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Conde’s Speech Reveals Something Guineans Have Known All Along: His Psychological Problems Will Lead Him to Destroy the Country

September 22, 2012

CONAKRY, GUINEA -September 21, 2012 (BBC photo)

Conde’s speech (see further below) on state TV late Friday was an insult to the intelligence of the people of Guinea. Most Guineans know that Conde is not, and cannot be, a statesman. In tragedy, Conde finds opportunity.  In this case, it is to spin things in a manner which have no bearing in reality.

After the events of Friday, a good statesman would have made a speech that focused on calming the nation and included at least one mention of the young man killed by security forces yesterday. Yet, straight out of the box, Conde talks about the new law regulating the CENI and how this love child of the opposition and his administration shows compromise to be the path. The reality is that the CENI issue has always been in the hands of Conde and his accomplice, Louceny Camara. They, along with many others, prevented the opposition from any meaningful participation in the the business of the CENI. If the opposition had been allowed full partnership in CENI operations back in 2010, the guy who actually won the election, Cellou Dalein Diallo, would be the one sitting in Sekoutoureya Palace.

But, what about Friday’s violence and its underlying cause?  Does Conde have words of hope or suggestions for a new day in Guinea?  Of course not.  Conde takes the opportunity of this serious national tragedy to talk about investment and to toot his horn about a recent Economic Forum in Guinea and how violence in the streets jeopardizes both.

”These upheavals, the violence of yesterday and this morning aimed at creating a climate of tension to panic the population and discourage investment.”


“Yesterday we passed the Economic Forum, which brought together two days of great personalities in Finance, Business and Economy. This success will bring new investment and create employment opportunities for youth, opportunities for economic growth for the country. Some want to distract us from the hard work much appreciated for the Interior and Exterior.”

No, it is Conde who is trying to distract the people of Guinea from the fact that he has no ideological path, he is determined to destroy Peuls by any means necessary, and he is constitutionally unable to treat the opposition as formidable opponents rather than criminals. Actually, it is Conde, himself, who will cause investment and development in Guinea to tank, that is, immediately after he declares an ethnic war on Peuls.

The following article from Guineenews was translated with Google into English.

Political Conde invites the population to remain calm and not to respond to provocations

posted 21 September at 13h14 | updated September 21 at 13:26 | posted 2226 times

After an eventful day, which resulted in one death and several injuries in the suburbs of Conakry, President Alpha Conde has held this Friday, September 21, a speech to the nation in which he urged his countrymen to keep calm and not to respond to provocations.
We offer the full speech of the Head of State, sent by the press office of the Presidency.


My dear compatriots,

The construction of a rule of law is a daily quest that requires commitment and good faith of all citizens of this country.
Day before yesterday, I signed the Decree promulgating the Law on Regulation of the CENI, with parity between the majority and the opposition.
This Act is the willingness of Republican Institutions to strengthen democracy.
Yesterday, the opposition organized a demonstration which allowed was widely covered by all media outlets.
The police, despite provocations here and there, despite the anarchic occupation of public roads not affected by the authorization and blocking traffic, remained impassive.
I want that Guinea is a haven of peace and freedom.
I want the public safety is guaranteed for all.
I want all Guineans, all Guineans live in peace and harmony.
That is why, while deploring the acts of vandalism and destruction of public transport buses, common heritage recently acquired to relieve workers of the city, I urge calm.
Citizens had their property vandalized: shops were vandalized for no reason, private vehicles destroyed.
These actions are likely to affect the cohesion and national unity.
It’s actions are unacceptable.
I call on all our compatriots, despite the feelings of revolt against such acts which do not honor their authors nor our country to remain calm, never respond to these provocations senseless and incomprehensible.
Guinea’s advance in the peace and advance in the path of progress.
These upheavals, the violence of yesterday and this morning aimed at creating a climate of tension to panic the population and discourage investment. Should not yield to provocations.
Yesterday we passed the Economic Forum, which brought together two days of great personalities Finance, Business and Economy.
This success will bring new investment and create employment opportunities for youth, opportunities for economic growth for the country.
Some want to distract us from the hard work much appreciated for the Interior and Exterior.
My Dear Compatriots,
I called for calm and work. I appeal for calm and national unity.
Those who want to walk walk but nobody took the opportunity to create unrest and disorder.
Without peace, without national unity and cohesion, there is no development.
Without peace and security of persons and property, there will be no investment.
That is why peace is essential for our people.
I’ll see all my strength.
Transmitted by the Press Office of the President

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