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On the 12th of May in connection with the G20 meeting in Hamburg there was the G20 Africa Partnership Conference taking place in Berlin. A whole number of African Presidents attending, a lot was talked about partnership and development.

What Kind of Partnership?

Western soldiers roaming all over Africa, a whole number of them under the umbrella of US_AFRICOM (violating the spirit of African liberation and African_Unity) European soldiers as well, a lot of them French. The West is pretending to make Africa “safe”. Safe for what? There are many indications that they´re just trying to make Africa safe for Western plunder or, where their plunder isn´t yet actual, to destabilize and de-state as a preparation for more future plunder. Is that a “wicked” suspicion?

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What about the financial colonialism of the French in Africa? That alone is a sound proof that “Colonialism_is_alive”. What happened when Gaddafi tried to bring an African gold currency on the way? Clinton_emails_reveal_the_true_motive for the “intervention” in Libya, where the French cooperated closely with the US. From the repercussions of the Libyan drama came turmoil in Mali, giving the French more chances. Make Africa “safe” from IS? One has to know West_created_the_Islamic_State for its own ends! Make Africa “safe for Democracy”? Maybe with uranium_coated_amunition? And to have a Democracy as rotten as in the US? Be sure, as long as the US Power Elite has the leading hand in the “West´s partnership with Africa” there will be no such thing as true Democracy created by them!

Paul Kagame, the “symbolic figure” of Western Partnership with Africa

The real symbol of that deadly partnership, which is in deed the new_scramble_for_Africa is the Rwandan President Kagame, who delivered a speech at the conference, more or less praising Neoliberalism. This man has been celebrated throughout the West and throughout the years since 1994 as the “savior of Rwanda and of the Tutsis”, which was rather less than “half_of_the_truth_but_a_whole_lie”. In reality Kagame and his RPF waged a murderous war of aggression (according to Nuremberg principles the utmost crime) against Rwanda, which he did from Uganda, with heavy support from the US and many Western countries. Following almost a million died in Rwanda, but many more, possibly over eight million people lost their lives in DR_Congo., in fact as many as have died during the time Congo was the “private” Colony of Belgian King Leopold II. This was tolerated based on the pretext that the Rwandan tragedy would have been an organized Genocide attempt by the Hutu majority against the Tutsi. With this deformed story the RPF legitimized the invasion of Congo (together with Uganda), pretending to get hold of the “genocidaires”. What was the real aim?

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Proxy Colonialism, but Kagame might be Exchanged one Day

The aim of this (ongoing) invasion is the riches of DR Congo. Congo is full of Minerals. With the computer age the mineral Coltan has reached overall importance for mobile phones, computers and that like (of which the public should have more_knowledge). Already in 2002 the amount of stolen_goods_was_monumental, no matter that 2011 in a lousy little theater show Rwanda_repatriated_90_tons_of_Congolese-minerals having been “smuggled” into Rwanda. But in the end US_companies_are_exploiting_the_Congo. Actually DR Congo is on top of all deadly hells of this Earth, its fate somehow mirrored by West_Papua being plundered by Indonesia in favor of the West.

To broaden the power basis for his grip on Congo, Kagame even seems_meddling_in_neighbouring_Burundi. Obviously the aim was to create a situation, which could be presented to the world as reason for a Rwandan intervention in order to “save the Burundian Tutsi”, possibly even to unite the two countries under RPF leadership.  But the US Empire seems now not too much in favour of such developments, especially in the present situation of conflicts within the US Power Elite.

Anyway, it is more and more difficult for Kagame and his regime to hide the crimes and atrocities in Congo, partly reflected in the UN_Project_Mapping_on_DR_Congo, though a leaked_first_draft was later on softened (due to US pressure). Very delicate is that Kagame fights growing Western critics by the confession that he joined the West in corruption to plunder Congo in an interesting speech (at 6:26), really remarkable:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoxLZrodVfY

But, in the end even it will not be his crimes, not even because of a murder_possibly_commited_on_a_BBC_journalist in London by his murder_inc, for which the US Power Elite will drop him one day. It might be for his “arrogant” belief that the henchman can do without his master! The fact that a Canadian company helps to build a first_coltan_Processing_plant in Rwanda (paid_for_by_the_genocide_inCongo) doesn´t really mean it will please his US master. Also the Chinese involvement into the East-African_standard_gauge_network including Rwanda might also possibly make his master´s eyebrow raise. Mobutu wasn´t really rewarded for little flirts with China and North-Korea. But, if it comes to that point, the US Power Elite will have Kagame toppled with “love for Democracy” on their lips!

One thing is clear, Africa has long struggles_for_freedom_and_social_justice ahead! In these strugglesalso for genuine development and industrialization the natural allies will surely be other African countries and in general the BRICS states. The Western countries as dominated by the US and Neoliberalism with its “freetrade religion” would only be partners for eternal dependency and resource slavery!

