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The Real Invasion of Africa and Other Not-Made-for-Hollywood Holy Wars

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"A full-scale invasion of Africa is under way. The United States is deploying troops in 35 African countries, beginning with Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger."

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Kip Mapes (28)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 5:12 am
Thank You

John Gregoire (273)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 7:07 am
Thanks -source of data????

Ro H. (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 9:17 am

Brian M. (210)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:11 pm
Anyone interested in the source of the data need only click the link and go to the site where this story is posted, in this case, at

M B. (64)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:58 pm
It's worth reading the article and get a full explanation ( I knew it anyway, the article confirms it).

Herbert E. (10)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:12 pm
The new colonialism of the twentyfirst century. As always, John Pilger hitting the nail on the head.

Winn Adams (213)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 2:30 pm

T M. (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 4:00 pm
Typical Pilger bilge. Pilger asserts that Al-Qaeda and the Taliban are CIA inventions and the Islamic armies that have been terrorising northern Africa for years aren't really a problem. He states openly that Uganda and Rwanda are mere puppets. Is Pilger claiming that muslims are incapable of creating their own organisations, having their own political aims and desires? That they, and Africans, are incapable of real agency (like us superior westerners) and can only be our helpless puppets? What a racist he is. The chessboard metaphor he subscribes to is far more a denial of humanity than any political meddling by western governments, which at least recognise they are facing real opponents.
This article was not written because Pilger cares for Africans - he is completely indifferent to the very real suffering these Islamic armies impose upon the lands they invade and conquer. I looked at his website and there is NOTHING, not one single article, condemning them or, indeed, any other of the dictatorships and human rights violations that have been such a fixture of the African scene.

jo M. (3)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 8:43 pm
Agree with Tina.

Brian M. (210)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 9:22 pm
One thing is certain, when it comes to human rights violations, the US is an expert at committing such crimes all around the world.

Jaime Alves (40)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:06 pm

Scott haakon (4)
Monday February 4, 2013, 6:14 pm
Idiotic. The UN is responsible for much of the suffering. The idealistic and ignorant UN has been the ones to prevent local groups from arming themselves. The Tuareg are a people who have had their land claimed by the Mali government. What arms and ammunition they had is used up. The Mali could not stand to have the country divided so there will be more trouble. Most of Africa is tribal. Centuries behind the developed countries and bound to go through the same events that all nations go through. For your information there are many different ethnic groups in Africa. Some have been rivals,some enemies. But the well Islamic militants are there and when or if they reach critical mass then we will have real war. The West and radical Islam cannot coexist. The sooner we in the West realize this the better all will be off.

Brian M. (210)
Monday February 4, 2013, 6:20 pm
The West will use any excuse to justify exporting war anywhere and everywhere around the world. Given the sheer prosperity that some enjoy as a benefit of living in an empire, it is no surprise that the US finds so many willing tools to defend its worst crimes and excesses. Nonetheless, imperialism and subsequent military aggression in the form of a policy of endless war are the inevitable consequences of toxic free market capitalism.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:32 am
Thanks for sharing.
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