Rampant in Africa

First published in Letters by

THE United States deploys troops in 35 African countries under the banner of “Africom” the modern face of rampant imperialism on that continent.

The UK and France are instructed to take centre stage in the latest aggression. These flaccid append-ages of US foreign policy, with the full support of a prostrate news media, combine to terrorise the people of Mali and pass it off as “liberation” much as previous empire builders did more than 100 years ago.

For all the idiotic allusions to “militant Islam” or “terrorism”, the truth is more prosaic. The second “mad scramble for Africa” is well under way and to keep the colossal mineral wealth of the region out of the hands of its imperial rivals – or the resident population – the US is again commanding UK troops to sacrifice themselves and all who resist them on the altar of the “special relationship”.

At the time of the last colonisation, religion and associated ignorance allowed the people of Britain to see the ever-expanding Empire as an act of charity – “the white man’s burden”.

With 24 hour access to the web, we should be able to see this servile murder job for what it is.

Roger Westmoreland, The Oval, Pocklington.

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10:07pm Fri 8 Feb 13

jorvik says...

Totally agree wroger,the sooner we can get the last drop of oil and minerals out of these terrorist harbouring anti gay anti womens rights bigoted racist backward countries the better,then just leave them to it
Totally agree wroger,the sooner we can get the last drop of oil and minerals out of these terrorist harbouring anti gay anti womens rights bigoted racist backward countries the better,then just leave them to it jorvik
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12:06am Sat 9 Feb 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

Nice one jorvik.
More anti West tripe from Westmoreland!

We send help to assist the French regain order from terrorists.
The Chinese are big in Africa to control the minerall wealth of Africa and Westmoreland doesn't even give it a mention. Nuff said!

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Nice one jorvik. More anti West tripe from Westmoreland! We send help to assist the French regain order from terrorists. The Chinese are big in Africa to control the minerall wealth of Africa and Westmoreland doesn't even give it a mention. Nuff said! http://www.google.co .uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q =china%20%20to%20con trol%20most%20of%20a frica's%20mineral&so urce=web&cd=9&cad=rj a&sqi=2&ved=0CGUQFjA I&url=http%3A%2F%2Fg lobalpublicsquare.bl ogs.cnn.com%2F2012%2 F10%2F29%2Fis-china- good-or-bad-for-afri ca%2F&ei=O5IVUZPAObG V0QXT24CoAg&usg=AFQj CNGbLhatYoUYLLMMsgUn osBE34wCuA&bvm=bv.42 080656,d.d2k ColdAsChristmas
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6:02am Sat 9 Feb 13

Matt_S says...

Given that Mali's government asked France to intervene, I don't see how this is imperialism.
Given that Mali's government asked France to intervene, I don't see how this is imperialism. Matt_S
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4:27pm Sat 9 Feb 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

We agree Matt !!!!!!!!!!!!!
We agree Matt !!!!!!!!!!!!! ColdAsChristmas
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5:58pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Matt_S says...

:D
:D Matt_S
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