See PNC, Army, and Police Chiefs Collude to Eliminate Roger Khan
The political parties of Guyana must know that
Guyanese would not welcome the extradition of any Guyanese citizen
who provided significant support to the State, since it came under
siege by criminals and militants, operating out of Buxton with
the unbridled allegiance of a certain opposition party, the leadership
of the police and army, and certain prominent Black personalities.
Since the March 2001 General Elections, I have chronicled the
violence in Guyana, especially as it relates to racial and political
issues. One is aptly aware of the arguments, moral, ethical, and
otherwise regarding the crime situation. What is being witnessed
today is not a question of crime, but a challenge to the very
concept of “government” in Guyana. Given the strenuous
efforts being made by the leaders of our security forces and their
colleagues-in-arms to destroy a certain individual, it is fitting
to restate a few facts.
When Black police men were being gunned down
by the Black criminals-militants, when Black women inside Buxton
were being gang-raped and impregnated by the so-called Black “freedom
fighters,” when Black families inside Buxton that resisted
this campaign of violence were treated with fire and gunshot,
when the very Sovereignty of the Republic shuddered under this
collective violence, certain “businessmen” confronted
this unjustified revolt head-on.
During this time, the much celebrated “people’s
army” maintained by taxpayers’ money, became static
as its leadership was already compromised along Afro-centric lines.
While the ruling party (PPP) struggled to arrest the plummeting
situation, the primary opposition (PNC) watched safely, refusing
to aid the State, partially because primarily Indian people, its
traditional non-supporters, were being raped, robbed, executed,
and chased from their homes and villages in various exoduses.
Further, it sought to counter-produce progressive
developments, by arguing against the deployment of the military
against the seditious militants. Only when the violence overlapped
in unprecedented manners that threatened the very interests of
the PNC, did the party surfaced—in letter columns. There
is credible documentation of all of this.
Whatever is the US position in Guyana, Guyanese
cannot begrudge them their interests. Yet, Guyanese must guard
against division among our peoples to serve US interest. Historically,
we still suffer from such an unholy experience. If the US Government
is intent on fostering a government “by the people and for
the people” (e.g., power-sharing), let it be said that from
today, whatever form of government is implemented, must be coupled
with an immediate and necessary restructuring of the army. No
country can afford an army that exhibits self-destructive tendencies.
An army that stands against the people is an army that would murder
the people. One hopes that the notable advocates of power-sharing
Secondly, the advocacy for the extradition of
any Guyanese who prevented the fall of the State must be preceded
by the deliverance of the “masterminds” (Kwayana)
responsible for plotting sedition against the people and exercising
rebellion against the Republic. While one is reminded that the
current regime, however corrupt or inept is still a legally elected
government, all must remember that Guyana is not the property
of any party or people, but of all parties and all peoples. Any
show of arms against an elected government, therefore, is an unlawful
exhibition against Guyana and all of its peoples.
To those who ask that we uphold the law of the
Federal Republic of the United States, we request that they in
same fashion uphold the law of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
While Guyanese understand the concerns of the Americans over the
security of America, the Americans must likewise understand the
concerns of the Guyanese over the security of Guyana.
As such, the “masterminds” ought
to be prosecuted for the endless list of murders, kidnappings,
rapes, and other human-rights violation committed under their
leadership. By “masterminds,” one must include those
in the army and police who, as entrusted workers of the State,
have willfully used State-sanctioned recourses to facilitate a
breakdown of the State. Of course, Guyana being what it is, this
seems almost like words thrown into empty space.
Having heard from the PNC MP Debra Backer that
the PNC only has interest in a government made legal by the ballot
box, one is elated at such libertine rhetoric. But libertine rhetoric
is often a disguise for doublespeak rabble in Guyana. Therefore,
the PNC should explain its position as espoused during the height
of the 2002 militant-criminals’ campaign of violence; which
is that the PNC intends to “oppose, expose, and depose”
the PPP regime. One recognizes that in a violent climate, the
word “depose” (instead of “replace”) sends
volatile signals to the public which includes gunmen and “masterminds.”
Thus far, there has been no reversal of this position.
In light of recent supposed revelations, it seems
like a repeat of the sixties. This very slogan of 2002 was associated
with the UF-PNC-CIA disturbances (1961) against the Jagan regime
of 1961-1964. It was a favorite of Mr. Peter D’ Aguiar,
one of two key players, the other being the leader of the PNC,
Forbes Burnham, who was recipient of money from the CIA and who
colluded with US interests to ouster the PPP regime.
Before I conclude, the PNC should tell the nation
what is its position on Article 98 (2), under the Rome Treaty,
which offers US nationals (including servicemen) accused of crimes,
immunity from being handed over to the International Criminal
Court (ICC), or tried in Guyanese courts. For its being bullied
into signing the treaty in 2003, Guyana received some 27 refurbished
army trucks, and a few buildings built by US soldiers. The PNC
should explain to the public what would be its recourse should,
say, a young Black woman, a PNC supporter, be raped by an American