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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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With a new administration in Washington it will be a challenge to get the 'liberals' to hold Biden-Harris to the few 'progressive promises' they made during their campaign. Biden is bringing back many of Bush & Obama's neo-cons to head his foreign policy. I'll be on this case without hesitation.

Friday, February 01, 2013

OBAMA LEADS RESOURCE WARS TO AFRICA


  • I emailed around a John Pilger article this morning that began with: "A full-scale invasion of Africa is under way. The United States is deploying troops in 35 African countries, beginning with Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger.... The invasion has almost nothing to do with 'Islamism', and almost everything to do with the acquisition of resources, notably minerals, and an accelerating rivalry with China. Unlike China, the US and its allies are prepared to use a degree of violence demonstrated in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Palestine. As in the cold war, a division of labour requires that western journalism and popular culture provide the cover of a holy war against a 'menacing arc' of Islamic extremism, no different from the bogus 'red menace' of a worldwide communist conspiracy."
  • When you really study this map you can see why the corporations are willing to kill in order to control the continent.  There is huge profit at stake. So the African-American president leads the US into war on the African continent.  It's all very convenient.  If George W. Bush was pushing the Pentagon's Africa Command (AfriCom) into war operations the black leadership class might speak out but with Obama in office they are largely silenced.  Very sad. I hope readers can see the cynical calculation being undertaken by the corporate oligarchy in this evil story.
  • Nile Bowie (Malaysian journalist) concludes an article posted on Global Research with, "The ostensible role of the first African-American US President is to export the theatresque War on Terror directly to the African continent, in a campaign to exploit established tensions along tribal, ethnic and religious lines. As US policy theoreticians such as Dr. Henry Kissinger, willingly proclaim, 'Depopulation should be the highest priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World,' the vast expanse of desert and jungles in northern and central Africa will undoubtedly serve as the venue for the next decade of resource wars." 
  • In the end one must surely understand that Africans know their land is being raped for profit and they will fight for it.  They will be called terrorists.  Why do we let the capitalists play this game year in and year out?  Why do we remain silent as our national budgets are drained in order to pay for another war zone?  How could anyone justify supporting Obama today?  How?

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