firstname.lastname@example.org>PEOPLES EMPOWERMENT PARTY
OUR POSITION ON LIBYA
Last week, Mr Bobby Clarke, Vice-President of the Peoples Empowerment Party (PEP), sent a letter to Mr Ban-Ki-Moon, General Secretary of the United Nations, denouncing the UN Security Council’s recent resolution on Libya and the neo-imperialist agenda of the United States and Europe that underpins the said resolution.
Needless-to-say, the PEP is extremely concerned about the violent, orchestrated campaign that has been launched in Libya to bring down the Libyan government and its de facto leader, Colonel Muammar Qaddafi.
It is clear to us that the situation in Libya is not akin to the scenarios that unfolded in Egypt and Tunisia! This is not a case of unarmed civilians peacefully protesting! Rather, what we are witnessing in Libya is heavily armed and organised militias making a naked and violent bid for power, and being egged on and supported by Libya’s traditional enemies - the United States, Britain and other Western European states, Al Qaeda, and the old traditional Arab establishment - all of whom feel threatened by the agenda of Qaddafi’s Libya.
It is important that Third World people bear in mind that Colonel Qaddafi and the Libyan government have been two of the most dynamic forces in the progressive revolution that has unfolded in the Third World over the past forty years.
When, for example, Nelson Mandela gained his freedom and became President of South Africa, he almost immediately visited Libya, in order to personally thank and honour Qaddafi for the invaluable support he had given to the anti-apartheid struggle. Indeed, it is an open secret that it was Qaddafi and Libya that provided much of the resources that kept African liberation movements such as SWAPO, ANC, and the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army going during the difficult decades of struggle.
Furthermore, over the past decade, Muammar Qaddafi has been the single most important champion of continental African Unity. It is he who advanced the idea of establishing the African Union (AU), and who has fuelled the now decade-long relentless push to unify the continent of Africa economically and politically. And significantly, Qaddafi’s Pan-African orientation did not stop at the boundaries of the African continent, as evidenced by his inviting Caribbean Prime-Ministers to attend and address AU Summits, and his on-going project to establish in St Lucia a Libyan funded development bank for the Caribbean.
Indeed, all African or black people need to be made aware that one of the major sources of the internal Libyan opposition to Qaddafi stems from racist, Arabic factions within Libya who strongly object to Qaddafi’s embrace of Africa and his identification of Libya as an inherently African country. There are racist elements who consider this to be anathema, and who are determined to scuttle Qaddafi’s Pan-African visions, and to redirect Libya towards Arabia and Europe.
The Barbadian and Caribbean people should also note that Qaddafi’s Libya has provided a home for literally millions of African and other Third World migrants who have gone there seeking better lives. To his credit, Qaddafi played a critical role in the campaign of Third World oil producing countries to take greater control of their petroleum resources. And having done so, Qaddafi went on to radically uplift living standards in Libya, resulting in Libyans enjoying the highest standard of living on the African continent.
No doubt there have been some negatives associated with Mr Qaddafi’s regime, but clearly, the positives, far outweigh the negatives. And for this reason, Third World organisations such as the AU, CARICOM, ALBA, and the Non-Aligned Movement must not stand idly by and allow the wanton destruction of Libya!
These organisations must speak out forcefully on this issue; their member countries must caucus together at the U.N and use their collective power to ensure that there is no United Nations, United States or NATO military invasion of Libya; and they must also assist the African Union to assume its rightful role in mediating the conflict in Libya.
DAVID A. COMISSIONG
of this Missive.Beloved, what I am about to share with you, many of you Afrikan Americans will not be Mentally Qualified to take it in the Divine Spirit it is being shared with you, but have I not shared with you that I have come, not to win your Favor but to share the Divine Truth with you, and it does conflict with the Profane Truth taught to you by people with a history of oppressing the Melanin Divine Being and their Afrikan Surrogates, we now, referring to ourselves as so call Afrikan Black Human BeingsHell no, I am not going to be dictated to by a bunch of no Thinking believing want to be hugged by White folks Afrikan Americans, they that if anybody among Black Folks that keep the Meaning of the word ****** alive the Afrikan American does.I in my youth I was and am a product of the suffering from the Spirit that represent the ****** word, which not the Word itself did not caused My Momma and Poppa Pain, starting from the Enslavement of my Afrikan Ancestors to my current Parents of the Time of Segregation, Discrimination, and Unjustified Prejudice against our people, which gave the Word ****** Meaning, not by its definition, but by its usage, by the Spirit of Action it generated from the people that qualified and Justified the word ******, so the Spirit ( attitudinal Behavior ) of those People that created and acted out the word ******, that is what need to be put to Rest in the Grave of Injustice, the word ****** only will become active by the Spirit that bring it alive and give it Meaning, which happen to be White America.Now, I know I am up setting a lot of phony Afrikan American, you who personify the Description of the Word ****** and I can care Less, because it is that very Afrikan American Leadership, that is Lying and Deceiving Black People and is attempting to continue to run interference for the people that created and gave the word ****** Meaning, and even when Black Folks are being told not to use the word ******, white folks and Afrikan Americans so call Elites, are still keeping the word ****** alive by the Spirit that they express to Black People today, which is a Lying and Deceiving Spirit.The entire attempt to create a Fashion of using the word ****** to mean, and to signify as being be Un-American, such a claim is just that, American, because the spirit of the word ****** is alive and well and is still being acted out by those that continue to Lie and Deceive Black People, not just in America, but where ever Black People are, on this Planet today.Now, I am using the word ****** to dramatize my point, so what is going to happen to me that is not happening to all those Black folks who struggle to comply with an impractical request, which is to cease and desist with the use of the word ******, when the action from the word ****** is still kicking Black Folks behind, coming from the Racist acts of American Corporations, they being the inventors of the ****** word, by the demonstration of the Spirit that give the word ****** Meaning in their place of business, in buildings and on the Farm Land, wherever White Folks are in Power.Wherever there is Injustice alive and active against the Lives of Black People, the word ****** maintain its presence of Spirit, so do not send to me those Afrikan American Leaders that are keeping the Spirit of the word ****** alive, telling me that I must cease and desist from the use of the word ******, Hell, It is Time for us Divine Beings to get Real with ourselves, you see the meaning and power of the word ******, has long lost its effect upon me, and it no longer had meaning of affect to me, because the Moment I rediscovered whom I am as a Divine Melanin Being is the Moment I was Given to be a Free Divine Thinker, without White folks Conditioning to Hinder me.I do