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Commemorating More Than 18 Years of Terrorism in Central Africa - by Keith Harmon Snow

http://www.consciousbeingalliance.com/2012/04/pentagon-reveals-satelitte...

"Eighteen years after the historic '100 days of genocide' in Rwanda, the US Government has produced never-before-seen-images to support the genocide extradition trial of a former Rwandan now US citizen in New Hampshire (USA). The existence of satellite imagery from 1994 would enable the 'international community' to further explore heretofore hidden facts about the double presidential assassinations of April 6, or massacres committed before, during and after 1994.

As the world commemorates the official Rwanda genocide story on the 18th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, the people of Central Africa continue to suffer the brutal terrorism of the Kagame military regime [that Canada helped install!].

Instead of celebrating, we should be asking: who are the real victims, who are the real crimnals, and what really happened in Rwanda."

 

'O Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo?' - Shakespeare


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Imperialism and the Political Crisis in Mali: Is Foreign Intervention Possible? - by Abayomi Azikiwe

http://panafricannews.blogspot.ca/2012/04/imperialism-and-political-cris...

"Junta leader requests assistance in defeating secessionist movement, Islamists in the north.."


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The Looting of Nigeria  - by Thomas Mountain

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/05/22/the-looting-of-nigeria/

"As Western oil companies loot some $140 Billion a year of Nigeria's black gold two thirds of the country's 100 million people live on less than $2 a day..."


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Good Riddance to the African-Hater on the International Criminal Court (ICC)  -  by Glen Ford

http://blackagendareport.com/content/good-riddance-african-hater-interna...

"For nine years, Luis Moreno Ocampo has dedicated the resources of the ICC to the exclusive task of prosecuting Africans. In the process, he has actively fomented imperial war on the continent and encouraged the breakdown of fundamental principles of international law. He ends his term in office as he began it, as a lawyer for neocolonialism.."


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Thnx NDPP, Wink

Kenya has discovered more oil reserves And so Gladio-style terror is spreading.

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George Saitoti was the Kenyan security minister dealing with attacks in Kenya blamed on the 'CIA-linked' Shabab terrorists.

Kenya's troops have been fighting Shabaab in neighbouring Somalia since October 1011.

Saitori was also involved in the CIA's rendition programme.

Nigeria has oil. And so Gladio-style terror is spreading...


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Fidel wrote:

Thnx NDPP, Wink

 

NDPP

here's the link:

http://aangirfan.blogspot.ca/2012/06/helicopter-crash-shootings-in-churc...


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US Escalates Military Penetration of Africa  -  by Glen Ford

http://blackagendareport.com/content/us-escalates-military-penetration-a...

"The Americans are preparing to establish a network of bases in Africa, initially to serve a 3,000 troop roving brigade to be deployed on the continent, next year. The brigade has all the markings of a permanent presence on African soil.."


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Canada Could Be Drawn into Mali Civil War

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Canada+could+drawn+into+Mali+civil/6928...

"Canada faces the possibility of being dragged into a new war against Islamic extremists - in the West African nation of Mali, where al-Qaida insurgents have taken over the north of the country and declared independence. The Conservative government says Canada is ready to provide support as calls for military intervention grew Thursday over fears the takeover gives the jihadists a base of operations, plus airports and military equipment from which they can launch attacks across the region and against Western targets.."

what they don't say is that the Tuareg people's largely successfull independence battle to eject the Malian occupation and take back  traditional territories is being used to advance the imperial drive into north Africa secured by the NATO regime change operation  in Libya.


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Mali, Al Qaeda and the US Neo-Colonial Agenda  -  by Eric Draitser

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=31918

"...Recent developments in Mali illustrate both the way in which the US and its Western allies directly project military and political power, as well as the role of terrorism as a necessary pretext for imperialist, neo-colonial domination.l It has become clear that the US has now managed to successfully destabilize West Africa and achieve many of its long-term strategic objectives in the region.."


