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Isn’t it about time ….

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Isn’t it about time WE stood up for ourselves!?

Isn’t it about time we stood up to these social bullies. Told them “We ain’t taking this shit any more”. 

I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence…

~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

Isn’t it about time we collectively said …

Bollocks to your unlawful taxes

Bollocks to fighting the Jews wars

Bollocks to this Jewellian legislation

Bollocks to your vaccines

Bollocks to these elite despotic Jews!!

Let’s drop the victim mentality

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Why Continuous Focus on Balochistan?

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By Sajjad Shaukat

Although external elements have been creating unrest in various provinces of Pakistan through bomb blasts, suicide attacks, abductions, target killings, ethnic and sectarian violence, yet situation in the province of Balochistan has deteriorated where these sinister activities have intensified. In this regard, the civil government and the Supreme Court of Pakistan have continuously been focusing on Balochistan in order to redress the grievances of the Baloch people, while paying attention on the missing persons.

On May 29, this year, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani chaired a high-level meeting about missing persons and law and order situation in Balochistan. Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who also attended the meeting said that Army backs political solution to Balochistan, and assured full cooperation of the armed forces and Frontier Corps (FC) in relation to the missing persons. He elaborated, “not a single solider of army is involved in any military operation in the province.” However, it was decided to form a six-member steering committee to look into the growing incidents of forced disappearances in Balochistan.

During his recent visit to Balochistan, Prime Minister Gilani said that the government has opened engagement with Baloch leadership for maintenance of peace and resolution of the grievances of the people, and hopes to mainstream them in national politics. He pointed out on June 3 that they only needed opportunities by stating, “On the demand of the Balochistan government, we increased their share in the 7th National Finance Commission Award (NFC) to Rs. 120 billion from Rs. 40 billion, gave provincial autonomy under the 18th Amendment in the constitution, initiated Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan through which thousands of jobless youth were given jobs, and took practical steps for empowering the people of Balochistan on their resources.”

Gilani remarked that he has instructed the Balochistan chief secretary to identify 35,000 graduates of Balochistan who will be given jobs—1,500 jobs of Federal Levies Force have already been provided to Balochistan, while 1,500 more would be sanctioned for the Baloch youth. The prime minister further pointed out that the federal government has allocated Rs. 6 billion for scholarships to Baloch youth and created opportunities for them to get education in prime institutes of the country.

On October 11, last year, while addressing, the passing-out parade in Quetta, Prime Minister Gilani appreciated various efforts of the Pak Army in alleviating the people of Balochistan for ensuring best possible training to bring the youth into the national mainstream.

In fact, Pak Army set up a number of schools, colleges and institutes of technical training so as to provide thousands of Balochis with job opportunities, and to eliminate their sense of deprivation.

On the other hand, the Supreme Court was informed by the Attorney General of Pakistan Irfan Qadir on June 4 that a committee of law enforcement agencies was formed for the issues of Balochistan including the matter of missing persons. He also said that another committee was constituted to negotiate with political leaders. During the hearing, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja observed that it was a serious matter, if international agencies were defaming the FC, and urged the organisation to expose their conspiracies.

It is worth-mentioning that on June 2, FC Inspector General Maj-Gen. Obaidullah Khan Khattak informed the media that millions of rupees were being spent to spread unrest in Balochistan, adding that over 30 militant training camps had been set up across the border in Afghanistan to launch terrorist and anti-state activities in Balochistan. He revealed that teachers, doctors and many civilians have fallen prey to targeted killings—over 100,000 people had migrated from the province due to worsening law and order and about 550 incidents of terrorism have taken place in the province so far this year of which several separatist groups have claimed responsibilities.

He disclosed that foreign powers had their eyes on the province as part of a well-planned conspiracy, hatched for propaganda against the FC and intelligence agencies. He explained that during the last three months, FC posts were attacked in which several soldiers lost their lives. He also said, “FC has been fighting to give normal life to people and ensure security of development projects, main highways, dams, mines and oil and gas installations.”

