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United States’ Suspension of Military Aid to French Cameroun: The Case of a Hunter Becoming the Hunted?

United States’ Suspension of Military Aid to French Cameroun: The Case of a Hunter Becoming the Hunted?

The decision by the U.S government to cut millions in security and military aid to French Cameroun amidst the increasing genocide on Southern Cameroonians/Ambazonians by the colonial military is a highly welcomed gesture by the Ambazonian people.

US officials had yesterday announced the intension of the Trump administration to “terminate” over $17 million in security aid, including funds for radars, four defender-class patrol boats, nine armored vehicles, training programs for C-130 airplanes and helicopters and the withdrawal of an offer for Cameroon to be a candidate for the State Partnership Program. Also terminated is a planned US funded upgrade to a Cessna aircraft belonging to Cameroon’s elite Rapid Intervention Battalion has also been terminated.

This decision is coming on the hills of recent damming reports by different international human rights and Media organizations notably Amnesty International, BBC amongst others, accusing French Cameroun’s colonial forces of gross human rights violations not only in the ongoing war in the Southern Cameroons but also in the Far North Region of French Cameroun where the rogue regime has been tackling Boko Haram.

Following the declaration of a senseless war on the Sovereign people of Ambazonia by Mr. Biya on September 30, 2017, Southern Cameroonians in the diaspora and the U.S in particular have been protesting in the streets of Washington and in front of the White House against the atrocities in the homeland. They have also been lobbying the U.S Senate and Congressional Committees seeking the intervention of the US government to stop the genocide and abuses. The people therefore welcome this move of cutting military aid as the first step by the Donald Trump administration towards granting their request of a unilateral intervention in this occupational war against the innocent people Ambazonia.

The genocidal activities of Mr. Biya’s BIR through the summary execution of innocent citizens including women and children, brutal torture and the razing down of entire villages across Ambazonia and the French Cameroun are said to be the main trigger of U.S government’s decision. This is because US troops have been involved in offering professional advice and training in counter terrorism to this regiment of the colonial forces and so the US government cannot afford to see the resources offered to them being used against innocent masses.

The US Ambassador to French Cameroun, Peter Henry Barlerin had last May, accused colonial forces of conducting “targeted killings, detentions without access to legal support, family, or the Red Cross, and burning and looting of villages.” He had also gone ahead to warn the Yaoundé colonialists against using the military hardware donated by his government for the fight against Boko Haram, to fight the Ambazonian people.

However, the above warning certainly fell on deaf ears. The recent report and documentary by the Washington Post exposing the atrocities of the BIR against the Ambazonian people appeared to have been the last evidence the US officials were waiting for before they could act. This was also probably corroborated by the reckless utterances of the colonial Minister of State for Justice, Jean de Dieu Momo on national propaganda TV in which he justified Adolph Hitlers holocaust against the Jews and called on the regime to consider same action on his own people, the Bamilekes of French Cameroun. A statement that angered the Israeli government and was heavily condemned by its diplomatic mission in Yaoundé.

Of course, it is no news that the State of Israel is a very strong, strategic and dependable ally of the United State and Israel has also been instrumental in providing training and other military assistance to French Cameroun’s BIR. It will therefore not be surprising if this decision by the US government to cut military aid also has an Israeli government backing.

As Southern Cameroonians rejoice over this diplomatic victory against the colonial regime, some have mockingly referred to it as a case of the hunter becoming the hunted. This is because, agents of the colonial regime have often referred to Ambazonian revolutionaries in the United States as terrorists against the State of Cameroun who must be brought back home to face the law. Colonial Minister Paul Atanga Nji had even boasted that they (Ambazonian revolutionary leaders in the US and Europe) shall soon be brought back home in the same aircraft that brought home Sisiku Ayuk-Tabe and Co from Nigeria after they were kidnaped from Nera Hotel.

While these diaspora based Southern Cameroonians have been eagerly waiting to see how the colonial regime in tend to execute its threats in Europe and the US, it is rather the regime that is about to lose millions of its military aid from the US government as a result of its genocidal war on armless masses. Southern Cameroonians have therefore joined Amnesty International in calling for the total suspension of all US aid (military and nonmilitary) to French Cameroon until when the colonial regime finds it necessary to stop the genocide, its gross human rights abuses and negotiate with the sovereign people of Ambazonia to end the unjustified war.

James Agbor
BaretaNews Political Analyst

Otto Ama
7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Sunshine

    February 8, 2019 at 4:43 AM

    GENOCIDE ON BRITISH SOUTHERN CAMEROON BY BIYA THE HITLER OF FRENCH CAMEROON.
    THE UN AND AU LOOK THE OTHER WAY. BRITISH SOUTHERN CAMEROON SHALL RESIST TO THE END REGARDLESS!!!!!

