Through the false predictions and the egregious act of taking the predictions public, America has shown that it is not deserving of the friendship of the people and government of Nigeria! First because the prediction is false and second, even if the predictions were somehow true, what benefit of America or Nigeria is it, to make the predictions public?
Clearly, this is an attempt to undermine the government and people of Nigeria, it is an attempt to shake the foundation of our current stability, as instability benefit some American individuals and their corporate interest, which means, if democracy and openness succeeds in Nigeria, it will be tough-going for those who prefer Enron and Halliburton under-the-table types of business transactions. Remember that the current American government has been described by former US vice president Al Gore, as the Halliburton administration, because of the corruption and no-bid contracts Halliburton have enjoyed in the President Bush occupied Iraq, remember also that Halliburton has had unfettered access to the American seat of government, the White House and all, remember also, that Halliburton has gotten into some hot-waters in Nigeria, for bribing, for tax evasion and general bad business practices, so, suddenly, a democratic Nigeria has become a hostile environment for Halliburton/White House business interests?
Hence they would want to undermine Nigeria, undermine stability and democracy, and undermine the current government, the only stable polity that Nigeria has had in decades.
This American predictions must be seen as foreign aggression and as an unfriendly hostile act, if it were not, America could have through government to government channels, or some diplomatic channels or intelligence to intelligence communicated whatever the value of their forecast, but they preferred ostentatious and loud public announcements or prounouncements, so that Nigeria’s enemies within and outside of Nigeria could cash-in! And some are already dancing in the street as they suggest disintegration in less than the time-period predicted by the Americans. America wants to undermine Nigeria, America want to shake Nigeria’s confidence and this is an egregiously hostile act, period!
Only gullible Nigerians with preconceived doomsday agenda for the disintegration of Nigeria into anarchy, only those who believe that their will be better if Nigeria implodes, only such Nigerians would be spellbound by the atrocious and imbecile prediction by America and as a matter of fact, there are already some such Nigerian persons upping the ante with the Americans by suggesting that Nigeria will disintegrate in less than 15 years, see **http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IgboOrgNYForum/**
Nigerians should ask American Intelligence community where the heck Osama bn Ladin is? American Intelligence should remove the log in their own eyes before worrying about the speck in Nigeria’s! What sorts of friend is the current American government to the people and government of Nigeria, if it would openly undermine the corporate existence of Nigeria by publicly advocating a complete loss of confidence in Nigeria?
What the Americans have done, could scare investors from Nigeria, with the idiocy of the America Intelligence disintegration predictions.
Massive Intelligence Failures is how American government, the American Congress and the average American citizen, including the press and public, all have come to describe the bungling and woeful failures of the intelligence services in America, this arose from American Intelligence inability, ineptitudes and gross incompetence in their handling of many recent important cases, so that most Americans have lost confidence in the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the NSA, the Military Intelligence consortium in America’s military industrial complex; None of them could foretell Saddam incursion into Kuwait, the Soviet Union implosion or the numerous terrorists attacks on America and American interests both at home and abroad. They are unable to capture Osama even after all these years!
This same bungling American Intelligence is causing some nitwit Nigerians to poop in their underwear, because these Americans glibly and idly predicted Nigeria’s disintegration in fifteen years or in two days? Some have taken us this way before! They told us that Nigeria will expire under Abacha in 1996, but Nigeria is still standing!
How is it, that the American Intelligence Community who preside over massive intelligent failures are the same ones now touting their expertise in intelligence gatherings and they manage to inspire the trust and belief in themselves, by some silly gullible Nigerians, who have now grafted onto these predictions, any doomsday scenario for Nigeria seem to please some? Why would anyone think that these American Intelligence predictions are Gospel truths?
Nigeria has forever been friendly as any nation outside of Britain and Israel can be to America, friendly to America, even to Nigeria’s detriment or self-interests! Nigeria is as friendly a nation with the people and government of America, Nigeria unlike Israel has never spied or caught spying on America or American interests worldwide!
Nigeria has economic, political and diplomatic ties with America, most of it, again, at Nigeria’s expense, but in the favor of America, and yet, this current American government could come out with these grossly irresponsible predictions, with its attendant implications, gratuitious insults and all, to our people and government of Nigeria and Nigeria is supposed to accept this in good faith or as a friendly act?