In fact, the agents of American CIA, Indian RAW and Israeli Mosssad are well-penetrated in the foreign and Pakistani media, various NGOs and human rights organisations which are being used for vile propaganda against Pak Army and intelligence agencies, especially Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in connection with the disappeared people. In this context, rallies are being organized intermittently by Baloch human rights groups in UK and USA, which raise false allegations such as inhuman torture and extrajudicial murder of the Baloch intellectuals by the Pakistani army and ISI.

Reality behind the human rights violations and the disappeared people in Balochistan is that a number of these persons have gone to Afghanistan and India. Some of them were murdered by foreign secret agencies in order to implicate Pak Army and ISI. Even Balach Marri was killed in Afghanistan. Notably, since 2001, a majority of Pakistanis also left for Afghanistan for Jehad purposes, without informing their families, while many Balochis also joined the Jahadi groups. Most of the people were abducted by the miscreants in Balochistan, and then taken to Afghanistan for ransom.

In this respect, Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and another group, Jundollah (God’s soldiers) which have been fighting for secession of the province gets logistic support from CIA and RAW. Their militants kidnapped and killed many innocent people. Many persons in Balochistan have also been killed in bomb blasts and suicide attacks. On a number of occasions, BLA, Jundollah and other separatist groups claimed responsibility for these criminal activities. Besides, disappeared individuals are also in the detention centres (Farrari Camps) which are being run by Baloch feudal lords (Sardars). With the support of US-led India and Israel, these Sardars are fighting for their so-called prestige, status and influence, and want to continue old system of feudalism in the province.

It is mentionable that on February 8, 2012, the hearing of the US Congress Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired by Dana Rohrabacher discussed target killings and human rights violations in Balochistan, blaming Pakistan’s security agencies. He also favoured an independent Balochistan. It has exposed US support to the Baloch separatists who are responsible for missing persons.

Nevertheless, the case of missing persons of Balochistan is part of secret strategic game against Pakistan. Particularly, Balochistan’s geo-strategic location with Gwadar seaport, connecting rest of the world with Central Asia has irked the eyes of America and India because China has already invested billion of dollars to develop this seaport. However, it is due to multiple strategic designs that the US which signed a nuclear deal with India in 2008, seeks to control Balochistan in containing China and subduing Iran. This is also owing to the mineral resources of Balochistan—especially gold and copper that US-led India and Israel have accelerated their subversive acts in Balochistan.

It is notable that in August, 2011, US ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter had requested Pakistan government for opening a US consulate in Balochistan. But knowing the real intentions of America, Islamabad had flatly rejected the offer.

This is regrettable that without taking cognisance of the facts, some leaders of political parties, particularly of PML-N have always accused Pak Army and superior agency, ISI for the disappeared persons, while focusing on Balochistan. The main aim of these political elements is to increase their vote bank by misguiding the general masses.

So, it is our misfortune that instead of stating real facts, our own media, so-called NGOs, human rights groups and some political elements spread disinformation about the missing persons of Balochistan, accusing country’s key security institutions by further strengthening the hands of the US, India and Israel which want to ‘destabilise’,  ‘denuclearise’ and disintegrate Paksitan.

Notably, on June 2011, a two-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by the former Justice Javed Iqbal had remarked that NGOs exaggerated figures of missing persons, but failed to provide details about them. He elaborated that these NGOs were just spreading sensationalism. Observing the critical situation, Justice Javed Iqbal decided to visit Balochistan. Recently, he again repeated his views.

Nonetheless, it is due to anti-Pakistan external elements that they seek to keep deteriorated situation of Balochistan in limelight through their propaganda. While some of our internal entities have also created the ‘stereotypes’ among the general masses about Pak Army and ISI by continuously focusing on Balochistan regarding the aggravated law and order situation including the missing persons.

Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations

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Drugs & Prostitution Rampant in US High Schools

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Sex and drugs proliferate

at many US high schools,

says a veteran teacher. 

by Nathan Patrick Henry

(The author was a high school teacher for 18 years.)

Sexual activity at public schools campuses is more common than thought.