    It is estimated that Mr. Biya has killed more than 8900 innocent civilians in the English-speaking regions of the country who are demanding for a safeguard of their rights in the union which they voted to belong as co-equals in 1961. More than 500,000 are internally displaced with another 50,000 as refugees in Nigeria. While these evidences equal or supersede the same crimes, the U.S and the West are advancing as reason to depose Maduro of Venezuela, who has been in power for just six years, the West’s darling dictator remains steadfast in his abuses including jailing political dissenters. The 86-year-old dictator’s desire to ethnically cleans any community that opposes him are articulated even by some of his ministers who believe such actions is justified. For Biya’s Justice Minister, Momo Jean de Dieu, annihilating any Camerounian who opposes Biya will be justified just like Hitler’s massacre of 6 million “industrious and arrogant Jews”, who posed a threat to him and Germany. As one Cameroon activists puts it, “It’s hypocritical for the Israeli Ambassador to Cameroun to be outrage and demands an apology over Jews and holocaust comments, when the actual holocaust is happening with the Anglophones in Cameroon”.

    Culled from Global Gong

  2. Mukong

    February 8, 2019 at 5:35 AM

    This is no time for jubilation. On the contrary, we have to intensive the prosecution of our defensive strategies to see that our land is totally liberated from this buffoon call Biya and his thieving tribesmen.
    Also we can see the french leeches recalling their Ambassador from Italy all because the Italians had the audacity to tell the french leeches who they are; that is, leeches who shameless are responsible for the deplorable state of African lives today.
    Is this not ironic? The freech leeches will hyper react because they are told the truth yet see no problem in supporting the stay in power of stupid men like Biya?
    Ambazonians, if there is anytime in our history to do the right thing, it is now, for we can no longer afford the luxury to pass on this problem to our children. The injustices have just been too much for a very very long time.

  3. Mukong

    February 8, 2019 at 5:37 AM

    intensify

    • Doughy

      February 8, 2019 at 7:38 AM

      Why do you try to correct something you don’t know. And what about the others errors in your text. Poor anglophone you request your wright as an English speaker but yet you are best in pidgin and do not even master your native language all these make you a looser.

  4. Mbeuh

    February 8, 2019 at 6:10 AM

    At this stage of our revolution we must learn that political gymnastics in this world are dictated wholly by INTEREST and that any intervention in troubled zones by the powers that be are predicated upon the intervening country’s socio-economic gains, barring which they will look the other way. The United States of America has made that clear over and over through its presidents past and present as have other countries including of course Britain and France. Wasn’t it Britain signing an oil and gas exploration deal with the gangster regime in Yaoundé while the same regime was carrying on genocide on our people in Southern Cameroons, the same Southern Cameroons whose predicament in the ongoing crises was caused by none other than Britain in 1961? They (Britain) never even blinked an eyelid in a show of concern at the slaughter of our people. Therefore to continue to lampoon countries and organizations for their sepulchral silence is a waste of time and energy. Instead we must direct our resources to escalate defending the homeland and striking targets Across The Mungo (ATM) in retaliation to all the damages inflicted on us by the dictator’s army. This, to me, is a workable strategy to force the dictator to capitulate. Already the economic cost to Etoudi of prosecuting the war is telling as videos circulating on social media shows starving policemen roasting a slaughtered dog to feed on in front of the congress hall in Bamenda. We must economically strangulate Yaoundé even more. Courage to our brave fighters, moral strength to our locked up compatriots and health & safety to our men women and children in the bushes and refugees in Nigeria. God Almighty help our cause for a free and independent AMBAZONIA.

    • FOTOH PAUL EBONG

      February 8, 2019 at 7:14 AM

      I think exactly like you sir.
      People should start by asking the question if its a duty for the US to give military aid to La Republic. Why do they give military aid? if those reasons a based on defending their interest then they won’t trade it for mere moral reasons. The aid will still be given under another name (humanitarian….). They pretend to look moral on the surface but INTEREST rules everything under the sun.

      We should think and act.

  5. MamiSweetMbombo

    February 8, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU BIG DICK BABOONS.THIS IS JUST BUSINESS AS USUAL AS THE SAME AMERICAN AMBASADOR IS ON CAMEROON TV STATING THAT THEY WILL WORK WITH CAMEROON TO FIGHT TERRORISM.I WROC HAVOC IN YOUR CIRCLES AND YOU GUYS ARE NOW REPORTING ME TO FACEBOOK RIGHT??WHO EVER KNEW THAT SOMEBODY WILL DENOUNCE YOU BIG DICK LOW IQ BABOONS TO THE EXTENT I HAVE DONE?NOW THERE IS PANIC IN YOUR CIRLCES.I AM NOT GONE YET.SHUMBU BASTARD NKANE PICKIN

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