BLACK BUZZ NEWS SERVICE
March 20, 2011
Global Breaking News
by Dr. Molefi Asante and Dr. Ama Mazama
(GB-N.com) - At this very moment, several Western powers and their Arabs lackeys have started an attack on one of the most progressive minded governments in Africa. We must be clear that the attack on Libya is an attack on Africa. One of the reasons that the French, the United States, and Britain could not get an agreement from the African Union to bomb Libya is because the political intelligence of African leaders has grown tremendously since the crises in Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Egypt.
Afrocentricity International has one permanent objective: the establishment of the United States of Africa. Muammar al-Qathafi, leader of Libya, is a strong advocate of this goal. He has minced no words about his support for, and belief in, this mission. Indeed, Muammar al-Qathafi knows that if Africa is divided between Northern states and Southern states or if Africa continues to exist as 54 independent states, the European nations and the North American nations of Canada and the United States will eat each part of Africa alive. They will not be able to dominate a continent that is united, firm in its convictions and dedicated to the liberty of its territory.
No African leader is more committed than Muammar al-Qathafi to an Africa for Africans. In this, he reminds us of the clarion voice of Marcus Garvey – the early 20th century African nationalist from Jamaica. With the fall of Tunisia, Libya, and possibly Morocco and Algeria, France will succeed in its major plan to bring those states, and especially oil-producing Libya, into a grand Mediterranean Basin clique. In such a scenario, the northern part of Africa will be declared the southern ridge of the European nation to the north. Muammar al-Qathafi has been one of the leading opponents of this neo-hegemony over African territory.
Afrocentricity International believes that a United States of Africa is necessary to deal with the never-ending problems in Africa. Such a union would be a step towards overcoming diseases, transportation problems, famine and land disputes. In our judgment, one should not be so fast to criticize Muammar al-Qathafi just because Western governments call for such an action. If they say that al-Qathafi is punishing his people, denying free speech, and keeping them uneducated, then this must be proven.
Furthermore, why hasn’t the Western world rolled into Israel or the West Bank to save the Palestinian people who suffer true slaughter and discrimination at the hands of Israel? What is Gaza, if it is not the pit of hell? When shall we hear high-sounding words from the leaders of the Western world in support of those Arabs? Africans must beware of the gifts of Europe. Their interests are not the same interests as the African continent.
Since Kwame Nkrumah, Africa has rarely had a visionary as broad in thinking and as dedicated in commitment as Gaddafi. Perhaps in his desire to strengthen the continent and to make Africa powerful, he went too far with his donations to the governments of Senegal, Chad, Burkina Faso, and Zimbabwe and did not do enough for the Libyan people. However, we have not seen any substantial argument in support of the narrative that Gaddafi is not good for his country.
President Sarkozy of France boasts that some Arab nations support the attack against Libya, but even if that proves to be so, one must not read too much into this without some appreciation of the Arabs’ distress with Gaddafi’s pro-African stance. Transformations are produced by those who are focused on long term goals, not by those who make convenient alliances with the enemies of their people.
Kwame Nkrumah said once: “We face neither East nor West, we face forward.” Muammar al-Qathafi has made Nkrumah’s mantra his own: “Africa must unite or perish.” Why would this language threaten the West? The Libyan leader has encountered and continues to encounter setbacks and hurdles. The work of the Brother Leader, as Muammar al-Qathafi is sometimes called, has been to raise African consciousness to the point where some of the nations on the continent of Africa reject the loyalty they hold for the former slave-holding and colonial powers. Although some African leaders still seem to fear other Africans, resisting some of Muammar al-Qathafi’s proposals that Africa do away with travel restrictions, create a common currency, and ease trade tariffs and barriers.
Afrocentricity International believes that it is important for us to support Libya and seek a genuine settlement between the people of the country and their government. With the proper safeguards and cooperation of the African world, the Libyan people can sort out their own internal squabbles. The great danger in the attacks on Libya is that the United States is testing the effectiveness of AFRICOM - the African Command - and this attack, if successful, will open the door for direct military intervention, by the United States and Europe, in Africa.
We already know that the United States, and the former slave-holding and colonial powers, France and England, are re-inventing cold war policies to enlarge and protect their economic interests on the African continent. The attack on Libya is also a challenge to Brazil, Venezuela, China, Iran, and Russia for influence on the continent.
However, beyond the economic argument is the moral argument for African people. Why should a small group of dissidents be able to challenge their state, and invite international hegemonic forces to invade their land? Who is to blame for this political folly? We do not see the collapse of the Libyan government and we support the masses of Libyan people from the tyranny of a minority. When Africa needed Muammar al-Qathafi
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*The preceding article does not necessarily reflect the views of the Black Buzz News Service.
The authors of the preceding article failed to mention why Qaddafi's Libya invaded the Black nation of Chad.
Further the authors comparing Qaddafi to the true Pan Africanist Kwame Nkrumah is pure lunacy. Dr. Asante and Dr. Mazama what African nation did Nkrumah invade? Did Nkrumah invade an African nation? Dr. Asante and Dr. Mazama when and where did Nkrumah attempt to undermine a Black African nation? Please tell us Dr. Asante and Dr. Mazama when did Nkrumah give an appearance of killing his own people? President Nkrumah had a strong unwavering love for all Black people on the Continent of Africa and throughout the African Diaspora. President Nkrumah was married to an Egyptian and he understood that the same Neo-Colonial system that was oppressing Black Africans was also running roughshod over the Arab populations in Northern Africa.
France killed millions of Arabs in a vain attempt to suppress the Algerian revolution. And I find it totally reprehensible and repugnant that the three main colonial powers, the Brits, French and the U.S. are leading the charge to allegedly save Libyans from Qaddafi.
The bottom line is the cowardly French, the deceitful Brits and the sinister U.S. want to topple Qaddafi to establish a puppet regime that is friendly to their interests in order for their multi-national robber baron oil companies to prosper and make enormous profits. It's always been 'about the oil, stupid' and the three main colonial powers could care less about a group of rag-tag Libyans and populace attempting to overthrow the good Colonel.
The authors of this article are correct in their detailed analysis of the rogue state of Israel.
Also note it is believed by some scholars that British Intelligence has been working with Al-Qaeda and there fellow travelers in Libya to topple Qaddafi.
Obama's war in Libya could result in a government similar to the Al-Qaeda government in Somalia.
Obama looks totally weak and confused in his handling of the conflict in Libya.