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General News of Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Source: ahotoronline.com

Setting up a US military base in Ghana will not pose threat - Irbard Ibrahim

The Chief Executive Officer of Irbard Security Consult, Irbard Ibrahim has stated that setting up a military base in Ghana by the US military will not pose an existential threat to our security.

In his latest writing on his Facebook page, the security analyst further stated that he thinks this foreign policy decision we have on our hands now does not stink, and is not as repugnant as it looks at first sight

Below is the statement

“Just like Gitmo 2, setting up a US military base in Ghana does not pose too serious an existential threat to our security. It is often said that all nations are equal. But in the current Unipolar World Order, some nations are just “more equal” than others. I stuck my neck out and swam against the tide on the issue of the Gitmo2. I think this foreign policy decision we have on our hands now does not stink, and is not as repugnant as it looks at first sight.

We have no option but to bite the bullet. It is just difficult to say no to the United States and I wish Ghanaians will bear with H.E Nana Addo on this one just as they bore with H.E. Dramani Mahama on Gitmo2.

His Excellency Kuffuor was able to reject a similar overture in the mid-2000s to the admiration of many. But the security dynamics in Africa have changed completely now – there was no Boko Haram as a lethal fighting force in the sub-region at that time ;Al Shaban didn’t exist in Africa in its current form, there was no JNIM etc.

Much as I call for upholding Africa’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the security exigencies of our time call for extraordinary measures and increased coordination and collaboration with our foreign partners.

I courteously and humbly urge Parliament to dispassionately consider the pros and cons of this decision and eventually “vote Ghana” on the floor of the House rather than NPP or NDC”