Goons Don’t Play Golf, So How Do You Explain Weah’s Transformation?

Mr. Editor

We all know Weah for his reckless remarks…  Let’s see:…1) In November 2005, after Ellen whipped his ass–fair and square– Weah threatened elections officials and cried “fraud”…But when asked to produce proof, Weah said he left the proof at home, under his bed!  (Re” Weah, CDC Come Up Short at Election Fraud Hearing, Leave the Evidence Behind, All Africa Global Media,  November 17, 2005)…

2) In November 2009,  Weah said that if CDC is “cheated” in the Montserrado County senatorial by-election, “there will be severe consequences and we will capture the seat (senatorial)”?? (Re “It’s Ellen vs Weah With CDC’s Threat of “Severe Consequences”, New Democract, Nov 2009)…

3) Then, in September 2011, this same Weah said Madame Sirleaf “plans to steal” the election without producing any proof to the public?  (Re “Plans to Cheat? Weah Says He’ll Only Accept a Democratic Elections Results”, FPA, Sept 23, 2011)…

As you can see, Weah has a history of reckless remarks…But,  why oh why, is the pot calling the kettle black today? (Re “Reckless and Irresponsible: Weah Scolds CDC Officials Fanning Flames of Conflict”, FPA, October 2013)

Do you think Weah did some strategic thinking about his position as the new “Peace Ambassador”, or thought about his presidential aspiration in 2017, before scolding CDC officials for fanning the flames of conflict? Please… I think it’s much simpler than that:

Look, suppose someone (President) appoints you as “Peace Ambassador” and gives you tons and tons of other people’s money (US$5 million tax dollars) to appease you, oops, I mean to spend on “Reconciliation”, wouldn’t you be nice to him or her??  Even though you hate her, wouldn’t you be out there acting like her new BFF (best friend forever)?? Come on now….goons don’t play golf, you know!…. Weah, being a mere mortal like the rest of us, do respond to incentives!!!

The only reason why Weah is calling out his CDC goons for being “reckless and irresponsible” is, because the Government of Liberia has given Weah other people’s money to spend, all in the name of Reconciliation!  If you look at the FY2012/2013 Budget, you will see that the President and lawmakers appropriated US$5,000,000 for “Reconciliation”…But here’s how it was spent:

a)  Nationwide display of Weah’s Footballer of the Year trophy to unemployed Liberians………………US$1,000,000

b)  Funds used to invite Weah’s football friends, from Europe, and Beyonce, from America……………US$1,000,000

c)  Reality TV show for Weah (“Our soccer legend”)……………………………………………………………………US$1,000,000

d)  Nationwide “Listening tour”, including liquor and strippers for Weah’s entourage…………………….US$1,000,000

f)  Radio and TV commercials touting Weah’s bogus academic achievement to illiterate Liberians…..US$1,000,000

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                          Total……………………………………………………………………………………….US$5,000,000

Another US$2 million has been appropriated in the FY2013/2014 budget for “Reconciliation and Appeasement”!! (Re “House Approves FY2013/2014 Budget”, The New Dawn, August 12, 2013)

With this kind of money to play with, Weah’s road to reconciliation is paved with free liquor, strippers and “listening tours”!  Do you think Weah will allow CDC goons to derail his government’s gravy train??  Please! Weah knows which side his bread is buttered on!

Memo to CDC Goons: You wear bag!!!

 Martin Scott

Atlanta Georgia

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