Wednesday, December 19, 2007

So How Are Those Countries Doing That We Invaded And Occupied?

You know, those resource rich countries that were scheduled to be overrun and siezed after the US suffered a "new Pearl Harbor"? You know, like Iraq where there's well over 1,200,000 innocent people dead, 2,000,000 wounded and 4,000,000 refugees because of our little invasion?
"Half the population of Iraq are either refugees, in need of emergency aid, wounded, or dead."

Iraq to slash food rations
"Iraq plans to cut food rations and subsidies by almost 50 per cent as part of its overall 2008 budget because of insufficient funds and spiralling inflation.
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The impending move will affect the nearly 10 million who depend on the already fragile rationing system."

Iraq gets invaded by yet another country
"Bush invites Turkey to bomb Kurds; how must it feel to play God?"


Maybe Afghanistan is doing well since the US invaded and occupied the place after the self inflicted wounds of 9/11? After all, one of the most impovershed places on the face of the earth could surely have benefitted from america's occupation, correct? No.

Reports document deepening social catastrophe in Afghanistan

"More than six years after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, two recently released reports have again demonstrated the falsehood of the Bush administration’s claims to be helping the Afghan people. The social indices on literacy, life expectancy and food availability contained in the reports provide an insight into the terrible social crisis confronting millions of Afghans.
The 2007 Afghanistan Human Development Report produced by the United Nations and based on statistics gathered in 2005 shows that Afghanistan has actually fallen in world rankings. In 2004, it was placed 173rd out of 178 countries on the UN global human development index; in 2007 it has fallen another place to 174th ahead of only four poverty-stricken African countries—Burkina Faso, Mali, Sierra Leone and Niger.
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The shortage of food has resulted in widespread malnutrition and undernourishment, with almost 40 percent of children below the age of three underweight, 54 percent of children under the age of five experiencing stunted growth and 7 percent dying of hunger. Considering that only 31 percent of households nationwide have access to safe drinking water, it is clear that a major humanitarian catastrophe is taking place."

But there's one crop that seems to be doing well under US auspices.

Afghanistan ‘set for record opium harvest’


Well, how about Somalia, where proxy forces from Ethiopia with heavy support from the US military invaded ostensibly in the bogus WOT? After all, this outsourcing and privatizing business seems to be working so well wherever it's implemented, so why not just pay the Abyssinians to do america's dirty work since so many boots are busy elsewhere?

Somalia is now a living nightmare
"A year after the U.S.-backed Ethiopian army toppled a hard-line Islamist regime in Somalia, the country has become Africa’s worst humanitarian catastrophe."

Civil War in Somalia: Worse Even Than Darfur

Mission accomplished. Now with chaos assured US warlords will balkanize the country, meaning they'll carve it up and create a client state that pretends to be independent, making it safe for certain familiar enterprises.

The push to create "Somaliland"
"The Pentagon has been spearheading a seemingly dicey initiative to pressure Washington into recognizing the secessionist northwestern region of Somalia, known as "Somaliland," as an independent state."

The oil factor in Somalia - from the Energy Bulletin
"Far beneath the surface of the tragic drama of Somalia, four major U.S. oil companies are quietly sitting on a prospective fortune in exclusive concessions to explore and exploit tens of millions of acres of the Somali countryside."





2 Comments:

Anonymous nick z. said...

It should also be noted that Somalia has long been considered of ideal strategic value. If the US imperialists ever manage to tame it, they plan on building a military naval base. Of course, we'll never hear about this in the MSM, not until the public is ready.

20/12/07 12:11 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Yup, Nick, they always do things in an overlapping manner. Your premise is apparent by looking at the Horn, where that righteous piece of resource rich real estate was just too valuable to allow the Somalis to administer for themselves.

20/12/07 4:17 PM  

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