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General News of Monday, 25 February 2008

Source: gye nyame concord

Pratt to prove US has military base in Ghana?

Mr Kwesi Pratt Jnr., a noted politician and Managing Editor of The Insight newspaper, is still continuing with his bull talk on having evidence to show that the US had established or was in the process of establishing a military base in Ghana without adducing any credible evidence to back his claims despite the denial by US President George Bush.

Speaking last Friday, a day after he called for ‘decency’ in on-air analyses by panellists on Peace FM, Pratt himself went to the same studio and sought to make fun of US President Bush’s extempore speech, by reading out a transcript of Bush’s speech in the Daily Graphic in which he reportedly said “there is” instead of “there are”.

“Hey Kwame, broni mpo nie” he said, deliberately stressing on the gaff by the US President for effect.

Amazingly, Pratt moment later dropped a major bomb of his own by claiming that he had himself gone to a website established, owned, named and operated by a woman who used to be a top Intel officer of the CIA.

“Janest’s intelligence” is the name of the website, he claimed.

As it turned out – he was corrected by the host Kwami Sefa Kayi – ‘Prof’ Pratt was referring to the website of Jane’s (not Janest’s) Intelligence Review’, a website of the Jane’s Intelligence Review journal.

Apart from the website not being that of a person, let alone a woman, any real (not imaginary) visitor to Jane’s Intelligence Review website would certainly know that it is a specialised journal on military intelligence, international security issues, ongoing conflicts, organized crime, weapons proliferation published by Jane’s Information Group.

The group is made up of prestigious journalists, academics and technical specialists from the intelligence industry.

Mr Pratt also insisted that he was right on his assertion that he had evidence to support his claim that the US was about to establish a military base in Ghana, without providing any credible reason why he should be believed.

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