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Thanks NDPP. From Draitser's American-Qa'eda-o-rama in the Maghreb:

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The US imperialist ruling class has a multitude of reasons for their desire to destabilize the Sahel and Africa more broadly. First and foremost is the desire to block the continued Chinese economic penetration of the continent. It is no secret that China has become, by far, the most significant investor in Africa. With the mutually beneficial arrangements wherein China engages in large-scale economic development while receiving, in return, access to raw materials, the Chinese have entrenched themselves in many African nations. Because of this, the United States must find ways to slow down or stop altogether these relations by any means necessary.

1. Prevent Chinese investment in Africa

2. Keep them down and out, divided and poverty-stricken.

3. Murder all hope for a better life for Africans in general.

That's imperialism.

ETA: Africa's leaders held the Summit of African nations in Beijing for the first time a few years ago and vowed never again to meet in a western country to discuss trade and investment. I believe the Washington consensus is falling apart. A new world order really is in the making apparently.


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The Looting of Nigeria  - by Thomas Mountain

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/05/22/the-looting-of-nigeria/

"As Western oil companies loot some $140 Billion a year of Nigeria's black gold two thirds of the country's 100 million people live on less than $2 a day..."

Add to that the destruction of the Niger delta and the expulsion and murder of the Ogoni people who are indigenous to the region.  All applauded by Western Oil and their political buddies in the West.  Security firms hired by these oil companies happily kidnap, disappear and murder activists at the behest of both their employers and the Nigerian government.  Anyone who speaks out against this grotesque injustice runs the risk of being charged with some trumped up charge and executed.

Dutch Shell Oil has, historically, been the worst of the bunch and set the precedent for environmental destruction and human rights abuses when they first began exploration and extraction, but many more Western oil companies have jumped on board the gravy train.


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Ethiopian Regime Crumbling: Enter CIA  - by Thomas Mountain

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/07/17/ethiopian-regime-crumbles-enter-cia/

"...With the end of Ethiopia as a regional power and policeman on the beat for the imperial interests of the USA all bets are off in the Horn of Africa and America will be left to scramble for a solution to maintain their control of one of the most critically strategic areas of the world."


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DRC and ICC: New Developments

http://nsnbc.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/drc-and-icc-new-developments/

"...An example of the evidence in the hands of the ICTR, (the Hourigan Report being another cited above) is the testimony of defence witness Abdul Ruzibiza, a former officer of the RPF, who testified in the Military 1 trial that teh assassination of the Rwanda and Burundi presidents in 1994 was planned and committed by the Rwandan Patriotic Front under command of current President Kagame and that he was a member of the shoot down team..."

Canada's Louise Arbour and Romeo Dallaire deeply and disgracefully involved in this...


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Low Intensity Warfare in Africa  - by Keith Harmon Snow

http://blackagendareport.com/keith-harmon-snow_low-intensity-warfare-in-...

"The US 'policy wonks' behind covert warfare and Humanitarian Fascism, Part 1 of 2.

see the complete essay and relevent interviews also at:

http://www.consciousbeingalliance.com/2012/08/us-agents-of-covert-war-in...

Canada of course is with the predators...

 


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How The Marikana Movement Stunned Neoliberal South Africa  -  by Patrick Bond

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/10/19/how-the-marikana-movement-stunned...

"How long can the amazing upsurge of class struggle in South Africa go on? Living here 22 years, I've never witnessed such a period of vibrant, explosive but uncoordinated worker militancy. For some, this is potentially the breakthrough event that independent progressives have sought, so as to unveil the intrinsic anti-social tendancies associated with the ANC-Alliance's elite transition from revolutionaries to willing partners of some of the world's most wicked corporations..."


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Clinton Visit to Algeria Prepares War in Mali  -  by Kumaran Ira

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/nov2012/mali-n03.shtml

"...Preparations for another war are proceeding in defiance of public opinion in both France and the US, which is hostile to wars in Afghanistan and Libya and the ongoing proxy war in Syria. Washington and Paris, cynically present their plans for war in Mali as part of the so-called war on terror..."

John Baird has also indicated probable Canadian involvement..


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War is Peace

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/4816

"Francophonie summit exposes Canada's hypocrisy towards the Congo. Mining companies - including many Canadian firms - have allegedly been complicit in the civil war in the DRC..."