not seek nor do I live for Political Correctness in a Hypocritical Lying and Deceiving America Society, a society that is to Arrogant and full of themselves in believing that they hold a status of superiority over Black People and do so, by the Spirit they invoke every time the Reality of their Spirit which instituted the action of Chattel Slavery against our Enslaved Ancestors and Jim Crow Slavery against the Children of our Enslaved Ancestors is brought to the Bar of Justice, Demanding a sign of Repentance and Sorrow by the inventors of the word ******.So as long as America and her hand picked Afrikan American Leaders, avoid the the Justification of the Reparation Debt to our Enslaved Ancestors and the Children of the Middle Passage Right of Heirs to our Enslaved Ancestors Reparation and we be shown the dignity to have a Choice to remain in America or to return to Afrika with our Enslaved Ancestors Reparation, so not until then will the word and Spirit of ******, will remain alive and well in America and I will not play America and her Lackey Afrikan Americans game, by pretending that the word ******, its Meaning, and its significant of the ****** Word, is Dead, when I know such a claim is an America Lie, and is an act to deceive Black People.Beloved, are you all ok ?Listen, every Time the Word ****** is in use, it reveal the Evil of America action against Black People in America, so to put the word ****** to sleep in your daily usage, you be acting as a cover for America Evil against Our Enslaved Ancestors and you be, serving as an insult to our Enslave Ancestors as well as to your selves, we who have yet to be recognized with Respect and dignity in America, as long as America refuse to Compensate our Enslaved Ancestors with the Reparation owed to them.So, as long as the word ****** is used, it leave America to remain to be seen, Necked in her Evil, which is performed against Black People in America, here by way of the Middle Passage, and the word ****** does not Represent Black people, the word ****** Condemn White America and all else alike that use the word ****** and is not Black, so do not allow Obama Change Fool you, beloved..There is so much more I can share with you as to why these Uncle Tom so call Afrikan American Leaders are attempting to get you to put the word ****** to rest, and it most certainly is not in your benefit, Beloved.You know as well as I do, the Real Black Folks have not stopped using the term ******, why ? because real Black Folks know how to survive and they do not allow white folks Defining Term, of the word ****** to affect them, they just redefine the word ****** for themselves, and yet each Time they use the word ******, they know, it is an act of condemning the inventors of the ****** word.Did I Not Inform You That You Have Been conditioned To Despise The Divine Truth ?You Can Take This Or Leave It alone, This I Share, being the Product of a Divine Free Thinker, Which The Afrikan American Despise.Can you Understand That, Beloved ?Be Kind To your self, Beloved.HotephOsirisChief ElderCopyright@2008 MORE AT BELOW LINKhttp://www.destee.com/index.php?threads/black-folks-being-duped-by-the-word.52570/…
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Article: War-weary Goma frets under uneasy rebel occupation5 hrs ago
GOMA/KAMPALA (Reuters) - African leaders called on eastern rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday to abandon their aim of toppling the government and leave the city of Goma they captured this week.
The appeal came from heads of state of the central African Great Lakes region who fear that if left unchecked the offensive by the M23 rebels could drag the volatile, ethnically-diverse and mineral-rich region back into another bloody conflict.
Meeting in the Ugandan capital Kampala, they urged M23 to abandon its threat to overthrow the elected government in Kinshasa and to "stop all war activities and withdraw from Goma".
The rebels responded by saying that the Congolese army was reinforcing in the east in preparation for launching counter-offensives on their positions.
"M23 warns the government forces against this new military adventure. We must react with vigour to discourage this new war-like initiative," the movement's political wing said.
The regional leaders' plan proposed deploying a joint force at Goma airport comprising of a company of neutral African troops, a company of the Congolese army (FARDC) and a company of the M23.
The leaders told M23 to withdraw from current positions to not less than 20 km (12 miles) from Goma town within two days, but did not say what the consequences would be if the rebels did not comply.
A spokesman for the Congolese army, known as FARDC, said M23 was illegally occupying territory in the east of the vast country and started the conflict.
"We'll defend ourselves and let's see what the final result is," Colonel Olivier Hamuli told Reuters by phone from Bukavu, the next major city in the rebels' sights.
The rebels, who say they intend to "liberate" all of Congo, have often accused the government of aggression as a pretext for their own attacks.
"NO OTHER OPTIONS"
Regional and international leaders are scrambling to halt the fighting in eastern Congo, the latest bout of violence fuelled by a mix of local and regional politics, ethnic rifts and competition for large reserves of gold, tin and coltan.
The meeting in Kampala brought together Congo's President Joseph Kabila and the heads of state of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
But Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who has vehemently denied accusations by Congo and U.N. experts that his government is supplying, supporting and directing the M23 rebellion, did not attend the summit, although he sent his foreign minister.
The Great Lakes heads of state also proposed that U.N. peacekeepers present in and around Goma should provide security in a neutral zone between Goma and the new areas seized by M23.
They said police that were disarmed in Goma by the rebels should also be re-armed so they can resume working.
Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo indicated there was no scope for negotiation over the proposals.
"There are no other options other than an acceptance, pure and simple," Matata Ponyo told Reuters, adding Kinshasa would fight to the end to defend its territorial integrity.
GOMA SITUATION "A MESS"
In the Congolese capital Kinshasa, authorities banned protests, citing the need to keep order in what national police chief Charles Bisengimana called a "undeclared state of war".
Goma was calm on Saturday, but the charity Oxfam said the city was feeling the strain as more than 100,000 people fleeing the fighting took refuge in schools and churches.
"The Goma situation is a mess," Tariq Riebl, Oxfam's humanitarian program coordinator, told Reuters.
Riebl said M23 was allowing Oxfam to operate.
"The main thing is access, and we have that. They (the rebels) are not al Shabaab or the Taliban," he said.
Congolese government troops attempted a counter-offensive against the advancing rebels this week but were forced to pull back to the town of Minova on Lake Kivu, leaving a trail of soldiers' bodies and abandoned equipment in their wake.
M23 forces moved south through the hills towards Minova, in a strategic position on the road to Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province.
While Kabila's armed forces are on the back foot, analysts remain sceptical the rebels can make good on their threat to march on Kinshasa in the west without significant, overt support from foreign backers.
"Militarily there's a status quo. The M23 can't advance but the FARDC will have big difficulty retaking the territory they have lost. I fear for the population," a senior Congolese military source said.
Kabila, who has said he is willing to hear the rebels' grievances, appointed a new interim head of ground forces late on Friday.
