Neo-Imperialism and the Arrogance of Ignorance

Source: Counterpunch

Most Americans do not realize the extent to which the U.S. is becoming involved militarily in the welter of conflicts throughout Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa (check out the chaos as mapped [ABOVE] and; larger version here).

Although recent reports have tended to focus on the French effort to kick Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) out of Mali — an effort that may now be devolving into a far more complex guerrilla war, that French operation is just one operation in what may be shaping up to be a 21st Century version of the 19th Century Scramble for the resources of Africa. It’s a policy that, from the U.S. point of view, may not be unrelated to the pivot to China,  given China‘s growing market and aid presence in Africa.  Together, the scramble and the pivot will be sufficient to offset the near term effect of an sequester in the Pentagon with a torrent of money flows in the future. Continue reading

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We Are Fighting an Enemy that Doesn’t Exist in a War that Doesn’t End…

Former CIA “Bin-Laden Unit” Chief: “Washington’s Enemy is an Enemy that Doesn’t Exist”

“Washington’s enemy is an enemy that doesn’t exist…. it didn’t exist when Bin Laden was alive, it doesn’t exist now.” 

Former Chief of the CIA’s “Bin Laden Unit”, Michael Scheuer openly [discusses this and more] in an RT interview; Continue reading

Kony 2012: USAID/State Dept PsyOp?

 

[USAID (aka CIA)] KONY 2012 Psy-Op Collapsing

Source: IntelHub

As the US State Department, USAID centric Invisible Children psy-op KONY 2012 collapses, Invisible Children has disabled comments on their viral YouTube video.

When last checked, negative comments were voted to the top and a cascading effect of skepticism as well as damning facts began drowning out the initial confusion, sympathy, and emotional knee-jerk support the propaganda video purposefully created and preyed upon.

Image: A screenshot of Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 video on YouTube. Comments have been disabled.

As comments are now being censored – it is suggested that people simply go to the video and click the “dislike” button to voice their opposition to this stunt.

Most likely, even that feature will be disabled, and the video KONY 2012 will become the one-way Wall Street infomercial it really is, rather than the faux-participatory “social media” “activism 2.0″ experience it masquerades as being. Continue reading

Kony 2012: Think For Yourself…

Recently going Viral across social media and the internet, Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 Video is seemingly everywhere you look. In a follow up to the article posted in October 2011 entitled “US Plays Both Sides in Uganda“, the video will be posted here for viewing and commentary. As the makers of the video state:

“KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.”

It must be remembered, however, that even though there are figureheads who are apparently (according to this video) the lone forces behind world-wide atrocities, a deeper look into the inner machinations will show that there are other forces at work behind the scenes. A single war-lord is not the root-cause of all of Africa’s problems and the video fails to mention this. Even so, it would seem that one less sub-human who agrees to be complicit in these horrible crimes is a step forward, no matter who is actually running the show.  But before jumping to conclusions during or after watching this video, ask yourself: “What is the REAL purpose of this video?  What idea is this infomercial really trying to sell me on?”

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