March 13, 2012
Mr. President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, District of Columbia
RE: PRC Expansion in The Republic of Seychelles and Indian Ocean Region(IOR)
Dear President Obama:
I am writing to you concerning the ongoing urgency concerning the President of Seychelles, Mr. James Alix Michel’s invitation to People’s Republic of China (PRC) to offer a location for their expansionist ambitions in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) as a rising naval force.
We believe, this situation poses a threat to regional stability and Seychelles is being held hostage to this expansionist program that is being encouraged overtly by Mr. Michel, under the guise of fighting Somalia pirates, but in reality, it is encouraged out of his need to politically survive with PRC influence. In early December 2011, a high level delegation of Forty (40) top PRC military officials met with Mr. Michel and he openly offered the PRC the opportunity to set up an operational military base in the Seychelles territory.
This overt invitation was done under the guise of fighting piracy in the region. However, it should be noted, the PRC retains the largest embassy in Seychelles, and has exerted its influence through funding of the Michel regime now, for many years with ulterior motives.
This funding has been most opportune during election years, and largess from the PRC is most prominent throughout Seychelles.
For example, the PRC has funded and built the National Assembly in Seychelles.
PRC has built public houses which are used to systematically enfranchise the members of the ruling Communist party, while disenfranchising in a systematic manner, those citizens that hold opposing political views to the regime. The housing program in Seychelles, has been a key tool in furthering political cleansing of opponents in Seychelles.
Currently, the Judiciary Building is being built by PRC in Seychelles. This public building is conveniently situated next to a new military base, funded and built entirely by the UAE as it furthers its expansionist ambitions in the region.
I humbly ask you as President of the United States, to continue to assist our region as a leader in the fight against piracy. In this spirit, I am certain you will not be fooled by accolades of rogue leaders, who do not genuinely respect democratic norms and cunningly attempt to cloud the air, confuse the international community, in their ambitions and allow PRC to set up a military base in Seychelles, under the guise of fighting piracy motivated by the single need to politically survive and not deliver democracy as so promised to their people.
Seychelles Freedom Party