Mit ‘France’ getaggte Beiträge

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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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8th/9th May: End of World War II 72 years ago!

8./9. Mai: Ende des 2. Weltkriegs vor 72 Jahren!

It is shameful to see that Germany is joining in the NATO military build up against Russia!

Es ist eine Schande mitansehen zu müssen, wie Deutschland sich an der militärischen Einkreisung Russlands durch die NATO beteiligt!

See – Siehe

https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/71-years-thank-you-red-army-71-jahre-danke-rote-armee/

Andreas Schlüter

Deutsche Version unten

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We´ve seen US elections leaving the choice between “HIV_and_Ebola” to the voters, means between a proven warmonger, Wallstreet darling and Neocon puppet on one side and an egomaniac suprematist lunatic (who at least promised peace with Russia and end of regime change wars). Clinton lost (according to US laws and regulations), Trump, turning out to be the personification of Kissinger´s “Madman_theory”, won. Still we can not know whether this was an accident (since the real US Neocon Power Elite seemed to be boiling about Trump´s success) or whether the lunatic being now on the strings of the Power Elite is personified “Plan B”, or whether he´s slowly drugged to madness in order to have an impeachment leading to extended unrest allowing suspension of Democracy´s remains. Anyway, he seems “on_track” now.

In France voters will be faced with a similar dilemma, the choice between a frightening arch-nationalist woman, Marine_Le_Pen, endangering the ethnic peace in that important West European country, or a neo-liberal ex Rothchild banker, Emmanuel_Macron, who´d dismantle what remains of social security in France, being sold to the public as “left-liberal”! In less than a week we´ll know which face the disaster will wear.

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In Germany the thing is somewhat “easier” to assess: the xenophobic “Alternative für Deutschland”, the AfD, most probably secretly pushed by “Big Brother” in various ways, will frighten the majority of people on one side, the defamation of the left, DIE_LINKE, and their positions on the other side will scare people too. And the mainstream media do everything to connect the rightist AfD as well as the left “DIE LINKE” to “bad, bad” Russia and Putin!

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The result will be without doubt: continuation of the “Grand_Coalition”! With the grand coalition (no doubt that Merkel´s party will be the stronger partner) Germany will remain chained to the “Trans-Atlantic” bindings and will be an obedient vassal to NATO´s war policy though the majority of Germans is against military involvement into foreign battle fields. In fact even the German conservatives are not as obedient as they are out of real conviction. The interest of German capital (to which both big parties are closely linked) is rather looking at the chances from “Eurasian Cooperation”, but again and again they are scared to death by “Terror”. In fact the demons are ruling!

In all one must state: what is called “Democracy” has nothing to do with real decisions by the people for the people, but appears to the analyst as sort of a “well staged” theater play. The script is written, the actors know their parts. But the box at the front edge of the stage, where the prompter sits, is directed to the public signaling where to clap and where to “boo” That part is the part of the media! And, by the way, at times the play includes that the public will be directed to beat each other fiercely instead of entering the stage and chase the lousy actors to hell!

Andreas Schlüter

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

Deutsche Version

Westliche Demokratie oder Dämonen-Herrschaft?

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Wir haben die US-Wahlen erlebt, die den Wählern die Wahl zwischen HIV_und_Ebola ließ, sprich, zwischen einer Kriegstreiberin, Wall Street-Puppe und Neocon-Marionette einerseits, und einem egozentrischen, tendenziell rassistischen und großmäuligen Irren (der immerhin Frieden mit Russland und ein Ende der Regime-Change-Kriege versprach) andererseits. Entsprechend den Regeln und Gesetzen der USA hat die Personifikation von Kissingers „Madman-Theorie“ gesiegt. Es ist nicht endgültig klar, ob dies ein schwerer Unfall war (die US-Machtelite hat immerhin deutlich geschäumt) oder ob Trump der „Plan B“ ist, vielleicht gar heimlich unter Drogen gesetzt wird, um mit seiner Entfernung aus dem Amt Unruhen auszulösen, die es „erlauben“, mit den Resten der US-Demokratie Schluss zu machen. Immerhin, er scheint doch nun ziemlich „auf_Linie“ der US-Machtelite zu sein.

In Frankreich werden die Wähler nun vor die Wahl zwischen einer ziemlich rassistischen Ultra-Rechten, Marine_Le_Pen, die als Präsidentin den ethnischen Frieden in diesem wichtigen westeuropäischen Land ernsthaft gefährden könnte, und einem ex Rothschild-Banker, Emmanuel_Macron, der die Reste sozialer Sicherheit in Frankreich wegräumen würde, gestellt. Der Neoliberale Ex-Banker wird uns aber medial als „links-liberal“ verkauft. In weniger als einer Woche werden wir sehen, welche Maske die zukünftige französische Tragödie tragen wird.

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In Deutschland ist das Situation für den Herbst relativ leicht einzuschätzen: die fremdenfeindliche „Alternative für Deutschgland“ verschreckt eine große Zahl von Menschen, die linke Alternative wird permanent diffamiert. Dabei wird medial viel getan, um gleichzeitig die AfD und DIE LINKE dicht an das „böse, böse“ Russland und den „schlimmen, schlimmen“ Putin zu rücken (der im Gegensatz zur „guten“ US-Machtelite immer woanders die Wahlen beeinflusst).

