How good is Bashir leaving (p. 2)

13 02 2011

Sudan could be off of the “terrorist list” by July, when the secession will be declare.  According to the article, it is only if the Sudanese government accepts what comes with the new referendum on freedom for South Sudan. This was all announced by Scott Gration, the “envoy” to Darfur. Gration seemed no more than a token glance to Darfur, to be a false answer to a terrible problem.  I do wonder if a man of his status would have suggested any solutions or ideas to address this problem to President Obama. And if he had, how did the President react? I’m rattling on now, but am still disgusted, talking of taking a horribly violent country and government off of our danger list when there had never been a serious investigation of Sudan/Darfur available to the general public. Bashir [reportedly] is seen as “the man who allowed Sudan to split,” as Sara Hassan, an analyst with IHS Global Insight, declared.

The article is slightly outdated as I write this; but it is still useful. Now that the south has voted for secession, Bashir’s declaration, announced before the vote, will come true. In “north” Sudan, there will be a state religion–Islam–and an official language–Arabic, BUT under a new constitution. An opposition group, the National Consensus Force, has asked for a national conference to rewrite the said constitution. However, Bashir continue(s) to demand his own wide-ranging government, the National Congress party.

So [north] Sudan will still be under the power of Bashir and he’ll always remain a threat. Yet, in the end, I’m not sure what would be worse; to use a light quote in a serious way, “it is better to have a fool you know than a fool you don’t know.” Perhaps whoever would replace Bashir at this time would be worse…even though no Bashir, without any backlash, would be ideal…


How good is Bashir leaving?

28 01 2011

IF [Omar al-] Bashir must leave, whether forced our or–when Hell freezes over–voluntarily, how good is it for Sudan and Darfur? According to a recent Bloomberg article, if the south secedes, Bashir’s rule is in danger…and that may not be the fairytale it seems. All things take time to improve. The situation would not become prosperous and fair right away.

But a threat to his rule could also result in a coup, in which “If there is a coup, [Hassan al-] Turabi would take power, not Thomas Jefferson,” announced Andrew Natsios, George W. Bush’s former envoy to Sudan.

What does this mean? A more detailed opinion piece in a week, after I have a week of EEG’s while being wired to a bed…to see where my seizures are. :p

UN envoys ‘worried about Sudan violence’

5 10 2010

Envoys from 15 nations in the UN’s security council, headed to Sudan to restate that a secession with South Sudan MUST take place on January 9th as decided, expressed fears that a delay could start a violent civil war.  The meeting will not be with President Omar-Al Bashir but with senior officials. Bashir is wanted on war crimes charge[s].

Darfur rebel groups claim that the Sudanese groups have opened new attacks, but the UN has not confirmed this.

[The above ‘snippet’ adapted from this APF article; read it for much more detailed information and don’t forget my DarfurHerald Twitter]

Surprise! Bashir is Back

27 05 2010

Today, Omar al-Bashir was sworn in to another term as president of Sudan, despite protests from his mistreated people, humanitarian groups, and concerned persons all over the world. It was the first election[s] in 24 years, during which there has been a civil war “between the north and the south”. The Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir because of his war crimes against the people of Darfur; needless to say, it was not effected. Humanitarian groups have called upon the U.N. to not send a representative to the inauguration.

Robert Gibbs, White House press secretary, reports that intimidation threats have been reported in south Sudan.

The information in this post has been derived from CNN.

Landmark elections in Sudan

25 03 2010

Upcoming elections in Sudan are full of tension and uncertainty, but there is still hope that while there will still be political imbalance, conflict and continued problems in the country, the elections will still incite positive changes. According to this Foreign article, however, the U.N. backs the election, which could possibly “condone” President al-Bashir’s rule; however, the U.N. states that its support shows that there are many positive aspects to the election and a major chance for change. President al-Bashir is still “wanted for arrest”, accused of war crimes.

Sorry for my absence! I've gotten caught up in school &
social events. :) But I reminded myself today to update. :D

Justice has ended, you may now go in fear

9 02 2010

The International Criminal Court recently dismissed the case of Bahar Abu Garda. A rebel who killed peacekeepers from the African Union in, a peacekeeping unit, he killed 12 from said unit in Darfur in 2007. Though the African Union is [in some opinions] ineffective, according to the Associated Press/Washington Post, this is nonetheless a sad oversight in the journey to justice for the genocide(s) in Sudan and Darfur.

The ICC also made the charges against President Omar Bashir of Sudan for “crimes against humanity…masterminding the …attacks on Darfur”.

[Click on provided link for in-depth information]

Tell President Obama to help bring justice to Bashir

4 02 2010

Click here to send a prewritten message urging President Obama to deny legitimacy to President Bashir of Sudan in that country’s upcoming elections, which would “justify” the genocide. You can also edit the message for a more personal message.