British hands behind Sudan referendum

January 9, 2011 - 0:0

Today, south Sudan will hold a referendum on whether or not it should remain a part of Sudan.

The landmark referendum is a key part of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended decades of war between the northern government and the rebel forces from the southern region.
Today’s referendum will mark a significant event in the history of Sudan.
It can also be viewed as a dangerous process started by the West and the Zionist regime.
This process can be analyzed in line with the efforts made by the United States and other Western countries to make the Islamic world smaller.
The separation of south Sudan from northern Sudan will affect the geopolitics of the Islamic world and will create a new Israel in the heart of Sudan.
Since the independence of Sudan from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956, Britain has always sought to separate south Sudan from the north due to the oil reserves in the south.
South Sudan has 85 percent of the country’s oil reserves.
There was always a permanent presence of British spies in missionary delegations in south Sudan, who sought to encourage its residents to convert to Christianity. Their activities were part of the long-term plans of the West and Britain for the secession of south Sudan.
The fact that south Sudan is located on the shores of the Nile River and the discovery of uranium, copper, and magnesium reserves in the region have encouraged Britain, the United States, and other Western countries to make efforts to separate this region.
The Zionist regime is also playing an active role in this process because the separation of south Sudan would pave the way for an Israeli presence in the region.
Israel is making efforts to start dam construction activities on the Nile River in south Sudan by building bases in the region so that it will be able to blackmail northern Sudan, Egypt, and other African countries located on the shores of the Nile River.
The separation of south Sudan, which is going to be put to a referendum today, has been endorsed by the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations since 1990.
To make the preparations for this secession, the West and the United Nations imposed a brutal war on the residents of southern and northern Sudan, which began in the 1980s and officially ended with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005.
During the war, tens of thousands of Muslims residing in south Sudan were killed by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), led by John Garang, and more than a million Muslims were compelled to migrate to the north.
Moreover, the social pattern in south Sudan is quite different than the social pattern in other regions of the country.
The influence of tribal leaders, known as sultans, is greater than the local governments’ influence, and this will make the situation of south Sudan more complicated in the future if it secedes from the north.
Through reliance on the members of the tribe, each sultan has formed a local government and an army, and this complex tribal system will increase the possibility of a civil war breaking out in the south.
In addition, the U.S. and Britain have built a number of military bases in south Sudan to provide military training to the Christian youth of the region.
On the other hand, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir due to his anti-U.S. stance.
The ICC has claimed that Bashir had a role in the attack on the base of the African Union peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region in September 2009.
Ten AU soldiers were killed and 50 were reported missing after armed men launched an assault on an AU base in Darfur, the worst attack on AU troops since they deployed in western Sudan in 2004.
So the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Bashir and ordered Interpol to arrest him, which contravenes international law.
This action was taken because Bashir strongly opposed the separation of south Sudan from the north. In fact, the arrest warrant was issued to compel the Sudanese president to accept the result of the referendum.
Bashir recently announced that he would accept the result of the referendum if the people of south Sudan vote for secession from the north.
The fact that Bashir’s recent trip to the south was called his farewell journey also indicates that south Sudan will definitely secede.
In addition, leaders of south Sudan have openly announced that they will establish political relations with the Zionist regime after the region secedes, which means that they have given the green light to an Israeli presence in the region.
Unfortunately, the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) have not taken any measures to prevent such an ominous incident from happening, an incident which brings to mind the establishment of the Zionist regime in 1948.
The leaders of all Muslim countries must be invited to an emergency meeting of the OIC in order to find a way out of the current crisis and to prevent the separation of south Sudan from northern Sudan.