Andreas Schlüter

Links:

https://www.blackagendareport.com/rwanda_enduring_lies

http://www.logos-verlag.de/cgi-bin/engbuchmid?isbn=4307&lng=deu&id=

https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/african-struggles-for-social-justice-freedom-and-democracy-in-perspective-reflected-in-a-series-of-articles/

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At the Summer celebratory event of the Protestant Church to mark its 500th anniversary in Berlin there was a pannel discussion, topic: “Actively shaping democracy – taking responsibility at home and abroad”. Among the four pannel participants were Chancellor Merkel and Obama (I have a drone). One might ask what role polititians as Obama with a terrible record of involment into imperialist wars and drone murders should have at such a church event, especially with this topic. And with a question coming up on his drone-war he tried everything to belittle the cruelties. But the piek of shameless babbling was delivered by Merkel!

In order to build a bridge between the 500th Protestant anniversary and America she referred to Columbus getting to America a short while before Reformation, and – oh Lord (says me, the Atheist)! – dared to babble: „that was the beginning of our good relations with America!“

It left me speechless! With „our“ she could only have meant Europa since there wasn´t a real Germany. School system in the former GDR was quite effective with History. She should have known how „nice“ the relationship between the Europeans and the indigenous inhabitants of America were. This is for example to be seen with a picture from a book by Bartolomé de_las_Casas. A picture in one_of_his_books demonstrates horrors easily matching up to those done by the IS. It shows a whole number of indiginous women and men hanging over a fire to be roasted whereas a Spanish soldiers is about to smash a child at a wall:

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This scandalous remark shows strikingly how little concern is to be found in the Western political elite about Colonialism, Racism and Imperialism producing those horrific sufferings making millions move out of their countries. They´re immune to sympathy and compassion with human beings! And it´s hard to believe that this foolish word was dropped out of pure ignorance!

Andreas Schlüter

 

Colonialism Alive and Well, Better Say as Bad as Ever! Part 1”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/colonialism-alive-and-well-better-say-as-bad-as-ever-part-1-der-kolonialismus-lebt-und-feiert-froehliche-urstaend-teil-1/

 

Deutsche Version unten

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3 faces exchanged in meantime! – 3 Gesichter sind inzwischen ausgetauscht!

Colonialism Alive!

Naive people talk about “Post-Colonialism”, everyone really going into the topic will laugh bitterly. NATO soldiers all over Africa, “fighting Terrorism” for example against IS (which is sponsored by US & Al). US_AFRICOM expanding like cancer and being portrayed with US allies (better called vassals) as the “fire_brigade”. An outstanding role among the European US vassals is played by France. France´s colonialism was for a long time relatively independent, so to speak “in its own right”, but the country is today mostly “in line” with the US strategy. As a reward for its compliance it profits from US protection and is allowed to suck from its former Subsaharan colonies.

Listen to the open words by Sarkozy:

France can not allow its former colonies to create their own currency to have total control over their central banks . If this happens, it would be a catastrophe for the public treasury that will lead France to the rank of 20th world economic power. There is no question, therefore, of letting the French colonies of Africa have their own currencies.“

https://off-guardian.org/2017/05/25/nicolas-sarkozy-no-way-to-let-the-french-colonies-of-africa-have-their-own-currencies/

& http://www.mirastnews.com/2016/01/nicolas-sarkozy-pas-question-de-laisser-les-colonies-francaises-d-afrique-avoir-leurs-propres-monnaies.html

One important reason for France to be very “helpful” in the US-lead destruction of Libya was the Libyan effort to create a gold currency for Africa. By the way, it was Clinton who made Obama order Libya´s destruction. “We came, we saw, he died! Hahahah!”, were her laughing_words afterwards.

And actually it should be mentioned that she had full support in her campaign by people (like Robert Kagan and Paul Wolfowitz) who were contemplating in the paper “Rebuilding America´s Defenses” about “biological_race_war. Who is aware of those concepts might shiver when getting across the Ebola-outbreak!

And not to forget, Clinton´s husband had a leading hand in the destruction of Rwanda_and_Congo!

Colonialism dead? No, going stronger than ever! And at the core of it is Globalized Capitalism. Long_struggles ahead of Africa!

Andreas Schlüter

Links:

https://thisisafrica.me/france-loots-former-colonies/

http://foreignaffairsreview.co.uk/2013/11/cfa/

https://afrolegends.com/2017/05/01/the-11-components-of-the-french-colonial-tax-in-africa/

http://www.globalblackhistory.com/2015/12/how-france-continues-slavery-colonialism-in-the-21st-century.html

http://allafrica.com/stories/201509281230.html

Deutsche Version

Der Kolonialismus lebt und feiert fröhliche Urständ! Teil 1

Naive Menschen reden vom “nachkolonialen Zeitalter”, aber jeder, der sich intensiv mit der Sache befasst, kann darüber nur bitter lachen! US_AFRICOM breitet sich krakenartig in Afrika aus, unter US-Führung kämpft die NATO gegen “den Terror”, der insbesondere vom “Islamischen Staat” kommt, den die US und Verbündete geschaffen haben und weiter sponsorn. Überall präsentieren die USA und ihre Verbündeten (besser Vasallen) sich als “Feuerwehr_in_Afrika”.

