I really don’t understand the logic of Liberians who refuses to support the full implementation of the 2003 Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) vis-à-vis the TRC recommendations, which calls for the creation of war crimes court to finally end the culture of impunity in Liberia and yet, the same ULAA sycophants are warning against any violent protest today? Oh! What a gang of spineless morally bankrupt men and women. Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned( Proverbs 6:27, KJV)? If ULAA and its client organizations had joined forces with pro-TRC implementation campaigners, we would not be talking about violence today. However, these spineless men and women willfully elected to use ULAA for photo up with the head of the criminal enterprise who masterminded the destruction of our beloved country.
If ULAA and its client organizations had joined forces with pro-TRC implementation campaigners, we would not be talking about violence today. However, these spineless men and women willfully elected to use ULAA for photo up with the head of the criminal enterprise who masterminded the destruction of our beloved country.
Fellow Liberians, this is not a rocket science, neither a calculus or defending the derivatives and integrals of functions, but a common sense logic. If you have many children, the eldest child misbehaves and walks away with impunity, soon, the rest of the children will follow the same pattern until you’re established a strong punishment regime as deterrence. In the case of Liberia, look at the current social and political landscape of Liberia, who is in control?
Obviously, the same people who masterminded the horrendous destruction of our beloved country and their foot soldiers have been in command of the means of production and distribution of goods and services in Liberia for the past 27 years. Sadly, both my generation and children born during this period saw only one thing; the rise of extremely evil men and women to political and economic powers in Liberia. Hence, the obvious message is “ violence is the answer! Therefore, how can you practically change the minds of the future leaders of Liberia while perpetrators enjoy the fruit of their crimes?
If Liberia is to revert to war, history will not be kind to those who have selfishly been promoting the crazy policy of appeasement in Liberia. Does Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have the moral latitude to tell Weah or any disgruntled politician not to use violence as a means of obtaining political power in Liberia? Ellen did it and recklessly ruled Liberia like her personal business enterprise for 12 years. Anyone can do the same with impunity. Is this the type of nation we want to build? Is this the type of nation we want to leave with our children? Is this the type of nation that you are proud of? I am not!
Thank God Hillary Clinton and Fake News did not win the 2016 U.S. presidential election, or else, the Liberian war victims dream of holding perpetrators and their patrons like Ellen Johnson Sirleaf accountable for the destruction of our beloved country would have remained in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued but never attained. If Liberia is to revert to the days of the 90s, the Liberian Council of Churches, ULAAA, the Liberian Islamic organizations, and all the so-called Liberian politicians and organizations that have been in bed with the criminal enterprise will be held accountable. History will not be kind to you folks!
Irrespective of your ethnic, religious or political persuasion, it is time to rally the international community for the establishment of an internationally backed special war crime’s court on Liberia. Fellow Liberians, the court will provide an opportunity for alleged perpetrators and their patrons to legally litigate their innocence. The court will also provide an opportunity for victims to legally channel their grievances unambiguously.
To this end, I am passionately urging all Liberians to demand the winning party to prioritize the full implementation of the TRC recommendations as it was done in neighboring Sierra Leone. This is the surest guarantee for sustainable peace, security, and development in Liberia. Please do not be fooled by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s deceitful political rhetoric that she kept the peace. Sirleaf did not keep the peace for 12 years but rather created the foundation for further violence. Evidentially, the current threat of war in Liberia is the classic example. On the contrary, it was the presence of the UN peace-keeping force that created the atmosphere of peace and security in Liberia over the last 12 years.
I hope we can see logic and put the interest of Liberia above our personal short-term political and economic interest(s) and support the full implementation of the Liberian TRC recommendations. God blessed Liberia! Amen.