General Francois Olenga Tete takes over from former army boss General Gabriel Amisi, who was suspended on Thursday over charges he had sold arms to other eastern rebels.
(Additional reporting by Richard Lough in Goma; Writing by Joe Bavier and Pascal Fletcher; Editing by Myra MacDonald)
ent Fabius, the foreign minister of France.
I'd also like to welcome the members of the Council around the nation and around the world who are following this on live stream and to mention—I've been asked to mention that the next meeting at the Council is at 3 p.m. today with President Erdogan of Turkey.
Our speaker this morning has a very distinguished career. He's been--prime minister of France; he's been minister of economics and budget; he's been president of the National Assembly; and since 2012, foreign minister of France. He also on the side is the author of six books, which, to add to his illustrious career.
So with great pleasure, I'd like to welcome Laurent Fabius.
FABIUS: I will speak English.
Forgive my pigeon (ph) English. OK, I've been told to speak about COP-21 because France will chair next year in December 2015 the great international conference about climate change.
In fact, I'm not speaking about climate change. I'm speaking more about climate disruption because it's real disruption. And it's not for 2100; it's for now.
Yesterday there was a demonstration in the streets, and it was very chic because I was--I was (ph) Mr. Ban Ki-Moon and Al Gore and the new mayor of New York. But what was important is that there were a lot of people and through (ph) the world. And I think the awareness of the problem of--of climate disruption is more and more acute.
A few years ago, there were discussions about is it real? From a scientific viewpoint, does it exist or not? I'm not a specialist. Or, I was not a specialist, but I had to become because if I want to chair the conference next year, I want to know what it is about. And my belief is very clear. It's an enormous problem not for the day after tomorrow, but for now, not only because of environmental problems, but because if we don't do things, it will change in the worst way a lot of things, economy, immigration, risks of war, and therefore we have to act. Ban Ki Moon had a very good formula (ph).
Somebody asks him, well, Mr. Secretary General, is it possible to have Plan B? And he answered, `There's no Plan B because there's no planet B.'
And -- and I think this one exactly. And I ask him the permission to borrow the formula (ph) because it's not only an excellent one, but--but--but very true.
Now what do we expect for next year? There will be intermediate steps. This week is climate week, and it's probably why we have chosen this subject today. And tomorrow, you will have in U.N., a lot of presidents, prime ministers, more than 100, a lot of CEOs, a lot of governors. And it means that there's a growing awareness. OK.
We shall have a series of meetings afterwards. And at the end of this year, we have an international conference in Peru, in Lima, which was supposed to go ahead. And then we shall prepare for Paris next year. And in between, next March, all the nations are supposed to deliver their commitment to the future.
The problem, you know it, is that today the risk is that if we are not acting very -- in a very powerful way, the warming of the climate will not be only two degrees, but maybe five, four -- five or six degrees. And when it comes to these figures, it's a real catastrophe.
Today we already see that because there is more and more extreme phenomenons. When it's a question of rains, when it's a question of typhoons, when it's a question of growth, if you compare things today, was – but it (ph) was in the previous times, they are more and more extreme. And therefore, we have to act in order to -- because it's the main thing, to go to a low-carbon economy, if we want to keep under two degrees, which already will be very difficult.
Now what could be a success next year in Paris, as I said, we have tried to have four pillars to the conference. The first one, which is very, very difficult, is to have a universal agreement about what is legally admitted and what is not.
It's very difficult because, obviously, the position of the different countries, developing countries, developed countries, different continents are not the same. But if we want to -- to keep control of this climate phenomenon, we have to come to an agreement. It's precisely because it is difficult that it is not left to only minister of environment, but to ministers of foreign affairs, because they are supposed -- they are supposed to be good at finding agreements. I don't know if it is true.
The situation is much better than before. You have probably heard about failure in Copenhagen and different conferences. But today, the situation is, to a certain extent, better, because we have the two major images (ph).
I mean, U.S. and China, which as I see them, have decided to go in the right direction. U.S. at least, the government, President Obama, John Kerry and a series of people, a series of governors, a series of CEOs, have understood what all that is about. And I think U.S. is dedicated to go ahead.
At the same time, the Chinese authorities are in the same mood. Why? Because most of you have been in China. It's a real catastrophe. And in Beijing and in different towns, it's sometimes not possible to go in the streets because of the pollution. And it's not only an economic problem, but it's a social and political problem, because there have been riots and you have a great number of people in international companies who do not want to work in Beijing or in some towns, because now it's impossible for -- for -- for reason of health.
And therefore, the Chinese have decided, as I see it, to go ahead, and there are conversation between China, U.S., ourselves and other partners, in order to know where is -- what can be done.
Therefore, the first pillar is to try and have an international agreement, especially if it's differentiated, which means that obviously what will be required from a developing country will not be exactly the same as from a rich country -- first pillar.
Second, before next March, it has been decided at the previous international conference in Warsaw (ph), that all the nations must give the proposals and even the commitments for the coming years -- 2020, 2030, and so on. It is not legally binding, but it will give to everybody an indication about what is a perspective, how we can remain, through national commitments and to degrees. That's the second pillar.
The third one is about finance and technology. When you discuss these matters with poor countries, OK, OK, it's good, but how can we finance it and what is the technology?
And we have to coin elements in that. Probably you have heard about the Green Climate Fund, which has been decided a few years before, but which is not capitalized. And probably tomorrow, when the heads of state and government will intervene, some of them will say, well, we shall put $500 million or $1 billion.
And the idea, the figure can seem to be enormous, but it's doable that in 2020 there can be, when you add public contribution, a private contribution because more and more, private companies are going into that direction, it can be $100 billion dollars a year dedicated to environment and climate betterment.
And the fourth element, which is rather new, is that we shall establish a sort of book about the actions, initiatives, which are taken by local authorities, governors, great cities, private companies, financing agencies, economic sectors, going into that direction because more and more people are understanding that it's not only a moral necessity, but an economic good investment, because it's the place where the improvements in productivity and -- and rates of return can be excellent.
And, when you add these four elements, the international agreement, national commitments, finance and technology means, and different sub-governmental and economic sectors, you have the conditions of success.
Now, obviously, it will be very difficult to convince the international community to go into that direction. But it's probably one of the most important challenges we have to face. And, therefore -- it will be my final comment because I've been told to be brief -- you can wonder why -- why asking ministries of foreign affairs to deal with that.
