Sunday, April 17, 2011

In Defense of Libya Moammar El-Kadafi by Cameroonian Jean-Paul Pougala

Analysis by Jean-Paul Pougala – Africans should think about the real reasons why western countries are waging war on Libya, writes Jean-Paul Pougala, in an analysis that traces the country’s role in shaping the African Union and the development of the continent.
It was Gaddafi’s Libya that offered all of Africa its first revolution in modern times – connecting the entire continent by telephone, television, radio broadcasting and several other technological applications such as telemedicine and distance teaching. And thanks to the WMAX radio bridge, a low cost connection was made available across the continent, including in rural areas.

It began in 1992, when 45 African nations established RASCOM (Regional African Satellite Communication Organization) so that Africa would have its own satellite and slash communication costs in the continent. This was a time when phone calls to and from Africa were the most expensive in the world because of the annual US$500 million fee pocketed by Europe for the use of its satellites like Intelsat for phone conversations, including those within the same country.

An African satellite only cost a onetime payment of US$400 million and the continent no longer had to pay a US$500 million annual lease. Which banker wouldn’t finance such a project? But the problem remained – how can slaves, seeking to free themselves from their master’s exploitation ask the master’s help to achieve that freedom? Not surprisingly, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the USA, Europe only made vague promises for 14 years. Gaddafi put an end to these futile pleas to the western ‘benefactors’ with their exorbitant interest rates. The Libyan guide put US$300 million on the table; the African Development Bank added US$50 million more and the West African Development Bank a further US$27 million – and that’s how Africa got its first communications satellite on 26 December 2007.

China and Russia followed suit and shared their technology and helped launch satellites for South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Algeria and a second African satellite was launched in July 2010. The first totally indigenously built satellite and manufactured on African soil, in Algeria, is set for 2020. This satellite is aimed at competing with the best in the world, but at ten times less the cost, a real challenge.

This is how a symbolic gesture of a mere US$300 million changed the life of an entire continent. Gaddafi’s Libya cost the West, not just depriving it of US$500 million per year but the billions of dollars in debt and interest that the initial loan would generate for years to come and in an exponential manner, thereby helping maintain an occult system in order to plunder the continent.


The US$30 billion frozen by Mr Obama belong to the Libyan Central Bank and had been earmarked as the Libyan contribution to three key projects which would add the finishing touches to the African federation – the African Investment Bank in Syrte, Libya, the establishment in 2011 of the African Monetary Fund to be based in Yaounde with a US$42 billion capital fund and the Abuja-based African Central Bank in Nigeria which when it starts printing African money will ring the death knell for the CFA franc through which Paris has been able to maintain its hold on some African countries for the last fifty years. It is easy to understand the French wrath against Gaddafi.

The African Monetary Fund is expected to totally supplant the African activities of the International Monetary Fund which, with only US$25 billion, was able to bring an entire continent to its knees and make it swallow questionable privatisation like forcing African countries to move from public to private monopolies. No surprise then that on 16-17December 2010, the Africans unanimously rejected attempts by Western countries to join the African Monetary Fund, saying it was open only to African nations.

It is increasingly obvious that after Libya, the western coalition will go after Algeria, because apart from its huge energy resources, the country has cash reserves of around a 150 billion. This is what lures the countries that are bombing Libya and they all have one thing in common – they are practically bankrupt. The USA alone, has a staggering debt of $US14,000 billion, France, Great Britain and Italy each have a US$2,000 billion public deficit compared to less than US$400 billion in public debt for 46 African countries combined.

Inciting spurious wars in Africa in the hope that this will revitalise their economies which are sinking ever more into the doldrums will ultimately hasten the western decline which actually began in 1884 during the notorious Berlin Conference. As the American economist Adam Smith predicted in 1865 when he publicly backed Abraham Lincoln for the abolition of slavery, ‘the economy of any country which relies on the slavery of blacks is destined to descend into hell the day those countries awaken’.

Friday, April 15, 2011

President Alassane Ouattara, of Ivory Coast Peace at the End of Rainbow

President Alassane Ouattara, center, poses for a group photo

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Alassane Dramane Ouattara New President of Ivory Coast

Alassane Dramane Ouattara (French pronunciation: [alasan wataʁa], Arabic الحسن وطرة Arabic pronunciation: [ælħæsæn wɑtˤɑrɐ]; born 1 January 1942) is an Ivorian politician, president of the Rally of the Republicans (RDR), and the current President of Côte d'Ivoire. As the RDR leader and candidate, he was a candidate in the 2010 Ivorian presidential election, where he was one of the top two candidates in the first round of voting. In the second round, he faced incumbent Laurent Gbagbo; Ouattara asserted that he won the election. Most sovereign authorities outside Côte d'Ivoire, including the United Nations Security Council, accepted the validity of Ouattara's victory and recognized him as the new President-elect of the country. Gbagbo had not accepted this claim, leading to a major political crisis in the nation, which ended with Gbagbo's capture and arrest on 11 April 2011.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ivory Coast Tyrant leader Laurent Gbagbo April-2011

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo has been arrested, a spokeswoman for forces loyal to his rival presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara said on Monday.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The African Union Can Solve the Libya Crises Peacefully away from the Blood Hungry French and English It Was Winston Churchil Who Caused Massive Death
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, in negotiations with the African Union, has agreed in principal to a deal that would end the conflict in the nation he's ruled for 42 years, South African President Jacob Zuma told reporters Sunday.

Negotiations remained under way Sunday night between Gadhafi and the African Union delegation.

Details of the agreement were not available, though it is believed to include an immediate ceasefire in the nearly two-month long war between Gadhafi's forces and those fighting to unseat him. In his comments, Zuma also discussed an end to NATO air strikes aimed at enforcing a no-fly zone and targeting Gadhafi's troops.

After staying overnight in Tripoli, the African Union delegation will fly Monday to the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi to meet with opposition leaders there.

It was Winston Churchill who refused and cease fire and negotiation with Adolph Hitler that longed the war for another five years at the cost of 60 million loves including six million Jews as some say.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

All About Libya International Conference in London Britain Knock on the Wood

Delegates from more than 35 nations, including seven Arab states, heads of U.N. and NATO met at London Conference on Libya.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Barack Obama a Nobel Peace Prize Winner Military Approach to Libya is Despicable the Prize Should be Withdrawn

Barack Obama approach and military action is shameful and a surprise for a man who condemned Bush for the Iraqi war. Libya did not attack the US a bit or a scratch.

Germany has the Right Approach for Libya Better than the Military Approach of Britain and France

Germany Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in Beijing on Friday the situation in Libya could not be solved through "military means" and called for a ceasefire. Absolutely correct. Who is listening? Why so much death and loss of human life? Britain and France will face fail lure.
After the facts Barack Obama pulled off the plug from the British and French adventure.