Monday, May 16, 2011
Black Star News Editorial
In the 1960s Kwame Nkrumah warned that unless the African continent united into a single continental government with a Africa-wide national army and command, the individual countries would never be able to protect their independence and secure their rich natural and mineral resources.
NATO's illegal war against Libya and the vicious bombardments is the best evidence of Nkrumah's fears coming to realization.
Using the insurgents in Benghazi as cover and abusing United Nations Resolution 1973, crafted to protect civilians caught in the civil war, the leaders of France and Britain, former imperial exploitators of Africa, have launched war on Libya and are determined to instal a puppet regime that will be pliant to Western interests.
All the social gains and programs built in Libya since the monarchy was deposed would likely be reversed and World Bank and IMF sanctioned regimes would take their place.
Yet this is the hour for Africa to stand up.
Challenging NATO's illegal war would insert the African continent prominently on the world stage and change the continent's heretofore servitude-like relations with the West. Yet even as NATO continues to destroy billions of dollars of Libya's property through the bombardments, the entire continent is completely mute because of a leadership vacuum. Article published here
Editor: From a geopolitical point of view, the NATO action in Libya and general unrest in the Middle East could be part of the Western Oligarchy's attempt to counteract rising Chinese influence in the region.
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