The Government of the Republic of Botswana is once again very alarmed by the reported crimes against humanity and humanitarian catastrophe that continue to take place unabated in the Syrian Arab Republic. Many of these murderous acts are perpetrated by President Assad, his illegitimate regimes and allies. We are deeply moved by recent images of injured civilians, including women and children in this savage and senseless war. Botswana is also dismayed by increasing reports on the use of chemical agents against the civilian population in Allepo by the Assad Regime.
The Government of Botswana wishes to make an appeal, for the sake of humanity, that all parties to the conflict cease indiscriminate attacks on civilians, including civilian infrastructure and medical facilities. We further call on the Assad Regime to allow immediate and sustained humanitarian access to all people in need, throughout Syria, in accordance with UN resolutions. The international community has allowed the Syrian people to suffer.
The United Nations Security Council has failed dismally in its mandate to lead international efforts to find a lasting solution to the crisis, and to protect the vulnerable population in this conflict. We cannot just standby and do nothing, for history will judge us harshly. We therefore, urge all parties to the conflict, and other members of the international community, to promote and support a political settlement in Syria.
We further urge all States who are increasingly being drawn into this conflict to stop any material or financial support to groups designated as terrorist organisations.
MC Shan the rapper who wrote a diss song back at KRS-One back in eighties wrote these lyrics and I will use them to how I feel when I read Mwenda comments of late:
“(South Bronx) Kill that, kill that noise (Repeat x8)” (MC Shan – ‘Kill that Noise’, 1987). That was written and made as an response the track made by KRS-One wrote this verse in the diss against the Juice Crew who MC Shan was a part of: “South Bronx, the South, South Bronx (Repeat x4)” (KRS-One – ‘South Bronx’, 1987). Those diss songs we’re made against each other. First came KRS-One with “South Bronx” with an answer from MC Shan, that was made to silence KRS-One and BDP. Instead he made a career on the answer from MC Shan and Juice Crew. This here is written as my answer to the allegation and direcet attacks from Andrew Mwenda, the editor of the Independent Magazine, and his rants against the Forum for the Democratic Change (FDC). That because his lost mind, need to be addressed, as he is more and more sounding like wild cat, than a poltical editor. Take a look!
With that in mind when I read stuff like this from Mwenda, says this:
“During the Second World War, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (perhaps the bitterest enemy of communism) allied with the communist USSR and its brutal leader Joseph Stalin to defeat Adolf Hitler and his German reich. When asked why he could work with such an evil regime, Churchill said he was even willing to go to hell and ally with the devil if that was necessary to defeat Hitler. Today I find myself in the same position as Churchill. I am willing to go to hell and ally with the devil to defeat the extremism and intolerance of the radical faction of FDC” (Mwenda, 03.06.2016).
Well, to put himself in the space of Churchill is brave, as long parts Churchill was opposition and was even demoted, and had to prove his worth after even being a warrior who fought in Sudan, before coming back with his name to Parliament in Britain. Surely Mr. Mwenda has lost that part of Churchill past. That he sets the Communism versus capitalism/western values on the same levels as NRM versus FDC, proves that something is lost in the wind. Mr. Mwenda is forgetting why there are radical factions in Uganda in general, and why there are parts of FDC who are like that, why does the terrorizing the FDC, detaining and torture of FDC leadership? House arrests of MP Michael Kabaziguruka, have after the Martyr’s Day, been under house-arrest again! And the Mwenda, the so-called intellectual wonder why certain men becomes radical?
Does the same Mwenda forget that Mandela was so radical against the Aparteid at one point in the 1960s that he was caught with a gun? The man, who knows how these sort of organizations and actions happens as the oppressive behavior happens without impunity and justice, the people and political parties in opposition have to react, the Presidential Candidate of FDC is behind bars, the party have been for month banned from acting on their will from Constitutional Court, IGP Kayihura have monitored all kind of actions from the FDC. And Mwenda still wonders why there are existing radical parts of the FDC? There should be existing radical political parts in other parties in Uganda, as they are harshly oppressed by NRM Regime, and detained, JEEMA offices was even besieged by the Police during May, Human Rights Organizations raided and the Police not interested in catching the men on the CCTV camera. The lawyers of Amama Mbabazi raid have not been taken in or done anything with these actions.
The proven now loyalty of Andrew Mwenda is with the NRM and the NRM Regime, as he cannot stand the truth and questioning from FDC loyalist, as the FDC are haunted and taken to custody at any moment. The lingering unlawfulness, the reign of terror against the opposition has been at the main stage since February 2016.
He said this in the end of May 2016:
“I am running a one man’s war against FDC extremists. They love me, and one of them even drew a nice cartoon of me. So they always show up on this page to read what I write and comment. They don’t argue but only insult. And they think (like Jeb Bush said of Donald Trump) they can insult their way to the presidency. Trump is doing it. They too may succeed if we all don’t join the fight against their Taliban-like politics! God forbid!!” (Mwenda, 31.05.2016).
I am not here to insult you, your noise Mr. Mwenda, you promote corruption, police harassment with impunity, political exploitation and also oppressive behavior, not that the FDC and their leadership is correct on everything. But when the Police make a party headquarter a “Crime Scene”, when FDC activist, FDC Members and FDC leaders are all the time taken to court or detained with or without charges, then you know that there are a war already from the NRM and the Central Government, that is not insulting you or your wisdom Mr. Mwenda, but instead an institutionalized oppression of the FDC. The gravity has hit you. Your words (Mr Mwenda) are now for me noise. Noise, and I ask as MC Shan did in 1987: “Kill that, kill that Noise”. Peace.
PS: here is the song…!