11/11/ Behind 'Spontaneous Arab Spring Revolutions': Who, What, Why? part 1


#1 Law of U.S. Global Dominance

1992 'Prevent the Re-Emergence of a New Rival'
March 8, 1992 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE1D7173AF93BA35750C0A...
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb245/index.htm http://www.military.com/news/article/us-quietly-assumes-military-posture....
"The U.S. has really developed an interest in Africa we have never seen before... Between all the goings and comings in the Horn of Africa and all this snake-eater (Special Forces) Sahara stuff ...it's all over the place...an awful lot of it is being run out of Special Operations Command and out of the agency (CIA), I think it is probably far larger than anyone imagines."...

digest introduction:
Why the new US campaign for Africa?
This issue exposes this US imperialist campaign in the context of its global agenda, mainly in its own words and several anti--imperialist analyses,
All emphases and most 'US', 'UN' abbreviations are by the digest

Africa is more critical than ever to the US global agenda. Major structural, military and civil force realignment changes are being executed in the 'rejuvenated' US African 'project'.

Not new, not 'spontaneous', the Obama admin. MENA /"Middle East North Africa" 'Arab Spring revolutions' is update of GWB admin. BMENA /"Broader Middle East North Africa"
[see below: 11/6//03 “President Bush Discusses Freedom in Iraq and Middle East,” at National Endowment for Democracy 20th. Anniversary... U.S. Democracy Promotion Policy in the Middle East"].

Both made-in-usa projects reflect and implement years of think-tank strategic analyses urging major tactical changes in the US global agenda strategy, * 'reprogramming' its military to coopt or conquer major capitalist rivals - China being 'encroacher' #1 - and to stanch the growing hatred and resistance threatening US control of critical nations and regions to salvage damage from its militarily failed wars in Iraq, 'Af-Pak' and Africa, out of US control genuine mass uprisings brewing where US installed surrogate rulers like Mubarak could no longer suppress rebellion, plus 'uncooperative' nations like LIbya, Iran and Syria with contagious bad attitudes and resistance undermining US 'full spectrum' domination,

*** Brzezinski [architect of US neoliberal tactics before - and after - GWB. He, CFR, Rand Corp. with other imperialist think-tanks and foundations, urged major changes, focused on integrating soft and hard power for what it's godfather Joseph Nye called 'smart power', the lynchpin of US strategy since all depends on 'winning hearts & minds', sending out trial balloons and creating public opinion for already in-the-works horrors; using carrots before sticks to transform enemies into 'partners' in their own domination; eliminating stubborn resistance - by whatever means necessary - including ** preemptive nuclear attacks. Disguising the hyper- militarized foundation in liberal drag, the US comes as the white knight to 'liberate' the world - for US supremacy.

Psychological war drives the US 'Information war', the internet under DoD CYBERCOM, charged with offensive war attacks (ex. USrael's Stuxnet & its new offspring targeting Iran, and other obstacles).The Pentagon also handles social media NSA 'partnering' with corporate telecommunications monopoly giants, starring Microsoft, Google, AOL - in the name of 'free speech, open internet' 'counterterrorism' to fight 'authoritarians' like China and "terrorists" out to destroy america's 'leadership and values'.
Like the internet, all great, potentially liberating and empowering human knowledge and productions under predatory class states are turned into weapons of oppression and destruction towards their ends - and for the ability to disguise those ends. Every social arena is perverted by State's power to control the uses of science and education through media, church, school, culture/ entertainment. Executing a world-devouring-destroying agenda takes control of high tech resources.

[MilitaryHOMEFRONT - U.S. Department of Defense "Social Media Hub ... 2011 This Instruction establishes and implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures ... apps.mhf.dod.mil/pls/psgprod/f?p=MHF:DETAIL1:0::::SID,CID:20.80.500.387.,20.80.500.387.500.]

