JUDGEMENT AGAINST TYRANTS
God Almighty judges or visits everyone, big or small in this world. He also uses world powers including US, UN, and ICC to deal with tyrants, and their likes. Our expectations are that God will do more; to deal with wicked rulers through the instrumentality, of International Criminal Courts and other world bodies.
CHARLES TAYLOR—THE BUTCHER
Charles Ghankay Taylor of Liberia, is a typical example of an evil ruler, who has no regard for human lives. He was killing people at will; and committing other heinous crimes; in order to pursue his inordinate ambition, to rule his country at all cost.
Like other dictators, including the ones in Africa, he had little or no regard for God. He violated the laws of the land, and international laws with impunity. Little did he know, the international community will eventually deal with him.
He formed a militia group, known as National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), from exile and invaded his country Liberia in late 1989. He and his group, committed a lot of atrocities and crimes against humanity. They killed, maimed, raped, burnt houses, and looted property of defenseless inhabitants for years. It took the intervention of Armed Forces from West African sub region (ECOMOG), and United Nations, to bring the situation under control.
Charles Taylor was involved, in aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity; supported notoriously brutal rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone, in return for blood diamonds. He created and backed the RUF rebels in Sierra Leone, who were accused of a range of atrocities, including the use of child soldiers, and hacking off the limbs of civilians to terrorize the population. Over 50,000 people died in Sierra-Leon war, between 1991 and 2002.
Following widespread international condemnation, Taylor agreed to go into exile in Nigeria. As time went on, Liberian Government requested for Taylor’s extradition on March 2006, to face trial before UN sponsored war crime tribunal. Nigeria complied with the extradition order. Taylor was convicted in 2012 of 11 counts of war crimes, slavery, rape, recruiting child soldiers, aiding and abetting the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels in Sierra Leon. He was tried in the Hague, and sentenced to 50-year jailed term. He is currently serving his sentence in the United Kingdom. It was a job well done by International community.
Now, if somebody could be jailed for 50 years, for crimes which include the deaths of 50,000 people; what will then be the punishments of those who committed far more grievous atrocities, including the deaths of millions of humans? There are a lot of tyrants, especially in African countries, both past and present, involved in genocide or ethnic cleansing. Hundreds of thousands, and millions of people are being sent to the great beyond, by these devil incarnates.
Idi Amin of Uganda, Emperor Bokassa of Central Africa Republic, and Yakubu Gowon of Nigeria, are among the dictators. Whether they are dead or alive, what about their surrogates, and other assistants they used in committing abominable acts? We call on International Criminal Court to apprehend, and prosecute all of them.
What Charles Taylor did in Sierra-Leon because of diamond, was a ‘miniature crime’ of British Government atrocities in Biafraland, because of oil. It is an irony that British Imperialist Government and Authorities, are aiding and abetting wars and conflicts in Nigeria, as well as condoning nefarious activities of Fulani herdsmen, and other terrorist Northern groups in Nigeria, because of crude oil in Southern part of the country. Shell Petroleum Company operating in Nigeria, makes huge financial gains to Britain from oil exploration. Who will call the hypocritical and heartless British Government to order?
British Authorities are the architects, of the tribal and dictatorial governance in Nigeria. What they are doing in Nigeria is more atrocious and callous, than what Charles Taylor did in Sierra-Leon. If nobody can call them to order, God Almighty will punish them for their wickedness, and inhuman treatment to Igbos, as well as other minority tribes in Southern Nigeria. They will live to see the rise of Biafra, to their utter dismay.
“The conviction of Charles Taylor, is a landmark achievement for international justice. It clearly demonstrates that those who commit atrocities, will be brought to justice one day. It may take long: but they shall surely face their deeds; for the evils that men do live with them.
