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Sudan defence minister breaks down crying at a conference


February 06, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan’s top military official broke down in tears at the opening of a conference by the ‘martyr’s organization’.

Abdelrahim M. Hussein

Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein recounted the sacrifices of martyrs since the 1989 coup that brought President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir to power.

“They [martyrs] have perished while fighting for a cause and defending values” Hussein told the attendees at the conference.

Hussein was addressing the top leaders in the departments making up the ‘martyr’s organization’. The latter was formed in 1992 at the height of the civil war between the north and south.

The organization was established to serve the families of fallen soldiers as well as veterans.

“How would our situation be if one the martyrs’ families complained to the God almighty against us because we have not fulfilled our obligation towards their wives and children?” Hussein said before sobbing.

The Al-Intibaha paper daily in Sudan said that the defence minister had to cut short his speech because of the “emotional breakdown”.

Some Sudanese speaking to Sudan Tribune mocked Hussein by saying that his weeping was related to the defeat of Chadian rebels in their attempt to seize power last weekend. Chad along with France and US accused Sudan of supporting the Chadian rebels.

Some unsubstantiated reports said that Hussein along with Salah Gosh, the head of Sudan’s National Security and Intelligence Service have orchestrated the rebels offensive against Chadian president Idriss Deby.

Some 1,000-1,500 insurgents equipped with pickup trucks mounted with machine guns arrived on the city’s outskirts Friday after a three-day push across the desert from Chad’s eastern border with Sudan. They entered the city early Saturday, reportedly trapping President Idriss Deby in his palace.

However the rebels appeared to have been pushed back by resisting government forces on Sunday.


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  • 7 February 2008 08:01, by Gatwech

    Minister Hussein,

    What ’values’ were your so-called martyrs defending? Did you really have values in your government?

    Let me remind you that it was the Khartoum Peace Agreement and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that introduced the values you may be referring to now in the country. This was not the cause your ’martyrs’ or ’murderers’ fought for. Keep on crying!


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    • 9 February 2008 21:21, by Alier

      No accomplishment have been acheived by so-callled KPA mr.Gatwech. Don’t keep compare your surrendering paper to the real peace agreemetn, CPA.

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  • 7 February 2008 10:12, by Nico

    Hi Mr. Defence Minister, i would like to let you know that your fuckin "Value" is not true, coz u just a fuckin regime by nothing to do to the south.....

    Cheers to my fellow southern! coz we will win the coming election.....!

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  • 7 February 2008 15:37, by Majok e Deng

    The splm/a fought for a real cause-united secular Sudan, while Bashir regime fought for Islamo fascism-arabism and islamism. And according to Bashir regime, indigenious Sudanese were supposed to be abid or slave because they are black, therefore they don’t deserve equal right just like in America. Bashir regime is dead wrong on governing Sudan from day one. You want to tell us that killing Sudanese who refuse to be slave is considered marty. Bashir regime actually fought in vain.The war between north and south is actually right versus wrong.

    Majok e Deng

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  • 7 February 2008 16:58, by Nixon Andu

    Keep crying Mr. Hussein! The souls of those whom you people murdered will continue haunting you. Criminals, What values and martyrdom are you talking about? Are you crying for real? Or you are crying for the miscalculated attack that you carried out in Chad? Why are you not crying for the innocent women and children who are dying day and night in Darfur under your government if you are talking about vaues? God Bless South Sudan........

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  • 7 February 2008 19:00, by Abdelbagy Abushanab

    Keep crying Hussein, because being haunted by killings of millions of innocent Sudanese in the West,South,East and the Center. What goes around comes around no matter how late.

    On behave of all innocent victims

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    • 8 February 2008 02:16, by Peter Reat Gatkuoth

      I believe the ghost will wake up and point their fingures to some of "you" ministers. You were right to cry because leading widows/orphans whom you killed their relative through cold blood is hard. No one will blame you, but cry as long as possible knowing that your days are numbered. What goes a round come around the next days. You will cry until you declare yourself as a killer of all.

