U.S. Affairs

King Herod ordered the slaughter of all new babies after Jesus was born in Bethlehem. His ultimate goal was to eliminate baby Jesus of Nazareth. He completely forgot, however, that he was going after the son of God, the anointed of the Lord, and the King of Kings. Republicans in 2008 threw their support to Barack Obama in some of the primaries where Republicans were allowed to vote in some democratic primaries. They did so to not so much because they loved Obama. They did so to eliminate Hillary so their candidate, John McCain a prisoner of war, a highly…
I have studied American politics long enough to make this comment. Let me say up front that I am an independent-leaning democrat who initially supported Hillary Clinton in 2008. I initially thought the new sheriff in town with a name that would quickly remind American voters of Osama Bin Laden did not stand a chance at all. I had thought Obama's name was going to give the Republicans powerful ammunition to convincingly stigmatize him as a Muslim and to effectively kill his presidential ambition. The Republicans in their calculation made the same mistake we all made that Obama could not…
I have just finished watching a serious interview between two Harvard graduates on the Iran Deal and how the approval or the rejection of it by the US Congress could negatively or positively impact the possibility of Iran getting the nuclear bomb. The guest was Barack Hussein Obama the first black President of the United States who collaborated and led the Leaders of the five most powerful nations in the world who put aside their internal squabbles, rivalries and shifting strategic interest to unanimously to produce the monumental deal in the interest of world peace. The interviewer was Fareed Zakaria,…
Hussein Muhammad Bad Politics (BP) Almighty Dollar High gas price Unclad/half naked actresses Prostitutes/call girls Public Government Pickpockets Party(PGP) Boko/Trump’s un-captured heroes Rambunctious Senate Money under the Table Suffering Masses Noisy Elections Money Talks Insanity Cell phones Uncollected income taxes Bottled water Church shootings Police chases criminals Do-nothing Governors 100 kobos and cents Gangsters Marijuana Same sex men Pastors Love Money Muslim jihadists Cheap China-made Poisonous cigarettes Teenage pregnancy Abandoned babies Cheaters in marriage Armed robberies Sex in sleazy hotels Hatred of Minorities Uncured colds and fevers Over the counter drugs (OTC) Top exploits bottom (TEB) or 1% chop 99%…
Sunday, 26 July 2015 14:07

Obama vs. GOP

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 The change Inevitable Revolution World needs sanity War without peace A donkey brays Donald Trump bloviates Patiently President Hillary Clinton waits Let the Mexicans in Open wide South of the Border Tear down the shitty walls The elephant trumpets Mexicans over the Border Oval Room lecture is over No more soft sermons Climbing Jacob’s ladder Done with Oval Room diners Flood Water is over The Fire Next Time Republican ceaseless attacks Immigration Reform Bill can’t wait No more running to China Order breakable condoms Pretoria’s uranium mines Nuclear proliferation Wipe Israeli off world’s map Down with Iran’s nuclear plants Nigeria…
A few fans of this column on the Sahara website would want me to write a lot more on Nigeria and Africa than I do of America. They argue that since Sahara's motto is "Everything Africa" I should be much more concerned about Nigeria and Africa than America. I reply to them that in the age of globalization and computer the whole world has become one global village because information travels so fast these days. I assure them that Sahara cannot afford to completely ignore its host country which has more or less become the center of the Universe. I…
Sunday, 19 July 2015 23:00

