Saturday, January 13, 2018
US troops are now conducting 3,500 exercises and military engagements throughout Africa per year, an average of 10 per day. US mainstream media rarely discuss these wars, giving the military ample space to destabilize any of the continent's 54 countries as it pleases. The 2012 coup in Mali, carried out by a US-trained army captain, Amadou Haya Sanogo, is only one example. The old colonial 'Scramble for Africa' is being reinvented by global powers that understand the economic largesse of the continent. While China, India and Russia are each developing a unique approach to wooing Africa, the US is invested mostly in the military option, which promises to inflict untold harm and destabilize many nations. China's policy towards resource rich Africa is far more civil and trade-focused than the military-centered US approach. They have trained 30,000 African professionals in various sectors. China surpassed the US as Africa's largest trading partner in 2009.
Your taxes and children's lives working for the 1% but never the 99% who must pay for it all. That's always the way it is, regardless of the propaganda any Government pretends to operate under.
If you actually believe Capitalistic exploitation brings the most good to the most people, then you must also admit Trump is a raving idiot.
The more astute mind recognizes the broader evil error in US Foreign policy, always focused on short term gain with zero regard for collateral damage. What Smedley Butler simply put as, "War is a Racket", which operates exactly like organized crime.
Western Wars turn these poor nations into $&!tholes, on purpose. Its what France did to Haiti, which France used to corner the market on sugar.
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