WOULD I LIE TO YOU?
OUR BLOODY 'WALL STREET JOURNAL' (OR 'WALL STREET SUCK-UP', THAT NAME WORKS, TOO) HAS EVEN PICKED UP THE PROPAGANDA...ALL AMERICA IS TRYING TO DO IS "HELP HUNT DOWN TERRORISTS", "HELP THE FRENCH FIND" AND KILL MORE OF THOSE CURSED AL-CIA-DA, I MEAN "AL QAEDA" MONSTERS, AND FOR SURE THEY AREN'T TAGGING THE TUAREG, NO SIRREE! THE TUAREG ARE BACK IN MALI, AREN'T THEY? FIRST MALI, NOW CHAD, ONWARD GOES AMERICA TO HELP SWEET FRANCE NAIL THOSE YUCKY JIHADISTS AND RUNAWAY AL-CIA-DA (OR 'AL QAEDA', IF YOU MUST) OH, HANG ON...MAYBE NOT! MAYBE THERE'S NEW AND IMPROVED "AL Q" IN CHAD...OR MAYBE AFRICA IS SUDDENLY OVERRUN WITH AL-CIA-DA, I MEAN AL QAEDA!I HEAR IT'S SORT OF LIKE HAVING FLEAS, AFRICA...BUT ONLY AMERICA CAN DETERMINE THAT WITH OUT AMAZING "INTELLIGENCE SEERS"....LIKE THE ONES WHO SAID SADDAM HAD "WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION"....YEAH, REMEMBER THOSE GUYS? SO, LET OUR SEERS GET TO WORK ON HOW BAD YOUR PROBLEM IS, AFRICA, AND THEY'LL GET BACK TO YOU.
EITHER WAY, AMERICA HAS DESCENDED UPON YOU, O', AFRICA, YET AGAIN! REMEMBER EGYPT, LIBYA? COVER YOUR HEADS! DRONES MAY TARGET YOU! WELL, LIKE THEY'VE BEEN TELLING PEOPLE IN PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, QATAR, EVERYWHERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST EXCEPT GOOD OLD BUDDIES, 'SAUDI ARABIA', (FOR WHOM AMERICA 'PLAYS' "WHORE OF BABYLON" ???)AND THAT WINSOME JEWEL, KUWAIT..."OOPS! SORRY! WE DIDN'T MEAN TO KILL YOUR INNOCENT CIVILIANS THERE, PALS! PARDON OUR...UMMM...DUST! WE WERE AFTER AL-CIA-DA, I MEAN...OH, NEVER MIND!"
HAS ANYONE BESIDES ME NOTICED HOW AMERICA SEEMS TO MOVE IN WHERE THE FRENCH HAVE "LED"? VIETNAM, AFGHANISTAN, AFRICAN NATIONS NOW....HOW SWEET, EH? MUST BE LOVE.
SAAAAAY! HOLD ON! COULD IT BE...DARE WE IMAGINE THAT FRANCE AND THE USA ARE COMING IN TO HELP YOU, AFRICA, BECAUSE CHINA...C-H-I-N-A...HAS GOTTEN SUCH A NICE FOOTHOLD THERE? CHINA'S PRESENCE IN OTHER NATIONS (TO "BOOST THE ECONOMY") SEEMS TO SORT OF SET FRANCE AND AMERICA OFF, HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT? I MEAN, IT WAS SORT OF, MAYBE IN A "SMALL" WAY, THAT CASPIAN SEA OIL PIPELINE THING THAT CHINA LOOKED TO BE GETTING CLOSE TO THAT TICKED MORE THAN A FEW OFF IN WASHINGTON, D.C., YES? NO? THEN FRANCE GOT MIFFED AT US FOR HORNING IN ...AGAIN...IT WAS A MESS, TRULY.
BACK TO THE WALL STREET 'JOURNAL' ARTICLE....(HOLD YOUR NOSES)
<<Administration officials initially cited concerns that furnishing actionable intelligence to the French would spur the affiliate, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, to start targeting American interests in the region. They were also concerned the move would make the U.S. culpable for lethal operations that it wouldn't control.
