“Starvation happens not because this is Africa, or the Congo, it is because we are witnessing the most devastating example of predatory capitalism and heartless, absolute greed, combined with a spiritual crises—in the “first” world—of unprecedented proportions.” -Keith Harmon Snow “I came here to help the folks and seek work, but the more I learn the more FUBAR this place appears to be.” -African aid worker
DECONSTRUCTING THE DEMIURGE:
"The Gilded Index of Far-Reaching Ruin"
II: Congo Redux
For G.W. Williams, William Sheppard, Edmund Morel, Roger Casement & Keith Harmon Snow and for the people, past and present, of Congo
“…[T]he hypocrisy…of having three battalions Of the Pentagon “trained” Rwandan Defense Force Operating in Darfur While the RDF is openly backing Laurent Nkunda’s occupation proxy force in Congo. Or the UPDF—having received fresh military training by U.S. covert forces — Shipped to Somalia. Without a doubt, “A few well-placed arrests—beginning in Washington, Frankfurt, London, New York and Brussels— Would redress the problem… of crimes against humanity everywhere.” John Kennedy had presented Mobutu with a private plane. Those cool spring nights on Mobutu’s yacht, Protected by Buisine and Israeli mercenary Meir Meyouhas— With their regiment of crack black intelligence operatives--- The President of Zaire received his guests--- Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; Vice-President George H.W. Bush; Ambassadors Andrew Young and Jean Kirkpatrick; And CIA mercenary Frank Carlucci. After all, the U.S. had been the first country To recognize King Leopold’s claim to Congo Leopold’s and Stanley’s and now Mobutu’s proxied Congo Where G.W. Williams was moved to coin The phrase “crimes against humanity” What the Mongo called “the overwhelming.” Diamond tycoon Maurice Templesman dined often With Mobutu on the Kamanyola, Sometimes with his lover, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Often with his Zaire-based diamond agents like Jerry Funk or James Barnes, And with De Beers agents like Nicky Oppenheimer or Nick Davenport. The Templesman and De Beers empires exist Today in Congo in their modern forms, Walter Kansteiner III, one of the shadiest architects of Congo’s troubles, Son of a Chicago coltan trader, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa under G.W. Bush And former “National Security” insider and Member of the Department of Defense Task Force on Strategic Minerals Under Bill Clinton who at The Forum for International Policy In October of 1996 advocated partitioning Zaire Into smaller states based on the colonial expired canard of ethnic lineage, The ‘o-bleak’ ancestry of coltan, copper, oil and diamonds, While K.’s lieutenant Kabila was on the march; With their major assignment, to balkanize Congo Then as now, behind the current scripted chaos of And media encryption about the Great Lakes region. Conflicts within the U.S.—between the Department of State, Pentagon and Intelligence agencies— Collateralized in regional warfare on the ground In Sudan, Uganda, Somalia, Congo et al. Kansteiner trustee of the Africa Wildlife Foundation— Another profit-based “conservation” corporation tied to Conservation International, The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and The Jane Goodall Institute— Entities who front gorilla and chimp protection Yet hide deeper agendas---mines and derricks, “Barrick Gold one of AWF’s premier sponsors As well as Richard Leakey’s paramilitary front organization, Wildlife Direct, and the Africa Conservation Fund, A shadowy Washington D.C. cover. Leakey receiving 24,000 pounds a month from the Kenyan government As dictated by the IMF and the World Bank. And Kansteiner, a director of the precious metal firm Titanium Resources Group, A company tied to Sierra Rutile Ltd, A firm pivotal to the bloodshed in Sierra Leone. Sierra Rutile Ltd. director Sir Sam Jonah, who is also A director for Moto Gold, helped finance Rwandan RCD rebel groups in Congo While he was a CEO of Ashanti Goldfields.” Sierra Rutile, owned by Max and Jean-Raymond Boulle And Robert Friedland, “Friends of Slick Willy” Who are linked to clandestine networks of offshore holdings And front companies involved in weapons trafficking, drug smuggling, Money laundering and human rights atrocities From Burma to the Congo to Mongolia. The Congo Free State concessions Anglo-Belgian India Rubber Company; The 'Anversoise' held the State as the majority shareholder. As well as Crown Domain around the Leopold Lake, The private property of Leopold of Sachsen Coburg Gotha And run by the civil service. Even the French Congo’s Mpoko concession yielded Half its share of capital to the Belgians; After Jean Jadot’s bungle in China in 1906 He became director of Société Générale, And three licensed companies designed To further exploit Congo’s mineral resources: The Union Minière du Haut-Katanga, Société Internationale Forestière et Minière du Congo (Forminière) And La Compagnie du Chemin de Fer du Bas-Congo au Katanga And because of their managerial and technological expertise, Leopold promoted British and American involvement in the companies Including Morel’s employer Elder Dempster. But limited to ivory, timber, diamonds, rubber, cotton, coffee, Palm oil, gold, copper and a few other minerals, Hardly the envy of the modern corporate technological kleptocracy With their catalogue of metals alone running to 88. And Europe mimicked Leopold’s successful business model With Corvee labor and slavery in French Congo, Portuguese Angola, And the German Cameroons “Most