General Butt Naked

Joshua Milton Blahyi (born in 1971), better known by his nom de guerre General Butt Naked, was a former commander for the Liberian warlord Roosevelt Johnson, in the First Liberian Civil War. He quickly rose to the ranks of a warlord in the 2nd Liberian Civil War. Blahvi was infamous for his fierce, violent, and often eccentric measures and policies in early-mid 1990s. Originally a tribal priest, around the 1st civil war in Liberia he converted to Christianity and eventually became a preacher. General Butt Naked belongs to the Blahyi tribe of Liberia  - Which is a subset of the Sarpo tribe in West Africa. At age 11, he claims, he was initiated as a tribal priest and participated in his first human sacrifice.

General Blahyi is known widely in Liberia and the western media, to lead his troops naked, into the battle fields and jungles ! Except for shoes and a gun. He believed that his nakedness was a source of protection from bullets. Blahyi now claims he would regularly sacrifice a victim before battle, saying, "Usually it was a small child, someone whose fresh blood would satisfy the devil ..."


' General Butt Naked Blahyi is the iconic cannibal warlord, deep inside the ' heart of darkness ' - Africa - The Boston Observer October-2007.

Watch General Butt Naked and various regional warlords ( Including "Rambo and Bin Laden" ) take the VICE TV Squad around the erstwhile killing fields, provincial villages,  and inside the violent ghettos and brothels  - the tribal bad-lands of Liberia ! Since 1989, Liberia has been inflicted with intra tribal battles and a continuous civil bloodbath - The American political influence and exploitation, via the supply of cheap weapons, cocaine and heroine to the new emerging warlords  has made the situation worse, almost  beyond repair. As retired warlords turn to social service, in a nation with 50 % illiteracy and 68 % unemployment - new warlords take up the age old methods of anarchy and tyranny via guns, drugs, smuggling and prostitution. This is violence central ! With over 350,000 children addicted to heroine and cocaine in Liberia in contrast to the feeble foreign aid, this blood soaked land is grim. Sickened fatally with thousands of AIDS victims, Liberia bares witness to the never ending saga of african warlords and their brutal savage tirades. Where hundreds of local prostitutes have served U.N. soldier and staff. The number of Liberian citizens killed and butchered remains unknown ... A butt naked nation !