06.01.2020 Opinion

The Tendon Heel 

By Cadre Veteran Amara B. Kanneh
The Tendon Heel
06.01.2020 LISTEN

Claimed no self victory, think not of being so powerful, mislead the people not; be arrogant not for bravery is not in your DNA but in thy spirit of thy Lord who gave it. A retort to a Liberian Talk Show Host Henry Costa.

In ancient Greek mythology, there lived a son called Achilles, he was the strongest and most fearless warrior in the Greek war against the Trojans. As an infant his mother dipped him into the River Styx, which made him invulnerable everywhere but the HEEL by which she held him. For ten years Achilles was a great hero in the Trojan War. But in the end Paris, son of the Trojan king, fatally wounded Achilles in the HEEL.

Today, the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone is called the Achilles tendon, and a small but dangerous weakness is known as an “Achilles heel.” Because Achilles was a half-god, he was very strong and soon became a great warrior. However, he was also half human and wasn't immortal like his mother. He would get old and die someday and he could also be killed.

~ Who is the ACHILLES, Paris, TROJAN, and what is referred to as the Greek War in Liberia?

In a contextual political happening of Liberia, Henry P. Costa is referred to as the Achilles, Paris is Chairman Jefferson T. Koijee, Trojan is the government, while PROTEST is the war in Liberia. It might be a fun tho, but this is exactly what happening.

Let's continue:

The Trojan War (Protest) Begins in Liberia!

When Helen, the wife of the Greek King Menelaus, was taken by the Trojan Prince Paris, the Greeks went to war to get her back. Achilles joined the battle and brought along a group of powerful soldiers called the Myrmidons.


When Dr.Stefania Forte , the divorced wife of Henry Costa was invited by the Lord Mayor Jefferson Koijee in Monrovia from Italy to carry on volunteer work at the MCC, the COP led by Henry Costa, got aggravated over the situation and stage protests against the government.

Let's continue:

Achilles Fights Troy

During the Trojan War, Achilles was unstoppable. He killed many of Troy's greatest warriors. However, the battle raged on for years. Many of the Greek gods were involved, some helping the Greeks and others helping the Trojans.


During the numerous protests, Costa became vocal because he needed money. He tarnished the reputations of many government officials. However, those protests went on as planned. Many opposition political parties were involved. The international partners of the government of Liberia were involved helping the government and the protesters through dialogue.

Let's continue:

Achilles Refuses to Fight!

At one point during the war, Achilles captured a beautiful princess named Briseis and fell in love with her. However, the leader of the Greek army, Agamemnon, became angry with Achilles and took Briseis from him. Achilles became depressed and refused to fight.


During the many protests held in the country, Henry Costa observed that ANC P. Leader, Alex Cummings wasn't sincere to the COP. Henry Costa started to reign iinvectives at Cummings. The followers of Cummings became angry with Costa and counter reacted in defense of their leader Cummings. At last, Costa became left out, depressed, and hopeless.

Let's continue:

Patroclus Dies!

With Achilles not fighting, the Greeks began to lose the battle. The greatest warrior of Troy was Hector and no one could stop him. Achilles' best friend was a soldier named Patroclus. Patroclus convinced Achilles to lend him his armor. Patroclus entered the battle dressed as Achilles. Thinking that Achilles was back, the Greek army was inspired and began to fight harder.


after that, Henry Costa radio station was closed down for defrauding government, he couldn't be heard again. COP became to lose the protest momentum. Deputy Minister Eugene Faghnon became the most forceful voice of the government and no one could stop his intellectual prowess. Henry Costa best friend was Bro. Martin Kollie who sometimes acted like Costa to extort money from prominent people. He later lied that the government of Liberia wanted he dead and later fled the country in shame to Rwanda.

Let's continue:


Achilles continued to battle the Trojans and it seemed like he could not be killed. However, the Greek god Apollo knew his weakness. When Paris of Troy shot an arrow at Achilles, Apollo guided it so that it struck Achilles on the heel. Achilles eventually died from the wound.


Henry Costa and his COP slaves continue to push for protest; the December 31, 2019 protest and it seemed like he could not be stopped by government and Foreign Diplomats. However, the followers of the CDC new his weakness. When Mayor Koijee spoke to the consciousness of the masses on Carey's street two days before the protest date, supporters of the CDC guided the message to the understanding of the people and the Protest, COP, & Costa died from the wound.

In conclusion, today, the term "Achilles' heel" is used to describe a point of weakness that could lead to ones' downfall like the COP's protest on tomorrow.

Good night

The Researcher/Author: Amara B. Kanneh

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