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Sudan says would not respond to Chad’s provocations

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May 16, 2009 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan said today that Chadian army planes raided today for the third time the region of Darfur but toned down its rhetoric calling for political solution to the political crisis in the neighboring country.

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Children watch from their village as black smoke rises during heavy fighting in the eastern Chadian town of Gos Beida in this June 14, 2008 (Reuters)

"This morning at 10:30 local time, another visit took place on the same location and using the same method," Sudanese army spokesperson Osman Al-Aghbash told reporters during a press conference held jointly with Abdallah Masar, a Sudanese presidential adviser.

However, Masar urged the Chadian president to solve his internal problem though political means and to avoid military escalation. He denied Sudanese involvement in the Chadian affairs saying relations between the two peoples are solid and Sudan supports Chad economically.

He also said what is happening in Chad is an extension of the ramping corruption as well as non-recognition of the opposition by what he called "tribal government" that refuse to associate opposition to the administration of the country.

The Presidential adviser accused Chad of implementing agendas of countries that have an interest in drawing to war Chad and Sudan, which are "the security gateway of Africa and the Arab world." He stressed that Sudan would not respond to the provocations of the government of Chad.

Sudan would deal wisely with its neighbor Chad, especially the country is engaged in internal arrangements of the elections and resolution of Darfur problem, Masar stressed.

Sudanese government which can militarily respond to the Chadian raids seems preferring to play the role of wise country and to draw regional and International sympathy. Also seems succeeding to shed focus on the instable political situation in Chad.

Today the UN deputy secretary general Haile Menkerios, speaking from Addis Ababa, urged Chad to take the diplomatic path, to end its difference with Sudan and to negotiate with rebels.

Al-Aghbash, the Sudanese army spokesperson, stressed that the decision of political leadership in the country does not reflect any weakness in the military capabilities of the armed forces.

He reaffirmed there are no casualties on the ground after the attacks but as such it represents a violation of the territorial integrity and the sovereignty of the Sudan.

Over the past week, Western diplomatic and military observers have backed claims by Deby’s government that the Chadian rebels launched they attack on May 4 from the Sudanese territory.

The rebel Union of Forces for Resistance (UFR) said they were forced to leave Sudan after Doha agreement between Sudan and Chad. However observers say Khartoum wanted to press rebels to take a decisive action against Deby who is backing rebels in Darfur province.

Peace between Chad and Sudan is regarded as essential to any lasting settlement to the six-year-old conflict in Darfur.

According to the United Nations, some 300,000 people have died in the Darfur conflict. Khartoum puts the death toll at 10,000.

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  • 17 May 2009 09:54, by future president(troublemaker)

    by hamada
    yes sudan could not respond this aggression because western encourage this war to arrest our genereal president bechir to replace with a black peaple such as darfourian or souterner which are chritian.
    we arabe of sudan will keep our power untill the last day of the world.

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    • 17 May 2009 16:33, by Guac monydor ku nak Nuer

      Of course Hamada

      First of all, I am positively disappoint because I did not understand the nature of useless of your comments, it contains alot of typographical errorneously comments, please fucking gay declare your (Jihadism) with paramilitary groups so-called Ajaweed terrorist organisations against Chad. Don’t wasting time dog. When was the last day of the world as you apocalyptic. Do you silly gay thinking that Southerners are still behind as in the past?, terrorist so-called Bashir must follow the same hang death like his counterpart former of Iraqian president Sadek Saddam Hussien. Hopefully, Bashir will be on trial as soon as ( UNSC) the United National $ecurity Council members implement to hammerout draft resolution decision against him, so I wouder no any Westerners countries stand behind this criminal guy unless his false prophet Muhammed come to rescue him in the hand of (ICC) International Criminal Court