Its 'Fixes', more of the same poison, can only deepen and expand the crisis of US capitalism. Arm-twisting 'friends' to convince the world that US finance capitalism is the solution, not the cause of the world's implosion, it sinks its propaganda talons in to blame Europe, its only allies, demanding the US - which dominates international power instruments IMF, WB, WTO, etc. 'guide the recovery' of its best european allies. With massive, and new, nuclear power and preemptive nuclear strike 'rights' hanging over them, subordinate imperialists become very cooperative - apparently not daring to publicly remind the bully that it is most indebted nation in the world - its arch-rival China holding over 3 trillion of its debt, while US democrat billionaires like Soros fund Occupy Wall St, [originally branded 'american autumn' - until someone realized it evoked the 1968 'Prague Spring' - the first in now rejuvenated US 'strategic non-violence' color regime-change 'revolutions'] to provide a politically safe and useful 'middle class' venting to avert/divert development of genuine anti-capitalist revolutionary struggle - like the '1960's' Black Liberation / Black Panther Party and Vietnam vet - led revolutionary movement which the ruling class killed but will never forget because working class led revolution will be its end. [see **** Brzezinski's 'Black Africa & US Black Movement' below]

Every pragmatic new US fix only hastenS its own defeat as it tries to salvage its hegemony it degrades, brutalizes and destroys billions of lives, lands, loves, and hopes, the resistance to its 'humanitarian aid' grows. As it destroys 'homeland' illusions -even those of its class-'race' privileged beneficiaries- are forced to experience the reality of the 'american dream; the reality of whose freedom & democracy it is that patriots kill and die for - because reality eventually trumps rhetoric as capitalist democracy must erase its once-useful bourgeois legal-paper-rights, along with the international 'conventions' it tauts as impartial and binding on all its subordinates - obstacles on its illusory gangster road to survival.
Conquering the world depends on 'winning hearts & minds' to 'hold hope' for, or at least be silently complicit with, endless pretexts to 'justify' shifting gears into the neoliberal fascist state mode its agenda requires. USians have been methodically trained to be uncritical 'thinkers', to believe voices of authority, all, in myriad ways and colors, repeating the killer lie: turn the other cheek, this is the best of all possible worlds, just look at ... naming continents and countries pillaged, plundered and run to ruin by US global capital, tossing a few blood-soaked crumbs to keep the faithful believing...semper fidelis.

Psywar [Public Diplomacy/Information War] deploys formal, lexical and conceptual semantics for mind-setting-changing public opinion, frames the Qs & As, the terms of the 'debate'. about 'costs & benefits' of genocidal crimes (including expanding and extending the Patriot Act, executive-ordered assassinations anywhere in the world of suspected 'alqaeda' (originally mujahadeen jihadists created by US/CIA to suck its then-major rival Soviet Union into Afghanistan, crush them and, as Brzezinski said "give them their Vietnam", nd clear the deck for post-Soviet US dominance), **'preemptive' nuclear attacks, secret Special Ops., thousands of unaccountable contractors, 'homeland' based drones targeting 'suspected militants', ("terrorists" e.g. all opposition to USNATO invasions & occupations ('peacekeeping', 'humanitarian aid', R2P 'right to protect civilians, democracy building' etc).
All ordained legal by capitalist justice, after the requisite 'fierce electoral fights', reasons and results secret, with its 'cooperative' media. All in the name of 'national security',
[for the state capitalist dictatorship.'

A deadly class war: US capitalism must secure global supremacy - or die. The world must uproot the bloodsucker - or die.


** Jan-Feb. 2009 Reprogramming the Pentagon for a New Age, Robert Gates Foreign Affairs, http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20090101faessay88103/robert-m-gates/a-bala...
The US cannot take its current dominance for granted and needs to invest in the programs, platforms, and personnel that will ensure that dominance's persistence.... Other nations may be unwilling to challenge the US fighter to fighter, ship to ship, tank to tank. But they are developing the disruptive means to blunt the impact of U.S. power, narrow US military options, and deny the US military freedom of movement and action.... US ability to deal with future threats will depend on its performance in current conflicts. To be blunt, to fail - or to be seen to fail - in either Iraq or Afghanistan would be a disastrous blow to U.S. credibility, both among friends and allies and among potential adversaries...
Since 9/11through the efforts first of Secretary of State Colin Powell and now of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the State Department has made a comeback. Foreign Service officers are being hired again, and foreign affairs spending has about doubled since President Bush took office. Yet even with a better-funded State Dept. and U.S. Agency for International Development [USAID] future military commanders will not be able to rid themselves of the tasks of maintaining security and stability. To truly achieve victory as Clausewitz defined it -- to attain a political objective -- the United States needs a military whose ability to kick down the door is matched by its ability to clean up the mess and even rebuild the house afterward.
Given these realities, the military has made some impressive strides in recent years. Special Operations have received steep increases in funding and personnel. The Air Force has created a new air advisory program and a new career track for unmanned aerial operations. The Navy has set up a new expeditionary combat command and brought back its riverine units. New counterinsurgency [CI] and Army Operations Manuals, plus a new maritime strategy, have incorporated the lessons of recent years in service doctrine. "Train and equip" programs allow for quicker improvements in the security capacity of partner nations.
And various initiatives are under way that will better integrate and coordinate U.S. military efforts with civilian agencies as well as engage the expertise of the private sector, including nongovernmental organizations and academia....

