The US’s War In Darfur By Keith Harmon Snow November 23rd, 2007 Black Agenda Report
The Darfur region of Sudan possesses the third largest copper and the fourth largest uranium deposits on the planet, in addition to strategic location and significant oil resources of its own.
Darfur is reported to have the third largest copper and fourth largest uranium deposits in the world. Darfur produces two-thirds of the world’s best quality gum Arabic—a major ingredient in Coke and Pepsi. Contiguous petroleum reserves are driving warfare from the Red Sea, through Darfur, to the Great Lakes of Central Africa. Private military companies operate alongside petroleum contractors and “humanitarian” agencies. Sudan is China’s fourth biggest supplier of imported oil, and U.S. companies controlling the pipelines in Chad and Uganda seek to displace China through the US military alliance with “frontline” states hostile to Sudan: Uganda, Chad and Ethiopia.
Monsanto has a great deal more to answer for than dumping dioxin in the south west of the United States, of which it is also guilty. The dioxin appears now to have got into the water table.
Specifically, Monsanto is the chosen instrument of strangling the world’s farmers, so that they’ll all have no alternative to trying to make it over here to become illegal aliens, very cheap labor. Monsanto develops a seed, see, incapable of reproducing itself, i.e., the seeds from the plant can not grow a new plant. To get seed for next year’s planting, you have to go back to Monsanto to sell you a new lot of seeds. The entire argument over this proceeding then gets moved to the “intellectual property and copyright” discussions you’re holding with various Asian and African countries.
(In case you think the copyright problem is a specifically Asian problem, might I point out that the long queues of people lined up for the world premiere of “Revenge of the Stith,” the latest in the Star Wars series, were offered complete copies of the movie on CD or DVD by the touts in New York at $5 each? I might? Well, thank you.)
The high road to this piece of attempted highway robbery has just been laid in place in Iraq, where, under the special rules and regulations the US is able to impose on its colony, mere description of any plant, say, date palms, is sufficient to secure a patent on it, which patent can then be enforced under existing copyright and patent regulations and “intellectual property” negotiations. Neat, huh?
There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: only nut cases want to be president. This was true even in high school. Only clearly disturbed people ran for class president. – Kurt Vonnegut