of us know the red, and perhaps the brown, shares Of the Société des Mines d’Or de Kilo Moto,” Once Joseph Mobutu’s private mine With western interlocuters from Brussels , Houston and Tel Aviv--- Yves Le Norvan and the Damseau family; Roger Lemaire; And Israeli military agent, David Agnon. To outflank reconstruction, J.T. Morgan introduced a Senate resolution In support of Leopold’s Congo claims, First sending a draft to Henry Sanford, And like any lobbyist seeing a chance Sanford added Land “drained by the Congo River” “[I]ts tributaries and adjacent rivers” e.g. All of Central Africa. The present Moto Gold Mining “lease”--- A massive land grab corruptly obtained— With Siemens and Ken Overseas in the syndicate, And Siemens director Tiego Moseneke Also a director of PetroSA, a new South African oil firm Poaching Congo concessions on Lake Albert. Ken Overseas…involved in the Minière de Bakwanga (MIBA) diamond mines In Congo’s Mbuji-Mayi province, the same Ken Overseas Who’s allied in a MIBA mining consortium linked To Belgian tycoon Philippe de Moerloose And Israeli mining magnate Dan Gertler; both arms traffickers Providing transnational poachers their requisite security. “The treaties must be brief,” the King told Stanley, “And [they] must grant us everything.” And Leopold put Oxford scholar, Sir Travis Twiss, on the payroll to legitimate The right of private companies to act as if they were sovereign countries When making treaties with native chiefs. And Museveni co-chaired the shell Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa A front for multinational corporations Along with USAID A Christian-based “soft policy” wing of the Pentagon That uses food as a weapon under the guise of charity. The Senate report declared, “that no barbarous people have So readily adopted the fostering care of benevolent enterprise As have the tribes of the Congo…” Foley and Hoag LLP, 1875 K Street Where this writer used to clean offices Promoting the partnership to accelerate hunger and poverty in Africa [And the report ended, “and never was there a more honest And practical effort made to secure their welfare.”] F&H sending two high-profile lawyers With the Pentagon lawyers in tow, jetting From the Judge Advocate General Corp. To the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda (ICTR), “Where victor’s justice has arbitrarily And selectively politicized genocide In favor of the Pentagon’s UPDF/RPA proxy governments Months before the ratting out and the double cross. Foley Hoag tied to the U.S.-Uganda Friendship Council, A consortium that involves Coke, Pfizer and Chevron-Texaco and Coke director Kathleen Black, a principle in Hearst media , While Coke directors Warren Buffet and Barry Diller Also sit on the board of the Washington Post Company, Media institutions that whitewash white-collar crime in Congo. And London’s Hill and Knowlton launders Uganda’s war crimes On the wash-board of Western public opinion. The river a spilled red ink well. And a PCHPA director also fronts Bread for the World, A protectionist and nationalistic U.S.-based Christian evangelical “charity” Whose directors include Bob Dole of Alston & Bird And former White House cabinet officials Mike McCurry and Leon Panetta. And Thomas Pickering, Susan Rice, Gayle Smith, Donald Payne, Ed Royce, John Podesta, Anthony Lake, Bill and Hillary Clinton and others, Recent architects of covert operations in Africa.” And Hillary Clinton beams, Secretary of State, Eyes bulging between incredulity and madness. Rice who spawned the Pentagon’s prized Africa Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI) Run by SOCOM solely to project U.S. power. Like the ongoing covert war in Darfur, Where the backers of the “mysterious” rebel groups are never exposed And the militias in Congo are paid proxy armies That serve the interests of the international kleptocracy At the expense of their competitors. The way the CIA drones knock off the ‘heron’ competition in Helmand Or fight turf wars for coke in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru. The hypocrisy and international scandal of having three battalions Of Pentagon “trained” Rwandan Defense Force “peacekeepers” Operating in Darfur While the RDF is openly backing Laurent Nkunda’s occupation proxy force in Congo, And the UPDF---fresh from military training by U.S. covert forces in Uganda— Killing in the Somali countryside. Not even diplomacy as canard. “Crazy making,” says Snow. “Crazy making.” U.S. covert forces with their state-of-the-art acronyms, C4ISTR— Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance— And there were Humvees and C-130 aircraft Ferrying black-skinned U.S. Special Forces into South Sudan And northeastern Congo. Israeli military experts, Eritrean and Ethiopian regulars, And SPLA forces along for the ride Backing the RPA/UPDF who marched across Zaire Massacring refugees, mostly women and children, Mostly Hutus, that fled Kigali in 1994. 