It is an understatement for me to say I am very upset at the attempted bombing of bombing of the Detroit-bound Northwest flight 253. Therefore, I am going to indulge myself, if you may into a little bit of reckless driving.
After the initial shock and shame I suffered when the attempted bombing incident hit the airwaves the initial thoughts and questions that were raised for me based on my training and experience is “Who done it? Is it Al Qaida or Nigerian Cabal at work?
Who done it? Is it Al Qaida or Nigerian Cabal? By Prince Emmanuel Ohai is an Atlanta,
First let me state that I am inspired to make the submissions in this write-up, by my belief that millions of Nigerian children born and unborn have been short changed by a criminal, corrupt, and incompetent Nigerian Government led by a faceless Nigerian Cabal. This is so because in spite of Nigeria’s oil wealth almost all its citizens live in abject poverty. This penury can be simply described as poverty in the midst of plenty.It is an understatement for me to say I am very upset at the attempted bombing of bombing of the Detroit-bound Northwest flight 253. Therefore, I am going to indulge myself, if you may into a little bit of reckless driving.After the initial shock and shame I suffered when the attempted bombing incident hit the airwaves the initial thoughts and questions that were raised for me based on my training and experience is “Who done it? Is it Al Qaida or Nigerian Cabal at work?
Dr Mutallab, the father of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
My intention is not to divide Nigerians any more than they already are. But since Christmas Day when Umar Farouk Mutallab attempted to bomb a Detroit bound U.S. airliner, I have had ample time to reflect on the consequencies of the actions of one person on us all.
For those who don’t know, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab has been in the corridors of power all his adult life, once he served as a Minister. And I think he holds the distinction as the only Nigerian that has ever been the top executive of 3 (Three) major banks.
One of his stint as a Bank CEO was for a Nigerian based Islamic Bank. The ailing President Yar Adua, Alhaji Mutallab and his son farouk are all from Katsina State of Nigeria.
To help make my point I have sought the help of Wikipedia to help us with the meaning of the word cabal.
It is not farfetched to conclude that this incident is tied to the power vacuum in Nigeria and the obvious hesitancy displayed by the Nigerian Cabal thus far in swearing-in the President in Wait Jonathan Goodluck due to the incapacitation [of soon to be former] President Yar Adua speaks to such concerns.
WIKIPEDIA DEFINITION OF THE WORD “CABAL”
A cabal is a number of people together in some close design, usually to promote their private views and interests in a church, state, or other community, often by intrigue. Cabals are sometimes secret societies composed of a few designing persons, and at other times are manifestations ofemergent behavior in society or governance on the part of a community of persons who have well established public affiliation or kinship. The term can also be used to refer to the designs of such persons or to the practical consequences of their emergent behavior, and also holds a general meaning of intrigue and conspiracy. Its usage carries strong connotations of shadowy corners, back rooms and insidious influence; a cabal is more evil and selective than, say, a faction, which is simply selfish; because of this negative connotation, few organizations use the term to refer to themselves or their internal subdivisions. Amongst the exceptions is Discordianism, in which the term is used to refer to an identifiable group within the Discordian religion. – Courtesy Wikipedia.
Political events in Nigeria leading up to the attempted suicide bombing of the Northwest Flight from Amsterdam to Detroit by Umar Farouk Mutallab and the reactions so far by agents of the Nigerian Cabal in the cyberspace and in the Nigerian Press has led me to believe that this was not an isolated incident of terrorism by Al Qaida. Baring any proof of strong Al Qaida connection, it is my opinion that the actions of Umar Farouk Mutallab were directly connected to the power vacuum in Nigeria.
In order to get my thoughts across in the clearest possible way without contradicting myself, there are some facts that I need to get out of the way, so let me start of the bat by first by establishing some beliefs that I hold to be true deep down in my heart.
