One more thing. The distance between #Sudan & #Ukraine is no more than one #Tyrant. https://conflict-backchannels.com/2023/04/17/sudanese-civil-war-smuggled-sudanese-gold-funding-russia-in-ukraine/ #GeneralBurhan himself and his soldiers have now the choice between working for themselves only or accepting the challenge of fully defending #Sudan from thieving Moscow.Twitter, April 20, 2023.
Because our Twittering may involve ordinary souls surrounded by the extraordinary and off-the-hook circumstances of war, I’ve declined to cite the Tweet’s address for months and years to come. Nonetheless, the reader gets the point: the “#Tyrant” refers to Putin who has in General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo a partner in crime equally ruthless and without conscience–and right now, and for Putin’s benefit, he’s ripping off the #SudanesePeople’s gold by the hour.
Previously published on #SudaneseGoldForGuns for primitive brutes: “Sudan’s Civil War: Smuggled Sudanese Gold Funding Russia in Ukraine” (April 17, 2023).
I’ve no idea whether General Burhan has the internal flexibility and fortitude x muscle x political power to shut down Hemedti’s off-the-books and Wagner-defended mining business, a revenue stream grossly circumventing western sanctions, but the step would seem one helpful to Sudan’s future as well as one certain to heighten his stature as a potential popular and eventually legitimate (elected) head of state.
“During our history, the armed forces have supported dictatorial governments, and we want to put an end to that,” al-Burhan, a career soldier during former President Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule, said in a speech to soldiers on Sunday.Al Jazeera. “Sudan’s military leader Burhan backs democratic transition.” March 26, 2023.
Al Jazeera. “Who is al-Burhan, Sudan’s military de facto head of state?” April 16, 2023.
Al Jazeera. “Sudan’s military leader Burhan backs democratic transition.” March 26, 2023.
The Economist. “In Sudan and beyond, the trend towards global peace has been reversed.” April 19, 2023.
Wikipedia. “Politics of Sudan”.
Wikipedia. “Sudan coup d’état”.