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Aircraft carrier in the Middle Ages. Tribal massacre in South Sudan - a consequence of pseudo-democracy instead of military dictatorship

Aircraft carrier in the Middle Ages. Tribal massacre in South Sudan - a consequence of pseudo-democracy instead of military dictatorshipThe situation in South Sudan is heating up. The inter-ethnic clashes that began about a week ago have already led to numerous casualties, yesterday the first casualties were suffered by the international UN contingent. The states have already sent their soldiers to the country "to protect American citizens." Curfew has been imposed in the capital Juba. Britain, Germany, France and the United States announced the evacuation of their citizens from South Sudan.

On Thursday, an attack was launched on a UN mission base located in Jonglei State. Three peacekeepers from India were killed. According to the deputy official representative of the UN Secretary General Farhan Hack, the rest of the contingent was evacuated to the area in the vicinity of Akobo, the fate of civilians who had taken refuge at the base during the clash remains unknown.

Additional forces of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan peacekeepers will be deployed to the attacked base. According to the head of the public relations department of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Kieran Dwyer, 60 "blue helmets" will arrive in the base area at the initial stage. Dwyer also noted that in many parts of South Sudan a “very fragile situation prevails,” and the mission has to continually analyze the situation in each of the areas in order to maintain the necessary number of peacekeepers. Recall that the UN peacekeeping mission has been operating in the country since 2011, since the Sudan was divided into two parts. In total in South Sudan are about 7 thousands of troops from different countries.

In addition, according to a representative of the leadership of the branch of CNPC in South Sudan (his words are quoted by Xinhua), armed clashes occurred on the oil field in the north of this country, during which 14 citizens of South Sudan who are employees of the company died. According to him, the incident was recorded at one of the oil fields, which are under the control of an operating company with the participation of India, Malaysia and South Sudan.

Clashes between ethnic groups in the country began on December 16 in Juba. The president, Salva Kiira, a Dinka native, accused the vice-president of the country, Rijek Machar, a representative of the Nuer tribe, who was sent six months ago, of attempting a coup d'état. Machar himself is currently hiding from law enforcement agencies, the rest of the opposition politicians, including several former ministers, are under arrest. According to various estimates, more than 500 people have already become victims of interethnic hostility, over 800 people were injured during the conflict.

Sergey Seryogichev, an Africanist, a senior lecturer at the Russian State Humanitarian University, in an interview with “However,” explained that the South Sudan crisis is the consequence of not being imposed on a country of democracy:

- In Southern Sudan, statehood is emerging. Dink is the main state-forming union of the tribes. So, Dink for all of them history there was no statehood. Shuruki, for example, had one, but they, like the others, are now smaller in number than Dinka, so Dinka plays the main role. South Sudanese statehood, as such, never existed - they are now trying to build it. Naturally, with the tribal level of social consciousness, the level coinciding with the era of early feudalism in Europe, it all goes incredibly hard.

An international presence in the country is only the provision of physical security measures for the evacuation of specialists who are most likely there.

Generally speaking, they would decide everything themselves. Kiir is trying to build an authoritarian state, but in reality it is just a more or less controlled model of the state. That he does not work. Monstrous corruption, a huge amount weapons in the hands of the population - all this is difficult. And Kiir is trying by active actions to prevent in the south a full-scale war of all against all, because otherwise it will be impossible to get out of the situation. The Americans and the UN are putting pressure on him, on whom he depends financially and politically and diplomatically, so he is balancing.

In fact, frankly speaking, the military dictatorship in this country was the greatest blessing than the pseudo-democracy that is there, which led and justifies this tribal freemen when people are cut left and right.
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  1. Stiletto
    Stiletto 24 December 2013 15: 38
    For some reason I remembered "Petrovich, I'm running out of blacks!" winked
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 24 December 2013 15: 41
      Not everyone benefits from democracy ...
      1. Siberian German
        Siberian German 24 December 2013 16: 10
        democracy cannot be a blessing - the power of the crowd is, first and foremost, mood, fashion but not mind
        1. And Us Rat
          And Us Rat 24 December 2013 16: 39
          Quote: Siberian German
          democracy cannot be a blessing - the power of the crowd is, first and foremost, mood, fashion but not mind

          Democracy is becoming obsolete - technocrats have a future.
          1. avg
            avg 24 December 2013 16: 55
            Democracy is the power of democrats.
          2. S-200
            S-200 24 December 2013 19: 56
            the basic principles of democracy are unlikely to find their place in a technocratic society ...
            1. Civil
              Civil 25 December 2013 07: 04
              Technocracy, in principle, is realized, for example, in Switzerland, by popular vote
          3. Rusich51
            Rusich51 26 December 2013 16: 01
            Spengler covered this topic well in "The Decline of Europe". Creatives will hang noodles on our ears and do their own thing. The best model was on the advice. They failed to get out of the blow, like the Chinese. As a result, we are still getting out of the crap.
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  3. 31231
    31231 24 December 2013 15: 43
    There is definitely nothing for our peacekeepers to do there. Enough for our Transnistria, Abkhazia and Ossetia.
    1. avg
      avg 24 December 2013 17: 01
      Our helicopter pilots left last year only. Now, in connection with the aggravation of the situation, they may very well return.
  4. makarov
    makarov 24 December 2013 15: 52
    The Taunton Macoutes started their own movement in South Sudan. It will take a long time to "beat" the country.
  5. Megatron
    Megatron 24 December 2013 16: 26
    YES tension is artificially maintained there. The same Americans.
    CNPC is a Chinese oil company, so they do not let them pump oil.
  6. major071
    major071 24 December 2013 16: 35
    Kiir is trying to build an authoritarian state,

    First I read Cairo and ofigel, I think that the Egyptians forgot there, the problems themselves are dofig. wassat
  7. Humpty
    Humpty 24 December 2013 18: 11
    "Every English soldier in Africa has to hold the alphabet in one hand and a rifle in the other. And if the black bastard doesn't listen, another teacher will help - a machine gun."

    Rule yourself among a crowd of swept away ...
    Kipling was smart.
  8. Keeper
    Keeper 24 December 2013 18: 11
    At first, the United States shoved weapons into all these countries under the auspices of the "red cross", and now they are surprised that the people are boiling there ...
  9. alex86
    alex86 24 December 2013 18: 41
    For seven years, the poppy did not give birth, and there was no famine ...
  10. propolsky
    propolsky 24 December 2013 18: 50
    The Muslim north is distinguished by a concentration of power, the Christian (although not everywhere) south is a disagreement of tribes, where each has its own leader, there are a lot of weapons, they shoot without first warning. The north didn’t get the resources, in the south they didn’t, but transportation can be carried out only through the north, so the economy is built at the moment, and nobody is going to build a new one. Everyone wants money, but for this they are only ready to fight. With alcohol in the north, a ban is natural, in the south they even drive their own moonshine. This is generally, analyze yourself what could be further ...
  11. Walking
    Walking 24 December 2013 19: 02
    But has African independence become a blessing for Africans?
    1. realist
      realist 24 December 2013 21: 32
      in most cases not, as for the former republics in Central Asia
  12. nnz226
    nnz226 24 December 2013 19: 09
    In one of the novels about Piranha, Bushkov says well: "And how is the situation there? Yes, it's normal: the opposition is being chased from palm to palm with a club!" There is something similar ...
  13. alone
    alone 24 December 2013 22: 30
    I do not understand what they want in South Sudan. I wanted independence from Sudan, they fought for 25 years with the authorities. In the end, Sudan recognized their independence. And now they began to kill each other for the power)) can instead of war offer them a "maidanchik" under a palm tree? it's still better than a wash.
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