1. There exists in Nigeria a cabal that has had almost a stranglehold control of the leadership of Nigeria.
2. The leadership of this cabal has at some point been in the Nigerian Military.
3. Members of the Nigerian Cabal are above the law on the Nigeria soil.
4. Members of the Nigeria cabal are predominantly (Over 99%) Muslims.
5. Members of the Nigerian cabal are predominantly (Over 99%) from the North.
6. Dr. Dora Akunyili and Aaondoaka [Nigeria’s Minister of Information/Communications and Justice respectively] and others like them are not members of the cabal and may in fact not know of its existence due to their ethnically induced inferiority complex and warped value system and DNA that was doctored by IBB in 1985 after he came to power.
In trying to draw a conclusion one way or the other as to who done it? Al Qaida or Nigerian Cabal? One has to throw all sentiments outside of the window and deal with facts as they are presented. In doing so, I think it is appropriate to dwell on some important stages of preventing a terrorist act, to see whether Nigerian Cabal or Al Qaida had a better opportunity to carry out the dastardly act. The relevant stages for preventing terrorists’ acts for the purpose of this write up is, the Opportunity, Planning, Dry Run and Implementation stages.
Every relevant stages above is consistent with a possible Al Qaida connection with the exception of “Opportunity”.
The questions raised by the preceding thought is one of “Timing” as in why now? Why would Al Qaida do this now when it has obviously had the opportunity all these years to send a Nigerian or operate from Nigeria? In the concluding part of my submission I will be talking more about the issue of timing. As I strongly feel that the question of why now? is what the authorities ought to be looking into more than any other theories that are being put ought there by agents and sub contractors of the Nigerian Cabal in the News Media and the Vibrant Nigerian Internet Listserv.
The opportunity stage is implicated by the timing of this incident, to the extent that someone who has just graduated for about 2 hours from a Police Academy of any Western Country will tell you that Al Qaida respects other Religions and as desperate as Al Qaida appears to be over the years, they are not likely to attack a target on one of the Holiest days of the Christian religion such as Christmas and they don’t bomb churches even though they are more likely to bomb a mosque on a Muslim holy day. This young chap may have been acting alone to defend a value system that he perceived was worth defending and dying for or has been brainwashed by a couple of years of being exposed to Al Qaida or he was just trying to represent the Nigerian Cabal of which he would have been a potential recruit and member ala “Cosa Nostra” Naija style.
In the past the Nigerian Cabal and on numerous occasions the Nigerian religious bigots have showed serious insensitivity of similar nature to Southern Nigerian Christians by covertly instigating riots that suggest religious intolerance. Churches have been burned in mostly Northern parts of Nigeria. And for many years, this has also been their action of choice for flexing muscles by the Nigerian Cabal until now.
Point blank! Call it what you want, Al Qaida as a matter of warped public relations respect other religions, enough not to bomb a church or explode a bomb on Christmas day. Just the same way wives and children are off limits for “Cosa Nostra” wackings. [I stand corrected]. So this Christmas day bombing expedition by this Farouk Mutallab chap has the Nigerian factor written all over it.
Initial reports which claim that Umar Farouk Mutallab himself confessed to have been acting on instructions from Al Qaida holds no water because thus far the U.S. authorities have not been able to independently verify any such links by Umar Farouk Mutallab to Al Qaida. Even if investigations eventually show Al Qaida had something to with this incident, questions remain about the planning and the timing phases of this foiled bombing attack on innocent Americans.
As a discerning Nigerian, I know for a fact that [especially] since 1985 when our collective Nigerian DNA was doctored by IBB, it is not in our nature to turn our own distant family relation [Let alone our own children] in-to authorities or Law Enforcement Agencies for prosecution, as Alhaji Umaru Mutallab is claimed to have done. Therefore, based on the totality of what I know about our culture, general tendencies and from my vantage point, I feel that Alhaji Umaru Mutallab knows more than he has led us all to believe, because something just ain’t right about his actions prior to the bombing incident. Call me naïve or what have you. On the EEFC web site you’ll find tons of pictures of Nigerians wanted for all kinds of offenses. Some of these individuals may now actually be applying for jobs at EEFC just so that they may get off the hook for offenses they may have been accused of previously. Despite the fact that a lot of citizens can use some reward money doesn’t it make you wonder why people don’t even turn in their neighbors and distant relatives? Alhaji Umaru Mutallab looks like an amiable person, I am sorry, he is guilty of something. Put him through scrutiny of U.S. justice system and it will become clearer to us all what he is guilty of. I for one can tell you right here and right now that he is guilty of poor parenting skills. You can take that to the bank.
