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Cablegate: Bashir: Consistent Condemnations of Un Force

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SUBJECT: BASHIR: CONSISTENT CONDEMNATIONS OF UN FORCE


1. (SBU) In numerous statements over the last two months, President
Bashir has opposed the introduction of UN forces into Darfur.

2. (U) His public comments included the following:

-- June 30, 2006, Address on the Anniversary of the 1989 Coup: "We
will not allow international troops under the UN to deploy in
Darfur. I prefer to be the leader of resistance in Darfur rather
than being the president of an occupied country."

-- July 13, 2006, Address for the Forum on the East: "We will not
allow any foreign soldier to overstep his limits, and if that
happens, such soldiers will be deported immediately out of the
country."

-- July 25, 2006, Address for the Civil Service Students'
Graduation: "We will not hand Sudanese land to any intruder,
assailant, or foreigner to profane Darfur's soil."

-- August 5, 2006, Address for the Labor Union: "We will not accept
the international forces, and we will not negotiate the Darfur
issue."

-- August 14, 2006, Address for the 52nd Anniversary of the Armed
Forces: "The international forces will not be deployed in Darfur
whether under Chapter VI or Chapter VII of the UN Charter or under
the command of America, Britain, or the United Nations Security
Council. This issue is completely rejected, and we will defeat them
the same way Hizballah defeated the Israeli army."

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-- August 18, 2006, Visit to Hajar al Asal township: "The enemy
faced by resistance in Lebanon and Palestine is the same enemy Sudan
faces in Darfur."

-- August 29, 2006, Address to Union of Trade Workers: "If the
global forces come to Sudan, their fate will be the same as of the
Hicks Pasha, which the Sudanese annihilated during the colonial era.
Confrontation is better than accepting the international forces.
We don't want another Abu Ghraib in Darfur, and we don't want our
country to go to Guantanamo. The country is in the front of a
Zionist and crusader alliance, and it is enough to see the stance of
America towards what has happened in Lebanon in the Qana massacre
and what is happening in Iraq and Palestine today."

-- August 29, 2006, Address to Vocational School Graduates: "They
said we reject international forces because we want to conceal our
crimes and brutality in Darfur. We have nothing to hide. We fought
the rebels openly because they started the fight. They (US and UK)
gave themselves the right to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq. They
supported Israel to kill the aged and children in Palestine and
Lebanon. They denied our right to fight rebels [who are] fighting
the legitimate government. We reject the international forces
because we will not accept new colonization."

-- September 3, 2006, Briefing for Council of Ministers: "The
resolution embodies the formation of an independent judiciary
system, an authorized police force, a human rights protection
mechanism, and coordination with Chad, which means the cancellation
of national sovereignty. At the last moment, the resolution had
required the approval of the government, but then a change was made
to make the government approval immaterial and just a call to agree.
This change encouraged the Americans to press to implement the
resolution with or without government approval. The resolution also
depicts Sudan as a failing State, with neither a judiciary system
nor a police force, which are considered the basic pillars of an
ordinary state."

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