The West tries to legalize the dismemberment of Sudan. The International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for the Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. The president has been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. It became the first time in history when The Hague laid the charges against a sitting head of state.
The Sudanese president has been charged with crimes against the tribes of Darfur, a region in the west of the country. Enormous crude deposits were found on the territories where three Darfur tribes reside. The tribes launched a fight for independence in 2003. The government responded with adequate measures. The combat operations were distinctive for their cruelty on both parts. Janjaweed, a group of armed gunmen in Darfur, scorched out whole villages in rebellious territories. The rebels were not merciful either.
Over 2.7 million people became hostages of the Darfur crisis, the UN said. The number of victims is evaluated between 300-400,000 people. The peacemaking contingent of the United Nations and the African Union was deployed in Sudan in 2007. However, it did not stop the violence.
The above-mentioned case began in July 14, 2008. The Hague Tribunal did not find enough evidence to charge al-Bashir with genocide. Luis Moreno Ocampo, the then-Prosecutor of the Tribunal, stated that he could prove Bashir’s implication in genocide. He referred to the testimony of over 30 “witnesses.”
Sudan does not intend to deliver its president to The Hague. Bashir does not acknowledge his guilt and offered the judges to eat the warrant which did no deserve the ink with which it was printed. Bashir stated that the West was determined to stop the development of his nation.
Vice president of the Academy of Geopolitical Sciencies, Vladimir Anokhin, told Pravda.Ru that The Hague Tribunal showed the absolute disrespect to the United Nations with its decision. “There are documents which restrict the status of the tribunal. In addition, Sudan does not recognize its legitimacy. Therefore, no officials of the Sudanese administration can be delivered,” the expert said.
Thousands of people took to the streets in the capital of Sudan to support their president.
The majority of Arab states, including Egypt, the largest Arab state that borders on Sudan, condemned the single-handed actions of The Hague Tribunal. The rebels hailed the arrest warrant and said that Bashir must stand up in the courtroom and prove himself not guilty, if he is not guilty indeed.
The West also approved the sanction. State Department spokesman Robert Wood stated that everyone, who committed crimes against humanity, must be brought to justice. He continued with saying that any actions against the civil population and against the interests of foreign states in Sudan should stopped.
It goes about oil, first and foremost. According to experts’ estimates, the oil reserves in Sudan may exceed those in Saudi Arabia. Foreign powers have been destroying the largest African country during the recent years through their support of the rebel movement. South Sudan was separated in the 1990s with the participation of Western states.
The events in Darfur unfold in accordance with a similar scenario. The West plans to create at least four countries within one.
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