EXPECTATIONS FROM INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
People of the world are watching how the new-look International Criminal Court (ICC), is going to operate. We want the judges to swing into action, to bring perpetrators of human right abuses to judgement. We want them to take a cue from the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals, in Germany after world war 11. The remaining ones are still being sought for today for prosecution.
Justice Osuji led ICC has a very challenging task. We want them to replicate that popular Nuremberg trial in prosecuting African tyrants. ICC is an off-shoot of Nuremberg trial International court.
Take for instance in Nigeria, there is undeclared war against non-Muslims in the Middle Belt region; and Southern Nigeria. People are being killed daily by sponsored Boko Haram insurgents and Fulani terrorist herdsmen. We urge International Community to thoroughly investigate the sponsors and financiers of their sophisticated weapons, which they use in unleashing mayhem on defenseless citizens. There are wild speculation that many of the weapons are from the armory.
Let the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (Fulani Herdsmen), be apprehended and questioned. These elite cattle owners, are the brain behind the atrocities of those stark illiterate cattle rearers, they recruit and arm to wage ‘jihad’ war against people, in the guise of rearing cattle. They are the employers of peasant Fulani Herdsmen (foot jihad soldiers), they use in killing, raping, and destruction of farmlands of non-Muslims. They are the ‘commanders’ of peasant Fulani Herdsmen. They all accomplices in crime.
We want ICC to investigate leaders of the armed forces: Police, Army, Navy, Air Force, and others. There are strong allegations that these Fulani-controlled security agents collude with the twin terrorist groups – Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen, in their nefarious activities.
Finally, Nigerian Government should be investigated and tried in the Hague. Let them be sincere, and explain involvement in supporting and financing terrorists, in the guise of paying ransom. The ordinary soldiers will risk their lives to capture thousands of terrorists. Before you know it, they have been released or exchanged with kidnapped persons. The released insurgents go back to the bush again, to continue with their terror. Millions of Euros paid as ransom, are used to re-equip and reinvigorate the terrorist fighters. Kidnapping of females has become a booming business in Northern Nigeria.
Fulani Herdsmen, who are the kinsmen of Nigerian President Buhari, are carrying out their destruction with impunity. They know that even when few of them are arrested, they will be left off the hook soon. Whenever the President is on medical vacation abroad, they will go into oblivion. As soon as he flies back, they will resume their killings. Human lives in Nigeria are no longer more valuable than cows. They can be killed at anytime. The silence and inaction of the President, on the rampage of Fulani Herdsmen, should be thoroughly investigated by ICC and UN.
We are highly encouraged by recent statement by US President Donald Trump concerning the situation in Nigeria. He said US would seek International coalition to protect Christians in Nigeria, should the killings continue. Time is over due, for them to intervene in Nigeria, as they did in Syria and other terrorist countries. They dealt deadly blows to terrorists, and their like in those troubled countries.
Nigerian situation is worse. This is because the terrorists rape, adopt, and impregnate girls and married women. Nobody is doing anything about it. Herdsmen are also involved in rape, and even ritual killings. It should be recalled that Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen, are rated the third and fourth most dangerous terrorist groups in the world respectively. Let the United States led-coalition, launch military strikes on these world-rated rapists, terrorist gangs, hiding under religion.
US has the moral obligation as the leading world power, to checkmate activities of terrorist groups, being sponsored by dictators. US is an instrument in God’s hands, to fight wickedness in the world.
Any religion that condones rape, adoption, impregnation of girls and married women, is a false religion_ from the pit of hell. Genuine freedom fighters, don’t indulge in rape or killing of civilian population. Their grievances against the Government, are clearly stated and known to everyone. They should emulate IPOB, the Indigenous People of Biafra, non-destructive approach to air their grievances, and pursue their just course.
