Over the past two years, world attention has been riveted on the Middle East, where the “Arab Spring” has developed, which one can already call the “Arab chaos”. The entire democratic Western public watches with delight as the "rebellious nations" one after another overthrow the "rotten regimes." Meanwhile, a little more to the south, in Africa, no less exciting processes are taking place, which the “democratic media” prefer not to notice. For example, today French troops invaded Mali, without a UN mandate and, in general, without any serious explanation.
What is happening in Mali and why is it important? Read about this in a new article by Alexander Rogers.
Double standards of world media
In particular, I noted that a civil war has been going on for more than half a year in Mali, and the liberal media simply ignore this fact. Recall how massively our consciousness was processed with messages from Libya and Syria with pictures of the "atrocities" of Colonel Gaddafi and Dr. Assad. There seems to be a similar situation - and dead silence.
Why? It seems at first glance, everything is the same as in the stories of the liberal media about Syria: various groups of Muslims and Tuareg people rebelled against the rule of the tyrant president. Only one difference - the president in this case PROZAPADNY.
And no longer “the people rebelled against the tyrant”, but “Islamist terrorists want to overthrow the legitimate power”. Although the same "radical Islamists" are fighting against Assad in Syria, but there they are "sons of bitches, but our sons of bitches." Double standards in all its glory.
But information wars do not exhaust everything; everything is just beginning with them. But let's order.
Background to the conflict
Events in Mali last year developed as a mediocre adventure novel. It is obvious that somewhere in the depths of the US State Department there are people who are deeply worried that they could not be realized in Hollywood. However, judge for yourself.
April 29 The next presidential election was to take place on 2012.
But literally two months before them, March 22, a mutiny broke out among the military. The military seized the presidential palace, television and barracks with arsenals weapons. They stated that they are creating a "National Committee for the Restoration of Democracy and the Revival of the State." The uprising was led by a certain captain Amadou Sanogo.
For your information, Captain Amadou Sanoy was trained in the United States, first as part of the International Military Education and Training (IMET) program in Georgia and then in the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.
8 April overthrown President Amadou Toumani Toure wrote a letter of resignation. That is, there was no need for a coup, because he was ready to transfer power by legal means, which would have happened without a coup in a couple of months.
12 April Dionkund Traore is sworn in as president of Mali. Attention: WITHOUT ELECTIONS! "Democratic" president, whom no one chose. He was appointed by the "international community."
And why all this was necessary, we learn from the following message: On May 21, thousands of unarmed citizens of Mali seized the presidential palace, demanding the resignation of interim President Dionkund Traore. That is, the people “hate the“ appointed president ”, and they would never choose democratically. But someone (it will be seen later that France and the United States) really needed to stage it, therefore the whole performance was flipped over with a coup.
Chef, all gone
But things did not go as planned. 6 of April, taking advantage of the confusion in the capital, revolted the Tuareg, proclaiming the independent Tuareg state Azawad (located north of Timbuktu).
Then the Islamist organizations Ansar ad-Din, the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa, the Al-Qaida of Maghreb and others became more active. 5 May Ansar ad-Din captures Timbuktu.
According to numerous reports, the "Islamists" committed an act of vandalism and destroyed a number of objects on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Including the tomb of ISLAMIC (sic!) Saint Mahmoud ben Amar. Have you ever seen a devout believer destroying his own shrines? This is more like a provocation of some completely different special services, designed to expose the rebels to full barbarians, vandals.
By the way, the ranks of the rebels were considerably enlarged by refugees from Libya: the Tuareg were supported by the former "loyalists" of Gaddafi belonging to related tribes, and their former opponents from among the hired "freedom fighters" fight in the ranks of the Islamists. For example, the troops of the Tuareg are commanded by Mohamed Al-Najim, who had previously served in the army of the Libyan Jamihiriya as a colonel.
As a result, the country was actually divided into three parts controlled by the Tuaregs, the Islamists and the puppet government. Tuaregs cooperate with the Islamists, but do not support the idea of creating a state based on Sharia, defending a secular form of government.
Who is really “good” and who is “evil”?
Evil terrorists are trying to overthrow the legitimate and democratic president? Or are the good rebels trying to overthrow the tyrant? To answer this question, we need to dig a little in the information about the economy of Mali.
