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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

'Al-Qaeda threat used by NATO as smoke screen for re-colonization of Northern Africa’

Above you can watch a new interview with me on RT on the reasons behind western interventions in North Africa. More on this story here.


Douglas said...

I really don't ask for much. All I want to know is "What side is America on?"

It was common knowledge that the part of Libya where the rebellion first erupted was a contributor to al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Senator Ron Johnson today said "We now know what happened [in the Benghazi consulate attack] but what we don't know is why we were misled."

I don't know why America is supporting the Syrian rebels when it is common knowledge that they are connected with al-Qaeda (most notably the Nusra Front)

I don't know why America sold F-16's to Egypt.

I once thought I knew what side America was on. I don't think I know anymore.

Neil Clark said...

Good points, Douglas. As I said in the interview, it's probably the biggest myth in international relations of past 30 odd years that US & its allies are implacably opposed to AQ and other similar radical Islamist groups/Jhadists. In some places they will use those groups presence in a country as a pretext for invasion/intervention eg Afghanistan/Mali, and 'big-up' the 'war on terror'; in other cases they will support/side with such groups to help topple governments they want removed eg in Syria, Libya.

K Naylor said...

The underlying cause of this Orwellian 'war on terror' ( though it's not called that much any more ) is the overdependence of Western nations upon oil, gas and other resources that fuel the hyper-consumerist economies that expected as a right by Western societies. When Cameron claimed we where in an existential struggle with jihadism what he means is that they threaten the supply of resources.African nations have resources vital for Western economic growth. China is battling in this New Great Game for them ( though unlike the West it does not show any interests in human rights and so is not seen as being hypocritical-they just do not care). UUltimately, the legitimacy of government is increasingly bound up with access to resources. Check out my blog ( Karl Naylor ) for details on how central the TAPI Pipeline is to the Western struggle for hegemony in the region and to blocking off Iranian rival gas pipes to India and China. Energy geopolitics is mostly behind the wars and struggles of the 21st century. And it's going to get nasty and brutal if people are not even aware of how the world actually works.And yet few ever connect the TAPI pipeline project to the war. It's just an "infrastructure project". Well ,yes, but it's a lot more than that. And it can never be mentioned in the mainstream media because it is a fact that clashes with the idea these wars are all about "humanitarian intervention".

Neil Clark said...

Hi Karl,
Great to hear from you & thanks for that post and info. I totally agree with you: this African 'intervention' is all about resources. Let us know if/when you launch on Twitter.