Advocates of helping the French locate targets for strikes argued that providing the information was in the U.S. interest because it would bolster a key ally, reduce the risk that the French offensive would drag on and help eliminate militants of increasing concern to the U.S., including Mr. Belmokhtar.
[SURE SOUNDS LIKE WHAT 'WE' SAID ABOUT VIETNAM, DOESN'T IT? ALMOST VERBATIM! LIKE WHEN EISENHOWER FIRST SENT IN AMERICAN "OBSERVERS"? EERY!]
A senior U.S. official said the Americans ultimately decided they weren't cobelligerents because the U.S. was supporting the French rather than joining the campaign.>>
HUH? EXCUSE ME, WE'RE NOT "COBELLIGERENTS", EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE AMERICAN BOOTS ON THE GROUND IN AFRICA, AND A NICE SWARM OF REAPER DRONES AND HAVE BEEN "DRONING" OUT OF AFRICA SINCE THE IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN "WARS" FIRST RAGED? OH, OK...SURE, NO BELLIGERENCE THERE! <siiiiiiiiiigh>
(REMEMBER WHEN THE SAUDIS GOT THEIR PANTIES IN A WAD WHEN AMERICA SUGGESTED THEY ALLOW US TO HIT A FEW NATIONS FROM THEIR 'HOLY' GROUND? YEAH, SOME PALS THEY ARE!)
SAY HELLO TO "AFRI-COM", TO "EXERCISE AFRICA ENDEAVOR", PEOPLE OF THAT CONTINENT. YOU ARE SOOOO SCREWED....AGAIN! LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE HEAED BACK TO THE COLONIALISM YOU HAVE SO FOUGHT AGAINST...DO SOMETHING, QUICKLY! I HOPE YOU CAN...GOOD LUCK!
LOOKS LIKE AMERICA IS ABSOLUTELY DETERMINED TO BRING YOU "PEACE", TO HELP YOU "LIBERATE" YOURSELVES, AFRICAN NATIONS! YOU SEE WHAT THAT GOT THE REST OF THAT REGION, DON'T YOU? TAKE NOTES!
WELL, THE RAG SHEET, I MEAN, "WSJ" WON'T LET ME SEE THE WHOLE ARTICLE I WANTED TO READ UNLESS I SUBSCRIBE, SO BEST I CAN OFFER IS A FEW QUOTES, SINCE I WOULDN'T SPEND A PENNY ON THAT PIECE OF 'JOURNALISM'! BUT I WAS ABLE TO READ ALL THIS "BULLY FOR AMERICA" TYPE ARTICLE IN THE WSJ:
<<The U.S. is markedly widening its role in the stepped up French-led military campaign against extremists in Mali, providing sensitive intelligence that pinpoints militant targets for attack, U.S. and allied officials disclosed.>>
[ I CAN HEAR WALL STREET CHEERING NOW! "KA-CHING! KA-CHING! WAR IS PROFIT!"]
NOW THE NEW YORK TIMES IS A BIT MORE FREE WITH THEIR 'ARTICLES' (AS MOST OF OUR AMERICAN MAINSTREAM MEDIA ATTENTION WHORES ARE WHEN THEIR CORPORATE OWNERS SEND THEM OVER WHAT THEY WANT PRINTED TODAY) AND HERE'S SOMEONE'S TAKE ON THAT "AMERICA HELPS THE FRENCH" THING, THO' THE PIECE IS MAINLY COMMENTS BY A GUY NAMED "Jean-Yves Le Drian"...WHO SAYS:
<<Being responsible for the lives of others at war “is not a burden, but a permanent tension,” he said. “I don’t see it as a burden, but as a duty. That’s a help.”
But obviously it is Mali, where French troops are doing nearly all the fighting, that preoccupies Mr. Le Drian. The effort has begun well, but it must end well, too, he said, unlike the chaos in Libya, where a weak central government cannot control regional militias and arms are flowing freely across borders, including to the Islamists in Mali.