Let me be clear, by saying it again, that no Nigerian parent of elite status after 1985 that IBB became President to my knowledge has turned their kids over to Nigerian authorities let alone International authorities for possible drug dealing or terrorism or anything of such sorts. Yet that is not to say that people who deserve to be turned in for such do not exist in large numbers. Alhaji Umaru Mutallab in my humble opinion who comes across as being above the law just like IBB and the rest of them. I know what it took for EEFC under Nuhu Ribadu to get Mohammed Babangida to report to EEFC Offices for questioning in relation to a possible deal running into millions of dollars. I expect that the U.S. authorities would dig deeper into Alhaji Mutallab’s motives for turning his son in to authorities. I have posited that I think he did it to inoculate himself from a possible backlash from his son being identified as a suicide bomber.
Folks, I am sorry that I am beginning to sound harsh but someone has to be punished for the ridicule that we are all about to face as Nigerians. I have seen countless stories of parents doing jail time for their kids’ stupid acts in U.S.A. Because such does not happen in Nigeria does not absolve Alhaji Mutallab from the fact that his son admitted to be working for interests other than himself and his family to kill innocent people. First of, anyone who has been around security or Law Enforcement will tell you that finding a motive helps a great deal in determining who done it. Also determining what “Opportunities” existed if any, and for how long, to carrying out the alleged terror plan helps Law Enforcement to ascertain also who done it. In this line of argument it is undisputed that in fact since the doctoring of the Nigerian cultural DNA by IBB and his corrupt co-travelers mostly of Nigerians of all ethnicity, the opportunity has been there and will still be there for Al Qaida to use Nigerians and Nigeria to stage terror acts until the U.S.A. authorities call a spade a spade. In other words, what I am trying to say is that if Al Qaida wanted to do such, they could have done it the longest time ago by setting up a training camp [If they have not already set one up in Northern Nigeria].
I am not buying Alhaji Umaru Mutallab’s claims that he reported his way ward son to the authorities a couple of months. I feel he was forced to do that as vaccine or inoculation if you will, against any possible fall-out from his son’s dastardly act of cowardice.
Talking about cowardice, I’ll like to post below an insult that was directed at Nigerians in general well known Nigerian Medical Practitioner resident in Ontario, Canada and aficionado of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) by who has said very flattery things about Alhaji Umaru Mutallab parenting skills. Needless to say, this individual called Alhaji Umaru Mutallab a hero while insulting those of us who are innocent bystanders as cowards because we are as he put it, are not ready to die. Please see exact quote below.
Those who are wishing for the demise of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should keep on dreaming!
They are too afraid to die! And thios fear might be one of the problems we collectively share as Nigerians.
UNQUOTE: By well known Ontario, Canada based Nigerian medical practitioner, a staple on Nigerian Listervs and a NIDO Aficionado, possibly working as a free [Money trail has not yet been established yet] “agent” of the Nigerian Government in North America. Who has been known also to dabble into real estate, specifically land sales? December 27, 2009
If you agree with the preceding quote, please try this quote from the same individual below and then let me know what you think.
There is a potential Muttalab in every human family and parents are not necessarily
always aware or responsible for the actions of their offsprings, both good and bad,
once they reach the age of maturity or when they have moved out of the family nest.
I have encountered some of the worst and most dysfunctional kids who are from normal’
and well adjusted family backgrounds with adoring and loving parents.
I have also encountered some of the best behaved and high archiving kids who have managed to escape the travails of growing up in dysfunctional families. The contrast between President Barrack Obama and his half brother who grew up in Kenya is a case in point!
We are responsible for who we are but not necessarily entirely responsible for who we become during our lifetime.
