting worst daily before the deadline of WB forecast is nearing.

    They know that Dr. Lam has the solutions in his finger tips but they don’t want to admit their failures, leak their vomits and ask for rescue from the savvies.

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    • 26 May 2012 03:05, by Akol Liai Mager

      unportunately, Lam Akol has nothing good to offer to South Sudanese people. He has offered one great service in 1986-87 when he joined the people uprising under the command of SPLM/A, but he later worked so hard to distroy it himself with his desperate quest for the top job using undemocratic means plotting and discrimating by calling SPLM a Dinka Movement.

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    • 26 May 2012 03:13, by Akol Liai Mager

      Lam Akol went further to seek for help and support from Hezbollah and HAMAS in Damacus and Beirut instead of Juba, Malakal and Wau. Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Kampala and Asmara would have been more relevant to reality if Lam was seeking regional support. Now, where is a sign for good things in Lam’s fingures which are full of the blood of South Sudanese?

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  • 26 May 2012 03:26, by Akol Liai Mager

    As a matter of facts, South Sudan will be in its best time ever under the leadership of Ustaz Pagan Amum. Amum is a devoted, unshaken by any political waves and charismatic leader unlike this shifting and opportunist seeking leader. Another fact is that, Lam Akol will never get votes in the South to become a president. Next elections will push NIF-DC far away even from the opposition list in SSLA.

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  • 26 May 2012 16:30, by Zionist

    It doesn’t matter if the leader of South Sudan is Salva Kiir, Riek Machar or Lam Akol; however, it matters alot if his leadership fails his people and his country, because he’ll be rejected by the same people who rejected the unity with Sudan, no matter what the cost will be.

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  • 26 May 2012 20:09, by Kim Deng

    The vast area appropriated by the Nuer during the nineteenth century was formerly occupied by a Dinka, Anyuak and Burun population. The fate of this population is one of the most interesting questions pertaining to Nuer expansion. How many Dinka, Anyuak, Burun… were killed by the Nuer? How many died of starvation? How many migrated to other areas? And how many were assimilated into Nuer community?

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  • 26 May 2012 20:11, by Kim Deng

    Although Nuer territorial appropriation had virtually ceased by the early 1800s, the Nuer continued to raid/invade the Dinka for cattle, Anyuak and Burun for land until present. During the closing phase of Nuer expansion, the Gaawar and Lou Nuer pushed the Ric, Ghol, and Nyarraweng Dinka south as far as Faijing in present-day Twij County . The Nuer progressively gained the upper hand in these...

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  • 26 May 2012 20:13, by Kim Deng

    conflicts, and in 1906 launched a large-scale raid on the Faijing settlement that forced the Dinka to withdraw about sixteen miles further south to Kongor. Then in 1908 the Gaawar Nuer attacked the Dinka at Kongor, burning their crops and settlements, killing over a hundred people and took over eighty captives mostly young girls.

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  • 26 May 2012 20:14, by Kim Deng

    In 1908-10, the British sought to end the Nuer occupation toward Dinkaland and established control over the area. A new border between the Nuer and Dinka was established at the favor of Dinka at Duk Padiet, fifty miles north of Kongor, and the Ghol, Ric, and Nyarraweng were awarded about four thousand aquare miles of territory they had previously lost during Nuer expansion.

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  • 26 May 2012 20:17, by Kim Deng

    The Nuer Warriors raiding party pressed south to within a few hours walk of the government station at Bor, ninety miles deep into Dinka territory. In the course of these raids/invasions they captured “large numbers” of cattle, young women, and children (in addition to the five thousand cattle noted above). In the area under attack, the Bor Dinka “suffered very severely.”

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  • 26 May 2012 20:20, by Kim Deng

    Persons of the Dinka decent form probably at least half the population of most [Nuer] sub-tribes. These Dinka are either children of captives or immigrants who have been brought up as Nuer, or are themselves captives and immigrants who are residing permanently among Nuer. They are “Jaang-Nath,” “Dinka-Nuer,” and, it is said, “caa Naath,” “they have become Nuer.”

