Readers can read The Star, The Independent, Business Day, Sunday Times, Mail & Guardian, City Press and Sowetan or watch Morning Liveor listen to Morning Live or Radio 702 for the whole year or most mainstream media, they will never learn about issues that matter to them like the nefarious intentions of the United States towards Africa. Media outlets in South Africa don’t raise awareness among the masses about what the US’s reckless campaign to dominate the world and take control of the world’s energy resources. Instead these media outlets just report non-issues, in fact sublime nonsense.

These media houses have spent the better part of the 1980’s to date canonizing Nelson Mandela, who has been officially declared a sell-out by the struggle activist and long standing ANC leader (Winnie Mandela), while wasting our time and distracting our attention from issues that matter. On the other hand, politicians are busy lining their pockets, as seen with the fly- by-night ANCYL millionaires taking after ANC leaders, while criminals are busy terrorizing ordinary citizens, instead of fighting against US expansionism on the continent and other parts of the globe.

Already I have said it on Goitsemodimo Seleka’s Motsweding FM Sekolo sa Bosigo radio show on the 1st or 2nd July 2008, that US Presidents are not in charge in the US but that wealthy powerful ruling families control governments. So I am not going to talk about Barack Obama. Obama is a pawn in a global chess game. He was instructed to select former US Marine General James Jones as US National Security Advisor with an expanded scope of the job to give the advisor the kind of authority once wielded by Henry Kissinger during the Nixon administration, and Zbigniew Brzezinski during the Carter administration.

According to Rick Rozoff, James Jones is now the first career military officer to hold the post as head of the National Security Council since retired general Colin Powell did so in the second Reagan administration and is the first former NATO Supreme Allied Commander to do so. Jones was also Commander, United States European Command (COMUSEUCOM) in the first Bush term and is part of the Obama administration’s foreign policy triumvirate – National Security Advisor, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defence – inherited from the preceding administration.

Defense Secretary is Robert Gates and Hillary Clinton is Secretary of State. While wearing the two hats of SACEUR and COMUSEUCOM, Jones was the major architect of what in October 2008 was officially launched as the first new US military command in over half-a-century, Africa Command (AFRICOM), whose chartered area of operation includes fifty three nations. In February 2006 Jones said the Pentagon sought to acquire access to two kinds of bases in Senegal, Ghana, Mali and Kenya and other African countries.

In January 2002 the African Oil Policy Initiative Group recommended that African oil be treated as a priority for the national security of the US after 9/11, that the US government declares the Gulf of Guinea an “area of vital interest” and that it set up a sub-command structure for US forces in the region. In September 2002, the then US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, put forward a proposal to establish a NATO Rapid Response Force (NRF) which was approved by the defence ministers of NATO in Brussels in June 2003 and inaugurated in October 2003.

As commander Jones was quoted by Agence France-Press of November 30, 2008 as having said that as commander of NATO, “I worried early in the mornings about how to protect energy facilities and supply chain routes as far away as Africa, the Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea”. Jones has said he sees a potential role for the alliance in protecting key shipping lanes such as those around the Black Sea and oil supply routes from Africa to Europe. Before stepping down as both European Command and NATO commander, Jones, addressing US business leaders said: “Officials at US European Command spent between 65 to 70 percent of their time on African issues.

Jones said establishing such a group [military task force in West Africa] could also send a message to US companies ‘that investing in many African countries is a good idea’. This as you can see is done on behalf of multi-national corporations and in typical white supremacist fashion they don’t even think about the owners of that oil. Africans must defend their resources and stop selling drugs, boot-legging, gangsterism, pimping, committing fraud, and fighting stupid religious wars.

By Sam Ditshego

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  1. I wonder how many people are aware of the contents of the Groote Schuur Minute. It is a document agreed among the National Party, ANC, SACP and UDF and set the stage for the sell out deal agreed upon by white South Africa’s ruling class and the Tripartite Alliance. Mandela and his fellow travellers in the the unholy alliance knew they were selling out and Zeph Mothopeng of the PAC knew what he was talking about when he said that Mandela sold us out. In 1992 I wrote a letter which was published in Sowetan in which I wrote that Mandela was a sell out and I know that some people who make newspaper clippings of my articles have it. The sell out deal needs a separate article.

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