Saturday, September 29, 2012

USA engaging in human trafficking across Eritrea and the Somali homeland within the Horn of Alkebulan (Africa)

"Eritrea: Obama Admits PIA’s Charge of CIA Human Trafficking"
2012-09-29 by Sam B. for "Natna" []:

Reuters after interviewing President Isaias Afwerki in 2008 run its story with a headline reading, “Eritrean leader blames CIA plot for youth exodus”.
The Reuters report went on: “Eritrea accused the CIA and other Western agencies on Tuesday of luring young people away from the Red Sea state in a plot to weaken a nation seen as a threat to U.S. interests in the region.”
“It’s an orchestrated, organized operation financed by the CIA,” President Isaias Afwerki told Reuters. President Isaias added; “We have evidence. We know what’s going on in terms of….. tempting people, trying to facilitate them to cross the border.”
Moreover President Isaias clearly stated: “UNHCR is getting involved, CIA station officers in the region, some embassies are involved. They want young Eritreans to flee this country.”
The story Reuters run and subsequent stories run by others (including many US institutions and their partners) insinuated or outright claimed that President Isaias’ accusation was outlandish.
But thankfully, President Obama, no less than the President of United States himself, has corroborated President Isaias Afwerki’s allegation. Although Obama’s was attempting for a cheap shot, he nevertheless ended up doing a great service to President Isaias by giving his words the great reliability and weight they always deserved, that his detractors and CIA minions where trying to deny.
President Barack Obama in his speech to Clinton Global Initiative stated: “I recently renewed sanctions on some of the worst abusers, including North Korea and Eritrea.  We’re partnering with groups that help women and children escape from the grip of their abusers.  We’re helping other countries step up their own efforts.  And we’re seeing results.  More nations have passed and more are enforcing modern anti-trafficking laws.”
“We’re partnering with groups that help women and children escape” from these countries Obama said. Dress this however you like, but there is no escaping the fact, just as President Isaias Afwerki told it few years prior, that an operation “orchestrated, organized operation financed by the CIA,” is “tempting people, trying to facilitate them to cross the border.”
This is of course the exact act of human trafficking, that Obama was supposedly denouncing, but ended up admitting to. Although this illegal trafficking should be condemned and subject to international law, nevertheless no one will charge the head of the empire for it. Might, in the end, in this world, is indeed, Right.
Still, this is only part of the whole story.  On top of Obama admitting publicly that the US is involved in human trafficking in Eritrea, Wikileaks has also revealed the extent of US targeting of the Eritrean youth. It is a pity that supposedly such great nation, the US, is entangled in these petty endeavours, to destabilise a nation it considers small and poor. Perhaps this is what Suzan Rice has helped reduce this presidency and state to.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ICC petitioned to bring NATO to trial by Pan African Solidarity Hague Committee and the "December 12th Movement" (located in the USA)

"Pan African delegation petitions ICC to prosecute NATO war crimes"
2012-07-17 by Amadi Ajamu []:
The Pan African Solidarity Hague Committee, led by the December 12th Movement International Secretariat and the International Association Against Torture, delivered a petition to the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 18. The petition demands that the ICC prosecute the U.S., Britain, France, Italy, Canada and NATO for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The PASHC legal team included Roger Wareham, Esq. (U.S.), David Commissiong, Esq. (Barbados), Troy Griffith, Esq. (U.S.), Alfred Toussaint, Esq. (Haiti), Sylvestre Kouadio, Esq. (Cote Ivoire), and Minister Akbar Muhammad (Nation of Islam, U.S.).
(Photo: Attorneys David Comissiong and Roger S. Wareham at International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands)

According to human rights attorney Roger Wareham, “The crimes we are charging them with were committed during the NATO invasion of Libya and the overthrow and assassination of Libya’s Col. Muammar Qaddafi; the U.S.-led overthrow of Haiti’s duly elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004; the French military intervention that resulted in the capture and arrest of President Laurent Gbagbo of the Ivory Coast; the institutional racism the U.S. inflicts upon its Black population, particularly reflected in racial profiling, stop and frisk, and incarceration rates; and the sanctions campaign designed to punish President Robert Mugabe for returning the land stolen by white settlers to the indigenous people of Zimbabwe.”
The ICC itself has come under scrutiny for prosecuting cases solely on Africans – 26 indictees total – and turning a blind eye to crimes perpetrated by Western nations. The committee maintains that the ICC acts as another weapon in the Western countries’ campaign to recolonize Africa and African people.
The PASHC delegation later held a forum on “The ICC and the Task of Ending NATO’s Immunity for War Crimes” at Erasmus University in the Hague. It looked at the institutional racist bias of the ICC – in its 10 years of existence the only cases being prosecuted are against Africans – and how participants can push forward the campaign to prosecute the NATO countries for their international crimes.
Attorney David Comissiong, president of the Clement Payne Movement, said: “During the course of last year, 2011, the people of the world watched in horror and disbelief as the political and military leaders of the major Western powers – USA, Britain, France, Italy and Canada – directed the might of their powerful military arsenals against the people and political leaders of two African countries, Libya and Cote d’Ivoire, and in particular against Brother Leader Muammar Qaddafi and President Laurent Gbagbo.”
The Pan African Solidarity Hague Committee made a report back to the community and discussed the work to be done on this campaign July 13 at the Harlem State Office Building.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