Eine besondere Rolle dabei spielt Frankreich, das lange Zeit einen eigenständigen (Neo)-Kolonialismus betrieb, sich aber nun weitgehend in die US-Strategie eingefügt hat. Zum “Dank” dafür darf es seine ehemaligen Kolonien weiter aussaugen. Dies geschieht durch das CFA_Franc System, das das Finanzsystem dieser Länder völlig in Frankreichs Hände legt.

Man lese die Worte des ehemaligen französischen Staatspräsidenten Sarkozy:

Frankreich kann seinen früheren Kolonien nicht erlauben, ihre eigene Währung zu schaffen, um die totale Kontrolle über ihre Zentralbanken zu haben. Sollte das geschehen, wäre es eine Katastrophe für das (französische) Finanzsystem, die Frankreich auf Platz 20 in der Weltwirtschaft verweisen würde. Daher ist kommt es nicht infage, dass Frankreich seine (ehemaligen) Kolonien in Afrika ihre eigene Währung haben lässt.“

Übersetzung durch WiPoKuLi von:

https://off-guardian.org/2017/05/25/nicolas-sarkozy-no-way-to-let-the-french-colonies-of-africa-have-their-own-currencies/

& http://www.mirastnews.com/2016/01/nicolas-sarkozy-pas-question-de-laisser-les-colonies-francaises-d-afrique-avoir-leurs-propres-monnaies.html

Daher hat Frankreich tatkräftig den USA geholfen, die Libyen_kaputtgemacht haben, denn von Libyen ging der Versuch aus, Afrika eine Goldwährung zu geben. Eine Aktion, zu der Clinton Obama gebracht hat. Ihre Worte nach der Untat waren: “Wir kamen, wir sahen, er starb! Hahaha!”

Nicht unerwähnt sollte bleiben, dass Clinton tatsächlich die Speerspitze der Neocons (US Neokonservatismus) in der Demokratischen Partei ist. Clinton hat die Neocon Victoria Nuland („fuck the EU“) in die Obama-Administration gebracht. Nuland ist die Frau von Robert Kagan (der inzwischen öffentlich für Clinton wirbt). Kagan ist Mitbegründer des „Project for the New American Century“. Um die „Visionen“ dieser Neocons vom „Project“ zu begreifen, sollte man deren Papier „Rebuilding America´s Defenses“ vom September 2000 sehr genau studieren (Autor u. a. Paul Wolfowitz). Dort findet sich auf S. 60 eine besonders bedrohliche Passage zu möglichen Konzepten der US-Politik in Afrika (und Asien):

And advanced forms of biological warfare that can “target” specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.“

https://de.scribd.com/doc/9651/Rebuilding-Americas-Defenses-PNAC

Übersetzt heißt das: „Und fortgeschrittene Formen der biologischen Kriegsführung, die auf bestimmte Gentypen „zielen“ können, könnten die biologische Kriegsführung aus dem Reich des Terrors zu einem nützlichen politischen Instrument wandeln.

Hier geht es sicher nicht um den Genotypus des weißen Angelsachsen, sondern Afrika und Asien sind im Visier! Dabei kann die spezifische „Angriffsfähigkeit“ natürlich auch durch eine „Anwendungs-Region“ ersetzt werden. Es handelt sich jedenfalls um die direkte Fortsetzung der Träume von der „schwarzen Bombe“ im „Project_Coast“ (geleitet von „Dr_Death“) des damaligen Apartheid-Regimes, um „biologischen Rassenkrieg“!

Ebenso muss erwähnt werden, dass Clintons Mann Bill Clinton eine bedeutende Rolle bei der Zerstörung von Ruanda_und_der_DR_Kongo spielte.

Viele europäische Regierungen spielen bei der Zerstörung Afrikas und der übrigen Umgebebung Europas immer wieder mit, ganz so, als könnte dieses Zerstörungswerk nicht auch zur „Sprengung_Europas“ führen! Solange die Destabilisierungs-Strategie gegen und Ausplünderung von Afrika weitergeht, werden auch die Flüchtlingströme nicht abreißen. Afrika hat jedenfalls noch einen langen Kampf um seine wirkliche Befeiung vor sich! Europa und Deutschland spielen dabei bisher eine sehr unrühmliche, um nicht zu sagen verbrecherische Rolle.

