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Opinions of Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Columnist: Nkrumah, Sekou

Obama Brings International State Terrorism to Ghana

Written by Sekou Nkrumah, Chairman of the Pan African Improvement Organization. He has written two books, ‘Repatriation and Pan Africanism, the Suppression of Two Movements and ‘Notes on White Supremacy and Capitalism.

Unfortunately many Ghanaians are being deceived by Barack Obama’s presidency and his scheduled tour to Ghana . Many Ghanaians think that Obama will be coming to help develop the country, provide money or establish friendly relationships with Ghana . All three reasons are far from the truth. The truth of the matter is the U.S. has economic interest in Ghana , which they must guard militarily. This economic interest and military action presupposes political control. The implementation of U.S. political control of Ghana is predicated upon terrorizing the leadership, and consequently the Ghanaian masses out of their resources.

Terrorism is defined as the use of organized intimidation systematically to evoke extreme, intense and overpowering fear with violence or the threat of violence. Obama represents a country, from its inception that waged state and international state terrorism against African countries and Ghana , aimed at intimidating them to the point of dispensing of their human and material resources; through slave raiding.

Through the Africa Command (Africom) which became fully operational October 2008, by the Bush administration, terrorism is now being carried out by Obama in Africa . Although the U.S. foreign policy makers have stated, ‘Africom is about helping Africans build greater capacity to assure their own security the actual fact is the U.S. plans to manipulate African militaries against their own people and interest.

Assuring African security is another fabrication of the truth because the U.S. has never helped Africans, much less African countries, become more secure. Africans in America have been terrorized by such groups as the Klu Klux Klan for over 100 years, and the U.S. government never took one step, passed one law, outlawing the organization, or ending the violence committed against African people. Even after chattel slavery the U.S. government facilitated the Black Codes, which supported the Klu Klux Klans reign of terror on African people.

The U.S. was conceived in terrorism by murdering over 100 million ‘Indians Indigenous People of the Western Hemisphere, and by destroying families and villages throughout Africa with the slave raid. As a consequence, Africans were enslaved for over 300 years and over 100 million Africans lost their lives in Africa, during the middle passage, and on America ‘s plantations “ NAKED TERRORISM!!!

The U.S. has supported Mobutu of Zaire (1965-1997), Houphet Boigny of Cote D’Ivoire (1960-1993), Ian Smith of Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe (1953-1980), Said Barre of Somalia (1978-1991), Arap Moi of Kenya (1978-2003), Hastings Banda of Malawi (1962-1995), Omar Bongo of Gabon (1967-2009), and the military support given to the racist apartheid regime of South Africa (1910-1994) in which hundreds of thousands of Africans were tortured, raped, and murdered in cold blood.

The (CIA) Central Intelligence Agency of the U.S. has trained and armed reactionary movements that have murdered millions of Africans. These movements are and were directed toward the overthrow of legitimate governments in Africa . For example, Jonas Savimbi of UNITA in Angola, Afonso Dhlakama of Renamo in Mozambique, and the Selous Scouts in Zimbabwe. Since 1950, there have been 186 military coups in Africa , and 26 wars with many of them inspired by the CIA. In 1966, the CIA violently overthrew our first President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Today Obama is covering up the torture by CIA interrogators in Guantanamo Bay , Cuba .

The CIA murdered Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba and aided BOSS, apartheid South Africa’s secret service, in the capture of Nelson Mandela which took 27 years of his life and forestalled the ending of apartheid. The irony of this is the U.S. labeled Nelson Mandela and other African National Congress (ANC) leadership as terrorists, while they were supporting the Apartheid government’s terrorism against Africans in Azania South Africa .

The CIA sought to overthrow the Revolutionary Republic of Guinea in 1970, by aiding the Portuguese invasion of the country, which was aimed at murdering President Sekou Toure and co-President of Guinea at the time, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. They planned to also murder the Pan Africanist and Revolutionary, Amilcar Cabral, of the African Independence Party of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands (PAIGC), Kwame Ture of the All African People’s Revolutionary Party and leader of the Black Power Movement in the U.S., and his wife Miriam Makeba, Africa’s premier revolutionary songstress”who recently died, may her soul rest in peace.

The U.S. shot down two Libyan jets on August 21, 1981, and bombed Tripoli and Benghazi on April 14, 1986, in an attempt to kill Qaddafi. The bombing killed Qaddafi’s daughter, Hanna, and were attempts to destabilize Libya (the country with the highest living standard in Africa ). In 1989, the U.S. shot down two Libyan jets. In August 1998, the U.S. launched a number of cruise missile attacks on Khartoum , Sudan , killing innocent women, children, and babies. In December 1992, the U.S. invaded Somalia with 28,000 troops, slaughtering innocent women, children, babies, and elderly people, looking for a fictitious warlord who never raised one finger against America . In April 2007, the U.S. bombed Somalia from off its coast, along with using Meles Zenawi in the same year to invade Somalia , causing untold damage to the country and the loss of many lives. The U.S. has imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe because Africans have taken their land back from a white racist illegal settler regime. Obama has continued the sanctions against Zimbabwe ‘s elected government, while he hasn’t imposed sanctions on the illegal military coup makers in Honduras , lead by General Romeo Vasquez, who was trained by the U.S. military in the ‘School of the America ‘s.

