Bury CIA next to Bush

To­day, the CIA ac­cuses Zim­babwe of be­ing a tran­sit point for cannabis, heroin, man­drax, metham­phetamine and forced labour/sex traf­fick­ing. The CIA says that Cuba co­erces and forces their doc­tors to en­gage in for­eign cam­paigns, which sug­gests sol­i­dar­ity an

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Leader - ◆ Obi Eg­buna Jnr is the US cor­re­spon­dent to The Her­ald and Ex­ter­nal Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer to the Zim­babwe Cuba Friend­ship As­so­ci­a­tion (ZICUFA). His email is obieg­[email protected] gmail.com. Obi Eg­buna Jnr Simunye

BE­CAUSE the United State’s his­tory is syn­ony­mous with cap­tiv­ity, geno­cide, ex­ploited labour, wars for profit, rape and plun­der, all funer­als held for their for­mer heads of state, by cir­cum­stance, are noth­ing more than fee­ble ex­er­cises of dam­age con­trol. Since we are talk­ing about a na­tion who ag­gres­sively took the ba­ton from Adolf Hitler and the no­to­ri­ous Third Re­ich as the great­est threat to world peace and sta­bil­ity, it was more cum­ber­some than usual to lay to rest the only US pres­i­dent who prior to hold­ing that of­fice was the Di­rec­tor of the CIA, Ge­orge Her­bert Walker Bush. Since Mr Bush’s fa­ther, Prescott Bush, gave Hitler un­con­di­tional sup­port, it all comes full cir­cle.

If any­one out­side US bor­ders doubts the de­gree of po­lit­i­cal brain­wash­ing, that takes place in­side US bor­ders, let them wrap their heads around the fact that Mr Bush went to his grave as the most pop­u­lar liv­ing Pres­i­dent. This in­cludes Ge­orge W. Bush rein­vent­ing him­self as a born again hu­man­i­tar­ian ob­sessed with Mother Africa’s re­demp­tion.

What must be an­a­lysed is whether this stems from a his­tor­i­cal dis­con­nect or a shame­less dis­po­si­tion, that has re­sulted in em­brac­ing a nar­ra­tive that pro­vides US im­pe­ri­al­ism with the green light to erase its er­rors, atroc­i­ties and blem­ishes.

At a mo­ment in his­tory when African chil­dren in the Di­as­pora’s hunger and ap­petite for their cul­ture and true iden­tity is ar­guably stronger than ever be­fore, an in­evitable clash with US-EU im­pe­ri­al­ist spin doc­tors con­cern­ing their ef­forts to jus­tify their ac­tions has cross-gen­er­a­tional im­pli­ca­tions, that in all hon­esty we don’t ap­pear to be pre­pared to han­dle.

When they dis­cover that the CIA was cre­ated by the same Demo­crat Harry S. Tru­man, who de­seg­re­gated the US mil­i­tary, every civil/hu­man rights or­gan­i­sa­tion in our com­mu­nity runs the risk of be­ing ac­cused of hold­ing back on what they ad­ver­tise and de­fine as voter ed­u­ca­tion, this per­haps will be even more chal­leng­ing than ex­plain­ing that the founder of the KKK Nathan For­rest was also a mem­ber of the Demo­cratic Party.

These same chil­dren will have an im­mensely dif­fi­cult time hold­ing back their tears, af­ter dis­cov­er­ing that the drug cul­ture that is in­ex­tri­ca­bly linked to the pri­son in­dus­trial com­plex, was ex­ploited by the CIA when they or­ches­trated a Crack Co­caine dis­tri­bu­tion cam­paign in or­der to fi­nance their regime change ef­forts in Iran and Nicaragua.

Dur­ing Mr Bush’s eu­logy he was cred­ited for liv­ing by the fol­low­ing seven mantras — Tell The Truth, Do Your Best, Don’t Blame Peo­ple, Be Strong, Try Hard, For­give, Stay the Course.

Us­ing this ap­proach to life it­self, who in their right mind be­lieves the CIA will ever share blow by blow de­tails about their crimes against hu­man­ity, un­less it is forced by all out protests, that can­not be con­tained or sab­o­taged by the Demo­cratic and Re­pub­li­can par­ties.

If US im­pe­ri­al­ism be­lieves trans­parency for its cit­i­zens is in­deed the wave of the fu­ture, are they will­ing to re­write the text­books used in So­cial Stud­ies/US Gov­ern­ment classes that will per­mit re­veal­ing CIA’s ac­tiv­ity past and present. Ex­actly three nu­mer­i­cal years af­ter the All African Peo­ple’s Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Party and the Amer­i­can In­dian Move­ment/Grand Gov­ern­ing Coun­cil called for a smash the FBI-CIA coali­tion, a for­mer US Sen­a­tor Frank Church rep­re­sent­ing Idaho es­tab­lished a com­mit­tee known as the Church Com­mit­tee which was set up to in­ves­ti­gate abuses and wrong­do­ings by the FBI, CIA, NSA and IRS.

Per­haps the most jaw-drop­ping in­for­ma­tion re­vealed was be­gin­ning in the 1950s, the CIA in con­junc­tion with the FBI had opened 215 000 pieces of mail of its own cit­i­zens.

The Church Com­mis­sion also led to the pub­li­ca­tion of an in­terim re­port en­ti­tled “Al­leged As­sas­si­na­tion At­tempts” in­volv­ing lead­ers which sin­gled out a few of their al­lies — Tru­jillo of the Do­mini­can Repub­lic and Diem of Vietna — but also Gen­eral Rene Sch­nei­der of Chile and Com­rades Pa­trice Lu­mumba and Com­man­dante Fidel Cas­tro.

This led to for­mer US pres­i­dents draft­ing ex­ec­u­tive orders ban­ning po­lit­i­cal as­sas­si­na­tions. How­ever, US im­pe­ri­al­ism found wig­gling room to dis­pose of Com­rade Mau­rice Bishop in Grenada and an all-out mil­i­tary in­va­sion of Panama coined “Oper­a­tion Just Cause” by for­mer US Joint Chief of Staff/Sec­re­tary of State Gen­eral Colin Pow­ell.

Since 2002, the CIA has its own uni­ver­sity that works in con­junc­tion with the Na­tional In­tel­li­gence Uni­ver­sity and the Sher­man Kent School for In­tel­li­gence Anal­y­sis. The classes taught are chem­i­cal weapons, man­u­fac­tur­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, de­fence driv­ing, dirty bombs, ge­og­ra­phy of crit­i­cal rea­sons, in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy/in­tel­li­gence com­mu­nity, money laun­der­ing, project man­age­ment, weapons pro­lif­er­a­tion and weapon train­ing, ter­ror­ism, weapons of mass de­struc­tion.

To­day, the CIA ac­cuses Zim­babwe of be­ing a tran­sit point for cannabis, heroin, man­drax, metham­phetamine and forced labour/sex traf­fick­ing. The CIA says that Cuba co­erces and forces their doc­tors to en­gage in for­eign cam­paigns, which sug­gests sol­i­dar­ity and a love for life are not part of the equa­tion. The CIA says Eritrea en­gages in forced labour and Venezuela is in­volved in drugs and sex traf­fick­ing. The time has come to bury the CIA next to Mr Bush.

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