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  • 26 May 2012 20:22, by Kim Deng

    The capture of 372 young women and girls a year during the period of 1818 to 1905 would remove 32,625 productive females from the Central Dinka and Anyuak population and thus eventually decrease that population by 110,915 individuals. The capture of 125 boys a year over the same period would decrease the Central Dinka and Anyuak population by an additional 5,250 persons.

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  • 26 May 2012 20:23, by Kim Deng

    Had the Nuer ever wished to occupy the whole greater Upper Nile , from Renk to Mading Bor and from Ruweng/Biemnom to Buma-Gambella, it seems unlikely that the other coward Jurs (Jaang, Teet, Bar, Chai…) could have stopped them.

    RS: NUER CONQUEST

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  • 26 May 2012 20:30, by Kim Deng

    Dr. Riek ordered his troops to withdraw after reaching Jumeza in greater Equatoria. The SPLA forces under Torit faction suffered tremendous losses and their mission failed miserably to bring “the Gang of two Drs alive or dead and trash the self-determination for South Sudan into garbage bin for good,” as Garang declared earlier before the war widespread like a wildfire beyond his imagination...

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  • 26 May 2012 20:31, by Kim Deng

    rather than vice-versa. A staggering pace that reflected the disarray of Garang’s subordinates encountered in most of the areas under attack. Torit, Kapoeta, Yei … were on the verge of cowardice and panic mongering evacuation until the common enemy overran almost all the liberated areas without any résistance from Garang’s SPLA/M-Torit faction. Can the unionists stand their ground alone without...

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  • 26 May 2012 20:32, by Kim Deng

    without the separatists’ support? Many areas including major towns: Torit, Kapoeta, Mading Bor … were recaptured and/or surrendered to the common enemy as a result of split. The remaining few garrisons and towns under the control of Torit faction were on the verge of panic of evacuation either to Uganda or Kenya refugees camps as well. Garang was blinded by his burning conviction that Torit fact..

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  • 26 May 2012 20:35, by Kim Deng

    ion had to defeat and subjugates the Nasir faction, a movement that he contemptuously dismissed as “a Gang of two Drs.” Garang himself suffered a near psychological collapse as his faction looked as though it might implode. Garang’s forces should have been crushed/break down and/or chased up to Kenya/Uganda-Sudan borders if Dr. Riek was for military option rather than...

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  • 26 May 2012 20:36, by Kim Deng

    reconciliation through peaceful dialogues instead. Garang’s “New Sudan,” vision did not accomplish anything, but setbacks, chaos, death, subjugation by terror and epic conflicts. It was Garang’s ambition in war that compelled Nasir faction to take immediate retaliatory-military countermeasures. The burning questions are: What prompted Garang to be the first to ignite the fire which he could not...

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  • 26 May 2012 20:37, by Kim Deng

    extinguish? Did Garang’s SPLA/M have the political will and muscles to confront both the main enemy (NIF/NCP) and the separatists at the same time?

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    • 27 May 2012 23:12, by panom lualbil

      KIM DENG,
      I believe you’re NUER OTHERWISE you won’t support enemy LAM AKOL and faked your NUER’s story from scratch. And I said this because you’re only known 4 raiding, looting and stealing like you just said, and which isnot considered a war. But when it really come a war like civil-war and nyagat de nuer WON by spla, nuer folks remained a ’CURSE’ world-wide ! Who like nuer in SS ? none !

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      • 27 May 2012 23:38, by panom lualbil

        KIM DENG, NUER always create war from war that supported by ARABS. NUER know the best time to raid, loot or steal. For instance, when spla were under JUBA capturing, NUER raid, looted, stole or massacred civilians which you now telling NUER’s VICTORY that resulted RIEK’s failure. They love and favor arabs who even sold them & anuak 2 ETHIOPIA which was the begining of slave-trade in sudan.

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  • 28 May 2012 09:49, by Abraham

    WOW WOW WOW

    I am sure Dr. Akol is giggling right now...seeing South Sudanese tribalised seems to have been his wish.
    Okuk, please map your own political footsteps. Dr. Lem Akol, proved his affiliation to NCP: when, he not only remain aloof over recent borders crises between Sudan and South Sudan but he flew to Khartoum for kisses!!

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