Let the ICC wave aside the so-called immunity for incumbent dictators, in bringing them to justice. Sometime ago, the body summoned the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta; and he appeared before the court, on charges of human right violations. Nothing has been heard about it again since then. For trials to be comprehensive and thorough, his surrogates should be involved. It is not only the figure head that committed the crimes against humanity. ICC shouldn’t listen to any outdated suggestions, of immunity for tyrants while in power. The immunity has been grossly abused, particularly in African countries_ Nigeria inclusive. They want a situation where they will continue to carryout genocide, and other heinous crimes against other tribes, and religions unchallenged. Most of them scheme to remain perpetually in power. By the time they fail election, or are overthrown, they go into hiding.
We are eager to see what the ICC, under the Presidency of an African, Justice Ebule Osuji, will do to stop wickedness going on in countries like Nigeria. May God Almighty strengthen and encourage them, as they go about to bring wicked and evil rulers, as well as their henchmen to justice. Amen.
JULIA EILEEN GILLARD OF AUTRALIA
‘RETIRED’ OR VETERAN TYRANTS
Adolph Hitler and his party officials (Nazis), are typical examples of veteran tyrants. They were among his surrogates, he used in killing millions of people across nations, and plunging world into war. They killed six million Jews among other atrocities. Eventually, their iniquities began to find them out. These war criminals, had to face the wrath of the law when captured. Some of them have committed suicide. They have to live with the trauma of past deeds. No matter how long a crime against humanity has been committed, the perpetrator cannot go unpunished when apprehended.
At the end of world war 11, the victorious powers, including the United States, United Kingdom, and the former Soviet Union, agreed to set up a court to prosecute German war criminals. The “Nuremberg Trials,” as they are called after the German city in which they were held, tried the Nazi leaders not only for crimes committed against the citizens of other countries, but against Germans their nationals.
The fates of various Nazi Party members spread all over the map in terms, of what happened to them. Their leader Adolph Hitler, committed suicide to avoid capture and punishment. Many of them took a cue. Others fled the country, and took on assumed identities in an attempt to elude authorities. While most of those who fled were captured, there is actually still a top 10 most wanted list of Holocaust war criminals today. Some have been found or discovered to have died, but as many as 7 or 8 Nazis remain at large. They are 90 years or above.
War criminals that were captured had two choices: to face punishment for their crimes or commit suicide. Not surprisingly, many of them committed suicide to avoid a more fearful death such as hanging. The popular choice for suicide among Nazis was to ingest cyanide, which was easily accessible at the time. The death wasn’t necessarily pleasant, but it was better than being hanged or put on public display to many. Those who were tried for their crimes received various punishments, depending on their involvement in the events of the Holocaust.
Those who could be proven to be seriously involved with crimes against humanity, or war crimes were often sentenced to death. Executions generally took place just days after sentencing, making sure that people didn’t have time to escape or commit suicide after being sentenced. Some criminals were sentenced to life in prison instead of death, but this was usually if their crimes were less severe. The idea was that they would still be held accountable but they didn’t deserve death as a result of their involvement.
Some war criminals that were actually sentenced to 5, 10, and 20 year sentences because they could only prove so much involvement. Even still, some criminals were totally acquitted of the charges against them, due to lack of evidence, or other issues at their trials. Those who committed suicide might not have faced trial, but the loss of their life was their punishment.
International community did a good job in conducting the Nuremberg trial. It was not only meant for the apex leader of the crime against humanity, Adolph Hitler. It also affected his henchmen, whose numbers run into hundreds, if not thousands. We want similar trials to be conducted in Africa. We learnt Nuremberg trial gave birth to ICC.
After the two world wars, the holocaust of Nigerian civil war came next, in terms of millions of people killed, and atrocities committed by Gowon led dictatorship. Apart from Hitler of Germany, Gowon is the most wicked and callous ruler on earth. His nine-year despotic rule, ushered in gross genocide and destruction of Igboland; as well as looting of our people’s property across the country. We therefore appeal to United Nations, and International Criminal Court, to conduct a thorough “Nuremberg style” trials against all Nigerian rulers, security chiefs, paramount rulers, Northern elites, and other hangers-on, who conspired to kill millions of South Easterners (Igbos), before, during and after the civil war, and even now. They are as evil and wicked, as those tried and sentenced in Nuremberg. All the military juntas are included.
