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Al-Bashir must always be linked to Southern Sudan atrocities

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Avner Eliyahu Romm

Al-Bashir came to power by force in the late 1980s and since then, through the 1990s, there was a terrible war in Southern Sudan, in which more than a million Southern Sudanese perished, and many were enslaved.

The same person who was governor (on behalf of Bashir’s genocidal regime) of Southern Sudan, was later the leader of the main rebellious group in Darfur, apparently because al-Bashir had become “too moderate” for him.

That rebellious group also abducted Chinese workers who arrived there after the West had cut off relationship with Sudan.

No! It was not due to the systematic killing and enslavement of millions of Southern Sudanese, but due to Sudan sheltering those who had made an attempt on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s life. (Afterwards Mubarak was deposed and imprisoned, and that was okay for the same West!)

So I am very shocked whenever al-Bashir, genocide, Darfur and the ICC are mentioned, without any mention of Southern Sudan.

Regarding this and such a cynical use and manipulation of genocides, I would like to refer everyone to a video clip: Holocaust denial & cynical political use of the Holocaust.

 

Jerusalem

 

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