CDC Bringing Charles Taylor Regime Back To Power?

 

By: Jerry Wehtee Wion
Contributor



The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia
January 30, 2017

                  



 
 
 
 
Charles Taylor, Jewel Taylor and George Waeah

John T. Richardson, Cyril Allen and Jewel Taylor: What do they have in Common? Richardson was National Security Advisor to Charles Taylor; Cyril Allen was Secretary General of the National Patriotic Party, and Jewel Taylor is the loyal wife of the mercurial rebel dictator turned President of Liberia.

As he boarded his plane for exile to Nigeria in 2003--thanks to US President George Bush---a disjointed Charles Taylor warned, "God's willing I will be back." Charles Taylor has some score settling to do against those he felt that sold him out to the West. And whether confined to a British jail for life, he has the long reach to exact revenge on his sellouts, backstabbers and political enemies, and the financial resources to follow through.

Therefore when the man who prosecuted him, Alan White warned last month on VOA that presidential frontrunner George Weah was in contact with the jailed former dictator to have his wife Jewel be his Vice Presidential running mate abd would flush him with enough money to run his campaign, the Weah disciples shouted and called White a sinner, a liar.

Then a month later, John Richardson retorted this about Weah and his followers while calling Alan White "racist": "Oh no, they are denying it? How stupid can they be? What is wrong with talking to Charles Taylor? You will be a fool to think you could President of this country if you don't ask Charles Taylor how he did it. And people are sitting around talking about they are shame (to admit it.)," said Richardson.

"And now here coming out of the woodworks is the blunt talking NPP former Secretary General to affirm part of the Taylor prophecy about promised return of Taylor the Messiah. Cyril Allen says this about the George Weah-Jewel Taylor combo: "Well, they should bring the Taylor regime back; it's nothing wrong with it. It is part of the political process and the (ugly) political history of Liberia. I don't see nothing (anything) wrong with that. The NPP is a political party united under a coalition (and) if there is a victory, don’t you think the NPP should be part of the governing process of Liberia?," Allen asked.

It is suffice to suggest therefore that this nee political marriage between Weah and Jewel Taylor is all part of the Grand Master Plan of Taylor's promised return. And should Weah win, the question becomes will the PLAN include him to its full execution, or is he simply a tool toward the Taylor objective?

Mr. George Weah is slowly swallowing a political poison that he may not be able survive. Charles Taylor's henchmen are capable of neutralizing Weah, based on their record in both the NPFL/NPP, to have Jewel move up the ranks and bring another loyalist to the number two slot. Did Weah carefully calculate the risks of his holy alliance with Jewel and the NPP? Never trust anything or anyone associated with Charles Taylor.

But this alliance should also mean sleepless nights for The Sirleaf Clan. There is a bitter family feud between the Sirleaf and the Taylor Dynasties. Taylor stabbed Ellen in the back when he refused to adhere to the original Plan after target Samuel Doe was eliminated. Taylor got greedy and ran away with the gravy train. But in the end, the Iron Lady pulled out one of her last cards that made Taylor to pay the ultimate sacrifice of life behind bars while the Sirleafs reap the rewards of Taylor's sweat and blood.

But Taylor, the Master Tactician may be down but don't count him out, at least not yet. For where there is life, there is hope. And Taylor is saying his prayers from jail. God hears even the cry of the Devil. Good luck to the George Weah-Jewel Taylor tag team, and I am sure Charles Taylor will be monitoring this crucial presidential election in Liberia from jail. Let the campaigning fireworks begin!


About the Author: Jerry Wehtee Wion, Journalist and Political Commentator, Washington, DC, USA


Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah
Lets get something clear here. Unlike Ellen Johnson Sirleaf whose going to jail or facing justice for her war crimes is realisticly left to the decision of her successor, Charles Taylor spending the rest of his life in jail or been set free is something completely and utterly BEYOND the influence, or sovreign power, rights, decision, or jurisdiction, of ANY president or judiciary of Liberia!

Secondly, elections are for winning! Only a dull political leader would not choose that running mate whom he or she has the ability to produce the required votes to win! Hence, if Senator Weah is convinced Jewel Howard Taylor can be an asset to the CDC winning the election, he should not give a damn for the noise in the market! For after all it is the will of the majority thst matters and not the fears or prejudice of the minority or of any intelligentsia!

Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah at 01:10PM, 2017/01/30.
Kpan Kpan Molly
And that is it! CDC would certainly be playing the fool or simply displaying political stupidity if not calculative insanity by not embracing a camp (the Taylor camp) which won with 75% of the electorate! More so that the majority of that 75% are the same background of grass roots voters who are backing Senator Weah.
Kpan Kpan Molly at 01:58AM, 2017/01/31.
sylvester moses

A rationalist response may view the Weah - Jewel ticket as a deafening salvo for national reconciliation rather than some political ingenuity displayed in associating with a particular camp, no matter the percentage of votes the former president received in 1997. After all, some of the same folks who served Tolbert worked for Doe, Taylor, and EJS. So it is one country, one people, and one destiny no matter what.

Furthermore, notwithstanding the education - oriented individualism, or hotchpotch of class categorizations, our necessity - laden density in a Monrovia of about 10 miles circumference on top of multifaceted ties via marriages and off - springs make us tribal, whether we believe it or not. Ironically, the very interconnectedness drives our undoing as a functional nation: nepotism and corruption. A la be thy brother's keeper, and an unwillingness to hold wrongdoers accountable.

