Since cessation of hostilities in 2003 Liberians have not taken
definitive measures to prevent a repeat of another civil madness. The
absence of war in Liberia currently, which is only due primarily to
the presence of UN Troops on the ground, does not equate to peace. To
believe other-wise is a complete illusion.
Unlike Sierra Leone, Rwanda and other countries where in the
post-conflict period maximum attention has been given to tackling the
root causes of the violence in order to ensure deterrence; Liberia, on
the other hand, has done just the opposite. Those who orchestrated the
mayhem are now ruling the country and dictating the pace of
reconciliation. This is no way to restore peace following a brutal war
where more than 250,000 civilians were murdered and almost the entire
Also, while these very mayhem orchestrators are a tiny minority having
more than enough to live comfortably, the vast majority of the
population has nothing to live for; it is impossible for there to be
sustainable peace. The vast majority of Liberians live on less than
one dollar a day; undoubtedly, there is a need for change in the way
Liberia is governed. As we can all see today, Liberia’s just ended
elections has produced a grieve cause for concern. Liberia is about to
turn yet again into a one-party state, knowing full well this produces
dictatorship, dictatorship causes rebellion; rebellion leads to war;
and war means bloodshed!!! Evil has overtaken Liberia and is again
prepared to destroy everything in sight.
We want you to think about what is about to happen in that part of the world.
Join Operation We Care for Liberia today and become an agent of
positive change. Stand for justice in Liberia! Let those who caused
the deaths of over 250,000 innocent people not be allowed to walk
freely. Speak out because this is the right thing to do!!!
Bernard Gbayee Goah
President, Operation We Care for Liberia
The need for post-war justice is a step toward lasting peace, stability and prosperity for Liberia. Liberia needs a war crimes tribunal or some credible legal forum that is capable of dealing with atrocities perpetrated against defenseless men, women and children during the country’s brutal war. Without justice, peace shall remain elusive and investment in Liberia will not produce the intended results. – Bernard Gbayee Goah
Also see: “Inside Liberia with Bernard Gbayee Goah” at:http://bernardgoah.blogspot.com/