Saturday, January 19, 2013

MALI

what the hell is going on in mali?

source: here

gold, uranium, oil, bauxite, strategic minerals ... the WWlll aka world war 3 aka "Military States against the Resource States" continues, wouldn't you say? 

well, this 'resource story' is also s.th. which was written in a message from a guy from mali i've  got 'over two corners' at facebook ... and that reminds me of the rebellion in oil rich nigeria few years ago after the western oil industry destroyed the basis of existence of the local people by spoiling all the environment in the niger delta ... and yes, it also makes sense if we consider the 'track record' of the North Atlantic Terror Organisation (NATO): iraq, libya, sudan, somalia, afghanistan, iran, ... on top the indirect aggression (via its well paid + well supported (mostly foreign!) 'rebells') against syria which killed ten thousands innocent syrians till now ... of course, the human rights or liberty was seldom a real reason for intervention ... more likely reasons are strategic political or military reasons (location) and natural resources, aren't they? the next 'crisis' just started in algeria ... hmmmm, not really a suprise ... does algeria has oil or gas or both and a government which didn't hand over all of algerian's resource wealth to the west yet?

btw, i also have a (really small) direct investment in (southern) mali, the canadian gold exploration company legend gold. well, after the civil war started and the probability to bring at least one of the 3 assets into a producing gold mine has fallen significantly, my investment is 86% down, i.e. almost completely lost. lost are not only investors' money spent in mali but also the most local jobs created there as the work is basically on hold and the plans are postponed to the time after the war. who knows whether my company survives or which mining rights / laws / corruption will be implemented then?

a few months old video ... it does not seem the islamist fighters have big support from the local population (mostly tuaregs?) and it does not looks like these 'rebells' do any good either ... but if you asked me, i start to think that only radical (islamist, jihadist) groups like al-qaeda, mujaheddin, taliban and the like are able to fight against (foreign) aggressors ... people like university professors, celebrities, bureaucrats and others will most likely not fight against any armed opponent, will they?



more terrorists who could be used in any country you wish to? here:

source: here

one belgian politician is against NATO war (france, germany, belgium,...) in MALI and speaks in front of the belgian parliament about the reasons for this war and recapitulates the western effort in libya, syria, iraq, afghanistan ... very important to hear


few interesting links:
  • france, mali, algeria
  • 9 questions ~ do you agree?
  • great analysis for western interventions in africa ~ by Jean-Paul Pougala, Cameroonian writer
  • back to 1324, king Mansa Musa l ~ richest person on earth ~ the link contains also the next 25 richest folks on earth, all time perspective, of course
  • WWlll ~ Military States against the Resource States ~ ... with IMF loans replacing direct occupation ... All of the G20 countries have favoured corporations over people to the extent that surviving in a collapsed economy is difficult to impossible without rewriting many property ownership and usage laws ... The corporations control the money and therefore the military and the NATO countries ... What is the power of the people over the corporations? On the NATO side, very little to none ... How can we create real governance by the people out of this conflict? ...
  • mali @ wikipedia
  • ron paul on mali
  • etc
  • crisis all over the world? lets learn from a good survival video (btw, i didn't buy these promoted 5 books yet, maybe because of that over-aggressive sales strategy, but i liked the content and i'm still completely shocked ... let's speak about that to the best of all wives tomorrow)
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