The answer is simple. It's not only a question of -- of environmental technique; it's a question of peace or war for water. It's a question of migrations, because of the extension of deserts. It's a question of being able to get food to people, because if you have five degrees temperature, adding to five degrees, it's a catastrophe for all series of things.
And, therefore, as citizens, it's a real challenge. And each of us, in our different positions, we have to consider what we can do. Obviously -- and we are discussing it -- you have to combine ideal and reality, because we are dealing with real things.
But I think this challenge is probably one of the greatest ones, which is proposed to us, and I'm happy too -- too that France would chair the conference next year.
Now, a last comment on that: I must precise (ph) to you that we have been chosen because we were the only candidate. And...
And -- and it has been decided last year, and when we had been chosen, most of the delegates came to me and their speech was very very brief. Point one: congratulations. Point two: condolences. And therefore, we'll try to forget point two and to stress on point one.
Thank you very much. Thank you.
YERGIN: Thank you very much, Mr. Minister. First, I want to join everybody here in congratulating you on winning the competition to host COP-21. As you've undertaken the planning for it, and looking back as you said on Copenhagen and so forth, what kind of lessons have you taken from the difficulties in the past to try to get to an outcome that you want to see?
FABIUS: The first time I went to this sort of conference—I was not in Copenhagen—but I was in Warsaw, last year, and I paid a visit to the specialists, with great respect, and I asked them not what could be a success, but what are the sort of mistakes we have to avoid? And at the beginning of the conversation, all of them were very modest, but afterwards, they delivered the same speeches. AndI think there many sorts of mistakes but particularly two sorts of mistakes.
One of the difficulties in Copenhagen is that there were a lot of climate disruption deniers. I know that in U.S. there is still debate, is it real or not real. But honestly in most countries the debate is over. There is a real problem. And therefore there is a difference between Copenhagen and now.
The second point, and I will learn the lesson -- in Copenhagen, it has been prepared -- well, you know, it was difficult to prepare. And the idea was that at the end, if great political leaders were coming, they could get -- you know, have a conversation together and find a solution.
And they went together, and they didn't find a solution, or they -- they were able to -- to deliver a paper, but they came back to the assembly, and the assembly said no.
And, therefore, the modest lesson that I've drawn from that is that we have to have a lot of work, a lot of work, before. On my agenda I have put a series of meetings, terrible, next week, international meetings, because everyone has to be able to express what are their difficulties. And you have to take into account these difficulties and to try and find a solution.
But the idea that the supreme political leaders can solve a question at the end of the day, it's the wrong idea.
Therefore, we shall try to pay a lot of work, to be humble, modest, if the political leaders can help us by statements, excellent. But the job must be done before.
And it's the reason why this year, it's important, in this Climate Week, to have good work. It's important that in Lima next December, we can make progress and step by step, in the G7, G20, in special meeting, to have progress. And it doesn't guarantee the success in Paris, but it will maybe permit it.
So you -- France has put a lot of emphasis on the financial aspects. You did in your remarks. Of course, you're here not only in the home of the U.N. but the home of world finance.
Maybe say a little more about this fund, this $100 billion fund, and who -- what would be the mechanisms? Who would allocate it? How does the money get used (ph)?
FABIUS: Well, it's not already very clear.
First, this fund, Green Climate Fund, has to be capitalized. The experts consider that if we have between $10 and $14 billion dollars, by a leverage effect that's on and adding what is done by private companies, by different financial agencies, it can come to $100 billion. And I think -- I hope -- it's not difficult to come to $10 billion or $14 billion dollars.
The only one country, which, up to now, has committed itself, is Germany. They have promised $1 billion.
France will deliver the figures tomorrow or the day after tomorrow when the president comes, and I think we shall reach the figure. Afterward, we have to precise the way everything is handled and the way -- how it goes.
And public finance will be important, OK. But what is probably much more important -- and there have been words on that. Henry Paulson has published a report and you know.
When you are thinking about what are the sectors where you can have innovations in the future and earn a lot of money, OK, you have information technology, all that stuff.
But in the (inaudible) energy sector and environmental sector green gross, there is a lot of -- of possibilities, which are not only from an accounting viewpoint interesting, but also from a financial viewpoint. And we hope, you know, this question of green bonds is -- you have a lot of things.
And if we're able to show to the economic community that it's not only, from a moral (ph) point of it, I may say so, useful but from an economic viewpoint where the things to do, it -- it will be (inaudible).
YERGIN: One of the things on the discussion -- and I think it's been some discussion in Paris about this -- is an international financial transaction tax to help finance that. Do you see that as something that's going to be on the agenda?
FABIUS: It has been decided at the European level -- you know that -- not for all the countries, but for some countries. And among the countries, Germany, France and some others.
But there are discussion, because some people say, "No, it's not a good idea," and it will be counterproductive because some countries will accept it, some other countries will not and therefore, the finance will go where there is no tax.
At the present level, it's not a problem. If it was increased in rate, it could pose a problem.
Today, it's not -- well, we -- we could not have a general agreement on that. In the coming years, I don't know. But today, it's possible for European countries, but I think it would be an illusion to hope to have that for the next year.
YERGIN: France is unusual, in a unique position among the major industrial countries. You're about 4 percent of world GDP but about 1 percent of emissions. A good part of that reason is because of nuclear power, 78 percent of your electricity.
Do you see -- as you look not at France, but as you look at the developing world and the rest of the word, in terms of dealing with climate, do you see a role for nuclear on...
YERGIN: ... the scale of France?
FABIUS: Yeah. And I see an evolution even within the so-called environmental specialists. In the old times, the old days, a lot of ecologists were against nuclear. I don't mean that they are pro-nuclear today.
But there are different elements, because as you know, when you speak in terms of carbon emission, well, nuclear does not produce carbon, and it makes a difference. There is the problem of waste, but there's no problem of carbon.
France is in a particular situation, because it's the nation where the proportion of electricity coming from nuclear energy is the highest. It's about 75 percent.
Now decision have been taken to have a more balanced, you know, figure, and we shall, in coming years, come to 50 percent, 50 percent nuclear and 50 percent renewable and so on. The figure remains very high. It will be the highest. But it's more balanced.
But as I know, because I'm in charge of foreign affairs but also on foreign trade, that many countries are interested today by nuclear energy. The first one in the future will be China. The perspective are enormous.
Russia, as well, is producing. But you have projects in India, South Africa, in Turkey. You have the particular situation of Japan, which is a nuclear country. You had the catastrophe of Fukushima, and therefore, they had to restart the elements.
