“God’s willing, I will be back,” Ex-Liberian Leader Charles Taylor


FLASH BACK: Former Liberian Leader, Charles Taylor and his wife Jewel Howard Taylor at their wedding

Washington, DC – Former Liberian president Charles Taylor, currently jailed in the UK for war crimes and crimes against humanity, is not a prophet in the truest sense of the word, but he seems to be a prophetic genius in another sense when he foresaw a time that he will assume power again in Liberia, either directly or indirectly.

In 2003 when then US president George W. Bush issued a statement that he (Taylor) must go as conflict escalated in Liberia, the ex-Liberian leader delivered a farewell address on a Sunday to his nation bloodied by 14 years of war, declaring himself “the sacrificial lamb” to end what he said was a U.S.-backed attack against his besieged regime that held the West African sub region in paranoia for a decade.

Before departing Liberia for Nigeria, Taylor said, “God’s willing, I will be back!” The ex-Liberian president’s recorded address to his people seems to be coming true closer and closer as his wife is positioned to become the most powerful person in the country.

Armed with a law degree and an economics graduate degree, Mrs. Taylor is a stone throw away from the Liberian presidency.

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Source: Globe Afrique Media

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.