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Es gehört nicht viel dazu, sich das Ergebnis auszurechnen. Kurze Zwischenfrage: wo ist „Super-Schulz“?! Es wird die große Koalition fortgesetzt werden, mit der SPD als Junior-Partner. Deutschland wird weiter an die „Transatlantische Partnerschaft“ gekettet bleiben, dazu verdammt auf die eine oder andere Weise an den NATO-Kriegsspielen beteiligt zu sein. Und das, obwohl die meisten Deutschen gegen Auslandseinsätze der Bundeswehr sind. Tatsächlich ist selbst das deutsche Kapital, dem beide große Parteien sehr verpflichtet sind, eher an einer „Eurasischen Kooperation“ interessiert, aber, der „Terror“ und die „Schock-Strategie“ lauern. Wird die Bundesregierung „aufmüpfig“, finden sich „Dinge zur Erinnerung“. Wieder einmal hat sich auch gezeigt, wie tief die „Gladio“ Strukturen in der Bundeswehr sitzen. Es regieren offenbar die Dämonen!

Alles in Allem muss man feststellen, das, was Demokratie genannt wird, ist nichts als ein wohlinszeniertes Theater. Das Skript ist geschrieben, die Schauspieler kennen ihre Rollen, nur die Muschel für die Souffleuse am vorderen Rand der Bühne ist nach vorne gerichtet. Von dort lassen die Medien das Publikum wissen, wann es zu klatschen und wann zu buhen hat. Ach, und nebenbei, hin und wieder ist auch das Publikum gehalten, gewalttätig übereinander herzufallen, anstatt die Bühne zu stürmen und die Schauspieler zum Teufel zu jagen!

Andreas Schlüter

Der Einfluss der US-Machtelite auf die Internationale Politik”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/der-einfluss-der-us-amerikanischen-machtelite-auf-die-internationale-politik/

Meine Beiträge zu den USA: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/link-liste-meiner-artikel-zu-den-usa/

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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/

I´ve written a lot about the US Power Elite and their internal divisions (http://tinyurl.com/zv32w7m), though they might only count about 100 people today. It appears that finally the Neocon faction of the Power Elite has taken control, especially since they took over the Democratic Party (http://tinyurl.com/zy4t6er), clearly signaled by the spearhead of the Neocons in that party: Hillary Clinton!

Nightmare One:

The Southern Hemisphere – the „Non-White World“ – Getting Independent

The US Power Elite (predominantly WASP, White Anglo-Saxon Protestants) would be rightfully called the „Deep State“ of the USA (http://tinyurl.com/ho2nz87). And this Deep State has become more and more ruthless over the time. They have brought nightmares over the Southern Hemisphere by installing brutal dictatorships (http://tinyurl.com/kkpvcf7) in their interest and waging bloody colonial wars, in the last one and a half decades especially with their „War on Terror“ (http://tinyurl.com/nrxxej5). One of their aims is to prevent countries of Africa, Latin America, Near and Middle East and Southern Asia from choosing their trade partners freely and from making use of their resources and industrialize, since that would mean a division of resources and allowing them their part of „consuming ecologic Earth capacity“. To fight this the US Power Elite is even ready to resort to Bio warfare:

US Power Elite Declared Bio War on the Southern Hemisphere, East Asia

and all Non-Western Countries in September 2000”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/us-power-elite-declared-war-on-the-southern-hemisphere-east-asia-and-all-non-western-countries-in-september-2000/

There is quite a number of people – among myself – who suspect that the „Deep State“ of the US could be behind some outbreaks of epidemics Africa (http://tinyurl.com/mwgjhoo) and Latin America (http://tinyurl.com/hfxvkq6). Furthermore it becomes more and more obvious that US „Intelligence“ was (and is) deeply involved in pushing fanatic Islamism (http://tinyurl.com/h7s3y7e) in order to counter the Socialist block (formerly) but more so to counter progressive Arab/Islamic nationalism that could develop their own regions full of resources (http://tinyurl.com/nu3zv9n). Unfortunately the US strategy seems to be relatively „successful“ in the desire to keep the South under control.

In fact the US lead Western policy has established a „Ring of Fire“ around Europe (http://tinyurl.com/gp48dhw) and European governments have been so stupid for a long time to lend a helping hand to „Big Brother“ in doing so. In fact this ring of fire stretches from Libya throughout Africa (http://tinyurl.com/le2hlpx) over Near and Middle East, the Balkans up to the Ukraine. Actually one gets the impression that the fire burns into Europe with Terror (http://tinyurl.com/zrwrk3k) adding also together with the refugee crisis to the financial problems threatening to blow even the EU up. Is the US having a hand also in this dramatic development? Absurd? Weakening their allies/vassals? We have to have a look at further geo-political challenges the US Power Elite is facing.

The Role of the European Union and the Changes in it

In the perception of many people at the core of the European Union´s history stands the French German relationship, and not without reason. Long Nazi-German occupation during WW II has humiliated France (and saw a lot of collaboration on the French side). The more it might astonish how relatively fast France and the Western part of Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) developed some sort of neighborly closeness and somehow friendship in post war times under De Gaulle and Adenauer.