[OH, NO IT'S NOT! IT'S THE TUAREGS "FLOWING INTO MALI, WITH FRANCE AND NOW THE USA IN HOT PURSUIT!]
[OH, NO IT'S NOT! IT'S THE TUAREGS "FLOWING INTO MALI, WITH FRANCE AND NOW THE USA IN HOT PURSUIT!]
The intervention in Libya did not finish properly, he said. “We can’t allow ourselves this in Mali.”>>["WE CAN'T ALLOW THIS IN MALI"? WHO IS HE TO SAY THAT? HOW DARE HE SAY SUCH A THING? WHAT HAPPENS IN AFRICA IS THE BUSINESS OF AFRICA, NOT OF ANYONE ELSE! WHAT AFRICANS DO, WHAT ANY NATION IN AFRICA DOES IS THEIR BUSINESS TO ATTEND TO! BACK OFF AND LET THEM HANDLE THEIR OWN AFFAIRS, FRANCE, AMERICA, CHINA, EVERYONE! STAND BACK AND LET ALL NATIONS DO THE SAME AS THE "BIG" NATIONS DO...EXACTLY AS THEY PLEASE TO DO! ]AS IF THAT WASN'T FOOT-IN-THE-MOUTH ENOUGH, THE FRENCHMAN CONTINUED:
<<France wants a new United Nations Security Council resolution to rebadge the African force as blue-helmeted peacekeepers and has been pushing for new elections in Mali, now scheduled for July 7.
[ MORE U.N. TROOPS? REALLY? MORE RAPES, TORTURES AND MURDERS BY THE "BLUE HELMETS" ALSO COMING BACK YOUR WAY, AFRICA! REMEMBER HOW THE U.N. HELPED OTHERS GET THOSE "BLOOD DIAMONDS" OUT OF YOUR EARTH? YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! FRANCE WANTS THOSE GUYS BACK IN THERE THAT MANY OF YOU FOUGHT SO HARD TO KICK OUT! ]
All this will take many months and require stability, Mr. Le Drian concedes, and while the French express hope that African forces will pursue the Islamists into the mountains and deserts of the vast north, it is highly likely that French special forces will have to continue to operate on their own and alongside the Africans, with the help of American surveillance drones.One of the most shocking lessons for him from Mali, Mr. Le Drian said, was the lack of French surveillance drones, which he called “incomprehensible.”
Similarly, he said, France lacks adequate air refueling capacity, for which again he thanks Washington, which after some hesitation agreed to provide refueling planes. As for air transport, France would always rely on its allies in NATO, he said. “That issue we finally fixed without too much trouble because we were supported by the British, the Americans, but also the Spanish, the Germans and the Canadians.” >>
HE HOPES AFRICAN FORCES WILL PURSUE THE ISLAMISTS??? REALLY? NO, REALLY? IS HE COMPLETELY DAFT? 41% OF AFRICAN PEOPLE ARE "ISLAMISTS", ARE MUSLIMS! WHAT IS HE DOING, THE SAME AS WE'VE DONE? PITTING SUNNIS AGAINST SUFIS AGAINST SALAFIS AGAINST AHMADIS, AND ALL AGAINST EVERYONE ELSE ON THE PLANET? ALTHOUGH THOSE GUYS HAVE BEEN GOING AT EACH OTHER FOR QUITE SOME VERY LONG TIME...EXPANDING THAT RIFT IS A TACTIC USED BY FOREIGNERS AGAINST THE MUSLIM WORLD FOR AGES!
Here's a little HISTORY for you, anyone NOT from Africa...
Most of Africa spent two generations under colonial rule! TWO GENERATIONS!
By analysis of what was there BEFORE Africa was "divvied-up" and what is there NOW, one can prove without a doubt that this 'colonialism' severely retarded economic development across the entire continent of Africa! The Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 formalized what was known as the ‘Scramble for Africa’. European powers, without one shred of right to do so, divided up Africa between themselves and started "administrating" their new colonies. They "administered" them almost to utter ruin! Seventy years later they "bequeathed" their colonies back to native Africans, BUT those countries and everything in them looked remarkably different from how they looked in 1880! With some exceptions, these countries are among the poorest in the world today, and how can the global elite, the bankers who rule nations, afford to have Africa come out of their economic slump? they're already fighting the ASIAN RISING ECONOMY, but add AFRICA? NOOOO! They can't have THAT!
