Stefan Posted May 23 Report Share Posted May 23 @Chevdove The conflict in Sudan is not a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia. It is violent battle between two men who were once friends. However, both men fear the prospect of free elections in Sudan. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan is the Sudanese army general who has ruled Sudan since Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in a series of revolutionary protests in 2019. In August of that year, Burhan became head of the Sovereign Council and de facto ruler of Sudan. The Council was comprised of civilian and military leaders that were supposed to oversee a transition towards elections, according to a news report from Al Jazeera. But Burhan, who dissolved Council just two years later, is now opposed by his deputy, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, who heads the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. Neither man wants free elections in Sudan. Dagalo, also known as Hemedti, was once an enforcer for Bashir, an Islamist and was considered a warlord. Burhan elicited help from Arab Gulf States to oust him and enjoyed good relations those nations. He even hosted Egypt’s president in Khartoum. The RDF are successors to the Janjaweed, the vicious bastards who massacred men and raped scores of women in Darfur. To help him take over Sudan, Dagalo also gets help from Gulf States and has turned to Russia’s Wagner Group who have been busily slaughtering Ukrainian civilians. But Warner Group also protects the ruler of the Central African Republic which supplies Russia with mined gold to pay for its invasion of Ukraine. Dagalo claims Wagner Group has departed Sudan. Sudan seems complicated. But it is not. It is simply a case of a vile Black man (Dagalo) who is perfectly willing to kill his own people for power, prestige and probably an expensive car or two. If you notice, a whole lot of White people have fled Sudan. Proof that Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan at least ran a stable state so well that foreigners had little problem working and living there. What’s going to happen? Who knows? But the U.S. will not become ostensibly involved in this civil war owing to lingering memories of what happened in Libya when Obama was President. And there is little the average Black man in the U.S. can do, despite all the fulminating by some loudmouths who never knew about Wagner Group until I mentioned them. The situation is a damn shame: https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cq23pdgvgm8t/sudan To get a good handle on Sudan, one will have to check several news Websites, policy groups and think tanks. Here's one: https://www.crisisgroup.org/ 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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