Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Nigerians as terrorists ke?

Nigerians have been included on the list of Countries to watch out for and Prof. Dora says it is not fair. Can someone please tell me exactly what not being fair means? Dora goes on to add that she knows Nigeria will be de-listed by the GRACE OF GOD. Is this woman for real? By the grace of God? I have always believed that religion is a major reason Nigeria remains so backwards. If it is no ; pray for Yaradua's recovery, it is; pray for Nigeria to be delisted from America's watchlist. These leaders need their heads checked.

Let me first of all say that I condemn Umar Farouk's actions in particular and all acts of terrorism in general. But I think the way Nigeria has acted has been very shallow. The guy is a NIGERIAN. That should be the government's primary concern not what America would now think of us. Why are we so afraid of America anyway, the way I see it, America needs us more than we need them, they know that, unfortunately we don't. All sorts of groups and bodies spring up, disowning Umar. We may disown him all we want but the Nigerian blood runs in his veins like it runs in ours. Does a father particularly the African father throw away his son because of his sins? For those of us who are Christians does God feed us to the dogs because we have done wrong? Please do not get me wrong, Umar should be tried and punished but Nigeria should have at least attempted to make a case for him. We could have blamed it on insanity, on external influences, on peer pressure, anything at all but we were so quick to wash our hands off him, to distance our selves from him not because we hated his crime so much but because we rever America too much. God forbid that they should deny us all visas, where then will our poor run to find wealth and our rich run to spend their wealth?

I strongly believe that there is more to this than meets the eye. America MAy have stagemanaged this from the beginning. The boy had been reported by his father to America. America conveniently let this pass, it wasnt serious enough, they said and then he attempts to blow up a plane and does not SUCCEED and NIgeria's name is included in their watchlist. Come On!

Surely they must have a plan. I ├žan't imagine what it is but I doubt that it is far from wanting to establish a military base in Naija or unconnected to their oil interests in the Niger Delta Region. It may be my mind over working but I doubt.

7 comments:

Myne Whitman said...

Some other people have said this but I'm not sure. We'll look and see...Happy New year BTW..

miz-cynic said...

I think that the vibes im getting from nigeria is not wht u just mentioned most people that have discussed this issue aint afraid of america, i think they are just fundamentally signifying that nigerians don't condone/support terrorism cos even if he was caught in say switzerland or anywhr else as long as terrorism was still the crime, the response would have still been same.

nneoma said...

Yes, Happy New Year....

Yeah, I don't think that Nigeria is putting down Umar because of their fear of America, necessarily (tho, some fear of America is warranted. Whether we like it or not, America is a superpower that just rained showers of explosives on Iraqis in the name of a pre-emptive war. It's almost tyrannical...i digress). I believe that Nigerians are GENUINELY disgusted at the idea of harming innocent civilians - such as during the Boko Haram incidents, the riots against Nigerians in South Africa. Notice that Nigerians were not terribly upset when there was kidnappings of foriegners in Naij and to some extent, we are not terribly distrubed by 419 scams against "richer" Westerners. This is because we perceive these people as guilty, somehow. But when these incidents affected ordinary, common people (Grace Ushang) or even older people (Pete Edochie) we were annoyed. Combine this disgust for violence against innocents with our efforts to clean up our national image, you get the situation we are seeing now with Umar.

myne said...

Dora is just being silly.
America has been known to goof in the past.
9-11 for instance,they had all the information but refused to connect the dots,same with Mutallab's attempt.
The UK on the other hand over the years have proven to be better at connecting the dots with all the information at their.
America does not need Naija for anything.
What do we have that they can't get in Ghana,SA or Angola.
Like Walter Carrington said a few months ago,"Nigeria is becoming irrelevant to the world.They just end up being the butt of jokes".
We had issues before Mutallab,they just got bigger after his attempt.

AlooFar said...

someone should slap Dora. Seriously.

StandTall-The Activist said...

I have begin to think of the possibility of stage managing this by America, thought it looks so unbeliveable...

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

madam, come back nah...happy 2010