Fascist America: The Issue is Not Trump, It’s Us

On Actually Existing Fascism and the Hypocrisy of the Left Under Obama, the U.S. extended secret “special forces” operations to 138 countries, or 70 percent of the world’s population. By John Pilger On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal…

Djibouti: Springboard for US Military Intervention

By Andrei Akulov The US is dramatically increasing the tempo of its military operations in MENA (the Middle East and North Africa), especially in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti has an important role to play in the military planning. The small republic guards the entrance to the Red Sea and Suez Canal to make it a perfect…

Will US-AFRICOM Become Ethiopia’s New Army?

Ethiopia’s authoritarian regime, dominated by elites of the Tigrayan ethnic group, faces growing protest by the Oromo and Amhara people, who together make up the majority of the population. Even the U.S. admits that the regime is a serious violator of human rights, yet the U.S. is Ethiopia’s main military ally. Given the glaring contradictions,…

Enough of CIA’s ‘Enough Project’ in Africa!

The “Enough Project” claims it’s mission is to prevent genocide in Africa, but has been conspicuously silent when it comes to the genocidal famine in Somalia. WKOG editor: As people finally become aware of Avaaz – as a key instrument of empire – watch for the Enough Project which could, if embraced by the public,…

Rwanda: The Danger of a Sanitized Narrative

How a British NGO changed the course of Rwandan history and helped fuel impunity in Africa’s Great Lakes region President of Rwanda Paul Kagame at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, June 11, 2009 (Matthew Jordaan/WEF) By Judi Rever The passion of war has long inspired propagandists. Some have sought to influence…

Uganda: ‘A Brilliant Genocide’

By Ann Garrison Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni One hundred million people around the world watched the viral video “Kony 2012.” Its evangelical Christian producers’ mission was to proselytize for the use of U.S. Special Forces to help Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni hunt down warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Despite huge support…

Mission Impossible: Keeping Track of US Special Ops in Africa

By Nick Turse Sometimes the real news is in the details — or even in the discrepancies. Take, for instance, missions by America’s most elite troops in Africa. It was September 2014. The sky was bright and clear and ice blue as the camouflage-clad men walked to the open door and tumbled out into nothing….

Libya, the Doha Meetings: Truth vs Deceit

Jamahiriya News Agency Contrary to statements made by attendees that Qatar simply hosted the Doha meetings and in no way influenced them, the Muslim Brotherhood, through Turkey, Qatar, the US and the United Nations, have been deeply invested in these dialogues chaired by their terrorist colleague, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) commander, Khaled Al Sharif….

AFRICOM: Breaking the Camouflage Wall of Silence

By Nick Turse It’s rare to hear one top military commander publicly badmouth another, call attention to his faults, or simply point out his shortcomings. Despite a seemingly endless supply of debacles from strategic setbacks to quagmire conflicts since 9/11, the top brass rarely criticize each other or, even in retirement, utter a word about…

AFRICOM: Ready to Sabotage the Revolution

The U.S. Military Command in Africa, AFRICOM, is the West’s standing army on the continent, guardian of multinational corporations and the natural and human resources that keep the North America and Europe on top. AFRICOM claims its mission is “anti-terrorism” – a catch-all, “convenient excuse for AFRICOM to interfere with legitimate efforts to achieve African…

US Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea

The U.S. is moving towards war against Eritrea, a fiercely independent African nation of only six million people. Washington has deployed its UN “human rights” proxies to justify another “humanitarian” military intervention, remarkably like the UN-sanctioned aggression against Libya, in 2011. The UN panel charges Eritrea with “enslaving” and murdering its own people – a…

The Centrality of Africa in the Class Struggle to Come

Africa – it’s natural resources and the labor of its people – built the economies of the West, which has no intention of leaving. The West drains Africa of hundreds of billions each year, while strangling its nations in debt. The U.S. military occupies much of the continent. “The movement against racism and class warfare…

Protecting Assets: There is No US War Against ISIS

Two years ago, President Obama said he had no strategy to combat the Islamic State. The U.S. is still not waging war against ISIS or “jihadists of any brand in Syria.” The international iihadist network is a U.S. imperial asset. “The general aim of the Obama administration’s jihadist policy, now deeply in crisis, is to…