Friday, October 15, 2010

Why would Charles Brumskine think he should not be brought to justice?

George Weah left, Charles Brumskine right
Charles Brumskine served as a leader in the Liberian Senate during former rebel leader Charles Taylor regime.

While serving as Senate leader, Brumskine argued that President Charles Taylor government had respect for human rights. Brumskine demanded that a “Status of Forces Agreement” be signed between Charles Taylor government and the West African peace Keepers.

Dead bodies were alleged to be found constantly in parts of the country under President Charles Taylor. Brumskine believed that other option the Peace Keepers may consider was leaving Liberia if they refuse to sign such agreement. Charles Taylor NPFL Rebels were enlisted in both the military and paramilitary without been demobilized and de-traumatized.

While serving as Senate leader under President Charles Taylor, Brumskine believed the security of Liberia should be in the hands of the Charles Taylor led government.


Read below:Source: Charles Taylortrial.org
On June 5, 2007 at 1:11 pm, Nii Darku said:

Liberia’s current woes began when the Association for Constitutional Democracy in Liberia (ACDL), then a Washington, DC-based pressure movement, was used as a launching pad to oust President Samuel Doe from power.

The war was said to have been planned, executed, supported and defended by Amos Sawyer, Ellen Sirleaf, Tom Woewiyu, Cyril Allen, Charles Brumskine, Romeo Horton, Chu Chu Horton, Taylor E. Major and their flunkeys. On December 24, 1989, the rebel National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) entered Liberia through Butuo, Nimba County. Peace has since continued to elude Liberia.

Am a Ghanaian but I have been following the every event as it happened in Liberia. Charles Taylor deciding to leave government willingly as an elected President of LIBERIA to Nigeria and his arrest just minutes at the border to Cameroon when Obasnajo was about to meet that George W. BUSH man of the united States of America, I say so because he could have decided to have fought the LAUD REBELS founded and supported by the United States Government. While I do not support the crimes done by Charles Taylor its my opinion that every single person who was involved in the WAR in Liberia like current president of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Amos Sawyer, Tom Woewiyu, Cyril Allen, Charles Brumskine, Romeo Horton, Chu Horton, Taylor E. Major and many more should not be left out of this Trial.

Let me ask a few question here who gave out the first trench of money to found the war? Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. How much time has Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf tried to overthrow the government of President Samuel Doe? Twice and Charles Taylor succeeded the third time. What happened when Charles Taylor was about to enter Monrovia? She wanted to lead the Rebels into Monrovia. How did two commanders of Charles Taylor form their rebel group? Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf did to defeat Charles Taylor. Its a shame! What did Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf say on BBC Focus on Africa? “Level Monrovia and we will rebuild it”

And this is to all those who claim to be human rights activist, there will be NO JUSTICE UNTIL ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE WAR ARE BROUGHT TO BOOK AND NOT ONLY Charles Taylor

Nii Darku

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Drawing the line in Liberia

Crimes sponsored, committed, or masterminded by handful of individuals cannot be blamed upon an entire nationality. In this case, Liberians! The need for post-war justice is a step toward lasting peace, stability and prosperity for Liberia. Liberia needs a war crimes tribunal or some credible legal forum that is capable of dealing with atrocities perpetrated against defenseless men, women and children during the country's brutal war. Without justice, peace shall remain elusive and investment in Liberia will not produce the intended results. - Bernard Gbayee Goah



Men with unhealthy characters should not champion any noble cause

They pretend to advocate the cause of the people when their deeds in the dark mirror nothing else but EVIL!!
When evil and corrupt men try to champion a cause that is so noble … such cause, how noble it may be, becomes meaningless in the eyes of the people - Bernard Gbayee Goah.

If Liberia must move forward ...

If Liberia must move forward in order to claim its place as a civilized nation amongst world community of nations, come 2017 elections, Liberians must critically review the events of the past with honesty and objectivity. They must make a new commitment to seek lasting solutions. The track records of those who are presenting themselves as candidates for the position of "President of the Republic of Liberia" must be well examined. Liberians must be fair to themselves because results from the 2011 elections will determine the future of Liberia’s unborn generations to come - Bernard Gbayee Goah

Liberia's greatest problem!

While it is true that an individual may be held responsible for corruption and mismanagement of funds in government, the lack of proper system to work with may as well impede the process of ethical, managerial, and financial accountability - Bernard Gbayee Goah

What do I think should be done?

The situation in Liberia is Compound Complex and cannot be fixed unless the entire system of government is reinvented.
Liberia needs a workable but uncompromising system that will make the country an asylum free from abuse, and other forms of corruption.
Any attempt to institute the system mentioned above in the absence of rule of law is meaningless, and more detrimental to Liberia as a whole - Bernard Gbayee Goah

Liberia's Natural Resources
Besides land water and few other resources, most of Liberia’s dependable natural resources are not infinite, they are finite and therefore can be depleted.
Liberia’s gold, diamond, and other natural resources will not always be an available source of revenue generation for its people and its government. The need to invent a system in government that focuses on an alternative income generation method cannot be over emphasized at this point - Bernard Gbayee Goah

Liberia needs a proper system
If Liberians refuse to erect a proper system in place that promotes the minimization of corruption and mismanagement of public funds by government institutions, and individuals, there will come a time when the value of the entire country will be seen as a large valueless land suited on the west coast of Africa with some polluted bodies of waters and nothing else. To have no system in place in any country is to have no respect for rule of law. To have no respect for rule of law is to believe in lawlessness. And where there is lawlessness, there is always corruption - Bernard Gbayee Goah

Solving problems in the absence of war talks

As political instability continues to increase in Africa, it has become abundantly clear that military intervention as a primary remedy to peace is not a durable solution. Such intervention only increases insecurity and massive economic hardship. An existing example which could be a valuable lesson for Liberia is Great Britain, and the US war on terror for the purpose of global security. The use of arms whether in peace keeping, occupation, or invasion as a primary means of solving problem has yield only little results. Military intervention by any country as the only solution to problem solving will result into massive military spending, economic hardship, more fear, and animosity as well as increase insecurity. The alternative is learning how to solve problems in the absence of war talks. The objective of such alternative must be to provide real sustainable human security which cannot be achieved through military arm intervention, or aggression. In order to achieve results that will make the peaceful coexistence of all mankind possible, there must be a common ground for the stories of all sides to be heard. I believe there are always three sides to every story: Their side of the story, Our side of the story, and The truthBernard Gbayee Goah

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