Israel 'watching' Mauritania coup
By Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank
Thursday 04 August 2005, 12:04 Makka Time, 9:04 GMT
The overthrowing of Taya was met with satisfaction in Gaza
Israel is closely watching developments in Nouakchott after
Wednesday's military coup that has overthrown President Maaouya
Taya had established close ties with Israel a few years ago, upsetting
large sections of Mauritanians and alienating many Arabs and Muslims
An Israeli Foreign Ministry official told aljazeera.net on Thursday
that Israel was watching "how things were unfolding in Nouakchott."
"Israel has an embassy there, like many other countries. We are
waiting to see how things will unfold," said Mark Regev, a senior
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman.
Regev said Israel had not made any contacts with the new military rulers.
He strongly denied that Taya's close relations with Israel might have
been a key reason for the coup.
On Thursday, the Military Council for Justice and Democracy named the
longtime chief of national police forces, Colonel Ely Ould Mohammed
Vall, as Mauritania's new leader.
It is not clear what Vall's views are regarding relations with Israel.
Earlier, Israel's ambassador to Mauritania, Boaz Besmuth Bismit said
in an interview with the Israeli Hebrew newspaper Yedeot Ahranot's
electronic net, the "Ynet," that the Israeli embassy was functioning
He characterized Israel's ties with the west-north African nation as
"This is an Arab league country that was by our side through the
intifada," Bismit said. "Clearly, there are those who are not
interested in this connection, but the connection with the government,
the president and the Mauritanian people is very important."
Islamic and nationalist leaders, as well as many ordinary
Mauritanians, criticized Taya for developing close ties with Israel
and ignoring Israeli repression of the Palestinians, especially during
the Aqsa intifada that started in 2000.
Taya harshly cracked down on his opponents, especially the Islamists,
placing dozens of activists in prison.
In the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the overthrowing of Taya has been met
A cartoon in Thursday's edition of the Ram aAlah-based newspaper,
al-Ayyam showed a Mauritanian soldier kicking Taya, along with the
Star of David, Israel's national symbol.
US continues to deal with the old President of Mauritania:
the oncoming clash is another guerilla war in Africa.
Oil rich Mauritania: Coup against the US and Israel?
by Henk Ruyssenaars - Former Africa correspondent
FOREIGN PRESS FOUNDATION, The Netherlands
FPF @ Chello.nl
FPF - August 4th 2005 - He phoned early yesterday morning on a bad
line from the capital Nouakchott: "Just now I can't get hold of my
wife, and I don't know how long the telephone will work. Please tell
her to stay in the Netherlands because a military coup just started
here." he said. The fourth coup since 2003 in 100 percent Muslim
Mauritania was - according to insiders - decided upon when last May
the old regime under president Ould Taya decided to ban all religious
speeches and teachings in the country's mosques. Together with
findings of big oil and gas fields; the diplomatic recognition of
Israel six years ago, the arrival of 'multinational vultures' and 2000
(two thousand) US troops in June 'to keep peace'; that were 'the
last drops' that did it.
What was left of a greater group of dissident officers (earlier called
the 'Knights of Change') in the Mauritanian army and security services
- which has tried before to get rid of what they call the
'totalitarian regime' - now again performed a (bloodless) coup; this
time while president Ould Taya was abroad at the funeral of king Fahd
in Saudi Arabia. A statement published by the Mauritanian state news
agency said Col. Ely Ould Mohamed Vall (a dubious secret police chief)
now was acting president of the 16 officers military council that
The alarms in Washington and Tel Aviv went off at 5 'o'clock yesterday
morning; a "Red Alert' heralding the latest country now fighting the
multinational's interests and occupation. More will follow: as a
bloody harvest of the violence the US neocons have been sowing, and
many will be killed by the people they earlier have trained to do the
killing for them. Now the guns have turned around, and some chickens
are coming home to roost.[http://tinyurl.com/3bytm]
CHANGE OF REGIME WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
The multinationals have been using the former pro-American and
pro-Israel Ould Taya regime to treat the West African state of
Mauritania and it's three million inhabitants like all their other
'sources of income' - and thus without any form of consideration or
respect for anything called human rights or humanity. It's the oil and
gas wealth of Mauritania [http://tinyurl.com/9o89g]
which makes the
coup 'unacceptable' to the inhumane so called 'New World Order', and
they'll start to kill and destroy. How important the country and this
part of the world is in the global reconfiguring of the US
multinational's energy needs, was shown during the NATO conference in
Nouakchott last October - http://tinyurl.com/8vnpb
The Mauritanians on the other hand want peace, freedom of religion and
the ownership of the natural resources of Mauritania which - as in
most countries - is siphoned of for the wealth of the neocon
OVERWHELMING MEDIA PROPAGANDA
Looking at the immediate action undertaken by the american forces and
their many international and local collaborators in Africa, Mauritania
will soon further be plagued by the fake US/Israeli 'War of Terror',
resulting in the further growing of the guerilla resistance in the
North African and Sahel States too. (see map -Url.:
too. Maybe even the by the CIA paid and
trained but now non-existent Osama bin Laden will state something
again on one of Rumsfeld's lying 'Ministry of Truth' web sites. Or
the other US neocon-made 'Pimpernel' - al Zarqawi - will be blamed for
some murderous attacks, rapes or bombings, which many times as 'False
Flag' operations [http://tinyurl.com/ch7ka
] will be done by the
neocon's own Special Forces...
