El Bashir !!! Die a man, not a ridiculous ape.
By: Hajareen Toum.
Before I rush head long to the main topic, however I would like firstly; to say that after the decision of the ICC and in the light of pulling out of some humanitarian workers from Darfur that accompanied it, the situation will surely continue to deteriorate, therefore I would like to bring to the attention of the whole world that; the International Community especially the U.N needs to take radical steps that are required to inject, the necessary International participation which is essential in allay the current humanitarian crisis in Darfur, because it will be difficult if not impossible to find a lasting solution to the problem, if justice not proceeded addressing the root causes of the conflict, and to which details I will go into. Secondly I would like to seize this opportunity, to pay with every fiber and bone of my body, especial salute and appreciation, to all those holding the banner of liberation, in the field, home or Diaspora front or wherever they are, who are making history by enduring the hardship and the unendurable, for the glory of the great cause and the Darfurian people, so that the name of our beloved motherland could live forever.
Back to the real topic, which itís title was adopted from Hitlerís saying to his men during his last daysĒ I want you to die men, not a ridiculous apesíí and which aptly fits in the case of Omar El Bashir; as the world watching the political tempo of events and the political landscape in Sudan unfold, after the well- timed decision of the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Mr. Luis Mareno, which followed by the entire Sudanese masses, especially the IDPs and the marginalized groups, and even by most of the political circles inside and outside Sudan with jubilation, blessing, interest and admiration because they saw in it a triumph to their will, except the chosen few, paid-by the regime demonstrators. El Bashir
who became an International laughing stock, lived by exterminating black African Sudanese in South Sudan, Nuba Mountain, Abyei and lastly Darfur ( the worldís most depressing theatre of human suffering), and what he really did was an insult to God and Godís creation, and to do what he did you need to, arm yourself a against all considerations of humanity, morality and pity, and each of us knows that, however much we personally have suffered, we are the luckiest ones who survived; and itís too good to see that, the driver of genocide machine is facing justice; for a long time he had been playing a dangerous game of taking peace and masterminding genocide, with an ever- open appetite to sign any paper agreement, while dragging his feet to implement; in order to allude the International Community, and if you are playing a game like that, in this new global village you are going to lose, it doesnít matter how clever you think you are, because you canít live a lie for so long, without being found out and we knew from the beginning that El Bashirís game one day would catch up with him and now it has; alas!!! What the object of pity President, has conveniently forgotten is, his parts of
religion which prohibit the killing of the innocent people and saw himself as deputy of God on earth to wage a holy war ďjihadíí; expecting to get his reward the secure paradise from Godíí, as the case of South Sudan and to depopulate Darfur indigenous tribes of African origin ď Zorrga ď to accommodate Arab tribes from the neighboring countries, in order to recapture the illusive glories of the Arabs Nations and to him the ends justify the means.
And what also the ethically and spiritually poor President has forgotten, and what each African ruler and any new generation leader every now and then, must strive to remember is, the fact that no people exist in isolation in this communication revolution of ours, that gives millions of people both wider and more detailed understanding of the world; nevertheless, the arrogant, behind his time president, in stead of first admitting the irreparable harm he did to the Darfurian people, he was sending his prophets of doom to the neighboring and friendly Countries, to preach the gospel of genocide and that, the indictment was against a head of Sovereign State!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Strange enough, me as genocide Survivor I never had the resources and chance to do professional schooling; but from my humble knowledge, the legality of the Sovereign State, in Sudan under the current regime, does not exist and will not exist, because the true purpose of the Sovereign State or Government, is to make laws and policies for the general good of the people; maintain law and orders, provide social services, enhance quality of life and generally, ensue that peace and stability prevails; Sovereign State exists to, chart a common path and create enabling environment for itís citizens and resident, to fulfill themselves in life and not an State that cleanse itís people and sending the remains to the IDPs and Refugees camps, mounting road blocks in every direction they turn to in life, nor an State which has an attitudinal problem towards itís certain citizens; as Government is broadly defined asĒ who is doing what to whom and howĒ; a Sovereign State ought to be , a source of pride to every individual, so that they can fully strive to maintain, and not source of death and annihilation; to cut the long story short, when leaders in any Government begin to do things that human morals can not accept and support, then they become Sovereign less; needless to mention here that, El Bashir stole power in broad day light, and all a long he had been doing, was claiming to have won fraud elections by 99 percent against the will of the people.