Not only the war tired youth gave additional impulses but a strong part did the hysteria about the (not real) danger of a Soviet invasion and the cold war. France was soon stripped off his official colonial empire (as happened to the Germans with theirs after WW I) though keeping (a disastrous) dominance in many of its former colonies. The war torn countries saw a close cooperation (also with other smaller countries) in basic industrial fields as favorable (German: „Montan Union“). The members of this European Coal and Steel Community ‚ECSC‘ (“ the six“: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany) joined the EEC, the competing body  in Europe became the “European Free Trade Association” ( EFTA). As much as European powers (and the US) wanted the BRD to be enshrined in supranational structures France was resisting to be too much absorbed by such developments. Likewise France was member of NATO (French: OTAN) but did not integrate into the military structures and built its own “Force de frappe”.

The other side of the story is that the EU and its predecessors were also a means to keep the (West)-European allies/vassals under extended US control (http://tinyurl.com/zhocuew). And especially by the close French-German relationship the French with their desire for „independence“ as well as Germany could be better controlled being „bound together“ (not to forget that the German „Intelligence“ agencies were via old Nazis under full US control)

The EU has also become a means of US-lead Western expansion into East Europe and the former domain of the Soviet Union and later Russia, culminating in the Ukraine Crisis.

But there are changes in the US-European relationship. After World War II the roles were clear: the United States of America being the „Workbench of the World“ (http://tinyurl.com/pqp2mpp), creating more than half of World´s GDP, were the master, the war stricken West European countries the „clients“. With the vast de-industrialization of the US (and the UK) in the last decades and the turning to mostly finance-capitalist activities the European Union has become an enormous industrial power, quite ahead of the US. As problematic as the construction of the Euro is, it has become a dangerous competing currency for the Dollar.

And now we should look at the second nightmare of the US Power Elite, probably for them even much more frightening than the first one.

Nightmare Two, Most Troublesome:

The Iron Silk Road, the AIIB and the Eurasian Cooperation

China is actually supposed to bypass the US economically by 2018 (http://tinyurl.com/gr8z842), if one takes into consideration that many of the processes within the USA contributing to the GDP are somehow of „virtual“ nature, China´s real economic power might already be greater. Russia has to a certain extend recovered from the catastrophes linked to the collapse of the USSR. Both countries are in the BRICS „club“ (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). China and Russia are eager to strengthen the Eurasian economic cooperation. This is also manifested in the Iron Silk Road, the railway connection from China to West Europe, now only used for goods (http://tinyurl.com/hpz6cra). In connection to this and moreover important is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is also threatening to compete with the World bank. This is probably the greatest nightmare for the US Power Elite.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11476533/Joining-Chinas-World-Bank-is-in-UKs-national-interest-depsite-Washington-anger.html

& http://www.businessinsider.com/hank-paulson-on-asian-infrastructure-investment-bank-2015-4?IR=T

& https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/13/white-house-pointedly-asks-uk-to-use-its-voice-as-part-of-chinese-led-bank

& http://business.financialpost.com/fp-comment/john-browne-chinese-bank-challenges-u-s-supremacy

& http://www.hangthebankers.com/united-states-facing-global-economic-isolation/

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A look at the map showing the countries participating in it makes the US anger and fear understandable. In fact European industrial capital could benefit a lot from such an intensified cooperation developing the center of the Eurasian double continent. It opens a very peaceful mutual cooperation. Now one must know 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

How far this goes shows a view on the way the US Military High Commands for the various regions of this World are organized:

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In fact the US High Command for the region in the center of the old tri-continent Asia, Europe, Africa, is called US CENTCOM, Central US Military High Command, (http://tinyurl.com/jjowlkc). 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 concept of the Eurasian cooperation and the Iron Silk Road with the AIIB stands directly in opposition of the US Power Elite´s will to control the World by controlling the “Heartland”. Even the United Kingdom like many European countries is participating (http://tinyurl.com/zkk8746) in the AIIB. Also the old US ally Turkey has dared to join the Silk Road project and the AIIB. Could that have been a reason for a “US hand” in the coup attempt against Erdogan (http://tinyurl.com/gpp5fch)? And most of Europe, practically all of the EU involved in the Eurasian project, reason enough for US politics to take action?!

As one of the last attempts to get the EU “in line” is to be seen in the US efforts to get the EU into the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). As the US Ambassador with the EU has bluntly stated: “We need this deal to help solidify further the transatlantic alliance, to provide an economic equivalent to NATO “ (http://tinyurl.com/zoo9owg).

But resistance against TTIP and CETA (the Canadian-European equivalent) in Europe is growing rapidly, especially also in France. It looks as if it might (hopefully) not happen.

So, what if the US Power Elite has come to the conclusion: it´s time to blow up what we´ve built to control Europe better, since it has developed a dynamics which is now an obstacle to our world dominating strategy? A Europe pushed into complicated conflicts among the various states as well as within the respective societies might also be easier prevented from slipping into a Eurasian cooperation and they might always call „Big Brother“ to mediate in their quarrels. And also to this perspective fits the US strategy (in which stupid European governments have helped again and again) to create a „Ring of Fire“ around Europe from Libya through Africa and Near & Middle East to the Ukraine, moving millions of people (miserable poor victims of the warmongers) into Europe and creating enormous problems and conflicts between European states as well as within the European societies. As far as this aspect is concerned, this is my suspicion since quite some time.

So it might be that the “Deep State” of the US has come to the conclusion: what we can not control, we have to destroy! Thus the “European Project” might have died for the US.