Our young people are so inundated by it, many consider sexual acts in the same category as handshakes. They do it openly in classrooms and cafeterias, using smart-phones to share the experience.

For drugs, “little boys and girls” will do nearly anything. Prostitution has become a big money maker.

Prostitution is safe for a couple of reasons. While selling drugs is a crime, prostitution is difficult to prove.

School administrators especially will not touch homosexual prostitution with a ten foot pole. To criticize homosexuality in any way is the new anathema.

A male teacher complained about abusive behavior from a homosexual boy. The principal threatened the teacher to shut him up.

Where I worked, at an inner city school in Houston, boys and girls were pimped to students and adults. Any sexual flavor was available. Rendezvous were arranged just off campus for predators who wanted to abuse kids.

One pimp on our campus arranged for a girl to orally service a boy in the restroom. He also charged spectators to watch. This incident was caught by a teacher, but this pimp’s business continued to thrive.

A disgusting cross-dressing homosexual has been repeatedly caught in the act. He carries a straight razor and threatens everyone knowing he is “untouchable” under the shield of political correctness. In one week an Assistant Principal caught eight sex acts on the campus and did nothing of consequence.

FACULTY

Many school faculty members are immoral as well. Sex between faculty and students is more frequent than people believe. Young teachers are only a few years older than their students and many have no qualms about having sex with them.

My school terminated four teachers for this in one year and covered it up. My principal was a sexual predator who was forced to retire. He had already done the same thing at two schools. Was it criminal to hire him a third time?

Just recently, a 27 year old teacher was caught in a relationship with her 16- year-old student in Washington State. We hear about this over and over again. I would estimate that for every incident  that is reported the schools cover up about four or five.

DRUGS

The police estimated that an average $30K of drugs were sold each month.

Everything from pot to heroine was available. The recent trend is the pharmaceuticals like “bars,” and hydrocodone. More recently the “legal” but lethal substances like “spice” and “bath soaps” are being used. Kids sit in class in zombie states on these drugs.

Drugs inundate our student populations, even among our advanced-placement kids. Young people are hard pressed to find friends not involved.

Teachers are buying drugs from students. How can a disciplined educational relationship between teachers and students exist?

I had a student confide that he got stoned every day, went to math class, and fell asleep. He passed with flying colors. No child left behind? This practice is widespread. We produce what the welfare state needs. This is hardly an accident.

CONCLUSION

Some of the finest young teachers I have known did not last two years in the field.

They could see no value in fighting a morally bankrupt system that rewards evil.

With a few exceptions the teachers who last are the ones who are incapable of independent thought.

My career has suffered for my refusal to participate in the annihilation our kids’ souls.  If Vladimir Lenin could see our schools he could verify that we have perfected the educational system that John Dewey borrowed from him.

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“Israel is Not America”—Zionist Supremacists Defend African Expulsions

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The astonishing Zionist Supremacist hypocrisy on illegal immigration—where they support it for all nations except Israel—has taken on new heights with the announcement that “America is not Israel” by a leading Israeli journalist.

Writing in the Ynet news service opinion section, well-known commentator Raanan Shaked (who earlier wrote of how he supported Barack Obama) said that Israel has a “right to expel” Africans “despite unpleasant images.”

The article goes on to state that “Israel isn’t America.

“And now, when they reached the 60,000 mark, we’re waking up. We are now recalling that Israel’s statue of liberty never included the famous words: “Give me your tired, your poor…the wretched…the homeless.” No, it’s the American Statue of Liberty that makes this explicit promise,” Shaked wrote.

The hypocrisy is astonishing: the original Statue of Liberty contained no such “promise.” The statue was  dedicated on October 28, 1886, a gift from France on the 100th anniversary of American independence, and had no such words attached to it.

The words to which Shaked refers are lines from a poem, “The New Colossus” by the Jewess Emma Lazarus which were only attached on a bronze plaque mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1903.

In other words, the claim that America was to welcome “the wretched refuse of your teeming shore” is a Jewish demand upon America, and not the original intention of the Statue of Liberty.

