National Security Minister Jack Warner has vowed to treat the Trinidad and Tobago media to his British “silk” boxers.
Even Wired868, who has taken up the challenge to see Warner in court, is praying that the former FIFA Vice-President is referring to his expensively assembled legal team of British Queen’s Counsels and not something even more unseemly than he was previously credited with.
But who can tell what is beyond the People’s Partnership’s “Man of Action” these days?
His silk warning is a significant downgrade from his previous tsunami forecasts but then the public would pay heed to an errant weatherman for only so long.
Now, that the fear factor is gone; everyone is lining up to take a pop. The Trinidad Express dusted off and re-used a 13-month-old Wired868 report on the CONCACAF Centre of Excellence today that might have had Warner wondering if Lasana Liburd is now writing under the pseudonym, Camini Maharaj.
In truth, Warner must be seeing his enemies everywhere.
The US State Department’s 2012 Human Rights Report was not good reading for Trinidad and Tobago as it slammed local law enforcements for police killings, its use of the State of Emergency and “poor treatment of suspects, detainees and prisoners.”
It is an exaggeration, of course. Warner remains a suspect of money laundering and under probe by the T&T police but he gets by just fine and certainly is not mistreated. Kamla Persad-Bissessar even lets him act as Prime Minister from time to time.
And just where is the supposed “Mother of the Nation” when Uncle Jack is threatening to striptease the population? She is the United States again.
Mr Live Wire suggests that Tanty Kamla takes Warner on her next US trip. He is really getting too embarrassing for us now.