Tuesday, 30 May 2017

FWD: Why the Igbo British electorate should not vote for the British Labour party on the Thursday 8 June 2017 general elections because of the central role played by Harold Wilson, leader of the Labour party and prime minister, in the prosecution of the Igbo genocide during phases I-III of the genocide (29 May 1966-12 January 1970). By not voting Labour, Igbo British electors are solemnly remembering the 3.1 million murdered during the genocide and also showing solidarity to the survivors including themselves and their children and others. No British Labour leader/leadership subsequently, since January 1970 has ever condemned Harold Wilson's/Labour party's role in the waging of this foundational genocide of post(European)conquest Africa. On this 51st anniversary of the launch of the genocide, the Igbo British voter has an historic opportunity to take a position on this crucial subject of their history: Don't vote Labour

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

*****The Harold Wilson-led British government of the day oversaw and underwrote this devastating stretch of genocide militarily, politically and diplomatically – from its early conceptualisation, liaising continuously with the Gowon-Mohammed-Danjuma genocidist cells of the Nigeria military at varying stages between January and May 1966, to the savage, spiralling aerial, naval and ground onslaughts on encircled Igbo population centres (the “shooting everything”-raging inferno) especially between March 1968 and January 1970. Harold Wilson chiefly coordinated the genocide from the comfort of his No. 10 Downing Street, London, offices and residence. London’s strategic goal in supporting the genocide was to “punish” the Igbo for “daring” to spearhead the termination of the British occupation of Nigeria. Harold Wilson was adamant that he “would accept” the death of “a half a million” Igbo “if that was what it took”[9] the Nigeria genocidists to accomplish their ghastly mission. This Wilson-declaration on the Igbo genocide, this Wilsonian logic of mass slaughtering of the Igbo, was in fact more gruesome than those made by some of the most vociferous Nigerian genocidist commanders and propagandists operating on the ground during the genocide, including the Adekunle-Obasanjo duo already referred to. Pointedly, the Wilsonian logic became the litmus test to calibrate the annhilative threshold on the Igbo genocide.

SUCH WAS the grotesquely expressed diminution of African life made by a supposedly leading politician of the world of the 1960s and head of the British government that was one of the countries that actually drafted and a signatory of the 1948 United Nations’ “Convention on the Prevention of the Crime of Genocide” – barely 20 years after the deplorable perpetration of the Jewish genocide. As the final tally of 3.1 million Igbo murdered demonstrates, 2.6 million more than Wilson’s “would accept” the death of “a half a million” Igbo “if that was what it took”, Harold Wilson probably had the perverse satisfaction that his on-the-ground Nigeria genocidists did perform far in excess of his  set, grim annhilative threshold … (essay details at link below):


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