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Dec 9, 2010

The Projected Secession of Southern Sudan

During the past few decades there has been a brewing conflict and even rebellion led by people in Southern Sudan against the Sudanese government in Khartoum. Southern Sudan has been an open arena for foreign interference especially by the Israeli secret service and by other American and European Christian Evangelical groups. All of these groups have a common objective, which is the secession of Southern Sudan from the North. These various groups have their own agenda that they want to implement.

The major secret player in Southern Sudan has been the Israeli secret service, who started their activities during the early 1950s when Ben Gurion was the Israeli prime minister. The Zionist leadership water strategy began even before the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. The Zionist strategy dates back to 1919 after the end of the World War I, when Britain issued the Belfour declaration. Zionist leaders requested at that time that the British government permit them to divert water from the Nile River to help Jewish settlers develop agriculture in Sinai. At the time, Egypt was under British colonialism. Nevertheless, the Zionist request was rejected by the British government. The Israeli Prime Minister Begin made similar requests in 1978 from President Sadat after both signed the peace treaty. Israel proposed a canal be built to divert some of the Nile water to southern Israel. President Sadat rejected the request. In the meantime, Israeli secret service activities were taking place that would lead to Southern Sudan splitting from the North. When implemented, the Israelis started influencing the flow of the Nile River, which flows to Sudan and Egypt. The scenario here is that the Nile River Basin countries will use their influence to support the Israeli strategy. Israel has been playing an active role in several of the Nile River Basin countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and the Congo. The Israeli government provides financial and technical aid to these countries and such moves have begun to pay off for them. An Israeli Mossad colonel, M. Farji, wrote in his book, “Israel and the Movement to liberate Southern Sudan” that when Southern Sudan is liberated, its influence will penetrate into the northern part of Sudan, and it will create a wall that will impact Egypt negatively. The main idea behind the Israeli strategy is to influence the flow of the Nile River to Egypt, which will put Israel in a position to dictate its terms on Egypt regarding its intention of sharing the Nile River water with Egypt. This will happen through the support of the Nile River basin countries.

Also, other foreign powers began to play an effective role in the Nile River basin countries to secure a foothold in that region because of its rich natural resources. The U.S> government has been active in the region for a number of reasons. First, the discovery of oil in Southern Sudan where China is the leading country in oil production there. Also, Southern Sudan, which is underdeveloped, could turn out to be the breadbasket of the African continent. Third, the control of the flow of water in Southern Sudan could give the U.S> government a strategic power that could be used against Egypt whenever it needs it by controlling water flow through Sudan and into Egypt. Fourth, the U.S. and Israel’s main strategy is to prevent any attempt of Arab unity. Divide and rule has been the U.S. strategy in the Arab world. the U.S. came out strongly supporting the secession of Southern Sudan from the north, as was expressed at the U.N. as a matter of fact, Egypt recently proposed playing a constructive role between the north and south by proposing the creation of a federation instead of a secession. The U.S. immediately rejected the proposal. The U.S. foreign policy has also been influenced by various groups in the U.S. the most influential of these groups are Jewish Zionist organizations who have been advocating similar policies to those of the neo-cons, of whom many are fanatic Zionists. Israel developed the strategy and their supporters in the U.S. tend to implement it. Another group of supporters are Christian Zionist groups, who have been playing an active role in supporting Southern Sudan’s secession with the hope of turning them to Christianity.

The Zionist Christian American and European evangelical groups have been playing an active role through their missionary workers in Southern Sudan and other African states. Their role in applying pressure on the American Congress to support their strategy has been very effective. After all, American foreign policy has been influenced a great deal by lobbyists as usual.

In the past, Britain and France played an influential role in fragmenting the Arab world into many political entities. Since WWII, the U.S. replaced Britain and France’s role in Arab society. It has been playing an active role in stopping any attempts of Arab unity and the creation of the state of Israel was its first blunder.

IF the inhabitants of Southern Sudan will decide in January 2011 to split from the north, this might lead to an internal conflict among various Sudanese tribes. The election outcome January may produce positive or negative consequences.

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