      Guac muonyjalab thar acin,

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      • 17 May 2009 18:07, by mohamad adam

        hi sudanese as general and southerners in particular
        you people are still arguing and import eggs and tomtos from uganda and kenya
        and at the end of the day we become under the merci of ugandans and kenyans after being so called reblated from the arabs in the north?
        i mentiond eggs and tomatos onli because if i talked about water all the people of south sudan can agree with me but the rest of the world will take me as a liar becoz of the known natuure of south sudan
        sisters and brothers from south do not hate the so calld arab in the sudan this people have nothing to do with the misirable life you are leaving
        my advise for the comentors on this site is to concetrate in developamenal issues and stop abusing each other speciali on tribal and race grounds realy that one does not resemle sudanese culture from south or north
        i my self a northerner but i stayed most of my life as a civilian in south sudan and ihave many many friends from difrent tribes we do agree and dissagree on political issues but at the end we do not lose respect to each other

        southerners whome i know are completeli difrent from the ones who coments on this site
        southerners are friendli people and they have faith and vission not like the short sighteted comentors of this site
        sudanese from norht or south are requested pleas kindli stop it we had enough from the war let us fight on another frontdevelopment

        pleas comentors be fair and stop abusing each other
        i my self is a true northerner and i leaved most of my life in south sudan
        [as a civilian
        ]
        and i asociated with all classes and most tribes from south sudan
        they reali good friendli and loveli people
        but iam shocked when a friend of mine advised me to visit this website
        stop the abusive languge pleas and concetrate on development
        and let the next war front to be is coruption
        our african brothers are laughing at us that still we import eggs and cackes even water and fish from uganda and still insisting on talking about libration of our land.
        can any body speciali the good abusers tell me which liberti and freedom is that?
        we librated our selfs from the norht and ended looking for another colonisers corupption politicali and financiali
        it is a pitty

        ]

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      • 17 May 2009 18:21, by mohamad adam

        you and hamada have a very shalloow thinking and poor understanding and both of you should be caned for the bad bad words you vomited on us like kids

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    • 17 May 2009 19:07, by Chadian Observer

      Chad cannot be compared to Sudan and that’s why Bashir refuses to fight us directly. He united all the rebels from the whole of Chad and came up with just 3-4 thousand fighters. Our president (Deby) is not bloodthirsty, the people haven’t rebelled like in Sudan. In Sudan you have 50,000 beja rebels in the east, tens of thousands of rebels in Kordofan, well over a hundred thousand rebels in Darfur, 130,000 well equipped rebels in the south...even the Nubians have rebelled! (Kush Liberation Front)

      When the Chadian air force enters Sudan to crush sudan-backed rebels, it’s entering a messed up nation of genocides in the hundreds of thousands and an IDP population (6.4 million) almost the size of Chad’s entire population (10 mil). Our country cannot be compared to the f-d up hellhole that is Sudan. And that’s why Bashir refuses to engage us openly. We can deal with tiny rebel skirmishes every year for the next 20 years, but Bashir is dealing with all of Sudan which has taken up arms and has sudanese rebels surrounding him. He can’t deal with the Chadian National Forces on top of all of that. And Garang was dreaming if he thought of ruling a united sudan, if there is one people that can take on the jellaba it is Darfur (if they wake up and unite). The southerners can destroy and humiliate Bashir’s forces,...and then secede, but they can’t rule over the north due to culture and religion, one needs legitimacy to rule. Ultimately though, when the south becomes independent, it will contain 90% of sudan’s oil, most of its water, and control the nile. It will effectively be one of the most powerful countries in Africa and will probably take on the role of eritrea (vs. ethiopia) viz. a viz. the north. Bashir really f-d his country up! and he’s not bringing Chad down with it!

      Vive le Tchad!

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      • 17 May 2009 19:24, by mohamad adam

        you are a day dreamer.
        and a theorist
        how can you compare your chad to sudan?
        whatever you mentiond about the rebilions in sudan and the spla force and power is corect
        but you over estimated chad and chadins whome are making 98 percent of the beggers in sudans streets
        and you ignored the fact of your deby regime as a creature of sudanese as general not only bashir
        mind your words without the support of the stiubid gthafi and france chad is nothing and simpli we can take it with one batalion of spla or sudan armed forces sit down and shut up do not talk about sudan south or north east or west mind your own poor countri

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      • 17 May 2009 20:11, by Chadian Observer

        You speak of beggars and minding our own business. These gruesome wars and genocides for which Bashir has become infamous (2.5 million southerners massacred, attempted genocide in the name of ’jihad’ nuba mountains ’92...etc) were not our business. Darfur is. TODAY, we have 450,000 FOUR. HUNDRED. AND. FIFTY. THOUSAND. sudanese refugees in Chad!!! (or sudanese ’beggers’ to use your preferred term), a destabilized east and yearly militia incursions:courtesy of Bashir. Up to 500,000 sudanese refugees if you count those begging in our cities who left their refugee camps!