Der Kolonialismus beendet? Nein, er ist stärker denn je. Und der Kern der Katastrophe? Der globalisierte Kapitalismus!

Andreas Schlüter

Links:

http://www.ag-friedensforschung.de/regionen/Zentralafrika/fra3.html

http://www.fluchtgrund.de/2016/07/westafrika-das-cfa-franc-regime-wie-frankreich-noch-immer-seine-ehemaligen-kolonien-ausbeutet/

http://austrian-institute.org/euro-kolonialismus-in-afrika/

http://www.wissenbloggt.de/?p=30395

https://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/15/frankreich-kann-seinen-status-nur-mit-ausbeutung-der-ehemaligen-kolonien-halten/

http://www.zeit-fragen.ch/de/ausgaben/2011/nr-31-vom-282011/afrika-weist-den-franzoesischen-imperialismus-zurueck.html

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/CFA-Franc-Zone

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From: http://www.azquotes.com/author/32844-William_Colby

With the furious debate on „Fake News“ medially mostly blamed on the „alternative media“ I´d like to recommend some of my articles:

A Quotation We Should Never Forget!“ https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/a-quotation-we-should-never-forget/

Media, Independent and Mainstream: Fake News and Fake Narratives“: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/media-independent-and-mainstream-fake-news-and-fake-narratives/

US Allegations Against Russia: Hold the Thief! (in addition to the previous post)“: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/us-allegations-against-russia-hold-the-thief-in-addition-to-the-previous-post/

And on those socalled “alternative media” designed to destroy the struggle against the “False Flag” policy:

Psychological Operations: say the truth in a way that it will be rejected!” https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/psychological-operations-say-the-truth-in-a-way-that-it-will-be-rejected/

Better turn to these ones:

English Written Pages Worth Visiting!“: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/english-writen-pages-worth-visiting/

My articles on Africa: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/african-struggles-for-social-justice-freedom-and-democracy-in-perspective-reflected-in-a-series-of-articles/

My articles on the USA: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/list-of-my-articles-on-the-usa/

Don´t give up the struggle for a clear view on Imperialism and the Power Elites!

For a better year of true information!

Andreas Schlüter

It´s not a joke – or if, then a very dangerous one – but the US Power Elite sees the whole globe to be their colony. How far this goes shows a view on the way  the US_Mititary_High_Commands for the various regions of this World are organized:

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The Sun never sets in the US Empire!”

In fact the US High Command for the region in the center of the old Tri-Continent Asia, Europe, Africa, is called US CENTCOM, United_States_Central_Command. Under normal circumstances one would expect a big power – if so arrogant anyway to divide the World into sections for “colonial” military organization – to name the region of their own country as “CENTCOM”.

The explanation for this somehow strange naming is, that the US Power Elite has taken over – with some regional modification – the ideas of Sir Halford John Mackinder, a British Geographer and political analyst having formulated the „Heartland Theory”. Quote:

„Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; Who rules the Heartland commands the World Island; Who rules the World Island commands the World.“

http://www.indrastra.com/2016/06/PAPER-Heartland-Theory-of-Mackinder-Relevancy-in-Central-Asia-Geopolitics-002-06-2016-0043.html

Especially we in Europe should all know that it´s very dangerous to ally oneself too closely with a power following such dangerous concepts, since allies will be regarded as the forefront for militant expansion and thus are in the danger to become a battleground! This would be more dangerous with a probable US President named Hillary_Clinton!

Andreas Schlüter

Links:

Geo-Politics: The Core of Crisis and Chaos and the Nightmares of the US Power Elite“ https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/geo-politics-the-core-of-crisis-and-chaos-the-nightmares-of-the-us-power-elite/

US Politics: These Words Shouldn´t be Forgotten“: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/us-politics-these-words-shouldnt-be-forgotten/

The US Elections Ahead: What´s to be Expected From the US? A Recommendation“: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/the-us-elections-ahead-whats-to-be-expected-from-the-us-a-recommendation/

My articles on the USA: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/list-of-my-articles-on-the-usa/

 

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I´m very sorry I lost his writings and analysis a bit out of sight, but last week I had the pleasure to hear and meet this great Analyst, Samir_Amin, in Berlin, on two occasions. One occasion was a meeting organized by the left party, DIE LINKE. The other occasion was an event by the International_Peace_Bureau on Friday, the 30th of September. For a long time I suffered from senseless talks celebrating the mere existence of the organization for more than hundred years. Talks without substance, not at all naming the real culprits, the US Power Elite. But then Samir Amin, being the last speaker, saved my evening, he put things right! He made it clear that the US and its Western allies including Japan stand for more than 75 percent of world´s armament and other countries are armed not to be crushed by the West. The US Power Elite is trying always to crush every country not dancing to the tune of “the Master”! And he told the assembly – though in a friendly way – that the presentations lacked substance!

His writings should be much more read!