800,000 IDPs, terrified, homeless, starving, justifiably angry Took up arms And UNAMIR clandestinely backed the illegal guerrilla war. Guerrilla wars in Rwanda and South Sudan prosecuted Much like the CIA-backed low-intensity warfare, Spawned by Washington, against populist movements In Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile and Guatemala And a hundred other places. An in your face international kleptocracy Competing for land and loot. Garang learning the garotte at the School of the Americas, Kagame sculpting C-4 at Fort Leavenworth. Both candidates for “counter-insurgency” training Through the Pentagon’s IMET program, IMET and the School of the Americas synonymous with slaughter. And Tom Daschle of HHS, like Dole Another whore for Alston & Bird, “And an Honorary Senior fellow of the Center for American Progress (CAP), The nationalist U.S. big money “think tank” Behind a multitude of front groups with hidden foreign policy agendas Around Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Sudan.” Including the sadistically cynical ‘ENOUGH! Project,’ The new RAISE HOPE FOR CONGO initiative, Whose program collaterally dashes the same. “The Genocide Intervention Network, The ONE Campaign and the International Crisis Group (ICG)— All of which somehow involve agents like John Prendergast, Former national security insider for ‘Mena’ Bill.” The UPC, FPRI, FNI—“meaningless acronyms used to scramble the brains…” The RPF/A, ADFL, MLC, the RCD, RCD-G, RCD-K, RCD-K-ML. Museveni, Kabila, Zenawi, Afwerki, Mamdani; Wamba dia Wamba; Paul Kagame and John Garang Comrades in arms who studied together At the Marxist University of Dar Es Salaam. And “Both the RPF/A and SPLA waged brutal covert guerrilla wars Against governments that were considered “undesirable” by Washington, Both seized land and gained control, And both insurgencies were covertly backed by Roger Winter of The U.S. Committee for Refugees— A pivotal U.S. intelligence asset operating in Sudan…” A dedicated ally of Museveni, Kagame and Garang. And Winter’s protégé is Susan Rice, Clinton’s Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs And Obama advisor. The ICC, a kangaroo court to try African crimes against humanity Targeting U.S. adversaries, some set up, While ignoring Uncle Slimey’s puppets Until the time is opportune for diplomatic treachery, Effectively exacting the devil’s impunity. And Nkunda, Kazini, Kabarebe, Salim Saleh and Paul Kagame Deserve to be arrested but won’t Until mass graves choke The abyss, the abscess left by coltan, Niobium and copper. “Major multinational corporations [complicit] at all levels.” U.S.-based Cabot Corp. and OM Group; HC Starck of Germany; And Nigncxia of China—linked to the atrocities in Congo. Extortion, rape, massacres, and bribery are All part of criminal networks set up and Maintained by huge, anonymous multinational companies. Who new Sam Bodman, CEO of Cabot during the coltan boom, Was appointed in December 2004 to serve As President Bush’s Secretary of Energy? Or that under Bodman from 1987 to 2000, Cabot was one of the world’s largest polluters, 60,000 tons of airborne toxic emissions a year? Who knew heavies from the Clinton crew hired by Sony Were strung out on coltan? Prayer beads in the devotions of U.S. corruption, Barrick Gold, arms dealers like Simax; Lockheed Martin, Halliburton, Northrop Grumman, GE, Boeing, Raytheon, and Bechtel; And charities, fronts including Bread for the World, CARE, Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee--- Corporate interests, profit-based Mugging a humanitarian or humanistic face. PR firms and news outlets such as the New York Times. While around a campfire at the Bohemian Grove Kissinger muses on the likelihood of his capture And trial; regales the Mandalay camp With the assassination of Rene Schneider And the liberation of Chile Double crossing the Barzani clan, Mocking Watt and Ashcroft, Bush and the Rapture, Nixon, Rumsfeld, Eagleburger and Cheney Waves of jeering, drunken, calculated laughter. And in 1996 the IRC charity overran bases Near Hutu refugee camps in eastern Zaire And proceeded to shell The naked, hungry, sick and homeless with heavy weapons. While Madeleine Albright of Yugoslavia and Iraq, And Kissinger of Southeast Asia Are IRC overseers Kissinger inleague with Freeport McMoRan (FXC) And FCX is all over the copper and cobalt show in Katanga, And FCX director J. Stapleton Roy was Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence And Research under Madeleine Albright, During the Clinton administration invasions of Rwanda (1994) And then Congo/Zaire (1996); Roy retired to join Kissinger Associates. And, naturally, Kansteiner. And Lawrence Eagleburger, who has past affiliations with the insider Defense and intelligence Scowcroft Group, And has been a director of Halliburton Corporation since 1998. And another Kissinger Associates director, Belgium’s Viscount Etienne Davignon, One of the Congo’s most lasting and current enemies; Davignon… directly involved, 1964-1965, in the code-named “Dragon” operations That installed the “kleptocrat” Mobutu and Seeded the beginning of the end for millions of Congolese people. Davignon…a close associate of Don Rumsfeld Through the bio-warfare production company Gilead Sciences. The IRC “Freedom Award” for “extraordinary contributions To the cause of refugees and human freedom” Has been awarded to some most genocidal among us; In 1987…John C. Whitehead and in 1992 to Cyrus Vance, Two men with historical ties to covert operations in Congo Through their National Security Agency and CIA, Two men tied to the Maurice Templesman empire Behind the plunder of Congo/Zaire for decades. Or the “Freedom Award” to Dwayne Andreas, The Archer Daniels Midland executive… Whose company feeds off starving refugees Through international grain credits. ADM…deeply tied to Robert Dole and Andrew Young, The latter counting ADM as his many top clients At the PR firm Goodworks International. And Young in bed with client regimes in Rwanda and Uganda. And in 1995 the “Freedom Award” went to Richard Holbrooke Who cut his teeth at AID in Vietnam And perfected his con at AIG. In 1996 to Madeleine Albright; And