Sunday, February 14, 2016

On this Valentines Day I give my heart to Biafra

Biafra Flag
It happened out of the blue. My heart fell in love with the people of Biafra. I’d started to see new images of mass slaughter and reports of starving children. Not Syria this time, but in Nigeria. I didn't know Biafrans are Christian. Quickly getting up to speed in the middle of the night, I realized that this was the same Biafra that I remembered from the 1960's through 1970 when 3.5 million Biafran innocents were massacred through starvation and butchery. 

After 1970, the Igbo of Biafra, who consider themselves a nation, were unsuccessful in their bid for freedom against a superior Nigerian army, and forced to surrender to Nigeria. Over two million children starved to death. Photos of the children's bloated stomachs and the horrific genocide were reminiscent of the Holocaust of World War II. And now we are inured to these graphics. They don't affect us anymore. 
Biafra 1967

Here we are in 2016. Add in Boko Haram, the Islamist barbarians and shockingly an Islamist President brought to power by David Axelrod, United States President Barack H. Obama's consultant. Yes, Axelrod has a consultant company which allowed a comeback for Islamist Muhammadu Buhari from obscurity. And Obama has embraced Buhari the Islamist, and invited him to Washington.


“In the absence of international support or remedy, Biafran patriots have no choice but to mobilize for self-defense or face extermination. The Nigerian government has transferred battled hardened Muslim troops from the Boko Haram front to Biafra with shoot to kill orders. There has also been increased activity by the Nigerian Department of State Security,” OEAS said.

The owner of BiafraRadio Station is Nnamdi Kanu. He is the leader of the movement for the secession of Biafra from Nigeria.  Kanu is also the director of London-based Radio Biafra, which he founded in 2009 with the help of members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (Massob). Kanu says the station, which the Nigerian government deemed illegal, aims to "bring hope, enlightenment and knowledge to our people." Kanu is being held in Nigerian prison for treason.It seems that the Biafrans want their freedom and have gone as far as telling Nigeria that they can have their oil in exchange for their freedom.


Meanwhile the world is silent. The collective narcissism of the world's powers ignore this genocide. People are dying, beingslaughtered. And the beat goes on. 
Does anyone have a heart?