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SWITZERLAND’S ROLE IN THE WORLD
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July 8, 2020
"Switzerland is the world’s oldest permanently neutral state. Back in 1815, the country’s status of neutrality was guaranteed at the Congress of Vienna and confirmed at the Treaty of Paris.
Although the European nation retains an active foreign policy, it has not been involved in an international conflict since 1815.
The country remained neutral through both world wars, a stance that attracted many organizations originally established in Paris.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), for example, left the French capital for Lausanne during World War One.
Protective of its independence, Switzerland did not participate in the United Nations until 2002 and is not a member of the European Union."
AMBA: PLAYING ON OUR EGOS
July 7, 2020
I am obliged to come back to Ayuk Tabe’s attempts to enter into talks, pre-talks, exploratory consultations or whatever you care to call them, with LRC on 2 July 2020. I do this because what happened represents a serious danger to the Ambazonian struggle for sovereign independence. I am not here trying to respond to those who have so lost their reason that they must jubilate whenever anything gives them some illusory sense of a victory over other Ambazonians they consider their enemies or rivals. There is no way anyone can help such people. Let them live in their own world.
When our struggle was at very difficult crossroads with stones being hurled from one end to the other against ourselves, and all kinds of devilish methods being used to assassinate characters and soil whoever could not see with individual plots, I published my Manifesto for this struggle. There was no other way for me to intervene in the impossible atmosphere that was prevailing at the time. I sense that unless those who can see some light in this situation make the point forcefully, we run the risk of another downturn.
The danger in what happened on 2 July 2020 is not in what Ayuk Tabe said. No. Not at all. Even if he spoke with the wisdom of Solomon, what happened would still be completely unacceptable. I did not expect any reasonable Ambazonian to approve of it! But alas, I have heard some supposedly reasonable ones coming out to give their approval!
The dangers in what happened go to the heart of our struggle: external manipulation and attempts by foreign countries to speak for Ambazonia! Britain did this in 1961 and landed us where we are today. When Tibor Nagy came out telling us how the last thing Africa needs is another mini state blablabla, we came out strongly against anyone, no matter who he may be, trying to speak for Ambazonia. We have made it abundantly clear that Ambazonia must speak for itself. We thought that we, Ambazonians, were all agreed on that. But here comes LRC, not only purporting to speak for Ambazonia, but picking and choosing who should speak for Ambazonia. And out of our twisted reasoning to celebrate a supposed victory over our rivals, we applaud and celebrate it, because the person chosen by this enemy country is the one we support! We are willing to sell Ambazonia and our own principles for our surrogacy to individuals! I do not even care to consider the facts that some of them had tendered an apology for the struggle.
In my first reaction to the so-called talks, I pointed out that LRC was out to play on our egos, to use our love for self-aggrandisement to destroy us. At the very first bait Ayuk Tabe fell flat and was caught like a fish. What an impostor was Ayuk to talk on a ceasefire when those who control troops on the ground, those who have soldiers on the ground, were not being consulted! Just think about it for a moment. You have troops on the ground and when talking about a ceasefire, someone who has no troops accepts to speak for you without even consulting you! LRC knew only too well that he would rush at that bait in order to prove to his rivals that he was more influential or “recognized”. The very fact that LRC would talk about a ceasefire to Ayuk Table and not to the liberation movements that have troops on the ground immediately tells every reasonable person that LRC is not at all genuine in its so-called talks. It is all a ploy to keep us fighting each other. Something ought to strike Ayuk Tabe as very wrong with what was happening: why do they ask me to talk about a ceasefire when they know that I have no troops on the ground? Why are they not talking to those who control troops on the ground? Oh No. He was blinded by the desire to claim leadership, even of people who pay no allegiance to him! This claim of leadership that Ayuk has always seen as a birth right and not a democratic stewardship is beyond all belief!
In approving what Ayuk Tabe did, we are not just approving his statements, but also approving that foreign countries should decide our fate for us! And worst still, that those foreign countries should include LRC, our oppressor and colonizer! No one can bring an argument that LRC needed to speak to someone and so on. LRC knows beyond all doubt those who control troops on the ground and those who call the shots. LRC is only using Ayuk, as puppet, to fight those liberation movements it fears to deal with or which it wants to undermine. Ayuk has been weighed as the stooge, the soft target, the easily manipulated, perhaps following his long incarceration. What other reason is there for talking to him and not to those who have boots on the ground? Has LRC become the kingmaker of Ambazonia?
