May 22nd, 2012
NewsRescue– It has long been speculated that the United States was eager to include Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation on the terror list in order to get an excuse to implant the AFRICOM military command in main African nations.
Many countries in Africa have vehemently opposed the US special forces form being involved in their territories.
In an on-going contest for Africa’s wealth and a proxy competition to gain control of key African nations, between the US and China, the United States has been seen as utilizing any means necessary to justify their military boots on African soil.
The recent Kony 2012 saga which ended dramatically in an embarrassment for the organization’s leader, Jason Russell after his demonic naked breakdown, was seen as a US government ploy to create a global sensitization to a defunct African rebel group which kills less than the US supported Museveni(M7) government of Uganda, which will enable US forces occupy central Africa.
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Nigeria, the worlds seventh largest oil producer, has been rife with Boko Haram terrorism from its poor Northern States. Boko Haram has been blamed in over 1000 deaths since 2009.
There has been suspicion of foreign roles and sponsorship of this terrorist group to satisfy agenda which may include the advancement of the AFRICOM program and US boots and drones in and over Nigeria.
According to the Chicago Tribune, this May 17th:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department is pressing the State Department to designate Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group alleged to be responsible for hundreds of deaths, as a “foreign terrorist organization,” according to a document obtained by Reuters.
Lisa Monaco, head of the Justice Department’s national security division, sent a letter in January to State Department counter-terrorism chief Daniel Benjamin requesting that Boko Haram, also known as the “Nigerian Taliban,” be put on the list.
Putting the Nigerian terror group on the terror watch list will enable a special budget be created and US strategic planning and invasions of Nigeria. According to the Christian Science Monitor:
To help the Nigerian military counter insurgent groups like Boko Haram, the US Army’s Africa Command, based in Stuttgart, Germany, has offered logistics and counterinsurgency training from US special operations force trainers, much as AFRICOM has done in the past for other West African states such as Mali
In truth, the US in recent years has never been involved in any Nation with a successful mission. US invasion of Afghanistan has not quelled chaos in Afghanistan but has rather provoked and spiraled it out of control. Afghanistan opium production increased 90% since the US occupation. 11 years after the invasion, Afghanistan has a worse terrorism record, worse human rights record and lower living standard than before the US unsuccessful mission.
The recent NATO invasion of Libya has led to terror waves across the entire North and West Africa including increased availability of weapons and support for Boko Haram in Nigeria.
The Mali democratic government was recently sacked as a result of the US- NATO invasion of Libya. Algeria is now on the brink as terror keeps spilling out of Libya. In Libya itself the state of the nation has never been worse, with increased calls for a division of the country. The human rights record of Libya is now at its nadir.
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In viewing the current situation, the statement of US’ policy master, Henry Kissinger after the Obama victory comes to mind, where he commented that:
“…conflicts across the globe and an international respect for Barack Obama have created the perfect setting for establishment of “a New World Order.”
Coincidental opportunity or ploy?
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