The astonishing turn of events—where Zionists now use a poem written by one of their co-religionists to claim that “Israel is not America” and thereby justify their breach of international conventions on refuges (to which they were signatories) is breathtaking.

Once again, it is one law for all Gentiles, and another law for the Jewish Supremacists.

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Zio-Nazi Rgime Builds Concentration Camps “Infiltrators”

The Zio-Nazi regime has announced that 25,000 “holding cells” will be built for “infiltrators”—a move, which, if duplicated in any other country on earth, would instantly have the Jewish lobbies wailing about “concentration camps.”

According to a report in the Israeli news service Ynet,the Zio-Nazi Defense Ministry “says all new infiltrators will be sent to one of five holding facilities from now on.”

Using the phrase “infiltrators” as a fact (obviously in accordance with instructions from above), all IsraHell news sources have presented the flood of African refugees entering IsraHell as a threat to the “Jewish nature” of IsraHell.

At the same time, Jewish lobbies across the western world have been at the forefront of promoting mass immigration to those nations.

The new facilities will be placed under the jurisdiction of the Nazi Camp’s Service and Ministry of the Interior.

Meanwhile, the construction of a fence on the Egyptian border continues at a speed of one kilometer per day. According to the Defense Ministry, 95% of the fence will be completed by October of this year. More than 170 kilometers have already been built so far.

Ynet news continues: “Devised by Defense Ministry Director Udi Shani in conjunction with the Zio-Nazi army, the plan aims to see all new infiltrators sent directly to holding facilities, where they will spend long periods of times.

Three new facilities are set to be built in the Keziot compound and join the Prison Service’s Saharonim holding facility and Keziot prison. According to the Defense Ministry’s statement, the preparation of water, sewage and electricity infrastructure is at an advanced stage.

Construction of the fence is set to be complete by early 2013. More than 100 contractors who won Defense Ministry contracts are working simultaneously along the Egypt border, operating 480 pieces of heavy machinery.

In a special meeting on the issue, Zio-Nazi Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu listed steps which he said were meant to “solve the infiltrator problem,” including construction of holding facilities and sanctions against employers of infiltrators.

He noted that Interior Minister Zio-Nazi Eli Yishai is preparing the “removal of the infiltrators” and that the internal security minister will aim to arrest criminal infiltrators in the Tel Aviv area.

“These means and others will start to reverse the trend and we will begin to solve it. It’s a tough problem but we’re handing it,” Zio-Nazi Netanyahu said.

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Jewish Supremacists Attempt to Deny Genetic Basis of Judaism

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The realization that scientific evidence which proves that Jews are a distinct genetically-based race instead of a “religious group” has provoked a hysterical counter-reaction by leading Zionists in Israel who have resorted to denying the reality of DNA to cover up overt Jewish racism.

One recent example, published in the Haaretz newspaper in Israel, written by Israeli university academic Dr. Samuel Lebens, said that if the claims that “Jews are a race, then Zionism is racism.

“If the Jews are a race, then parents who don’t want their children to intermarry are racists,” Dr. Lebens wrote—quite truthfully.

For that reason, he goes on to argue that Jews are “not a race,” but a “nation,” an argument which many Jewish Supremacists use to try and dodge the obvious contradiction of pretending to be “anti-racist” while at the same time supporting Jewish racial purity and the right of Israel to be a Jews-only state—with the definition of who is a Jew being determined solely by ancestry, i.e. by genetic descent.

Dr Lebens’s denials, and those of other Jewish Supremacists, have been provoked by a new book written by a Jewish professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, Harry Ostrer, called “Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People.”

Dr. Ostrer claims that Jews are different, and the differences are not just skin deep. Jews exhibit, he writes, a distinctive genetic signature. Ostrer sees it as central to Jewish identity.

Geneticists have long been aware that certain diseases, from breast cancer to Tay-Sachs, disproportionately affect Jews.

Ostrer, who is also director of genetic and genomic testing at Montefiore Medical Center, goes further, maintaining that Jews are a homogeneous group with all the scientific trappings of what is called a “race.”