An analysis of Sudan's warcrimes against the Nuba people, and who in NATO it benefits

"Human Rights and Foreign Intervention in The Sudan; Is the crime against the Nuba peoples, Sudan’s?"
2012-03-24 by J. B. Gerald for "" []:
The New York Times, George Clooney, U.S. Baptist ministers, Martin Luther King III, Genocide Watch, Amnesty International, among others concerned with human rights are currently protesting the Government of Sudan’s military tactics on its new border with South Sudan, and particularly the bombing of Nuba civilians in the Nuba Mountains.1  Reports of  bombings which are often oil drums packed with explosives pushed out of planes, may seem unimpressive to a North American public which has accepted the NATO bombings of Kosovo, Yugoslavia and more recently Libya (Five Hiroshimas worth of bombs were expended on Iraqi civilians under “Operation Desert Storm”).  U.S. based Genocide Watch has placed an “Emergency Genocide Warning” for the Nuba, finding the people targets for execution and extinction, but places no warning for the people of Sudan as a national group.
The U.S. / NATO agenda to expand into Africa, possibly to re-colonize, continues with the Outtara takeover of Cote d’Ivoire, the replacement of Gaddafi in Libya, the independence of South Sudan, and there are others.  Its pattern is de-stabilization leading to civil war, then military support to one side and the establishment of a government reliant on NATO countries for military assistance and corporate contracts. The unacceptable cost in African lives has varied.
Within this pattern a genocide warning for a tribal grouping risks contributing to calls for foreign military intervention: signatories of the Convention on Genocide are required to intervene if genocide is in progress. Military interventions require the failure of peaceful alternatives. And the judgement of whether a program is genocide or not is consistently made by experts deeply entrenched in the service of neo-colonial policies.
My own understanding is that the Nuba peoples within Sudan, of many tribes and  languages, are under attack, and survival of this portion of the group is at risk. With humanitarian assistance barred from their region (the UN Security Council has recently requested that assistance be allowed entry), large numbers of refugees leaving, and a history of struggling for independence and reciprocal persecution, a genocide warning is appropriate, but as a warning against the abuse of any Sudanese victim group by Sudan’s government or due to the policies of foreign governments. The West’s human rights establishment has consistently vilified the Government of Sudan for mass deaths of its people. It is possible that the government is struggling for Sudan’s sovereignty, its protection of its people, against programs of mass death initiated by outside forces. A third alternative is that the government and non-Africans are colluding to de-populate regions for corporate resource exploitation.          
Recent history2, Sudan was targeted for destabilization in 1991 when it sided with Iraq as Iraq was “bombed into the stone age” by U.S. and Coalition forces. Long term rifts within Sudan were exploited by foreign powers. A civil war in the South led by U.S. trained John Garang extended its cadre up into Darfur to train rebel groups, which opened another front against the central Government. One result was the tragedies of Darfur with the inevitable war crimes on both sides. Legions of the “Save Darfur” campaigns helped debilitate the government, while South Sudan with U.S. backing, won its independence through a democratic referendum. On July 9, 2011 it became the Republic of South Sudan, lacking an African name before the world to reflect its neo-colonial inception. The campaign for its freedom was ‘successful’ except to the millions of other Sudanese who lost their lives to civil war and starvation. Despite official peace settlements civil wars in Darfur and Eastern Sudan continue.    
Siding with the rebels of South Sudan, the Nuba, remaining within Sudan proper, have maintained their own military forces, also favouring secession from Sudan, and the government is waging war against them with criminal damage to the Nuba civilians. The Nuba rebels are trained by generations of civil war. Many Nuba are now part of South Sudan’s armed forces. Dispersal of the Nuba has given the group some protection from genocide.            
At the independence of South Sudan the United Nations military Mission to Sudan (MINUS) ceased, and re-opened for a year to protect instead, South Sudan with its own tribal divisions. While little was reported of UN military assistance in Sudan its forces were sporadically accused of atrocities. The shift enforced a social re-engineering of Sudan which sacrificed the Nuba of the Blue Nile region and Nuba Mountains to the Government of Sudan. While the United Nations did not find Sudan’s attempts to overcome Western destabilization “genocide” in Dafur, President Omar al-Bashir remains under indictment by the International Criminal Court, for genocide and war crimes.            
