We have been notified that the Staten Island Liberian Community Association leadership is making all effort to invite Madam Sirleaf on Staten Island during her visit in New York for the annual UN General Assembly. Let it be abundantly clear that we vehemently oppose such move to honor someone who has failed to hold herself and other Liberian war lords and their financial and political patrons accountable for the heinous crimes committed in Liberia. As victims of the barbaric Liberian war, we are determined to peacefully demonstrate our opposition through a protest to put Madam Sirleaf and her criminal enterprise on notice that they are not welcome on Staten Island.
The Sirleaf Administration is an embarrassment to Liberia and the international community for the following reasons:
1. Lack of commitment to peace and reconciliation in Liberia| Liberia: Time for Much-Delayed Reconciliation and Reform (http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/africa/west-africa/liberia/b088-liberia-time-for-much-delayed-reconciliation-and-reform.aspx )
2. Mortgaging of Liberian Ambassadorial position| In Danish Journalist’s Diplomatic Scandal, PUL Wants Officials Prosecuted: http://www.liberianobserver.com/index.php/news/item/2117-in-danish-journalist%E2%80%99s-diplomatic-scandal-pul-wants-officials-prosecuted
3. Nepotism and Inherent Corruption| http://www.africanstandardnews.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=887:michael-roberts-231-0886646368rtm4lifegmailcom&catid=3:newsflash&Itemid=68 : Cronyism, Nepotism Takeover Liberia’s Civil Service- Ghost Names Flood Payroll
4. Mortgaging of Liberian Forest | Liberia’s hasty forest sell-off risks more conflict: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jul/05/liberia-forest-sell-off-risks-conflict
For these reasons and many more, we are urging all Liberians and friends of Liberia to stand up against this corruption criminal enterprise and reject any attempt by the Staten Island Liberian Community Association to invite Madam Sirleaf on Staten Island. Madam Sirleaf and her gangs of war and economic criminals must know that no matter how long it takes, they cannot escape justice. Join the campaign to end the culture of impunityin Liberia.
May God bless Liberia.