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Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem
SudanThe military have been the effective rulers of Sudan ever since they staged a coup against Jaafar Numeiri in 1969 and up until today. They are generally agents to America. In her attempt at recapturing Sudan, Britain relied on the family of Al-Mahdi and their leadership over Al-Ansar faction. However, Abdul-Nassir and then Sadat in his wake, had been lying in wait for all the revolts that the Al-Mahdi clan had flared up and they crushed them by force. The current rulers of Sudan, who deposed Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi’s government in 1989 are also American agents and so is Al-Turabi, who split from the “Muslim Brotherhood” in the days of Numeiri and proceeded with America due to his love for leadership and the limelight. As for Siwar Al-Thahab, he was merely a facade, exactly like Mohammed Najib was for the officers of the 1952 revolution in Egypt. America experimented with ending the military rule in Sudan during the days of Siwar Al-Thahab and elections did effectively take place in order to exude a civilian government. However, those elections brought Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi as Prime Minister, and when he attempted to deviate from the military line, he was removed and Al-Bashir, who was and still is backed by Al-Turabi was brought in.
As for the Sudanese opposition abroad, America managed to contain them and inspired to Ethiopia, Eritrea and Uganda to supply them with funds and arms to attack Sudanese lands. In order to trick the British clan into joining forces with the opposition abroad, America arranged for Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi to flee from Sudan, who with his group, joined the opposition, thinking that America aims at deposing the Khartoum regime, thus they had to take part so that they could have a share in the expected authority.
However, the real aim of America is not to depose the Khartoum regime. It is rather to pave the way for the division of southern Sudan by turning the country into a confederate state. If the circumstances did not allow the transformation of the whole of Sudan into a confederate state, the south, whose inhabitants are predominantly Christians and atheists, could at least be granted self-rule, similar to that established in the Kurdish area in northern Iraq.
Meanwhile, Garang visited Egypt in order to win her support for the idea of confederation. However, Egypt who is currently engrossed in restoring her leadership over the Arabs, could not openly adopt a stance that is unpopular with the Arab masses; hence, she refused to support Garang openly and pretended that she was committed to the unity of Sudan. This stance is merely for media consumption, for the Sudanese government itself is implicated in the American conspiracy to split southern Sudan through the confederation.
America views southern Sudan as part of the Great Lakes which include Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania, in addition to its proximity to the Congo i.e. former Zaire. Having secured the collaboration of most of the rulers of these countries, except for Kenya and Tanzania, America aims at including southern Sudan to this group as an independent state loyal to her, and this will consolidate her position in the whole region.
Therefore, southern Sudan has a special strategic importance due to the fact that it is part of a sensitive group in which America aims at establishing her influence in order to utilise it as a departure point in order to expand this influence northwards and westwards when the circumstances become favourable.