Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Gen. Butt Naked Confesses To Nude Killings

Gen. Butt Naked Confesses To Nude Killings
By Mike Pflanz

A former warlord known as General Butt Naked has confessed to Liberia's post-conflict reconciliation commission that his men killed 20,000 people during the country's civil war.

The feared rebel commander earned his nom de guerre for charging into battle dressed only in his boots, at the head of a gang of fighters known as the Butt Naked Battalion. The nude gunmen became known for terrorising villagers and sacrificing children whose hearts they would eat before going into battle during Liberia's 14-year on-off civil war which ended in 2003.

"I have been looking for an opportunity to tell the true story about my life and every time I tell people my story, I feel relieved," General Butt Naked, whose real name is Milton Blayee, told The Associated Press.

Mr Blayee returned from exile in Ghana, where he is now an evangelical Christian preacher, to face Liberia's truth and reconciliation commission last week. Modelled on South Africa's post-apartheid hearings, the commission is airing the worst atrocities of Liberia's brutal wars, notorious for bands of drugged fighters dressed in wedding gowns and wigs.

More than 250,000 people are believed to have died during the conflict, which started in 1989.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/01/20/wliberia120.xml

The only thing I could think of, while I read this article, was how this really makes a heck of a case against cultural relativity. Here, Liberia was the first African country to attain their independence--black people governing other black people--and look what they did with it. And, if that weren't a bad enough example, I could easily mention Charles Taylor, Idi Amin, what's happening in the Congo right now and, of course, Rwanda.

Colonialism has little or nothing to do with it; this is all tribal violence that has been going on in Africa since time began. Yes, the day after MLK day, black people steeped in nonsense PC 'history' and 'black studies' courses would rush to tell you how 'we all came from Africa' or about the 'wonderful African civilizations' that were developed by blacks, but discounted by whites.

However, after viewing modern African society, with blacks running their own affairs, I wonder if we'd ever have seen a Magna Carta, Code Of Hammurabi, or Declaration Of Independence out of them.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing often left out, in fact entirely left out of Liberias history, which the Libs and the MSM always portray a s "Africas first democracy founded by freed black slaves''. Yahoo! What they leave out is the ''freed black slaves promptly proceeding to enslave the local black popualtion there which is a large part of the reason for the fighting today. I'm with you Donal, Africa and Africans are totatly incapable of governing themselves effectivly at all. J'Mac.

4:36 PM  
Blogger CHOMP said...

Of course, our site historian, J'Mac, would know the truth about Liberia. Thanks for letting us know more history of those people.

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said DONAL. I don't know what to tell you other than, "I wish it weren't so."

I have a theory about the backwardness of Africa that I probably heard somewhere else and was reinforced by my miltary travels around the world. With few exceptions wherever you find the HARSHEST weather conditions you will find the most backwards and brutish people. Or AT LEAST people who haven't kept up with the rest.

Not only is there a general poverty of culture and behavior, the material poverty is also there. I even found this to be true to a far lesser extent in the farthest reaches of northern Europe! Some day I'll sit down and go through my old pics and recontruct my travels and explain this at length. If I try real hard it COULD be interesting.

Morgan

3:52 AM  
Blogger CHOMP said...

Our we supposed to forgive atrocities because someone confesses to them?

6:58 AM  

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