in 2004 to General Romeo Dallaire. All three essential to U.S. covert operations And the subsequent massive refugee displacements And mortality in Central Africa. Holbrooke and Albright of the black tie and ball gown thugs… Culpable in crimes against humanity In former Yugoslavia, Haiti, Sudan and Iraq. And finally Clinton and ‘Poppy’ Bush receive the “Freedom Award,” ‘Slick Willy’ for launching wars in Rwanda and Congo, And ‘Poppy’ for “massive state destabilization, Terror networks, torture, coups d’etat and war on sovereign nations.” “The Freedom Award” trophies provided by HSBC bank, GE, and Goldman Sachs etc., All involved in Congo’s blood diamonds plunder. And the Israeli diamond portal Sengamines sells diamonds to Congo-Zimbabwe,sells diamonds to Mugabea And the Minerals Business Company without political censure, Without ICC indictments. Using Zimbabwe’s special status to evade licensing fees, The diamonds flow to Thorntree Industries, A joint venture between South Africa’s Nico Shefer and his Tandan group and ZDF, Sandrian Mining, Mixen Trading and U.S. based Flashes of Color, And the Swiss-registered Ibryn & Associates, And the Belgian Jewel Impex, Komal Gems, Diagem and Abadiam Which buys from the MBC as well as Sengamines; Buys from both the Israelis and their mortal enemy Mugabe. The IRC covering for the Pentagon’s direct involvement In the overthrow of Zaire by coup d’etat against the shopworn Mobutu Along with the mercs at Military Professional Resources Inc., And Kellogg, Brown and Root. No need to falsify history or fabricate a false consciousness. Historical scholarship is preponderantly piecework Done by think tank, academic monkeys Frenetic to deny a chance Shakespeare Unless Bottom be a death camp guard in Cleveland. To use the throng RKO turned Du Chaillu’s gorilla skins and bones into Kong, The studio, like policy makers, worked titles from “The Beast” To “Eighth Wonder.” Paul Belloni du Chaillu scripted Fay Wray’s abduction, Baloney then as much as the Dulleses spy thriller, Mobutu: Congo’s Big Man. And like Hollywood, the ape was bigger than life, Way too big for tiny Fay. You big ape, Your climax? Your happy ending? At RKO and the censors sporadic Eros But certain death is the best they can do. Sex without penetration your downfall, While sex between species spells box office. A subtler Birth of a Nation and the scandalized Board of Censors Provided the steadier financial return, While in our dream works documentary about the CIA, We’re left to imagine the tale told of Devlin or Carlucci, With the body of Patrice Lumumba In the trunk of his car. And "Joe from Paris," the code name for Sidney Gottlieb, With his poison Pepsodent sent to take out Lumumba, And in all the deceit Merriman was left to die While Ponzoa went out and gunned down the wrong team. It’s all on the cutting room floor Or edited into brief 16mm newsreels pointed toward deep space; Edited the way Google glueboards buzzwords for Homeland security, an all bluff exercise In Maxwellian Demonizing, statistical mechanics, Stochastics and the tyranny of numbers Etc.; To demonstrate a photon may fan out into a RICO, And the outcome cannot be predicted, So purely by chance and the fact that any experiment is a done deal, A tautology by virtue of bowdlerized variability, A long prison sentence may depend on whether That wave of light purely by chance contains you. Take Nigel Fisher, Eaton and Trinity, UNICEF executive, Who is today also a member Of the Advisory Council of the Diamond Development Initiative, A program run by and for the diamond industry… Meant to be tarted up to set Madison Avs slutty ingénue face, At the feet of corporate syndicated crime networks, RICOs that for decades have plundered the Congo. Not to mention, the IRC's long love affair With the CIA and NSA, including shipping or transporting weapons in, And if I know those waste not, want not Agency spooks, Drugs and bullion out. And remember at the Federal level Conspiracy is the most prosecuted crime. Andy Young, Madeleine Albright, George Soros, Lawrence Eagleburger, Frank Ferrari, Donald Easum, Donald F. McHenry and Frank Carlucci All frequently surface as tentacles of the Templesman octopus, Like damned souls from Dante’s Bowge, Snouts keen to assay the stench. Most…tight with the intelligence apparatus, All with ties to the flak producing CIA ciphers--- The Africa-America Institute and the Corporate Council on Africa. With CARE serviced by Lockheed Martin Corporation. While ICG director Zbigniew Brzezinski advises Obama. See “Behind the Numbers,” with Snow and Barouski., Democratic Party financiers Like diamond fuck Maurice Tempelsman; Moto Gold. Mwana Africa. Kansteiner And his shady paramilitary, Wildlife Direct. Joe and Jim Ritchie, options traders from Chicago On suicide watch with Their favorite consultant, Robert McFarlane, Made a half-assed attempt to ‘Charlie Wilson’ the Taliban, Introducing Rwanda to business leaders around the world. Introducing children to the men who will cut their throats. Or Mwana Africa’s European director, Etienne Denis, Who began his long career of impoverishing the Congo At Umicore in 1974, Congo’s bloody MIBA diamond concessions in Mbuji Mayi And the Katanga cobalt and copper concessions And USAID, American tax money, built the roads and airstrip, Gold flown out, guns in. Like the ongoing covert war in Darfur, White mercenaries, CIA proprietaries and Their proxy armies and petroleum operations On the Uganda border with Orientale. Unlike under Leopold’s 19,000 man Force Publique, Carved from old mineral, ivory and rubber concessions Given as bribes by the King To Nelson Aldrich, the Guggenheims, Bernard Baruch, John D. Rockefeller and Thomas Ryan plus 3000 pilfered artifacts to the American Museum of Natural History. Eastern Congo balkanized and retrofitted, the DRC is “A hornet’s nest of Western petroleum and mining companies, All linked to international private mercs, local militias, And the national armies of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, Fighting for control of the land On both sides of the Congo’s eastern border. Tower Resources, a U.S.