Tuesday, March 28, 2006
US Threatens Nigeria
What is it with this administration?!?
Isn't it enough that we've threatened Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Palestine, Belarus, Indonesia and Syria within a mere 30 days? Now we have to go and threaten Nigeria?!?.
Reuters reports the US has warned Nigeria that they better turn over former Liberian president Charles Taylor to LIberia or face "consequences."
Liberia is demanding that the former tyrant/president be returned to his country to face charges of war crimes, but Nigeria says they have no idea where Taylor is.
Not that Howling Latina is siding with Taylor; the man is a brutal killer. Yet the United States has little moral authority on the subject of harboring suspected terrorists.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan would not say whether President George W. Bush would still meet with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo as scheduled on Wednesday.
"Right now we are looking for answers from the Nigerian government about the whereabouts of Charles Taylor," McClellan said.
Nearly a year ago, suspected terrorist Luis Posada Carriles crossed the Mexican border and showed up in the United States; he currently bunks at a detention center in El Paso, Texas.
Carriles is suspected of "masterminding the 1976 bombing of a Cuban jetliner that killed 73 people in Venezuela." The US is trying to find a country to accept him but so far, no takers. Venezuela wants to extradite him and bring him to justice.
Meanwhile back at the White House, everyone had been primping for the soon-to-arrive Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo. Associated Press reports that news Taylor had disappeared was reported by the Liberian government only an hour before Obasanjo left with his entourage headed for Washington.
How many countries is the US going to threaten?!? Considering how we're up to our eyeballs in debt and our military is way overextended in Iraq, not to mention all the torture and killing on our side of the ledger, what can we really do?!?
We're a toothless tiger who can only growl; and claw a few hapless pigeons along the way.