re: Bongo on "terrorism"
- Hello all:
I am a new member happy to find this group.
I just read the interview of President Omar Bongo posted on 4/15/2003
and I must say that I was very impressed with his take on the African
geopolitical situation with regards to globalism and democracy.
I have read a lot of press on President Bongo's so-called "grip" on
power in Gabon, but I have read little about the stability that he
has bought to Gabon amid all of the violence that has plagued the
continent throughout the years. He seems to have a great practical
and intellectual capacity to grasp the challenging issues of Africa
in a practical way and I like that a lot in a politician. In this
interview Bongo touches on issues that it seems like few in the
media want to report. Especially in light of the "War on Terrorism"
where we have seen how the Western powers have responded to increase
their hegemony around the world. I like what Bongo has to say and
feel that the Gabonese people should be happy to have a leader with
such intellegence and capacity to govern.