AMERICAN INTERESTS IN AFRICA
In the West, very few college students or college graduates are well informed regarding the resplendent history of Africa. Hypothetically, was the Dark Continent’s history “lost” or deliberately destroyed? For example, a century after conclusive archaeological research by Gertrude Caton Thompson and others, many college professors in the United Kingdom and the United States still portray an image akin to Tarzan among savages rather than the intelligentsia at the Library of Alexandria. Until South Sudan gained sovereignty in 2011, Sudan was the largest country on the African continent. Sudan, South Sudan, and Egypt now comprise what once was ancient Nubia, one of Africa’s earliest and richest civilizations. In the context of CIA involvement under Pres. Bush and Pres. Obama, is it possible that “American interests” abroad always have been about controlling oil or other natural resources? Starting with Afghanistan and Iraq, is it possible, probable, plausible, or preposterous to believe that the World Trade Center “terrorist attack” was an inside job orchestrated to incense the American public against Muslims in the Arab World? Hypothetically, is the United States’ foreign policy in the Third World influenced more by the machinations of the CIA, a mendacious Commander in Chief, or are they alter egos of Old Nick? Explain. After all, didn’t the US and Britain choreograph the sinking of the Lusitania to insure that the US would enter World War I? Similarly, didn’t Pres. Roosevelt instigate the Pearl Harbor attack as his spurious justification for entering World War II? A decade later, didn’t the National Security Agency [NSA] predicate the Gulf of Tonkin Incident on false intelligence in order to justify Pres. Johnson sending over 58,000 ground troops to die in the Vietnam War? Déjà vu…does history repeat itself? Explain. IF under the Obama Administration, the CIA’s black special operations already have trained, funded, and militarized rebels on both sides of their regional conflict throughout the Arab World, then what “justification” would Pres. Obama need to promote AFRICOM? After all, Pres. Obama stated that his administration has been working on “the situation in Sudan” since the day he came into office. Is it possible, plausible, probable, or preposterous to think that circumventing Russia’s and China’s access to Middle Eastern or African oil is a primary objective of American interests in Africa? Perhaps, Minister Farrakhan’s Savior’s Day speech regarding the “Arab Spring” was prophetic…you be the judge.
“And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord’s passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever.”
[Exodus 12: 1 – 14]