-U.K. firm…tied to oil exploitation in Kenya and Namibia; South African consortiums PetroSA and Divine Inspiration; And H Oil & Minerals Ltd. Laying claim to DRC or Ugandan concessions on Lake Albert. The Deutsche Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, And Congo’s historic enemy, the Belgian giant Société Generale Operating out of southern Sudan; H. O. & M. closely linked to Marc Rich and His Switzerland-based company Glencore International, Both known for arms trafficking in Angola and Congo Through Angolagate celebrity Arizona Republican, Pierre Falcone. And Rich, famously the fugitive Swiss financier, Pardoned by Clinton and Holder. And John Bredenkamp, one of Britain’s 50 richest men, And one of the most notorious global arms traffickers Involved in Congo, Namibia and Zimbabwe, While Walter Hailwax, the Belgian honorary consul to Namibia, Is a director of the arms producer Windhoeker Maschinenfabrik, And the local director of Bredenkamp’s arms brokerage company Aviation Consultancy Services Company (ACS) That represents British Aerospace, Dornier of France and Agusta of Italy in Africa. While his Tremalt Ltd. paid Congo $400,000 for six Gecamines concessions Worth more than $1 billion. “The Kababankola Mining Company, in which Tremalt Has an 80 per cent share to Gécamines’ 20.” But George Forrest’s Gecamines concessions form “[T]he most wide-ranging private mining portfolio in Congo” With his own arms manufacture for muscle, New Lachaussée of Belgium, for what one diplomat called his “strategy of attrition” Linked to Mugabe and the ZDF Even as Groupe George Forrest (GGF) is in partnership with The U.S.-based OM Group which runs one Of the most profitable mining operations in Congo All the while the U.S. Government and its business partners Dictate the operations of the ICC. While Albrecht Conze, the deputy political director of MONUC, Delirious with Western avarice and anxious to account for Washington’s paternal neglect declares Congo “contains neither oil nor terrorists,” Yet Heritage Oil Corporation (HOC.A - TSE) announced the completion Of its oil export pipeline from the Kouakouala field at Brazzaville. And the first petroleum refinery in the Congo— Owned by Societe Congolaise Italienne de Raffinage (SOCIR), Italy’s state-owned petroleum company— Began production near the mouth of the Congo River in 1967, The crude for the refinery…supplied by Shell, Mobil, Petrofina and Texaco from Angola. With off coast oil production beginning in 1976 with Chevron, Mobil, Unocal, Royal/Dutch Shell, Agip, TotalFinaElf, Teikoku Oil and the Japan National Oil Company With recent onshore exploitation near the refinery involving Total, Pan Ocean Energy (UK) and Addax Petroleum (Canada). The Yaka challenged Leopold’s mercs for ten years; For twenty years the Chokwe fought the Force Publique; And the Boa and Budja, 5000 strong, Fought a guerrilla war for decades deep in the rain forest, With, shades of MACV’s Vietnam ‘pacification,’ which The King called ‘reconnaissance pacifiques.’ And Chief Nzansu ambushed and killed the ‘slaver’ Eugene Rommel, But, for their kindness, spared the Swedish mission at Mukimbungu, And wrote one the missionaries, “The leader of the rebels, Chief Nzansu of Kasi, Has let us know that he does not wish to harm any of us… But to the men of the state he has sworn death. And anyone who knows of the conditions out here Cannot feel surprised.” And of Rommel’s death, another man of God, C. N. Borrisson observed, “A man reaps what he sows” As by deed Eugene had established which was the inferior race. And Mulamba said sparing Father Achte, “When I saw Dhanis face to face with my rebelling countrymen, I trembled with happiness: It was the moment of deliverance and vengeance.” And this rebellion was of particular alarm to Leopold Because it halted commerce to Stanley Pool. Petroleum reserves were discovered (but left dormant) by Chevron In the Equateur rainforest in the late 1970’s. The Cuvette Centrale Concession currently held by Trillion Resources Ltd. And Canadian mining companies, Nickelodeon Minerals Inc., Oliver Gold Corporation and Skeena Resources Ltd. Trillion and Chevron supporting certain factions While Congo’s Oil Minister Lambert Mende predicts “[N]othing less than three billion barrels of reserves,” But the U.N. sees no evil much less oil. And in June of 2008 the ICC charged Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, With six counts of war crimes--- Fall guys—and soon after the ICC arrest of Jean-Pierre Bemba— The top brass of the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces Curtailed their international travel plans (One imagines a rendezvous with Mr. Kissinger in Madrid?) And convened a special meeting At Uganda’s Bombo army headquarters Near Kampala, in June 2008, To discuss ways to resist ICC warrants being issued against them. U.S. soldiers considered above international law And protected from the jurisdiction of the ICC by the ICC, The Pentagon having