President Barak H. Obama,
President of the United States of America
The White House
Excellence Mr. President,
This is a message directly addressed to you…Please, take time to read it carefully, Sir, and find yourself if you are still a humble human being who is to ignore the facts stated on when it comes to your foreign policies in the Congo…
President Barak H.Obama:
African blood that ignores
AN OBLIGATION TO INFORM, THE FREEDOM TO WRITE.
Salomon Valaka - December 6, 2011
Being the first black in history to becomes the president of the richest, the most powerful and the most influential country on the face of the earth who suddenly won Nobel Peace Prize just when he started to understand world affairs is a gage of honor. It is also an historic event in itself that seems to back up yet the accomplishment of another black’s dream, the late Nobel Peace Prize winner, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther king, Jr.
As you know, he was the leader of the Civil rights movement in the USA in the 60’, who, in its famous and unforgotten speech, I have dream, said that « I have dream that my little children will be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content
of their character…»
I will never forget the tears of joy that unconsciously profuse from this other civil rights movement leader of our modern time, the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
The man was witnessing and listening to Obama delivering his winning speech that night of November 2nd 2008, proving to the entire world the reality that seemed, just moments before, an impossible task for Blacks in general to accomplish. Thus, the new elected president, Barak Obama, came to accomplish, that night, a milestone in Dr. Martin Luther King and others civil
rights movement leaders' dreams they fought for.
But the election of Barak H. Obama, the American president whose African blood run profusely in its veins and a son whose the father is 100% black, seems to be, even more as a gage of hope for all Africans in general and those of Sub Saharan in particular who see him as symbol of vindication of black people wherever they are; a symbol of bridge that has to be built, from now on, on mutual respect and social justice that was to end intolerance that,
Black people of Africa cannot help themselves but become disenchanted, thinking that hope and dreams that showed on the horizon with the coronation of the person, considered until then, and rightly as the first African son with African blood in its veins to occupy the White House are simply way too far to materialize.
Today, it is not uncommon to state that a lot of Africans are deeply deceived with Barak Obama. More to that, deception has given way to despair and surprise considering the fact that this so called
until then, persisted between rich countries that kept pushing imperialist doctrines on one side and the people of Africa on the other side, relegated constantly through the state of martyrdom.
After three years in power, the unfortunate events that took or are taking place in Africa and of which the USA are either deeply involved or showing their indifference or hypocrisy,
African “child” is conducting US foreign policy in such way as the man is not aware of Africans plights. Telling Africans to handle their own destiny as he stated during his speech in Ghana is one thing, but to act in such a way to work against these same principles by discouraging people not to handle their own destiny is another. And people with ties and those who sympathize with African are only asking question. They wants to know why is Barak Obama who was supposed to sympathize with the continent of his Fathers is indeed the one showing as much hate and as much intolerance as his predecessor and even in most case, being worse than some of them?
This is the question Louis Farrakhan, the spiritual leader of the Nation of Islam is asking himself and asking African-Americans.
This is the question Ivory Coast citizens whose country presidential election outcome was decided not by the Ivory Coast people but the West with French and US governments in up front.
This is also the question most Libyans are asking now considering the fact that even though Khadafy remained 40 years in power, he has build an economic power for its people by African standard, only to be dislodged and die like a rat with President Barak Obama blessings and leadership.
This actually the question Congolese in the Republic Democratic of the Congo and those aboard are asking, considering the pending outcome of the recent presidential elections held on November 28, 2011.
that «the Congo is way to huge in itself to remain a one and whole country». The world in general and Congolese in particular know the outcome and the consequences of Bill Clinton and his administration statement and evil thinking: The country was attacked by Rwanda, a country 140 times smaller than the Congo, killing in the process more than 6 millions Congolese, sustaining a campaign of massive rape of Congolese women, infrastructure destruction and systematically pillaging the natural resources of this huge country. All this was happening with the blessing of the West, the USA in front; countries that have becomes so heavily blinded that any moral concern that may left has flitted through the window of conscience.
Today, in spite of what is going on in the Congo, considering the outcome of the presidential elections being stolen by the actual regime with the support of the West and the specter of civil war looming in the horizons, President Barak Obama, his administration and its allied are remaining mum, keeping a concerted silence that say it all while they have been being deeply engaged in others countries such as Ivory Coast, Libya, Tunisia, Iraq, Iran…
In all those countries, president Obama, of course, privileged American interests, neglecting or simply ignoring what is in store in terms of his African brothers and sisters’ future. In the case of the Congo, while the true of outcome of the elections has clearly demonstrated who, if any, the Congolese has chosen to be their next president (clearly Etienne Thisekedi in this case), President Barak Obama, his administration, its allied
It is no secret. One's has to read simply into the chart above to conclude that results have shown for President Joseph Kabila to loose and the people candidate, Etienne Tshisekedi to be declared the winner. Nevertheless, for well known reasons, the outcome is seemingly being challenged, robed, changed and decided by Belgium, France, England, with the USA in leading seat so that these countries keep their hold on the Congolese natural resources, relegating in the process, the mass to their plight and holding them in perpetual poverty.
