Obama has just announced
The LRA has been active in
the DRC, South Sudan and
From the 16th to 22nd October is International Congo week, where it has emerged that the UN and the United States not only knew of the 1997 invasion of the DRC by troops from the Ugandan and Rwandan regimes, as it happened, but the United States actively armed the invasion and genocide in the DRC, having their own military advisors on the ground.
Further, the clashes of the
armed groups, including the method of the LRA, involved terrorizing the
villages in the mineral-rich Eastern DRC, using mass rape as a weapon of
depopulating whole areas so that mining operations for the imperialist
companies such as Anglogold Ashanti and fronts for cassiterite mining for companies such as Umicore could go ahead with impunity. Jonathan Oppenheimer,
son of Nicki Oppenheimer, is a director of Umicore, listed by the UN as one of the companies involved
in international smuggling of cassiterite. Much of the
worldís deposits of Cassiterite is in the DRC and is
smuggled out through
[Did Steve Jobs know where and how the raw materials for iphones were coming from? We think, yes].
From 1996 to today, more than 6 million people have died in the DRC as a direct result of imperialismís wars of plunder. Such is the barbarism of modern capitalism.
The sending of US troops to
Uganda to go after an agency that has served imperialism very well over the
past 10 years to help clear villages for imperialist mining operations, is to
attempt to brush over the real role of imperialism in the region, namely wars
and genocide to aid the plunder of the regionís natural resources. It wants to