APPEASING GENOCIDE PERPETRATORS IS BAD FOR VICTIMS LIKE 6-MONTH-OLD ABIGAIL AND MOTHER
Dictators are not pampered with words alone. This is by no means asking the U.S to launch a full-scale invasion of French Cameroun, but if history is anything to go by, then Neville Chamberlain would have saved more than 6 million Jews from Hitler, with his “Peace for our Times” agreement in 1938. Mr. Paul Biya of French Cameroun, can be Hitler with his brutality on the British Southern Cameroonians, but he is no Hitler in economic or military might, and above all having the strength to defy the values that make the U.S feared and respected globally – Human Rights. Former State Department Official, Prof. Gregory Stanton, of genocidewatch.org has stated emphatically that the situation in British Cameroon is a full-fledged Genocide. Prof. Stanton is no kid when it comes to monitoring and sounding alarm bells about genocide around the world. Among other titles and achievements, he is an international scholar on genocide, having headed the International Alliance to End Genocide. Prof. Stanton worked at the State Department from 1992-1999, and drafted the UN Security Council Resolution Creating the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the Burundi Commission of Inquiry. (Watch his declaration on British Cameroon here).
On May 7, 2019, Congress Woman Karen Bass, alongside seven other Congress members sponsored a resolution which reads among other things as follows: “The resolution is calling on the Government of Cameroon and all armed groups to respect the human rights of all Cameroonian citizens, to end all violence, and to pursue a broad-based dialogue without preconditions to resolve the conflict in the Northwest and Southwest regions.” Read More here.
In June 26, prior to her visit to Cameroun, The Congress Woman issued this stern warning (below) to Paul Biya of Cameroun, while urging her colleagues to support the resolution. In Cameroon in July (1-3), 2019, she was firm on the need to respect the values of Human Rights.
Mounting Evidence of Serious Crimes
To give Rep. Bass’ delegation a taste of the situation in British Cameroon, Relief Web, which works extensively with religious entities around the world updated these dire statistics: “Out of 789 protection incidents in the month of July 36.4% are related to the destruction of houses and villages. Out of the 74 rape cases recorded only 13 were able to obtain health care services due to the absence of services in their localities. 785 cases of GBV were reported in the same month with indications that both are on the rise”. Concerning dialogue, the organ also wrote: On the 19 of July 2019, the Swiss Ambassador and the Africa Director for Humanitarian Dialogue met with the Prime Minster of Cameroon. In a declaration on 27 July 2019, the chairperson of the AU Commission welcomed the initiative for dialogue to resolve the NWSW crisis. He reaffirmed AU support for any initiative aimed at peace, stability and national reconciliation in Cameroon. (Read More here).
Fast Forward to 13 December Letter to Paul Biya
On 13 December, 2019, the Congress woman and her colleagues again issued a similar weeping memo to Dictator Biya. (Read more here). This latest warning forgot about the more than 1300 Killed by French Cameroun Soldiers since the Congress people left French Cameroun in July 2019. Below are the images of those who have lost their lives as the “Hitler” of the British Cameroons is appeased like Adolf Hitler. Biya has refused foreign investigators to this genocide, including UN observers, but is allowed to get away with what Yahya Jammeh, never could. Razing villages, killing babies (as young as 4 months) and pregnant women is GENOCIDE. The West has stopped similar anticipated mass killings before, like in Bosnia in 1992 and in Libya when Qaddafi, was planning to fish out everybody in Benghazi in 2011.
The U.S Congress has a duty immediately to call for an urgent end to the conflict, an inclusive dialogue and an independent Investigation to British Cameroon. It is imperative.
The UN nation has failed in its moral duty to the persecuted people of the UN Mandated Territory of British (Southern) Cameroon. The territory in 1953, the same year that Congress Woman Karen Bass, was born, moved out of the Eastern House of Assembly in Nigeria, due to marginalization to become an independent quasi territory, with a full Prime Minister, Parliament, state ministers, and a vibrant democracy unheard of in Africa at the time. Nobody was killed, like the +20,000 killed so far by French Cameroun. Rep. Karen Bass, On November 28, 2018, was elected to chair of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 116th Congress. She serves also as Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations and the House Committee on the Judiciary where she serves as Acting Chair of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.
Below are the Evidence of people killed since Rep. Karen Bass and her colleagues left Cameroun.