UNQUOTE: : By well known Ontario, Canada based Nigerian medical practitioner, a staple on Nigerian Listservs and a NIDO Aficionado, possibly working as a free [Money trail has not yet been established] “agent” of the Nigerian Government in North America. Who has been known also to dabble into real estate, specifically land sales in abuja? December 27, 2009
Are you kidding me? My fellow Compatriots, please help me oh!!!!
Wow! How did Obama get into this? To speak for myself, I feel insulted by the suggestion from this individual that in my family there are “Potential Mutallab” meaning that there are potential terrorist in my family. Are you kidding me? If I have not been to Toronto a couple of times and taken a shower and drink from their public water supply, I would think that there must be something in the water that makes certain people go off without engaging in any thoughtful processes.
Folks, please do not get me wrong, we are the dawn of a New Year that I believe will provide ample opportunity for our Nigerian Compatriots to set a new tone and hold their leaders accountable for bad behavior a little bit more. Certainly it (The New Year that is) will also provide us with opportunities to agree, disagree or more importantly, find common ground. How well we find common ground will depend on how well we work together without allowing ethnic jingoism or religious considerations to divide us.
The irony in the above statement by someone who marauds the internet and is perhaps auditioning to be on the payroll of Dora Akunyili’s Ministry of [Mis]information is regrettable. I personally feel offended by the suggestion that showing outrage in any form is to be wishing for the demise of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The insult doesn’t even end there. The quote also suggests that Nigeria’s poverty in the midst of plenty or why Moshood Kashimawo Abiola was not allowed to rule after he clearly won an election is because Nigeria doesn’t have enough suicidal people such as Umar Farouk Mutallab who are not afraid to die. What a discombobulated mindset? O mase oo! Why must we be ready to die in order for our votes to count or in order for us to obtain a position of authority that we are educationally and physically qualified for? Willing to die for a patriotic cause is different from being willing to die as a terrorist.
As an aside issue, I think it is important to put those overseas based Nigerians who play both sides on notice, that they may not be at liberty anymore of saying or doing things like Umar Farouk Mutallab just did that will undermine the general well-being of Nigerians [especially] and the nationals of other countries. The time to be fooling around is way gone. Please do not misconstrue the preceding as a threat. It is just a brotherly advice and at best a final warning. Whatever motives those individuals who feel they must divide or mislead or misinform have they have an opportunity in this New Year to change for the better.
Nigerians really do not need to be part of any Organization to champion the cause of an egalitarian society in my humble opinion. I could care less if someone is sitting atop a Diaspora Organization and spewing rubbish which eventually puts us all in bad light. People who behave badly have to be punished whether they are loving and adorable parents to the kids or not.
Since Nigeria is once more at a crossroads I feel obligated as someone whose family has been a victim of the Nigerian state sponsored crime, to let people know that in Nigeria there are a few evil people amongst us. Over the years these evil people have dominated the media and in some instances in the past and also recently when they can’t have their way with the corrupt News Media have resorted to violence. That was the case with Dele Giwa and the Guardian journalist that was just murdered. What we don’t need is people who help the evil people to advance their evil and narrow agenda that has left all our peoples in penury. I can speak for myself now and say that in my own little way, we will hold these folks who play both sides accountable as we are bound to do to evil power who force themselves on us.
As Nigerians we have to start looking at issues of morality the way other civilized societies see things. E.g. Right or wrong? The time for shades of grey or the ease of downing Luke warm water is far gone. It is either White or Black for now till the dust clears. Ghanaians and those other nationalities who have citizens with un-doctored cultural DNA are the ones that should be enjoying Lukewarm water, shades of grey etc. And when I ask for water, you can be sure, that I’ll be asking for “Hot” or “Cold” water.
The coming New Year affords us all the opportunity to seek opportunities to redirect our purpose to one that seeks the general good of all. Having lived the kind of blessed life that I have lived up till this point, I have certainly not come across people such as the ones who use colorful and glorifying prose to defend and glorify people such as Alhaji Umaru Mutallab who himself would be the first person to admit that he has failed as a parent. And also in my opinion would be willing to concede that he lacks parenting skills. I mean what is difficult to understand in the fact that parents sometimes fail their children and when they do, law enforcement sometimes hold them responsible.