Picture how the Amazon looked BEFORE the rush by OUTSIDERS for its resources....go look up images from the late 1800s, the very early 1900s, then look at photos of the SAME areas now....get the picture? And wherever European powers have had holdings, their friend and ally, America, was right there with a big spoon for a heaping taste of the "African natural resources SOUP"!
If the Europeans had just brought technology or educational institutions, MINUS COLONIALISM, Africans could have adopted or innovated EVERYTHING themselves, don't you imagine? Isn't that how REAL progress works? Isn't that how the "Super Powers" got so super...education, technology development following that?
Didn't America FIGHT LIKE HELL WAS AFTER THEM AGAINST COLONIZATION?
DIDN'T WE CALL THAT THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION?
But none of that for Africa!
Some studies point to three types of European "colonies" in Africa:
- Those with a centralized state at the time of the "Scramble for Africa", such as Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Rwanda, and Swaziland;
- Those of white settlement, such as Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and probably Angola and Mozambique;
- And then "everyone else" ... colonies which did not experience significant white
settlement and where there was either no significant pre-colonial state
formation (like Somalia or South Sudan) or where there was a mixture of centralized and uncentralized societies (such as Congo-Brazzaville,
Nigeria, Uganda and Sierra Leone).
It seems logical/reasonable to assume that all groups, WITHOUT colonialism, would have had the VERY SAME contacts with the rest of the world. WHAT might have happened IF "missionaries" had ONLY gone to actually convert people and had JUST built schools, if the damnable "League of Nations" would have tried to ABOLISH coerced labor instead of perpetuating it, and if the abomination known as "WHO", the "World Health Organization", would have tried to disseminate REAL medical technology instead of perhaps CONTRIBUTING TO AFRICAN GENOCIDE? Wouldn't African countries have continued to export all their incredible natural resources, as many HAD, PRIOR to 1885, PRIOR TO BEING CUT UP AND PASSED OUT LIKE SLICES OF A JUICY PIE?
Can we even imagine that everywhere the sticky fingers of "progress, a la colonialism/interference" have poked, things have gone down the tubes rapidly?
NO? YOU DON'T THINK SO? I point you to the near extermination of the American Indian, the South American, especially Amazon Indians, the aboriginal population in Australia, even Tibet! Go see what "outside help" has done! Go ask the ones who have had such "help"! GO ASK IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, LIBYA IF THEY ARE BETTER OFF NOW AND LISTEN CAREFULLY TO WHAT THEIR PEOPLE TELL YOU!
WELL, IT DOESN'T MATTER, DOES IT? THE MEGA-POWERS, THE RULERS OF THE WORLD HAVE SPOKEN! "SO LET IT BE WRITTEN, SO LET IT BE DONE!"
BY ALL THE GODS THAT ARE, THE NATO ALLIES ARE DETERMINED TO "HELP" AFRICA YET AGAIN! AND IF YOU COME UP MISSING TONS OR ALL OF YOUR RICH SUPPLIES OF OIL, GOLD, DIAMONDS, COBALT, URANIUM, COPPER, BAUXITE, SILVER AND SUCH, WELL, YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK! THE ALLIED NATIONS RUNNING TO "HELP" YOU ARE RAPIDLY RUNNING OUT OF ALL THAT AND THEY KNOW WHERE YOUR SUPPLIES ARE!
AND, BY THE WAY, DO NOT BORROW MONEY FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF), OR MAKE DEALS WITH MONSANTO!!! THOSE GUYS WILL EAT YOU ALIVE! ASK INDIA!
I AM TRULY SORRY, AFRICA. MANY OF US HERE WILL BE SORRY TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU NEXT.
GUARD WELL WHAT YOU HAVE LEFT, AND KEEP AN EYE TO THE SKY! INCOMING! INCOMING!