The American/Israeli rape of Africa and it's oil fields is a fact: the
US in the past years has enormously expanded it's military presence in
Africa. Under the cover of the US neocon made 'War of Terror' the US
military and murderous 'Jackals'* - assisting the global banks* and
their multinationals - have abandoned a lot of military bases in
Europe and Asia, and relocated them to 'protect' nearly all oil and
natural gas resources in Africa.
KILLING AND DRILLING FOR PROFIT
With the cover of the UN for instance - the Chinese, which now were
not allowed to buy US Unocal in tactical revenge, have been forced to
for the most leave the oil rich Darfur region in Sudan, for years
their oil base in Africa. So called 'Royal' Dutch SHELL already for
decades has been 'killing and drilling' for profit: in Africa their
main victim is oil-rich Nigeria where they helped hang the famous Ken
Saro Wiwa and some of his people - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/aekkc.
The US 'Robber Barons' for the past years have focused on Uganda,
Djibouti, Senegal and Sao Tomé y Principe, where heavily armed but
flexible, small scale 'jumping off points' exist and more are built
for the 'oil protecting' US 'Rapid Deployment Forces'. The small
archipelago of Sao Tomé y Principe is strategically placed in the oil
rich Gulf of Guinea, sub-Saharan Africa's major oil producing area.
The US Navy and collaborating states with warships, even submarines
and reconnaissance air planes - like from the British & Dutch Navy -
surround Africa and occupy the coastal waters: 'to protect it against
'COVER' BY THE PROPAGANDA MEDIA: MORE FAKE STORIES ABOUT 'TERRORISM'
To get back Mauritania in the neocon's profitable fold, and first to
be expected, is the gathering of American/Israeli forces in the
countries surrounding Mauritania, where neighboring and collaborating
US-ally Morocco will play a decisive role. The small airport of Atar
in central Mauritania may be used for the attack.
Meanwhile we can expect a lot of fake stories about 'terrorism' and
other atrocities in the area, many times staged by the US/Israeli
'Special Forces' and resulting in the lies spread as 'news' by the
followers of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels in the usual
neocon mainstream media. Especially the deceptive international
propaganda megaphones one should never believe: like AP, UPI, AFP,
Bloomberg, Reuters ANP, BBC, CNN, FOX etc. etc. which will 'link' the
new military rulers to 'al Qaida'. Absolutely NONE of the mainstream
'information' sources can be trusted. NONE!
In the Arab world - apart from Jordan and Egypt - Mauritania was the
3d country which under US pressure opened up diplomatic ties with
Israel, with which the 100% Muslim population didn't agree. According
to the Israeli information paper Ha'aretz*, in a comment on the coup
in 2003: 'recognizing Israel as a state by Ould Taya was one of the
main reasons for the last coup.'
Ominous, and foreboding another American/Israeli holocaust of this
country too, was the declaration yesterday by the US State Department,
condemning the coup, interfering with the internal affairs and asking
for a "peaceful return for order under the constitution and the
established government of President Tai'a," To this blunt statement
made by US State Department spokesman Tom Casey Wasington added ''that
the US would continue to deal with the old President, and sees no need
for further Constitutional action.² One must conclude that
'unconstitutional action' should be feared.
In Mauritania many opposition figures were arrested by former
president Ould Taya's troops, a move he explained by pointing at
received US intelligence ''that al-Qaida was recruiting and training
Mauritanians to fight in Iraq.'' Which of course is absolute drivel
and untrue, but the same dirty excuse as is used by oppressive
dictators in all US supported neocon 'colonies'.
The 'International Crisis Group' - [http://tinyurl.com/8l7o6
] - said
in a report this week - and before the coup took place - "that
Mauritania's attempts to stifle opposition groups by denouncing them
as terrorists risked backfiring. Mauritanian police have arrested
scores of Islamic opposition leaders and activists since last month,
accusing them of colluding with the Algerian-based Salafist Group for
Preaching and Combat (GSPC). They also accuse Islamist movements of
plotting to destabilize the Mauritanian government." They indeed
replaced collaborating 'president' Ould Taya who is not allowed back
into the country, and now is the front man for the coming
american/israeli attacks "to liberate Mauritania" which are discussed
in neighboring Niger and Morrocco.
So when the policy statement by the coup makers in the capital
Nouakchott was read on state TV when it went on air again late in the
afternoon - and it started with: "In the name of Allah, the Merciful
and Compassionate", the 'destabilization' of this source of income and
control was a fact, as far as Washington was concerned, and now the
whole ton of bricks will - as usual - come down on the head of the
innocent people defending their human rights, but standing in the way
of profits for others, if no compromise is found.
The spreading guerilla war had started already a long time ago, with
among others the Algerian well trained GIA group fighting the
'multinational infidels' too. One wonders whether Bush had any clue or
faint idea whatsoever - when he bragged and smirked: 'Bring'm on!' -
that it would be so many millions of people, in so many countries?
Also in Africa they know that it's spelled the wrong way, this
expression 'New World Order':
IT SHOULD BE NEW WORLD MURDER...
*The Dutch author this far has worked abroad 4 decades for
international media as a fully independent foreign correspondent, of
which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in the Arab World and the
Middle East. Seeing worldwide that every bullet and every bomb breeds
more terrorism: you harvest what you sow!
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