I work in one of the largest urban school system here in the state of Georgia, U.S.A. And the greatest pleasure I derive is [not from the token salary I am paid] but from satisfaction knowing that I am helping to make a difference in the lives of over 50,000 students by being committed and ensuring that our students graduate ready for College and life, prepared to build a better society.
I think Alhaji Mutallab himself ought to make the ‘no Fly” list based on his admission that he had lost parental control of his 23 year-old to Al Qaida. When did he become a saint to be turning in his own child to authorities? C’mon now?? A guy such as Mutallab who has risen to be the CEO of 3 major banks don’t reach such level without breaking some bones along the way. This lucky-easy-go-guy image that he is trying to portray because he reported his son to the U.S. Embassy is not adequate to answer questions relating to the value system that his son embraced. We are all Naijas and I can tell you that it is not in our nature, unless of course we are forced or we stand to benefit from such action one way or the other to turn our kids in to law enforcement for prosecution for serious crimes such as terrorism over drug trafficking etc.
Nigerians cannot deny the fact that there is a power vacuum right now and a serious power tussle, which in my humble opinion is really about who gets access and control over the 6th largest deposit of crude oil in the entire world. And I have not seen any proof yet that the bombing attempt is not related to that situation, as far any possible theories remotely or otherwised linked to motives of some of the contending parties.
I think if a thorough investigation that the U.S. and other Western Countries are capable of conducting is conducted they will certainly find a nexus in the root cause of the planned attack and the Nigerian Cabal’s current attempt to deny Jonathan Goodluck the Presidency that the Nigerian constitution will and/or has bestowed on him. Please mind you, this is not the first time that the Constitution has been set aside for the political expediency of the Nigerian Cabal.
Since the Nigerian Cabal has used up all the tricks in its arsenal, I am suggesting that what is left for them now in my humble opinion is to find a way to stall till 2011 when the Cabal will be using all their apparatuses and people like Dora Akunyili, Maurice Iwu, Ogbonna Onovo, and all the other hustlers who are ready tools of the Nigerian Cabal to force themselves on us again. In their warped minds, they have to finish their 8 year turn at raping our Commonwealth before picking another moron from the South to carry out their bidding.
Ladies and gentlemen, I submit to you that the answer to the question as to why “The Nigerian cabal” would send one of their own on such missions [Assuming Al Qaida is not responsible for the plot] is obvious to those of us who are discerning. It is not a secret anymore that a power vacuum exists presently in the Nigerian Government. The [soon to be former] President Umaru Musa Yar Adua has been incapacitated for over 35 days in a Saudi Hospital. No one has seen or heard from him. The Nigerian Constitution as flawed as it may be has a provision for succession and for all intents and purposes the relevant sections of the Constitution that would have sworn Jonathan Goodluck in as [at the very least] acting President have been set aside by guess who?
So it is not farfetched, but in fact easier for the Nigerian Cabal to convince the young Umar Farouk Mutallab to take “One” for the family than it is for Al Qaida [Assuming Al Qaida is not the one who done it] to disrespect their age long tradition that is probably enshrined in the Al Qaida Troubleshooting manual, of not disrespecting other religions.
The arbitrariness with which the cabal has acted in our recent history is documented by Nigerian historians. One of such acts was the annulment of the election that was adjudged and dubbed International Election Monitors as the fairest and freest election Nigeria ever had. This dastardly rape of democracy as you may now have guessed was carried by none other than the “Nigerian Cabal”
The main dynamic that has consistentently come to play in the recent history of politics in Nigeria, and now with this incident with the attempted suicide bombing, is the undisputed fact that a Nigerian Cabal does exist. This cabal was given birth to in my humble opinion in 1985 when General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida came to power. With the help of brilliant but conniving civilians (Some in Academia) was able to “doctor” or fraudulently change the cultural DNA of Nigerians.
