Abdul Savage
Abdul Savage

(JollofNews) First and foremost, I have said, time and time and again, for years, that I do not condone, advocate, support and will never, ever be part of anything and everything that has to do with “force” to effect a change of government in the Gambia.
That is what I do not support, do not advocate, do not encourage and will never and ever be part of. What I do support, encourage, advocate and will be part of is a unity of action by the political players on the ground through elections.
For your information, bravery does not mean you compromise the integrity of any missions and or task. Bravery means you plan and execute smartly. Now, we all know the most recent attempted failed development was a compromised mission, hence resulting in the loss of lives. But ask yourselves did Yahya Jammeh compromise his mission of coup over 20 years ago like the other missions of coups against him were compromised? I will let you answer that.
Now, we all know there are segments of some of our own brothers and sisters overseas, in this thing called so-called struggle, who want nothing else but for the Gambia to blow up in flames, while they sit comfortably overseas and try to instigate “violence”, “coups”, “rebellion”, “demonstration”, and any and all other means of violence, going as far as wishing and praying for war in the Gambia.
Of course, they will flatly deny that they do not wish for war, but they knowingly instigate “violence”, “coup”, “rebellion”, ”demonstration” or “revolution” that they know could have the propensity to degenerate into a war, or some “conflict” of unimaginable consequences.
And when you examine or look at the people who are making these calls you notice that most of them were or are former enablers who used to work for this same government until they were kicked out, and they found themselves overseas, in America, Europe or wherever. Are they now bitter and mad that they were kicked out? Where are their allegiance and loyalty? What if they were not kicked out, would they today be overseas castigating this same regime or would they be in the Gambia working for this same regime?
Further, one is prompted to ask: why then didn’t they go on the ground and lead this “coup”, “revolution”, “violence”, “demonstration” or what not? They have been “talking” for years now, but if they plan it, in just a couple months or few months, they could save enough money to buy their plane tickets to go to the Gambia, if they do not already have enough money to buy their plane tickets. I bet they will not come up with some go-fund scheme or activity to raise money to buy their tickets…lol.
When I was in the army, we used to call it “Command and Control”. Why not they go on the ground themselves and take “Command and Control” of any and all situations? But if you notice they are not stupid enough to take their nonsense and cheap talk to the Gambia and they have been at it for how many years now…lol.
These characters are funny but they are not stupid either. They “instigate” some people to do their “dirty work”, when they could do it themselves but choose not to for whatever reasons. I call that cowardice.
And for the record, I do not need to prove my record to anyone and every one of you. My record distinguish, outstanding, and honourable with exceptional bravery, speaks for itself both in the Gambia and in the greatest country in the world, America.
Our allegiance and loyalty must be to the flag of the Gambia, and  not to any ruling party or government, as governments come and go, but the Gambian people will always be there.
 God Bless the Gambian people.
 By Abdul Savage
Retired, US Army
Honorary Judge, State of Texas
Member, Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars.