Notoriety has never been a pleasing and most welcoming accolade in any decent and civilized society and to its fullest degree, when it has bagged atrocities, gross violations of human rights in its entirety with the creation of an environment of total fear, distress, despair, unaffordability security-wise instability and by extension, without even remorse, then the writing on the wall is bound to become a vivid reality; while crime does no pay; so it is that no sin goes unpunished.
Those of such laurel are duty-bound to know and note that the evil that one does shall sure and truly live with him or her, if not after him/her because every long rope has an end; and no matter the stretch, level of maneuverings nor whatsoever cover one may choose to serve as shield, day will have to break in line with the law of nature.
In the same vein, despite clamoring, bullying and intimidating others while professing to be the savior of an embattled and hunted people, Christmas is Christmas and business is business; the worse to do is to combine both because the contained chemistry for both just can’t work together in perfect harmony as the things of Christmas are all about jolly-jolly, whereas, that of business is a matter of seriousness and no child play-in short, they’ll repel, for nothing cohesive is there to share in common.
As such, it hits the boiling point of crystal clear reality, when the Liberian Senate in its traditional drive to appointing its various committees to serve on the genuine purposes in the interest and smooth and professional running of the Senate undertook an election to occupy the various available positions.
And then, the process entered the most and widely eyed orbit of the committee of Defense and intelligence, with warlord Prince Y. Johnson (PYJ) winning as chairman on white ballot, immediately the past based on the performance of the winner took center stage, was drastically rejected by the United States Government and vehemently followed by a strongly worded released statement.
The statement wondered about the senate’s seriousness in its corruption fight posture including the Varney Sherman’s corrupt practice through judicial bribery, as chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims and Petitions
In the released statement, the U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the election Wednesday, May 19, 2021 of notorious warlord Prince Y. Johnson as Chair of the Liberian Senate Committee on Defense and Intelligence.
The statement Senator Johnson’s gross human rights violations during Liberia’s civil wars are well-documented; his continued efforts to protect himself from accountability, enrich his own coffers and sow division are also well known.
That the Liberian Senate would see fit to elevate him to a leadership role – particularly in the area in which he has done this country the most harm – creates doubts as to the seriousness of the Senate as a steward of Liberia’s defense and security.
The U.S. government is proud of our longstanding partnership with the Ministry of National Defense and Armed Forces of Liberia which will continue – but we can have no relationship with Senator Johnson.
We note as well the continuation of Counselor Varney Sherman, sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for corruption involving judicial bribery, as chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims and Petitions. By giving Senators Johnson and Sherman these leadership roles, the Senate is effectively ensuring that corruption and lack of accountability flourish.
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