simultaneously directed The formation, operations and legal precedents thereof Through the military’s JAG Corps, the legal arm of the Pentagon. And so everyone who stays out of jail, U.S. forces included, Does so at the whim of the wealthy few That have created and sustained the slaughter in the first place, The baton passed for Imperialist generations; The murder stretching over centuries. And the Washington Post, New York and Los Angeles Times... “routinely referred To the killings of whites as ‘murders,’ ‘massacres’ and ‘slaughters’… Using ‘atrocity,’ ‘butchered’ and ‘savage,’ While accounts of black deaths were reported most often As anonymous numbers, entropy supplied by the Rhodesian government. And only when Leopold’s Force Publique Hanged the white Brit ivory slaver Charles Stokes, Did England and Germany seek to wedge the Empire with ‘bad press’: “[I]f Congo had so cavalierly executed a white man Think what it must do to the natives.” And the King countered with the Commission for the protection of the natives Consisting of six prominent Congo missionaries Based far from the rubber plantations and scattered over a thousand miles, Provided with no money for travel for meetings, That a British member had cautioned against atrocity stories And that another had observed that the commission had no power, Met twice and because of the distance only three of the six attended. Yet the Manchester Guardian wrote, “It is wholly to the King’s credit That he should have squarely faced the facts of the situation.” Unlike Archer Daniels Midland, Leopold had his PR coup Without Goodworks International. And the Belgiums sang: Nos soldats vont l’ame sereine Affrontant un climat d’airain De l’Africain briser le chaine En domptant l’Arabe inhumain. And the western media reported black deaths as anonymous numbers Abridged and redacted by their very executioners; Banks and churches, Engineers and chemists, Celebrities and media as their ersatz butchers. And after Maxwell’s Demon and the Occident’s What’s now more savage than a number? While John Mill in ‘On Liberty’ drizzles, “Despotism is a legitimate mode of government In dealing with barbarians...” Dogged by the canard for “their improvement.” And so what is it, that Thomas Lubanga, a black man, Was the first person shackled At the Scheveningen prison at The Hague? Who better than taxon-based Andy Asshol To vend this new entomology of glib Hard boiled egg timer guilt. Charles Taylor, “warlord” and president of Liberia Was the second arrested. Germaine Katanga And Mathieu Ngudjolo, third and fourth, (Though to declare which order would only excite more pedantry;) The last Bemba, then the Ugandan mob sat down To recalibrate the white man’s cynicism. But the U.S. special forces, especially The black ones have fled While their CIA handler has been promoted to station chief And will testify against whomever Langley wants eliminated. A warrant issued for Bosco Ntaganda by the ICC, Nkunda’s current Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff of the CNDP. And next, the prosecutor of the ICC Applied for an arrest warrant For al-Bashir, In keeping with the imperialist smokescreen Of the “Save Darfur” movement. And Sanford passed around Washington Documents that thoroughly jumbled The International Association of the Congo, And the vaguely philanthropic International African Association, The former utterly controlled by Leopold. Little girls force marched 300 miles; baptized then died. And mother superior informed the state that they are now “[L]ittle angels in heaven who are praying for our great king.” Who is in more need of those prayers? “[D]ead letters mouth a hole in a privy.” The United Nations High Commission for Refugees Fund raising for Congo to the tune of A Rolling Stones rhapsody to smack Or as Keith Snow names it, The current blight of “Celebrity Actorvism,” With Affleck…trading in moral currency Or Jolie as a ‘selfless’ fiction working for the UNHCR When by murdering the members of extended families Leopold literally created the concept of Being an orphan among the Congolese. So see Madame Jolie how murder Comes to align the bones of your destiny, From the dreams of a king to become a billionaire and Disinherit his family. And not from mere gratitude, Hollywood goes Beyond Borders And in turn bloodies millions with its fantasies, “A film that muddles gun-running CIA operations” With “humanitarian missions—because It’s ostensibly for the ‘right’ cause e.g. Western sponsored covert interventions.” Globe trotting provincials, Celebrities from whom the world has fled; Caged behind velvet ropes, not realizing it is they not us Who can no longer approach. There are no fans, just bankers, bullets and coltan. Clooney, Pitt, Cheadle, and Damon And their producers Weintraub and Pressman Form the governing board of ‘Not On Our Watch’ To more deeply institutionalize the structural violence Whitewashing the war-making and plunder of multinational corporations, And the individuals responsible for carnage the world over,… Who use “media celebrities or Through entertainment and publicity extravaganzas—like ‘Food AID’ and ‘Band AID’ and ‘Not on Our Watch’— That falsely claim to benefit African people And simultaneously let governments off the hook, Obscuring the intent of predatory capitalism, And creates personality cults That further entrench white society’s pathologies of Obliviousness, ignorance, goodness and supremacy.” Banro and their gold. Credit Suisse and Starbucks in league with enS[l]ave the Children; Remarkable fundraising tools, images