Information Warfare: Sudan's Bodyguard of Lies


March 8, 2006: The Sudanese government continues to be complicit in genocidal attacks against its own citizens in Darfur. African Union peacekeepers having proven ineffective, due to poor training, poor equipment, poor leadership, and restrictive ROE (Rules of Engagement). So the Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan, has asked the U.S. and other NATO powers to undertake a U.N. authorized peacekeeping mission. Rightly fearing that the NATO forces will be more effective, the government of Sudan has initiated a disinformation campaign. The centerpiece of this campaign was revealed when the government ordered the U.S. Charge d'Affairs out of the country. The U.S. diplomat was accused of making hostile remarks about Mohammed and a host of the other "bigoted" statements. While totally bogus, the assertions are likely to play well among Sudan's largely Moslem population. But another, perhaps more important, audience is to be found in the populations, and leaders, of other Moslem countries. These nations have been embarrassed at what is going on in Sudan, where the bloodshed is clearly Moslems attacking Moslems. Initially, the Moslem world lined up in support of Sudan, against accusations from foreign infidels. But that is wearing thin, as is Moslem support of Sudan in the UN. So the new disinformation campaign is meant to gather votes to stop the UN from calling on NATO to stop the killing in Darfur.


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