Here are some:

http://monthlyreview.org/2014/09/01/the-return-of-fascism-in-contemporary-capitalism/

https://normanpilon.com/2016/09/04/samir-amin-the-us-imperial-project-is-to-destroy-the-arab-nations/

https://normanpilon.com/2015/01/27/samir-amin-in-conversation-with-sara-motta-ceasefire-magazine/

https://normanpilon.com/2014/03/25/samir-amin-russia-and-the-ukraine-crisis-the-eurasian-project-in-conflict-with-the-triad-imperialist-policies/

https://normanpilon.com/2016/08/10/the-kurdish-question-then-and-now-samir-amin-tlaxcala-global-research/

His work, a “Must Read”!

Andreas Schlüter

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Bathing Costume 1890

France has a long history in colonialism and colonial and imperial wars, especially also in Near East (http://tinyurl.com/pznrayh). A different matter is that Frances´s secular traditions should be honoured despite of that. I also understand the ban of the burka if covering the face. I also agree that the extreme covering of women in some Muslim societies is a symbol of lacking freedom for women. Likewise the unnecessary uncovering of women in contrast to men in Western societies is also a symbol of degrading women to sex symbols.

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Swim Suits around 1912

France´s Society going mad?!

France had – like Germany – a recent series of terror attacs. No matter who in the final analysis was behind it (http://tinyurl.com/zrwrk3k) it implicated young muslims who feel that their places of origin are degraded, occupied, war torn by the West. As much as they do in the final analysis the job Western Power Elites (particularly the US Power Elite) want them to do and as much as they should be warned of that (http://tinyurl.com/9bghg9n) it appears some people in France are very eager to provoke more of such stupid and cruel attacks (to have more reason for interventions?).

Europe shouldn´t be too proud of its „freedom“, around hundred years ago people in Europe were covered at bathing places in a similar way.

One can only warn the people of France: don´t tear your society more apart by some totally unnecessary symbolic acts of cultural Imperialism!

Andreas Schlüter

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/french-police-make-woman-remove-burkini-on-nice-beach

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/french-burkini-ban-row-escalates-clothing-incident-woman-police-nice-beach

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/24/france-burkini-ban-secularist-equality-muslim

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/world/europe/france-burkini.html?_r=0

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37093420

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/08/24/7-uncomfortable-facts-about-frances-burkini-controversy/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/france-warns-muslim-stigmatisation-burkini-ban-160824191045697.html

https://news.vice.com/article/burkini-wearers-are-being-forced-to-disrobe-on-french-beaches

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/22/world/france-burkini-fines-paid/

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As difficult as it is to get a clear picture about what´s happening in the World, politically, socially and economically, some web pages are quite helpfull. The listing here doesn´t mean that I´d endorse every single contribution, but it´s based on the strong impression that all these pages are devoted to real search for the truth and many times provide good infos. I´d be glad about comments with more recommendations:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

http://www.globalresearch.ca/

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/

https://www.corbettreport.com/

http://monthlyreview.org/2014/09/01/the-return-of-fascism-in-contemporary-capitalism/

https://off-guardian.org/

https://stuartjeannebramhall.com/

http://www.azizfall.com/

https://blackagendareport.com/black_agenda_radio_Mar6_17

https://garikaichengu.wordpress.com/

http://failuretolisten.tumblr.com/

http://ronaldjacksonglobal.blogspot.de/

https://normanpilon.com/about/

http://www.strategic-culture.org/

http://www.horacecampbell.net/

http://www.pambazuka.org/

https://qhabhuti.wordpress.com/

https://richardfalk.wordpress.com/

https://www.danieleganser.ch/home.html?lang=en

http://www.geopoliticsandcognition.com/

https://moorbey.wordpress.com/

https://memoryholeblog.com/

https://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/

https://www.rt.com/

https://onenessofhumanity.wordpress.com/about-2/

With all these great pages I´d like to credit James Corbett with the most genius and shortest presentation of the absurd official narrative about Nine Eleven and stripping it to what it is, a stupid fairytale:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgrunnLcG9Q

What after all is missing with all the pages (including my own) is the more concrete alternative to the existing mess and the „Powers that shouldn´t be“. As a good friend of mine, a very wise Lady from Egypt, is always demanding: we should come to intelligent action. And one element of that is to do more networking, to build a strong collective platform for spreading the truth and stirring resistance.

One part of that necessary clearness is enshrined in this famous quotation:

Whoever is not prepared to talk about capitalism should also remain silent about fascism.

