The weekly news magazine Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) released the following report on Aug. 31, 1995, denouncing the London-directed anti-Nigeria operations of the so-called National Democratic Coalition of Nigeria as a design to set off genocidal civil war in Nigeria. Mr. LaRouche, who currently serves as a Contributing Editor to EIR, is currently reviewing this report in relation to his Presidential campaign's foreign policy.
Aug. 31 (EIRNS)--All those lending their support to operations currently being conducted by the so-called National Democratic Coalition of Nigeria are either witting tools or duped fools of a genocidal plan devised in London to obliterate Nigeria as a nation by plunging it into murderous civil war. Investigation into the London-headquartered so-called NADECO operation shows it to be nothing but a wholly owned and operated franchise of Baroness Lynda Chalker, the British Minister of Overseas Development, a.k.a the British Colonial Office.
On Aug. 28, NADECO from its Washington, D.C. office issued a letter to President Bill Clinton protesting the visit to the United States of 10 Nigerian leaders on invitation of the Schiller Institute, founded by American statesman Lyndon LaRouche. The visiting delegation includes six members of the recently concluded Constitutional Conference in Nigeria, most notably Chief Odumegwu-Ojukwu, former head of state of the Republic of Biafra. NADECO, in a letter signed by "Chief Ralph Obioha," claimed that the granting of visas to the Nigerian delegation violated a Presidential Proclamation against supporters of the Nigerian government of President Sani Abacha. On Aug. 30, NADECO led a rally against the delegation at the embassy of Nigeria in Washington, with Randall Robinson of the Ford Foundation-funded TransAfrica Institute playing the role of lead rabble-rouser.
NADECO's aims, according to one of its controllers, is to put the United States on a confrontation course with Nigeria, to force the overthrow of the Abacha government, and to reinstall in Nigeria Abacha's opponents who can be depended upon to reinstate the Structural Adjustment Programs of the International Monetary Fund in Nigeria. This scenario is in reality a design to plunge Nigeria into murderous austerity and fratricidal civil war.
London's design for Nigeria is part of its plans to destroy the three most important nation-states of Africa--Nigeria, Sudan, and South Africa, and clear the continent for the full exploitation of its resources by such backers of Lynda Chalker as Unilever, Royal Dutch Shell, and Anglo-American, the primary underpinnings of the British monarchy.
On July 13, Chalker is known to have held her second meeting with NADECO chairman Bolaji Akinyemi. As reported by Africa Analysis July 14: "Akinyemi is encouraged by the signs that the former [sic] colonial power is willing to 'turn the screws' on the Abacha regime."
Chalker's pet operatives against Nigeria prominently include:
That is precisely London's goal. Through the man she claims to be her best friend in Africa, Ugandan tinpot dictator Yoweri Museveni, Chalker has succeeded in turning the East African countries of Rwanda and Burundi into a killing field. Chalker instigated with Museveni the April 1994 invasion of Rwanda by the "Rwandan Patriotic Front," which is nothing more than a section of Museveni's National Resistance Army of Uganda. The results of the RPF invasion, in the context of the overthrow of the Hutu and first elected president of Burundi, Melchior Ndayaye, in October 1993, were completely predictable: a frenzy of panicked and desperate violence.
Chalker is not finished. With Chalker's backing, Uganda is now threatening a direct attack on Sudan, in retaliation for the military defeats of the Sudanese People's Liberation Army of John Garang, which has been bankrolled by the London's Lonrho Corporation, through Uganda.
Museveni has marauded Kenya with the Ugandan-hatched February 18th Movement. Chalker herself declared war on Kenyan elected President Daniel Arap Moi, in the same way she has declared war on Abacha in Nigeria, and has cut all bilateral aid to Kenya. On Aug. 1, President Moi denounced Chalker's colonialist behavior: "See this British lady, just a woman, comes to Kenya and says, 'do this and do that.' It is as if she is handling kindergarten schools kids, she is like their headmistress. We must be respected. God gave us this country, and we must be respected."
Chalker has given the green light for more war in Rwanda, with the U.N.'s lifting of the arms embargo against Rwanda on Aug. 21. Chalker is the only official in the world to defend the RPF's massacre of 8,000 men, women, and mostly children at the Kibeho refugee camp in southwestern Rwanda. The RPF, which acts directly in conjunction with the Ugandan military and the Burundi Tutsi military, is now poised for war against Zaire.
In Burundi, Chalker has given the green light to the "ethnic cleansing" of this country, where Hutu intellectuals are being systematically murdered, along with male Hutu school children. When U.S. Ambassador Robert Krueger spoke out against the slaughter of Hutus, his life was threatened and his convoy was attacked.
Do not think that Chalker and her ilk will hestitate to carry out such atrocities in Nigeria. As Chalker noted when she triumphantly visited the cholera-stricken refugee camps of Goma, Zaire, in June 1994: "Of course, when one comes face to face with death ... in their hundreds, or as in Goma, in their thousands, I feel it. But I don't allow it to cloud my judgment."
Think again before you answer the "grass roots" call of Lynda Chalker's stooges in the United States. Are you willing to bear the murderous consequences of being a pawn in London's genocide in Africa?