Can Nigeria Defend Itself?, By ‘Tope Fasua
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Maybe this is the type of article that causes the ‘intelligence’ people in Nigeria to invite you for questioning. But I don’t mean to impugn their efforts but to make what is otherwise a very simple observation. The question is: If the world went mad again and went into a physical World War III, do we have the capacity to defend ourselves?
Let’s hang that there for a minute.
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You see, I’m actually an anti-war campaigner. When the ‘modern’ world bristled and huffed that they wanted to go to war with Ghaddafi in Libya, I was so pained I started a group on social media called “Good People of Africa”, and we gathered over 12,000 members. I spent some money doing that. We tried to campaign that that war was wrong-headed and would destroy not only Libya but the whole of Africa. We have been proven right. The war crimes committed by the USA, France, UK and the rest, have been covered up and since most of the world is not discerning, no one cares and no one knows that thousands of women and children were wasted by ‘coalition’ forces, especially the Americans, who purportedly wanted to remove Ghaddafi by lobbing 20,000 missiles into the heavily populated Libyan capital city, Tripoli.
Their missiles and bullets only had “To whom it may concern” written on them, as they mowed down anyone who was unlucky. I hate war. I truly hate war. But the world still goes crazy from time to time. That Libya war was one of my main grudges against Mr. Goodluck Jonathan, because he basically signaled the start of the one-sided ‘war’, being the first African leader to endorse Resolution 1973 with which the United Nation under NATO resolved to go and ‘assist’ the people of Libya by taking out their leader who was ‘killing his people’. It was all fraud.
And it was a harrowing time for me. We saw what happened in the end. Jonathan thought those guys were good to strike a deal with. But they always come for more, and are never satisfied. Our brother Obama – a guy one cannot but love as a human being but who nonetheless saw to the further buckling of the African continent – enabled the bombing of Libya back to the Dark Ages, and with the fall of Libya came an influx of heavy arms into Nigeria and the empowering of whatever it is they call Boko Haram – some small sect which suddenly acquired so much power, money, ammunition and intelligence such that they made mincemeat of us and killed over 50,000 Nigerians. The romantic story being painted around them and the Chibok girls just wants to make one puke. Whoever those guys are certainly have no time for romance and honour. They are drugged-out and cold blooded. I don’t see any humanity in Boko Haram and no one should attempt to lend them some.
Back to the issue of defence. Recently, one of the top military brass under Jonathan was quoted to have complained that ‘the USA refused to sell us weapons; how did they expect us to defeat Boko Haram’. It is that statement that prompted me to examine th