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And Pearson’s wartime commander thought “Lester” was too mild…


 

My normally restrained and sober colleague John Geddes fears that I’m depriving readers of a window into the lyrical creativity of Liberian warlords and child soldiers by not posting a full list of the names of all those wanted by the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 

My favourites are “Dead Body Bone,” “Bullet Bounce, ” and “Lucky Boy Kallay.” Given the unspeakable  horrors of Liberia’s wars, “Bad Child” seems, I don’t know, a little redundant. 

Suggestions for Canadian politicians and journalists are welcome. In the meantime, here’s the full list: 

 

ABRAHAM DORLEY
ABU KEITA aka SMALL SOLDIER
ALEX TOLBERT ALIAS GEN YOUNG DEVIL 
ALEX TOWAH ALIAS I MEAN IT
ALIEU KORSIA
ALPHONSO DUO
AMOS BARCLAY
AMOS CHEYEE
AMOS KOLLIE 
ANDREW KOAH
ANTHINY PONNIE
APOLO JAYSWEN
ARTHUR SAAR
AUGUSTINE TAMBA aka Kitalay
AUSTIN CLARKE
BENJAMIN YEATEN (50)
BESTMAN KPADEH
BEYAN MULBAH
BIG BOY JERRY
BODIO TOE aka Dirty Water
BOYE TARLEY
BROOK GOUKANUE
CHARLES G TAYLOR
CHARLES GEORGE 
CHARLES KOLLIE
CHEMOR KUYATEH
CHRISTOPHER VAMBO
CO. ZORKPAY
D.K. BRACEWELL
DANIEL GWEH
DANIEL T. SETH 
DAVID DANIEL SULON
DOEPU MENKAZOHN
DOMINIC SAYEH
DORBOR MOMOLU
DWIGHT S. HARVEY
EDWARD FARLEY
ELIJAH TARPEH aka Dust to Dust
EMMANUEL CLARK
EMMANUEL SAMUELS
EMMANUEL VAMBO
EMMETTE SANDO GRAY MR
ERIC WONGBAY
ERIC Y. BARKPOH
ERICK FLAHN
ERICSON BARDIO
EUGENE WILSON
FOLBURE JABATEH
FRANCIS DOLO
GEN GEORGE MANSUO 
GENERAL   KANGAR 
GENERAL SAYE
GEORGE S. BOLEY
GEORGE MENYON
GEORGE WARPO
GONOE GLADIAH aka Bad Child
HARRISON ZIAQUIN
HORATIOUS DAN MORAIS
JACKSON E. DOE
JACOB DAVIS
JAMES COOPER
JAMES DENNIS
JAMES KING aka SHAVY SHEVY
JAMES KPAQUAH
JAMES LAZALEE
JAMES SMITH
JEFFERSON JALLAH
JERRY GBAN
JERRY RISKS
JOE DOE
JOE TUAH
JOHN GBAYLEA
JOHN T. RICHARDSON
JOHN TEAH
JOHN WILSON
JOSEPH KARNWEA (Bush Devil
JOSEPH MONTGOMERY
JOSEPH MULBAH
JUNIOR CONTEH 
JUNIOR KARGBAH
JUNIOR KIAGBA
JUNIOR MATADI
JUNIOR SHAWALIN DAVID
KOFI ZACK, GENERAL
KULA FASAMA
KULA KAMARA akaDead Body Bone
LAWRENCE DORBOR
LEROY SUAH aka Gio Devil
LOTTER ZAYZAY
MALLISON BLACKIE
MANGO MENLOR
MANNEH ZEKEH
MARCUS KOLLIE (Rebel Baby
MARCUS SEEBO
MARCUS WILLIAMS
MARK DOLO
MARK GUAHN
MARTINA JOHNSON
MATTHEW DOLO
MCDONALD TARPEH 
MELVIN SOGBANDI
MICHAEL DAVIS
 MICHAEL/MARCUS DAVIS aka Sundagar Dearboy
MILTON S. YAMBAKOLO
MOHAMMED (KAMARA) KEITA
MOHAMMED BAH AKA SUPERMAN
MOHAMMED KANNEH (bad Blood)
MOHAMMED KEITA aka Turtle Bone
MOHAMMED KELLEH (Pupu Scatter)
MOMO GEBBAH (Bull Dog)
MORIS MORRIS aka Town Devil
MORRIS MYERS
 MORRIS SAYE
 MOSES GHOAN aka General Noriega
 MOSES KPAN
 MOSES LOVERBOY MULBAH
 MOSES PEWEE (Torbor Jr)
MOSES SAMUKAI
 MOSES TARLEY
 NUKU JOHNSON
 NYONDUEH MONORKOMNA
OFORI DIAH ( Iron Jacket)
OLDPA BENNIE
PAPA KROMAH
PAUL DOWEL aka Double Trouble
PAULSON GARTEH (General Satan)
PAYE DOLOPAYE
PAYE SUAH
PETER FINEBOY
PETER GIAH
PETER O. TOGBAH
PETER  PEEWU AKA  GEN. KATILAY
PETER  SAYE
PHILIP KOMEGAR AKA CHINESE JABBER
PHILIP TWEH aka QUICK TO FIRE 
PRINCE N KARDUAN
PUAL TUAZAMAN
QUOKAR – General kokar
REGINALD BALLON AKA GEN. GONDA
ROLAND DUO
RUFUS FASSUE AKA EQUALIZER
SAM CONTEH
SAMUEL NIMELY AKA PI
SAMUEL SAYE
SANDO BOTOE KIAZOLU
SANDO BOUTO ( BOUTE)
SARTEE K BROPLEH
SATURDAY TUAH
SIAFA NORMAN
SIDIKI KONNEH
SONPON TOE DOE
STEVE WHITE
STEVEN DORLEY
T. JUNIOR QUAYEE
TAMBA KWENDA
TAMBA NYANKAN
TAPLAH JOHNSON (Pupu Scatter
TARGBEH SAYDEE aka Dirty Prick
TARKPOR WOTOE
THOMAS BANQARQO
TOGBAH  COMMANDER
 TONY  aka Father Do Good
VARLEY KEITA
VARLEY TARLEY
VARNEY GAGAMA
VARNEY GOYAH
VARNEY KONNEH
VICTOR SIEH  aka Rambo
WAHIB SAAB
WILLIAM B TOE
WILLIAM BARCLAY (Bill 60)
WILLIE TOKPA (TOGBA)
WULU GOWAH
YEANANY KERYEAZUE
ZACK FREEMAN aka Quick To Kill
ZAWIE DOE
ZEAN KORGHAH
ZIZZAG MASSAH

WAR NAMES /NOM DE GUERE
DIFFERENT DEVIL 
OLDMAN
BULLET FLY 
RAY 
CRAZY 
GBANDI BOY 
BULLET BOUNCE 
DEAD BODY JACKET 
COBRA 
KPELLE BOY 
JR 
GENERAL ZERO – ZERO
RED 
PEPPER SOUP 
ARTHUR TRIG 
BLACK DEVIL 
3 BODY MAN 
TO GOD 
DO IT QUICK 
PUMP YOUR JAW 
CABLE WIRE 
LUCKY BOY KALLAY


 

And Pearson’s wartime commander thought “Lester” was too mild…

  1. I’m glad you posted this, it’s pretty impressive.

    … except “Ray”, the kind of nom de guerre that I would come up with.

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