Carlo Parcelli

“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

                                              -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 


"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 
             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.

Other installments of "Deconstructing the Demiurge"

"Crimes of Passion"
"Work in Regress"
"Onionrings: Adding machines_Crisco"
"Collateral Damage, or The Death of Classics in America"
"How Dead Industrialists Dance, or Swing Time"
"Tale of the Tribe"
"Millennium Mathematics: The Centos"
Eschatology of Reason: The South Tower
Eschatology of Reason: The North Tower
Eschatology of Reason: De Rerum Natura
Eschatology of Reason: The South Tower (revised
De Rerum Natura: Hearing Voices
Eschatology of Reason: Shaping the Noise


selections from:

Eschatology of Reason:
‘The Gilded Index of Far-Reaching Ruin.’

Without Usura


I. A Brief Course in Secular Eschatology
II. Congo Redux
III. A Koan Operated Turing Tape (lost found)
IV. Maxwell’s Demonology
V. About the Author
A. At 64
      B. That’s How I Remember Her

The poet's comments on his growing poem:
"Is Everyday Language Sufficient to Embody Everyday Experience?"