Obama is obligated to continue this U.S. foreign policy, which is international state terrorism, because he represents the American capitalist class, who has tentacles of exploitation in countries world wide. It is this interest of the capitalist class and the protection of their profits, which is the reason for all of the terroristic violence that has plagued Africa, which is what Obama will advance when he tours Ghana .

When Israel invaded Palestine in January 2009, it was with Obama’s full approval. Over 1,500 Palestinians died in one week, and hundreds of thousands have been systematically murdered and tortured over the years at the hands of the illegal white supremacist settler colonialist Zionist state of Israel .

Obama even laid a reef at the holocaust memorial in 2009 for Jews that were murdered during WWII by Hitler, although Hitler murdered them with the help of some Zionist organizations and agencies who are running the state of Israel today (read Ben Hecht’s book, Perfidy). In the same vein he has no remorse for the Palestinians who are being massacred by the terrorist state of Israel . This provides evidence of how Obama supports racism, even against African people, because he refused to allow American participation in the 2009 U.N. World Conference Against Racism, in Geneva Switzerland , because of possible condemnation of Israel for its crimes against the Palestinians and the demand for reparations by Africans for the U.S. crime of enslavement.

Obama has stepped up his war in Afghanistan by providing an additional 20,000 troops in search of the CIA trained Al Qaeda, while killing untold numbers of Afghan women, children, and babies. Obama was shooting Drone missiles into Pakistan while bribing President Zardari, which forced him to break a truce and wage a war against his own population near the Afghanistan border, in search of the Taliban. All of this is a result of U.S. international state terrorism, to satisfy the unquenchable thirst of the U.S. oil cartel. In Iraq Obama is no where near his campaign promise of pulling out U.S. troops, who are killing Iraqi’s like flies. There are hundreds of thousands that have been raped, tortured, defiled, and have lost their lives, and millions of Iraqi’s scattered throughout the Middle East as refugees.

Likewise it is clear, through Africom that Obama is planning to turn Africa into a war zone, by using international state terrorism to crush any movement by the people to take control of their resources in Africa , and distribute them equitably to the African working masses.

This is the same type of terrorism that Obama and the U.S. will bring to Ghana . By 2015, America plans on getting 50% of its oil from Africa . The Bush administration and Obama has continued his policy, which defines African oil as a ‘strategic national interest. This policy has caused, among capitalists, Africa’s status to go up in U.S. national policy and military affairs. That is, the U.S. is prepared to go to war over Africa ‘s resources in the interest of their national security. The inference is that taking Africa’s oil in the interest of U.S. national security is more important than Africa’s resources being used to provide food, clothing, housing, education and health care for Africa ‘s own citizenry.

There are over 25 different U.S. military programs organized throughout Africa which are now combined under Africom. It is established under the Pentagon with direct access to the Secretary of Defense (Robert Gates) and Joint Chiefs of Staff (Mike Mullen), which centralizes the entire operation, but causes the militarization of Africa and as a result carries out terrorism on the continent.

The military programs that set Ghana up for Obama’s terroristic activities are:

1) Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance Program (ACOTA) “ This is a program designed to engage in police operations against unarmed civilians and conventional military operations against the military of other countries. 2) International Military Education Training Program (IMET) “ It brings Ghanaian military officers to military academies in the U.S. for training. 3) U.S.S. Fort McHenry’s Port of Call “ To train Ghanaian forces in port and oil platform security. 4) Base Access Agreements for Cooperative Security Locations and Forward Operating Sites “ The U.S. has gained access to Ghana ‘s military bases and other facilities as operating bases for combat, surveillance and other military operations. 5) Africa Center for Strategic Studies “ This indoctrinates Ghanaian military officers “ It is the notorious ‘School of the America ‘s for Africa . 6) Foreign Military Sales Program “ The U.S. government provides loans to Ghana to purchase equipment through Foreign Military Financing Program (FMF). If Ghana carries out U.S. foreign policy in the country, the U.S. waives the loan. 7) Gulf of Guinea Initiative U.S. Navy Partnership Program Security “ This program trains African militaries in port and offshore oil platform security. 8) Exercise Reception Facility (ERF) “ Established to facilitate troop deployments throughout the region. This facility is a direct result of the U.S./Ghana Fuel Hub Initiative. The facility is managed by the U.S. military and located at Accra Air Force Base.

