The report on terrorism 2011 that was recently released by the United States Department of States in Washington on July 31 was not a good one.
At a briefing to release the report, coordinator, office of the coordinator counterterrorism, Daniel Benjamin, said Africa experienced 978 terrorist attacks with Nigeria alone accounting for about 20 per cent.
The report also said: "Muslim majority countries bore the greatest number of attacks involving 10 or more deaths, with Afghanistan sustaining the highest number (47) followed by Iraq (44), Pakistan (37), Somalia (28) and Nigeria (12).
"Afghans also suffered the largest number of fatalities overall in (3,245) deaths, followed by Iraqis (2,958), Pakistan (2,038), Somalia (1,013), and Nigeria (590)". The report continues on and on...
But America has failed to tell the world how many civilians her troops have killed in Afghanistan; they also failed to tell us how many innocent Pakistanis they have killed in drone attacks. They have not told the world how many Palestinians Israeli troops have killed with their support.
United States have not told the world how many Iranian scientists they have assassinated in a bid to stop Iran from building nuclear power plant. In the ongoing war in Syria, American government has been supplying opposition with weapons to fight Syrian government. Instead of them to use their political and economic might to resolve the problem in Syria, they gathered Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey together and they called themselves "Friends of Syria" and they are aiding and abbeting the rebels in Syria to fight constituted Syrian government.
According to PRESS TV, President Obama approved 12 million dollars in aid to anti-government groups in Syria. As a result of US-backed opposition refusal to cooperate with the UN-Arab League mission to Syria, the envoy Kofi Annan has resigned.
Mr Annan said his six-point peace plan did not get the support it deserved. Fighting is still going on in Damascus, Aleppo and in other cities of Syria and people are still being killed. I hereby call on the government of the United States to stop their politics of double standard across the world. And they should stop forcing their policy on other countries without respecting the countries' constituted authorities. US government should try and put their house in order and find a way of resolving their economic crisis.
The America I used to know is a place where there were plenty of job opportunities, where there was enough food to eat, where there were enough houses to live in and where there was respect for human rights.
But today the US economy is in crisis, there are a lot of jobless people in America and some people are homeless while others don't have enough food to eat.
The US government should stop wasting billions of dollars in unnecessary war in Afghanistan and in Pakistan. They should also stop wasting billions of dollars they are giving to Israel annually to fight Palestine and stop destabilizing Middle East.
I wish to tell President Obama and Secretary of States Hillary Clinton that the 2012 report that the world wants to hear from US is the number of crises they have resolved across the world, the number of African nations' economies they have revived, the number of jobs they have created in US and in Africa. We want to hear the report of economic boom in US, Africa and other continents. The world wants justice to be done in Palestine.
The year 2015 is fast approaching and the Millennium Development Goals are still far from being met in some developing nations and America government should use their resources to help developing nations to meet the goals.
"Martin Luther King said: "The ultimate measure of humanity is not where it stands in time of comfort but where it stands in times of challenge, crisis and tragedy".
Ajiboye John Tosin, a youth activist, wrote from Osogbo in Osun State