reply to post by DerepentLEstranger
It seems as if this is a Western/European operation that is all about crushing any successful, non-aligned country in Africa.
It is Imperialism 101. Africa better suits the capitalist empires when they are poor and at war with themselves; because they become distracted when
Western corporations move in and exploit their workforce and resources.
Look at Nigeria and Shell/Haliburton, it would be very bad for business if the people actually nationalized there, hence why the Nigerian government
accepts bribes instead of taking people like Dick Cheney to court.
Gadaffi appears to have been promoting a strong and united Africa. The West has not, and has sat back and watched countries like Somalia, Sudan and
the Congo fall into chaos.
Europeans dumped dangerous waste off of the Somali coast, destroying their fishing industry, and having no other means to survive, a lot of former
Somali fishermen turned to piracy. What does the West do? They send in warships to kill pirates, because Somali is too violent to deal with on the
Angola had a serious war in the 80s. There were several militia factions fighting for control over the capital, and the US and South Africa supported
a few of them in order to maintain access to their interests there. Cuba sent in more soldiers to Angola than the US did in Iraq, to help bring a
halt to the killing by American proxies. As a result, the Americans used it as an excuse to called Cuba hostile, and promised to maintain the trade
embargo throughout the 90s because of it to punish Cuba for getting in the way of their imperialist interests in Africa.
The simple fact is that Africa is a piss-poor continent that is highly ignored by the West, if not the world. Why? Because it's more financially
beneficial to us to ignore what goes on there while our corporations move in and acquire their assets, exploit slave labour, and steal resources
without much care for regulations or the environment.
It's going to be a damn scary ride for the Western empires when Africa rises up against them and take over a large chunk of their third-world
economic sector. And Gadaffi supported the notion of a strong and united Africa? Just like how Saddam believed (somewhat) in a strong and united
Arab union? Just like how Ahmadinejad believes in middle eastern progression through nuclear power and supporting Palestinians? Or how Hugo Chavez
believes in a strong and united South America?
If I was an American politician, I would be DAMN scared of these people because they all represent a serious threat to the American empire and its
economy. No wonder why they demonize these world leaders. Now the only wonder is why the hell people support the Americans? Lack of education, or