Max Horkheimer (1939), https://www.sussex.ac.uk/webteam/gateway/file.php?name=capitalismcrisis–the-far-right—sussex-seminar-21-2-11.pdf&site=12

And the most dangerous fascists don´t come along with the well known Nazi symbols but with suit and tie (as dangerous those old style fascists could be for individuals getting across them):

US Elections: No Illusions, Deadly Politics Will be Increased!”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/us-elections-no-illusions-deadly-politics-will-be-increased/

Andreas Schlüter

Links to my own blog:

My articles on the USA: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/list-of-my-articles-on-the-usa/

My articles on Africa: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/african-struggles-for-social-justice-freedom-and-democracy-in-perspective-reflected-in-a-series-of-articles/

 

Hardly any author has contributed to my desire to write more than James Baldwin, the Giant of Literature!

On my blog there´s a small contribution on that influence in German, which was waiting since long to be translated into English (as much as I like to write in both languages I´m always lazy to translate): http://tinyurl.com/jywwwsd

To honour the Giant but still being lazy to translate here I use most of my comment on an article (which gave now again inspiration to me) about the great man on this fine Blog: https://moorbey.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/why-james-baldwin-still-matterz/#comment-10837

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James Baldwin

How did this influence of Baldwin come about with a relatively pale Hamburg boy like me?

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Me 1968

1963 – me and my family had just moved to a part of Hamburg called Altona – I had fallen for the natural daughter of a Black WW II veteran living in a German family just round the corner. Unfortunately those days that was a very one sided affair (she loved me just like one would love a Mosqito), notwithstanding the fact that now since almost two decades I´m harmoniously living together with exactly that Lady. But those days my love for the teeny sharpened my already existing sensibility for racism in my own society as well as in the US and worldwide. On basis of that sensibility I got across Baldwin´s works. I think it was in 1966 that I had the pleasure to see Baldwin life presenting his „Amen Corner“ at Hamburg University. But the clou came with his book „The Fire Next Time“ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fire_Next_Time). I remember myself well in summer 1967 sitting in a Café at the banks of River Elbe and writing a small essay for our school newsletter (unfortunately disappeared). I can rightfully say that his book instilled into me the eagerness of writing. And it had considerably contributed to my eagerness studying intensively everything about Racism, Colonialism, Imperialism and about the Powers that (shouldn´t) be in the US and elsewhere.

I must say I owe this man a lot!

Andreas Schlüter

Links:

Video with James Baldwin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryuAW_gnjYQ

My articles on the USA: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/list-of-my-articles-on-the-usa/

My articles on Africa: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/african-struggles-for-social-justice-freedom-and-democracy-in-perspective-reflected-in-a-series-of-articles/

Concept for Lectures on the Topic

In six parts, total duration of 12 hours

for Individuals and Oranizations to book (see below)

Even many well trained people have the impression that they are not able to understand World politics and see it as a total chaos. This is at least partly due to the fact that that the mainstream media are not providing sound background information. A helpful overview is designed to show the basic lines of how World History has developed and the principle guidelines of the various power elites in this World. This should be done in six sessions of two hours each.

Part 1: “From Cradle to Coffin”

When “Modern Man” left his cradle Africa mankind possibly counted many less than men found death during WW I, possibly even less than 100,000! A massive increase of population was the result of people settling in large settlements and the coming up of “High Cultures” from the Nile Valley over China to Middle and South America. The development of Africa and Asia was far ahead of Europe for quite a long time. Only with the end of the 15th Century the relation changed and Europe started seizing world dominance via development of seafaring techniques starting from the Mediterranean and adoption of gunpowder from China. This was very much to the detriment of many cultures.

Enormous numbers of people felt victim to this development. North America, large parts of Middle and South America as well as Australia were emptied from their original inhabitants and occupied by people of European descent. Those not killed were pushed into remote areas and robbed of any perspective. Slave trade and colonial exploitation allowed Europe the accumulation of enormous resources which made the “Industrial Revolution” possible and allowed further conquests and made Europe the absolute power centre of this world. This development left millions of people in Africa dead, either directly butchered or victims of exploitation and starvation. Especially Congo paid with eight to ten million victims for Western mobility and electrification. But the technological progress also fostered military competition between the European powers. The end of Europe´s dominance started with the monstrous World War I and was finalized with war´s end.

Part 2: The Turning Around of the Relations

With the end of the First World War the economic dynamics had to a large extend been shifted to the North American continent. This European settlement had become the new centre of industrial development after the crimes on the original inhabitants and with the “help” of brutal slave exploitation. The hope of many workers in the industrialized countries turned east to the big socialist experiment brought into existence by the October Revolution.

The relation between the sea power Great Britain and its “daughter”, the USA started to be reversed, finally manifested in World War II. At the same time the struggle between Sea and Land Powers got a new push, described already by the British Geographer Mackinder at the beginning of that Century. In East Asia Japan as the first non European (Sea) Power had managed to jump into the industrial age, a prelude to the rise of Asia as a new center of World development. Already the deadly struggle of the European powers in WW I had inspired the spirit of resistance against Colonialism and exploitation in the Southern Hemisphere and had put the topic of Democracy on World´s agenda. With no little support of part of US capitalists the Nazis won power in Germany. Especially the Cooperation of Ford and General Motors with Nazi Germany made the “Blitz” possible, finally pushing GB as strongest US competitor from its “Place No 1” and damaging the Soviet Union severely (20 million dead).

