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The Real “Dirty Wars” in the Horn of Africa

Submitted by Thomas C. Mountain on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:38

by Thomas C. Mountain

While western progressives kept track of Obama’s drone wars around the world, hundreds of thousands of ethnic Somalis starved to death in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia, as a consequence of state policy. The Ethiopian prime minister who engineered the genocide-by-famine “was later eulogized at his funeral by none other than Susan Rice, presently National Security Advisor to Barack Obama.”

Eritrea: The Cuba of Africa

Submitted by Thomas C. Mountain on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 14:31

by Thomas C. Mountain

The Cuban experience with the next-door imperial power bears similarities to the treatment Eritrea has been subjected to by the U.S. and its proxies in Africa. “Sanctions aimed at crippling their economies and hurting their people have hit both countries hard.”

Ethiopia’s 10 Million Human Tsunami

Submitted by Thomas C. Mountain on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 20:43

by Thomas C. Mountain

Most of the millions of Ethiopians forced into the global limbo of displacement are Oromo or ethnic Somali from the Ogaden, victims of the Ethiopian regime’s genocidal policies. During the recent devastating drought, “all of Oromia and the Ogaden affected by this catastrophe were prevented from receiving food and medical aid by the Ethiopian regime” – one of Washington’s closest allies in Africa.

Mali, Wahabis and Saudis; Following the Money Trail

Submitted by Thomas C. Mountain on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 15:10

By Thomas C. Mountain

The US and Western-backed overthrow of Libya's Ghadaffi irrevocably altered Africa's continental landscape. Chad and Mali, already paralyzed by excessive debt and climate change, are in the crosshairs of well-armed rebel “movements” operating across the Libyan border, backed by the West and financed by Saudi Arabia.

Save Dafur’s Mi$$ing Million$: The Israeli Connection

Submitted by Thomas C. Mountain on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 20:17


by Thomas C. Mountain

It seems not that long ago that Hollywood luminaries were raising truckloads of money to “save” the people of Darfur from “genocide” at the hands of the Sudanese government and its supporters. Where did the money go? “Tens of millions, maybe one hundred million dollars or more raised for Dafur and little or none of it made it to hungry children on the ground?”

UN Starves One Million Somalis on 10 Cents A Day

Submitted by Thomas C. Mountain on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 23:23


by Thomas C. Mountain

The United States enlisted Ethiopia, Uganda, the African Union, and the United Nations to destroy the lives and sovereignty of the Somali people. The subjugation of Somalia has cost billions, which the Americans have freely spent, but Washington and its vassals can spare only 10 cents a day to feed the Somali victims – a budget designed for mass death.

George Clooney: CIA’s “Volunteer” Spokesman for Horn of Africa

Submitted by Thomas C. Mountain on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 23:30


by Thomas C. Mountain

Movie superstar George Clooney has put his mass magnetism in service of “humanitarian” warfare. His job is to point in the other direction when his masters and their proxies commit crimes against humanity and world peace.

Eritrea: An Island of Food in Africa’s Horn of Hunger

Submitted by Thomas C. Mountain on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 07:45

by Thomas C. Mountain

Drought kills, but spiraling food prices can also bring hunger. While Ethiopia exported food for cash as drought and famine loomed, Eritrea is like “an island the size of Britain where affordable bread is there for all and slowly but steadily, life gets better.” Meanwhile, in Ethiopia, “basics like wheat, barley, sorghum and chick peas become so expensive malnutrition rates for children spike.” Naturally, Ethiopia is a U.S. client state, while Eritrea is on the American hit list.

World Food Program in Somalia: Angel of Mercy or Angel of Death?

Submitted by Thomas C. Mountain on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 05:25

by Thomas Mountain

To hear the corporate media tell it, the Shabab resistance in Somalia is to blame for the drought and famine. But ten million people are threatened in the neighboring Ogaden region of Ethiopia, largely populated by ethnic Somalis, many of whom are at war with the Ethiopian dictatorship. Ethiopia restricts the movements of foreigners in the Odaden, yet the World Food Program continues to operate there, as a partner with the regime.

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