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9/9/8 Africa Rejects AFRICOM coordinating 'hard & soft' U.S. power; Nigeria: 'Hard' National Liberation vs. 'Soft' Imperialism

Digest note:
Africa is in the news again with reports of MEND's disruption of U.S. oil pillaging in Nigeria and Rice's trip to sell/salvage its rebuffed AFRICOM. The U.S. desperately needs to get control of the African continent in its state terrorist juggernaut for global domination. it has thousands of "humanitarian" USAID/NGO tentacles at work 'softly' cannibilizing Africa, along with mainstream media coverage, in 'humanitarian development' drag that most of the world knows first-hand means destruction and death.

This digest issue aims to expose 'strategic non-violence' and to contrast genuine national liberation with imperialist driven and dominated democracy/capitalist development. The U.S./NGO web is vast, labyrinthian and camouflaged, impossible to draw linearly, but crucial to understand and expose especially here where countless peace-justice activists jump on board eager to do what they believe will change the world for the better...'peacefully'.
Taking Nigeria as one important example, the 'dots' linking the 'soft' power adjunct to U.S. 'hard' power from Africa to Seattle, wa.
show as clearly as your editor could how this imperialist operation works.

"The principal beneficiary of America's foreign assistance programs has always been the United States."
US Agency for International Development Source: "Direct Economic Benefits of U.S. Assistance Programs," 1999

"If war aims are stated which seem to be solely concerned with Anglo-American imperialism, they will offer little to people in the rest of the world. The interests of other peoples should be stressed. This would have a better propaganda effect."
- Private memo from The Council of Foreign Relations to the US State Department, 1941
http://www.sunnahonline.com/ilm/contemporary/0013.htm

know the enemy...
More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa
Beyond Humanitarianism: What You Need to Know About Africa and Why It Matters

9/4/8 Haiti: US "Constructive Dis-Engagement "Evacuation" Mission Accomplished Behind Human Rights Watch

MASSIVE 'NATURAL' DISASTER IN U.S. DOMINATED & DESTROYED COUNTRIES ECLIPSED BY GUSTAV IN U.S.
Gustav pounds Jamaica, as death toll rises
Aug. 28, 2008
t least 51 people had died from floods, mudslides and falling trees, including 25 around the city of Jacmel, where Gustav first struck land Tuesday. Eight more people were buried when a cliff gave way in the Dominican Republic...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26367291/

Chaos, desperation from Hanna's floods in Haiti
Some 250,000 people are affected in the Gonaives region, including 70,000 in 150 shelters across the city, according to an international official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.The official death toll rose to 61 Thursday as Hanna finally moved north with near-hurricane winds on a path toward the southeastern U.S. coast. But there was no way of knowing how many people might be dead in the chaos, or how many had been driven from their homes.
And forecasters warned that Hurricane Ike could hit the Western hemisphere's poorest country next week.Gonaives lies in a flat river plain between the ocean and deforested mountains that run with mud even in light rains. Hanna swirled over Haiti for four days, dumping vast amounts of water, blowing down fruit trees and ruining stores of food as it swamped tin-roofed houses.

9/1/Ethnic Cleansing Redux: "They have a barcode bracelet--we have a list where they need to go" Obama's Black Cindarella Role

Police state terror raids against suspected convention demonstrators suppressed by DNC and mainstream media...the same ones who bombarded us daily with allegations of Chinese state repression against protesters:
Massive police raids on suspected protestors in Minneapolis
Glen Greenwald
[updated below (with video) - Update II - Update III - Update IV]
http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/08/30/police_raids/index.htm...

Protesters here in Minneapolis have been targeted by a series of highly intimidating, sweeping police raids across the city, involving teams of 25-30 officers in riot gear, with semi-automatic weapons drawn, entering homes of those suspected of planning protests, handcuffing and forcing them to lay on the floor, while law enforcement officers searched the homes, seizing computers, journals, and political pamphlets. Last night, members of the St. Paul police department and the Ramsey County sheriff's department handcuffed, photographed and detained dozens of people meeting at a public venue to plan a demonstration, charging them with no crime other than "fire code violations," and early this morning, the Sheriff's department sent teams of officers into at least four Minneapolis area homes where suspected protesters were staying.

ABC Reporter Arrested in Denver Taking Pictures of Senators, Big Donors on Public Sidewalk
DENVER -- Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public sidewalk of Democratic senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel. Asa Eslocker was investigating the role of lobbyists and top donors at the DNC.
More Photos. Police on the scene refused to tell ABC lawyers the charges against the producer, (Click here to watch video of the arrest.)