of starving kids Freed from their holding pens, From behind their mothers’ skirts while the cameras role. “These international NGOs are all here for the same reason As every other foreigner in Congo—to make money,” Snorts a volunteer from Kisangani. “I came here to help the folks and seek work, But the more I learn The more FUBAR this place appears to be. It has evolved into a highly efficient corrupt system.” Dozens of NGOs collecting billions of dollars, Charity with gold at heart. Yet handsome, vain Affleck whines There are “a real lack of (aid agencies) here,” And then stumbles upon the truth “[A] real lack of money going to these folks;” Conflating the financial condition of scores of portly board members; The chubby stewards of these “highly politicized” charitable organizations With the swollen belly of their poster child. “Every time I clap my hands a child in Africa dies,” Bono laments To which a kid in his broad Glasgow accent replies, “Well, fucking stop doing it then.” While Bono excoriates bankrupt Ireland on foreign aid U-2 evades taxes in Holland while the media reports “worshipfully On Bono’s peregrinations around the planet In the company of the [very] liars, murderers, thieves and whores Who have run the global economy into ruin” And raped Africa. The celebrity “industry that perpetuates and institutionalizes deracination,” That uses and abuses self-absorbed peacocks like Bono and Affleck With their distended egos. “Refugees International, Save the Children, World Food Program and UNHCR— All connected to western military intelligence and Integrated with multinational corporate plunder Who built the slaughter pens in Kivu. Robert Weisenthall of Credit Suisse First Boston And clients Cox Communications, Time Warner and the New York Times (As Sanford had “stimulated the media in the fashion of the day.”) All involved in the cover up, funded RI. Favorable accounts of Leopold’s “philanthropic work Began appearing in major American newspapers.” Later Weisenthall to Sony whose PlayStations Depend upon Congolese columbium tantalite. And the IRC simply a CIA front aligned with Kabila Compiling lists of targets ala Indonesia in ’65 and Phoenix. While 40% of the MONUC 1.2 billion dollar budget Is used for official travel Provided by Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE), A subsidiary of Lockheed Martin. And the swimming pools and water yoga classes Filled with white expatriate AID professionals— 99% of blacks excluded. MONUC…just another faction involved in Congo’s conflagration, A faction of foreign mercenaries,” Pakastani and Indian “[B]acked by multinational corporations That George Clooney praised ‘[F]or the tough work they are doing everyday,’” On newly U.N. constructed cricket and soccer fields. Glen Close’s father was for many years The personal physician to Mobutu, And Natalie Portman, Daryl Hannah and Sigourney Weaver Cuddle infant primates for the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund, The sociopathy of the West coddling its own neotony, That along with the Jane Goodall Institute Are two big profit-based ‘conservation’ NGOs Directly tied to militias involved in extortion, Land theft and other organized crime in North Kivu. Quincey Jones and the CEOs of Starbucks, Microsoft, Google and CISCO, Have made pilgrimages to Kagame, ‘The Entrepreneur President’, Shielding his regime against criticisms and indictments For war crimes and genocide. Obama’s Jim Jones evangelist Rick Warren Brought the Kool Aid to Rwanda, Turned a people to into God’s lab rats Subject to the daft opportunism of Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. plan, The installment of the Global Church of Jesus Christ. Rwanda, the first country in the world to implement The serpent’s oil of the “Purpose Driven Life and Leadership training program” On a national scale, as Kagame presides over the first nation to drink the Kool Aid. And Geldof, the elder Bush and Andrew Young’s Goodworks International Men who surely disabuse one of the notion that ‘good’ indeed works. And Rwanda Rising, the promo starring the butcher Kagame, Meatpacker Clinton and their pop pestilence pal, Quincy Jones. And Vangold Resources operating in Rwanda and Uganda, Connected to Robert and Eric Friedland, Two of the Friends of Bill Clinton, their multiple interlocking companies And offshore holdings linked To the bloodletting in Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. Their West Nile mining abutting the Acholi concentration camps And holdings covering 630 square miles of Kenya. And Morgan introduced a Senate resolution in support of Leopold’s Congo claims, First sending a draft to Henry Sanford, And like any lobbyist seeing a chance Sanford added Any land “drained by the Congo River” “[I]ts tributaries and adjacent rivers” e.g. All of Central Africa. And Maurice Tempelsman, the Clinton/Kennedy family diamond broker, Democratic Party sponsor and An architect of covert operations in Africa, Is the Chairman of the board of Harvard University’s euphoniously named AIDS Institute In bed with the US Military HIV Research Program; Mbeki says beware. Paul Farmer’s Partner’s in the Health Project Taking millions of dollars from the Clinton HIV/AIDS programs —Money rinsed from blood diamonds And indigenous genocides in Botswana, Sierra Leone, Angola, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa and Congo. And Clinton backed the coup d’etat, manufacturing the Hutu genocide. And Rwanda is the ‘Israel of Africa’ even As it fuels the holocaust in Congo. “‘[H]umanitarian’ and ‘AID’ and ‘relief’ and ‘peacekeeping’ to misname What are otherwise profitable white operations… Reliant purely on markets, where the commodities are people of color Who have been uprooted and displaced, Physically and sexually traumatized, and murdered en masse…; Another way to justify the exploitation that proceeds both in plain site ([R]efugee operations, peacekeeping interventions, media productions) And behind the scenes (extractive industries, weapons proliferation, [M]ultinational dumping [and] covert operations).” “And a week after Kagame returned from training at Fort Leavenworth, “He led the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Illegal invasion of Rwanda. The US military and its partners launched the invasion, Just as they launched the invasion of Congo in ‘96, And the recent invasion of Congo launched” On Obama’s inauguration day--- 1500 troops into North Kivu Using weapons recently delivered to Rwanda For their equally illegal terrorist operations in Darfur.” Kagame and his foreign backers pursuing an identical strategy in Congo As they did in Rwanda, 1990-1994. …[D]estabilize the region, manufacture chaos, sue for peace while pursuing war, And use the UN ‘peacekeeping’ mission to aid the predatory agenda. The final solution is to permanently criminalize the Hutu majority, Entrench economic and political relations between the Kivus and Rwanda, And between Ituri and Uganda, And balkanize Congo—exactly as proposed By Clinton’s national security insider Walter Kansteiner in 1996.” [T]ight “with the US intelligence community, Refugees International (RI)— Like the US Committee for Refugees— Uses a ‘humanitarian’ front to project American power and nationalist interests Through hegemonic pressure tactics and direct interventions.” “Pricewaterhouse Coopers…a shareholder in the corporations Involved in the niobium/tantalum (pyrochlore) mine at Lueshe,… At the heart of Rwanda’s ‘Tutsi rebel’ occupation in eastern Congo. Money and minerals moved through Rotterdam by PWC affiliates, Alfred K. Knight International (UK); Masingiro GmbH (Germany); Helvetia Transport (Germany); Gesellschaft fuer Elektrometallurgie GmbH (Germany); HSBC Bank (UK); A&M Minerals (UK) and Mettalurg NY (US). PWC…the dominant majority shareholder of Somikivu A Congo (Zaire) company in 1984, Controlled in North Kivu for numerous years past by troops Under the command of Rwandan warlords Laurent Nkunda and Jules Mutebusi, Both wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity, PWC offices worldwide collectively ‘donat[ing]’ A million and a half to UNHCR.” In East Congo, there are food and grain shortages Because of, and not in spite of, the United Nations and the IRC And the World Food Program and its ties to Robert Dole, Archer Daniels Midland, ConAgra and— A Henry Kissinger link—Continental Grain. In East Congo, things decidedly do not go better with Coke, More common than potable water With Coke director Donald F. McHenry as President of the IRC Group. In East Congo, its purpose driven strife. The western telos is to create chaos, To drive millions of people from their lands and their agency To become slaves on Blattner’s plantations, Group Agro Pastoral Or herded and interned in ‘refugee’ concentration camps There to die of starvation and disease, Or become test populations for pharmaceutical companies, Where every justification is used —[B]y the white people who serve them— Before they go off to the swimming pool or a vacation. To be lied about, mocked, ridiculed, sentimentalized, Deracinated by the western media. “[To] create a hopeless and destitute people,…” “Traumatized, shattered, apathetic, afraid of everyone and everything, Where even the most vile forms of corporate exploitation can appear, As slight of hand, to promise solutions.” “…[T]he hypocrisy…of having three battalions Of the Pentagon “trained” Rwandan Defense Force Operating in Darfur Yet no ICC indictments against a single white man. With the anticipated, well timed arrest of Ugandan military commanders, Including Nkunda, James Kazini, James Kabarebe, Salim Saleh and Kagame. Not that these people don’t deserve to be arrested But they “quite literally black out the white war criminals And covert operators wrecking havoc in Africa” And elsewhere around the world. The…future fall guys, The “armed sentries of chartered trading companies,” And Africa’s “leaders” should take note” “As should Barack Obama,” Lest they concoct a campaign to “Throw Out the Trash.” And with an application for a warrant for the arrest of Omar al-Bashir The ICC is looking for a neo-colonialist endgame to the Darfur conflict In keeping with the imperialist smokescreen of the “Save Darfur” movement. But not a single ICC indictment for whitey, Who advertises his technological capability and by extension Culpability in this litany of war crimes, Crimes against humanity, and/or genocide. Leopold’s World School of Colonialism flourishes Despite Williams, Sheppard, Casement, and Morel Despite rebel leaders like Nanzu, Mulume Niama, and Kandolo. It’s “a crime to witness a murder or discover a corpse And not ‘raise a hue and cry.’” From Morel to Snow and yet the list of western fugitives, In their masks of purpose, power, wealth, Progress, technology, celebrity and charity grows. This is the kleptocracy That has made money On these wars. These are the names. This is the kleptocracy. These are the goddamned bloodsuckers. These are the shiteating motherfuckers. These are the goddamned bloodsuckers of Mother Africa.
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