The patrons of the Liberian genocidal war have covertly aligned with morally bankrupt leaders of Liberian organizations both in the diaspora and at home with the malicious intent and purpose to distract and deceive the Liberian public and friends of Liberia on the overall objectives of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) process and the application of the TRC Commissioner’s report in relation to the achievement of lasting peace in Liberia. The purpose of this article is to unmask the wolf in sheep’s clothing while defending the general interests of Liberian war victims.
Unmasking the Union of Liberian Association in the Americas (ULAA) diabolical scam against Liberian war victims.
Emmanuel Wetee, former President of ULAA and his so-called ULAA dual citizenship campaign is a fraud designed to undermine Liberian war victims genuine campaign for the full implementation of the 2003 Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), which was transformed into law called the ” The TRC Act of 2005.
In summary, in the interests of peace, several provisions in the Liberian constitution were abrogated to accommodate the war-lords and their patrons who destroyed our beloved country during the course of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Charles Taylor’s genocidal war.
Now, when it comes to the fulfillment of the war patrons obligations to Liberian war victims and the Liberian people under the same peace agreement which brought them into power, they politicize, philosophize, analyze, elaborate and propagate erroneously flawed legal, political, moral and spiritual arguments against the implementation of the TRC recommendations.
Consequently, no one has been held accountable for the fourteen years of carnage and barbarism in Liberia. Make no mistake, no one has a monopoly over violence, neither anyone one is more Liberian than another. The continued failures of successive Liberian governments to implement the TRC recommendations as contained in the Final TRC Report of 2009 create an atmosphere of chaos and undermine the peace and security of Liberia and the sub-region.
Do not take our patience for weakness, neither our attempt to pursue a peaceful resolution to our painful history as a surrounder to impunity. We are neither fools or ignorant to know that the deliberate intransigence and arrogant failures of successive Liberian governments to implement the CPA is a well-orchestrated plan by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and partners in crimes who masterminded the destruction of our beloved country to permanently ensepulcher the horrendous crimes perpetrated against Liberia, humanity, including economic crimes.
Many leaders of Liberian organizations in the diaspora and at home have also aided and abetted the gross abuse and provocations against Liberian war victims. Emmanuel Wetee and his so-called ULAA dual citizenship campaign are one of the diabolical wolves stealthily disguised in the color of an advocate but historically, the ULAA team overtly and covertly cooperated with Ellen in the formation and execution of the NPFL genocide war. In 2005, Convicted war criminal Thomas Woewiyu exposed ULAA’s role in the destruction of Liberia in a letter to Ellen Johnson.
Instead of working concertedly with Liberian war victim groups to pressure Ellen Johnson Sirleaf criminal enterprise which is holding our people hostage in Liberia, this clown and his ULAA partners like Anthony Kessely deliberately colluded with Ellen in an effort to divert diaspora Liberians from the actual issues preventing constitutional reform to confront antiquity in the Liberia laws to meet present challenges as enshrined in the 2003 CPA.
Some of these present challenges include the question of the citizenship of Liberian diaspora who have obtained citizenships in their respective homes of refuge; term limit for elected public officials; the ten-year residency clause in the current Liberian constitution; among others.
Fellow Liberians and friends of Liberia, our patience is running out. We can not continue to wait while less than 500 people in the population of over 4 million deliberately circumvent the law, legal agreements, and international treaties in the advancement of their selfish political ambitions.
Fellow Liberians, make no mistake, freedom is not cheap. Let us not wait until things get out of hand before we take action. The Liberian people are not stupid, neither crazy nor ignorant, the war patrons have taken advantage of Liberian generosity and willingness to forgive for granted. One can not grant forgiveness in the absence of repentance. Forgiveness and repentance are complimentary, one can not exist without the other.
For years, the corrupt men of God like Bishop Innis of the Liberian Council of Churches and other so-called men and women of gods have deceived the Liberia masses with the foolish philosophy of ” let-bad-gone-be-bad-gone.” The philosophy of empty forgiveness without accountability is “blanket amnesty,” which has emboldened the murderer and corrupt beast like Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba country.
Fellow Liberians, if Liberia is to move forward in the 21st century and become a great nation, we must confront our painful history. There is no other way around the question of accountability for Liberian war victims and the massive economic crimes being perpetrated against Liberia and the people of Liberia today.
For my brothers and sisters from Nimba and Grand Gedeh who are concern about the TRC implementation, may I state that I am a proud son of Nimba, I will not participate in any effort the would undermine our country and Nimba, or hurt my brothers and sisters. Therefore, the question of justice is not limited to war crimes court, but include the palava hut intervention mechanism advanced in the TRC recommendations, which I strongly support.
To former special forces of the NPFL and every one who may have participated in the war in some ways, accountability for the war will put war profiteers like Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and partners in crime who orchestrated the NPFL genocidal war on Liberia out of business forever. You do not have the financial capacity to purchase AK-47, RPG, GMG, BZT, etc. Essentially, the NPFL war planners strategically planted the seed of discord amongst members of the leadership of the People’s Redemption Council (PRC), with a devastating outcome that produced a horrendous purged within the PRC and ethnic cleansing of Gios, Minos, Krahn, and Mandingos across Liberia.
As an enlightened son of Nimba, I am fully aware of how we were manipulated and made to eliminate our elders, scholars, and technocrats including our brothers and sisters from Grand Gedeh county as well as our Mandigo brothers in Nimba and across Liberia in cold blood at the behest of Taylor and Ellen.
