In fiery words the Embassy of the United States issued a statement on behalf of Troika – US, UK, Norway – and Canada on February 26 about Sudan
Quote: February 26, 2019-03-02
For Immediate Release
– The Troika (the United Kingdom, United States and Norway) and Canada remain deeply concerned about the situation in Sudan.
– In particular, President Bashir’s recent decisions to declare a national State of Emergency, to appoint military and security members to senior government positions, and to issue emergency orders criminalizing peaceful demonstrations and allowing security forces to act with impunity will further erode human rights, governance and effective economic management. The return to military rule does not create a conducive environment for a renewed political dialogue or credible elections. We note the ongoing detention of political leaders, activists and journalists, and call upon the Government of Sudan to abide by its public commitments to free them as well as others who have been arbitrarily detained. We also note continuing reports of unacceptable use of live fire, beating of protestors and mistreatment of detainees.
– There remains a clear need for political and economic reform in Sudan that is fully inclusive, and which addresses the legitimate grievances expressed by the protestors. Economic stability cannot be achieved without first reaching political consensus. Political consensus cannot be achieved by imprisoning, shooting, and criminalizing peaceful protesters.
– Troika countries and Canada will continue to monitor the situation closely, and to emphasize that the Government of Sudan’s response to these protests and the actions of the military-led government will determine our countries’ future engagement.” Unquote
Two days later and on February 278, the EU issued a similar statement repeating and enhancing all of points mentioned in the Troika and Canada statement
My personal observations, impression and conclusion are:
1. The Troika, Canada and European Union are closely monitoring the detailed daily developments in Sudan since the first day of protests on December 19, 2018.
2. The two statements bolster my argument mentioned in my recent articles of the likely event of applying Plan (B) of the international community in its endeavours to eradicate the Muslim Brotherhood Movement from the governance in Sudan and their influence in other countries.
In Sudan Plan (A) was the dilution of their strong role and grip in Sudan Salvation Regime since 1989, through a soft landing plot. This failed by the adamant rejdction of the regime to fully enact the recommendations of the National Dialogue and to corporate with the African Union in the Roadmap negotiations.
Plan (B) is kind of a limited military intervention to protect the peaceful protesters against the use of excessive force and mass detention.
3. I consider the two statements as brandishing a yellow card to all players in Sudan ruling team. This is clear in the closing paragraph of the Troika statement.”Troika countries and Canada will continue to monitor the situation closely and to emphasize that the government of Sudan’s response to these protests and actions of the military-led government will determine our countries future engagement.”
So the only way to defuse the plans of intervention is to refrain completely from any use of excessive force against protesters, The Presidnet started implementing his pledge to stand in equal distances from all political parties by delegting all of his powers as President of the NCP to Ahmed Haroun.
In a similar positive step the Director of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) 1st Lt. Gen. Salah gosh and his deputy openly addressed the troops of NISS to observe the well treatment of all protesters especially women because they are Sudanese, as he said, and have legitimate right to take to streets.
Those two gestures from the President and the NISS Director should be followed by immediate lifting of state of emergency, releasing all detainees and extending genuine political freedom plus setting a roadmap to solve the economic crisis.
Equivocal and ambivalent tactics will backfire in catastrophic results.
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