        500,000 sudanese refugees in Chad, IS our business, this genocide that brought them here IS our business, sudan-trained rebels attacking our nation IS our business. These massacres may be normal in Sudan and judging from your tone you seem desensitized to the value of life, but they’re not normal in Chad, we’re sick and tired of this sudanese war and the President really is supported by 98% of the people when he vows to ’wipe out the sudanese-backed rebels for once and for all’. This shit’s not normal, Chad is not Sudan and inshaAllah these rebels will be crushed and Chad will be back to normal within a year! (excluding of course the fact that we’ll still have 500,000 sudanese beggars in our streets and open land)

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        • 17 May 2009 20:58, by mohamad adam

          i dont and did not hte chadians but your deby is fighting by proxi

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    • 20 May 2009 16:53, by Achuil Manyuat Tong

      You are real atrouble maker but i can not understand why you name yourself future president.what achievement has mr Bashir made in Sudan.what you wrote alone can not be understand.otherwise your comment would have been answered in better way.you are truely a foriegner!!!!!!!
      Bashir will never have any chance from now. The owners are taking over soon.

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  • 17 May 2009 12:31, by DAVID N.

    First of all, need Referendum 2011, separate Darfur and South from Khartoum, and possibly ofcourse from South Kordufan as well.
    The Nobiin Independence 2011 Referendum.
    Thank You.

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    • 17 May 2009 18:16, by mohamad adam

      what are you talking about?

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  • 18 May 2009 16:47, by Philip Makoor

    The repercussion of not responding to Chad provocations are going to be a great deal for Sudan especially Albashir’s Government in Khartoum.

    NCP knows that they could not accommodates more than what they can shew. I believe this is going to be the learning point for Sudan not to fight unnecessary wars that have negative impact on its citizens. we Sudanese need to learn not to support bloodshed in other countries as our neighbors don’t have the same mentality of unnecessary killings that are ongoing in Sudan.

    My advise to Sudan Government is to avoid international wars before sorting out its internal conflicts that takes thousands of innocent lives daily. And possibly stop supporting other countries’ rebellion.

    My advise to readers and commentors, let’s look at situation carefully and approach it constructively in order to find a lasting solutions for the benefits of the entire Sudan. As most of our reaction goes to racist and tribal issues that lead us no where but hell. kindly refrain yourself from abusive comments, I believe if you are able to browse the internet, you might have something constructive that will help Sudan out of this mess rather than preaching hatred and racist sentiments.

    I know you will not agree with me, but being reasonable shows good leadership in you, think twice before commenting. you criticize leaders and give them constructive and positive solutions that will help them make good and sound judgments to lead you at their time while you wait for your time to come.

    Thanks for your understanding and cooperation

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    • 18 May 2009 19:32, by mack waweru

      Militarily, Chad is much supperior than Sudan,sic North which family militias. They didn’t defeated us in the South, East nor now in Darfur. When JEM entered Omdurman in 2008, Bashir and his stooges were in the airport, ready to go to Iran and Malaysia, but the JIU rescued them for the sake of Sudan’s sovereignmity and honor. It was a wise decision not to response to Chad. In 1980s, Chad almost occupied Libya whose Sudan is much fearful. These cowards only know "Haulucaust" against their people.

      Mack Awer

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      • 19 May 2009 15:19, by pasa think big

        please! at the end of their lives, they will think of their anus. it is very worse than at hands. those comments should not appear in the way they were posted.

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  • 19 May 2009 16:37, by Achuil Manyuat Tong

    The Khartoum government should not response because the are at the wrong.the have no ground to response.

    secondly ,Bashir look at that as achievement because the bombing is in Darfur not in Khartoum.He is actually interested in destroying the whole of Darfur. How was it when the rebels entered Omudurman.

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