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A Second Wave of Genocide Looms in Congo, with Susan Rice on Point

http://blackagendareport.com/content/second-wave-genocide-looms-congo-su...

"Susan Rice is a woman of ghastly accomplishments: suppressor of the facts on genocide in Congo, and chief US warmonger in Africa. Susan Rice has abetted the Congo genocide for much of her political career.."


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US Deploying Troops to 35 Countries

http://rt.com/usa/news/us-deploying-troops-order-749/

"The US Army will deploy troops to nearly three-dozen African nations in the coming year, citing a growing threat from extremist groups, including those with ties to Al Qaeda..."

Watch for Canada to render support: 'Ready aye ready!' And for Canadians to barely notice or care...


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The War on Terror Spreads to Africa - US Sends Troops to 35 African Nations

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-01-12/war-terror-spreads-afric...

"In a must-watch interview, Dan Collins of the China Money Report agrees that the purpose of the deployment is to challenge China's rising prominence in Africa.."


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Canada Contributing to Fight in Mali by Training Niger Forces

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-contributing-to-figh...

"...The Harper government has publicly rejected a direct military mission in Mali, but this assistance to Niger allows Canada to contribute to the campaign.."

like Iraq, later we will maintain we weren't involved...


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Canadian mining companies are once again at the epicenter of conflict in a foreign land. 

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The French military intervention on Friday, a dramatic shift from earlier plans for an African-led force, was a sign of the world’s growing fear that the Islamist rebels could topple Mali’s weakened government and turn the country into a haven for terrorists.

In a sign of the desperate mood, Mali President Dioncounda Traore declared a national emergency on Friday and called on Canadian mining companies and other miners to contribute their trucks to the fight against the rebels.

Canadian companies are among the biggest investors in Mali. One of the largest mining companies in the country, Toronto-based Iamgold Corp., said it has not formally received a request for its vehicles so far. The company said it has temporarily closed its office in Mali and moved out some of its non-essential staff.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-contributing-to-figh...

 


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Night of 'Drugs and Sex' Allegedly Kills Canadian Official in Ghana   -  by David Akin

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2013/02/11/night-of-drugs-and-sex-allegedly-k...

"A Canadian bureaucrat is dead after a night of 'hot sex and drugs' in a four-star hotel in the capital of the West African country of Ghana, a newspaper there reports.

Back in Ottawa, officials were being tight-lipped abnout the circumstances under which Darrell Prokopetz, 54, died.."

Just another Canadian hard at work in Africa..


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US Troops to Niger: A New Stage in the Scramble for Africa

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/26/pers-f26.html

"...Plans for these interventions were well advanced before the first bombs were dropped on Tripoli. [RCAF Lt General Charles 'the Butcher' Bouchard presiding, with the unanimous consent of ALL Canadian MPs]

The region has been a focus of US strategic calculations for the past decade, beginning with Washington's Pan Sahel initiative in 2003, followed by its Trans-Saharan Counter-Terrorism Partnership in 2005.

In this context, the role played by a whole layer of pseudo-lefts internationally in justifying and promoting the war against Libya, touting it as a humanitarian intervention, a crusade for democracy and even a 'revolution' also becomes clearer than ever."

lots of that last around these parts...


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UN Hasn't Learned Lesson Almost Two Decades After Rwandan Genocide  - by Simon Kent

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/04/06/un-hasnt-learned-lesson-almost-two-...

"...If more nations followed Harper's lead and held the UN to account...it would also never again have to witness the genocide the UN failed to prevent in Rwanda back in 1994 or the misery that is Syria today under a dictator like Bashar al Assad."

 

"Dear Simon Kent,

The Rwanda story is very different from the one you have learned and the one you are retelling. For starters, please have a look at the video on this link.

'Apres Moi, Le Deluge' (and vid)

http://www.consciousbeingalliance.com/2012/12/le-deluge-the-deluge/

There are several major exposes on my pages there that go into great detail about the roles of the Pentagon and Dallaire, who facilitated weapons transfers, and things like that. The man is a criminal.

Thank you

Keith Harmon Snow


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Abuse of the transfer price: A scandal in Zambia

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Is it possible that mere accountants have become the most successful money launderers in the business world, far ahead of other traffickers? In an analysis of the audit reports concerning Zambian mines in Mopani, several financial methods used by the shareholders raises questions about the quality of international regulations.

