Monday, June 5, 2017

Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Surrender message of Biafra warlords

Chidi, I salute you. Pay attention to the words below by Professor Uzodinma Nwala, and those who want to bury their heads in the sand may continue to do so.

"Unfortunately, as it was in the case of the defeated Germany that was neither pacified nor conciliated, nor was it permanently weakened, so do we find in the case of Biafra, that despite all the retributive measures against her people, Biafra and the Biafrans, have neither been pacified, nor conciliated, nor have they been permanently weakened. Unlike the Treaty of Versailles that exerted bloody pound of flesh on the side that lost the First World War, the victorious side in the Second World War padded their retributive actions with the Marshall Plan. And thus unlike the intended Carthagenian peace of the Versailles Treaty of 28 June 1919, the Marshall Plan brought a relatively permanent peace to Europe that withstood the shock waves of the cold war including the Cuban Missile crises.  In pursuing the lessons of the retributive post-war treatment of the Biafrans, I would ask the leaders on the victorious side.  When you took all their financial deposits in the banks and paid them only £20 (twenty pounds), what did you expect the result to be – pacification, conciliation or to have them permanently weakened? When you allowed massacre of unarmed soldiers and leaders even when they had declared their return to Nigeria, what did you expect? I mean when you murdered Prof. Kalu Ezera or when you killed unarmed Col Onwuatuegwu in cold blood, what did you expect? When you killed and also buried alive thousands of innocent civilians in Asaba, was that a circus show?"
- J. Uzodinma Nwala, Professor of Philosophy, at the 50th Biafra anniversary conference in Abuja.

Nwala's questions just two weeks ago continues to be the unresolved issues that will, if they are not addressed, spiral into another conflict. All these cyber posturing, and denials, and justifications will not matter in the end.

Obi Nwakanma

From: <> on behalf of Chidi Anthony Opara <>
Sent: Monday, June 5, 2017 5:52 AM
To: USA Africa Dialogue Series
Subject: Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Surrender message of Biafra warlords
Thank you so much Obi for this vital information.


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