With the monstrous German crimes against the European Jews and other minorities the question of Anti-Racism gained momentum on the side of the allies in confrontation with the “Axis”. They employed this topic in their war efforts but the Western colonial powers as well as the officially “non colonial” power USA would by measured by this standard also after the war.

Western military threats to the Soviet revolution already in the 20ies and the Nazi invasion had pushed the authoritarian degeneration of Stalinism and done great damage to the Socialist experiment as well as to its reputation among Western workers, no matter, that Soviet civilians and soldiers had paid the highest price for the defeat of Germany´s Nazi regime.

War technology had been revolutionized. Warfare on land and on sea was decided from the air. The age of nuclear bombs had started.

Part 3: Cold War and Decolonization

The Soviet Union, heavily damaged and having lost more than 20 million lives, emerged as West´s opponent from the Second World War. Already the dropping of two nuclear bombs on Japan was rather a Signal to “Uncle Joe”, Stalin, than a real military necessity (and maybe made possible by Eurocentric racism). The US, not being damaged by war inside its own territory, had become the “work bench of the World”. It had also to a great extended gained dominance over the Western colonial powers, almost astonishingly meeting most resistance to this by France. Important was also the Dollar hegemony based on the agreements of “Bretton Woods”.

The movements for independence, justice and democracy, fired by the promises of “Anti-Racism” and democracy from the Second World War turned the “Third World” into Western consciousness. Charismatic and visionary leaders of these movements gave important impulses and a face to this development in Western media. Many times Western secret services murdered them like in the case of Lumumba. Probably the existence of the Soviet Union saved many African countries from paying a much higher blood price for the nominal independence.

The struggle for continued Western dominance in East and South East Asia was extremely bloody (Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia). In many places Colonialism was just replaced by “Neocolonialism”. Henchmen of the worst kind were the guarantee for the West to profit from the Southern resources instead of the local population. Despite the terrible German crimes the Western part of Germany (the Federal Republic of Germany) was soon allowed to participate, to a great extend because of its function in the Cold War.

Also very dramatic was (and is) the struggle for the Near and Middle East recourses, additionally fired by the foundation of Israel. Saudi Arabia (important for the US principle “Oil for Dollar), Israel and Turkey became prolonged arms of the US, many times with tendencies for independent goals and actions. But the US was also confronted inside for the blatant anti-black racism.

Pending over Mankind´s existence was always the danger of the “Nuclear Holocaust”, even if only coming by a technical false alarm!

Part 4: Democracy or Rule of the “Military Industrial Complex”

Of the later and the dangers post by it the 34th US President Eisenhower, surely no “Leftist”, was warning in his famous farewell speech. Also Kennedy in a speech short before his assassination warned of secret policy and conspiracies! US author Fukujama praised the “End of History” when worldwide Democracy of the Western type would dominate. Does Democracy in the US instead vanish in front of our eyes?

Crucial in deed for the understanding of World politics is the formation of the US Power Elite and its divisions. There are many indications that Kennedy was the victim of one of its fractions. Wealth and power was more and more concentrating in the US. Even in the early 30ies there was a coup attempt of part of the US Power Elite, the so called “Business Plot” (revealed before it could be started), whose organizers shared in fact a lot of their ideology with the Nazis. Even the Euthanasia concept of the Nazis got quite some inspiration from the US.

Short after Kennedy´s times the two fractions of the US Power Elite were dubbed “Traders” and “Warriors”. Both are aiming at World dominance, the Traders want to reach this by economic power and diplomacy, the Warriors attempting this by military force at a high risk. In fact Kennedy was opposing the Warriors´ dangerous games especially in the confrontation with Soviet backed Cuba. He solved the Cuba crisis by agreeing to pull US nuclear weapons out of Turkey (at the Soviet Unions gate), very much to the annoyance of the warrior fraction. The details of Kennedy´s assassination, revealed to a great extend by serious investigative US journalists are breath taking. Even Nixon was so much worried about the possibility that part of the Power Elite could end a President´s life that he insisted in vain in the CIA passing their files about Kennedy´s assassination to him. It seems that Watergate was mainly a “false flag operation” to get Nixon out of office and stop him from further insisting.

No doubt, Nixon and Kissinger were themselves a plague to the World manifested for example in the Pinochet coup in Chile and the following murderous regime, in the Vietnam War as well as in other crimes. Most of these deeds was prepared in secrecy and hidden to the formal democratic procedure. It seems secret policy is on its march forward!

