SHE(AMERICA) IS A WAR MARKER.SHE THREATENS ANY AND ALL WHO ARE WEAKER THAN HER.NOW COMING FROM THE MOUTH OF THE WIFE OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT WHO BOMBED MORE BLACK NATIONS THAN ANY IN MEMORY…THE NOW SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON.
THE WESTERN MEDIA FIRST VILLAFIED SOMALIA BY LYING ABOUT PIRATES HIGHJACKING SHIPS OFF THEIR COAST.THINK FOR A SECOND EVEN IF THAT WERE TRUE THE REAL QUESTION THAT SHOULD’VE BEEN ASKED IS,”WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN SOMALIAN WATERS?”DO THEY NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TOI PROTECT THEIR TERRITORIAL WATERS OR IS THAT RIGHT RESERVED JUST FOR NEOCOLONIAL WHITE POWERS?
THE HIDDEN TRUTH TO WHY THEIR IS A RACE BETWEEN NATIONS OVER SOMALIA AND HER WATERS IS GEOGRAPHY!GEOGRAPHY TO WAGE WAR,STIFFLE COMPETITORS,AND CONTROL SHIPPING LANES.AND IT DOESN’T HURT THAT SOMALIA IS RICH IN UNTAPPED RESOURCES(GOLD,NATURAL GAS,OIL,ECT.)NOT TO MENTION SOMALIAN WATERS ARE RICH IN FISHERY WITH HUGE UNTAPPED NATURAL GAS,AND OIL DEPOSITS.
IT IS NOTHING BUT NEO-COLONIALISM PACKAGED AS HUMAN RIGHTS INTERVENTION.TAKE A LOOK AT KOSAVO,GEORGIA,UKRAINE,HAITI,THE CONGO,ZIMBABWE,SUDAN,ETHIOPIA,PALESTINE,PAKISTAN..ECT.JUST LOOK AT ANY NATION IN THE WORLD THAT IS EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTY (AMERICA HAD A HAND IN IT SOME WAY).EVERYTIME AMERICA GETS INVOLVE THINGS GO TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET AND THEN HER MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATIONS MOVE IN TO PROFIT OFF OF THE MASSIVE DEBTS,DEATH,AND SUFFERING AFTER THE WESTERN PROPAGANDA MACHINE(MEDIA) DEMONIZE THE COUNTRY,THE CULTURE,AND THE PEOPLE.
I WOULD JUST LIKE FOR YOU TO THINK OVER THESE THINGS WHILE YOU READ THIS;”
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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford. Photo: Obama`s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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The Obama administration is depicting Somalia as an African Afghanistan, and setting up the homegrown Islamist Shabab as a Taliban. Secretary of State Clinton deployed language identical to George Bush’s to justify U.S. military intervention in Somalia, and made bellicose threats against neighboring Eritrea.
“The U.S. is preparing military intervention in Somalia.”
Hillary Clinton has confirmed that the Obama administration is bent on pursuing the same “war on terror” and regime-change strategy in the Horn of Africa as its predecessor. Having made George Bush’s wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan his own, President Obama dispatched his Secretary of State to draw battle lines in Somalia and to threaten the neighboring nation of Eritrea.
Clinton depicted Somalia as the Afghanistan of Africa, and Al Shabab, the Islamist enemies of America’s pitiful little puppet regime in Somalia, as the Taliban. Clinton’s words could have been written by any of George Bush’s speechwriters. “If Al Shabab were to obtain a haven in Somalia which could then attract Al Qaeda and other terrorist actors,” she said, “it would be a threat to the United States.”
That’s George Bush war talk, pure and simple. Bush used exactly the same argument to justify the joint U.S.-Ethiopian invasion of Somalia in 2006, to overthrow Islamists who had established the first relative peace Somalia had known in 15 years. The invasion led to the worst humanitarian crisis in Africa at that time, and ignited a fierce resistance to foreign aggression, with Al Shabab in the forefront.
No one but the United States and its flunkies claims that Al Shabab is anything but homegrown. But Washington needs to manufacture a Somali Taliban to justify its own crimes.
“Clinton’s words could have been written by any of George Bush’s speechwriters.”
Washington’s puny allies control only a few blocks of the capital city, Mogadishu, and would have been crushed were it not for the presence of several thousand Ugandan soldiers, who have been accused of indiscriminately killing Somali civilians. The puppet regime begged the U.S., Ethiopia, Kenya, Yemen – anybody! – to once again invade Somalia. Washington sent its puppets 80 tons of weapons and ammunition but, with no popular support, that won’t save them. So Hillary Clinton last week set the stage for stepped up U.S. military action against Somalia and elsewhere in the Horn of Africa.
Clinton is cloaking the planned aggression as a rescue mission on behalf of the Somali people – the same people who were displaced and starved by the millions after the 2006 invasion. She summoned the head puppet, Sheik Sharif, to Kenya, where he stood on the stage with a big grin on his face as the Great White Mother promised to smash his enemies. Hillary made U.S. intentions in Somalia perfectly clear. “We need to be there,” she said, “to help them deliver the results of the stability to the people of Somalia, who have suffered for so long.”
“We need to be there.” The Secretary of State was sending the loudest possible signal that the U.S. is preparing military intervention in Somalia, to save Sheik Sharif’s puppet regime. Then Clinton rattled her sabers at Somalia’s neighbor, Eritrea, which she claimed supports Al Shabab. If they do not cease, said Clinton, “We intend to take action.” Those are war words, and there can be no doubt Hillary Clinton was speaking for her boss. President Obama will soon launch a military campaign in Somalia and the entire Horn of Africa – and his war in Africa will be even bigger than George Bush’s.
For Black Agenda Radio, I’m Glen Ford. On the web, go to www.BlackAgendaReport.com.
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