And we have a „Neocon“ “crown witness” to this strategic concept, George Friedman, founder of Stratfor (retired from it 2015), presenting a speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeLu_yyz3tc

After all the „Deep State“ within the USA (http://tinyurl.com/ho2nz87) is famous for „False Flag attacks“, often perpetrated by Operation Gladio. A famous blueprint is Operation Northwoods, a project from the early 60ties for terror attacks on US targets outside and inside the US to be blamed on Cuba as a pretext for a full scale invasion of the hated country. It was stopped by Kennedy, which he didn´t survive long (http://tinyurl.com/ndzt8ho). After all the most famous False Flag is the event which the Genius James Corbett presented in five Minutes:

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

Maybe US politics takes a last measure to frighten especially France and Germany by Terror „to order“. That´s why one should think into „all directions“ when it comes to the tragic terror attacks and otherwise tragic or painful events hitting the two countries:

Staged „prevented“ Terror Attacks – Staged Terror?!“ https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/staged-prevented-terror-attacks-staged-terror/

Truly Europe has to be on alert!

Andreas Schlüter

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

The fact that France and Germany share the same fate of being Terror stricken could be a reason to look at the relation between the two countries, which should be done here.

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Coming (in case of Germany partly) from one mediaeval state, Charlemagne´s Empire, which was split after his son´s death, the relationship of the two countries saw many conflicts, which turned to be more complicated with the rise of Prussia which didn´t come from that common heritage.

The French Revolution was very ambivalent for the relation in as far as it raised democratic hopes in some German circles which were widely liquidated during French occupation of great parts of Germany by Napoleon. This again strengthened tendencies for German unity, which was finally the result of the Prussian led victory of German states against France in 1871, a triumph which left deep scares in France´s collective memory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France%E2%80%93Germany_relations

Both World Wars left France against Germany victorious but only because of strong Anglo-Saxon support. Long Nazi-German occupation during WW II has humiliated France (and saw a lot of collaboration on the French side). The more it might astonish how relatively fast France and the Western part of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) developed some sort of neighborly closeness and somehow friendship in post war times under De Gaulle and Adenauer. Not only the war tired youth gave additional impulses but a strong part did the hysteria about the (not real) danger of a Soviet invasion and the cold war. France was stripped off his official colonial empire (as happened to the Germans with theirs after WW I) though keeping (a disastrous) dominance in its former colonies. The war torn countries saw a close cooperation (also with other smaller countries) in basic industrial fields as favorable (German: „Montan Union“). The members of this European Coal and Steel Community ‚ECSC‘ (“ the six“: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany) joined the EEC, the competing body within Europe became the “European Free Trade Association” ( EFTA). As much as European powers wanted the BRD to be enshrined in supranational structures France was resisting to be too much absorbed by such developments. Likewise France was member of NATO (French: OTAN) but did not integrate into the military structures and built its own “Force de frappe”. .

France tried to keep close control especially of its former African colonies, to part of them (especially Togo) and their colonial henchmen German conservatives like Franz Josef had close links, at times combined with economic interests of Strauß´s entourage.

Germany and France had close military cooperation which was even directed at nuclear efforts (Strauß being Minister of Defense – 1956 to 1962 – was also very eager to get a nuclear option not purely based on the US, but were so in the end). By and large the German French relationship was complicated because of France being very skeptical about the US whereas Germany was depending on the US to a high degree.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France%E2%80%93United_States_relations

The end of the cold war and the collapse of the Soviet bloc confronted France with the reunion of the two German states which was only tolerated (with pains as well by Thatcher´s GB but supported by the US) with the perspective of Germany being enshrined in a new European currency: the Euro (which GB didn´t join).

1990 to 1994 saw a very different approach of France and Germany to an African topic. France (surely out of own interest and a strategy still independent from the US) helped 1990 to rebuke the terrorist attack of Kagame/Museveni´s US backed invasion attempt into Rwanda, German polititians were on the opposite helpful in preparing and covering the second invasion of the terrorist RPF into Rwanda and the horror which followed for the DR Congo by Uganda´s and Kagame-Rwanda´s invasions (http://tinyurl.com/kkpvcf7).

In the US invasion of 2003 into Iraq based on lies France and Germany acted together trying to keep them out of that act against international law.

Things turned almost fundamentally with Sarkozy coming to office. Whereas Germany´s capital interests (still mostly based on production and the US turning more and more to finance capitalism) differed so much from the US that some reservation towards the US are to be detected France being obviously sceptical of Germany´s growing economic power turned more towards the US. France turned back to the integrated NATO Command.

When Libya was attacked by the US and NATO, Germany didn´t support the „No Fly Zone“ in the UN whereas France together with GB were in total support. After Hollande came to office the integration into the US imperial designs continued which is very obvious in case of Syria and Mali. Possibly Germany has been scared into a more supportive position by obvious „False Flag“ manifested in the Bag with the not exploding bomb found at Bonn Main Station (2012). This was the reminder to the German government by the US: „Boys and Girl, think of how nicely German Governments were behaving when they were still sitting in Bonn!“ (https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/usa-unser-groser-bruder-und-willst-du-nicht-mein-bruder-sein/).

It is obvious: the French German relationship can only be understood to the full extend in context of the triangle France-US-Germany and from the question whether French and German national interests contrasting to US interests had to manifest themselves. This played an important role also in the Ukrainian crisis coming from the aggressive expansion of NATO to the East.

