A political analyst says the “dirty hands” of the United States and Israeli regime are behind the ongoing conflicts in South Sudan and the entire African continent, Press TV reports.
In an interview with Press TV on Monday, Stephen Lendman, a US-based author and radio host, described the deadly in violence in South Sudan as “deplorable,” stressing that “the dirty hands of Washington and Israel are behind so much of this.”
Lendman also said the “belligerent” US government and its allies were the main reason behind the separation of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011.
Violence erupted in South Sudan on December 15, 2013, after President Salva Kiir accused Riek Machar, a former vice president who was sacked last July, of attempting to stage a coup. The fighting continues despite efforts to get the government and the rebels to begin formal talks on a truce.
On January 10, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the conflict in South Sudan has so far made some 43,000 people flee to the neighboring states, while 232,000 South Sudanese have been also internally displaced.
Around 10,000 people have also fled north to Sudan, making it the second largest recipient of South Sudanese refugees after Uganda, according to the UN refugee agency.
The analyst further described Africa as “the most exploited continent” throughout the history, adding that the Tel Aviv regime and its western allies are very much involved in the deadly crises in the African countries.
“If the manipulation didn’t go on for control of resources and regional dominance… most of these conflicts either would not happen or they would be much smaller ones,” according to Lendman.
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