8/27/08 "Continuity of Operations" Age of Katrina Not Obama; Aryan Nations Patriots Not Terrorists; Black Prison Gulag

"The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life."
Adolph Hitler, My New World Order, Proclamation to the German Nation at Berlin, February 1, 1933

Holy trinity of racist amerikan 'manifest destiny': god, flag, and military
“We, in the Army of God, in the Kingdom of God, have been raised for such a time as this!”
General William G. Boykin
“He leads in a way that the good Lord tells him is best for our country.”
General Peter Pace former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

The Christian youth movement Battle Cry holds massive gatherings in stadiums and other large public venues all over America. The rallies are high-energy, high-concept, and driven by the frenetic musical beat of a shoot-em-up video game. Live “action figures” of Navy SEALs and other military paragons charge onstage, screaming to the crowd that they are proud “Christian warriors” and acting out scenes from “the war against Islamic Fascism” while they brief the stadium full of kids on their heroic future as part of the “battle plan for Jesus.”...

“The American soldier is different from all other soldiers of all other countries since the world began. He is the advance guard of liberty and justice, of law and order, and of peace and happiness.”
Secretary of War Elihu Root 1899
As these words were being written, American soldiers in the Philippines were in the early stages of a near-genocidal rampage that would kill more than six hundred thousand Filipinos....
Stephen J. Gallagher, Council for Secular Humanism

continuity, dem or repub... the same system, same agenda, stupid

8/24 Same New World Order; 'Biden's' US Exit Strategy; Saakashvili's NGO Puppet Masters; Police-State Denver: No 'HR Activists

"...For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced. . . . “
Frederick Douglass - July 4, 1852

Go search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival. - Frederick Douglass - July 4, 1852
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13837.htm

911, Greenlight for U.S. World War
Report Says Fire, Not Explosion, Felled 7 W.T.C.
The report says evidence does not support the speculation that explosives or fuel fires were responsible for the building's collapse on Sept. 11, 2001.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/22/nyregion/22wtccnd.html?8au&emc=au

Views of WTC7 collapsing 9/11: http://www.wtc7.net/videos.html Recorded eyewitness testimony and video evidence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5864an4_w6Q heard led to claims that WTC7 was brought down with explosives in a controlled demolition and demands for an immediate investigation...

Federal agency declares 'new phenomenon' downed WTC 7, architect & engineer activists cry foul

8/24/08 Who's Sailing ISM's "Free Gaza Liberty Ship"?

Evidence below reveals its funding by US imperialism as part of U.S. 'soft power', strategic non-violence'. With slick pro-Palestinian rhetoric and arrogant bravado, ISM builds activist movements that serve the agenda of the US and its zionist proxy. ISM reveals its true colors in massive publicity that iconizes ISM 'heroes' like Jeff Halper and Rachel Corrie -- not Palestinian fighters -- a calculated attack and a racist slap in the face of the Palestinian nation's historical heroic resistance to U.S. backed state terrorist genocide.

This is just one example of the vast US 'strategic non-violence' global project we needs to learn from and spread.

here's ISM's propaganda pitch...
"We've entered Gazan waters!"
Yvonne Ridley, FreeGaza.org
A Message to All from the SS Liberty: "We've entered Gazan waters. We're flying the Palestinian flag, and we now believe that we're going to reach the shores of Gaza very soon. I missed the start of the Berlin Wall coming down by just a few days, but now I know how people felt when they tore down those first few bricks. Today is a huge victory of people over power."...

A statement to the press from the Free Gaza Movement
International Solidarity Movement

8/21 Obama'sTeam Demolishes Delusions Warship "Aid": Crisis Heats Up Hegemonic "Security" Diminishes US Controls Pak. Nukes

Aug. 21, 1959 President Eisenhower advances U.S. white supremacist manifest destiny with executive order transforming the brutal occupation and annexation of Hawaii into U.S. 'statehood'

U.S. Mercenary Chickens Will Come Home to Roost
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&...
"The specter of mercenary occupation of American cities is no longer farfetched - it has already happened."
The wholesale privatization of U.S. war-making capabilities continues apace, despite the expected indictment of six Blackwater mercenaries involved in last year's massacre of Iraqi civilians at a Baghdad traffic jam. Domestically, for-profit prisons are popping up like Wal-Mart superstores, while Katrina brought soldiers of fortune to the streets of a major American city. "As the current corrupt order decays, the rulers find that due process and other niceties of law - including armies operating under codes of military justice and civil service police forces - restrict their freedo
Mercenaries are now an entrenched, institutional factor in U.S. global and domestic "security" strategies....