** 2005 U.S. Strategic Command Declares Preemptive Nuclear Global Strike Capability “a new kind of deterrence”
David Ruppe, Global Security Newswire http://www.nti.org/d_newswire/issues/2005_12_2.html#FB378486
**CONPLAN 8022 Preemption Strike Plan - nuclear & conventional weapons-merged in U.S. strategic war plan http://www.fas.org/blog/ssp/2008/07/globalstrike.php


*** 1997 A Geostrategy For Eurasia, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Foreign Affairs, Sept-Oct 1997 Council on Foreign Relations Inc.http://www.comw.org/pda/fulltext/9709brzezinski.html
*** 1997 The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives, www.amazon.com/Grand-Chessboard-American-Geostrategic-Imperatives/dp/046...
"...the issue of how a globally engaged America copes with the complex Eurasian power relationships - and particularly whether it prevents the emergence of a dominant and antagonistic Eurasian power -- remains central to America's capacity to exercise global primacy." - xiii

" Democratization is inimical to imperial mobilization." - 35

"In brief, for the United States Eurasian geostrategy involves the purposeful management of geostrategically dynamic states and the careful handling of geopolitically catalytic states, in keeping with the twin interests of America in the short-term preservation of its unique global power and in the long-run transformation of it into increasingly institutionalized global cooperation. To put it in a terminology that hearkens back to the more brutal age of ancient empires, the three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and to maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together." - 40

"A geostrategic issue of crucial importance is posed by China's emergence as a major power. The most appealing outcome would be to co-opt a democratizing and free-marketing China into
a larger Asian regional framework of cooperation." - 54

"Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multicultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstances of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat. Such a consensus generally existed throughout World War II and even during the Cold War." - 211
[digest: what PNAC called a mini-Pearl Harbor' -- like 911 followed by a "Global War on Terror]

*** 6/15/07 Brzezinski comments re: Kissinger & Scowcroft on Charlie Rose Interview with Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, and former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski at an event organized by [CSIS] the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
We shouldn`t overdramatize current disagreements with the Russians. They are real, but not really all that threatening...the notion we`re moving back to some Cold War I think is really an exaggerated judgment. There are disagreements, but there are many overlapping interests, and this is the way we`re playing it...ultimately, this is also the way the Russians are playing it. In the longer run, I happen to think that Russia really has no choice but to become gradually more associated with the Euro-Atlantic community. Because if it isn`t, then it`s going to find itself essentially facing China all by itself, facing the Euro-Atlantic community all by itself. And while it is awash with liquidity because of its present ability to export a lot of energy, that is actually a transitional arrangement. It`s not going to last forever. There are already some indications as to what the time limit on that might be. And with its declining population, with people moving out of the Far East, with an enormously powerful China in the east, I think the real destiny of Russia is to become closer to the West. And I think that as the Ukraine moves to the West, towards the E.U., eventually towards NATO, it will pave the way also for Russia moving towards the West. Because it will become a logical extension of the same process, and it will eliminate any imperial ambitions. Because without Ukraine, Russia`s imperial aspirations are essentially nostalgia, but it's not a real policy.... if NATO hadn't expanded we would have a no-man`s zone between the E.U. and NATO and Russia, and that would be very dangerous...
I think the American-Chinese relationship will probably go on relatively stably, because the Chinese are cautious, calculating have a sense of patience, and also awareness of their inherent weaknesses as well as of their successes. So they're not in a rush to become the dominant global power...the problems could become acute if the US falters and gets bogged down in some consuming misadventure. Then I think the sheer attrition of American global domination will create circumstances in which the Chinese will be tempted to reach out for more influence, including in regions in which we have special interests, such as the Middle East... And that region will be seeking some new superpower patron [...]