Obviously, nuclear energy is possible only if security is very, very tight, and France is the highest for that. But I think there is a perspective in the future. Sure. Sure.
YERGIN: One difference between the U.S. and Europe on dealing with climate is around natural gas.
YERGIN: Our emissions are down about 12 percent. A big part of that is natural gas. The Obama administration has made gas an important part of its climate agenda. What's the attitude in Europe about using more gas, developing more gas...
FABIUS: You mean shale gas?
YERGIN: Well, it's shale gas both in terms of producing and in terms of using gas.
FABIUS: Well, there are different attitudes and different problems.
On shale gas, there are some countries which think that it is a great perspective, and there are more and more wanting to -- to go into the direction, for instance in the U.K. Some of the countries had great expectations in the research field, but maybe they'll be disappointed. I'm thinking about Poland. Some of the countries, as is the case of France, are reluctant about the possible side effects of shale gas.
Well, obviously, a major thing, it's not to be for or against shale gas. Shale gas is interesting at a certain price. If it is too costly to produce it, because you have constraints of environment, it's useless. And in the territory of U.S. -- I don't know what is European in that (ph) -- but the -- the way, you know, you invest (ph) territories and therefore you can produce in time (ph) shale gas at very competitive level.
So far as Europe is concerned, I think the attitudes of different countries will be different, but some countries will, obviously, use it. No, gas, generally speaking, it's major resource. But -- and it will -- where does it come from? You have some countries, which are producers. But many of us are importing from Russia, from Qatar, from Norway, from different countries.
But up to now, the European policy has not been very efficient because what can be -- what must be the aims of an energy policy: A, security; B, the price; C, the fact that it is compatible with environment. These are the three major elements.
And yet, when you're looking at these criteria, three, up to now, European policy has not been very efficient. And it is one of the major objective of the new commission, because you know there is a new commission. We have to be competitive. We have to deal with environment constraint, and we have the problem of security, particularly because of the Ukraine problem and Russian problem.
Therefore, my guess is that in the coming years, energy question and, particularly, on gas would be one of the major -- it would be put at the top of the agenda of all our European countries.
YERGIN: Right, well, I think that provides the transition for us to turn to two major foreign policy areas that are very much on your concern (ph). One, Russia/Ukraine, the other the Middle East.
And we'll start with the Middle East. We'll take a few more minutes of discussion, and then we'll open it up to all of you here. You don't use the term Islamic State. You don't use the term ISIL or ISIS. You use the term Daesh -- Daesh. Would you explain why? I think this audience would be very (inaudible).
FABIUS: Yes, I can explain. Well, obviously, the problem with those one is not a problem of how to call them. It's a problem of how to -- to beat them.
But the -- the -- and you know, it's -- it's an enormous problem. Because these guys, they're not interested only in controlling Iraq or Syria. Their attitude is simple. Either you are with us or we kill you. And it's not only to the so-called caliphate, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, all that is in the (ph) caliphate. It's not only the region, but it's all of us. And when was it? This morning or yesterday an order, if I may say so, has been given to kill all the Americans and the Europeans, and particularly, the French. OK, if it's not a question of, you know -- well, for us, the question is to defend ourselves. That's what it takes (ph) to defend ourselves.
Now the question of how to -- you call them. I think it's a strange thing to accept to name one's adverse -- adversary exactly by the name it wants to be named. No. They call themselves Islamic State. First, they are not a state. They have no legitimate state.
And second, in French -- maybe it's different in other languages -- there are confusion between Islamic, Islam, and Muslim. And the idea that they would represent all the Muslims is a stupidity. And that's the reason why, in French, I refuse to call them state and Islamic, because it is precisely what they want us to call them. And I refuse that.
And the Arab world, which is a bit -- derogatory, is Daesh, and, therefore, we have chosen to call them this way. But once more, let's not insist on that. The important thing is that these people have to be fought and to be destroyed. YERGIN: A little over a week ago, France hosted a meeting with 30 countries to discuss this about a coalition. Can you give us some sense of what -- what that coalition means and how you see it coming together and what it will do?
FABIUS: Yeah, there has been a series of meetings. One in Jeddah was U.S. and Arab countries. And then a larger one in Paris that President Hollande and myself chaired with Iraqis, as well with 30 countries, entities, not only Arab countries, but countries coming from all over the world. And here, in -- when was it -- Friday, we had a meeting chaired by John Kerry because right now U.S. are presiding over Security Council with a lot of countries.
And the idea is always the same: how to cope with this Daesh problem, and if you want to cope with it, we have to be the largest possible coordination and coalition. One or two elements in that.
First, they are in Iraq right now. And one of the lessons of history is that you cannot have a victory coming from a group (ph). People in the country have to get committed. And therefore, it belongs to Iraqi first to act. It was not possible before because the Iraqi government, as you may know, was divided between the Shiite, the Sunnis and the Kurdish. And the previous government who was presided by the Shiite, was very, very tough, particularly towards the Sunnis.
And it explains why -- when Daesh came in, they were able to beat the Iraqi army so quickly because part of the Sunnis have a -- had an alliance with the army saying, OK, maybe Dash is bad, but the previous government is worse. And therefore, my first point is that we have to have a political inclusive attitude and government of Iraq in order to change this. It is what is taking place right now. And therefore, the first element is to a support political new way.
Second, you have to have a humanitarian action because this country and the countries around is in a terrible situation. You have two million people displaced in Iraq. And today, it's more than 40 degrees Celsius, but within a couple of months, four months, it will be zero degrees. And therefore, we have to establish some sort of humanitarian bridge with them.
And third -- and first, we have to have a military and security action. U.S. and France have decided, because we were asked to do so by Iraqi, to ensure air protection, which (inaudible) troops. But obviously, we have to enlarge those who will be able to -- to come to this military element. And it is precisely what we have discussed in Paris, what we discussed last Friday.
And I think in the coming days, some announcement will be made. It's very important that it should be felt, not only by Daesh against western countries, fight, but that many Arab countries will join us in this necessary movement.
YERGIN: Right, so let me just ask you a couple more questions before we open it to the floor. You've expressed concern about the jihadist threat within Europe, within France.
YERGIN: How big of a threat is it?
FABIUS: It is a real threat. It's a real threat. The other day I was discussing with a specialist, and sometimes specialists are right.
You know this famous quote -- we can do humor even with serious matters -- there was a definition by a French humorist. What is a specialist? Do you know the answer?
YERGIN: I think everybody in the audience is getting nervous.
FABIUS: The specialist is somebody who is wrong, but along the rules.
