Monday, May 20, 2019

UGANDA: Why Museveni thinks US presidents "act playboy"


"In-fact the leaders in the United States are like seasonal; four years and they are looking for new leaders and they are just playing around. They are as if they are in a game."

Museveni's public address on May 1, 2019 in Gulu.

“I want to reiterate here before America’s greatest heroes that I will not condone any dictatorial tendencies exhibited by dictators around the world especially the two old men from Zimbabwe and Uganda."
“Mugabe and Museveni must be put on notice that their days are numbered and that I am going to arrest them and lock them in prison. If the past American administrations have failed to stop these two despots, I will personally do it. If Obama fears them, I will never fear them. If Clinton and Bush feared them, If the Pope kneels before them, I will never be reduced to that level. I will never be cowed."
President Trump - Nov 2016.

Uganda's military dictator, Museveni responded to Trump: “I have not heard about Trump and what Trump says is none of my business. I think Mr. Trump has got enough work to do in US. People are dying, being killed by guns. Maybe I could give him some advice on how to have peace in the USA. I didn’t even know what Trump says. He has no credentials to talk about Uganda. He has no authority. He has got enough work to do in the US. In case you are in touch with him, tell him that.”

Initially, Museveni had panicked that President Trump was serious with the threats. Ugandans got excited that at last a strong external force was to come to their rescue from the yoke of Musevenism. However, the oppressed Ugandans did not initiate any move that would call for the attention of Trump to fulfil his promise. As usual, they instead folded their arms expecting Trump to carry out a commando raid against Museveni.

Consequently, Museveni felt relieved and in January 2018 he mocked Trump thus:
“America has got one of the best presidents ever. Mr. Trump. I love Trump because he talks to Africans frankly. I don't know if he's misquoted or whatever, but when he speaks I like him because he speaks frankly.”
The comments came a little less than two weeks after Trump described African nations, along with Haiti and El Salvador, as “shithole countries” whose inhabitants were not desirable as immigrants to the United States.

The USA has been and continues to be a major ally of the Museveni dictatorial regime. He has successfully managed to blackmail the USA using the global war on terror. He has used his one decade old deployment of troops to Somalia to blackmail the west into turning a blind eye to his autocracy. Since he came to power 33 years ago, the USA has changed Presidents six times. Therefore, its i against this background that he describes the leadership of US Presidents as "just playing around."


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