Northern elites instigated the genocide against Igbos, living in the North between 1966 and 1967, in which millions of Igbo’s, and some other tribes from the South were killed. Instructions given to illiterate and semi-illiterate Northern killers were, “kill them and own their property including houses.” These ‘Talakawas and Almajiris, were used to commit all manner of atrocities: rape, murder, arson, and looting with impunity, while the security agents looked the other way. Unwillingness of Nigerian Government led by military junta Gowon, to end the killings, caused the Nigerian civil war, in which more millions of people died.
A lot of war crimes were committed during the war which includes: burying people alive; rape, mass killing of civilians, tying people and throwing them into the river to be drowned. A lot of Igbos were thrown in River Benue alive, including women and little children. Of course, they all were drowned and died; under the watchful eyes of our oppressors. The drowned Igbos provided food for fishes and other animals living inside the river. Similar atrocities were committed, and still being committed in lesser forms in other countries, including African countries.
We urge the new-look ICC, under the presidency of African, Justice Osuji, to go on the offensive against veteran and ‘retired’ tyrants, scattered all over the world. That a vicious ruler has been retired, or forced out of power longtime ago, doesn’t mean he is not answerable to his wicked past. Nazis that committed crimes against humanity were judged and still being judged till today.
The mentality of most tyrants, is that they are worth millions of people they caused their untimely deaths. As well, they think nobody can challenge, or bring them to justice. They have been proved wrong by the constitution of International courts. Their heinous crimes can never be erased by the passage of time.
Yakubu Gowon, unlike other war criminals, is currently moving freely in Nigeria, due to the shielding by Britain, that imperialist nation. He is next to Adolph Hitler, in crime against humanity. There is no way you can compare him with lesser war criminals like Charles Taylor and Idi Amin. Time is overdue for him face ICC ,on his atrocities against Igbos. After the war, he froze bank accounts of Igbos. He declared properties of Igbos in other part of the country, as abandoned properties. Our people lost their belongings to other tribes.
Gowon and his likes, should make restitutions, and not to embark on propaganda in the guise national prayer. The billions of dollars he stole, is enough to pay compensations to multitude of Easterners he seized their money in the bank; and their property he transferred to murderers, as wages for killing the owners. A religious hypocrite can deceive men; but can never deceive God Almighty.
All his commanders, and other surrogates should face ICC. The idea of trying only figure heads, can not solve the problem of crime against humanity in the land. Other rulers subordinates, especially military rulers who came after him, condoned the killing of Igbos in the North. Let them also face ICC. This is the only lasting solution to systematic genocide against our people, under the rulership of Northerners.
If they happen to escape human trial and judgement, there is a judgement that is greater than all; that is God’s judgement. If they are observant, they will notice God has dealt with most of the dictators, both within and outside Africans. Most of them died untimely deaths, through mysterious sickness and assassinations. They died and left behind their ill-gotten wealth. If somebody escapes the judgement men, he can never escape the judgement of God!
RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC CLEANSING.
Some countries in the world, are experiencing religious and ethnic cleansing, due to inordinate ambitions of their rulers, to perpetuate themselves in power. They believe wiping up religious and ethnic sentiments, will prolong their dictatorial rule. They adopt divide and rule tactics. They should have a change of heart.
King Herod of old, the imperial ruler, decided to be killing the people of God, just to please majority of those he was ruling. He succeeded initially. But time came when the LORD God visited his arrogance, and killed him suddenly. God sent His angel, who killed him with an invisible sword.
There are rulers of some countries who are killing Christians; and banning them from practicing their faith in their territories. In some cases, Christians are tortured and brutally murdered. These are people who don’t engage in any criminal acts. They are well meaning individuals, who contribute to the economic development of nations where they reside. They are being jailed and murdered, for worshiping God Almighty, through a religious platform different from the existing one, in the countries they live in.
