Monday, May 15, 2017

SV: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re: Today's Quote

Thank you Cornelius !! In fables, elephants will fly, tortoise will beat drums, snout-mouthed rats will sing and squirrels will dance. One may lie to a blind man that there is no oil in the soup but one cannot lie that there is no salt in it. Now that you have finally discovered that the statements attributed to Femi Adeshina originated only on this forum, I regard the case closed. Shalom.

S. Kadiri

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Ogbeni Kadiri,

Pilate's famous question to Jesus: What is truth?

We all (you, dear Chidi, me, the real rabbis, the rabbits too) we all agree that truth is a precious commodity. The other side of the coin is bullshit.

The first news item I read this morning was very upsetting indeed in this contest between truth and this falsehood - getting out of control and calculated to foment trouble.

"No Journalist will be allowed to interview the rescued Chibok school girls. They will not go back to their parents. They will be kept in Abuja here" (Femi Adeshina) - according to Chidi

I also did what you did, searched for the official source of the statement /decree credited to presidential spokesman Femi Adeshina and all roads led back to this forum as if the statement originated here. Maybe it did or was indeed (like looking for a needle in a haystack ) - according to Chidi, " one of the news releases from the Presidency concerning the recently released 82 "Chibok girls " signed by Femi Adeshina as President's chief spokesperson and carried by major and minor news media."

I searched, not because I thought that the statement was incorrect or suspicious, but for a further clarification of the traumatized Chibok Girls official future , especially the "They will not go back to their parents. They will be kept in Abuja here" - of course not indefinitely - in spite of the Naija government's power over its citizens , I'm sure that some parents would like to be there in Abuja with their children - and the children of course, with their parents. Parents also want to hear their daughters' stories and maybe, personally lay their hands on some members of the Boko Haram, so that those Boko Haramis discover new definitions of pain - a pre-taste of jahanam

Understandably, the girls have to be "debriefed". After their long ordeal they are in need of expert counselling by psychologists, the medicine man, the medicine woman, maybe the Abuja juju priests too, and those who may have converted to Islam would be needing expert Islamic counselling. (Which reminds me, in 2003 in Sierra Leone a country of 5.5 million people, there were a total of 68 (sixty-eight) medical doctors, four dentists and one psychiatrist, a Dr. Nahim, himself said to be in need of some attention. That same year - I checked - Algeria had 39, 000 doctors)

You know the saying, "If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain" - that's the situation President Buhari is in right now and that's why he has to travel to the UK for medical attention. Let us pray for him.

Banana Island (Birthplace of Oju King)

BTW one of the problems with the African intellectuals we have in mind is that some of them think that the moment they entered graduate school, from that moment on the rest of mankind started becoming more stupid and started experiencing a reversal /decline of their prior intelligence, abilities...

On Sunday, 14 May 2017 23:35:50 UTC+2, Cornelius Hamelberg wrote:
" Let the fool speak and the wise give no answer "

Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:21:44 UTC+2, Chidi Anthony Opara  wrote:
> Mazi Cornelius,
> We will do nothing, it's a free world.
> CAO.

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