Tuesday, March 6, 2012
What's in a Name? (Reshmi-Gate Part Deux)
The fact of the matter is we cannot allow this issue to go away unresolved because what was attempted in this most frightful scenario was deceit of the worst kind and it relied on secrecy to prosper in some of the highest offices of this land. That an unqualified person was being put in charge of security apparatus and decisions that had long term implications for all of our lives is a cock up of epic proportions, but that it was 'A-Okay' with the Attorney General, Minister of National Security and Minister of Legal Affairs among others is probably the most frightening episode in our nation's history outside of 1990's attempted coup. How none of these fine gentlemen have been made to pay for such an egregious dereliction of duty escapes me and shows the low level of self respect the people of this country have for themselves. Until we get a satisfactory explanation as to what exactly took place here some of the highest institutions in our nation would remain in disrepute because of the actions of the Office holders and that is a state of affairs that must not be allowed to continue.
The media has a serious role to play in this as beyond the sex, lies and masking tape that has been used to muddy the discussion and real probing investigations need to be launched into who knew what and when. Talks of lesbian love triangles and other sagacious gossip used to deflect from the core issues need to be brushed aside. In a real country someone or someone(s) along the chain of command that conspired to perpetrate this fraud would have been fired and possibly charged for misbehavior in public office because in cock ups of this magnitude someone has to accept final responsibility and it cannot be at the level of the employee Reshmi Ramnarine or whatever her name is today.
Regardless of who changes their name or address, these questions have to be answered.
Who was party to this act?
Who recommended her and who approved the recommendation?
Who doctored her qualifications?
Were laws that govern State security at this level broken, and if so by whom and what if any action has been taken?
Until we deal with this in this manner we remain at risk for it happening again and again, and THAT is the issue here. This stopped being about Reshmi a long time ago.
Posted by Phillip Edward Alexander at 12:15 PM