Government Plots to "Solve The Brumskine Problem"

Press Release Issued by Friends of Charles Brumskine, USA

The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

March 14, 2003

The wave of orchestrations against the peaceful political activities of Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine appears to be reaching a dramatic height, as we have gathered from corroborated sources that plans are afoot to link him to something of the nature of the “Flanzanmaton Situation of 1985,” when political leaders at the time were linked to an assassinate attempt on President Doe, and subsequent incarcerated.

Very impeccable sources, within the government, have informed the Friends of Charles Brumskine (FOCB) that the chain of actions recently instigated against Cllr. Brumskine by the NPP Government are not isolated events. They are said to be grand designs intended to keep the presidential aspirant locked up in the Country until details of the plan are concluded and the act executed against the man that has become a formidable force on the Liberian political scene.

The latest of actions, which many have described as the naked use of power, is the refusal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to give Cllr. Brumskine an ordinary passport. FOB recalls that Liberian Government, upon knowledge of Cllr. Brumskine’s travel plan, re-instituted the Exit Visa requirement with the very weak explanation that it did so in order to track down criminals. We wonder why government did not institute this law to facilitate the arrests of the killers of Nowai Flomo, Sam Dokie and other criminals who are said to have absconded the Country!

As the devilish scheme is being manufactured, strategic meetings involving some former NPFL generals now serving as ministers and advisors in the government, are regularly held at different points including a site near Congo Town Back Road, the Kesselley Blvd., and the farms of top government officials.

Further setting the stage in this conspiracy, was a report in the local newspaper “The Chronicle,” owned by a senior Defense Ministry official. This newspaper which appears on the newsstand once every four months when the official can muster the required US$200 for its publication has of late been very regular and largely restricting its reportage to the smear campaign against Cllr. Brumskine.

The Chronicle released a “Confidential Report” by a team of ECOWAS military experts, which purported to link Cllr. Brumskine to LURD. The source of the report to the military experts was none other than officials of the government of Liberia. They are using their own unfounded rumors contained in the so-called “Confidential Report” of dubious authenticity. Nevertheless, our intelligence sources tell us that the publication of the report was the prelude to solving what is known in official circles as “the Brumskine problem.” Within the next few weeks, an “LURD” attack will be staged in Monrovia. The Government will either link Cllr. Brumskine to the attack or try to harm him during it, depending on which version will make a convenient story for the Liberian public.

In the face of this development, Friends of Brumskine wishes to inform the Liberian People as it has always done, that Cllr. Brumskine is a man of peace with an abiding faith in God as the only source of authority and that God will grant unto whomever he is pleased, the authority to provide leadership come October, 2003.

He has never dreamt of , and would not subscribe to any act that portents violence. These latest orchestrations are only the work of evil men who would wish to deprive the Liberian People of the present opportunity for the restoration of sanity in our land.

We wish to state that FOB remains resolved in identifying with and fostering the political agenda of Cllr. Brumskine come thick or thin. We warn against any staged attempt to get at our choice of leader, and are determined to move with him even in the darkest hole.

Therefore, Friends of Charles Brumskine is once again calling on the government not to cause unnecessary tension in the country by inventing and implementing strategies, which tend to destabilize the country all because they are trying to neutralize or get Cllr. Brumskine. We are proud of the work he has done in Liberia during the short time he has been there. We are also reminded that during his last strategy session in the United States, some of his aides reminded him of the danger of returning to Liberia. “If it must come, let it. I am resolved in my faith, and convinced that this is what God wants me to do,” he replied. There is an old Indian saying, “There is no courage without fear.” As he engages in his daily struggle for peace and democracy, we know that the Liberian people will ultimately be the beneficiary.

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