The determination of France and Germany to join with Russia in the efforts to calm down the Ukraine conflict, resulted in the Minsk II agreement. The leaders of Belarus, Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine had met from 11th to 12th February 2015 – without the US being invited! After that was finalized the British Prime Minister Cameron was to be seen in front of a camera almost foaming from anger and indicating the Anglo-American fury about those efforts. In deed France and Germany had come to the conclusion that the Ukraine conflict wasn´t in Europe´s best interest (after having helped the US to start the mess). How important the Ukraine „game“ is, see the Neocon Think Tank man George Friedman on the Ukraine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ablI1v9PXpI

Don´t mind the German subtitles!

So seeing the reactions of Cameron I made the prediction: „nasty things will come to France and Germany!“

Andreas Schlüter

Preface: open Words by the New York Times

On June 7th an article by Eric Lichtblau appeared in the New York Times (http://tinyurl.com/zj7onss) talking about uncountable incidents where „Terror attacks“ were staged to be just prevented in time, numbering such activities as two thirds of all such incidents:

In recent investigations from Florida to California, agents have helped people suspected of being extremists acquire weapons, scope out bombing targets and find the best routes to Syria to join the Islamic State, records show.“

They go even as far as to implicate mentally ill people (which one should bear in mind):

In Rochester, a paid informant went undercover and drove a man suspected of being an Islamic extremist, Emanuel Lutchman, to a Wal-Mart in December to buy a machete, ski masks, zip ties and other supplies for a would-be terrorist attack on New Year’s Eve. Because Mr. Lutchman, a mentally ill panhandler, had no money, the informant covered the $40 cost.“

Well, I´m not astonished about the facts as such but about the openness of the NYT! And the fact that it comes from NYT makes me believe that the percentage might even be much higher! After all the „Deep State“ within the USA (http://tinyurl.com/ho2nz87) is famous for „False Flag attacks“, often perpetrated by Operation Gladio. A famous blueprint is Operation Northwoods, a project for terror attacks on US targets outside and inside the US to be blamed on Cuba as a pretext for a full scale invasion of the hated country. It was stopped by Kennedy, which he didn´t survive long (http://tinyurl.com/ndzt8ho). After all the most famous False Flag is the event which the Genius James Corbett presented in five Minutes:

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

A Summer of Terror in France and Germany!

On the 14th of July this year the Nice attack took place, leaving 84 dead, 303 injured. The supposed perpetrator seems to be quite a very dubious „strange case“ (http://tinyurl.com/jqw6vlc). More so is the treatment of the evidence on this case, as Paul Craig Roberts states (http://tinyurl.com/hgcq237).

And then terror turned on Germany: on 18th of July the Wurzburg train attack took place. Inside a regional train a 17 year old Afghan unaccompanied child refugee attacked a family of four people from Hong Kong with a knife and a hatchet and injured them seriously. He jumped from the stopped train and injured another woman. When he tried to flee he was shot dead by Special Deployment Commandos mysteriously being nearby. One has to keep in mind that those forces are trained to stop people by shots without killing them.

Strange enough, witnesses describe the young man as friendly and relaxed (http://tinyurl.com/zhd46ts). Since a while he was living with a foster family. But it is said, an ISIS flag was “found” in his room, he should have “radicalized” himself unobserved within a short time. All very strange (http://tinyurl.com/j4mc7mt)!

Munich Attack

On Friday 22th of July the Munich shooting took place. The 18 years old Iranian-German with dual nationality Ali David Sonboli is said to have killed nine people (all not Germans by origin) and injured 35 people. He was living with his family, had serious psychic problems and is said to have been obsessed with Shooter games and Amok stories (like Breivik´s).

Strange enough it was first said that three shooters with long guns were on their way (afterwards it was reported that police in civil clothes with arms led to that observation). Another strange aspect is that first reports said, he was found dead, later on it was reported that he shot himself in front of police.

Reutlingen

Two days later, on Sunday, the 24th of July, the Reutlingen machete attack took place. A 21 years old Syrian Asylum seeker, known as violent and alcoholic, killed a pregnant woman with whom he had a relationship and wounded two other people. He was purposely knocked down by a car to stop him (which might have saved him whom being shot dead by police) and later on arrested by the police (http://tinyurl.com/jhpaw93, http://tinyurl.com/gt59zeo). Strange enough, on photos of the machete there´s no blood to be seen, as also Paul Craig Roberts states (http://tinyurl.com/hjpnntb).

Ansbach

The very same day in the evening the suicidal Ansbach bombing happened. In this case an ISIS connection seems apparent, according to released information, as much trustworthy as the information might be:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/25/germany-bomb-blast-what-we-know-so-far-ansbach-attack

It is released that he was in communication with an unknown person even short time before the bomb exploded.

Back to France: Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray church attack

Terror came back to France on the 26th July by the attack on a church in the Normandy during a mass. A priest and four hostages were taken, two of them nuns. The priest was killed, three hostages unharmed, one in a critical condition. The attacks were killed by police when leaving the church. Strange enough, one of the attackers was under police supervision (http://tinyurl.com/hxu3x4t), even wearing a supervision bracelet.

After all most of the perpetrators of all these attacks were very untypical as supposed Islamic extremists, most of them rather being either small gangsters or mentally disturbed or both. But on that later on.