On iran deal

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I Have Decided Not To Concern Myself With The Spread Of Nuclear Technology Dr. Wumi Akintide: I did what I said that I would do, read the Iran deal before I comment on it. Actually, I did not read all of it, for it runs to over a thousand pages long; I read the summary of it which is about 150 pages long. It basically restated what is already in the public domain. The deal essentially gives Iran ten years break from continuing its quest for nuclear program; during that ten year period the International Atomic Energy Commissions can do…
In Politics and Diplomacy, there is not permanent friend or enemy. There is only a permanent interest. Your friend today could be your enemy tomorrow and your enemy today could be your best friend tomorrow. Great Presidents and great politicians are those who fully understand that precept and are willing to apply it in their dealings with their political friends or enemies regardless of party labels and loyalty. If the Republicans truly understand that principle, they would be less hostile to Obama. Abraham Lincoln passed the Emancipation proclamation into Law against the objection of his own party because he knew…
After the massacre of the worshippers in Charleston, South Carolina I seriously questioned and doubted my God, contrary to my Christian upbringing. I could not understand how God’s servants would be killed in cold blood as they did what we had understood to be God’s command: that we worship him. The dead included God’s priest who was leading God’s people in the study of God’s words and lessons which was the priest’s charge and his vow. What went wrong? Did God know of this plan as we had ascribed to him- All Knowing? Was he capable of stopping it as…
Honest Americans and the rest of the world view Obama as responsible, thoughtful and victorious leader. That was arguably why the man won the Nobel Peace prize within a year of his coming to office. That achievement makes him a historical figure in my book. The Yorubas and other third world countries arguably with fewer stakes in his success or failure would call Obama "Erinlakatabu". Ghanaians would call him the "Osagyefo" and some Hausa/Fulani like the great Emir of Borgu Alhaji Dantoro would probably call Obama "Jagaban" meaning the leader of all warriors because Obama is a far more astute,…
Saturday, 11 July 2015 17:33

Why Barack Obama supports Mohammadu Buhari

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Right from the inception of his administration, something about Barack Obama made me to not like him. I have never liked the man. For a long time I did not quite understand what it is that made him unacceptable to me. I tried very hard to figure it out and finally reached the conclusion that the man is a closet Muslim. Why did I reach this conclusion? Let us see. He is the president of the United States and when he visited the King of Saudi Arabia he bowed down to the man. By contrast, when he visited the Queen…
One of the things my sojourn and education in America have reaffirmed and taught me is the ability to think out of the box. I put the statement that way to acknowledge that I did not get that ability from America alone. I got it from my ancestral home in Nigeria and from the great Obafemi Awolowo University where I earned my first degree way back in 1966. I got it from the United Kingdom where I went to school before "coming to America" Can you believe it if I tell you that my pet name at the New York…
For any Republican to describe Hillary as unworthy and out of touch is disingenuous and unfair because all politicians as a rule in America are no better than Hillary, if the truth must be told They all play up to the gallery and say what they think the voters want to hear. Jeb Bush says he would be his own man when he is President. That is one big lie. The very nature of the job hardly permits such neutrality and independence. They all say so because that is what the voters want to hear. The list of Presidents who…
Only Charles Dickens in his tale of two cities could best described the exact feelings of most of the mourners last Saturday at the funeral service in honor of Beau Biden the awesome son of the folksy Vice President of the United States. It was the best of time and the worst of time given the terrible nature of the tragedy. Joe Biden would forever remain one of the most congenial politicians America has ever known. The man has gone through a lot in his career. Any of us who pray to be like him would think twice. Yes, we…
The fans of this column should regard this piece as my first salvo. The last and final salvo will come after Hillary's inauguration as the first female President of the United States by the special grace of God. I use the words "special grace" because we all need that special grace as mortals. America is by any stretch of the imagination the only surviving super power today and the leader of the Free World by acclamation and consensus. The Soviet Union broke up into 15 independent Republics following the end of the cold war which the United States clearly won.…
Friday, 01 May 2015 20:51

Hier stehe ich. How About You?