"The same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia is existing in the hearts and minds of 20 million black people in this country who have been just as thoroughly colonized as the people in Africa and Asia."
Malcolm X

"The Negro youth and moderate[s] must be made to understand that if they succumb to revolutionary teachings, they will be dead revolutionaries."
J. Edgar Hoover,FBI Chief, re:COINTELPRO against the Black Panther Party

National Security Memo 46 followed COINTELPRO which failed to kill Black liberation spirit after killing over 30 BPP leaders and the Party
**** 3/17/1978 Black Africa and the U.S. Black Movement Zbigniew Brezinski NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL MEMORANDUM -46 INTERDEPARTMENTAL GROUP FOR AFRICA Exhibit 10 of U.S. Supreme Court Case No.00-9587
Objective of our policy toward Black Africa is to prevent social upheavals which could radically change the political situation throughout the area. The success or failure of our policy in the region depends on the solution international and internal issues whose importance of the United States is on the increase....
...BLACK AFRICA AND THE U.S. BLACK MOVEMENT Apart from the above-mentioned factors adverse to U.S. strategic interests in Black Africa, the nationalist liberation movement in black Africa can act as a catalyst with far reaching effects in the American black community...
An occurrence of the events of *1967-68 would do grievous harm to U.S. prestige, especially in view of the concern of the present Administration with human rights issues. Moreover, the Administration would have to take specific steps to stabilize the situation. Such steps might be misunderstood both inside and outside the United States.
Finally, leftist radical elements of the Black community could resume extremist actions in the style of the defunct Black Panther Party. ...
In the context of long-term strategy, the United States can not afford a radical change in the fundamentals of its African policy, which is designed for maximum protection of national security. In the present case, emphasis is laid on the importance of Black Africa for U.S. political, economic and military interests.
In weighing the range of U.S. interests in Black Africa, basic recommendations arranged without intent to imply priority are:
1. Specific steps should be taken with the help of appropriate government agencies to inhibit coordinated activity of the Black Movement in the United States.
2. Special clandestine operations should be launched by the CIA to generate mistrust and hostility in American and world opinion against joint activity of the two forces, and to cause division among Black African radical national groups and their leaders.
3. U.S. embassies to Black African countries specially interested in southern Africa must be highly circumspect in view of the activity of certain political circles and influential individuals opposing the objectives and methods of U.S. policy toward South Africa. It must be kept in mind that the failure of U.S. strategy in South Africa would adversely affect American standing throughout the world. In addition, this would mean a significant diminution of U.S. influence in Africa and the emergence of new difficulties in our internal situation due to worsening economic prospects.
4. The FBI should mount surveillance operations against Black African representatives and collect sensitive information on those, especially at the U.N., who oppose U.S. policy toward South Africa. The information should include facts on their links with the leaders of the Black movement in the United States, thus making possible at least partial neutralization of the adverse effects of their activity.

The concern for the future security of the United States makes necessary the range of policy options. Arranged without intent imply priority they are:
(a) to enlarge programs, within the framework of the present budget, for the improvement of the social and economic welfare of American Blacks in order to ensure continuing development of present trends in the Black movement;
(b) to elaborate and bring into effect a special program designed to perpetuate division in the Black movement and neutralize the most active groups of leftist radical organizations representing different social strata of the Black community: to encourage division in Black circles;
(c) to preserve the present climate which inhibits the emergence from within the Black leadership of a person capable of exerting nationwide appeal;
(d) to work out and realize preventive operations in order to impede durable ties between U.S Black organizations and radical groups in African states;
e) to support actions designed to sharpen social stratification in the Black community which would lead to the widening and perpetuation of the gap between successful educated Blacks and the poor, giving rise to growing antagonism between different Black groups and a weakening of the movement as a whole.
(f) to facilitate the greatest possible expansion of Black business by granting government contracts and loans with favorable terms to Black businessmen;
(g) to take every possible means through the AFL-CIO leaders to counteract the increasing influence of Black labor organizations which function in all major unions and in particular, the National Coalition of Black Trade Union and its leadership including the creation of real preference for adverse and hostile reaction among White trade unionists to demands for improvement of social and economic welfare of the Blacks;
(h) to support the nomination at federal and local levels of loyal Black public figures to elective offices, to government agencies and the Court.