I´d made a sad Prediction

I had to think again of a prediction I made after the efforts of France and Germany to join with Russia in the efforts to calm down the Ukraine conflict, resulting in the Minsk II agreement. The leaders of Belarus, Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine had met from 11th to 12th February 2015 – without the US being invited! After that was finalized the British Prime Minister Cameron was to be seen in front of a camera almost foaming from anger and indicating the Anglo-American fury about those efforts. In deed France and Germany had come to the conclusion that the Ukraine conflict wasn´t in Europe´s best interest (after having helped the US to start the mess). How important the Ukraine „game“ is, see the Neocon Think Tank man George Friedman on the Ukraine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ablI1v9PXpI

Don´t mind the German subtitles!

So seeing this I made the prediction: „nasty things will come to France and Germany!“

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A Strong Punishment or Just Accidents, Terror and Scandals?!

Already during the prelude of that agreement (which surely had started being negotiated quite some time before) Charlie Hebdo massacre happened on 7th January 2015, leaving 11 dead, 11 wounded.

On the 14th of February 2015 the French Ambassador in Denmark foolishly took part in a controversial event with the author of the Mohammed cartoons in Copenhagen and almost got into the line of the shooting that killed one person (http://tinyurl.com/ko37ny8).

On the 9th of March that year two helicopters crashed in Argentina leaving eight French nationals – among three Sport Stars – and the two Argentinean pilots dead (http://tinyurl.com/za76qqm). Officially the incident is blamed on a „pilot error“ (http://tinyurl.com/zzh7a85), but watching the video one can hardly imagine a pilot to be that stupid, a remote control intervention appears to me not absurd.

On the 24th March of 2015 another plane crash shocked Europe. Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps (http://tinyurl.com/mxyrs9v). The Co-Pilot was blamed for deliberately downing the plane in suicidal intent. One could have believed that if not very strange details would have been presented:

Criminal investigators said Lubitz’s web searches on his tablet computer in the days leading up to the crash included „ways to commit suicide“ and „cockpit doors and their security provisions“.

It might already appear strange that an averagely intelligent person would search on the Internet for methods of suicide, the more since he was said to have chosen the way which was before him almost every day. But ok, let´s accept that. Totally unbelievable is that he would have informed himself in the internet about cockpit doors and their security provisions since he´d find twenty times more on that in his handbooks! One must also know that in the US experiments on remote control takeover of passenger planes are going on since the sixties (http://tinyurl.com/ljb9vs5).

On 9th May 2015, an Airbus A400M Atlas cargo plane (http://tinyurl.com/jcgyw9q) crashed in Spain, leaving four crew members dead and two seriously wounded. After „technical problems“ with the black boxes the incident was blamed on software mistakes. One should bear in mind that Airbus is extremely loved by the US and Boeing!

On 21st of August an attack took place on a French high speed Thalys train (http://tinyurl.com/hxgoao8). Mysteriously three US soldiers were present to stop the Moroccan perpetrator: you see, only „Big Brother“ can help?!

On the 18th of September the Volkswagen Emission Scandal propped up (http://tinyurl.com/p65oxrz). All those car manufacturers might be rascals neglecting ecologic demands and cheating, but VW is a state owned German producer, a very painful affair (which I don´t want to defend at all).

On the 16th of October the rumors about the „bought“ World Championship in Germany came up (http://tinyurl.com/z27s93g). No doubt, Soccer has become a very dirty business and I have no intention to defend the „honorable“ organizers, but mind the time line!

The 13th of November 2015 saw the terrible Paris attacks (http://tinyurl.com/pb2bohv), in which 130 people died and 368 were injured, near to hundred seriously. All perpetrators who could clearly be identified were EU citizens. The attack was extremely professional and organized.

The year 2015 ended with the Cologne gang assault on women (http://tinyurl.com/golq9do), which in deed left many questions open, but created a lot of problems for the German government and it´s „Refugee Welcome“ policy.

But the New Year 2016 also saw grave events early: on the 7th of January there was a strange attack on a Paris police station (http://tinyurl.com/ztm8gkz). The perpetrator wore a fake explosive vest and didn´t stop when so told. A very strange way to „commit suicide“!

And not to forget, before the July events this year in June (http://tinyurl.com/gnmyz8b) there was the stabbing attack on a Paris police officer in front of his house and the murder of his wife.

Well, one could say, as much as the West, especially France, helping the US with Colonial wars (as by the way the British do without having a comparable number of attacks) the occurrence of such attacks are not miraculous. But most of the perpetrators – leaving alone the incidents not being associated with „Terror“ – do not fit into the picture of committed followers of Islam, rather, as already stated, mentally instable or small criminals or both.

But we shouldn´t forget the New York Times Article, and more important, there was (most probably better: is) not only Operation Gladio but also the notorious MKULTRA! And by the way, nobody is talking at present about the war danger by NATO expansionism, nobody is talking about TTIP and CETA either!

All this said respectively written, it should be natural to contemplate into ALL directions trying to analyze the terrible events!

Andreas Schlüter

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

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 the pyromanic Fire Fighters

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Check the countries with wars and crisis one by one, all full of Minerals and Oil!

See also:

https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/africa-under-attack-and-the-refugees-may-get-drowned/

US AFRICOM, Fuck off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HLjrzVHWPM

But, it´s not only Africa, but also Middle East, South East Asia – and East Europe, where these „Fire Fighters“ are active!

And in Germany socalled „Social Democrats“ with Frank Walter Steinmeier (Frankensteinmeier) ahead are on the Train!

