By Chuar Juet Jock,
April 18, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- With the return of Dr. Machar to Juba today April 18, 2016, we hope that the sad bloody chapter that started on Dec 15, 2013, is about to close and a bright dawn, a peaceful era for South Sudan and its suffering people is about to start.
In 2002, a similar sad chapter that started in 1991 was abruptly and inadequately closed between the late Dr. Garang and Dr. Machar and eleven years later, the old grudges and accounts power and tribal rivalry were unearthed again to be used against the same man, Dr. Machar by his same arch rivals within the liberation movement turned destruction movement. Well, this clearly tells us that, we don’t have to fool ourselves that much because; the same grudges, the hatred accounts and the same men of all sort of rivalries are all but here. Only if these leaders of old grudges are completely born again and decided to commit themselves to build a brighter future and reality for their country, nation, and the future generations and leave without a regret, these old grudges and hatred that is haunting them and the whole nation of South Sudan.
Well, I am not being pessimistic but rather than being realistic and arguing that we receive and welcome the new era of this relative peace ushered by the expected return of Dr. Machar simply because I think Dr. Machar is still a prime target of his old rivals and whether we decided to close our eyes to that bitter reality, it won’t change a thing. Neither I am trying to indulge you into fears and suspicions that won’t help us in the process of reconciliation and healing, regaining the broken trust and the fading confident rather than I am here, cautioning you that not everything in this peace agreement and its era that is about to begin is a milk and honey. Well, I think behaving responsibly, vigilance and caution are all but needed throughout the course of this peace agreement.
Those who may want again to hunt in the dirty political waters of South Sudan, those who haven’t learned a thing from the conflict of Dec 15, 2013, and whose tribal ego and prejudice won’t hesitate to irresponsibly pull a trigger of fire, here and there, and for reasons of that and this, needs to know one thing that this time and around, the conflict has gone behind Reik Machar and Salva Kiir or Gen. Malong Awan and Gen. Gatwech Dual but as we have seen throughout this conflict, it’s the people of South Sudan that have paid so dearly and it is South Sudan that has been destroyed.
One fundamental reason that brought Dec 15, 2013, conflict was the notion of enormous disrespect to 2002 accord in the person of Dr. Reik Machar by the then Torit faction block. The 2002 accord was regarded and wrongly presumed as a mere gentleman agreement rather than an institution based agreement with a political and military backing establishments and that by the death of Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial, the imprisoning of Both G. Gatwech Dual, Gen. Gabriel Tanginy, Gen. Mabor Doal, and firing of Dr. Machar from his VP post, the then Torit faction that showers itself always with fake patriotism decided that it is now the time to show its real self and that it is time to trash the “traitors” and bring in the “patriots” and that’s for Mr. Igga to be brought in the line to be the possible hire of the throne from the incumbent president Salva Kiir, unfortunately, the plan as projected didn’t work leave alone that it almost have destroyed South Sudan and within days if not hours, Reik Machar, the rejected stone, will become again, the cornerstone for the unity of this country. Well, then the conspiracy in its entirety, will have to crumble and flatter like no other.
Well, we know and very well that with the return of Dr. Machar, the conspiracy is far from over and that , the Juba disguised, underground mafia and anti-peace groups are but up, tirelessly working again to undermine our peace, stability and prosperity again. Hell, we shall sleep and the enemies of South Sudan are awake, working day and night to undermine the peace of its people, the future of its young generations, and its potential of being the Dubai of Africa. Hell, we shall sleep to let the political opportunist makes fortunes and build castles with the blood and skulls of our innocent people. Hell, we shall sleep. Welcome back Dr. Machar and to South Sudan and her beautiful people be the peace and prosperity.
Chuar Juet Jock is a South Sudanese entrepreneur, columnist and PhD candidate based in Omaha, Nebraska – United States. He has authored his new book “In a Nutshell: Opinions and Articles during South Sudanese Civil War (2013 -2016)”; a powerful truth that has been injected into the body of South Sudan’s history, it unearthed the truth of the current since war started on December 15, 2013 up to February 2016. The book is available at Amazon.com and other online bookstores. The author can be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org.
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