Can I disappoint you that I will not start my first post in 2010 with the health-or-death status of President Yaradua?
Nor will I start with the soft looking brat who wanted to blow the world through his balls and the fact that secure pornography a la body scans will now be available at Nigerian Airports, simply because
For all I know, the Nation has been sick longer than the President and no one has ever really bothered.
My mind is more pre-occupied with that beautiful 11-year old whose foot was trapped under the rubble in
"And you know, Kristi, something happened a long time ago in
In other words, according to him,
Let’s have some Chronicles:
In 1888 U.S. Marines supported a military revolt against the government.
In 1892 the German government supported suppression of the movement of Anténor Firmin (I need to read On the Equality of Human Races).
In 1912 Syrians residing in
In January 1914, British, German and
The United States occupied the island from 1915 to 1934.
When the Duvaliers, Dr. François Duvalier, known as "Papa Doc" President of Haiti , 1957 –1971; Jean-Claude Duvalier ("Baby Doc"), 1971-1986 were robbing the Country silly, they were largely supported by those ‘devils’ and the high interest loans that left the Country in the state it is in today were ‘generously’ provided!
When Jean Bertrand Aristide began asking France for reparation, that was when ‘corruption’ accusations came in, a rebellion ensued, and the US Marines, yes US Marines helped him on exile (Aristide himself said he was kidnapped).
So, really, I agree with Pat Robertson to an extent.
This Reparation thingie reminds me so much of the late Chief MKO Abiola; Nigerians! You are not likely to know the true story behind the annulment of the June 12 1993 Presidential Elections in this life, probably in the life to come, you stand a chance.
That was a digression.
Haitians were the first ‘Free’ Blacks, then
Thomas Sankara! The man who sold most of the government fleet of Mercedes cars and made the Renault 5 (the cheapest car sold in Burkina Faso at that time) the official service car of the ministers, converted the army's provisioning store in Ouagadougou into a state-owned supermarket open to everyone (the first supermarket in the country), was killed by Blaise Compaoré . This man still rules
Today, Burkina Faso occupies the sixth to last place on the Human Development Index.
If Patrice Lumumba had not been taken down by the CIA, would Mobutu have risen to rob that
My heart goes out to
Embattled Tiger Woods still got a $ 3 million donation out, Hollywood actors/actresses, Artists like Wyclef are reaching out, while Messrs ‘I-just-emerged-from-closed-door-meetings-with-God’ tell them that it is God’s punishment for them; Job sure has Miserable Comforters!