REJOINDER: A GENEROUS SERVING OF HUMBLE PIE FOR AFUA HIRSCH, “THE GUARDIAN(UK)” AND GHANAIAN HIRELINGS OF THE WESTERN MEDIA

Nigerian Army Airborne Forces

BACKGROUNDERS

“NIGERIAN ARMY’S MALI MISSION STALLS AMIDST DOUBTS IT CAN FIGHT”

https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/nigerian-armys-mali-mission-stalls-amid-doubts-in-can-fight-ghanaian-writer-on-a-british-tabloid/

GHANA’S EXEMPLARY AFRICAN ARMY ?

https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/our-critique-of-the-africa-report-article-who-are-africas-exemplary-armies-more-anglo-ghanaian-perspective/

WELL, non-exemplary Nigeria and Senegal are the first West African troops in Mali now. The Malian Army operations chief confirmed that they are ‘getting help’ in the fighting from Nigerian and Senegalese troops.

West African armies are now announcing the imminence of their deployment to Mali. Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal are all sending 500 troops each. No word from the “high profile peacekeepers” of the Ghana Armed Forces. Alas, peacekeeping is not the same thing as warfare.

Even as peacekeepers, Ghanaian soldiers have the dubious reputation of having allowed two African leaders – Patrice Lumumba and Samuel Doe to be captured from them. Naija got swagger and fight to the death.

Nigerian ECOMOG troops interviewed by Beegeagle’s Blog overwhelmingly confirmed that during the war in Sierra Leone, it was the Guineans who really fought alongside Nigeria’s gallant soldiers. According to them, Ghanaian troops spent whole days whitewashing their sentry posts and manning checkpoints while Nigerian and Guinean soldiers fought in the swamps, streets, jungles and hills of Sierra Leone.

https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/hanging-out-with-nigerian-ecomog-veterans/

https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/hanging-out-with-ecomog-veterans-pt-ii-a-foot-soldiers-story/

Here comes CONCLUSIVE PROOF that Nigerians did the fighting while Ghanaians manned checkpoints, sat behind sandbags and secured facilities which were seized by battle-hardened Nigerian troops. The story of the War as told by Sierra Leoneans THEMSELVES. Class is permanent.

QUOTE

“It was earlier reported that the
arrival of Ghanaian troops being sent to
Freetown via Monrovia had been delayed by logistical problems, and they were expected to arrive in the country late Saturday or Sunday.

The Ghanaians will secure the airports at Lungi and Hastings, freeing Nigerian troops for military action

end of quote

http://sierra-leone.org/Archives/slnews0597.html

(see May 31st, 1997 activities)

🙂 Now we know why Afua Hirsch, a Ghanaian, was alluding to Nigerians being only good enough to man checkpoints in Mali. Reverse psychology? Well, we have entered Mali and Ghana are still home and not commiting!

Afua, we are a nation of brave, battle-seasoned and natural warriors…so much so that the gallantry 🙂 has ensured that the only suicide bombers in West and Central Africa are NIGERIANS. It goes back much further.

During World War II, the only West African troops who made the cut for combat alongside the world-famous CHINDITS were NIGERIAN soldiers. In Burma, Nigerian troops even relieved blundering Ghanaian troops, saving them from certain death.

Our troops fought with DISTINCTION alongside the Chindits and even caused some Japanese units to flee on account of our sheer ferocity in battle

https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/nigeria-regiments-in-burmaww-ii-west-africas-sole-chindit-units/

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13 Responses to REJOINDER: A GENEROUS SERVING OF HUMBLE PIE FOR AFUA HIRSCH, “THE GUARDIAN(UK)” AND GHANAIAN HIRELINGS OF THE WESTERN MEDIA

  1. wocon45 says:

    laugh wan kill me die….:v ha..ha…ha..ha..

  2. anas says:

    These ghanians are not worth the stress let’s ignore them and focus on mali they wil always play second fiddle to nigeria but the writer of this article rly yab our charlie frnds ooo

  3. Cutievik says:

    Oga beeg,like seriously aren’t they going?

    • beegeagle says:

      Those who are really intent on going have all declared. Ghana have two new C295s (they have never had anything that size), so how long does it take to load the pallets and set out to Mali?

      They dilly-dallied like this and eventually, only Burkina Faso, Senegal and Nigeria sent troops for the ECOMIB intervention in Guinea Bissau.

