The evil conference in France

2011-09-03 00:00

ADAY or two ago, world leaders met in France for the start of the Libya conference as the oil-hungry Western nations line up for oil while they could not care less about the fate of the Libyan people as they satisfy their greed.

What is common among the countries that the so-called world’s leading nations attack militarily is that they all have a key natural resource, specifically oil.

A friend of mine studied in New York and he told me stories about how he would pay less for petrol as he went south, from New York to Florida, from about 89 cents to 29 cents per unit.

Arab countries are God’s gift to the world, or maybe the world’s nemesis, as we now all rely on them for oil and its related resources, and they have not missed the opportunity to bully all of us and capitalise on our chronic dependence on the resource.

There are not many differences between Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe or Swaziland’s King Mswati III, but why have the latter two’s countries not been attacked and the leaders ousted in order to put democracy in place?

It is because they do not have the natural resources that the Western countries and the United States can exploit for their own gain.

South African President Jacob Zuma was spot on when he decided not to attend that evil conference in France because it is unholy and by attending, he would be approving the decision by Western nationals to support the Libyan opposition forces in their attack on Gaddafi’s government.

Just as it was wrong for the ANC Youth League to call for the overthrow of Botswana’s regime.

All nations are autonomous — no one should walk into someone’s house and call the shots. These are the rules of engagement.

While fellow Africans are envious of South Africa in general, and South Africans in particular, we should not exacerbate this by being bossy and acting as if we have quick solutions to Africa’s problems, especially when we have problems of our own that we need to solve.

South Africans got themselves out of apartheid and there was no invasion needed by foreign forces in solidarity with the oppressed majority.

Why the sudden drunken rush to rescue Libyans?

I was not surprised that France had signed a pre-contract for 35% of Libya’s oil output, in exchange for cash, arms and other resources. It is no coincidence that French oil company Total is one of the major players at the Libyan refineries. And the Italian Mafia is salivating behind France for oil.

I do not know how or when Africa will get it right. If this continent processed all its natural resources itself, it would be the richest continent in the world.

Rhinos are killed daily, oil is stolen, gold and diamonds are sold back to their owners, having been stolen in the first place. Dear Lord can you hear me?

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