July 5, 2003


A Sad Independence Day: Little to Celebrate in a Country Gone Mad (WAYNE MADSEN, July 4, 2003, Counter Punch)
The neo-cons now see West Africa as America's next target for control. One of their chicken hawk columnists, National Review's Rich Lowry, recently suggested that West Africa is of such strategic interest to America, the U.S. should set up military bases in the region with a U.S. military headquarters on Sao Tome, in the Gulf of Guinea, a potental future "American lake." More U.S. colonies. After years of exploitative European colonization, Sao Tome and Principe, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, and other African countries may soon become virtual American colonies as part of a Greater West Africa National Economic Sphere. It is a page right out of the Japanese fascist playbook from World War II. So for our mentally challenged president, his neo con advisers tell him, "West Africa = diamonds + oil." That's all he has to hear. He authorizes sending in U.S. troops, building U.S. bases, and makes a trip there to Africa to cement the deals.

Wow! We were only kidding with that "It's all about the diamonds" crack, but apparently there is no idea so stupid nowadays that the Left hasn't seized on it. Posted by Orrin Judd at July 5, 2003 11:32 AM
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