The ultimate proof that Obama is bringing international state terrorism to Ghana with Africom is recorded from a Presidential Town Hall Meeting Questionnaire in October 2007. Obama said that Africom ‘should serve to coordinate and synchronize our military activities with our other strategic objectives in Africa . And ‘there will be situations that require the United States to work with its partners in Africa to fight terrorism with LETHAL FORCE. Obama continued by saying, ‘having a unified command operating in Africa will facilitate this action. Thus Obama will not hesitate to kill, terrorize and bomb Africans in Ghana if the people rise up to take control of their resources, which will be a threat to U.S. national security interest. The Trojan horse is in place with Ghana harboring the largest U.S. embassy in Africa, and every embassy in used as a CIA headquarters to provide information to destabilize governments if they refuse to carry our U.S. foreign policy.

Ghana is indebted to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB), which imposes austerity measures that require raising fuel cost periodically. U.S. bankers who also own most oil companies have a 35% controlling interest in these international financing agencies. The companies Mobile , Exxon, and Shell, etc., distribute the oil for fuel in Ghana . Whenever the banking industry is losing money they can easily force the increase in petrol to retain their profits. This is neo-colonialism and international state economic terrorism which is superimposed on Ghana , and explains why President Atta Mills had to raise the price of petrol as soon as he assumed the presidency. The U.S. is experiencing a banking industry crisis and is on the brink of collapse.

The U.S. also has a vested interest in the oil that was found off the coast of Ghana . Their companies Kosmos Energy and Anadarko Petroleum, along with a British company, Tullow, will be taking 90% of the profits in oil revenue. This in conjunction with the 90% profits Anglo American Gold expropriates from Ghana ‘s gold mines to the U.S. These are the main reasons Obama is coming to Ghana . He is coming to oversee U.S. capitalist investments in loans, military weapon sales, oil and gold. The destruction of Ghanaian rice farmers and poultry producers, with the help of the past New Patriotic Party (NPP) regime ensures a market for American government subsidized rice growers and chicken producers. This sabotage of Ghana ‘s agriculture is imperative for a failing U.S. economy riddled with unemployment, a home loan crisis that has millions of people homeless in the U.S. , and trillions of wasted taxpayer’s dollars used to bailout the U.S. collapsing private banks. Therefore, Obama’s impossible task of preventing the unavoidable collapse of America ‘s capitalist economic system becomes the motive behind U.S. foreign policy. Therefore, as head of the CIA and Africom his upcoming tour is to terrorize Ghana out of its resources.

If the strangling and controlling of Ghana’s economy is not enough, forced IMF/World Bank loans, the manipulation of and training of Ghana’s Armed Forces against its own people, U.S. Navy warships off its coast, the establishment of makeshift military bases on Ghana’s soil, and the sale of military weaponry in not enough, then the looming threat of the use of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction is the final component in the U.S. diabolical designed system of international state terrorism directed at intimidating Ghana out of its resources. Obama is the Commander in Chief of the U.S. world wide systematic way of terrorizing Ghana at a state level.

Ghana has never attacked another nation. There has never been a terrorist attack inside Ghana , and a terrorist attack has never been launched against another country from Ghana ‘s soil. So the essential question is why is the Ghanaian military involved in so many military programs with the U.S. ? The answer is clear, Obama and the U.S. military is using state terrorism by asserting Africom’s control over Ghana’s Armed Forces against other African countries and its own people to secure America’s investments and control over Ghana’s resources.

The U.S. track record of foreign domination and neo-colonialism in Ghana , along with the CIA overthrow of our first President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the foremost advocate of the liberation and unification of Africa , is a clear display of international state terrorism. This was done to prevent President Nkrumah’s plan to form a continental government for Africa to control Africa ‘s resources and to free African people worldwide from coming into fruition. Today Obama uses international state terrorism to intimidate the current African leader from fulfilling Nkrumah’s vision of an African Union Government. This means we should welcome Obama in the same way paid agents of the CIA welcomed President Nkrumah on February 24, 1966, when he was on a peace mission to stop the U.S. war of aggression against the Vietnamese people.

There is no way Obama’s visit can deceive those of us who have eyes and are conscious of his actual motives. Obama is a 21st century house slave[1] doing the bidding for the European White Supremacist Capitalist class of an illegal settler colonial state seeking to maintain Ghana under foreign domination. Obama is no political messiah or saint, friend of Ghana or a friend of peace. He is a warmonger and a terrorist par excellence of the highest order.

[1] Obama is defined as a 21st century house slave because he is the only head of state in the annals of history who is defending a constitution that defines his wife and children as 3/5 of a human being. With a U.S. Supreme Court pen stroke his wife and her people can be turned into second class citizens.