8/17/08 News Not Fit for Prime Time; To Divide Russia & China; Behind Iran- U.S. Relations; 911& Elections; A Correction

Ordinary people in the United States have been manipulated into imagining they are a people under siege whose sole refuge and protector is their government. If it isn't the Communists, it's Al Qaeda. If it isn't Cuba, it's Nicaragua. As a result, this, the most powerful nation in the world - with its unmatchable arsenal of weapons, its history of having waged and sponsored endless wars, and the only nation in history to have actually used nuclear bombs - is peopled by a terrified citizenry, jumping at shadows. A people bonded to the state not by social services, public health care, or employment guarantees, but by fear. This synthetically manufactured fear is used to gain public sanction for further acts of aggression.
Arundhati Roy

news not fit for primetime...
Nepal Elects Maoist to Be Prime Minister
August 16, 2008
Maoist leader’s victory opens the way to the establishment of a democratic government in Nepal. The Maoist leader, Pushpa Kamal Dahal — who goes by the nom de guerre Prachanda, “the fierce one” in Nepali — won more than two-thirds of 577 votes cast in the Constituent Assembly on Friday evening. The Maoists remain on the United States’ list of banned terrorist organizations, although American officials have established contact with their political leaders, including Prachanda. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/16/world/asia/16nepal.html?_r=1&em&oref=l...

"Hawaiian activists have long used the site for protests against the U.S. occupation of the islands."
Hawaiian palace occupied anew; about 20 arrested
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/printer2/index.asp?ploc=t&refer=http://sea...

8/13/08 A Miscalculation, or a Calculated Offense in the Global War?

"Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people ...Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century."
GWB 8/11/8

1,252,595 Iraqis Slaughtered Since U.S. Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html

"Russian Aggression Must Not Go Unanswered"
VP Dick Cheney
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20491.htm

The War in Georgia Is a War for the West
By MIKHEIL SAAKASHVILI
President of Georgia
Why this war? This is the question my people are asking. This war is not of Georgia's making, nor is it Georgia's choice.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20490.htm

"...if you were to rate how serious the strategic situations have been in the past few years, this would be above Iraq, this would be above Afghanistan, and this would be above Iran."
Colonel Gardiner, retired Air Force colonel and strategy and military operations teacher: the National War, Air War, and Naval War Colleges.

Massive US Naval Armada Heads for Iran:
The build up of naval forces in the Gulf will be one of the largest multi-national naval armadas since the First and Second Gulf Wars. The intent is to create a US/EU naval blockade (which is an Act of War under international law) around Iran
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/35448

OR WAS IT CALCULATED? A PRETEXT TO MOVE AGAINST AND ISOLATE RUSSIA, SIMULTANEOUSLY PLAYING A CHINA CARD, TO DIVIDE & WEAKEN ITS MAJOR RIVALS?
Washington Risks Nuclear War by Miscalculation
By F William Engdahl
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article5834.html

8/11/8 Georgia's "Rose Revolution", “Immediate Response 2008" Exercises,Georgia Attacks, Cheney's Threat: Who, Why, How?

digest note:
Facing defeat and decline, U.S. direct war moves against its two major rivals, against Russia under the shadow of the Olympics and against China, are desperate escalations in its world war for global supremacy, bringing the world closer to all-out nuclear war. For the U.S. to dare to castigate Russia for 'violating its integrity by invading and occupying Georgia', is so far beyond nazi big lies as to almost defy belief, even from modern history's #1 state terrorist empire.
The strategically weak tyrant must try repackaging itself with in 'kinder, gentler' image in hopes of salvaging its hegemonic global goal: you'll find some of this new-branding propaganda below. Current U.S. military maneuvers across the world may tend to dull its effects on its intended audiences in the 'homeland' and other western imperialist 'international community' ... the only places they have captive audiences.
U.S. tactics against Russia & China demonstrate how such intensified chaos and destruction worldwide is the product of the marriage of 'hard' and 'soft power' tactics, together indispensable weapons in its geostrategic arsenal, capable of unprecedented destruction, incapable of eliminating the rivals and resistance that proves, as Mao said, U.S. imperialism is ultimately a paper tiger ... when we say enough.

Cheney issues warning to Russia
11 Aug 2008 U.S. Vice President [sic] Dick Cheney said Russia faces serious consequences with the United States and its allies if it continues attacks against Georgia. A Cheney spokeswoman said the vice president told Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili that Russia's actions "must not go unanswered," CNN reported Monday.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/08/11/Cheney_issues_warning_to_Russia/U...

BACKGROUND:

New World Order Playground. Georgia 2005
US approved "democracy" in the wake of U.S. sponsored " Rose Revolution"

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