In summary, Glencore International AG and First Quantum Minerals Ltd have been accused of using the following accounting strategies to conceal their true records:

  • Overstating their operational costs: In 2007 alone, auditors estimated the cost at $381 millions (Out of $804 million).
  • Understating the amount of copper production: The revenue data from the Mopani mines states that it’s producing at half the rate in comparison to other mines in the area.
  • Manipulating the transfer price: Between 2003 and 2008 auditors estimated $700 million were lost, which is suspicious when compared with traditional accounting practices.

Those three maneuvers have a common objective: pay the least amount of taxes as possible by leveraging the differences in international tax rules. Yet it has been 15 years since the OECD blew the whistle that these large companies are manipulating the transfer price. The rule is simple: if these exchanges are in line with the market price, they are legal – if they are over or under the international market price, then they are illegal. The OECD refers to this as the arm’s length principle.

"At arm's length" is code for let's cheat and rob and thieve like nobody's watching.


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How the ANC's Faustian Pact Sold Out South Africa's Poorest

http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/how-ancs-faustian-pact-sold-out...

"A veteran of the South African freedom struggle and its Black-led government says the African National Congress' soul was eventually lost to corporate power;

'We were entrapped by the neoliberal economy - or as some today cry out, we 'sold our people down the river.'

 

Africa Crashing  -  by Patrick Bond

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/07/01/africa-crashing/

"Washington dictates to Pretoria how to play the game."

 


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Canada And The Wars in Central Africa  - a Preface by Keith Harmon Snow

http://www.consciousbeingalliance.com/2012/07/canada-in-the-wars-in-cent...

"...Is the average Canadian citizen culpable in these genocides? How do they proceed, if not with the collusion of the average citizen? How are they accomplished, if not with the support of the 'good Canadian'. who allows genocide to unfold on a global scale merely because they are not paying attention, or they do not know what to do to address the problem, or because they prefer to buy their dimand and love it too, or perhaps it is because they cannot manage their personal affairs at home, overflowing as they are, with junk commodities, never mind the affairs of some black savages in central Africa.

Obliviousness is not acceptable, and it is the very problem that must be confronted..."


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Canadians Die in Kenya Massacre Claimed by al - Qaeda-Linked Group (and vid)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/canadians-die-in-kenya-massacre-claimed-by-...

"Two Canadians, including a diplomat, are among the 39 people killed and more than 150 wounded after Islamic extremists gunmen raided Nairobi's top mall Saturday, lobbing grenades and firing assault rifles.

The Prime Minister's Office released a statement identifying 29 year old Annemarie Desloges, an official in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration who served in Canada's High Commission to Kenya, as one of those killed.

'Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms this cowardly, hateful act that apparently targeted innocent civilians who were simply out shopping,' Prime Minister Harper said in extending his condolences to the victims' families.

'Acts of terror cannot be allowed to go unpunished. Canadian staff at our mission are offering Kenyan authorities every possible assistance to bring the perpetrators of this heinous attack to justice,' Harper said..."

 

'No Negotiations Whatsoever!': Al Shabab Gunmen's Press Office Live-Tweets Mall Attack

http://twitchy.com/2013/09/21/no-negotiations-whatsoever-al-shabab-gunme...

"By land and sea, Kenyan forces invaded our Muslim country, killing hundreds of Muslims in the process and displacing thousands more.

The attack at Westgate Mall is just a very tiny fraction of what Muslims in Somalia experience at the hands of Kenyan invaders..."


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Israeli Forces Enter Nairobi Mall: Kenya Security Officials

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/22/325379/israeli-forces-enter-nair...

"A Kenyan security official says Israeli forces have entered a shopping mall in the capital Nairobi where Somali militants have already killed dozens of people and an unknown number of hostages are being held."

 

Al Shabab Claims Nairobi Attack, Warns Kenyan Troops to Leave Somalia

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/21/325285/shabab-claims-nairobi-att...

"If you want Kenya in peace, it will not happen as long as your boys are in our lands..."


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