There are two main categories of religions in the world today. We have true religions, which worship only the true God; creator of the whole universe. These true religions include Christianity and Judaism. On the other hand, there are false religions or cults. They worship idols and deities (devils). Such are Satan-inspired religions.
Let the religious killings in many countries come to an end. It is God that will truly judge everyone. There are many religious hypocrites in the world today. They themselves have no fear of God in them. Yet, they use religious bigotry to perpetuate their stay in power. You institute a law to cut off the hands of poor persons for stealing goats, or some tubers of yams. Yet, you have been using your position in governance, to steal billions, and going scot-free. You should first remove the beam in your eyes, so that you can see clearly, to remove the mots in other people’s eyes.
We all know that even in the same true religions, their denominations have differences of opinion. People belong to denominations they like or sects, to suit their mindset. Take for instance, many worshipers prefer going to Churches that play musical instruments. While some want a ‘quiet’ Church. Both categories of worshipers are acceptable to God; though they differ in their mindset.
Judaism (the Jewish system of worshiping God), had been in existence centuries before the advent of Christianity. Both are acceptable to the LORD. The issue of superiority of one true religion over another, shouldn’t give rise to religious killings. Let only God be judge.
God in His infinite wisdom, knows it is impossible for human beings all over the world, to be under one denomination. Therefore, He allows them to operate under different denominations and sects. But, time is coming when all true worshipers shall come under one umbrella. In the kingdom of God, there will be no religious groupings or sects. Hypocrites will enter there, including idol worshipers. To kill innocent persons for belonging to another religion is a great against God. Remember what He did to King Herod;
“Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of
unleavened bread.) And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.
And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost. But the word of God grew and multiplied:” Acts 12:1-3 & 21-24. He succeeded in killing James, one of the Apostles. He arrested Peter to kill him. But, God sent His angel to rescue him from prison. Then, God planned against Herod. He sent His angel to kill him and remove him from power.
Persecution and killing of people of Rohingya should stop. They are predominantly Muslim ethnic group. Myanmar’s “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims is continuing unabated.
The Shiite Muslims in Nigeria are under subjugation by the Authorities, for practising their own sect. Many of them have been shot dead in cold blood. Their leader Zakky is still under incarceration. These clampdowns and extra-judicial killings should stop. While we are not holding brief for them, we want due process of the law to be followed when handling their case. Fulani Terrorists Herdsmen are far worse than them, as far as any form of civil disobedience is concerned. But, they have been left unchallenged by Nigerian Government, to continue their mayhem against the citizens.
Freedom of worship is enshrined in Nigerian constitution. Let the minority Shiite Muslims be allowed to practise their faith. They should not be seen as threats to the majority Sunny Muslims, who dominate the Federal Government. We call on the International Community, including ICC, to come to their rescue.
We are all witnesses to the religious and ethnic cleansing, going on against the people of Biafra, by successive Nigerian Governments. They are doing everything possible, to oppress and place our people under continuous bondage, like the Jews in Egypt; until when God rescued them from their oppressors to the promised land.
Our wicked and crafty taskmasters, have a close-door policy against Igbos. The current Nigerian President Buhari, hates Igbos more than any other Northerner, that has ever ruled Nigeria. Today, there is virtually no Federal industry in Igboland. The main Federal presence, is the Armed Forces being used to subjugate our people. There is near total isolation of our people in the scheme of things. Our oppressors are more callous than Egyptian Pharaoh, against children of Israel in Egypt.
They discovered longtime ago, that our people are very enterprising and innovative. Therefore, they want to kill those talents and place us perpetual oblivion, with active connivance of British Imperialist Government. They attempted to shutdown Innoson Motors, the only car manufacturing company in Nigeria, and failed. It is owned by an Igbo man. They used their proxies to do it under flimsy excuses. Now, they have shutdown Emzor Pharmaceutical company; the largest pharmaceutical company in the country, which is owned by an Igbo woman, for frivolous reasons.