Because of their history of inmarriage and cultural isolation, imposed or self-selected, Jews were considered by gentiles (and usually referred to themselves) as a “race.”

Scholars from Josephus to Disraeli proudly proclaimed their membership in “the tribe.”

Ostrer divides his book into six chapters representing the various aspects of Jewishness: Looking Jewish, Founders, Genealogies, Tribes, Traits and Identity.

About 80% of Jewish males and 50% of Jewish females trace their ancestry back to the Middle East. The rest entered the “Jewish gene pool” through conversion or intermarriage. Those who did intermarry often left the faith in a generation or two, in effect pruning the Jewish genetic tree.

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Zio-Nazi Extremist Power in Washington DC: Zio-Nazi President Gets Medal of Freedom

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In yet another blatant display of Zio-nazi extremist control over the White House and the American government, zio-Nazi  Shimon Peres has been presented with the Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, during a formal dinner at the White House.

Zio-Nazi Peres, who has overseen many of the worst of Zio-Nazi human rights violations and is credited with creating Nazi illegal weapons of mass destruction nuclear arsenal, was praised by president Obama as “the essence of Israel itself — an indomitable spirit that will not be denied.”
The U.S. president also praised Zio-Nazi Peres as the symbol of the decades-long alliance between the United States and IsraHell.

“Shimon knows the necessity of strength, as Ben-Gurion (first prime minister of Israel) said, ‘An Israel capable of defending herself, which cannot be destroyed, can bring peace nearer,’ so he has worked with every American president since John F. Kennedy. That’s why I have worked with  Prime Minister Netanyahu, to ensure that the security cooperation between the United States and Israel is closer and stronger than it has ever been. Because the security of the State of Israel is non-negotiable and the bonds between us are unbreakable.”
In his acceptance speech, Zio-Nazi Peres praised Mr. Obama for “his lasting friendship” towards the Jewish state.

“I receive this honor today, on behalf of the people of Israel, they are the true recipients of this honor, with this moving gesture, you are paying Mr. President a tribute, to generations upon generations of Jews who dreamed of, fought for, a state of their own, a state that would give them a shelter, as state that they could really defend by themselves.”

The astonishing hypocrisy –that Jews can claim a racially-based state for themselves, and be praised for it—while any other nation wishing to assert that same right is attacked and vilified by those same Jewish Supremacists, illustrates perfectly their power over the US and western governments, and over the mass media.

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Johan Galtung on Jews

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By Professor Kevin MacDonald.

Johan Galtung is a prominent Norwegian academic, the founder of the field of peace studies and author of more than 100 books and more than 1000 scholarly papers. He has also been officially labeled an anti-Semite as a result of recent statements, at least some of which are sensible.
Galtung believes that historical anti-Semitism is based at least partly on Jewish behavior: On the rise of anti-Jewish attitudes in Germany during the 1920s, he says that it was “not unproblematic that Jews had key niches in a society humiliated by defeat at Versailles.”

He distinguishes between predicting anti-Jewish behavior and justifying it: “In no way, absolutely no way, does this justify the atrocities. But it created anti-Semitism that could have been predicted.” In the same way, he argues that medieval pogroms were motivated by the role of Jews in usury: “The Jews played a role in demanding payment from indebted peasants.”

This of course violates the dogma that all anti-Jewish attitudes and behavior are completely irrational—the result of things like Christian religious ideology or individual psychopathology rather than reality-based conflicts of interest. In the modern world, Galtung claims that “The Jews control U.S. media, and divert for the sake of Israel.”

“Six Jewish companies control 96% of the media,” wrote Galtung. He included the names of journalists, publishers, TV networks, and movie studios, that he claims are controlled by Jews. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was also included on the list. “He’s not Jewish, but many of the people under him are,” wrote Galtung, in reference to Murdoch. “Many of them are fanatically pro-Israel,” he pointed out. Immediately following these claims, Galtung wrote that “seventy percent of the professors at the 20 most important American universities are Jewish.” Galtung bases his doctrine on an article written by William Luther Pierce, founder of the “National Alliance,” a white supremacist organization.