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      • 8 February 2008 02:51, by Victoria Naculya


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        • 8 February 2008 14:40, by Trueson of Southerner

          Ms Victoria,your comment was very satisfactory,but you generalised to all men all over,it would have been better to pointed the Minister Hassien or the Murderers the Arabs but it make the same if you think so.

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  • 8 February 2008 04:09, by Juach D Juach

    “How would our situation be if one the martyrs’ families complained to the God almighty against us because we have not fulfilled our obligation towards their wives and children?”

    The above quote of the SAF defense boss is mind boggling! There are alot of questions than answers but we (South Sudanese) can guest what he meant.They haven’t fulfilled their dream goal of the 90s.
    The Islamisation of South Sudan and above all divide us along tribal lines so that they can continue the divide and rule policy!

    That will never, ever happen again, we learnt a lot from the past experiences.

    May God bless the beautiful motherland of South Sudan and her citizens from Malakal- Kajo Keji, Nasir- Raja ...

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    • 8 February 2008 04:34, by Deng Thiak Adut

      Are you guys blind? the guy is literary insane because the flood that did flows from the south is poisoning his brain.

      Arabs mind and soul are coruppted by disease similar to HIV which is in my opinion is Islam. I am also of the opinion that this disease still had its roots in the south today.

      You must be careful, because such people exist amony us.

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  • 8 February 2008 07:52, by Madhang Loth

    It is shocking news to see Minister of Defend sobbing like a woman. Dear brothers of South Sudan, let me iform you that the minister of defend is crying because he was defeated in Chad. The war that he waged against Deby of Chad was a lost to the so call defend minister. So it is another way of alerting his own fellows to declare jihad war/holiday war in Chad. Chadians should be more vigilant because when you see a man cries,he has seen some windows of opportunity to get into you and make sucide.


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  • 8 February 2008 09:08, by Mijocque

    What a joke,Defence Minister sheding crocodile tears pretending to remember in humane murderers,who knows it may be his family issue which let him cry at the wrong place.shame on you Hussein.I can’t waste my time on your kidding tears.

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  • 9 February 2008 01:01, by Kur

    What a joke that some war criminals would earn the tittle of martyrs!Mr. Hussein, you must know that the innocent blood shed by your bandits in South Sudan, Nuba M., Blue Nile, and Darfur will never go unpunished.Cry now before you pay the price of your unpreceivable crimes you committed while serving the evil intentions of your corrupt masters.
    May you join the devil in hell.

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    • 10 February 2008 09:24, by Lang Mijak DengChol.

      Ladies and gentlemen,

      This man cried because SAF has lost and suffered numerous casualties in recent involvement in attempting to overthrow the Chad legitimate government. Their motive was to stab Darfur rebels in the back by toppling Chad’s president, but having failed that, he bursted into real tears. This is not fake but a reality. Many SAF soldiers and heavy artillery mounted on armored and mechanized vehicles were destroyed totally and that is why he couldn’t imagine to have lost such a well-equiped forces without success. He warned Chad during the Sudan independent day on January 1,2008 while displaying the military might.

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      • 10 February 2008 17:52, by Dauson Gieth

        Cry louder Mr Minister. remember living to realise those obligations is just an illusion. We have already shown you that you can’t stop people’s quest for justice by employing all those strategies you applied. Call them matyrs because you are a loser and war criminal.Not even those hardware of yours could undermind a fraction of our aspirations to be free. We are prepared to top up the numbers ofyour so-called matyrs anytime you want. remember hell gates are wide open waiting for you and your crooked crew

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  • 12 February 2008 02:57, by DarfurVictory

    Criminal Hussein:
    You are crying because you failed to change Chad government. You are crying because you failed to keep UN/AU peacekeepers away from Darfur to protect our people from daily killing by you all criminals. You crying because your end is about....
    Do not cry, men do not cry!!!
    Let the victimes cry for what you have done to them from day one of your being in power up to day....
    Be brave and face your end mr.man!!!

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