The US was also a major supporter of Ellen Sirleaf and her misrule
We [the silent majority] called on the United States Embassy near the Liberian capital of Monrovia to immediately desist from interfering in “Liberian internal affairs!” HE Ambassador Christine Elder, should note particularly that the statement coming out of the US Embassy, is provocative, unwarranted, and seeks to infringe on Liberia’s democracy, particularly given the United States long-standing policy which was heightened during our civil crisis AFTER the United States ARMED a military dictatorship and then refused to intervene in our civil crisis: arguing THAT our crisis were an “internal affairs,” while at the same time intervening in Iraq— despite Liberia’s long-standing relationship and loyalty to the United States, especially during the cold war and the preceding decades which saw Liberia risk it’s sovereignty and national existence as it entered WWII as an Ally in loyalty to the US despite not having a standing army to fight Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers.
The US refusal to help constructively bring the war to an early end saw nearly 300thousand LIBERIANS dead with millions displaced. The US was also a major supporter of Ellen Sirleaf and her misrule, a major contributing factor to Liberia’s current imbroglio!
While we are not part of the July 24th protest, Madame Elder should note, she cannot wantonly issue statements and press releases from Mama Point as she pleases! We, therefore, called on the Government of Liberia to engage the protest leaders and find an amicable solution to the pending protest. Long live American-Liberian relations and the suffering people of Liberia.
—-Che Biko Kokolo
Main Picture/Us Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Christine Elder