Whatever was the nature of the talks, however you decide to categorise them and however wise his words may have been, Ayuk Tabe had absolutely no competence to engage in them. To not make himself an impostor and for the sake of Ambazonia, he would simply have told those who were commanding him around that he is incompetent to speak on a ceasefire or any other subject. He had not been delegated to speak for Ambazonia. Unfortunately, he wants leadership by all means, and sees it more like a birth right and so must jump at any shadow held out to him!
LRC does not need Ambazonian consent to sign into the UN call for a ceasefire. LRC did not need the UN to declare war. What is more, Ambazonian fighters have restrained themselves to defending their own territory and have so far not crossed the border into LRC. If they were carrying out attacks into LRC, then one would see reason in LRC wanting that Ambazonia should also accept a ceasefire. But there is absolutely no reason in this case for Ambazonian consent for LRC to declare a ceasefire! If LRC unilaterally withdraws its troops, all fighting will cease! Does it become even more clear now that this is a game LRC is playing on us? Time will quickly tell us all if LRC is genuine in this or not.
LRC stakes all its honour in keeping Ambazonia as a colony, encouraged by their French masters. So be not fooled! In my last write-up, I casually mentioned some of the implications of LRC claiming this conflict to be internal. LRC is thereby denying flat that there was ever any union! And Dr. David Makongo mentioned how our story has been doctored to the French law makers in his outing on this same subject! To the French, we are the aggressors! Our consent to LRC picking and choosing who should speak for Ambazonia reinforces LRC’s claim of the matter being internal! I hope we see what we are doing to our own struggle.
When dealing with LRC, we should not give ourselves reasons for trying to support whatever they do. They will never mean well for us. Remember the Grand National Dialogue? Who could believe that such a white elephant would be called and no discussion would take place about the real problem? So against all odds, LRC may just decide to run with Ayuk Tabe and other gullible Ambazonians who want to dance to their tune. It may just decide to negotiate only with some Ambazonians! It will do this not because it knows it will work, but simply to keep us at each other’s throat. At what point then would you be ready to raise the alarm and say you do not support what is going on, when you begin by ignoring all precautions and supporting this first illegal move?
If Ayuk Tabe is still in his right senses, he should tell LRC that for all ceasefire talks, LRC would have to talk to liberation movements and the Interim Government that control troops on the ground. He does not control any troops on the ground and therefore it is sans objet to talk to him. This would heal some of the damage he is trying to cause by allowing himself to be used by LRC for no other purpose than to sabotage our struggle. Ayuk Tabe is in no position to coordinate or lead any talks. The illusion will end very soon when he and his supporters realize that LRC will have to talk to Ambazonia and not to Ayuk Tabe if there is to be a ceasefire or an end to the war.
You and I may be wholly unaware of the specific motives behind LRC’s game. Is it eyeing the UN Security Council; the upcoming UN session; trying to evade the Swiss process; some international pressure we don’t know about? What is sure is simply that it is a plot against our revolution; it is an attempt to divide and conquer us; it is a play on our egos. What is necessary on our side is therefore to take all precautions against any move made by LRC. If LRC were genuine, it would have addressed itself to those who control troops on the ground.
Again, fellow Ambazonians, I have said that this is an opportunity for reconciliation in the Ambazonian camp and not for new bitterness. Bitterness, rivalries, absurdities, will not take us far! When we speak of reconciliation, we mean only for those who are able to recognize their faults! Yes, Ayuk Tabe has erred. We are able to see through the intrigues and therefore we are able to place ourselves above them. We must try by all means to rise above this and recognize that Ambazonia is our common destiny. Ayuk Tabe is also a stakeholder, despite his mistakes. If he is able to realize his fault and to make amends, we should let bygones be bygones, always being watchful to keep Ambazonia first in all our considerations. Some people have simply not learnt to rise above their egos, or to place anything else, even Ambazonia, above them. They are willing to destroy the entire struggle to prove that the person they support is the one “recognized” by foreign countries! We say a firm NO to this! We must keep an eye on such to make sure we puncture any devilish attempt of theirs to derail the struggle.
Let us all keep Ambazonia first in our thoughts and this useless attachment to individuals will fall away by itself.
AMBA: THE REAL THREAT - It appears Citizens of Ambazonia everywhere are THREATENED. Question is: By Who? + For What Reason? Do You feel threatened by another Ambazonian Citizen? Why? If not, then the obvious is to Face the Real Threat. Know what it is? TM ...