“Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate.”
― Edward W. Said
A few months ago, I blogged about how a “Scramble for Africa” reminiscent of the 19th century one was developing – my words:
“Back home in the land of my birth – Tanzania, as kids we learned about “The Scramble for Africa” which was the invading, attacking, occupying, raping and pillaging of the Mother continent by European imperialist powers beginning in the late 19th century. Many resisted, they were called “terrorists” and jailed or killed. Slavery was ending but the imperialists wanted to still exploit the vast reserves of natural resources Africa had and establishing colonies (like the Green Zone) made it more attractive. Nothing has changed it seems. Today’s imperialists bomb Libya, salivating at its oil. The French launch military operations to overthrow the government of Ivory Coast, CIA working to influence Egypt’s next leadership is not the people’s choice (Egypt is the 2nd largest recipient of US “aid”, a codeword for bribes).”
Since then, US combat troops have landed in Uganda as well. Africa is being enslaved and exploited once again. Gaddafi was not murdered because he was a threat to his people, if that was the case we would be stopping our puppet tyrants in Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia and other places from killing their own people. He was slaughtered because he was a threat to the EU countries and US who are seeking to exploit Libya. He refused to become their puppet. Now that Libya is conquered, Libyans will become slaves of yet another occupation much like Iraq and Afghanistan. Bear in mind, the people who will come to power now are not democracy and freedom loving or classical liberals. As the Libyan rebel Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi has admitted his fighters actually fought for Al-Qaeda against US troops in Iraq. We have seen this before – You cannot shove democracy down anyone’s throat forcefully, that’s fascism and defeats the purpose.
We will now witness in Libya; a rise in Islamic extremism, violations of rights for women and minorities (like how we saw the killing of Christians in Egypt recently – how ironic Christians protected the Muslim demonstrators in Tahrir Square during Friday prayers – this is how they were paid back for their kindness), more terrorism, the exploitation of natural resources in Libya, and also another insurgence.
Here’s what Daniel McAdams at Lew Rockwell Blog writes this morning:
‘We Came, We Saw, He Died’
Posted by on October 21, 2011 06:30 AM
So cackles Lew’s appropriately named “Lady McDeath,” Secretary of Hate, Hillary Clinton. If you have the stomach for it, watch the video of this hideous monster gleefully pumping her fists in the pseudo-macho glee of an overweight sports fan grunting for his (or her) team to “hit them hit them!”
Asked whether her Libyan Death Tour had anything to do with the capture and murder of Gaddafi, through uncontrollable laughter she says, “I’m sure it did!” Not since the horrors of Hitler or Pol Pot has the world seen such psychopaths who revel so openly in the spilling of blood.
Actually, Hillary seems to have coined an appropriate phrase. It would make a much more fitting motto for her government’s foreign policy: “We Came, We Saw, They Died.”
Before we go to
destroy save the world, let’s save America first. Let’s not kid anyone, these foreign policies are not “American interests”. They are not my interests for sure, nor do they help the 99% of Americans, nor help to create jobs, on the contrary, they take money (in taxes) from the most productive members of America and burn it in the form of missiles, drones and immoral wars against countries that are not a threat to America.
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