Ex-United Nations official calls President Kiir ‘useful idiot’ exploited by the region
August 19th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A senior former United Nations (UN) official has referred to South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit as a useful idiot being protected by the region for their benefit.
Mr. Klem Ryan was a former Coordinator of the Security Council Panel of experts for South Sudan.
The former UN official’s comment came after President Salva Kiir Mayardit made a speech in the Sudanese capital Khartoum during the signing ceremony of the transitional agreement between the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC).
“Kiir gave a rambling, barely coherent speech at the signing in Khartoum yesterday. He’s no political genius (as some seem to think) …… he’s merely a useful idiot protected by the region for their own political and economic profit,” Ryan wrote on Twitter.
Ryan further released another controversial tweet saying leaders are always judged based on their outcomes and how well they lead their people, not the position they hold while in power saying President Salva Kiir fears accountability for crimes he did.
“People get respect for what they do, not the position they hold. Kiir has overseen the deaths of hundreds of thousands & the looting of the country” he said.
“He fears accountability for these crimes His sole aim is to protect himself not the interests of the people of South Sudan,” Ryan said.