(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – This week, Sudan has been plunged into further turmoil, with the Biden administration facing criticism for its perceived inaction. Amidst ongoing conflict, the Russian Wagner Group is reportedly exploiting Sudanese gold to fund Russia’s military activities in Ukraine.
Witnesses in Wad Madani, the regional capital, have described how militias from the Rapid Support Force (RSF) are causing havoc, leading to the displacement of a quarter of a million people. This adds to the six million already displaced, as per U.N. sources.
Mathilde Vu from the Norwegian Refugee Council expressed concern about the situation in Wad Madani, which had previously been a refuge for thousands who fled from Khartoum.
Jasmine Opperman, an intelligence analyst, described Sudan as a “collapsed state.” U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has accused both the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the RSF of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including sexual violence and targeted attacks against certain communities.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports over 12,000 deaths since the conflict began on April 15. The State Department highlighted Sudan’s displacement crisis, with millions displaced internally and over a million seeking refuge in neighboring countries.
The State Department calls for an end to violence and a return to civilian-led governance, but critics argue the U.S. response lacks effective persuasion. Foreign policy expert Walid Phares suggests that regional or international intervention is necessary but unlikely given global focus on other conflicts.
Phares also comments on the Biden administration’s perceived weakness in handling international crises, suggesting it’s contributing to inaction in Sudan.
Opperman sees little hope in peace talks, questioning U.S. sanctions and influence. Eric Reeves, a Sudan researcher, doubts the effectiveness of U.S.-involved peace talks in Saudi Arabia and warns of a looming large-scale famine in Sudan.
The Wagner Group’s involvement complicates matters further. Phares notes Wagner’s partnership with the RSF and their gold mining operations, which reportedly fund Russia’s war efforts in Ukraine. Rebekah Koffler, a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer, emphasizes Russia’s strategic interests in Sudan, including gold mining and establishing a naval base.
Koffler also points out that Wagner, while acting as a proxy for the Russian government, is contributing to the conflict in Sudan by providing weapons and fighters.
As the situation worsens, humanitarian agencies struggle to respond effectively. Vu from the Norwegian Refugee Council calls for increased international support.
Opperman remains pessimistic about Sudan’s future, seeing a pattern of self-destruction through warlord-led conflicts. Phares suggests a more assertive U.S. intervention could make a difference, but doubts significant policy changes before the 2025 U.S. presidential election.
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