A quick acquaintance with the summary data tells us that Mali is rich in minerals and is a tasty morsel. The country has rich deposits of iron ore, bauxite, lead, manganese, tin, zinc, copper, lithium, silver, gold, uranium, diamonds. In particular, Mali’s gold reserves are ranked as the third largest in Africa. The main deposits of gold, diamonds and uranium are located in the southern part of the country (this is an important detail that we will need later).
At the same time, the standard of living in Mali is one of the lowest in the world (205 -th place). Over 36% of the population lives below the poverty line. People with higher education are practically absent, the only university has long been closed.
Rich country with a poor population? And the president, who was educated in Nice, amid illiterate peasants? How all this is familiar. I would also rebel.
So what do we have at the exit? On the one hand, the illegal “president” hated by the people, which allows Western corporations to rob their country. Moreover, his power rests solely on bayonets (now also on foreign ones, since they cannot cope with their own).
On the other hand, the impoverished population of a rich country, driven to despair by the systematic plundering of its natural resources. Which not only rebelled on the outskirts, but also arranges thousands of anti-government demonstrations in the capital.
And at the same time, the western “democratic public” does not stand on the side of “democracy,” as she always stated, but on the side of her business interests, as she always did.
However, nothing surprising: after all, the USA supports the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, and the most obscene, in the 21 century, who annually executes dozens of people on charges of witchcraft! Former US presidents cannibal Bokassa supported, why is Obama worse?
The values of “liberal democracy” exist only in the minds of a trusting and zombie media “de-demise”, and the rulers of Western countries themselves do not believe in this nonsense.
The cynicism of trampling "liberal values"
In addition to the cynicism already indicated in the choice of the parties to support and suppress what is happening in Mali by the liberal media, there are many more facts that emphasize the depth of this cynicism.
For example, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, at the beginning of August (that is, under Sarkozy!), Stated that he considers the military invasion of Mali "desirable and inevitable." The change of power in France from the liberal Sarkozy to the “socialist” Hollande had no effect on this course. What is the difference, what kind of ideology does the party hide behind, if all of them are funded by big capital (which actually determines the real politics in “democratic” countries) ?!
Moreover, since spring, Burkina Faso has been trying to act as a mediator in resolving the conflict. They are trying to organize negotiations between the Islamists, the Tuaregs, and the Mali government in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. But the American and French rulers had long ago decided for themselves that there would be no peace settlement.
As another proof of this, one can cite the reports of “Reuters” and the “Associated Press” that the American leadership has been preparing numerous instructors for the transfer to Africa for some time. In particular, the second brigade of the First Infantry Division of the US Army. “If we want to prepare our allies for military operations, the brigade is the main source of personnel. They are ready for this. We are only waiting for the order of the head of the State Department, ”said General David Rodriguez, the newly appointed head of the US African Command.
The staff of the second brigade includes 3500 people, but the coaching teams will be approximately 200 people. In the event that African troops need speed training, a battalion of the second brigade with a total number of 800 men will go to the scene.
By the way, I always wondered why the US Department of Defense called it that way? After all, according to the logic of things, it should be called the "Ministry of Attack"! After all, it is only this that deals with the whole history of its existence. But the hypocrisy of the State Department extends even to this.
And the fact that now, instead of the occupation corps, the US will send military instructors to the natives to kill each other with their own hands, causes only contempt. However, nothing surprising either - their own American soldiers were already tired of wondering how they could “guard the US” by fighting in other parts of the world. Yes, and high losses in previous wars caused too much discontent among the thinking part of the US population.
Another example of Western hypocrisy is statements like "It is necessary to ensure the creation of a government of national unity, give it the necessary power and extend this power to the north of Mali, which will inevitably be accompanied by military intervention, which France can support, but will not initiate."
Naturally, the initiator of the invasion will be Western-controlled puppet organizations such as ECOWAS and the African Union. And the puppets joyfully demonstrate their readiness to act as instigators. So ECOWAS is ready to send about 3300 soldiers to Mali, and the head of the African Union calls for the invasion of Mali by NATO countries.
Regarding the attempts to suppress the uprising by the rulers of the neighboring countries, I recall the immortal poem Beranger in the treatment of Alexander Gradsky:
Proclaimed sacred union,
By the will of heaven, the indispensable
Mutual made peace -
A coward, a fool, a robber and a banker.
