The 13 August move of Lieutenant General Salah Abdullah
Mohamed 'Gosh' from Director of the National Intelligence and
Security Service (NISS) to Presidential Security Advisor comes
at a critical time for the National Congress Party (aka National
Islamic Front) regime. President Omer el Beshir is fending off
arrest for war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International
Criminal Court and the party's leading tacticians are determined
to secure total victory in national elections and a referendum
on the future of the South, both due in the next two years.
In the eyes of Western intelligence agencies, Salah Gosh was an important figure to cultivate. He was, according to British, French and United States officials, a source of valuabl...