In a later article defending his position, Galtung provides some great quotes, as from Ruth Wisse of Harvard: “to young Jewish journalists, that they should not ‘see themselves as seekers after wisdom and truth, but as part of the Israeli Defense Forces’ (13/02/12).”

The issue of the loyalty of American Jews is a canard??

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Jewish Children Taught that ‘Associating with Palestinian is Dangerous’

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In yet another example of outrageous Jewish Supremacist hypocrisy, a primer for end-of-school examinations at schools in Israel has included a suggestion that warns young Jews that the “association of Jewish girls with Arabs is liable to undermine their right to life and security.”

Imagine any state in the world issuing a textbook to its schools “warning that associating with Jews was dangerous.” The same Jewish Supremacists would be in uproar, screaming “anti-Semitism” and calling for immediate action against such a state.

According to the Haaretz newspaper, a primer for the civics matriculation (bagrut ) exam that was administered Monday suggested as an answer to a practice question that “the association of Jewish girls with Arabs is liable to undermine their right to life and security.”

The book, published by Reches Educational Projects, is one of many such volumes pupils use to prepare for the exams. These primers are popular because they review specific topics that the Education Ministry has announced will be tested in a given subject.

In this volume there is a sample question that presents the following topic for pupils to address:

“A recently published letter, written by the wives of rabbis, calls on Jewish girls to keep their distance from Arabs. There are those who support this letter, while there are others who argue that the letter is improper.”

The pupils are asked to express their opinion on the issue and back their opinion up with two arguments based on concepts in civics.

As part of a correct answer in support of the letter, the book suggests the following argument: “Jewish girls associating with Arabs is liable to lead to romantic relationships and even to marriage. This assimilation of Jewish girls with members of the Arab minority will undermine the preservation of a Jewish majority in the State of Israel.”

As a second argument it suggests: “Jewish girls associating with Arabs is liable to endanger their safety for nationalist reasons, and is liable to undermine their right to life and security.”

Keren Stein, one of the primer’s authors, said that the answers in the book were “samples whose sole intention was to demonstrate how to write an argument; there was no intent to insult any population in Israel.”

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The Pentagon’s Last Frontier: Battle-Hardened Troops Headed To Africa

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By Rick Rozoff
Global Research

After the U.S. begins to wind down more than ten consecutive years of combat, mainly counterinsurgency, operations in what has variously been labeled the Broader, Greater and New Middle East, war-tested troops are being prepared for redeployment to Africa and Latin (largely South) America.*

Last September President Barack Obama hailed the five million U.S. soldiers that have served in the so-called global war on terror, what he called the 9/11 generation, in the preceding decade.

American commanders issue regular statements that war-time experience in Afghanistan and Iraq has trained the armed forces for new operations in other parts of the world: Africa, Latin America, those parts of the Middle East so far not undermined and attacked, the Balkans-Black Sea-Caucasus arc and the Asia-Pacific region.

On June 8 the Gannett newspaper chain’s Army Times cited the commander of U.S. Army Africa, Major General David Hogg, disclosing that a brigade-size force of U.S. troops – 3,000 “and likely more” – will begin regular deployments to the African continent beginning next year.

As a component of U.S. Army Africa’s “regionally aligned force concept,” the American military personnel will concentrate on training the armed forces of U.S. Africa Command’s new military allies – which have grown to include all 54 African nations except for Eritrea, Sudan and Zimbabwe after the overthrow of the governments of Ivory Coast and Libya last year – and, in Pentagonese, to advise, assist, partner, enable and mentor in counterinsurgency campaigns like those currently underway in Mali, Somalia and Central Africa.

As Africa is (along with South America) alone in not yet being the site of extensive and sustained U.S. military deployments, according to Hogg “As far as our mission goes, it’s uncharted territory”; in the words of Army Times, Africa is “the Army’s last frontier.”

The latter source stated the initial 3,000-troop- plus initiative is “a pilot program that assigns brigades on a rotational basis to regions around the globe.”

