ICHEOKU says the United States of America mandate to its military engaged overseas particularly Afghanistan is stop cuddling the bad guys, just whack them. ICHEOKU says certainly a c-change in the rules of engagement and it will certainly make it easier for our warriors who will risk less of their lives and limbs in battle fields. President Donald John Trump is definitely leading as said and providing the leadership our military needs as their Commander in Chief. Way to go.


"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. As I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power." - President Donald John Trump. ICHEOKU says the Michelin Tire midget at Pyongyang is definitely courting trouble and messing with the wrong man. He probably thinks Barack Obama the redline president is still in office; but unbeknownst to him there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald John Trump and he does not mess around. Hopefully China can rein in the little man before he commits mass suicide with his North Korean people.


"When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that." - Senator Charles Schumer, Senior Senator from the State of New York and Democratic Minority Leader in the Senate. ICHEOKU says the statement spoke volume and it spoke for itself. Finally it seems the Democrats have finally turned the corner and are now ready to face up to their abysmal performance in the last presidential election by acknowledging that the American people indeed choose Trump over their Hillary Clinton. Thankfully, they will also now rest their "Russians Did It" cockamamie and find a message they can present to the people and for the good of the country.. Time to move the process forward is now as American people did not buy into the crap of a Russian collusion which they tried unsuccessfully to sell to them.



ICHEOKU says August 26 is the day history will be made as two of the world's most interesting athletes square off in the ring. Boxing champion Floyd MayWeather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor, will fight on August 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ICHEOKU says not in a position yet to place bet on who will win the fight. Salute


ICHEOKU says the time has come and the time is now for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to be allowed to choose their self governance and exit from Nigeria going forward.. A referendum on the future of Biafra is a legitimate demand of the people and it is their right to so do. The people of the Nation of Biafra want to of their own way because of the hostilities from other member nations of Nigeria. Let the United Nations order a referendum and let the people decide in their own Biafraexit.


"There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death. If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen and what will be the end result. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread, peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered. If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God." - President Donald John Trump.


ICHEOKU says it is worth fighting for, self determination and it is not a crime for a people to aspire for self governance. Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are marching forward and hopefully they will soon get to the promised land. Viva Biafra.

"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew


“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ


"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Icheoku remembers very vividly the reaction of the United States security agencies after the Oklahoma city bombing in April 19, 1995. Immediately, the United States authorities pointed accusing fingers to the Middle East as the probable source of the terrorism that killed one hundred and sixty (168) Americans in Oklahoma City. A natural reaction when attacked is to start from a known enemy paradigm and then do the weeding out. But unbeknownst to the Americans the terrorist that brought down the Alfred P. Murray building in downtown Oklahoma city was an American, living in America; and a former patriot who once adorned the military uniform.

It took several days before the identity of Timothy McVeigh became known as the terrorist that initially misled America's security details on a wild goose chase to the Middle East. Peradventure, India may be towing the same part by reacting naturally to a sworn enemy, Pakistan, as the source of the attack in Mumbai. Primary investigations so far has revealed that some Indians were accessories before the fact of the Mumbai incident, having provided some cell phones used to coordinate the Mumbai operation. India must therefore expand the horizon of their present investigation into the Mumbai nightmare instead of the tunnel-vision assertion that it is Pakistan's fault. They should spread their dragnet and tentacles for a more thorough goal-oriented investigation that will yield the desired fruit - unravel the murderers behind the Mumbai terrorist act. India should not confine their search for the terrorists backers just by looking over their shoulders at Pakistan, no, they should try to see if there are some of their own Timothy McVeighs hiding somewhere in the Indian vast landscape amidst an exploding population which can easily provide a safe hiding place for anyone.
While wishing India luck with their search for those behind what happened in Mumbai, Icheoku prays they find the real culprits of the Mumbai-terrorism instead of starting their own version of the Iraqi war, based on a faulty intelligence of a possibly non-existent Pakistani-backed terrorism. Icheoku uses this opportunity also to extend our heart-felt sympathy to the people and government of India for this Mumbai madness and pray for the repose of the souls of the many, from world-over, who lost their lives in the attack. Goodluck Indian and speedy rebound for the city of Mumbai!


Anonymous said...

Pakistan 'feared Indian attack'

Pakistan feared India was planning to launch a military strike at the height of tensions over the Mumbai attacks, a senior Pakistani diplomat has said.

Pakistan's High Commissioner to London said there was evidence that India wanted "to teach Pakistan a lesson".

Islamabad denies involvement in the attacks which left at least 170 dead, but some of the gunmen are said to have had links to Pakistani militants.

Both sides have taken care not to openly inflame the situation.

High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hassan told the BBC World Service's Newshour programme that he had received the information in the wake of the three-day siege of key sites in Mumbai.