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At the Diet of Worms (The Church Convention) in 1521 friar Martin Luther was ordered to appear before the princes of the Holy Roman Empire (Princes Temporal and Princes Spiritual).The Church was threatening and demanding that he recant his 95 Theses (why selling of indulgences was wrong) . After making his case he raised his hand and declared “hier stehe ich” German for Here I stand. He was standing by his Theses. The year 2015 is presenting Blacks all over the world a chance to say here I stand. Where do you as a person stand on the revolution going…
The American presidential election is roughly 18 months away. The two major political parties and their contenders are busy getting themselves ready for a contest that may well turn out to be the most expensive in the history of the United States. The contenders in the Republican Party are no less than 10 candidates while the contenders in the Democratic Party are 5 or less the last time I checked. Some are in the contest not to win but to make a statement. Some are in it to chart a new course for a career or visibility in American politics…
I take off my hat for the Nigerian-born Professor Ozodiobi Osuji, a popular columnist of the Chatafrik website. He is the best psycho analyst I have ever met in my life. I used to think one of my professors in Psycho Analysis at the Yeshiva Jewish University of New York was the best until I stumbled on some of the scholarly writings of Professor Osuji. I call him the boss because I am his student. I drink so much from his fountain of knowledge. I am yet to meet a more truthful Nigerian intellectual giant who does not spare anybody…
Republican are wrong to say that any deal with Iran is a bad deal without knowing the details. The Igbos in Nigeria got it right when they say, "no condition is permanent". Socrates was right when he said that anything made by man and even things made by God Almighty himself can be infinitely improved. Those who say there is nothing new under the Sun are dead right. Those who daily carry the rumor that the world is about to come to an end are nothing short of fear mongers and alarmists. When William Shakespeare wrote that "the old order…
Saturday, 07 March 2015 23:33

The Costly Education Of John Boehner

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The Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu (BN) enjoys wasting America’s human lives and resources. He will dissemble, mislead, and cause dissensions in internal American politics, and do whatever it takes to get Americans to fight his dirty wars while he spares Israeli lives. This time around he is playing Mr. John Boehner (JB) as football and to some extent playing the entire Republican Party. The cost of educating JB has been very expensive. The cost to US security and prestige is enormous. The cost to Israel may even be higher, but that would have to wait. 1. JB has…
In this paper I point out that America replaced Christian love with ego, amoral legalistic behavior and the consequences for America for doing so. If the country does not return to love there is every chance that she would turn into Sodom and Gomorrah. According to History, Emperor Constantine accepted Christianity in 312 AD and forced his people to embrace that religion; thus, Europeans in varying degrees have been Christians for seventeen hundred years. Anyone who has read the Bible, the sacred book of Christians, sees that the founder of that religion, Jesus Christ taught his disciples to love God…
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 15:40

Natanyahu is neither Churchill nor Mandela.

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A 25 very partisan standing ovation for a foreign head of Government in a joint session of Congress makes the Natanyahu a political stump speech that neither Churchill nor Mandela could have made because the two leaders were far more sensitive and rational than Natanyahu in my judgment I take exception to the speech just like Nancy Pelosi because I believe it was designed to box the American President into a corner against its own better judgment and discretion on a world problem that America alone can never solve without the collaboration and cooperation of important and powerful nations like…
Next week the Israeli Prime Minister Mr. Netanyahu will address the joint session of US congress. It is expected that he would tell congress that the peace deal being negotiated by the US President Mr. Obama is wrong and must be changed. He might propose the “right” foreign policies US would pursue. Mr. Obama has made it clear that he would not meet with Netanyahu during the visit and some democrats have indicated that they may not attend the joint sessions. Mr. Netanyahu was invited by the Republican leadership in Congress to address Congress in a spur of the moment…
“Only in America” is a cliché that the whole world has become accustomed to. America leads the world in most indices of development and progress. Even a blind person can feel it. Strange and great things happen in America all the time as America maintains her reputation as “God’s own country” and “Leader of the Free World” by choice and by acclamation. It was here in America that I witnessed a dead senator beat a living Attorney-General of the United States in an election in Missouri some years ago. America led the world in landing the first man on the…
Comparing America with Nigeria on any issue is like comparing night and day. It is an affair comparison. I am only doing it because there are some useful lessons to learn from it. One is a super power and the leader of the free world and the other is a third world country, but the most populous country in Africa with a potential to be the moral equivalent of America in Africa, if Nigerians get our priorities right. We are miles away from getting those priorities right because of the caliber of our leaders. The country is more often than…