By Boh Herbert: Time To bring Criminal Charges against PAt & Co
You may not be aware, but many of those who championed the genocide on Rwanda's Radio Mille Collines, on television, in newspapers, in some churches, at village, community and ethnic meetings, used a lot less of the blood-thirsty, criminal, call-to-genocidelanguage that you relish and have made your trademark on this forum. Those who issued those calls for hate crimes, ethnic cleansing, mass slaughter and crimes against humanity leading ultimately to genocide in Rwanda have, for the most part, faced the music. You will, too, PAT. It is a promise.
In Rwanda, the call was for Tutsis and moderate Hutus to be happy with second class citizenship or to go elsewhere. The PATs of Rwanda asked them to leave voluntarily or risked being sent via the river (dead) to another land/country. Those were not mere threats, as the genocide proved.
PAT answers that question, too.
On behalf of the criminals in power in La Republique du Cameroun, their hardly veiled spokesperson on this forum, serves the following notice to Anglophones. "The time has come to clear any unpatriotic idiot from Cameroon". PAT tells us with precision (obviously being well introduced as I have always mentioned) which of the branches of the Camerounese forces of insecurity has been charged with perpetrating hate crimes, acts of linguistic cleansing and crimes against humanity on Anglophones. The BIR, we are told.
The PATs of Rwanda called their victims cockroaches. PAT of La Republique du Cameroun and his co-conspirators say anyone who is and/or affirms s/he is Anglophone, is a "mad idiot". They promise them special treatment: "We" is the pronoun PAT uses because he is not working this plot alone. "We," writes PAT "would get them to the graveyard, and make sure they are burn(sic) out before throwing in the desert".
Speaking for and behalf of his masters, PAT expresses the regrets of the regime in Yaounde for being too soft so far; or being "soft enough" so far, as PAT puts it in her/his unique English. (Wonder why s/he hates Anglophones if he writes such English?). PAT is not shy about giving orders, presumably to the BIR: "now action must be taken", he writes.
If PAT wanted us to tremble, he should know we, Anglophones, take her/him seriously. If we did not, we could make the fatal mistake of the hungry, stupid fly which follows the decomposing corpse all the way into the grave.
Some on this forum have said PAT used to be in the employ of the late Emah Basile when the latter described the very same people that PAT hates so much as "les ennemis dans la maison". In hindsight, maybe the author of those hate words of the late Emah Basile is amongst us... on this forum.
The PATs of Cameroon are the same individuals who have called Anglophones "Biafrais" for decades (a name that even Nigerians from the eastern region of the botched Biafra Republic do not entertain). These are the same individuals who have accused Anglophones of singing the Nigerian anthem, of hoisting the Nigerian flag, of itching to join Nigeria... Short, of being Nigerian. They are the same people who have annexed our land, have enslaved our people, and are sapping our resources. Their "mot d'ordre" to Anglophones: "Silence! On pille!"
Now, for daring to speak up and speak out about the Anglophone identity; for daring to challenge second class citizenship; for calling for respect of the dignity and human rights of Southern Cameroonians and/or Anglophones... for all of these (don't you see?) crimes by "les ennemis dans la maison", PAT and her/his co-conspirators promise death, burning and dispersion of ashes in the desert. (Excuse me for presuming they would bury us).
I would like PAT and those s/he has designated as the perpetrators of the coming genocide (BIR) as well as the regime in Yaounde for which they work and on whose behalf they speak to know that we have heard them loud and clear. "Cinq sur cinq!" as the PATs of Cameroon say to each other on police radio in La Republique du Cameroun. We, Anglophones, take you and the regime seriously.
Some of us, headstrong Anglophones, will make sure that PAT and his friends in crime do not get away with making such blatant calls to genocide.
We, too, will take action now to alert the civilized world. We, too, will plead for action to stop PAT, the designated perpetrators (BIR) and the criminals in power in La Republique du Cameroon from executing the now publicly advertised genocide against Southern Cameroonians and/or Anglophones.
PAT and her/his co-conspirators cannot be allowed to hide from justice. The civilized world must not be allowed to give a deaf ear or turn a blind eye. Action must be taken to ensure that PAT & Co. face the music for any and all past, present and future hate crimes, acts of ethnic and/or linguistic cleansing, and/or crimes against humanity.
This must be a promise made, and kept.
Meantime, I wish humbly to submit that PAT and anyone who spews so much hate and/or advocates crimes against humanity must be prevented from posting on a forum like this and prevented from gaining access of any mass media platform to broadcast their hatred or organize their crimes. To that effect, I would like to call on the administrators of this forum to do what decency and respect for human dignity calls for.
First, the administrators of these two online fora (Cameroon Politics & Camnet) should do everything to avoid being accomplices to PAT's crimes and, by extension, finding themselves in the role and responsibility of the administrators of Radio Mille Collines in Rwanda who stood idly by or actively encouraged the takeover of their platform by genocide advocates. They should find the most efficient way of giving further voice to hate propaganda; and do so in a timely manner.
Second, the administrators should retain any and all information that will enable investigators to get to, fully unmask, identify, charge and bring to justice whoever PAT happens to be and those on whose behalf s/he writes on this forum.
This is a serious matter. Which is why I'm writing this email at 3 a.m. Washington, DC, time. You don't sleep when they are filing machetes outside, wanting to claim your blood.
We, Anglophones especially but also all other peace-loving Cameroonians/Africans and other citizens of the civilized world, must act before the PATs of this century set up their Radio Sept Collines out of Yaounde (the capital of La Republique du Cameroun which is built on and around seven hills). Not giving a deaf ear and not turning a blind eye begins by small actions that each and everyone of us must take.
If the regime in Yaounde is unassociated with the genocide plot PAT has laid out, it can show it, by making sure that PAT and her/his co-conspirators face justice.