"This is what we were told by our friends that there could possibly be a quick strike at some of the areas they suspect to be the training camps, an air raid or something of that sort," he said.

Mr Hassan said he alerted his president, Asif Ali Zardari, to the danger and Pakistan urgently passed on its concerns to high level US and British officials, who intervened to calm the situation.

How would we have reacted? That could be anybody's guess

Wajid Shamsul Hassan
High Commissioner
"There was circumstantial evidence that India was going to make a quick strike against Pakistan to teach her a lesson," he said.

Mr Hassan said that in his opinion it was unlikely the two countries, which both possess nuclear weapons and have fought several wars since partition in 1947, would have ended up in all-out conflict.

"We wouldn't have gone, and I'm sure India wouldn't have gone for full-scale war," he said. "But then, on the other side, how would we have reacted? That could be anybody's guess. We are a smaller country, we have to defend ourselves."

India has so far made no comment on Mr Hassan's comments.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice embarked on a diplomatic mission to ease tensions - flying to Dehli and Islamabad for talks this week.

She also called on both countries to show moderation in their response to the Mumbai attacks.

Analysts say that despite both sides' rhetoric, there has been no concrete signs by either side of heightened military activity, such as troop movements to border areas.

Hoax call denied

In an earlier indication of how strained relations had become during the attacks, the Pakistani Dawn newspaper reported that the country had been put on high alert during the crisis after what the paper called a hoax call was made to President Zardari.

India says the surviving gunman, Azam Amir Qasab, is Pakistani

A caller claiming to be Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee spoke to the Pakistani leader in a threatening manner on 28 November, Dawn reported.

The newspaper said Mr Zardari's staff had bypassed usual verification checks for a call to the president.

But Pakistan's Information Minister Sherry Rehman later denied it could have been a hoax.

"It is not possible for any call to come through to the president without multiple caller identity verifications," he said in a statement.

"In fact the identity of this particular call, as evident from the CLI (caller's line identification) device, showed that the call was placed from a verified official Phone Number of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs."

In another development, Indian police have arrested two men in the eastern city of Calcutta suspected of handling mobile phone cards later used by the Mumbai attackers.

Nine of the 10 militants believed to have mounted the attack on 26 November died.

Indian media have named the surviving gunman as Azam Amir Qasab, a Pakistani, and say he has links to a Pakistan-based Kashmiri militant group, Lashkar-e-Taiba. The group denies involvement.

Anonymous said...

Pakistan arrests Mumbai attack suspects

ONE of the suspected planners of last month's attack by gunmen in Mumbai was arrested by Pakistani security forces in a raid on a militant camp near Muzaffarabad, sources in the capital of Pakistani Kashmir said yesterday.

The Pakistani government has so far been silent over Sunday's raid at the camp used by Lashkar-e-Taiba fighters in the hills outside Muzaffarabad.

India and the United States have pressed Pakistan to act against militants suspected of being behind the attacks, which killed at least 171 people, or risk an escalation in tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Intelligence officials, workers with a charity linked to Lashkar and people living nearby say the area around the camp was sealed off before security forces moved in to make arrests.

An official with the Jamaat-ud-Dawa charity said Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a Lashkar operations chief named by India as a suspect, was taken into custody.

"Yes, Lakhvi is among four or five people arrested in a raid yesterday," said the official, whose JuD charity is regarded as a front for the feared militant group.

A former militant who now has close ties to the JuD also said Lakhvi had been arrested, as did one intelligence official. All of them were speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of talking about security matters. Other Pakistani intelligence officers said six men were arrested, but gave no names.

Britain's The Times newspaper and The New York Post also said in reports on their websites that Lakhvi had been caught.

The surviving gunman captured in Mumbai named Lakhvi and another Lashkar commander, Yusuf Muzammil, as ringleaders in the plot, according to Indian officials.

Indian police said they were also questioning a man arrested in northern India last February and investigating if there were any links to homegrown Islamist militant groups. The man being questioned is an Indian citizen who was caught carrying maps of Mumbai that highlighted several of the targets that were hit.

Pakistan has asked for proof that attackers came from its soil. It says it will cooperate with India in the investigation but tensions between the uneasy neighbours have risen.

For the past two days they have been arguing over the origin of a hoax call to Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on November 28 by someone pretending to be the Indian foreign minister. The aggressive tone taken by the caller resulted in Pakistani forces going on high alert for almost 24 hours.

The Pakistan government issued a statement after a special meeting of the cabinet's defence committee saying it was "imperative to proactively defuse the prevailing tensions."

The United States has exerted diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to match words with deeds swiftly to stop the crisis worsening, while asking India to exercise restraint.

"I think there's no doubt that Pakistani territory was used, by probably non-state actors," U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told CNN's "Late Edition" on Sunday.

The United States fears a confrontation with India could deflect Pakistan from the war on terrorism.