By Pel Chol,
Feb 25, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Some of the worst atrocities which prompted the world leaders to go after the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have no significant difference to the atrocities Salva Kiir’s regime is committing today in South Sudan.
Joseph Kony, the leader of LRA, has been a wanted man for the last twenty eight years by the Uganda government as well as the International Criminal Court (ICC) for abducting children in Northern Uganda to join his LRA movement. Other crimes against humanity to which he was charged with include raping and killing of civilians by his forces
However, while being fair to the LRA, anyone who is aware of the extent to Sava Kiir’s criminality would acknowledge that Kiir is incomparable to no one when it comes to perpetrating of crimes against humanity.
At the beginning of the war, many Nuer civilians were targeted, based on ethnicity and were brutally executed, some of whom were burnt alive for punishment as well as the concealment of crimes a crime that Joseph Konyi of Uganda or Adolf Hilter of Germany never thought of doing against the Banyankole or the Jews.
The crimes of Sultan Kiir Kuethpiny are nothing to what Kony had done in Uganda. Kiir has armed every community in South Sudan to kill Nuer. The situation in Lake State tells it all as Dinka civilians far away from Nuer areas have turned against each other using Kiir’s rifles he initially aimed against the Nuer Ethnic group.
While Kiir is collage of crime continue to breed, the UN has learned a new indictable offense, the abduction of 89 children near the UNMISS compound in Malakal by Kiir’s right hand man, Joseph Oliney, who abducted the kids to fight against Machar’s forces. The United Nation Mission in South Sudan has now confirmed that these innocent children, as young as 12 and 13 years old are being rushed through training to be used as fuels to extend the faltering regime of Salva Kiir for a few more years. The ICC or the United Nations did not record this in Uganda other than the usual scategoating of Museveni’s crimes on Kony.
No one would know if Kiir is aware about the severity of this crime as he is a big fool leading a big nation, which his alcoholic mind is not suited for. However, the truth of the matter is that conscripting children into national armed forces is a serious offense under the Geneva Convention’s article 136.
It was due to this offense that prompted the Obama administration to sent US marine into the jungles of Uganda and DRC to hunt for Kony.
The intriguing part of this is when one compare these hideous crimes, Kony was labelled as the worst human being for abducting kids from their homes while the world continues to shake hands with Criminal Salva Kiir, who has done worse than what Kony did, some of which include this abduction of kids at the UN compound itself. Yet the world is not even condemning the severity of this man’s crimes leaving the UN only to issue rhetoric. What a world!
If these crimes and massacres still do not count, then the Secretary General, Ban ki Moon, has lately issued a report to United Nation Security Council reporting that the government of Salva Kiir is responsible for over 97% of all human rights violations in the country. This was not the case in Uganda. Museveni was responsible for nearly half of violations, yet Joseph Kony was still indicted for such crimes. This must be the time for UNSC and ICC to call Salva Kiir to his right home, Hague!
The Author of this article is awaiting Graduation for a Master Degree in the Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
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