There is no doubt that we in Sudan have recently been indulged in a serious problem. We have been passing through one of the most serious and dangerous problems of Sudan’s contemporary history. Nay! It wasn’t just a passing problem. It was in fact a deep crisis! It was a “national dilemma”! The title of the past era was: (Sudan to be or not to be). The future and fate of Sudan and its people were at stake! It was that dangerous! But by the dawn of Friday, the fifth of July, a historic agreement was signed between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the freedom and change, with the help of a number of foreign mediators. The (TMC) was facing a wave of domestic, regional and international pressures and interferences. Some of those mediators were “genuine”, but others weren’t. Unfortunately the majority of the mediators weren’t honest! The majority of the Sudanese masses put their trust in the (TMC). So the responsibility on the shoulders of the (TMC) was great. It was heavy! Looking at the way the (TMC) steered the crisis, we can simply see and discover the fact that they succeeded in their mission. They successfully navigated the ship through rough weather and high waves. They were able to arrive at the bank of the river safely. They succeeded in the crisis administration. They had to face a variety of unfavorable challenges. At the time that they entertained high degrees of responsibility, they had to deal with a group of “irresponsible” partners in the negotiations. They had to face an “unprecedented” campaign of “black propaganda” by the demonstrators in the streets. That ugly campaign touched on “personal matters”! In Sudan such behavior is not tolerated! But the (TMC) tolerated those insults. They did that because they felt the greatness of responsibility towards their county and people. The (TMC) entertained high degrees of “self-restraint”. They were able to “curb” their anger. They succeeded in “absorbing” the anger of the demonstrators, who went quite “low” in their insults to the military leaders. The walls of the buildings in the main cities were stained with obscene writings, pictures and “graffiti”! If the (TMC) were to work under the pressure of “reactions”, they would have been dragged to the “square” of chaos and “civil war”! That was exactly the target of the enemies of Sudan who were steering the crisis from “overseas”. But the military leaders were “too clever” to fall in the “ambush”! Bravo (TMC).
Abdul Rahman AL-Zuma
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