This assault on our well tested; reward based on hard-work and; punishment for failure value system was in my opinion the turning point in the recent history of our country. This belief of mine stems from the fact that Nigerian leaders unlike their counterparts in other developing countries such as Ghana, Botswana etc. never get punished for bad behavior. I am particularly irritated by the manner in which Nigerians overseas who ought to know better by virtue of living and working in civilized societies, were quick to call Alhaji Umar Mutallab (Father of the accused bomber) a hero and singing praises of him.
Without the benefit of a full blown investigation, how could one be so naïve to suggest that it is in our culture for parents to turn their kids in to Law Enforcement Agencies for possible a investigation(s) of a crime? Leading this cheer is a well known Nigerian medical doctor who lives Ontario Canada. This Nigerian is well known Nigerian Medical doctor who by his antics in the Nigerian Diaspora cyberspace circles, can be seen by many who are not fooled by his antics as a “free” and a secret agent of the Nigerian Government in North America. His pronouncements sometimes would make you question if he himself doesn’t use the drugs he is supposed to be prescribing to his patients.
The Nigerian Cabal in my opinion came into prominence during the IBB years and have waxed strong since then recruiting new members while indoctrinating their off springs. Farouk Umar Mutallab by anyone’s imagination is not an average Nigerian kid, please let the truth be told.
I have said before that the same political play that made the cabal cancel the election of June 12 are still at play here. Has it crossed your mind that the cabal may have figured that the best option since we have all be resigned to the fact that hustlers like Speaker Bankole, David Mark and CJN Aaondoakaa have insisted that Yar Adua whom no one but his wife has seen for over 35 days can rule for as long as possible from his sick bed, including up till election time in 2011? I don’t think for a moment that it is a difficult thing based on the Boko Haram activities or Maitasine action for the Nigerian Cabal to use its influence to convince one of their own to take ‘One” for the team, in the spirit on “one for all, all for one”
Folks, please don’t limit yourselves to what that [not so] good doctor in Ontario, Canada is trying to feed us courtesy of Dora Akunyili. Their intention is to distract the media and send their critics on wild goose chase with all kinds of theories that has kept us from discussing the leadership vacuum.
I saw President Obama’s Press Conference a few minutes ago and he never for once uttered the word “Nigeria” That to me, that is a good sign and it shows that Obama is not looking to prolong this matter by drawing unnecessary attention to it. We as Nigerians can now go back and demand from our leaders that they do the right thing and follow the Constitution.
The permutations by the cabal that if they are able to run the clock out, perhaps another unqualified new member of the cabal in the person of the Bauchi State Governor can serve out the term of Umar Musa Yar Adua despite the letters of the Nigerian Constitution which is specific enough as to what should happen if the President were to become incapacitated. As we all saw once a group which included a few credible Nigerians [Supposedly G55 later became G53] raised their voices to demand that the constitution be followed in one form or the other. Things got worse and ridiculous as reports that have been substantiated suggest that right now in Nigeria there is a serious power tussle behind the scene. If there is anyone reading who believes it is not true that there is an ongoing power tussle, then by all means contact me on the side because I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell to you.
Our problems as you all have been made aware in this submission started when IBB came to power and in essence created the environment that started this monster called Nigerian Cabal. IBB even attempted to make Nigeria join Organization of Islamic States in spite of a majority of the Nigerian population being Christians.
In conclusion, the timing of this bomb plot gives the appearance to those who are discerning that this may just be another ploy by theNigerian Cabal, who in the past used home grown terrorism in form of Boko Haram and Maitasine to advance their agenda of self imposition and also to position itself in the general scheme of things concerning the leadership vacuum. To my knowledge [I stand corrected] it is only in extreme cases that Al Qaida would bomb a target on a holy day such as Christmas. If it were a Jewish Holy Day that this Mutallab kid acted in the manner he did, it would make more sense in terms of battle lines that Al Qaida had drawn or even if it was between different Muslim sects it too would make sense. For Umar Farouk Mutallab’s to volunteer to U.S. authorities a statement without any kind of pressure that he had Al Qaida links were even remotely true, Al Qaida could have saved money by actually putting him on a direct Delta flight with a box the size of a sewing machine on his lap sitting on any seat of his choice on the aircraft without any of our IBB doctored cultural DNA Airport employees at Murtala Muhammad Airport saying anything, with much ease and less risk. So to me it is looking more like an attempt by whoever brainwashed Umar Farouk Mutallab the privileged son of a possibly Nigerian Cabal member to cause a situation that may distract the International Community, News Outlets and mostly Nigerians [especially G53] who have attention span of a 3 year-old by giving them something to talk about for perhaps next 6 months as a stall tactic to run out the clock till 2011 when the next [S]election comes up.