YERGIN: Wrong, but...
FABIUS: Along the rules. Abiding the rules. Right.
FABIUS: OK. Forget it. Forget it. Forget it.
FABIUS: It's terrible.
QUESTION: It probably works better in French.
FABIUS: Until now, it was OK with you and now. What -- what did you ask
... The question?
YERGIN: You were talking to a specialist.
FABIUS: Oh, yeah, yeah. Yeah.
YERGIN: What are those specialist?
FABIUS: Let's become serious. I ask him how many nationalities in Daesh, 51 -- 51, from all over the countries, even Australian, we were discussing with my Australian colleague -- American, Europeans, French.
So far as France is concerned, the numbers are, unfortunately, impressive. Between those who were in Syria or in Iraq, those who have been killed, those who are right now fighting and those who, according to our intelligence, are wanting to go, 930 people.
YERGIN: In -- in France?
FABIUS: In France. And a few years ago, it was 30 people. And it is the same in Belgium, and it's the same in different countries. Therefore, the question is what you do?
On Thursday, there will be a meeting in the Security Council -- or in U.N. -- no in U.N., chaired by President Obama about how to fight against foreign fighters. And we have been obliged to change (inaudible). And you have to have a complete action and very good coordination between the different nations.
What are the main points? A, it could surprise you. You have to establish a channel between the families and the authorities. In order to make it possible for the families who wanted to alarm (ph) their soldiers. Because you have many families who are ordinary families -- not at all terrorists -- in which you have a young man or a woman who suddenly, for different reasons, decides to leave. And these families must be in a situation to give alarm (ph). Therefore, we have organized that.
Then before they leave and when it is for terrorist prison, you have to stop them. We had to change the law, and now it's possible to cancel not only passport, but ID, any document in order to prevent them from going there. Most of them are going to Syria and Iraq through Turkey, and it's not necessary to have a passport to go there. You can have only the ID.
We have been obliged -- it's not in our tradition, that you have to act (ph) -- to give the possibility when there is a hint to stop them. Then you have to have a great surveillance of all that before that and coordination before -- between the different nations, because it can go this way.
Then, when they are, if they are, in the battlefield, we have to organize ourselves through different means, I will not detail, to have elements. And we have to explain to these young people, especially to the young girls, because you have girls who are 13, 14, 15 who are wanted to get there for a different reason. But, in fact, they are prostitutes when they are there. They are slaves, sexual slaves. It's not at all what they wanted, but they are.
And then, when they have fought, if they fought, and if they come back, obviously, you have to punish them. And, therefore, we had to change the law because before the law made it possible to punish only if it was a coordinated action. Now, you can punish people for individual action.
And then, if they come back, you have to have very tight surveillance, because these people are dangerous, very dangerous. And they are all the more dangerous than it's a different attitude between Al Qaida and the so-called Daesh, because Al Qaida was not wanting to have the control of the territory, and this one, they have the caliphate.
And Al Qaida, at a central level, was ordering a series of crimes, but it was centralized, if I may say so, while these ones, there are general orders and afterwards, every individual must act the way they want, which means that this will not be a business for -- for two months. It will be long thing, and that we have to be coordinated and to work together very seriously, and to explain to the population what is at stakes.
Because you will have people say, well, that's far away. What are you doing there? We have already a lot of problems. It does exist in France, probably it does exist in the U.S. It's not our business and on.
It is our business. If we don't do it by solidarity, let's do it by selfishness, because we are concerned. But it's difficult, and especially in these times, we are discussing about a crisis, economy and so on.
You know, people are saying, well, it's far away. It's far away. No, it's not far. It's not far. And it's needs, on behalf of the governments, leadership, leadership.
YERGIN: Well, thank you.
Let's turn to the audience now. Microphones will come to you. Stand. Your name, your affiliation and really concise questions.
The first question right there.
QUESTION: Good morning. My name is (inaudible) of (inaudible).
The minister of France has been a proponent of bringing Iran into the coalition. You have had differences with the U.S. on -- on this matter, because the U.S. would like to discuss the regional role of Iran.
What sort of conversations are you having with the Iranians about their role in Syria, in Lebanon? And in light of the meeting, yesterday, meetings, between -- Minister Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, and the Iranian foreign minister on one hand, and then the Iranian and the Saudi ministers on the other hand, are you -- did you learn anything that makes you encouraged that things will go on the right -- in the right direction?
FABIUS: Well, it's a complex question, and I don't want to be too long.
The question of the participation of Iran to the Paris conference or to any conference about Iraq and Daesh has been raised, because they are close, geographically close, and they are opposed to Daesh. The question has been raised that it was possible to have them only if a consensus was obtained, and it was not the case. Why? Because some Sunni countries, you know that Iranian al-Shihad (ph), did not want it, having the -- the -- being afraid that if they participate to such a conference, it could be interpreted like a push in favor of Mr. Bashar al-Assad. And, therefore, there was no consensus, and, therefore, they did not come in.
But it is true that because of their geographical position and because of what they say, its attitude towards Daesh, they -- they can do something, not in the coalition, in -- in the narrow sense of -- of this word, but more generally speaking. But, anyway, and that's another aspect, you must not establish confusion between this question and the question of nuclear weapon that we are discussing now with the Iranians. When I say "we," it's 5-plus-1 on the one hand, and the Iranians.
The Iranians did not ask us to have a melange between the two, but, anyway, we have said, and I have said, that these were different questions because the question of nuclear is a question per se. And I very often say, in this matter -- and I was happy to see that John Kerry has taken this expression.
Well, when we discuss about nuclear things with Iran, and particularly -- well, there is a difference, enormous difference, between civilian uses and military uses. So far as civilian uses are concerned, OK. Perfect. So far as the atomic bomb is concerned, no way.
And I've very often said that it is not possible in this matter to be half-pregnant. Either you are pregnant or you're not pregnant. Either you are able to have the bomb or you are not able to have the bomb. And it's a question on which I've always said to the Iranians we cannot have a confusion between the different subjects.
The question of atomic bomb is a question by itself, which is different from the other question. And, on this question, I want us to be clear, you have to be clear, we have to be clear. And we are discussing that right now. As you know, the dead end is 24 of November, and we are discussing it right now.
Michael Gordon, right up here in the front.
QUESTION: Michael Gordon, "New York Times".
Sir, a year ago, France was prepared to take military action in Syria as part of a coalition in response to the Assad government's chemical weapons attacks.
