Western-Supported Secessionism is Hypocritical
|Wayne MADSEN | 21.03.2012 | 00:00|
The United States and its Western allies have championed the secession of certain aspirant nations whose independence is in the national and economic security interests of globalization. For example, the United States has cajoled, threatened, and incentivized nations around the world to recognize the independence of the artificial “Republic of Kosovo,” carved from historical Serbia, while refusing to support the national aspirations of a number of nations-in-waiting around the globe.
Abkhazia and South Ossetia have received rather limited recognition after Washington, London, Berlin, and Paris threatened various African and Pacific nations with severe repercussions if they granted Abkhazia and South Ossetia the same diplomatic recognition the West has pressured a number of nations to confer on Kosovo. The United States, like a schoolyard bully who failed to get his way, cut off funding for the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) when it admitted Palestine as a full and sovereign member state.
Similarly, the West, using propagandized celebrities like George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, led the charge for South Sudan’s secession from Sudan. South Sudan is now a virtual colony of Western non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are financed by the George Soros/U.S. Agency for International Development nexus, which are representing the interests of Western oil companies eager to exploit the new nation’s vast petroleum reserves.
The NATO/Gulf Cooperation Council alliance that intervened to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has permitted, without military intervention, the eastern region of Libya, Cyrenaica, declared the “Emirate of Barqa” by Salafist Wahhabi Muslims on the payroll of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to declare its autonomy from the transitional government based in Tripoli. An autonomous or fully-independent Cyrenaica would be a coveted gem for the West since it contains two-thirds of Libya’s oil reserves. The Congress of the People of Cyrenaica, which declared the region’s autonomy, was led, in part, by a Libyan-American. The Cyrenaica Transitional Council is led by Ahmed Zubair al-Senussi, a member of the corrupt royal family ousted by Qaddafi in 1969. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the other Gulf Arab monarchies, as well as Jordan and Morocco, would like nothing more than to see the restoration of at least one Arab monarchy to justify their own regimes as popular stirrings for change have reached all the Arab monarchies.
The United States, Britain, and other Western nations have turned a blind eye on Cyrenaica’s autonomy while paying lip service to appeals from Tripoli that Libya must remain united. There are now calls for autonomy for the Fezzan region of southern Libya, the third part, along with Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, of the old federal kingdom of Libya.
While Washington and its allies are comfortable with independence for Kosovo and South Sudan and autonomy for Cyrenaica and Fezzan, they are as adamant as ever that there will be no recognition for South Ossetia or Abkhazia. Even more astounding, Britain has stymied the independence wishes of its former colony of British Somaliland, which was briefly independent for a few days in 1960 before uniting with the former Italian Somaliland in what would eventually become a failed state. In 1991, after years of being attacked by first, the Soviet, and then the U.S.-supported forces of Somali dictator Mohammed Siad Barre, Somaliland reverted to independence. The United States and Britain failed to recognize Somaliland’s independence and echoed the African Union’s stance that the nation should remain part of Somalia, a failed state.
Recently, Somaliland’s government, after years of refusing to participate in any talks with the U.S.-supported Transitional National Government in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, agreed to attend a conference on Somalia’s future held in London. Many observers worried that Somaliland walked into a trap and that it will be forced to re-enter a Somalia and be governed by an Anglo-American regime in Mogadishu, which is backed up by U.S., British, and South African mercenary “private security contractors,” U.S., British, and French special forces, and regular ground troops from Uganda and Burundi.
The United States, Britain, and its allies have also shown no compunction to support the independence of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, a member of the African Union, whose territory in Western Sahara, the former Spanish Sahara, has remained illegally occupied by Morocco since 1975. With oil being discovered off the Western Saharan coast, Washington and London have curried favor with the Moroccan occupiers to be granted off-shore drilling rights. Meanwhile, the Sahrawis remain confined to squalid refugee camps on the Moroccan-Algerian border. The camps have also received the added indignation of being referred by the West as fertile recruiting centers for the dubious “Al Qaeda in the Maghreb,” which, like “Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula,” “Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia,” “Boko Haram” in Nigeria, and “Al Shabaab” in Somalia, appears to be a hyped-up propaganda raison d’etre for continued Western military intervention in North Africa, the sub-Sahel region, and across the Red Sea in southern Arabia.
In Pakistan, the West has been covertly supporting Baluchi separatists who have carried out terrorist attacks on Iran. However, the Baluchis are as intent on separating from Iran as they are in secession from Pakistan. Many regional observers have pointed out that an independent Baluchistan would further the interests of the United States, Britain, and Israel in the region. The. U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, a bastion of pro-Israeli sentiment and policy-making in Washington, has held hearings on a possible independent Baluchistan carved out of Pakistan and southeastern Iran.
Meanwhile, U.S. special operations teams have joined their Indian counterparts in helping to stamp out separatist guerrilla activity in the state of Kashmir, which, in a controversial move unrecognized by Pakistan, became a state of India in 1947. Pakistan argued that Kashmir, with its majority Muslim population, should have joined Pakistan or become independent. In addition to playing favorites in the Kashmir dispute, U.S. special forces have also provided training to and conducted anti-insurgency operations against tribal groups in northeastern India that have fought for independence ever since Britain put the region under Indian control upon Indian independence n 1947. It may come as a surprise to the evangelical neo-conservative power clique in Washington, which continues to dance to the tune of the globalists, that U.S. special forces in northeastern India are helping Indian troops kill Nagas, Mizos, and Meghayala tribal members who are mostly Christian. But such details matter not to the evangelicals who are awash in money thanks to their daily crusades on behalf of Wall Street, the Pentagon, and Israel.
From the Franklin D. Roosevelt to the John F. Kennedy administrations, the United States supported decolonization of European colonies around the world. Beginning with the Lyndon Johnson administration and continuing ever since, the United States has supported the continuation of European colonialism abroad because colonies equal current and potential military bases: from Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to Aruba in the Caribbean and Tahiti in the Pacific to Greenland in the Arctic. As a result, the United States and its allies have sought to curtail the work of the United Nation’s decolonization committees and activities.
With U.S. hypocrisy over the issue of self-determination and colonialism at an all-time high pitch, it is time to just simply call for every aspirant nation to become independent; Scotland, Wales, Cornwall (Kernow), Quebec, West Papua, Kurdistan, South Yemen, Brittany, Basque Lands (Euzkadi), Catalonia, Hawai’i, Northern Italy (Padania), Zanzibar, Cabinda, Ogoniland, Casamance, Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia), New Caledonia (Kanaky), Bougainville, Nagaland, Khalistan, Guam, and Martinique. Such independence and a world of 500 nations would help curtail American globalist and imperialist goals. Having large swaths of the interior United States, including the Lakotah Sioux and Navajo nations, become independent and expelling U.S. military bases, including intercontinental ballistic missile silos and nuclear weapons sites, will do more to bring the world to peace than having CIA-influenced and -controlled NGOs and think tanks carve up the world for the selfish goals of Wall Street, the Pentagon, and Israel.