It is not farfetched for the cabal to be thinking this far ahead. They have been shown to be successful by doing such things. Alhaji Umar Mutallab reports his son to the authorities in U.S. Embassy and a couple of months later on Christmas Day the boy strikes.
Why is it that we are not allowed as Nigerians to think that this is a case of the witch cried last night and the child died this morning?
And right now some folks in some quarters are hailing him as a hero. C’mon now??? Am I missing something? Was he not Umar Farouk’s father? What happened to the Nigerian proverb that says the fruit never falls far from the tree? Alhaji Umar Mutallab seems like an amiable person, so does Osama Bin Laden and IBB by the way to some folks. The last thing we ought to be doing right now is to not think clearly like the good doctor in Ontario, Canada appears to be doing.
By this attempted bombing incident, I think the power tussle has really gone into high gear. If somehow Jonathan Goodluck is denied the Presidency under any guise, it is expected that the Niger Delta Militants too will resume hostilities. In other for the cabal to appear that they have means to cause trouble in the same proportions as the possible hostilities in the Niger Delta would cause to International Commerce, sacrificing a brainwashed kid on Christmas Day while killing potentially over 300 people is not a proper way to endear people to a worthy cause. Such terrorist acts are intended to scare and intimidate people. For avoidance of any doubt, please let state here that citizens of the Niger Delta have a legitimate beef concerning the damage to their environment and the lack of comparable development for their God given resources. In that same token, Terrorism by any group, be it Niger Delta Militants or Islamic fanatics like Boko Haram is a crime and evil. I have seen firsthand the handiwork of the Nigerian Cabal and therefore have no hesitation to have my mind explore the possibility that this terrorist incident may actually be the handiwork of the Nigerian Cabal and not the handiwork of Al Qaida as stated by Umar Farouk Mutallab.
Folks, take a minute to ask yourselves why is that MKO Abiola was never the President for one day even though he won an election that was adjudged by International Election Observers as the freest and fairest in Nigeria? Or better still ask yourself why is it that in spite of the [Soon to be former] President Umaru Musa Yar Adua been incapacitated, Vice President Jonathan Goodluck has not been appointed the Acting President as stipulated by the Nigerian constitution? I know there are several people who are reading this submission right now who see things totally different from the way I do. This is quite okay with me considering that I have always cherished diversity of opinions and views. We must not always see things the same way. As a matter of fact, one of the problems that I see with Nigerian leaders is their almost ‘religious’ belief that in order to get things done, all concerned have to be in total agreement on almost all issues. Go to Tin Island port for example you will see the harmony with which bribes are shared across all ethnic groups and religious sects that make up Nigeria without any disagreements. It is those kinds of harmonious and agreeable environments that unfortuantely enthrone and keep the Nigerian Cabal alive and kicking.
This young Nigerian Muslim, who has had the benefit of listening to his father’s phone conversations over the years while in his formative years, is brainwashed and agrees to kill himself and other innocent passengers while on U.S. airplane and U.S. Airspace. And we are expected to blame A Qaida and everyone else but his dad whom we don’t know what his views are concerning the breach of the Nigerian constitution by the Nigerian cabal.
If Alhaji Mutallab wants to be believed that he didn’t have anything to do with his son’s suicide mission, we freedom loving Nigerians who want democracy enthroned in our polity have to at the very least demand his views concerning the current impasse.
