Somalia appears to be UK’s next target for Libya-style intervention
By Madison Ruppert
Editor of End the Lie
December 24, 2011
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has declared that Somalia is a so-called “failed state” and thus a threat to British interests, signaling what might be the next target in the global imperialistic crusade carried out under the guise of humanitarianism.
Since the British government – as absurd as it may seem – actually considers the NATO mission in Libya a success, it is now searching for the next target.
I have been speculating for some time that it would be Syria, but thanks to strong opposition in the United Nations Security Council from China and Russia, it appears that foreign intervention for supposed humanitarian ends has been averted, at least for the time being.
Iran also seemed like a logical target for the globalist war machine, but due to their relatively strong military and strategic ties, it appears that it is a somewhat contentious issue.
However, Somalia is a much easier target seeing that it does not have the massive military infrastructure nor numerous alliances which would help deter a foreign assault.
Not to mention the fact that Somalia has been wracked by civil wars, famine, natural disasters and other significant problems which make it a relatively weak target.
Most importantly, as Jeremy Corbin, a Labor MP and United Kingdom “Stop the War” coalition activist pointed out to RT, Somalia is quite a resource rich nation.
“You usually find when the military strategists are planning a long-term intervention somewhere, they are looking at geological maps first and looking at political maps second,” Corbin said.
“And the oil, the gas is one of the biggest issues,” Corbin added.
The Pakistan Observer also rightly points to their stores of other important and highly valuable natural resources like uranium, iron, and zinc.
However, they fail to mention some other notable resources which Somalia has an abundance of which include frankincense, myrrh, resins and gums, charcoal, agricultural products like bananas, sugar, sorghum, corn along with fish and other livestock like cattle, goats, sheep and camels.
The main Somali industries are sugar refining, textiles, livestock, the transfer of money and telecommunications.
It is clear that Somalia has a great deal of resources to be exploited and industries which could be even further monopolized by corporate interests, just as we have seen in Libya.
The modus operandi has become the following: manufacture a crisis of some sort to justify intervention, bomb the target nation into the Stone Age and then bring in corporate locusts to exploit the destruction for their own ends.
Arguably the most lucrative resource in Somalia is the immense oil reserves, which according to Range Resources have “gross best estimated prospective resources of over 300 million barrels each [in two selected drilling locations as of December 2011], based on internal operator estimates.”
World Bank reports have also indicated that in the Puntland Province alone, from which the two drilling sites could produce 600 million barrels in total, have a potential production ability of between 5 and 10 billion barrels of oil.
Of course this is all being done under the auspices of fighting terrorism, something which all of my readers likely find laughable at best, given the fact that these globalist interventions end up killing more civilians than any terrorist group could ever hope to.
The UK’s International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell claimed that putting boots on the ground is out of the question, while also saying that it is one of the “most dysfunctional countries in the world.”
He claimed, “It is a place from which emanates piracy, drug running, this weight of people trying to come to a more attractive economic shore,” adding, “There are probably more British passport holders engaged in terrorist training in Somalia than in any other country in the world.”
Once again the specter of terrorism raises its ugly head as justification for globalists raping the natural resources and people of another impoverished nation, indicating that the neo-colonialist push in Africa is going stronger than ever.
All we can do is hope that this intervention is not nearly as brutal as those seen in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere.
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