What was accomplished by the bombing of the former Republic of Yugoslavia, was and is being accomplished in Sudan by disaster relief, media campaigns, and human rights organizations serving an aggressive political and military agenda. While NATO media carry news of African rebel movements, particularly when these serve a Western agenda, the media rarely reveal sources of weaponry and covert assistance. In 2012 Amnesty International has blamed China, former Soviet Union countries and Belarus for selling arms to the Government of Sudan, to cause “serious human rights violations.”3 In its report “Sudan: No end to Violence in Darfur,” Amnesty identifies the weaponry used by the Government of Sudan, while it basically draws a blank on who has supplied the rebels and anti-government forces. The arming of rebel groups by foreign countries could be considered an act of aggression by proxy.          
Compass Direct which focuses on persecution of Christians, reports the Government’s targeting of Christian families and Christian churches among the Nuba. Yet tribal groups in the North are predominantly Muslim and include animists. African sources have protested the government’s actions more broadly as “ethnic cleansing.” In an article for The Guardian4, Dr. Mukesh Kapila, whose human rights credentials are exceptional, warns of genocide against the Nuba as a people. His article witnesses the Government’s bombing of Nuba civilians but omits mention of more than ten thousand Nuba armed fighters.          
Dr. Kapila’s previous allegations of genocide in Darfur encouraged the ICC indictment for genocide of President al-Bashir. Before that, Dr. Kapila was part of the first British team to enter Rwanda at Paul Kagame’s victory by Tutsi forces over the Hutu and the displacement of Rwanda’s democratically elected government.  Currently, the BBC notes him as “special representative of the Aegis Foundation,” a U.K. organization devoted to preventing genocide whose areas of operation are listed as a Holocaust Memorial in Nottingham England, a genocide memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, and the Sudan. The Foundation’s web site lists a single “donor”, the Pears Group, a pro-Israel non-profit trust which also funds “Crisis Action,” an organization directly encouraging interventions. These organizations are within a politically aligned camp then, carrying web links to the who’s who of the genocide industry. Admirable in their refusal to accept the suffering of groups under their concern, by omission the crimes committed by their own groups are protected from prosecution. The mechanism allows an inevitable progression of injustice and mass death.          
The argument of whether specific instances of mass murders are “genocide” or not becomes secondary to the ongoing basic violation of all people’s humanity by any group that causes mass death.
The Nuba have for centuries provided refuge in the Nuba Mountains for others escaping slavery. They deserve honour and refuge. To save them and peoples across the world sacrificed by social engineers of a new world order, we might look deeper than the government of Omar al-Bashir who may be trying to spare his country renewed colonial controls.
A sincere effort to stop mass deaths in Africa which may in fact reveal a non-African program of genocide, would logically require an international guarantee of Sudan’s sovereignty, and a U.N. military mission responsible to the General Assembly, to protect the Nuba peoples, the peace of Darfur and peoples of Abyei. More deeply, all foreign corporation contracts within Sudan and South Sudan could be frozen until approved by the African Union, a mechanism that should be extended to contracts for resource rights in all African countries.    


1  “Is there enough political will to stop Sudan atrocities?” Amanda Grzyb and Gerald Caplan, Aug. 24, 2011,  Globe and Mail”; “A Dire Situation in Nuba,” El Fateh Osman (Oxfam), Feb. 29, 2012, The New York Times; “Genocide Emergency: Darfur, Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile State,” Genocide Watch, March 8, 2012, <i>Genocide Watch</i>; “Lawmakers, film star Clooney arrested at anti-Sudan protest,” Kevin Fogarty, March 16, 2012, Thomson Reuters; “Clooney, ERLC’s Duke protest Sudan’s blockade of food, aid,” Tom Strode, March 19, 2012, Baptist Press; “In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, Government Rocket Attacks Sow Fear, Witnesses Say,”  Jeffrey Getttleman, The New York Times. Partial sources.

2 Also:  ” Tactical Use of Genocide in Sudan and the Five Lakes Region,” J.B.Gerald, 2006, Global Research & nightslantern [access:< >]; “Notes on Sudan,” J.B.Gerald. 2004-2007,

3  “Sudan” End bombing and allow humanitarian access into conflict regions,”  Feb. 16, 2012, Amnesty International.

4 “Is Sudan committing another genocide – against the Nuba people?” March 21, 2012, The Guardian.