Out: Latin American Drug Cartels. In: African Drug Cartels

U.S. and West African troops train in Senegal on July 13, 2012. This exercise included troops from Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Burkina Faso. Photo: Marines   For years, West African cocaine traffickers have worked as mules for Latin American drug cartels seeking to smuggle their powder to Europe. But now the mules are going independent…

Who Decided? How Did the U.S. Military Get Into Africa

Less than a decade ago, the United States had almost no military presence in Africa. Be it military intervention in Mali, or the rapidly growing US bases via AFRICOM, the US continues to expand its hold on Africa through the ‘Pentagon’s New Spice Route.” The US justifies drone campaigns in Yemen and Somalia, the deployment…

Hunger at crisis levels in northern Mali

Hunger at crisis levels in northern Mali BAMAKO/SÉVARÉ, 12 April 2013 (IRIN) – Hunger in Mali has reached crisis levels in the northern Kidal Region and has reached critical levels in Gao and Timbuktu regions, according to food security agencies and the government’s early warning body. One in five households in Gao and Timbuktu are…

List of ongoing Conflicts : Updated on April 2 2013

AFRICA: (24 Countries and 115 between militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups involved) Hot Spots: Central African Republic, Darfur, Democrati Republic of Congo, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland –Algeria: fights between regular army and: al-Qaeda Organization in the Maghreb (AQIM) or al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) since 2005 (known in the past as…

Iran actively weighs Syrian-Israeli clash. Iron Dome posted in N. Israel

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 27, 2013, 6:38 PM (GMT+02:00) Free Syrian Army displays used ordnance http://www.debka.com/article/22716/Iran-actively-weighs-Syrian-Israeli-clash-Iron-Dome-posted-in-N-Israel Tehran is looking seriously at a limited Syrian-Lebanese clash of arms with Israel – possibly using Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons as a trigger, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources disclose.  Reacting to this news, Israel announced Sunday, Jan. 27, the…

Obama: Money Power’s Point Man

By Stephen Lendman January 18, 2013 “Information Clearing House” – Throughout his tenure, Obama’s done what supporters thought impossible. He’s governed to the right of George Bush. He mocks rule of law principles and other democratic values. He prioritizes wars on humanity. He’s waging multiple direct and proxy ones. War on terror subterfuge disguises them.…

Algeria, Mali, and an obscene remake of earlier Western interventions

Algeria, Mali, and why this week has looked like an obscene remake of earlier Western interventions We are outraged not by the massacre of the innocents, but because the hostages killed were largely white, blue-eyed chaps rather than darker, brown-eyed chaps By Robert Fisk January 18, 2013 “The Independent” —  Odd, isn’t it, how our…

We are Preparing for Massive Civil War, Says DHS Informant

What kind of event would allow the president to define as terrorists all gun owners opposed to gun confiscating executive orders? What would it take to link 2nd amendment with al Qaeda? Or is this government incapable of black-op false-flag operations?

AFRICOM’s Imperialist Quest

By Burkely Hermann January 12 2013 “Information Clearing House” –  In the morning after Christmas, I listened to a video from Democracy Now! detailing the day’s headlines. What I heard announced by Amy Goodman angered me greatly: “U.S. Army teams will be deploying to as many as 35 African countries early next year for training…

Mali junta openly take control

2012-12-11 18:55 (AFP) Bamako – Soldiers arrested Mali’s prime minister and ordered him to resign, showing that the military is still the real power in the capital of this large West African country even though soldiers made a show of returning control back to civilian leaders several months after launching a coup in March. Prime…

UN sanctions al-Qaeda linked Mali Islamists

2012-12-06 10:47 (Shutterstock) New York -The UN Security Council on Wednesday ordered sanctions against an al-Qaeda linked Islamist group in a new sign of the tougher line being taken with militants who have taken over much of the Mali. The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao) was added to the UN’s list…

Fighting resumes in Mali-ICC “may” look into Mali killings

Amsterdam – The International Criminal Court prosecutor’s office warned Mali on Tuesday that it may look into possible crimes, following reports of killings, abductions, rapes and conscription of children. “The office has been closely following the developments in Mali since clashes erupted around 17 January 2012,” the prosecutor said in a statement. “According to several…

“When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty.”

“In reality, do you really need a war?” — Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Al Rascon “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”–  Albert Einstein Read the three pages here I spent almost half an hour trying to avoid to add categories  from geo-locations that a war…

Golden Dawn Immigrants : Fake NeoNazi’s

All those links were sent to me on Twitter via @Canada_Kat (thank you very much )and I am more than glad to post them,I do believe I will find more on those people due time.No threats allowed according to the WP policy or the HR declaration and all the conventions etc etc etc. So please…

Peace envoy seeks Iranian help for Syria ceasefire

International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi appealed to Iran to help arrange a ceasefire in Syria during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha as rebels and government forces fought street by street and village by village on Monday. Brahimi made the request in talks with Iranian leaders on Sunday in Tehran, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s closest…

Africa: Transcript –U.S. looks to effort in Somalia as model for Mali solution

The Obama administration is contemplating broad military, political and humanitarian intervention to stop a slide toward chaos and Islamic extremism in Mali, the top State Department diplomat for Africa said Thursday. The international but largely U.S.-funded effort to expunge al-Qaeda-linked militants and restore political order in Somalia could present a model for Mali, Assistant Secretary…