Basic US global dominance objective is bipartisan - electoral politics serve that agenda
7/24/08 Strategic Leadership: Framework for a 21st Century National Security Strategy
Center for a New American Security http://www.cnas.org/phoenixinitiative SlaughterDaalderJentleson_StrategicLeadership_July08.pdf Preface by Susan E. Rice:
As one of the founders of the original Phoenix Initiative in early 2005, I felt strongly it was time for a group of younger foreign policy thinkers to come together and work through common positions not only on a set of specific issues, but also on how America should define and pursue its interests in a post-Cold War world...I regret that my responsibilities as a Senior Advisor to the Obama campaign prevented me from seeing this project to fruition. We must recognize that the world has not stood still over the past decade, waiting for America to reclaim the mantle of global leadership...requires the kind of leadership laid out in this report. --Susan E. Rice, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution (on leave)

9/15/08 Bipartisan Discussion with Five Former Secretaries of State
The Center for a New American Security and its consortium partners hosted a bipartisan roundtable discussion to assess U.S. foreign policy challenges confronting the next American president with five former Secretaries of State--Madeleine K. Albright, James A. Baker, III, Warren Christopher, Henry Kissinger, and Colin L. Powell--entitled “The Next President: A World of Challenges”...with the world focus on complex global issues, from violent extremism, the global economy, and climate change...[the] discussion offered valuable insight to the national debate underway over the future direction of American global leadership and the role of diplomacy. Much CNAS work falls under the broader topic of foreign policy. CNAS specifically focuses on policy toward Asia and the wider Middle East region, and thinks strategically about the role of America in the world through projects on grand strategy. The Phoenix Initiative, a collective effort to provide an intellectual and policy framework for the next administration, iinitially came together three years ago on a regular basis...

Presidential Policy Directives[PPDs]Obama Administration: promulgate Presidential decisions ond national security matters.http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/ppd/index.html

2/27/09 National Security Structure Is Set: Obama Council Will Grow,http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/26/AR2009022604199_pf.html
President Obama's first presidential directive, outlining the organization of his national security structure, adds the attorney general, the secretaries of energy and homeland security, and the U.S. ambassador to the UN to the formal National Security Council. The four-page directive sketches wide input to NSC meetings.... International economic, homeland security, counterterrorism, science and technology advisers are to become "regular members" when their issues are "on the agenda of the NSC," the directive says....
The document puts national security adviser James L. Jones firmly in charge of setting the NSC agenda and communicating Obama's decisions to the others. Jones will determine when to call White House meetings of policymaking "principals" and will police implementation of assigned tasks....

2/9/09 National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones: "I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger "
Gen.Jones to the Munich Security Conference By James Jones National Security Adviser Obama Administratio Hotel Bayerischer Hof Munich, Germany February 9, 2009

10/19/10 Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power - President Obama's Trip to Asia: http://www.cnas.org/node/4950 http://www.cnas.org/monsoon
...The President knows his administration's future ultimately rests on addressing domestic issues, especially jobs and economic opportunity.  But the road to economic recovery runs through Asia. And what happens at the G-20 meeting in Korea and the APEC summit in Japan matters.  Potentially at stake is the fate of the rule-based global order that the US, with allies like Japan, has labored to build over decades.” CNAS Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security program Patrick Cronin
"The countries the President will visit on his trip to Asia - India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan - all face the same challenge: managing the rise of China. This trip is crucial because one of the ways America quietly competes with China is by showing up in the region frequently. The best effect thus far of appointments of special envoys to Israel, Palestine, Afghanistan and Pakistan is allowing Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama to concentrate ore on Asia .... the primary strategic challenge in a post-Iraq, post-Afghanistan world."CNAS Senior Fellow Robert Kaplan

