Dr. Zafer M. Alajmi
"Tonight I will teach you how to disassemble and assemble the gun, no one opens his "Khashum" until I finish". For a nomad cadet like me at the end of Seventieth of the past century, the words of the Sudanese trainer were mysteries we should first unbridle them before learning the skill of assembling and disassembling the gun. We stand around him at 6:30AM, should we stay until night! . "Khashum" means for us the nose, so how do we breathe if shut it! Should we hold the gun on one hand and shut the nose with the other hand! After passing the caricature scene, we knew that for the Sudanese sergeant Hassan the word "tonight" means today and the word "Khashum" means mouth. The high professionalism of the Sudanese military has infatuated the leaders of the Kuwaiti army when a Sudanese infantry brigade arrived in Kuwait composed of 112 soldiers during the Qassim crisis in the summer of 1961 as part of the Arab League's forces from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and The United Arabic Republic.
Indeed, the first Commander of the Military Academy in Kuwait was Brigadier Siddiq Mohamed Taha from March 14th 1968 to March 14th 1972. The military cooperation extended until the Arabic Security System was torn by Saddam Hussain in 1991, and Khartoum joined the bloc of "Antagonist countries" as we have named them in the Gulf Countries as general and Kuwait in particular. Then after that Khartoum again joined Teheran bloc within the past two decades. The above mentioned changes have oratorical easiness, but the reality was more complicated, we were behind that stance, as Khartoum endures estrangement. What happened can be described as a body dropped between the Gulf countries and Khartoum, and no one try to displace it for a quarter of a century. Two months ago three Sudanese aircrafts of "Sukhoi 24" type and some cargo aircrafts flew eastward causing a bang in media exceeded the sound of breaking the sound barrier over the Red Sea . So we decided to stand again with the event to raise another analysis for the Sudanese air participation in the "Decisive Storm" as follows:
With the same flying speed, three Sudanese aircrafts were able to mend the rip in the gulf-Sudanese loose white gown. To appraise this achievement, we have to remember that a few years ago the Iranian warships were anchored in Port Sudan harbor bordering Saudi Arabia, raising resentment among the gulf countries, which in turn prevented Sudanese planes to fly across their airspaces on its way to Teheran .In the same air flight, the three aircrafts torn the remaining worn ties between Khartoum and Teheran. The touching of the wheels of Sokhoi 24 on the Saudi tarmac was a stamp of victory for the Saudi -Gulf diplomacy and entire detachment from Teheran axis. Iran lost the largest African country used to support it in a relation based on military and security cooperation most clear than other aspects of international relations. Three aircrafts showed the degree of the Sudanese people's support to the coalition countries to defend the security of the two custodian mosques and to restore legitimacy in Yemen from the grip of an aggressive group backed by Iran. With its support to Arab Coalition, Khartoum returns to its Arabic sphere.
In fluent accent
It is of negligence not to understand the Sudanese changes - as I did with the sergeant Hassan's dialect - and consider the participation of Sudan in the Decisive Storm as a military stance for economic proceeds , as some gulf countries see , or believe that Khartoum will claim us to produce "Decisive Storm2" to blow on Darfur . Also we are worried that Gulf States will not stick to the Sudanese gown, Teheran has opposed the operation of the Decisive Storm, but it was keen not to comment on Khartoum involvement. Does Teheran found out that the Sudanese portfolio hinders its approach with Washington? Or waiting a good opportunity betting on our failure to recover the Sudanese Gulf relations as it was in the past? Then why not repeat the scenario of the return of Khartoum as incentive to make other Arab countries to join the coalition. It may seem unlikely, but not impossible.
الاثنين، 15 يونيو، 2015
Change of the Regional Rules of Khartoum
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Gulf seurity أمن الخليج العربي
- Dr.Zafer M Alajmi
- تبين هذه المدونة كيف تمتع الخليج بأهمية كبيرة أدت إلى خلق عبء استراتيجي على أهله بصورة ظهرت فيها الجغرافيا وهي تثقل كاهل التاريخ وهي مدونة لاستشراف مستقبل الأمن في الخليج العربي The strategic importance of the Gulf region creates a strategic burden and show a good example of Geography as burden on history. This blog well examine this and forecast the Gulf's near future and events in its Iraq, Iran ,Saudi Arabia ,Kuwait, Bahrain ,Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman