Wednesday, March 30, 2011

U.S. policy in Sudan

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson spelled out U.S. policy towards Sudan in a 7 March 2011 statement made at Chatham House in London. You can read the entire statement here (PDF).

1 comment:

  1. Dear Ambassador Johnnie Carson,
    Referring to your words, I like to comment in two points. First, Abyei was settled by Messeria hundreds of years ago before Denka Ngok came in. Denka Ngok settled in the area only after Messaria permitted them to do so under certain conditions and under British colonialism era. But the current problem now is Western powers support to Denka Ngok against Messeria. Messeria would not submit and many more lives would be wasted.
    My second remark is concerning Britain stance towards Sudan. Despite colonial era bitterness, Britain still have great legacy in Sudan and some kind of respect to build upon for better future relations, but consequent British Governments' biased stances against Sudan's Islamic Government stood against normal relations, I think this should be corrected right away. As you said, West relations with South Sudan must not lead to bad relations with North Sudan. If you came to Sudan, you will see for yourself how friendly are the people of North Sudan. What the people of Sudan are longing for is Respect of their Right to choose their form of governance: be it Islamic, Liberal, Communist or whatever stupid political forms are. The people of north Sudan are cultured, well educated, (thanks for 15 centureis Islamic legacy and British and generally Western culture). Throughout modern history the people of Sudan tried different forms of governance. The most recent is an Islamic type. Drawing on some Sudanese psychology, if the whole world is bent on removing that government off the hearts of the people of Sudan, they would fail, but that same Islamic Government would fail the next day if the decided against it.
    All the best to world peace
    Abdu Mohsen