Walking down memory lane, at NPFL checkpoints, who did the NPFL thugs arrested, tortured and murdered? Wich tribes did the NPFL eliminated? Was it Congo, Kru , Krah or Mandingo? Was the NPFL looking for Kpelleh, Bassa, etc? The planners of the NPFL war knew that by selectively eliminating Krahn and Mandingos, it would permanently plan the seed of animosity between the sons and daughters of Gios and Minos on the one hand and Krhan and Mandingos on the other hand.
Consequently, we became double victims. During the early 1990s, no one wanted to rent a house to anyone from the Krahn, Mandingo, Gio, and Mino tribes in Monrovia, but the rest of the other tribes had no problem finding a place to rent. I am a living witness!
Brothers and sisters. after a deep analysis, you will find out that we were manipulated, programmed like an Android and used by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her partners in crime in an effort to advance their diabolical political agendas. After 12 years of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s failed and criminal rule, one can safely conclude that the NPFL war was about economics and not about reform or the advancement of Liberia.
Knowing what we know now, as sons and daughters of Nimba, Grand Gedeh, Mandingo and anyone who may have participated in the war, we should not be afraid of the implementation of the TRC recommendations. We are double victims. The proposed war and economic crimes court would provide us with an opportunity to hold our abusers accountable before a competent court of law. The court will also provide an opportunity for victims to seek redress.
Therefore, I am urging all patriotic Liberians to not fall for the Sirleaf scam that the TRC report was designed to punish the sons and daughters of Nimba and Grand Gedeh including child soldiers. Ellen must understand that many of our relatives and immediate family members joined the war project either for personal protection or in defense of their kinsmen.
Make no mistake, we are aware of fair weather advocates who have been planted by Ellen and her partners in crimes within the ranks of the war and economic crimes court campaigners to distort the primary objectives of the TRC and create fear on the minds of our brothers and sisters from Nimba and Grand Gedeh. This evil plan only benefits the perpetrators and not the victims.
Walking down memory lane, the people of Grand Gedeh and Nimba suffered the most, we lost an unaccountable number of young men and women to the NPFL genocidal war, therefore, anyone who advocates for blanket justice outside international laws and against the spirit of the TRC process is not working in the interests of Liberian war victims but in the interest of Ellen and her gangs of perpetrators.
Many Liberians have no idea on what it feels like to be prosecuted in your own country of birth because of your ethnic background. The Gios, Minos, Krhan, and Mandingo, can relate to what I am trying to explain in a simple text. But, it was a traumatic nightmare, I too had to use a pseudo name on the morning following the St. Peter Lutheran Church massacre on July 29, 1990 for survival.
The people of Nimba and Grand Gedeh ( Mandingo, Krhan, Gio, and Mino) will not accept any war crimes court that does not take into consideration the context of the war, the social exclusion by the rest of the ethnic groups that drove young men and women from Nimba and Grand Gedeh into war, and the massive loss of lives we suffered during the course of the war.
I knew from early on that some disgruntled elements in the so-called Liberian human rights community will collude with perpetrators who masterminded the massacre of our people in an effort to distort the patriotic motive of the Liberian peace process.
Make no mistake, we are aware that the primary objective of Ellen and Taylor’s NPFL for using Nimba citizens in the elimination of fellow Nimba intellectuals, technocrats and other politically and socially astute Liberian indigenes was to divide, conquer and Eliminate any potential indigene political opponents. Evidentially, if Honorable Jackson F. Doe or Honorable Gabriel Kpoleh were alive today, the presidential dream of Taylor and Ellen would have died in the rubbish bins of history.
In the same token, the planners of the NPFL terror have surfaced in the administration of the dumbbell George Weah CDC “pro-crooked” government and instructing him on how to lead our beloved country. Imagine, hiring an arsonist to put off a fire he or she started. How can George Weah lead our country from the current state of social, political, and economic decadence into a nation based on the rule of law, accountability, and sustainable development when he is in the council of the same perpetrators who destroyed our beloved country. To better state, Weah is incapable of addressing the question of peace and reconciliation because he is beholding to the patrons of the genocidal war.
Fellow Liberians and friends of Liberia, make no mistake, the so-called ULAA dual citizenship campaign is a distraction and part of a comprehensive campaign by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her partners in crime to distract Liberians from the actual problem facing our people. Dual citizenship has never been our problem, and should not be our problem today. The just implementation of the TRC recommendations will ensure justice for Liberians at all levels; political, social, economic; environmental; ethnic among others.
The treasonous delay on the part the Weah government in the implementation of the TRC report does not promote peace, reconciliation and national development, but a menu for war and further destruction of our beloved country. We will not fall prey to the evil trap but remain resolute in our determination to force the Weah government to meet its obligations under the 2003 Comprehensive Peace Agreements. Any war would provide a pretext for the criminals to destroy all documentations relating to Sirleaf 12 year criminal rule and her political godson Weah’s CDC criminality.
We will remain focus on a nonviolent path because we believe in the victory of good over evil. No amount of ethnic division or temptation will make us employ violence in pursuit of our ultimate goal of securing justice and accountability for the Ellen and Taylor 14 year barbaric war.
Down with the useless ULAA and all its leaders of job seekers. Liberian war victims shall overcome the temptation of the moment and justice shall very soon take the front and center of the Liberian political discuss.
May the Lord God Almighty bless Liberia.
Government position is an opportunity to voluntarily and honorably serve your compatriots and not a vehicle for instant wealth accumulation… Jacob massaquoi 2018.