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Famine in East Africa: Why Does Nobody Care?

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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 10:48 AM
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I saw on the news that its mainly the Islamic controlled areas experiencing famine, and the warlords won't let aid in, is that true?




posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 04:34 PM
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Originally posted by ipsedixit
[...]The world is the same all over. The paranoic sociopaths claw their way to the top and then exploit everyone else mercilessly.

The only thing that can alter that paradigm is the combined action of the exploited to set limits to exploitation through whatever means prove to be necessary[...]

Well said.
With rising world consciousness, if indeed that notion is at all true, I hope to see this principle in action more and more.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 05:54 PM
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People in the thread have quite rightly voiced thoughts that could be summed up by the words, "Why don't the Africans take care of themselves?"

It's a good point.

One of the chief backers of the Organization of African Unity is the embattled Muhamar Ghaddafi.

Whatever you might think of him and his record, he was a major funder of parts of parched Africa and one of the chief supporters of "made in Africa" solutions to problems.

Most people in this thread are all for "made in Africa" solutions to problems, . . . but . . . are our leaders in favor of "made in Africa" solutions to problems?

It is a very good question.

Do Hannibal and Annabelle Lecter, leaders of the industrialized world, want a "made in Africa" solution to any problem?

Or would they prefer to design all the paradigms themselves to suit themselves?

If you intended to steal someone's wallet, wouldn't you rather have them on their knees starving to death than vigorous and healthy and able to negotiate a fair deal?

Does this put African starvation and Ghaddafi's problems into a different perspective?

Ghaddafi is a very important guy. (Yes, he's wild and crazy too.)

This is just a thought but maybe those who really want to help Africa get out of it's problems should write to their elected representatives and try to help Ghaddafi get out of his problems. There is no doubt that the two issues are connected.

Africa needs big thinkers like Ghaddafi. We don't need another generation of western backed mini-me's dancing the two-step with our own Hannibal and Annabelle Lecters.
edit on 4-8-2011 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 01:39 AM
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First of all, I feel extremely sad to see people starving/dying and families living in misery. Some of you are acting as if they deserve it, nobody in this world deserves to be living in that kind of state. Some of you are acting as if the people of africa are not working towards a better life. To me, its the environment/society that is stopping them from developing, as some of you have stated, the corrupt government/militia are stripping the people of any chances of improve way of life.

In regards to the famine: a Chinese saying states that you can aid emergencies, but you can't help the poor. This has been happening for too long now, that no country in the world can realistically save the African nations. But due to the recent droughts, the famine has worsened. I am totally supportive of nations helping out during this hard times. But for the long term, no nation/group of nations can feed a country.

No matter if its UK or USA, some one have stated it perfectly, if there were large deposits of oil in Somalia, I would assume these two governments would be there to intervene in the name of 'human rights violations'. To me the government ain't giving #, the military spending is so much more than needed. A small fraction would help out the refugees.

Lets just hope that God have mercy of the starving people and that the situation would improve soon.



posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 07:31 AM
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For many, it's still Black & White. Why should anyone be worried about the color of his/her skin?

By the way, there is an evident 'Caucasian' conspiracy to get rid of Blacks, Jews and Christians. Look at NATO -- 100% a Caucasian Club dedicated in helping those who they think are Caucasians: Arabs, Afghanis, Iranis, Pakistanis etc.

Look what is happening at the Mediterranean sea -- as many, so-called "Black" Africans are left to die in an open sea while more and more Arabs make it easily into Europe

www.dawn.com...



posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 07:40 AM
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What chokes me is the Muslim 'hard men' refusing aid in Somalia, and the 'world powers' quite content to have companies pay the ransoms to the somalia pirates, and do nothing about it, its about time that pirate money was confiscated and used to buy food/seeds/well drilling equipment/tractors/livestock.
There are some days I really hate those hard line Muslims who are quite content to let their own kin starve, what sort of damned religion is that?



posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by pikestaff
What chokes me is the Muslim 'hard men' refusing aid in Somalia,


lolol....yea




and the 'world powers' quite content to have companies pay the ransoms to the somalia pirates, and do nothing about it, its about time that pirate money was confiscated and used to buy food/seeds/well drilling equipment/tractors/livestock.
There are some days I really hate those hard line Muslims who are quite content to let their own kin starve, what sort of damned religion is that?


