Title: The future Implications of Netanyahu's Visit To The African Countries
Author: إبراهيم عبد العزيز عثمان
Date: 07-14-2016, 09:19 PM
It came to me as a no surprise that the situation in South Sudan exploded just four days following the Israeli prime minister visit to Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Since decades ago, the Israeli government tried desperately to create a strong foot hold in the African countries surrounding the big lakes of Tana and Victoria. For the Israelis, the Egyptian Intifada had brought the unpopular Islamists to power which had been removed by a staged coup supported by Israel and the west. However, the experience had left the Israelis with many doubts that Al Sisi government might not survive for a long time. Hence, the Israeli prime minister wanted to assure the ultimate control of the water resources that is the source of the life being of Egypt and Sudan. The under table solid relation with Ethiopia had been kept in a low profile so that it would not cause suspicion to the relation of the Ethiopians with the Sudanese and the Egyptians who feel uncomfortable to the construction of Al Nahda dam.
It is the irony that the Egyptian government is deadly silent about the Israeli prime minister visit and its implications, though it might lead to their own strangling in the near future. The water of the Nile is the vital livelihood of Egypt and Sudan and by holding the tap; the Israeli would be able to tackle any Arab spring uprising in the Nile Valley countries. I think the Egyptians had been promised a lucrative slice of the Libyan East with its rich oil fields. The coming days will prove whether this is forthcoming or it is only the unreachable carrot in front of the donkey! The Ugandans had received the green light to interfere heavily into the weak South Sudan. Their army had already crossed the border with the fabricated slogan to save the stranded Ugandans in South Sudan. Since when, President Mosiveni cares about his fellow citizens to dispatch his army to another country. He must have received solid assurances from the powerful Israeli prime minister. The worst is yet to come by the Ugandan army moving further north to control the Oil fields into Riak Machar’s territorial land hold. It is no secret that the Sudanese government had been supporting Machar against the untrusty Silva Kiir of the Dinka tribe with his alliance towards the Zionists and the West.
The Kenyans on the other hand, would be ready to move East to occupy the embattled country of Somalia to crush the nuisance coming from Al shabab brigades. Achieving the whole plan, would strengthen the Israelis hold of the oil shipping navigation lines through the eastern Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. This scenario is quite similar to Netanyahu’s visit to the Russian Republic which had convinced the Russians to move hasty into the Syrian conflict with their heavy armaments. If it succeeded with the Russians, it must succeed with the broken African countries that are more than willing to do the job and receive the rewards.
The coming days would witness messy encounters in the region, the outcome of which might lead to the emergence of new faces into the helms of power, for at least, into one country: South Sudan. Or things might flip to the contrary to other fragile governments, like the one in Uganda! It all depends if the Sudanese government is capable to bankroll and support Machar to hold his foothold and involve his troops into a lengthy civil war.
Title: Re: The future Implications of Netanyahu's Visit To The African Countries
Author: إبراهيم عبد العزيز عثمان
Date: 09-11-2016, 09:41 AM
Fox News brought this article two days ago......!!!
JERUSALEM – Escalating violence in South Sudan is casting a light on Israel's murky involvement in that conflict and raising questions about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new strategy of strengthening ties with African countries.
Netanyahu has been forging alliances across Africa in an effort he says will help blunt Palestinian diplomatic initiatives against Israel at the United Nations.
But critics says these new ties — illustrated by Netanyahu's high-profile visit to several African countries in July — have come without regard for the human rights records of those allies.
Such concerns have been magnified by Israel's close ties to South Sudan, whose government has used Israeli arms and surveillance equipment to crack down on its opponents. Critics say Israel's global arms export policies lack transparency and proper oversight, and ignore the receiving country's intended use.
"It is the role of the prime minister, the defense minister and the foreign minister to look out for Israel's interests. But this has a limit: not at any cost and not with everyone," said Tamar Zandberg, an Israeli opposition lawmaker who has filed a court appeal to halt Israeli sales of sensitive technology to South Sudan.
Israel has long viewed South Sudan as an important ally and a counterweight to neighboring Sudan's support for Islamic Palestinian militants. Israel was one of the first countries to recognize South Sudan's independence in 2011, and South Sudanese leader Salva Kiir visited Israel months later.
Since South Sudan descended into civil war in 2013, some 50,000 people have been killed and 2 million have been displaced.
In July, hundreds died when fighting erupted in the capital, Juba. South Sudanese troops went on a nearly four-hour rampage at a hotel, killing a local journalist while forcing others to watch, raping several foreign women, and looting the compound, several witnesses told The Associated Press.