To end, thank you for a well – written and insightful take, Jerry Wettie Wion (JWW). But regardless of whosoever wins in October, Liberians with every political stripe will serve their state. All one can honestly hope for are free fair ethical elections, and a winning coalition which understand that nothing short of an effective, ethical, and accountable government of national unity, with implementable plans to rebuild the country for all, would do.

sylvester moses at 09:50PM, 2017/01/31.
Jerry Wehtee Wion
Wow! Isn't it interesting and very coincidental that I wrote the above essay a few days before this latest story and the accompanying audio from Charles Taylor to his "NPFL-NPP Base" rallying his supporters to vote for the CDC-NPP ticket? The audio is now everywhere on the Internet, YouTube and it was to mark his 69th birthday on Saturday.

Taylor warned of "consequences" for those he said betrayed him and that while his physical being/body is in jail, his mind/spirit is not in jail, and he promised to exact revenge on his enemies while forgiving others.

Will Taylor's battle cry to his "base/supporters" help propel the CDC-NPP to victory? This is not 1997 and I doubt Taylor will have any serious impact on the elections outcome. But, we may never know until the votes are counted. But his warning should not be taken lightly by those who "sold him out" according to him.

Jerry Wehtee Wion, Journalist and Political Commentator, Washington, DC, USA
Jerry Wehtee Wion at 10:21AM, 2017/02/01.
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah
If a wounded lion unable to move cannot "do a damn thing", what about a caged for life monkey - Charles Taylor? He even makes fun of himself saying he "has forgiven his erstwhile ally Ellen"! For he been doomed to life imprisonment renders his so called forgivenes usrless.
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah at 03:06PM, 2017/02/01.
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah
No Mr. Moses, ANY view that "the Weah - Jewel ticket(in the 2017 presidential electoral power struggle) is intended for "national reconciliation" is simply expressing an emotionalist view (subjective and wishful thinking) AND NOT a rationalist one - thoughts, decisions, or actions, based on REASON.

Our view ( of a scientific nature) on the subject matter supra is indeed a rationalist one based on empirical data since the dawn of time vis a vis the struggle for power!

Accordingly, our perspective vis a vis the subject matter is both that of an empiricist and a rationalist!Remember, mostscientists ar empiricists by nature!
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah at 04:00AM, 2017/02/02.
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah
And if we may further add, the actual reconciliation our national polity needs is JUSTICE! And besides, any politician promising reconciliation is simply behaving as his fellow politicians who are known to be hypocrites, schemers, and liars, who believe that as vaseline is to sex, so is deception to politics. They will go out of their way to promise to build bridges where there are no rivers!

The Weaheights and the Taylorites are natural allies! Have we so quickl forgotten "he kill my ma he kill my pa I will vote for him" or he know book he na no book I will vote for him"!? No other followings enjoy SUCH IMPRESSIVE grass-roots distinctions than these group of supporters in contemporary Liberian elections!

And so George Weah´s pick of the queen of his CDC´s natural allies is fundamentally an excellent political calculation or "a fine settling of a play" which puts a center striker in a position to efortlessly net in a winning goal!

So, in intellectually analysis, one may say unlike wishful or subjective thinkers who depend on feelings and neglect science, political history, or observation, and so are like spiders who spin webs out of their own bodies; Ambassador Weah´s choice reflects him being like the empiricists who construct their theories from a few experiments and observations like the ants which merely collect their store of materials and feed upon them!

In short, the once invincible master-dribbler and fearsome center-striker...George Opong Weah´s choice of pick for VP reflects his being a true scientist who is like the bee which gathers its materials from the flowers and then through its own activities, eleborates and transforms them into honey!
Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah at 02:42PM, 2017/02/02.
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Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah
And if we may further add, the actual reconciliation our national polity needs is JUSTICE! And besides, any politician promising reconciliation is simply behaving as his fellow politicians who are known to be hypocrites, schemers, and liars, who believe that as vaseline is to sex, so is deception to politics. They will go out of their way to promise to build bridges where there are no rivers!

The Weaheights and the Taylorites are natural allies! Have we so quickl forgotten "he kill my ma he kill my pa I will vote for him" or he know book he na no book I will vote for him"!? No other followings enjoy SUCH IMPRESSIVE grass-roots distinctions than these group of supporters in contemporary Liberian elections!

And so George Weah´s pick of the queen of his CDC´s natural allies is fundamentally an excellent political calculation or "a fine settling of a play" which puts a center striker in a position to effortlessly net in a winning goal!

So, in intellectual analysis, one may say unlike wishful or subjective thinkers who depend on feelings and neglect science, political history, or observation, and so are like spiders who spin webs out of their own bodies; Ambassador Weah´s choice reflects him being like the empiricists who construct their theories from a few experiments and observations like the ants which merely collect their store of materials and feed upon them!

In short, the once invincible master-dribbler and fearsome center-striker...George Opong Weah´s choice of pick for VP reflects his being a true scientist who is like the bee which gathers its materials from the flowers and then through its own activities, eleborates and transforms them into honey!

Kandajaba Zoebohn Zoedjallah at 02:42PM, 2017/02/02.
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