but theyv been going through some severe BS for years....its well known that they refuse entry to the UN....so instead of opening this can of worms and reacting to propaganda ...ask yourself....why isnt it the AFRICAN UNION supplying the aid???
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posted on Aug, 5 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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My question is why they don't try artificial rain over Ethiopia. The problem is the drought, right? easily solvable with artificial rain.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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Latest news on the famine is that things are getting much worse. People have now died just trying to get the food handouts meagre that they are because soldiers have shot them dead
I find that unforgiveable. Humanity needs to help and now. We are ALL brothers and sisters whether we like it or not. We are ALL made of the same stardust. If there is any hope of us progressing as a human race we need to start caring for each other and put aside any negative prejudices of each other! We the people can change the world even if the politicians etc do not care.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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Nobody cares because caring would inconvenience their simple lives. They only see or care about what directly affects them, that's why they're so unsympathetic about this. It's almost as if people act like these things aren't real or a big deal unless they're directly having to deal with it on a regular basis. All it is is a sad faerie tale in the papers that they can say "oh that's too bad" and move on.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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Keep on donating- it is YOUR money putting cartridges in the magazines of the AKMs used to mow down the starving citizenry of Somalia.

The more you donate the more loaded magazines get put into the hands of the militia. You can wear whatever blinders you wish to and tell yourself that it isn't true but it does not change fact.

Every cent you donate contributes to the death of an innocent.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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i want to know what the hell these people who do the adverts are doing? they have been running them for years, are they helping?



do people really donate so little? or do they just take your money but then when there is a crisis........ they are nowhere to be seen?



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 05:32 PM
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I wonder how much water diversion by the wealthier nations surrounding Somalia has to do with this tragedy.
These victims are truly deserving of refugee places in Australia and the west, we should make these people a priority for refugee status and bring them to australia befor ethey starve?

No this would be too simple and logical for the socialist left who only want cashed up so called refugees so they can mask the near bankruptcy of western societies.

Shame on the surrounding nations who have stolen a nd diverted water.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 06:19 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
WE could easily "bomb" them with MRE's
But we won't.


If we did that then we would cause a billion more deaths as they kill each other for them. Need in some cases but mostly greed would drive the deaths.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 10:33 PM
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Heres an idea..Use Project HAARP to make it rain over Somalia.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
WE could easily "bomb" them with MRE's
But we won't.

Borders, political borders are what causes these types of slow death by starvation.
They are invisible, but prevent a nomadic lifestyle. Which is how many people overcome starvation issues.
They move.


BASICALLY. To many ignorant and hate filled replies in this thread and this is one of the first ones that actually speak truth, heh that's probably why it came from a mod.

One of the reasons why only the corrupt politicians are in office in Africa is because the legit guys are killed by um, let's say "an outside factor" or fellow Africans that get hyped up by "the man". Quite a few African countries are sitting pretty. But then again, we have NEVER given anyone a Marshall plan except Europeans.

I mean come on guys, The European Union is about to fall apart, our own country is in so much debt its ridiculous and you have the audacity to try and put folks on blast? I'll tell you what, when folks in the West stop cookin the books and actually start getting # right, then you can point the finger. But until then.. don't. Don't even raise your hand.

When i see this "famine" i just give a sardonic laugh. One because this can easily remedied..but no one give's a rats behind enough to actually do something and two because we all LOVE how they sh-- up in the western media. You guys know that the massacre in tenement square was fabricated and blown out of proportion. The sheep see a feminine and the wolves see an agenda. It's gotten to a point that until i can back up your claims, i don't believe it.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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Here is a solution.




posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by SFA437
reply to post by Wirral Bagpuss
 


Keep on donating- it is YOUR money putting cartridges in the magazines of the AKMs used to mow down the starving citizenry of Somalia.

The more you donate the more loaded magazines get put into the hands of the militia. You can wear whatever blinders you wish to and tell yourself that it isn't true but it does not change fact.

Every cent you donate contributes to the death of an innocent.


Actually this is not the case. I have two friends who work for the UN and both are on standby for active service once more. I know the donation i made to the UN is put to proper use, i trust my friends who have said so. I am well aware of charities who raise money but some of it goes on admin, staff wages or as you indeed say the food is looted by soldiers, warlords and so forth. I know my donation will go straight to the people who need it most and not to any of the above.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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I'm sorry for the off topic but I couldn't resist putting up this link in this particular thread....

Business Insider

I don't care how you freaking slice it......something seems terribly wrong with this world.

Peace



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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It is extremely annoying to ignore the obvious solution: artificial rain. It is doable, it does not cost much and it will absolutely not disturb in any way their way of living.





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