Now France is -- France is acting in Iraq and taking military action in Iraq, but it's not prepared to carry out airstrikes in Syria.
Can you please explain the change of policy? If it's true that Daesh must be destroyed, why isn't France prepared to carry out airstrikes where two thirds of Daesh is located?
Is it because you fear that carrying out airstrikes in Syria would strengthen the Assad regime by attacking Daesh? Or do you think you don't have the international legal authority to act? And if it's your view there isn't the international legal authority to act, does that mean the United States also doesn't have the authority to act?
YERGIN: That's a very long question, Michael, many parts. Short answer.
FABIUS: Yes. Well, it -- it makes sense. And there's no change of policy. There's no change of policy. Let me explain.
Last year, it was in August, I think, you remember that there was a chemical attack, which is proved. And chemical attack in legal terms is quite particular. You know that. And we were prepared to strike for different reason that it is not necessary to insist on.
Our partners, U.K. and U.S., thought it was not possible, and it was out the question that we shall strike by ourselves. Therefore, it was not possible to strike.
My own belief is that -- but it's a debatable point -- should it take place, the situation would have been very different, different in Syria, different for Daesh, and probably -- maybe different in Ukraine as well. Full stop (ph).
YERGIN: Different in Ukraine?
FABIUS: Yes, because you have noticed that President Putin has been very active.
And we could discuss a long time why he's so active. But I think that maybe if you have the feeling that the environment is more open to new activity, you do that. But if you have the feeling that the reaction would different, OK.
Now I take your question today. We have received, France, a letter from the Iraqi authorities, asking us -- asking from us to have air protection in Iraq, and we have decided to say yes.
According to the article 51 of the U.N. Charter and President Hollande ordered airstrike, which has taken place a few days ago. OK.
Now so far as -- and the French president said that we do not have intention to do the same in Syria, I mean, by air, but that we shall help the opposition, moderate opposition in Syria.
Now from a legal viewpoint -- and the U.S. has been required to act, and President Obama -- correct me if I'm wrong -- has said that is acting in Iraq and will act in Syria as well. I think it's possible to act. Therefore, the question is not a question of legality, international legality
But first, France cannot do everything, and second, we consider that to support the moderate opposition and to fight both Bashar and Daesh is a necessity.
You may remember, because you seem to be an expert in that, that it has been the position of France since the beginning. And I can give you a few hints (ph). Maybe it should be a (ph) bit longer, but it's interesting from viewpoint of history.
It was my first conference in Geneva as minister of foreign affairs. It was in June 12 -- 2012, OK. We were discussing about Syria, we, the P5 and some other guys. And at that time, remember that in Syria there was no Hezbollah, there were no terrorists, and Mr. Bashar al-Assad was close to be beaten. And the conversation between us was, "OK, he will be beaten, but where will he go with his family (ph)"?
It was June 2012, and our idea was to support moderate opposition, because in an Arab country or in any country, you cannot condemn people to say, "Either you choose terrorist or you have dictatorship." No. You can hope to have another choice.
But unfortunately, the moderate opposition has not been supported, really. And eight months later, there were Hezbollah, there were Iranians, there were terrorists, and there was a big -- great difficulty, and obviously, Mr. Bashar was stronger. Then came the episode of the chemical weapons, and OK.
Now what do we have to do? We have, obviously -- but I mean, it's not only France; it's a large coalition. Action must be taken against Daesh in Iraq and in Syria, because they can go to Syria. OK.
But action must be taken against Bashar as well, and anyway, the opposition must be supported. It must be supported in terms of means, of finance, and action and training, all that.
And France has said that in Iraq, we shall have air protection, and in Syria, we shall support the moderate opposition. That's our position. There's no shift.
YERGIN: Mr. Minister, in one of the great statements about diplomacy, you said recently, "We must stay in the realm of reality." I'm afraid that we also must stay in the realm of time.
And I want to apologize to the many people who had their hands up for questions, but the minister has a very tight schedule, so I think we'll have to conclude now
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INTERNATIONAL – REAL-TIME
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Libya has also entered the African refuge slave trade by intercepting all vessels suspected of having African refuges aboard. Libya has also warned England against letting (quote UN-quote,) “Ignorant Africans” enter into their country.
England was warned that their global status would be vastly diminished if they continued to do so.
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Louisiana with the 2nd largest black population is under the influential Jim Crow spell of the charismatic David Duke.
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Skinheads, para-military groups and various others splinter factions including the tea party have combined in attitude and mindset to “re-claim America”
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ecause human being are creatures of habit. On thepersonal level one’s behavior patterns are called habits. On the family and community level they are called folkways, customs, norms and traditions. On the larger societal level it is called culture. If you want to figure out what a person, group or nation is going to do in the short and long term, review what they’ve done in the past. You can accurately predict human behavior. Governments, social engineers and corporations pay psychologists to do it all the time. This is why we are being studied, watched and cataloged on a daily basis.
If you are really sharp you can manipulate human behavior based upon what you already know about the individual, group or country and their habits, patterns and culture. Keep in mind all actions have consequences.
Behavior and habits are the results of ideation, our thoughts, our feelings, our actions as well as our inactions. If you can influence or control people’s thoughts, emotions and behavior you can not only predict their behavior, you can control it as well. Rulers have used this information for eons. Leaders have used fear to motivate and coerce people to do what they want or get what they want for centuries. It still works today especially in an environment where so many are wired and connected to an all pervasive mass media. This ever expanding media has access to our psyches like no other time in human history. They are like Trojan Horses in our minds.
Stop and think about the ominous patterns we have witnessed over the last few years: the unbridled corruption, the deceit, malfeasance and mismanagement in and by the government, the callousness of corporations and government’s total subservience to corporate AmeriKKKa and how the government ignores our wishes and needs. Think about the ways you are being manipulated on a daily basis and by whom? Do you know? Then think about how different your life would be if you didn’t fall for the okey-doke and flim flam.
Based upon recent and past patterns here are my predictions for 2011: The wars in Iraq Afghanistan and Columbia will continue unabated. There will be additional US military actions around the world in the name of peace an oxymoron if ever there was one in 2011. The economic divide between the rich and the poor will widen even greater. Unemployment will increase a consequence of the ongoing financial meltdown, US job off-shoring and outsourcing. The continuing economic depression will become even more obvious so much so the media and government will not be able to fool the people much longer, unless they want to be duped and lied to.
