Sunday, August 20, 2006

Fire No Fit Quench Fire For Niger Delta.

As we say in the Niger Delta, fire no fit quench fire.
That is you cannot use fire to put out fire. You use water. And may God help you if the fire is not Greek fire as the gas flares or oil flames in the Niger Delta of Nigeria.

The military operations to search and destroy the revolutionary militants on the streets and in the creeks of the Niger Delta are a waste of time and resources, because if you want to arrest all the suspected militants in Port Harcourt and other parts of the Niger Delta, you have to arrest every member of the host communities of the multinational oil companies. Because, the militants are struggling to put an end to the oppression and suppression of the indigenes of the Niger Delta. Enough is enough. And their cause is justified.


Chxta said...

Sorry, but as history shows us (World War 2 for example), fire does quench fire. What we should be asking is whether the will to use that fire to the end of its course is there, and if that will just happens to be there, are we willing to bear the devastating consequences of such an action...?

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

You should understand what I meant.
Over 20 million humans perished in the World War 2 and I thank God my father was one of the soldiers who survived.

The World War 2 would have been prevented if the leaders of America, Russia, Japan, France, Italy and Great Britain were not fools. Hitler would have been assassinated even before the invasion of Poland.

God bless.

Chxta said...

No. One important lesson we should learn is that throughout the course of international history, one lesson has been apparent: might is right. The eventual fight that must happen in the Niger Delta is a consequense of that statement. You should also know that people in Yobe State for example are as marginalised as those in Bayelsa. How would the country be if all the component parts (and all have suffered one form of marginalisation or the other) take up arms?

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

There would be catastrophe.

May God save us from the worst.