What would an unfriendly or enemy nation with Nigeria have done differently? What could have possibly been worse, that the current American government could have done to Nigeria? America has ostentatiously released information to damper the enthusiasm and exuberance of Nigerians and foreigners in matters Nigeria, America has in short, cast a huge pall of cloud and doubt on Nigeria’s continued existence, and what would an investor think of that?
Is this the way the current American government demonstrate friendship to President Obasanjo, who frequently visits President Bush as if they were friends? How could the current American government enhance confidence in Nigeria and anything Nigerian, with this disintegration nonsense of a prediction?
There are certainly Americans who are afraid and worried about the direction to which President Bush is taking this beloved country; these Americans are worried about the collapse and the end of the American empire and American century, particularly because of President Bush’s wrong-headed policies, especially the needless wars that have consumed many lives and unquantifiable resources.
Americans are concerned with spiraling deficits that are now in the trillions and continuing to mount, even as the current American government has accumulated more than $300billion dollars in war expenditures and still counting, needless wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq, more moneys are still being demanded by the current government for its needless wars!
Some Americans have fled America to Canada and elsewhere for fear of being drafted into the military and fear of being sent to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq or other wars that Bush might still create, many Americans are generally resentful of President Bush domestic as well as his foreign policies, and his re-election confounded everyone; President Bush economic, social, political, diplomatic and even judicial policies have had many Americans, and people elsewhere in the world wondering how he managed to get re-elected! His re-election is clearly inconsistent with his dismal performance or lack of performance in the course of the past four years!
Many in America and worldwide, are still completely aghast, as Mr. Bush’
s reelection was clearly against the hard evidence on the ground, of his lack luster first four years! His re-election is inconsistent with the present high rate of unemployment, fear of inflation that is growing, and his arrogant policy records on all fronts.
There are two wars in which many American military personnel have been killed, along with innocent persons minding their business in their own countries of Afghanistan and Iraq, all just for Mr. Bush’s re-election and political career?
It is amazing to find that the sort of government headed by President Bush is thumbing its nose at the people and government of Nigeria, with this latest insults of predicting doomsday, which is a shift from America’s garrulous travel advisories on Nigeria, now, it is apocalypse and cataclysm in just a matter of a decade? Hogwash!
Why would any intelligent Nigerian rely on American Intelligence for Nigeria health, wealth and happiness? American Intelligence community did not foresee or predict nor forecast the attack on USS Cole, or the attack on US Marines that killed almost 300 Marines, American Intelligence have not found Osama bin Ladin or Al Zahiri, American Intelligence could not find Saddam for a long while, until he was sold or betrayed by his own people, American Intelligence could not foretell or prevent the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 in which so many innocent American lives were taken, including that of some Nigerians at the World Trade Center and elsewhere, American Intelligence did not foresee, or foretell nor forecast the collapse of the Soviet Union or the collapse of Apartheid South Africa or Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait, etc, So what do the American Intelligence community know and what is it worth? Why should they be taking seriously on their glib-talk predictions? We shall ask Osama when the CIA, the US Marines, the Green Berets and Special Forces find him!
Nigeria will not disintegrate! Nigeria only has the challenges that any multicultural plural society contends with, Nigeria in this sense is a society with the multiple variables of multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-lingual and multi-regional dimensions etc.
Nigeria has and has had small family squabbles and family disagreements, which sometimes occurs in human interactions or human intercourse of national affairs, even elsewhere outside Nigeria, Americans ought to know this, because they too are a multicultural plural society comprising of African-Americans, who have perennially suffered immeasurable injustices and indignities in the hands other Americans, then you have German American, Irish Americans, Spanish and Jewish Americans, American Indians or Native Americans and plethora of Immigrants with the consequent potpourri of schisms, inequalities and the struggles for equal rights, civil rights and respect for all, yet, America has survived these! It fought a civil war as Nigeria did, to preserve the nations.
Nigeria will equally transcend these small family squabbles which are garden variety occurrences in multicultural societies; Nigeria will transcend these challenges and or differences among the various component parts that make the wondrous diversities of Nigeria. Nigeria will remain Nigeria forever, for a thousand years and a day and for another million years and a day after forever!
Nigeria will not disintegrate today, tomorrow or in fifteen year or EVER!