And as EL Bashir maneuvering and mobilizing his forces of evil, to repel the ICC decision, it deeply struck us to hear that the African Union ď the elitists OrganizationĒ which Now became petrodollars States protťgť, is calling on ICC to suspend itís decision, until it sorts out the primary problem in Darfur; how the GOS was using the A.U as subservient weapon and tool of itís propaganda, should not take any body by surprise, as money and power are temptations few could resist, and honestly speaking the magnitude of the conflict had proved that, itís beyond the limited capabilities of the A.U, to the extend that the Organization was unable to protect its forces let a lone the people, thus the burden was already passed to the stronger shoulders; and most importantly; what is the dire need of the situation in Darfur is justice, justice to rid the defenseless people of, the corrupt murderers regime and to end the sufferings, Ē justice before peaceíí because the fundamentalistís regime of Sudan had proved undoubtedly that, it is a lethal ,existential threat, not only to peace agreements aiming at bringing a lasting solutions to the conflicts within the Country; but also to the regional peace and prosperity; and therefore, without uprooting the den of evil of the regime presided by El Bashir ( the head of the serpent), it is next to impossible for any peace agreement to find fertile ground to thrive; because the regime was totally obsessed by, and committed to, the fundamentalistsí ideals with more than normal capacity for evil.
And also what I want to emphasis here is, most if not all Darfurian people, believes that, in order to open a new chapter, after life of death and destruction, justice must be before any peace, because they absolutely lost confidence in this regime; and they have bright hope that, justice and fairness, as the cardinal guiding principles of the ICC, will finally be seen to have been done; and therefore, to them the ICC will be failing itís purpose if it failed to prosecute El Bashir; and It is worthwhile, to mention here that, El Bashir with the help of the Arab league was planning to conduct pro forma prosecuting, but it is too late, for he had already reached his last station, and every fool know that ď a masterís tool will not dismantle the masterís houseĒ.
I understand full well that, what I am say ďjustice before peaceĒ may not go down well with the supporters and sympathizers of
Darfur peace at any cost, but I totally remain convinced with the notion that, ďignore those possessed by evil and they would kill you or your efforts .Fast or slow, it didnít matter. Remove some but not all traces of the virus and it would still kill you (like Cancer or Ebola).Fast or slow it was just a matter of timeĒ and the radical Islamic fundamentalists are a lethal virus in the body politic.
As I mentioned early, the regime
was making a lot of efforts to block the ICC move, and it also came to my knowledge that, the National Congress Party was putting a lot of pressure on the SPLM/A, to play the game by itís score keeping, but what I want to say here, and with due respect to the SPLM/A Doctrine, the sacrifices it made and the generations of new Sudan it produced; being a partner of a dictatorship regime it doesnít mean, by one way or another to pay the receipts of your partnerís mistakes and mischief, it will do you no harm to leave the regime fight itís battles of survival, and we have confident that, the SPLM/A after it signed the peace agreement will be in a new more revolutionary course than before. After all it will be the responsibility of any new regime, or the toothless crocodiles, if any, within the National Congress Party to implement the CPA, after the house been cleaned from itís snakes like El Bashir; therefore, our colleagues and Comrade- in- arms in the SPLM/A should have nothing to worry about. And as the regime searching every corner to find an exit, wondering like some body holding a carcass of an animal on his head, and searching with his toes for the grasshopper; our defenseless people are armed with, their total believe in the just case, itís their powerful weapon in the battle between dictatorship and democracy; and they have confident that, the repressive forces of darkness and inhumanity could not prevail a against men and women of goodwill.
Finally; what are the immortal lesson African leaders must learn from El Bashirís indictment? And why some of them are against it?. As the saying goes ď a dog bark to protect itís tailĒ the criminal and an iron-fisted rulers of Africa knew full well that, unless some earth shaking event occurred soon or later El Bashir will got to Hague; thus they are quick to denounce, because they will face the same fate; therefore, I advise them to go back to their political drawing board to map out new and timely strategies on how to treat their subjects, because in the new western vision of ď free men, free mind and free marketsíí, it is impossible to rule with dictatorship and not be held accountable.