Africa in Cross Hairs

Africa in Cross Hairs


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Like a rabid, ravaging wolf in sheep’s cloth Bush went to Africa, misrepresenting

himself and his intentions, sniffing out the oil and figuring how he can get his fangs

into it. Look for future deals to be announced with promises of increased US aid



AmeriKKKa Puts Africa in Its Cross Hairs

By Junious Ricardo Stanton


Little noticed among the Pentagon’s plans to radically reshape the U.S. military presence overseas is the groundbreaking possibility of basing thousands of American troops in or around West Africa. Under discussion: everything from positioning a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group off Africa’s vast west coast to establishing one or more forward operating bases in Ghana, Senegal, Mali, Equatorial Guinea or the tiny island nation of Sao Tome and Principe. The spurs for what may prove an unprecedented U.S. military beachhead in sub-Saharan Africa are the region’s instability, potential attractiveness to terrorists and, most pivotal, its rich oil resources, Pentagon officials and Africa experts say. As much as 15 percent of America’s oil now comes from West Africa – about the amount imported from Saudi Arabia. By next year, the West African portion is expected to jump to 20 percent.- CapitalHillBlue (6-13-03)


African-centered psychologist Dr. Amos Wilson stated quite succinctly, “For the European to rule the world as he does today, or at least intimidate it as he does, contradictions must be a chronic part of the lives on non-European people . . . as well as that of the European. The imperialistic European must essentially function in a very devilish fashion. That is, in a fashion that uses deception as its major characteristic. Consequently, fundamental values and ways of seeing reality must be reversed. The good must appear to be bad, the light dark. Truth must be taken for the lie; the lie for truth. Otherwise a small group such as European people, could not continue to keep the rest of the world out of its mind.”

Wilson’s analysis serves us well as current events unfold. Here we have George AWOL Bush going to Africa telling the world he is there for humanitarian purposes, offering money to alleviate the plague of AIDS (that Euro-AmeriKKKans created) ravaging the continent and to find ways to bring peace to troubled West Africa nations such as Liberia. 

This is a classic example of what Dr. Wilson referred to as “functioning in a devilish fashion,” using deceit and deception as its major characteristic. How can a man who executed more prisoners than any sitting governor in AmeriKKKa, who is part of a movement to reinstate racial oppression and redesign government to benefit the rich, a man who sits as the unelected president of the most powerful nation on the globe, who has lied and used his lies to wage unilateral and imperialistic military invasions of weak, defenseless nation go to Africa and tell them he comes in the name of democracy, peace and humanitarianism? 

Thinking people of the world know Bush is a fraud and a hypocrite. Nevertheless, as Dr. Wilson keenly points out, the European MO is to lie, misrepresent themselves in order to seize what they want, which in the case of Africa are its abundant natural resources such as oil, diamonds, uranium, gold, manganese etc.

Bush could care less about humanity be they Africans, Asians, or even poor whites. His primary focus is god, (gold, oil and drugs). If Bush were a such humanitarian he would not have unleashed the dogs of war on the Afghani and Iraqi people. He never would have lied to the AmeriKKKan people and sicced the US military on them to topple their governments and set up US protectorates and colonies. 

George W. Bush fancies himself emperor of an increasingly belligerent AmeriKKKan empire. If his lies don’t prove to be his undoing, Bush will continue his Cabal’s grab for the world’s resources under the guise of fighting terrorism, bringing “stability” and “humanitarian aid” to his victims and targets. This is nothing new, this is how European imperialists operate. As Dr. Wilson said, “truth must be taken for the lie; the lie for truth.” 

Bush is in Africa setting up a beachhead for imperialist forces to control sub-Saharan oil and to scope out their other natural resources. Bush, Cheney, et al have put Africa in their cross hairs. They covet the oil and natural resources on the continent. West Africa will play a major role in their goal to control the world’s oil supply; countries like Nigeria, Congo-Brazzaville, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivore, Guinea, the Democartic Republic of Congo, Angola in the South and Somalia and Sudan in the East have proven reserves of crude oil in the millions and billions of barrels range. 

Like a rabid, ravaging wolf in sheep’s cloth Bush went to Africa, misrepresenting himself and his intentions, sniffing out the oil and figuring how he can get his fangs into it. Look for future deals to be announced with promises of increased US aid, where US troops come into Africa under the pretext of trade expansion, protection, “peace keeping” or stopping terrorism. 

Once in, like the proverbial camel that sticks his head in the tent, AmeriKKKa will put African into an even tighter colonialist death grip in an attempt to squeeze the life and riches out of it.

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