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  • Romi Elnagar
    There is No Effective Constituency for Africa in the United States Tue, 02/19/2013 - 23:16 — Glen Ford A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford The next
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      There is No Effective Constituency for Africa in the United States
      Tue, 02/19/2013 - 23:16 — Glen Ford


      A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
      The next chief of AFRICOM wants a 15-fold expansion in drones and other
      intelligence-gathering. The full-court press against the continent has
      begun, with the U.S. “building the capability to militarily control all
      of Africa, in conjunction with its European allies and its African
      proxies.” But the Black American Misleadership Class couldn’t care less.
       
      There is No Effective Constituency for Africa in the United States
      A Black Agenda Radio commentary executive editor by Glen Ford
      “The greatest threat to Africa is the United States and its junior partners, the French and British.”
      The general nominated by President Obama to take over AFRICOM wants the U.S. to increase by 15 timesU.S. spying on the African continent. Army General David Rodriquez told the Senate Armed Services Committee that AFRICOM has only half the
      drones, spy planes and satellites it needs to keep an eye on northern
      Africa, where the U.S. is backing up the French intervention in Mali and where the U.S. and NATO dropped tens of thousands of bombs on Libya in
      an unprovoked, eight-month war. For the whole of the African continent,
      General Rodriquez is pushing for a 15-fold increase in “intelligence
      gathering and spying missions.” The United States already has, or will
      soon build, drone bases in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Niger, Burkina Faso, and
      the Seychelles Islands, enabling the Americans to carry out missions
      over vast regions of Africa. That doesn’t count the drones that can be
      launched from U.S. Navy fleets, which have greatly increased their
      patrols of Africa’s coastal waters, especially in the offshore oil zones of the west coast. U.S. Special Forces have a forward base in Kenya,
      and are roam freely in Congo, Uganda, South Sudan and the Central
      African Republic. It is inconceivable that these Special Forces in the
      heart of Africa do not work closely with manned and unmanned aircraft,
      operating from a network of secret bases dotting the continent. In other words, the U.S. has already erected a formidable intelligence and
      command-and-control network in Africa – but General Rodriguez and
      AFRICOM want to expand that network 15-fold.
      There is only one conclusion to be drawn: the United States is building the
      capability to militarily control all of Africa, in conjunction with its
      European allies and its African proxies. It may be true that the U.S.
      war machine is making a “pivot” to the Pacific, to pick a fight with
      China, but what the Americans are doing on in Africa is a full court
      press – preparations for Africa’s total subjugation.
      “The Black American misleadership class doesn’t give a damn about Africa.”
      The Obama administration has already designated its own “Axis of Evil” in Africa. The current list includes whoever the U.S. decides to call “al-Qaida”
      in Africa; Somalia’s Shabaab fighters, who have been resisting U.S. and
      Ethiopian invasion since 2006; and Nigeria’s Muslim Boko Haram, an armed fundamentalist movement. Washington admits that none of these groups
      represents a threat to the United States.
      The greatest threat to Africa is the United States and its junior partners, the French and British. They have already pacified most of Africa,
      through bribery and coercion, and are now ready to plunge the continent
      into endless war. Forty million African Americans could stop this
      growing holocaust in its tracks. But the Black American Misleadership
      Class doesn’t give a damn about Africa. They may buy expensive Kinte
      cloth for show-off occasions, and many of them make a fetish out of
      Kwanzaa every year – but that’s about it. Armenian-Americans will fight
      for Armenia, Irish-Americans for Ireland, and let’s not even mention
      what American Jews will do for Israel. But the U.S. can make war against Africa at will, because Africa has no effective constituency in the
      United States.
      Now, think on that, as we celebrate Black History Month.

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