I wonâ€™t write about Nigeria as a journalist. I am known in Nigeria as a national security specialist with decades of experience there. I have close personal friends at the highest levels of government and only write these few words out of deep concern.
For those reading the news about Africa, both of you, Nigeria is under terrorist attack and preparing military operations against a group called Boko Haram, an Islamic group from the North, more accurately centred in Niger, a nation to the north, a cesspool of international intrigue.
The group is real but in its current formation, it is the construct of outside powers who plan to Balkanize Nigeria. Nigeria is, in itself, a construct that never should have existed. The North is Muslim, the South is Christian, each side having nearly 100 million people and neither half are united in any way.
The history after colonial occupation is one of military dictatorship and corruption at levels unimaginable.
Nigeria is Africa, the most populace country, the most oil and gas wealth, the greatest economic potential, the biggest potential market.
Thus, Nigeria is a target.
Those in power know I laid out their fate. I told them when the bombings would start, what type, I was even right about the first target, exactly right. I figured what I would do and it happened. I figured what I would do if I were the head of a foreign intelligence agency planning to take over security operations for the government by making the new president appear vulnerable, powerless and then exploiting divisions in the country in order to start two decades of extremely powerful war.
In the process, side can be played against side, crooked politicians can keep the decision making apparatus paralyzed and the country can be turned into a terrorist battleground, leading to the long awaited civil war while being bled dry.
I laid the whole thing out.
Two foreign governments are involved, I named them.
I told my friends that Abuja would soon look like Islamabad, cameras, checkpoints, troops, that was the first part of the destabilization plan.
This is being done as we speak.
Real nation building is not in the cards, only rape and destruction, debt and more debt.
I saw it done, more carefully, to the United States. It isnâ€™t the same crew, not entirely, but many of the same actors are involved.
First they began by blocking the new president from assuming real power, buying off key political and military leaders.
Then a phony terror campaign was begun, like the one the US saw with 9/11.
Then â€œtheyâ€ arrived with solutions.
At the same time, â€œthey,â€ who have been working with the terror groups for years, are building an â€œAl Qaedaâ€ type organization that will be able to dart across borders and carefully orchestrate a pattern of destabilization using the same contractors that are going to be paid millions to help put in place security apparatus to protect the country.
This happened in America, in a way at least.
It is a plan long in motion.
Nigerians are ripe for civil war, angry, divided, fed up with abuse.
I love the damned country, my friends there which include those who theoretically rule the country, if such a thing were possible.
It is not.
What I did do is lay out a plan for the first hundred days that would have prevented this. In order to accomplish this, one would have to overcome a corrupt government, meaning that one would have to assume near dictatorial powers and turn to the people, all the people, for support.
One would have to deliver on promises of electrical power, police reform, refinancing debt, so many things.
There were two choices, one was to build a nation and the other was to react and become the victim of a plot long stewing in two capitols far away.
The desire for a civil war, something so many want in Nigeria, have waited for, has allowed them, the government, the people, to become what they fear most, slaves in their own nation.
Nigeria isnâ€™t Libya. It has a population 15 times that of Libya.
Nigeria is Africa. Saving Nigeria was vital to world stability, something only a select few know.
Destroying Nigeria was vital to world entropy, something only a select few know also.
As we speak, plane-loads of bomb detection equipment is coming in from the same people who built the car bombs in the first place.
War is being planned with the help of those who organized and armed the enemy.
Enough people were there who remember it all being laid out, how it would be done.
Predicting this didnâ€™t take genius, not hardly. I had seen it all before, so many times.
The plots spoken of as against Libya are very real but Egypt and Nigeria are the primary targets, taking the place of Iran, a nation that has been more resourceful than expected.
Were it taught, which it is not, we would call it history.
This article, culled from Dark Politricks of November 14, 2011, was originally published in Veterans Today, a US journal, where Duff works as senior editor.