SPLM Ambassador in
Washington : What South Sudanese Educated Have In Common With The National Islamic Front (NIF)!
Kuth Dak ,
Itís a well known fact, undoubtedly, that every year, both the National Islamic Front (INF) and the National Congress Party (NCP) of the embattled President Omer al-Bashir, dedicate billions of dollars to bribe some wicked selfish African heads of states, international organizations and any individual who might try to block their way in robbing the country of every penny there is, and their compulsive appetite to remain in power for as long they could, as a mean to continue enriching themselves, and also to protect their leaders who are wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), for war crimes and genocide in Darfur.
On the domestic front, the regime uncontrollably continues to spend generously and massively in support of its Southern ďGolden BoysĒ and their militias, of course, in order to undermined the authority of the Government of South Sudan (GOSS), under the leadership of Lt. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, and most of all, to destroy the unity among the South Sudanese people, particularly as elections and the referendum, are only a matter of months away.
Unfortunately, the NIFís divideĖand-rule policies are actually paying off their dividends, and very handsomely so, among some self-loving Southerners who don't seem to give a damn about the nearly three million lives that perished at the hands of this Islamic and bigoted regime of President Omer al- Basher.
Much to the bafflement of the Southern Sudanese in the
United States , the current Sudanese Ambassador to the
United States of America and a ranking SPLM leader, Dr. Akech Khoc, unfortunately, allegedly represents what the NIF is capable of achieving in penetrating the SPLM defenses, and capturing those who clearly suffer from trust and self-esteem issues.
As a matter of fact, when Dr. Khoc was bestowed to the helm of one of the most important diplomatic missions in the world, it brought such a joy, particularly among the South Sudanese. They thought rightly so, that his first order of business would be to repair the damage caused by his predecessor, former Ambassador, John Ukec Lueth, another south Sudanese also, who had literally trashed and tarnished
the SPLMís reputation with its most important ally, the United States of America.
But no. Dr. Khoc did not disappoint the regime of tyrant Omer al Basher. Regrettably, he has proven anyone and everyone dead wrong, by following in the foot-steps of his predecessor, Dr. John Ukech Lueth, so much so that the NIF leaders, including al Tayib Mustafa, (President al Basherís uncle and EditorĖin-Chief of al Intibaha) could not hide their satisfaction with his services for their best interest in the capital of the USA, Washington, D.C.
In an recent interview with al Sharq al Awsatís Mohammad Ali Salih, Dr. Akec Khoc was quoted as saying: ďThe Government of the National Unity (GoNU) is currently undertaking some important projects in South Sudan, that will ultimately make unity all the more attractive.Ē
But when he was confronted by the author to name just one of such lucrative projects he was boasting about, he simply froze. ďMy words have taken out of context," he retorted.
And in his speech on the
Sudan ís Independence Day, Dr. Khoc was in a serious and dangerous contradiction of the highest order, about the SPLMís stance on the celebration of the soĖcalled Independence Day. And by glorifying the so-called heroism and the braveness of those whom he allegedly suggested had liberated Sudan from colonialism to give us the freedom we all enjoy today, the Ambassador had not only disrespected the nearly three millions who have lost their lives at the hands of their fellow countrymen, but he insulted their families as well.
Now, the legitimate question for Dr. Khoc is: by comparison, between the soĖcalled National Governments (who've turned the South into a morgue, for over two centuries and counting) and the Great Britain tenure in Sudan, how many Southern lives were lost, and how many of our young girls and mothers were raped and enslaved by the British colonizers, so muh that their departure became such a memorable event to cherish and celebrate?
Moreover, if Dr. Khoc would have taken the time to visit with those he represents and ask their opinion on the Independence Day, he could have been unanimously told that they would have much preferred to be under the British rule as opposed to the National Governments, that had only robbed them their dignity and humanity for so long.
And so while I am not accusing the Ambassador of having being bought, because I have no proof in my hands, and although he wonít admit it, sources tell me that, for some mysterious reasons, the man is anything but an SPLM! His Embassy is not reflective of a diverse
Sudan that the SPLM has fought for. In another word, itís still a colt dominated by the same faces who have been looting the country since 1956.
Furthermore, Dr. Khoc delivered his speech in the Arabic language, which by his own admission, he does not know it very well) to an audience that mostly, if not all, speaks and understands the English language so very well indeed!
However, the question that lingers around so much, especially in
South Sudan gatherings is: has anyone ever wonder