(In the original, by the way, "Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria").
Kohl saw the sacred union,
What is somewhere the venerable king
Fell from the throne, instantly to the throne
He will be planted again.
In this way, the West is trying to pretend that it “has nothing to do with it, but has asked for it.” Although all sensible people understand who orders the music, but such a game for the public is designed only for "suckers."
By the way, the NATO charter does not provide for invasion of sovereign countries that do not threaten one or more NATO countries. But who care about the statutes now?
The outbreak of war
Last December, the UN approved a plan to send infantrymen to 3000 in Mali to carry out peacekeeping and humanitarian functions (note, not to suppress the uprising!). At the same time, UN officials said they expected the deployment of troops no earlier than September.
But gentlemen, the capitalist imperialists cannot wait until September! Because the rebels moved south, threatening ... no, not the capital and the president (who needs this puppet?!) ... threatening to seize the resource-rich areas.
And every day of mining mining idle time will deprive of some fat money bags (I suspect that French) about 150 kilograms of gold. And then there is no need for propriety or some kind of silly formality such as UN sanctions.
Yesterday, January 11, 2013, "fake socialist", French President Francois Hollande admitted that French troops invaded Mali, helping the soldiers of the local puppet dictator to repel the rebel offensive to the south. At the same time correcting the UN Charter, the principles of the Peace of Westphalia, the principle of the right of nations to self-determination, the sovereignty of Mali and even the French Constitution (which is no big deal).
I open the thesis in detail. First, Hollande has no UN mandate for any military action in Mali (he could not get it).
The UN Security Council has scheduled a military operation for the fall, saying that the peacekeepers will act "respecting the sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of the country." But what makes Hollande is a military invasion, and during an invasion, respect for sovereignty is impossible (just as with rape it is impossible to preserve the virginity of the victim).
The fact that the illegitimate president “invited” the French does not change the status of the invasion. Since the precedents in history have already been. For example, at the beginning of the 17 of the 20th century, False Dmitrys “invited” the Poles, but by all historians these campaigns are treated as aggressive.
Secondly, the uprising in Mali is an internal affair of Mali, in which he (and no one else) has the right to interfere. The people of Mali have the right to overthrow an illegitimate government. And we remember that the government is illegitimate and illegal, since there were no elections, which means that democratic procedures for legitimizing power have not been followed.
Thirdly, he was in such a hurry that he did not bother himself with respecting the internal laws of France. According to the French Constitution, the commencement of hostilities outside France is possible only with the approval of the country's parliament. Parliament should consider this issue on Monday, January 14. And yesterday was Friday, January 11, and the French army was already fighting!
The law is not retroactive. You can not do something first, and then pass a law allowing it. I apologize for my French, but Mr. Hollande and his ministers do not care about law, law, morality, European values and other myths of the modern Western world. Their only real value is gold.
However, they are not alone in their nihilism. They have already been supported by the heads of the United Kingdom and the United States (the relevant official messages were published).
The balance of power
To date, according to available sources of information, the rebels have exhibited only about two thousand people (although, perhaps, their number is already much more). Armed, apparently, primitive rifles and, at best, old Kalashnikov assault rifles.
The coalition opposing them includes:
- roughly 7300 government army soldiers
- about 2000 gendarmes
- 3300 ECOWAS soldier
- 3000 African Union soldier
- 3000 UN soldiers (as long as they are, but armed and trained with the latest in military science and technology)
- until an unknown number of French soldiers, with support aviation.
However, numerical and technical superiority never guaranteed victory. Little Bohemia in the days of the Hussite Wars reflected several crusades of the "United Europe" of its time. Because their faith and spirit were stronger than the crusaders' iron armor.
Moreover, in the neighboring Central African Republic (CAR), the same rebels are attacking the capital of the local dictator, Basiz, so France and its allies will have to disperse their attention and resources. That in conditions of a protracted economic crisis in Europe can lead to unpredictable consequences.
The most important thing that happened on January 11 is that the “liberal” imperial world system has dealt a sensitive blow to its own fundamentals and principles with its actions, once again showing its true face. In full accordance with the concepts of Sergey Pereslegin, a situational victory in the power space may further lead to a more global defeat in the information one.