Andreas Schlüter

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I bow my head in respect for Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela! He has contributed thousand times more to the struggle for freedom, justice and equality in the world than many others. I express my deep condolence to the people of South Africa, which means to those, who were (and are) in need of freedom, justice and equality, respectively to those who were and are willing to give way to these high aims.

Without doubt we have had to let him go after a tiresome long struggle and having reached a blessed age of 95 and a physical condition of being weak and helpless.

Since long they tried to kill the Hero!

Western polititians and media tried since long to kill the revolutionary by converting his revolutionary image into the image of an „NGO Grandpa“! And sadly he was too age mild to tell them off! It pained me to see arch imperialists like Clinton with the blood of hundreds of thousands Rwandese and millions of Congolese on his hands to knuddle Mandela and play the role of his friend.  Their pretended respect was in deed shameless disrespect.

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And they tried to wipe away all the other heroes of the South African struggle by blowing their produced „NGO Grandpa“ portrait into unlimited dimensions! They did so to cover Steve Biko and all the other prominent as well as unknown heroes and martyrs of that long struggle, who counted in thousands, not to speak of the Sharpeville massacre and the Soweto uprising.

So we have to say again: free Nelson Mandela – also from this manipulatively imposed function:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJy4aUFUuMA

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Even More Sad: the Freedom Charta (Partly) Burried Since Long!

In 1955 the ANC in a really democratically organized process brought about the Freedom Charter. It enshrined the basic principles and demands for a truly just society. This was besides the demands for formal democracy based on “one (wo)-man, one vote” the real aim of the struggle.

http://africanhistory.about.com/od/apartheid/a/FreedomCharter.htm

& http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Father-of-Freedom-Charter-dies-20130128

How this fundamental document was pushed aside in the process of transformation is well described by Naomi Klein in her book The Shock Doctrine. It´s not the matter to belittle Mandela´s contribution to the struggle and his long 28 years sufferings in prison by holding him alone accountable for this, but the process of negotiations was not all that democratic. His finally humanist attitude might have made him neglect the Freedom Charter in part in face of a big blood bath´s threat. And when Mangosuthu Buthelezi´s Inkatha gangs tried to disturb the ANC´s efforts by brutal violence on behalf of the Apartheid regime, Mandela found clear words. Anyway, the tragic of South Africa also lies in the fact that when ANC took office, politics was already robbed of power by the capitalists just like in the Western formal Democracies!

Crimes unpunished

It might be that at that time there couldn´t have been true justice on the crimes and brutality of the regime and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission might have been another price to avoid a long protracted civil war, as painful as it is to see those ruthless criminals unpunished. And the praising of (white) Western societies for this particular aspect of post Apartheid South Africa, the acquitting of those criminals against Humanity, appears to be very exposing! Disturbing to me is especially the case of a real monster, Wouter Basson, responsible for Project Coast, a real crime against Humanity. And what is to be read in the Sowetan disturbs me  more, even  if only partly true:

http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2013/07/17/mandela-no-to-ban-on-basson & http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2012/09/26/double-blow-for-basson-inquiry

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What is to be expected

And also another thing appears highly disturbing: the expectation of the imperial crocodiles squeezing tears at Mandela´s grave pretending they care in any way for Africa (http://tinyurl.com/kqcu8lf) and for the South Africans´ desire for a just, free and equal society in particular!

All this said my humble conclusion is:

Madiba, one of the great heroes of South Africa and Africa in general,

rest in peace!

Andreas Schlüter

 

One of the most impressive attempts for true independence in Africa was undertaken by Thomas Sankara, the charismatic leader of Burkina Faso in West Africa, the former Republic of Upper Volta. Sankara came to power after a series of coups (first one in 1980) on the 4th August 1983. The colonial name of the country was changed into Burkina Faso meaning “Land of the Righteous”.

The aim of his revolutionary rule in his own words: “Our revolution will be of value only if, looking back… and ahead, we are able to say that the Burkinabe people are a little happier because of it. Because they have clean drinking water, because they have plenty to eat, because they are in good health, because they have access to education, because they have decent housing, because they have better clothing, because they have the right to leisure, because they have greater freedom, more democracy and greater dignity… Revolution means happiness. Without happiness we cannot speak of success.”

(From: http://openrevolt.info/2012/04/24/thomas-sankara-burkina-fasos-pure-president/, including a good account of his politics)

Aziz Fall: Revealing Sankara´s Legacy and the Circumstances of his Death

 

On the 3rd of November a workshop and lecture, organized by the German branch of Africavenir (http://www.africavenir.org/nc/home.html), was held in Berlin by the Senegalese-Egyptian Professor Aziz Fall (http://www.azizfall.com/). He is coordinator of the campaign “Justice for Thomas Sankara” (http://thomassankara.net/spip.php?article876&lang=en).

Professor Fall gave an impressive account of Sankara´s achievements in one of the “poorest” countries of Africa, landlocked and partly in the drought stricken Sahel Zone. Sankara was able to raise a lot of enthusiasm on economic development and self-reliance especially in food and textiles. He guided an impressive effort to develop the infrastructure including a railway project. A very important effort was made to impose equal rights for women. He fought bribery and corruption. He stopped the wasting of recourses for luxury cars of functionaries. Also the ecological measures concerning reforesting cannot be overestimated. One of the most spectacular steps – and most disliked by the West – was his effort to unite African countries in the effort to do away with the imperialist system of depts. He was clear that going this step alone he´d hardly survive. His efforts were clapped at but finally left alone.

