NO MORE NATION BUILDING, JUST KILLING THE BAD GUYS.

NO MORE NATION BUILDING, JUST KILLING THE BAD GUYS.
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 PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.

NORTH KOREA  PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.
"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.

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER
"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.

IT IS GAME ON: MAYWEATHER FIGHTS MCGREGOR

IT IS GAME ON: MAYWEATHER FIGHTS McGREGOR

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


BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY
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.

PDJT ISSUES VERDICT ON ISLAMIST TERRORISTS


"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.


BBOB: BRING BACK OUR BIAFRA

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.
#BringBackOurBiafra.




"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


WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“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

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"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)


ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“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.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND AFRICA, A LEGACY OF NO LOVE LOST?

Icheoku says in less than twelve months, President Barack Hussein Obama would finish his two term, eight years, as American president. The first ever elected America's president of African origin, whose father was from Kenya, literally making him an African-African American president as a matter of factly speaking, is on the verge of completing his presidency. President Barack Obama's eightieth year in office as the president of the most powerful, last remaining super power and richest country on earth is nearly coming to the end. But what has the African continent got to show for this very rare opportunity and privilege of a lifetime, if not forever, of having had an American president who is one of their own, this past eight long years in the White House?   Icheoku does not know about the other Joeys and Jackies next door in Africa or at AU, but the verdict is nothing, zilch, nada and at best very insignificant and minimal.  

The continent of Africa did not see any special benefit accruing to it by reason of their son being president of America and you ask yourself why? Icheoku says it would appear that Africans did not show much love to a young Barack growing up and now the grown Barack who is president does not have a reason to return a love which never existed; a somewhat a tic for tat situation where there was no love lost between Africa and President Obama. So query, if Africa did not benefit from America largess or know-how now that one of their own is in charge, when? If Africa did not benefit from America now that a son, sired by one of them, is the president of America, is it when Donald Trump or another Ronald Reagan moves into the White House that Africa would be remembered? If Africa's debts were not totally canceled now that their son is the White House to help spur economic development in the continent, when? If all the conflicts in Africa are not resolved now with Obama in charge, when? In short what type of legacy would a President Barack Obama leave concerning Africa, the birthplace of the man who gave him life?

Watching the last State of the Union address, it finally dawned on Icheoku that President Barack Obama has literally told Africans that they are on their own; and the earlier they take their destiny in their hands the better for them. According to him, America cannot be a nation builder to every country; but no country in Africa had its nation built by America under Obama. Not even a general mention of the Boko Haram scourge afflicting Nigeria was in the State of the Union address; but he mentioned ISIS, Al Querida as well as other terrorists cells throughout the world, conveniently forgetting that over sixteen thousand Nigerians have been brutally murdered by the Islamist terrorists Boko Haram. But for the few armored trucks America donated to Nigeria a few days ago, what other significant help did the son of Africa give to an African country in need? Remember that his government also refused to sell weapons to then President Jonathan's government that was fighting Boko Haram? Meanwhile countries like Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia as well as countries of the European Union get all manner of assistance they need from America under Obama, while the African son president usually looked the other way in matters affecting Africa.

Icheoku asks Obama, why? If his father abandoned his mother when he did not know that his spermed child would one day be the president of America, does two wrongs now make right? An eye for and eye makes the world go blind, so said Mahatma Gandhi; so when would Barack forgive Africans for being a debit-dad to him? Did Obama forget so easily that without an African's sperm, that there would have been no Barack who later rose to become president? May be after his presidency, he will explain his actions and oversight of Africa when he writes another book, this time, "Dreams of his unfulfilled Presidency", which never factored in Africa in his scheme of things?

Unfortunately, the fate of Africa seems to be always on permanent doomed state. A matter made worse as their own very son appear to have joined other Africa's traducers in keeping Africa off the grid of continents that need help and needs to be similarly developed like the rest of the world. If a white president of America could declare a Marshall Plan that saved and revamped Europe, why did an African-African president of America not initiate a similar scheme to help Africa pull up its straps? But here we are, long gone into his eight years presidency and on the final rung and we are still discussing how abysmally and disappointingly low his presidency's interest in Africa was. Even in continents visited as president, Africa was visited the least. Equally lamentable is the clueless people leading Africa, who do not know that lobbyists exist to facilitate access and would have reached and/or petitioned Obama via them, to look more closely at Africa, towards helping them solve so many of Africa's militating problems. 

Icheoku says regrettably, when Obama's presidential legacy is finally written and the chapter on Africa comes up, it will be literally blank except for the mention that the African-African president of America killed the King of Africa Muommer Gaddafi. None of the conflicts strangulating Africa did Obama find time or considered necessary to devote his full attention to solving? Neither did he assist various African countries battling insurgencies as a son of the soil would in defense of his honor. Icheoku remembers that his then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once termed Boko Haram as Northern marginalized youths agitating against a Christian Southern president? No African army was reinvented under Obama's watch and no African country's economy was revamped as a result of his being president. No African country got any special Free Trade Agreement status and if any, they are not enough. Talkless of industries, roads, rail and airports construction etc?

So was Obama's president a cause celebre` for Africans or a continuing curse of the blackman? What will be his lasting legacy for Africa? What did he do and what did he not do for Africa? If not now, when? If the slave reparations were not paid now, when? If as president he did not on behalf of America, apologize for slavery, when and by who else? If Obama visited every country with the highest concentration of major races in the world but avoided Nigeria, which hosts the largest concentration of black people in the world, more than 25% of black race, how does any person explain this nonchalant indifference to the black race? Anyway, the lot of African Americans in America did not improve much under his watch, talkless of Africans in Africa who were left holding the plate under a presidency they celebrated and heralded as belonging to them by proxy of a son of Africa. 

Possibly it might be what some people termed his unforgiven spirit which pitted him against Africa for his father abandoning him at childhood? Icheoku remembers very well that the late Gaddafi once proclaimed Barack Obama his son, an African son; only for the cruel irony that saw the fabled son of Africa turn against his adoptive African father and later killed the father - a case of Oedipus Rex sort of? But hey, Africa survived slavery; Africa survived colonization and continuing exploitation; Africa survived various debilitating diseases; Africa survived evolutionary changes; Africa survived incessant tribal wars, hunger and starvation; and so will Africa also survive their neglect by their own very son and first African president of America, President Barack Hussein Obama. 

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