By Gatkuoth Chol,
May 28, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The current rebel advancement and imposed threat around the oil field in Paloch had sent heatwaves and created severe psychological and mental illness to most senior government officials in Juba. The heart cried of Kuol Manyang Juuk Minister of defence statement to disarm the rebel fighters, reflected nothing than personal distress and internal fear of losing millions of dollars from oil field production. However, it was unfortunate moved and insult from minister himself to came out publicly and declaring that he will disarm the rebel fighters militarily, while he does not even have a capacity to disarm the cattle keepers in Lake State who slaughtered themselves on daily basis of inter-clans fighting for years. Mr Juuk roaring for war should be regard as lack of his understanding of the pain that the deceased families gone through such as the family of late Mature Machiek.
Nevertheless, the political crisis in South Sudan revealed many prodigious things to me. Prior the conflict, I do appraise Mr Juuk as person that can explore the diplomatic opportunities which can eliminate war or de-escalating conflict based on his age and revolutionary struggle experience. If I previously trusted the minister as person of truth, but from today onward I will trust him as father of liar. Let the truth speak for itself, after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement CPA) in 2005, many well-known rebels group emerged in South Sudan, and either one has never been disarmed militarily.
I wonder if the overreacted Minister could significantly explain why the government failed to disarm David Yau Yau who operated in one county before the outbreak of war in 2013. If the minister failed to disarm David Yau Yau and cattle’s keepers in Lakes state at first place, now what capacity he could gain to disarm the organising rebel’s forces which operate in more than eight states in South Sudan? How could he disarm the rebel fighter that have military capabilities to shut down the helicopter gunship and who managed to captured many major towns and cities than any existed rebellious in history? It is mysterious to convey Mr Juuk disappointment toward his harmless statement, which bears no creditability to the readers or viewer’s rather than being judge as aggressive language that encourage peace isolation. The minister poor strategies and lack of diplomacy tactics approach have buried his dignity and cracked his personal characters for life.
In common sense, war is unpleasant, and loss of lives in any forms is unappreciable, but war can be a choice when imposed to you. However, it is paramount to use all forms of language that will generate mass possibilities to resolve the current conflicts in peace and to reduce the misogyny, political deception and loss of human lives. It is important to know that the mass population are greedy for peace, despite their inefficient knowledge why the government remain silent, while massive killing continue in the country. The procrastination of government decision making toward peace process is more problematic and beyond words to explain. Notwithstanding that the country of over 70% of the population under the age of 30, is in state of collapsing in term of loss in human lives, human capacity, economically and diplomatic relations.
Fundamentally, our youth are finishing and over 90% of current deaths in combats were under the age of 30. It is really exasperating and agony to comprehend how the country will look like, if the war will continues in current form for other more years. The forecast to end the conflict remain extremely more challenging, but the hope to create peaceful environment must continue to build its momentum. We like it or not we all participated and shared the responsibility of major infrastructure damages, livelihoods and instability in the country.
The damaged still great and the conflict have defiled more people personalities and characters due to their attitudes or behaviours toward the war, and the only exit is comprehensive peace deal. Therefore, it is essential to understand that we have a vast role to play and collective’s responsibility as citizens of the country to stop the war, while the president should be in lead.
The language of use of force or threat and blame for the past mistakes needs to be eliminated for the search of peace. If the former Sudanese President, Gaafar Muhammad an-Nimeiry managed to end the First Sudanese Civil War, and the Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir managed and negotiated an end the Second Sudanese Civil War. Then nothing that can prevent Salva to end the current war, if he’s interesting to have legacy like other Sudanese presidents.
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