Gambia: Gambian Diplomat Clarifies: How Two Hours Secret Recording Shrunk Into 12 Seconds Soundbite


Dear readers, I was not going to dignify the perpetrator of this recording circulating on social media but after a second thought, I found it somewhat obligatory to make a short comment about it. I am not crazy with all my military training from across the world to advocate the shooting of peaceful demonstrators under any given circumstance for that matter. I have broadly studied military law, the rules of engagements and fully understand the implications of the Geneva Convention. The person who made the secret recording of our conversation in my office and posted it on social media should have had the integrity to release the whole content of the two hours recording he illegally captured in my office. I wouldn’t in my wildest dream think that an intelligent person in this country will embark on the illegal activity of secretly recording a conversation with anyone without that person’s permission, given the stiff penalties laid by the laws for such banditry. That means, the conman was either unaware of the existing laws in New York City in particular or had simply taken the risk with the hope that I will challenge him in the courts and provide him with the cheap popularity he is seeking or perhaps the fast money he could gain from extorting his sympathizers. I will not even mention his name, lest he drags me into his importance-seeking amusement.

I do not only view him as a coward and a conman for the unauthorized recording he did but in addition to not letting me know that he was going to share it on social media, he doctored the entire two hours recording into a twelve-seconds soundbite to make everything looked like that was all we had talked about. 

Well before the segment of the 12 seconds recording which I know he meticulously changed, I had already challenged the fellow on his evidence of his certainty that Solo Sandeng the UDP youth leader who organized the so-called peaceful demonstration was actually killed as he was strongly convinced of it before walking into the Mission. With nothing to show for that claim other than what he was hearing from the streets and social media, he changed the subject to why the demonstrators were manhandled for “peacefully demanding electoral reform”. That’s where I gave him my piece of mind about what I know about the “so-called peaceful demonstration” which in the past six months or so was the main subject of propaganda and fundraising  among the anti-Gambia government dissidents in the USA and Europe.

Indeed, most of us were expecting some gullible fellows to fall for the incessant propaganda that I wrote about and published in series on the and Gambia websites advising the potential mercenaries not to bite the bait and suffer the consequence. That the APRC government was indeed overwhelmingly voted into office by 72% margin of the population with the party’s popularity since 2011 growing exponentially.

But then I am afraid on April 14, 2016, Solo Sandeng and his group of sponsored thugs swallowed the whole bait together with the line.   

I cannot boast about my linguistic skills in spoken Mandingo, but I can definitively say that I have a perfect understanding of every word spoken in the language. Hence, from the video footage circulating on line about the so-called demonstration on April 14, led by Solo Sandeng, there was nothing he said that suggested anything like demanding for electoral reform in the Gambia. That desperate excuse was a last resort of justification after the ultimate UPRISING failed dolefully. Solo for all I heard him saying in the video footage was his aggressive demand for a change of the government, period. 

That is why when this clown from Pennsylvania  came to my office asking about why Sandeng was killed in a peaceful demonstration I instantly put it to him that it was a foreign sponsored UPRISING to bring down the APRC government, on a protracted campaign from dissidents in which Solo Sandeng and the UDP party members were eventually recruited to carry out the mission.

And I bet, that is all I have been talking about at the UN. 

Although the fellow argued that he wasn’t following any of such campaign online in the past-big liar-I went on to tell him about the magnitude of the security threat the hooligans had posed to the peace and security of the country in their demand to change the regime in the manner they wanted to do it. In addition I told him how anyone with such intention should expect to die in the process either by accident or incident. Yes I was seriously irritated by the moron, for his condescending language and behavior that compelled me to sound rather vulgar in his miserable face. But my position was clear and will never change in that if I am in charge of any military or police operation in a country where a bunch of useless thugs are paid and released in the streets to render the society ungovernable without their consideration of how many people could lose their lives in the process, using deadly force will not be ruled out in my master plan. In an emotionally charged situation where I feel I am looking straight into the eyes of a devil like what happened in my office that day, I could make a similar verbal statement without refining the syntax. I will let the readers translate that in any way they wish. 

On a final note, my position on the so-called peaceful demonstration never changed since the architects of the anarchy started their conspiracy to the very day it happened on April 14 2016. That if you want to tear down a country in an effort to change a government that was popularly elected into office, then be ready to face or see anything in that uphill battle including the end of few to many lives, plus of course yours.

Now that the whole nasty scheme boomeranged in their satanic faces, it looks like out of shock and disbelief, they want to resort to any means to nurse their wounded souls. If they have any element of conscience, they should blame themselves for any casualty in the problem they have cooked and dished in six months or so.

And last but not the least, if they want to be honest to themselves, I suggest they cease attacking me for a12 seconds doctored statement made in a two hours illegally recorded audio, and demand from the scumbag the whole content in his possession. But, hey, the con artist is always a con artist and this is one con artist on steroid.

I rest my case.

Samsudeen Sarr

New York City

Source: Sam Sarr’s Own Facebook Page

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