Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The contrast: US President Donald Trump unequivocally condemns the premeditated murder of Christians in Biafra and genocidist Nigeria by the Nigeria military/Boko Haram/Fulani militia whilst Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby remains conspicuously silent over this grave emergency

(Donald Trump ... president of the US: unequivocal condemnation of crime...)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

“If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity.”
Albert Einstein

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
Albert Einstein

AS I HAVE shown variously in recent essays (see, for instance, Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe, “Why Barack Hussein Obama must tell the world why he supported Igbo genocide”, http://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/on-30-march-2016-i-published-essay.html), 
the past 30 months represent the bloodiest stretch of the ongoing phase-IV of the Igbo genocide by Nigeria led by Hausa-Fulani/islamist jihadists whose regime is headed, currently, by Muhammadu Buhari, one of the vilest genocidist operatives engaged in this crime against humanity. 

Three thousand Igbo people have been murdered across Biafra in stepped up scorched earth campaigns by the Nigeria military and its adjunct Fulani militia and Boko Haram terrorists (latter 2 are part of the world’s 5 deadliest terrorist organisations presently) since Buhari came to power in March 2015, having been imposed as head of Nigeria’s regime by Barack Obama, the ex-US president of African descent, and David Cameron, ex-British prime minister. It should be stressed that at no time did the Obama presidency (White House, state department, US embassy in Nigeria) nor indeed Cameron’s/May’s (successor) British governments condemn these Igbo murders.
(Justin Welby ... archbishop of Canterbury: conspicuous silence...) 
SIXTY per cent of the 3000 murdered Igbo have occurred in Onicha and neighbouring towns and villages, southwest Biafra, which are all located in the Onicha diocese of the Anglican communion, part of the Church of England, one of this denomination’s largest population districts in the world. Ninety-six per cent of Igbo are Christians and about 45 per cent of these protestant and overwhelming majority Anglican.

Neither the Church of England nor its head, Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, who has known Muhammadu Buhari personally since the former
enjoyed an exponentially-lucrative post working for French oil company Elf Aquitaine in the early 1980s in the petroleum oil industry in Biafra’s Oshimili Delta, occupied by genocidist Nigeria, has condemned any of these Igbo slaughters since it began in November 2015 or offered public condolences to the aggrieved and traumatised Anglican communion congregants... Since 1 January 2018, the genocidists, spearheaded this time by the Fulani militia with logistical support from the parent military, have embarked on the attack of Tiv and Jukun peoples in the Benue valley northcentral Nigeria itself, majority of whom are Christians, murdering hundreds. These state-organised massacres have continued unabated.

Trump breaks this morbid silence of the states of the world

BESIDES Amnesty International which has twice published expansive reports on this phase of the Igbo genocide (http://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/blog-post_30.html), 
US President Donald Trump’s unreserved condemnation of this atrocity and the murder campaign in Nigeria’s northcentral region during his 30 April 2018 Washington joint-press conference with the visiting Buhari, is the first by not only a head of state but president of one of the foremost powers of the world:
We have had serious problems with Christians who are being murdered in Nigeria; We are going to be working on that problem very, very hard because we cannot allow that to happen … It’s a horrible story…

BIAFRANS and the peoples of the Benue valley in Nigeria are no doubt looking forward to the implementation of Trump’s response in terminating this genocidist Nigeria’s state-organised crime.
(John Coltrane Quintet, “The believer” {composer: McCoy Tyner} [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Donald Bryd, trumpet; Red Garland, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Louis Hayes, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, US, 10 January 1958)

1 comment:

  1. Persecution and misinformation on Biafra
    I am surprise you had the patience and took your precious time to read what I have written here. The Nigeria case is so awful that the National guard needs to be deployed given the emergency situation. The world is silent about the sufferings of humans in that part of the world especially the indigenous people of Biafra. The Biafrans are persecuted on daily bases and there have been one pogrom or the other against them (pogrom for the Miss World Pageant contest in an Islamic country, pogrom for jubilating for Trump 'a Christian' contesting and winning the US presidency...) the list goes on. The people thought POTUS, Trump would rescue them from their bondage in Nigeria. The general notion of the people is that the world thinks that their lives do not matter because they are black people. Otherwise, why should the president of one country after another make statements implying they want Nigeria to remain a country at all cost. That means to tell the Nigerian governments use our Stealth attack planes and tanks and mow down as many people as you want to maintain 'one nigeria'. Whenever I see those heads of states open their mounts to speak about Nigeria unity, I see the forces of ignorance, naivety and misinformation at play. Or should I be seeing a group of individuals bent on doing evil deeds?
    POTUS Trump is no exception to those other world leaders who because of economic gains fail to make use of their common sense. Was Trump not hosting the UN General Assembly or Security Council during the recent Afara Ukwu Nigerian military massacre campaign. Did he even mention what was going on? Would someone tell me Trump was not aware of the event? If we sit back looking forward to the implementation of Trump’s response in terminating these genocidist Nigeria’s state-organized crime, we shall perhaps be looking forever. Let’s set the records straight; they are all connected , and know what they are doing.
    (The above is a part of follow up discussion on my dissertation which is on Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB)).
    From Livinus DiMuna