He should be asked direct questions as to what his views are as to what should happen in this particular instance of a leadership vacuum while strapped to a lie detector machine.
I am sure the U.S. would be asking him what his political views are concerning assuming they don’t already know from intelligence sources.
If for instance Alhaji Mutallab feels for instance as do faceless Nigerian Cabal members that Jonathan Goodluck should not be President of Nigeria in spite of Yar Adua’s incapacitation the need to dig deeper arises to see if his soon Farouk was just trying to reward and make his dad happy for all those wonderful years of privilege. Please be mindful that this kid has observed his dad and listened to uncountable conversations older Mutallab may have had with say an IBB, Abacha or even his fellow Katsina State indigene President Yar Adua. Who knows what Umar Farouk is telling U.S. authorities before he is served his dinner in jail? If having listened to his father’s conversations on the phone and in person concerning his world view and possible succession intrigues in Nigeria politics, young Mutallab decides to take matters into his own hands to keep his fellow Kaduna state indigene still employed as President. Nobody knows for sure what this boy was thinking other than we now know he is not a saint.
And Nigerians are rushing to press not seeing the obvious ploy that may exist for us to be distracted from the current leadership impasse in Nigeria. This Umar Farouk Mutallab boy according to News Reports volunteered information to investigators that he had Al Qaida link. Very contrary to other situations whereby Al Qaida would put out Press Releases in the same manner that this Overseas based Nigerian Organizations has been putting out Press Releases. The folks who brainwashed this kid obviously must be rookies or they were anxious to commit atrocities. People don’t claim Al Qaida it is the reverse. Al Qaida claims its own on their web site and in so many ways. So young Mutallab you can save your sorry ass story for the jury in Detroit assuming you don’t get tried by a Military tribunal.
As I was about to end this submission, breaking News was flashed on CNN which stated that Al Qaida finally took responsibility for Umar Farouk Mutallab in the true spirit of ‘Cosa Nostra”
That action alone absolves the Nigerian Cabal from blame in the interim and sadly for them it puts more pressure on to relinquish power by adhering to the constitution. That Umar Farouk Mutallab is from Katisina state does not help matters at all. Nigerian folks who are of average means ought expect a harder time obtaining Western visas and the scrutiny of obtaining education of overseas for the kids of Muslim elites will also be curtailed. There is no way you slice or dice it, we all suffer when people act stupid. Now that Al Qaida has taken responsibility the question needs to be asked as to how many of our Muslims brothers the parents have to now report to U.S. Embassy in Abuja. They need to do this quickly before swearing in Jonathan Goodluck so that we may finally have a Government that is responsive. I expect America to now encourage more equity in the balance of power in Nigeria which is presently tilted in favor of one ethnic group over the others by the assistance of a powerful cabal.
Now that Al Qaida has claimed responsibility, I am no longer interested in knowing Who done it? And I don’t buy it. The news anchor rightfully questions the legitimacy of such claim by Al Qaida for the simple fact that in their statement they claimed that they sent Umar Farouk on that mission because of the U.S. bombing in Afghanistan last week. The U.S. anchor rightfully questions the rapidity and efficiency of such response by Al Qaida to U.S.’s bombing in Afghanistan last week. Don’t know for sure when the kid purchased his flight ticket but it is possible it was purchased before the alleged U.S. bombing in Afghanistan.
By the way, when are they going to swear Jonathan Gooodluck in as President?
What is Alhaji Mutallab’s view concerning the current impasse and leadership vacuum in Nigeria?
More questions than answers it appears. I expect the Nigerian Cabal to get their act together now for all of our sake by swearing Jonathan Goodluck in as Nigeria’s next President and save us the embarrassment of the U.S. setting up a military base at Lekki near the proposed Eko Atlantic City.
Let’s get serious for once and do the right thing. The whole world is watching.
That to me is what we ought to be talking about instead of falling for this gimmick by Al Qaida and its affiliates to distract us by making us to blame the U.S.
Prince Emmanuel Ohai is an Atlanta, Georgia based IT Consultant.