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is a unified combatant command whose respective components are U.S. Army Africa (based in Vicenza, Italy), U.S. Naval Forces Africa (Naples, Italy), U.S. Air Forces Africa (Ramstein Air Base, Germany), U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa and U.S. Special Operations Command Africa (the last two at the Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany where AFRICOM headquarters is located).

It has taken over regular U.S. military training and other exercises in Africa like Operation Flintlock, Africa Endeavor, Natural Fire and African Lion. This year’s Flintlock, one of fourteen major AFRICOM exercises scheduled for 2012, was canceled because of the coup in Mali.

In addition, over the past decade the Pentagon has maintained a multi-service (Army, Marine, Air Force and Navy) detachment of as many 3,000 service members, along with armored vehicles, aircraft and drones, at Camp Lemonnier in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti where AFRICOM’s Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa is based.

The U.S. military also has training centers and forward, logistics, drone and other bases and camps in Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and elsewhere.

Five years ago U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa launched the Africa Partnership Station program which in the interim has brought U.S. warships to every African coastal country except for those in North Africa (the province of the Naples, Italy-based U.S. Sixth Fleet), Ivory Coast (which since the “regime change” of last year is now a candidate for inclusion), Somalia (because of the ongoing armed conflict there), Eritrea (considered to be governed by a “rogue regime”) and Madagascar (due to the last three years’ political instability) . Naval forces from Washington’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies are integrated into the initiative.

This March the U.S. Air Forces Africa’s complementary African Partnership Flight was inaugurated during an exercise in Ghana.

Last year the Obama administration announced an initial deployment of 100 special forces troops to Uganda, Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan for counterinsurgency operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army. The number of troops and the range and nature of missions will undoubtedly widen in the future.

As the Pentagon’s main expeditionary branch, the U.S. Marine Corps has been especially active in Africa in recent months.

Last month Associated Press reported that “drawing on lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, ” U.S. Marines joined American military contractors at a remote base in Uganda to train local soldiers in combat skills, including house-to-house fighting, under the auspices of the State Department’s Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance program (which “includes marksmanship, urban warfare and explosives handling”) with a budget of $3.8 million this year.

U.S.-based Military Professional Resources Inc. is under contract to run the program at the Ugandan base, which also includes the participation of British and French military personnel. According to the report, the private contractors “all are ex-military and most have had experience in either Iraq or Afghanistan. ”

The training is to prepare Ugandan troops for fighting in Somalia, where thousands of Ugandan and Burundian troops have been airlifted by NATO since 2010.

The Marines are assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, which was established in October of last year, is based at the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily and has been deployed to Uganda and Burundi for the Somali mission.

The commander of AFRICOM, General Carter Ham, was quoted in a Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force press release as stating:

“One of our primary foci is support of African nations who are willing and able to provide forces to the African Union Mission in Somalia [AMISOM], and other peacekeeping operations. In support of the State Department’s Global Peace Operations Initiatives and the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance programs, we provide military mentors to support pre-deployment training. We work extensively with the nations of Uganda and Burundi as they provide the majority of forces to AMISOM to date.”

The U.S. Marine Corps website reported that the unit’s African deployment — which “could become more commonplace as troop levels in Afghanistan drop in line with an approaching 2014 combat mission end date” – is part of a broader redeployment of Marines abroad:

“Already, a separate Marine Air Ground Task Force is planned for the Asia-Pacific region with troops basing in Darwin, Australia. The Black Sea Rotational Force first stood up in 2010 and is tasked with similar regional security partnership missions with southern and central European countries.”

Seventy-seven U.S. Marines are currently in Mozambique training troops from the host country as part of an Africa Partnership Station mission.

In April 1,200 U.S. Marines led the annual bilateral African Lion exercise in Morocco.

When AFRICOM achieved full operational capability on October 1, 2008 it became the first U.S. overseas regional military command established after the Cold War (since U.S. Central Command was created in 1983).

Washington, in its plan to achieve military presence throughout and superiority over the rest of the world, reserved Africa for last. Now its hour, too, has arrived.

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