The situation also calls to the confusion and the dilemma that is nagging most Congolese-Americans bound by historical ties to their African-Americans counterpart and to the Democratic Party. As most African-Americans, they have massively voted for Barak Obama in 2008, but now are clearly reconsidering for being torn between the plight of their loved ones in the Congo and the support they are supposed to give to a president and a political party that are determined to keep their native country in bondage and a new form of slavery.
The true of the matter is that all Congolese wherever they are well aware of the devastating US foreign policy advocated and sustained by President Bill Clinton through its lieutenants, the Secretary of State, Madeline Albright and his UN Ambassador Bill Richardson. The world will always remember that it was President Bill Clinton who made that devastating and clearly divisive statement that is leading actually the country toward its balkanization, implying
and economics gurus and the army of lobbyists who so badly need the Colton and all others Congolese mineral wealth are inclined to close eyes, to remain blinds, if you will, voluntarily, now and more years to come in spite of the suffering of Congolese people who are asking no less if not to take care of their own destiny. What is wrong with that knowing that all what people want and is seeking is freedom and sovereignty?
To all Africans in general and Congolese in particular who are deeply deceived with President Barak Obama’s disastrous foreign policy toward Africa, I invite them to understand West political maneuvers in order to educate their own people back home. They will then understand that those who saw Barak Obama under Africa skin in the first place must come to the sad evidence that Barak Obama is and foremost an American Citizen chosen to become an American President. His lone and solemn pledge toward his country is to protect and to defend American Interest in US soil and aboard. Nothing is wrong with that. What is deeply wrong and unfair is to oppose or to refuse this same pledge to others, Africans in general and Congolese in particular by imposing them leaders they clearly doesn't want or refusing them the right to control and to manage their own natural commonwealths.
In spite of what is taking place in the Congo, I am here to state and to confirm that none is dupe. Congolese on both sides of the spectrum, those on Kabila side as well as those supporting the opposition led by Etienne Tshisekedi knows what is taking
place in Congo in terms of the outcome of these elections. President Obama as well as his allies knows the outcome of these elections and they aware whom they wants their mailman or delivery man to be. They are putting pressure very hard on Pastor Daniel Ngoy Mulunda to officially say it yet they are acting funny and keeping quiet as Congolese are strangled and reduced to a state of the 21st slavery that is keeping the future of their country away from their hands. Sadly, the Congolese may not reach their goals, simply because the forces of the darkness are stronger than the will and strength of the people.
Having said that, we must come to understand that it is difficult if not utopia to believe that the liberation of the Congo in particular will be possible by believing those who seems to deliver good freedom speeches as Obama has demonstrated once toward Africans people. Freedom in all its facets is a fight that must be won against the forces of the darkness directed by the imperialist governments whose primary goal is to impose lame leaders to people who, otherwise, has chosen not to do so. Therefore, if freedom is the Congolese people goal, they must go fishing in the same waters where Congo independence fathers went on January 4, 1959 when, to the surprise of the Belgians slave's master, demanded forcefully and without apology the political independence of Congo. After some arguing, Belgians finally had no choice but to bow down. In the same token, economic freedom will never happen in the Congo as long as foreign imperialists are to decide for others.
So, unless a Congolese swift strategy is put in place, economic independence even though is at close range, will paradoxically remain out of reach even if the actual present world leader’s name is Barak Hussein Obama whose authentic African blood truly circulates through its veins.
In the end, this is what I believe to be my personal consideration about President Obama. Most, if not all American presidents take time, at the end of their terms, to travel and see the world, just to say good bye or to be thanked of what they may have accomplished in term of their foreign policy. I am truly wandering if not curious to see what kind of African country will welcome President Obama at the end of his term. Which country where he truly will feel at home upon leaving the US presidency, he, ironically, the African son with a political Party branding the most disastrous and controversial foreign policy toward Africa.
It is true that both parties (Democrat and Republican) have first and utmost the country interest in mind when defining US foreign policy. But it is also true that the leverage of commitment depends on the heart and personal feelings of the person who occupies the White House.
Comparing President George W. Bush to President Clinton, for instance, I am not afraid or ashamed to state that while the first one was timid in engaging Africa, the second was the devil made human, literally and figuratively. Where Clinton, through his lieutenants, US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and US Ambassador at the Unites Nations Bill Richardson tore
Congo apart, President George W. Bush through his Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice brought the end to Congo war through the conference of Nairobi.
This is what I am saying to Congolese-American countrymen and countrywomen: the US presidential elections are in our door feet. Usually, when it comes to choose who to vote for, all considerations are put on the table. Natives Americans considers many factors in choosing the new President. Among their criteria, Congolese must considers also Obama's foreign policy in the Congo. For, yes! We love America. This is the country Almighty God bestowed upon us. Most of us live in decent houses or apartments. We drive nice cars and our children are graduating or attending the best universities in the world.
But we have also families and a country we left behind. America can still do well if a truly freed Congolese son or daughter is running that country without international pressure or outside interference. This is what we should be asking to the West and to our President, Mr. Obama in particular. The plight of the Congolese left behind and the freedom of our people must come into mind when choosing our American leader the next time around.
As for me, Mr. President, I am sorry to tell you today, clearly and with all my thoughts, that when it comes to 2012 elections, you have just lost my vote.
December 6, 2011
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