      Even Togo, Burkina and Niger have all declared. What are they waiting for?

  4. Deltaman says:

    Update: Nigerian troops arrive Mali – http://english.cntv.cn/20130113/103782.shtml

  5. African Patritot. says:

    Forget Ghana. They are a joke! They only know football. Up Senegal. Up Guinea, Up Cote D’Ivoire, Up the Burkinabe’s, Up Togo. Up France, UK and U.S.A. We are united against these terrorist killers. I heard they ran from the battlefield. Not so tough now.

  6. Yagazie says:

    Oga Beegz, Afua Hirsch is an ‘ignorant twit’- but please stop giving her ‘cred’ by mentioning her name on this blog!!! Ghanians by nature are peace loving people- hence their preference for ‘peace keeping operations’ – when it comes to ‘peace enforcement’ or ‘combat’- the Nigerian armed forces comes into its own. At least this Mali Deployment has separated the ‘Men’ from the ‘boys’. Let’s wish our boys ‘Gods Speed’ and ‘Happy Hunting’.

    On another point, the international media (Al-Jazeera, France 24 and BBC) and even the south african news channel- e-NCA are simply showing film footage of the arrival of French Troops in Mali- no mention of Nigerian participation. Sorry-i’ll correct that- France 24 News channel showed a footage of a Nigerian airforce transport plane in Mali and also made mention of the fact that Air force ‘specialists’ are also present in Mali. Our Armed Forces publicity departments should ensure that our troop deployment in Mali gets maximum publicity on all the international news channels.

    On yet another point, its suprising how Algeria which was reluctant to support the Ecowas troop deployment and instead bleating about solving the problem through dialogue, has now stated that it will give French warplanes free passage over its airspace as well as secure it’s southern borders. ‘colo- mentality’ or what?

    Finally, saw photos of the French troop deployment into Mali on the news channels- they came in using Hercules C-130 Aircraft. I hope our Govt will release the necessary funds to refurbish ALL our C-130 planes so that our troops on foreign deployments travel in NAF aircraft.

  7. Spirit says:

    I wouldnt want to be an ‘Afua Hirsch’ right now. Well, the whole world knows who the real warriors are now.

  8. beegeagle says:

    Mighty Yagz, I salute you. Please check the thread on the movement of troops into Mali by a Nigerian military plane.

    CCTV carried the footage and I detailed what I saw.

  9. beegeagle says:

    Thank God for Beegeagle’s Bloggers and for new media. We also have a global audience and the intellectual firepower to press our Nigerian case.

    Those days of unchallenged media tyranny are GONE. We shall counterattack any nonsense emanating from anywhere, RIGHT HERE.

    The emphatic defence of what our troops actually represent and our insistence that the girl was talking profound claptrap has now been borne out. Now who is stalling on account of the fact that they cannot and do not fight?

    Before then, she had predicted with stereotypical ignorance that BH attacks are set to escalate. Well, they were halted in their tracks on Xmas Day and New Year’s Eve when the churches are packed to the rafters. Not a single bomb or gun attack..not a suicide blast across Northern Nigeria, a region thrice the size of Ghana. How did we manage it over such an immense area – larger than Texas? As we write, the JSTF are wiping out or arresting the top command of BH. Where and how, except in her subjective mind, have the attacks escalated?

    Here is dispassionate analysis from a strategic studies stable – not just routine gibberish from a malevolent and biased conclave of hackwriters.

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/is-boko-haram-more-dangerous-than-ever-western-analyst-in-a-non-stereotypical-assessment-says-nigerian-forces-have-contained-and-weakened-the-group/

    This girl shall know no peace until she lets go of Nigeria bashing. She did it again recently, remember? We shall continue to clear her doubts. She visits this blog everyday now. So she might as well be led to the light.

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/afua-hirsch-on-the-bbc-she-does-have-a-problem-with-nigeria/

    “If tree fall skatta fence, na part of di tree dem go use patch di fence”. Na so e dey be. So, a word is enough for the wise.

  10. Odion Oherein says:

    Afua Hirsch i invite you to come and comment on this Blog, let us test your Mettle

  11. beegeagle says:

    @Odion.

    Ussai! Back taya dey meet front taya? ITK 🙂 dem laik Doziex and Peccavi go fall her hand once and for all. She go pik race.

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