If the company is producing a substandard product or whatever, out of the multitude of products it manufactures, why not suspend or ban production of that particular drug; instead of closing down the entire company?
We call on the United Nations and other international bodies, to save us from the wickedness going on in Nigeria. This is being spearheaded mostly by Hausa/Fulani oligarchy, that sees Igbos as their slaves. Referendum for freedom of Biafra, is the panacea for ending these killings and subjugation, going on over the decades. Millions of Igbos have been killed by the Nigerian Government, and their sponsors since 1966. Let our people be free, from that British contraception called Nigeria!
NO HUMAN CAN DESTROY THE WORLD
Nobody born of woman or devil, can destroy this world. Only Almighty God has the power to do it. If any person conceives that idea, God will eliminate him, before he carries it out.
That you are a ruler of a country which has nuclear weapons, and other weapons of mass destruction, doesn’t warrant you to boast of destroying the earth, or part of the earth. If you boast, you are trying to arrogate to yourself, the power and honour that belongs to God.
Your very breathe is in the hands of the LORD. He is the one that wakes you up every morning. When you are fast asleep, you don’t know where you are for hours;neither do you know what is happening around you. And suddenly you wake up in the morning, to carry on with daily activities. It is actually God that wakes you. He will continue to do so, until one day when you won’t be able to arise. Then death steps in. That is when your time on this earth is up.
“The LORD has allowed you to occupy that exulted position, in your country for a purpose; though you have not really known Him; like King Cyrus, the King of Persia. “That said of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, You shall be built; and to the temple, your foundation shall be laid. I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight:
I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the LORD, which call you by thy name, am the God of Israel. For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel my elect, I have even called you by your name: I have surnamed you, though you have not known me”—Isaiah:44:28 & 45:2,4,5. God spoke about the coming of King Cyrus through His Prophet Isaiah, and the exploits he would do, about 300 years before he was born.
God has timed your stay on the earth. He knows how long you are going to live; whether you have a long or short life span. He may allow some people to grow old before dying. However, He may not want you to grow old before taking you out of this world. For we all come into this world to accomplish different purposes.
Therefore, when you plan what to do in future, say in your heart, if God permits, you would be able to do those things; for you don’t know what tomorrow shall bring. “Go to now, you that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. For that you ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that”– James 4: 13-15.
If you read through history, you will discover God shows Himself strong to those who fear Him; whose hearts are perfect before Him; like George Washington of United States. He also dealt with arrogant rulers like King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, whom He turned to animal for seven years. “The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws.
And at the end of the days, I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that lives for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What do you do?” Daniel: 4:33-35.
The reason God doesn’t instantly punish people for their ungodliness and arrogance, is that He is slow to anger, but mighty in power. He will not allow the guilty to go unpunished. When you boast or flaunt your weapons of mass destruction to intimidate people, God can cut you to size. He can allow a devastating, natural disaster like earthquake, to occur in your country; very close to your so-called nuclear weapon. That is to show you He has the might to wipe out you, and those things you are boasting of. An angel of God is mightier than the entire armed forces of any nation.
I therefore call for a change of heart. Turn a new leaf. Whatever you do on this earth, God has allowed you a number of years to live in it. You will be accountable to Him eventually. Stop oppressing people. Don’t use your position for religious and ethnic cleansing. Repent and worship the only true Almighty God; and you shall be saved, and inherit everlasting life.
For in the day of God’s judgement, many shall go in for everlasting life; while others will suffer everlasting punishment. As you have a change of heart, I pray God Almighty to strengthen and protect you. LORD manifest yourself to him. Use him as a vessel unto honour, meant for the master’s use. Make everlasting life real to him. Amen.