Professor Fall also made clear that certain measures were not welcomed by the “higher ranks” of society, especially the traditional “authorities”. In course of time the demanded discipline and sacrifices naturally raised also opposition which was not always met with the appropriate patience and sensibility.

What also clearly came out was the fact that Sankara was outstanding in the consequence for himself: no material privileges! At the end of his life he was as poor as at the beginning of his way, a simple house, an old car and a dusty bike! An enthusiastic witness of Sankara´s work is Jean Ziegler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Ziegler) who states: “It is not important to give more to the people of the Third World but to steal less from them”!

A Danger to Imperialism and Comprador Bourgeoisie “must” die!

Imperialism (and their Third World henchmen) has killed even less radical and much less consequent politicians, and this even in the West. Especially US Imperialism has always followed the principle of “Killing Hope” (as is the title of a brilliant book by William Blum – http://killinghope.org/) and decided to do so in this case as well. Part of the machinations was the notorious Liberian Charles Taylor who “escaped” from a prison in the US. Well informed people have no doubt that Taylor was under CIA “guidance”. The greater “concept” aimed also at Samuel Doe, then the President of Liberia (and in whose government Taylor served as head of Civil Services), at the beginning very much disliked by the West but after some time incorporated into the Empire´s (US) frame before he was finally “to be dropped” by “Big Brother”. Incarcerated twice in Ghana but finally released by Jerry John Rawlings Taylor made his way astonishingly to Libya. Here the story becomes quite multi folded since it seems also Libya´s Gaddafi (http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/45420) was “tricked” into the sketch obviously believing he could use Taylor (who on his side also had to spy Gaddafi´s activities with “troublemakers” in Africa).

The Treacherous “Friend”

Another important part of the plan (mainly by the US and France) to get rid of Sankara was his longtime associate in the revolution and old friend of his family, Blaise Compaoré. Compaoré became more and more hostile to Sankara´s policy and was in touch with the French supported regime in Ivory Coast and he probably introduced Taylor to Gaddafi (http://thomassankara.net/spip.php?article1055). In a “joint venture” with Taylor an armed gang dropped in a meeting Sankara was holding with twelve other officials and killed all of them. Information indicates that Compoaré was among the killers and possibly Taylor with them. Sankara´s body was dismembered and buried at night. Compaoré claimed a “natural death” of his former friend.

The exact circumstances of the assassination and the details of the preparations must be cleared! That is the essence of an initiative in the name of Sankara´s family driven ahead also by Professor Fall (http://thomassankara.net/spip.php?article1243 after all the efforts to hide the whole affair.

Some Remarks in Between by the Author on Gaddafi´s possible involvement

The details about a possible involvement of Gaddafi in the assassination of Sankara make some clarifications necessary. Surely Imperialism has waged another colonial war in Libya last year pushing Libya possibly into the fate of another Somalia and unleashing instability even in Mali, following the strategy of state destruction. This war was waged against Gaddafi´s efforts to maintain certain benefits for the Libyan people and to seriously contribute to Africa´s financial and economic independence. It cannot be totally ruled out that there´s a hidden game to smear Gaddafi with something into which he´d rather been tricked. On the other side Gaddafi´s relationship to Imperialism is multi folded. 1971 he was helping Nimeiri in Sudan to crush a communist upheaval and brought down a plane with one of the leaders (most probably helped with information from the British Secret Service) to be then executed in Sudan. Gaddafi has moved towards the West in the recent years and helped European “Frontex” organization in maltreating African refugees. He even supported former French President Sarkozy for his election campaign. His commitment to Africa was always connected to the determination to have the leading hand and he didn´t hesitate to occupy the Aouzou strip belonging to Chad for a long time. From a Marxist view his positions could be judged quite critical (http://www.marxist.com/nature-of-gaddafi-regime.htm) notwithstanding a fierce condemnation of NATO´s colonial war against Libya.

Aziz Fall, an Upright Anti-Imperialist

Professor Fall delivered a vivid picture of Thomas Sankara´s life and of the achievements the revolution lead by him was bringing for the people of Burkina Faso. He displayed an impressive ability to work out the various levels of socio-political developments. His commitment to liberation and justice is outstanding and not without danger as the threats against his person show (http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/jobs/43776). It was a great pleasure – despite the sad topic – to hear his presentation and to discuss with him.

Andreas Schlüter

Professor Aziz Fall and the author

Links:

1)      A film showing the development in Bjurkina Faso under Sankara in a quite fair way, leaving important details of Sankara´s assassination out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvBC7tmgFFM

2)      http://thomassankara.net/spip.php?article814

3)      http://www.hollerafrica.com/showArticle.php?artId=183&catId=1

4)      Transcription of a strange Italian film interview on Sankara´s death http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/58463

5)      On Charles Taylor (involved into Sankara´s assassination): http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hl4M5iTnG-6n2Wvxw0GyDmYksBbQ

6)      To be read with caution, since the author´s motives are unclear, but giving some disturbing points: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/03/how-qaddafi-reshaped-africa/71861/

7)      A vivid discussion on the implications of the points from the link in (3): http://www.nairaland.com/810110/libya-imperialism-how-libya-almost/1

8)      A speech of Aziz Fall on Pan-Africanism: http://kambale.com/aziz-fall-speaks-of-panafricentrism.html