Nov-Dec 2010 LEADING THRU CIVILIAN POWER, US Sect'y. of State Hillary Clinton, "Diplomacy, development and defense must work in tandem"
Today's world is a crucible of challenges testing American leadership. Global problems, from violent extremism to worldwide recession to climate change to poverty, demand collective solutions, even as power in the world becomes more diffuse. And they cannot be solved unless a nation is willing to accept the responsibility of mobilizing action. The United States is that nation.
I began my tenure as U.S. Secretary of State by stressing the need to elevate diplomacy and development alongside defense -- a "smart power" approach to solving global problems. To make that approach succeed, U.S. civilian power must be strengthened and amplified. It must, as U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has argued in these pages, be brought into better balance with U.S. military power. In a speech last August, Gates said, "There has to be a change in attitude in the recognition of the critical role that agencies like [the] State [Department] and USAID [the U.S. Agency for International Development] play . . . for them to play the leading role I think they need to play. This effort is under way. Congress has already appropriated funds for 1,108 new Foreign Service and Civil Service officers to strengthen the State Department's capacity to pursue American interests and advance American values. USAID is in the process of doubling its development staff, hiring 1,200 new Foreign Service officers with the specific skills and experience required for evolving development challenges, and is making better use of local hires at our overseas missions with deep knowledge of their countries. The Obama administration began rebuilding USAID to make it the world's premier development organization, one that fosters long-term growth and democratic governance, includes its own research arm, shapes policy and innovation, and uses metrics to ensure that our investments are cost-effective and sound.

Anti-imperialist analyses: US calling its campaign 'Arab Spring', reflecting its geopolitical restructuring objectives
The US power grab in Africa
10/21 THE ROVING EYE By Pepe Escobar, http://www.atimes.com/atimes/global_economy/mj21dj03.html
Clinton was greeted Tuesday "on the soil of free Libya" (her words) by what the NYT quaintly described as an "irregular militia" (translation: a heavily armed gang already raising hell against other heavily armed gangs), before meeting TNC chairman Mustafa Abdel-NATO (formerly known as Jalil).... she did have time to unveil a US foreign policy "secret" -- the US wants Gaddafi "dead or alive", George W Bush-style (or targeted assassination Barack Obama-style).
NATO is exercising R2P ("responsibility to protect" civilians). A few hundred soldiers and no less than 80,000 civilians bombed for weeks by NATO and the former "rebels". Only 20,000 civilians managed to escape. There's no food left. Water and electricity have been cut off. Hospitals idled. The city - under siege - is in ruins. Sirte imams issued a fatwa (decree) allowing survivors to eat cats and dogs.... Just like the murderous US offensive in Fallujah in late 2004, Sirte is being destroyed to "save it"... brought to you by NATO rebels. R2P, RIP.
It gets much nastier. Libya is just one angle of a multi-vector US strategy in Africa. Wacko presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann, during Tuesday's Republican debate in Las Vegas, may have inadvertently nailed it. Displaying her geographical acumen as she referred to Obama's new US intervention in Uganda, she said, "He put us in Libya. Now he's putting us in Africa." True, Libya is not in Africa anymore; as the counter-revolutionary House of Saud wants it, Libya has been relocated to Arabia (ideally as a restored monarchy). [digest: no accident US calls No. Africa operation "ARAB Spring, or that its newest proxy waves the royal flag of the fascist regime Ghadaffi overthrew]
As for Obama "putting us in Africa" (see Obama, King of Africa Asia Times Online, October 18, 2011), those 100 special forces in Uganda billed as "advisers" should be seen as a liquid modernity remix of Vietnam in the early 1960s that started with a bunch of "advisers" - the rest is history.
Murderous mystic crackpot Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is now a rag-tag bunch of no more than 400 warriors (they used to be over 2,000). They are on the run - and not even based in Uganda, but in South Sudan (now a Western protectorate), the Central African Republic and the long border with the Democratic Republic of Congo....
Obama's Uganda surge is also a classic Pipelineistan gambit. The possibly "billions of barrels" of oil reserves discovered recently in sub-Saharan Africa are located in the sensitive cross-border of Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo....
Unified Protector, Odyssey Dawn and all other metaphors Homeric or otherwise for the AFRICOM/NATO 40,000-plus bombing of Libya yielded the desired result; the destruction of the Libyan state and much of the country's infrastructure, to the delight of disaster capitalism vultures...
It's useful to remember that last Friday, the same day the US State Department announced it was sending "contractors" to Libya, was the day Obama announced his Uganda surge. And two days later, Kenya invaded Somalia - once again under the R2P excuse of protecting civilians from Somali jihadis and pirates. The US adventure in Somalia looks increasingly like a mix of Sophocles and the Marx Brothers. First there was the Ethiopian invasion (failed miserably). Then the thousands of Ugandan soldiers sent by Museveni to fight al-Shabaab (partially failed; after all the Washington-backed "government" barely controls a neighborhood in Mogadishu).
Now the Kenyan invasion. A measure of CIA brilliance is that its operatives have been on the ground for months alongside bundles of mercenaries. Soon some counter-insurgency hotshot in Washington praying at the altar of new CIA head David Petraeus will conclude the only solution is an army of MQ-9 Reapers to drone Somalia to death.
The big picture remains the Pentagon's AFRICOM spreading its militarized tentacles against the lure of Chinese soft power in Africa, which goes something like this: in exchange for oil and minerals, we build anything you want, don't try to sell you "democracy for dummies"....

