Somalia

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.”

by Abayomi Azikiwe

African economic growth may be irrelevant, if the fruits of its bounty never reach its people. “If Africa cannot effectively stabilize its own internal situation then no one can honestly say that actual progress is being made which is sustainable.”

Genocide Toll in Somalia Revised Upward

Submitted by Glen Ford on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 23:49

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

A quarter million Somalis died in the great drought of 2011, according to a new report. “The death toll represents an American crime against humanity; just one chapter in an ongoing genocide that began in December, 2006.”

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Meeting and Greeting the Crusaders in Africa

Submitted by Glen Ford on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 00:55

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Europeans are pouring into northwest Africa in such volume, the huge U.S. airlift capacity may soon be necessary to keep the “Crusaders” supplied. African militaries are being assembled to do the white man’s bidding. The U.S. hopes to establish a Somalia-like operation on the near side of Africa – with Americans in overall charge.

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America and the Politics of Genocide in Africa

Submitted by Glen Ford on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 01:14

 

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Uganda threatened to pull out of the dirty war in Somalia unless it was afforded continued immunity for its mass murders in Congo. Washington is the Big Daddy of both bloodbaths. Within days, Uganda backed down, since a “withdrawal from Somalia would amount to going on strike against its employer, the United States.”

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Is AFRICOM Preparing for Another “Humanitarian” Military Intervention?

Submitted by Abdi Ali Diriye on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 00:55

 

by Abdi Ali Diriye

The U.S. Africa Command bills itself as a force for “humanitarian” intervention in Africa – but the only humans it serves are outside the continent. “The US has recently pushed itself into Libya, Uganda, Somalia, Sudan and elsewhere, and now has its eyes set on Mali.”

Africa Re-Enslaves Itself

Submitted by Glen Ford on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 01:11

 

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Although China, India and other rising powers have eclipsed the U.S. as a trading partner with Africa, Washington’s military dominance over the continent grows by the day. At relatively little cost, the U.S. Africa Command has subverted the militaries of 53 African nations. The African Union, which was envisioned as an incubator of continental unity and collective defense, is a pitiful front for the U.S. war in Somalia.

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Far from a Humanitarian Savior, the U.S. Causes Vast Misery In Africa

Submitted by Glen Ford on Tue, 07/24/2012 - 23:42

 

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Americans want to believe their president when he poses as a humanitarian world leader. But Africa knows different. Literally millions have died and been displaced as a direct result of U.S. imperial strategies. “American policy in Africa is to create chaos, and then to present itself as the cure.”

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Africa’s Deadly Spy Infestation

Submitted by Mark P. Fancher on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 13:29

 

by Mark P. Fancher

The expanding U.S. spy infrastructure in Africa, including a network of landing strips to service a fleet of intelligence-gathering aircraft, is inherently hostile to African self-dermination. That’s because “those who dictate U.S. intelligence policy make decisions on the basis of where access to oil and valuable minerals is threatened, or where an African leader has in some way resisted the imperialist program.” Washington is establishing the structures to recolonize Africa, in the guise of anti-terrorism.

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.

Somalia Recolonized – With African Help

Submitted by Glen Ford on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 21:44

 

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Since at least 2006, Somalia has been the focus of the United States’ drive for military domination of Africa, with other African states lining up to join in the bloody, neocolonial feast. Sierra Leone is the latest. “Sierra Leone’s soldiers have become cogs in the imperial reconquest of Africa, with Somalia as ground zero.”

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Uganda Or Somalia? Get Your Story Straight, America

Submitted by Mark P. Fancher on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 23:43

 

by Mark P. Fancher

The U.S. and Uganda are playing a cynical game of musical chairs in Africa. The Americans send Green Berets to Uganda, ostensibly to help the beleaguered Ugandan military hunt down Joseph Kony’s LRA guerillas, while the Ugandans send thousands of soldiers to Somalia to prop up the U.S.-backed government in Mogadishu. “The U.S. has no real interest in the LRA, but is drawn instead to oil fields in Uganda and South Sudan.”

Black Politics Atrophies Under Obama

Submitted by Glen Ford on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 10:55

 

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Traditional Black progressive and movement politics has been replaced by fear and sycophantism, as Blacks once again circle the wagons around Obama and contort the events of the last three years to justify their unrequited loyalty to the Banker’s President.” Can the proud African American progressive legacy survive another four years of cowing to the corporate servant in the White House?

The London Conference on Somalia: An Act of False Generosity?

Submitted by Abdi Dirshe on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 14:00

by Abdi Dirshe

The British government has taken it upon itself to organize a conference on Somalia, which raises a fundamental question: “Can the London Conference be in solidarity with the Somali people who are yearning to address their political, social and economic problems and at the same time continue to support the war crimes continually committed by Ethiopia and recently joined by Kenya?

Imperialist-driven War on Somalia Raises Casualties

Submitted by Abayomi Azikiwe on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 19:38

 

by Abayomi Azikiwe

America’s African proxies are waging a “three-prong attack in several regions” of Somalia, in a war instigated by George Bush in late 2006 and expanded by Barack Obama. In that time, Somalis have suffered two catastrophic humanitarian crises that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands and displaced millions. U.S. drones have killed hundreds in the current offensive, involving troops from Kenya, Ethiopia, and mostly Ugandan and Burundian soldiers fighting under African Union auspices. The Al Shabaab resistance continues to put up a determined defense. “The current military interventions in Somalia harbor a strong strategic underpinning,” given the discovery of large oil deposits in the country.

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