More US counties and municipalities will face insolvency and default due to declining tax revenues,falling commercial real estate values, rising unemployment, unsustainable and underfunded debt and pension obligations. More US banks will fail in 2011;157 banks failed in 2010 up from 140 in 2009. Bank failures will put additional strain and drain on the already in the red FDIC.
There will be more homelessness as people can no longer afford to stay in their homes due to unemployment and the rising cost of living. Gas, food, medicine and other essentials will cost more in 2011.
Housing values will continue to decline precipitously and more people will owe more on their house than it is worth. States will face bankruptcy which will force additional federal bailouts which will mandate severe austerity programs which will further reduce the US standard of living, increase taxes gut social programs and force even more service cuts.
There will be greater anger and social unrest in the US as more and more government services are cut, more police and firemen furloughed and laid off and more infrastructure improvements curtailed due to lack of funds. Local governments will not be able to borrow to pay expenses and will have difficulty paying their bonds off. Domestic protests and acts of violence will increase as people see their standard of living crumble before their eyes.
People’s opinion of Congress and politicians in general will go even lower as partisan bickering and politicians’ unresponsiveness to the needs of the people grows. The US will become a fascist police state with more and more camera and aerial surveillance, less privacy and additional draconian laws like the USA PATRIOT Act because the government will continue to use fear tactics and intimidation in the name of security to reduce the people to slaves.
The US media will continue to demonize Muslims and the threat of global war will increase as the US moves to prop up its declining empire and national prestige by foolishly using its’ own military and that of its’ surrogates in NATO the UN as well as mercenaries to intervene around the world.
Look for the US to use the political situation in Cote d’Ivoire as a pretext set up Africom on the African continent. Israel will continue to bait the US into attacking Iran.
The only way the US population will go along with such a boneheaded and disastrous course of action is if another false flag operation similar to 9-11 is carried out by the same people who did 9-11. Look for tension between the US and China to increase as the US becomes more desperate and determined to prevent China’s ascendency as the top economy and world power. Whether this tension leads to war remains to be seen.
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BELOVED AFRIKA ARE OUR PEOPLE ENEMIES. MEMBERS OF OUR OWN BLACK AFRIKAN FAMILY THAT LOOKS LIKE US, WHITEBRED INSIDE, ARE OUR PEOPLE WORSE ENEMIES.
I am in my piss off Divine righteous anger moment with what I am witnessing with Libya/Afrika, I am yelling (Caps) as loud as I can.
WHERE ARE THE BLACK AFRIKAN LEADERS IN ALL THESE SPLINTER GROUPS NOW? WHERE ARE THE LEADERS AND THE PEOPLE IN RELIGION NOW? EVERY BLACK AFRIKAN SOLDIERS (BOTH GENDERS) IN THE MILITARY SHOULD LAY DOWN THEIR WEAPONS AND SAY 'WE WILL NOT FIGHT AGAINST OUR OWN". BEHIND EVERY GOOD/DIVINE MAN THERE IS A GOOD/DIVINE WOMAN. NOT IN THE CASE WITH THE BOMBING OF LIBIYA/AFRIKA. KEEP ON PUTTING THESE TYPES OF WOMEN ON A PEDESTAL, PRAISING AND WORSHIPING THEM, SHE WHO SLEEPS WITH THE ENEMY (WITHIN), MATERIAL GAIN, AND THE ENEMY BESIDE HER.
Get on your Internet radio shows and put a call out to our people to Unite Now to save Beloved Afrika/Afrikans.
We are to question the women who eats, sleep and talk with these so called leaders, because She play s a role in what all happens. Do not be fooled. Do not leave her out of the equation of all things.
Many Unwise Black Afrikan women who eat, sit and sleep with so called leaders are instrumental in tearing the Black Afrikan Kingdom down. The Divine true Wise women, Builds the true Black Afrikan Kingdom up. The True Black Afrikan women do not tear down the Black Afrikan Kingdom. The True Black Afrikan Wise Woman have no problem cutting the cord with material gain, if she is sane, and have the Black Afrikan people divine interest in mind.
The leaders may not take the Sound advice from a wise woman and do as he pleases. At the same time, if She is Wise she should remove herself from the evil her mate does and inform the people, she does not subscribe to the evil her mate does. That is exactly what a Wise woman would do.
Unwise wives/mates will go down in history as being part of their mates evil destruction of Beloved Afrika/Afrikans, and so will their children will be known as such, and they should not be surprise if others attack them.
She does not co-sign to the evil by remaining silent about the evil.
Wisdom: Connected to our Beloved Afrika Spiritual roots, our Cosmic Ancient Ancestors (within), Connected to the Cosmic Universe, and the Divine Ethereal Essence Intelligent Energy that revealed/created us that Essence which is no she/he, Just intelligent energy that is in all of us. A Wise Black Afrikan Woman respect Divine Truth/Reality, harmony, order, and balance. Beloved Afrika/Afrikan people are her First Lover.
ANY BLACK AFRIKAN WOMAN WHO STANDS BY AND WATCH THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BLACK PEOPLE, LIBIYA/AFRIKA, SHE IS AN ENEMY TO OUR PEOPLE, AND IS UNWISE, AND THE UNWISE AMONG US GETS PRAISED, WORSHIPED, ADORED…AND THE LIKES OF, WHICH IS MENTALLY ILLNESS ON OUR PART WHO DO SO.
Lets do a Wise/Unwise check knowing one of the definition of Wisdom.
1. Can we find Wise Black Afrikan women in the religious churches? NO. No if, ands, maybe and buts about it.
2. Can we find Wise Black Afrikan women in Politics? NO. No if, ands, maybe and buts about it.
3. Can we find Wise Black Afrikan women in the beauty salons, getting everything artificially done to them? NO. No if, ands, maybe and buts about it.
4. Can we find Wise Black Afrikan women who operates artificial shops to put artificial everything on the women? NO. No if, ands, maybe and buts about it.
Can we find Wise Black Afrikan women in Hollywood? NO. No if, ands, maybe and buts about it.
Once Divine Mothers and Fathers of Beloved Afrika, where are you?
Below is a perfect example of many examples to show the enemies of the Black Afrikan people/Afrika. IN LIVING COLOR.
Susan Elizabeth Rice and Ian Officer Cameron married September 12, 1992. Susan is an American Foreign Policy Advisor and U.S. Ambassador for the U.N.. Ian is an ABC News producer. They have two children.
Not Black Afrikan Living in America.
Not even an Afrikan-American.
American she is.
Both of them are used to destroy the Black Afrikan race.
She may not know that is what she is doing.
He sure as hell knows that is what he is doing.