American Flag Raised Over U.S. Embassy in Tripoli
The American flag was raised over the U.S. embassy in Tripoli a day after the U.S. ambassador returned to Libya. President Obama praised the ambassador's return to the embassy: "The American flag that was lowered before our embassy was attacked will be raised again, over a reopened American Embassy". Ambassador Gene Cretz kept a low public profile in D.C. since being brought back in January after memos he wrote were released by Wikileaks..."The old regime is over," President Obama said. NATO announced a three-month extension of its bombing campaign

Why Regime Change in Libya? (excerpts)
6/20/11 by Ismael Hossein-zadeh, http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php
Ismael Hossein-zadeh, author of The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism teaches economics at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.
Moummar Gaddafi is guilty of insubordination to the proverbial world godfather: US imperialism, and its allies... he committed the cardinal sin of challenging the unbridled reign of global capital, of not following the “guidelines” of global finance captains, the IMF, WB and WTO; of refusing to join US military alliances...of creating social safety net programs—not for giant corporations...but for the people...thus the criminal agenda of Messrs Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy, and complicit allies to overthrow or kill Mr. Gaddafi and other “insubordinate”... is part of the same agenda dismantling such programs at home. While the form, the context and the means of destruction may be different, all are part of global class warfare... by military or “non-violent” processes...after resisting the self-centered demands and onerous pressures from Western powers for more than thirty years, Gaddafi relented in 1993 and opened the Libyan economy to Western capital, carried out a number of neoliberal economic reforms, and granted lucrative business/investment deals to major oil companies of the West. But, again, like the proverbial godfather, US/European imperialism requires total, unconditional subordination...To be a real “ally,”a true “client state,” a country must grant the US the right to “guide” its economic, geopolitical and foreign policies, essentially forgo its national sovereignty. Despite economic concessions since the early 1990s, Gaddafi failed this critical test of “full compliance” with imperialist designs in the region...
For example, he resisted joining a US/NATO-sponsored military alliance in the region. Libya (along with Syria) are the only two Mediterranean nations... not subordinated to U.S. for control of the Mediterranean Sea Basin and the Middle East. Nor has Libya (or Syria) participated in NATO's almost ten-year-old Operation Active Endeavor naval patrols and exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, and neither is a member of NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue partnership which includes: Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania.
Gaddafi also refused to join the U.S.Africa Command (AFRICOM) in 2007... Such a treacherous act by Libya’s leader would sow the seeds for conflict down the road in 2011. Even a cursory reading of U.S.AFRICOM's strategic briefings shows the major thrust of its mission is containment of China.

(digest: plus US imperialist-zionism's surrogate 'israel')

High-class terrorists run US, UK and France'
As leaders demonstrate in a celebratory mood the violent death of Colonel Gaddafi, they are no less terrorists themselves, claims international consultant and author Adrian Salbuchi. Gaddafi’s death was undoubtedly a message for the whole world, as it is not just about Libya.
“We are seeing how Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State expressed it very clearly: ‘We came, we saw, he died,’ then started laughing. This is a message to the world of how this new world order model works. When they decide to change the regime, they do so with the utmost violence, and this is a whole model. First they target a country by calling it a rogue state; then they support local terrorists and call them freedom fighters; then they bring death and destruction upon civilians and call it UN sanctions. Then they spread lies and call it the International Community’s opinion expressed by Western media. Then they invade and control the country and call it liberation and finally foreign investment and reconstruction” ... “This is just the beginning of global regime change... orange alert for Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador and red alert for Syria and Iran. This is the kind of democracy US, France and Britain want for the whole world,”