Part 5: the Run for Resources, “Cyber Space”, “Islamism” and the „Eurasian Cooperation“

More and more dramatic becomes the struggle for control of energy sources and raw materials. The limitation of the resources also enters the public discussion. “Pic Oil” (the maximum of oil extraction) is presently hidden behind (politically motivated) high extraction rates, low oil prices and “Fracking”, but well present in the political “Think Tanks” of the Power Elites. Of great importance are also “Rare Minerals”, like Coltan – so important for computers and mobile telephones, having cost the life of eight to ten million Congolese during the last eighteen years.

The fantastic development of the computer technology and the global web has opened immense economic possibilities. It has brought a rationalization of production, not being dreamt of at all half a Century ago. It is dominated by US technology and has opened uncounted backdoors for US “intelligence” via Microsoft ruling the IT world. But others are not sleeping and sabotaging by US and Israel for example via “Stuxnet” (a computer worm) of Iran´s uranium centrifuges could be answered. Much of the Western infrastructure is totally depending on a well working “digital world”. The societies of industrialized countries would hardly survive an extended “Cyber War”.

The strategy of the US is the “Free Trade Religion” to prevent the countries of the Southern Hemisphere from own industrialization and to condemn them to be eternal raw material deliverers and at the same time to prevent them from free choice of other trading partners than Western. The rise of the “BRICS” sates (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is not to the taste of the US Power Elite at all. Also the possibility of a getting nearer between the main technological competitor EU and the energy giant Russia is very much disliked. A lot has been done to prevent the BRICS states from getting to the Southern resources which are regarded by Western elites following the word: “how does our oil get under their sand?!”.

In this context the question of “Islamism” arises. Being nourished by the West and their Saudi and Qatar allies against secular national movements in the Islamic World and against those days Soviet Union “Muslim Brothers”, Hamas, Al Qaeda and ISIS have been pushed. At the same time their “terrorist” tendencies “legitimize” militarization and mass surveillance and endanger the life of ordinary people everywhere and Governments running “out of line”.

The real nightmare for the US Power Elite are the efforts on the side of China and Russia for an Eurasian Cooperation manifested in the „Iron Silk Road“ and the „Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank“, as well as the efforts to break the oil binding to Dollar. It appears plausible that a lot of US Politics with its support for militant Islamic fundamentalism and Terrorism as well as the support for Fascist policy in the Ukraine is aiming at building a barrier against those efforts.

The US Power Elite has fully adopted the concepts of the British Geographer Halford Mackinder from the beginning of the last Century. They know that  progress of that Eurasian Cooperation would reduce their impact on the World considerably. Indeed speeches of the Neo-Conservative George Friedman (Statfor) would support this thesis.

Part 6: Political Conspiracy: “Theory” or Reality?

Since times immemorial politics is a game where aims and purposes are tried to hide. Powerful people always want to use ordinary people in their “good will”. Subjects and citizens were often lied at and made support actions which they´d have rejected vehemently if knowing the true reasons and purposes. In modern times there are examples to be found which leaves one to fear for the future.

The Nazis were famous for “false flag operations”, the “Reichstag” fire (most probably) and definitely the attack on the German radio station Gleiwitz purposely assigned to Poland as the pretext to the Nazi attack on that country marking the beginning of WW II. Related operations are accidents presented as sabotage like the explosion of the “USS Maine”, being the beginning of the war between the US and Spain. Also pure inventions or naval confrontations which are “relocated” are produced by the powerful, as this is the case with the “Tonkin Incident”. On the other side there is the downing of airplanes covered as accidents like the case of the plane with Rwanda´s and Burundi´s presidents on board and many other “accidents”.

A classic case is also “Operation Northwoods”, planned by the “Joint Staff” of the US forces after the failed “Bay of Pigs Invasion” in Cuba by CIA and Exile Cubans. The planned operation included terror attacks on US installations home and abroad and places in the US with people dead and injured, fake hijacking of an airplane and downing it, all meant to be blamed on Cuba as “reason” for a full scale invasion on that island. Kennedy stopped the madness and didn´t live long afterwards. Sad fame with “insiders” also “enjoy” NATO´s “Secret Armies”, named “Gladio” after its Italian variant, well documented by Swiss Historian Daniele Ganser. The bombing of the Bologna Main station is ascribed to that organization, meant to be blamed on leftists.

In fact much more critical discussion about these Western operations is to be found in the US than for example in Germany and other European countries. But Democracy only functions with well informed citizens not trusting in cheap narratives of the powerful.

Noam Chomsky, renowned linguist and political analyst, has put it very well in a sarcastic way: “Terrorism is always what the others do!” (Unfortunately he is silent on some intriguing questions).

This part will include many more spectacular cases and insights.

On demand sections about Early Human evolution and developments, about the History of Africa and Asia, about the History of Technology, about military developments and about “Psychological Operations” could be added.

You can book me as long as I don´t have to take a plane!

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