Thatcher on Thursday : Mali. Global Wealth Redistribution isn’t Complex, is it?

Dwight  Eisenhower was a five-star general in the US Army during World War II. He became the first supreme commander of NATO.  In 1953 he successfully campaigned to become the 34th President of the United States. This Republican was a Military President.

His speech on leaving office in 1961 should not be overlooked for its importance.

The full speech is available here :

I will draw your attention to one part of that speech.  Forgive me, as it is quite lengthy.

“A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction.

Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peacetime, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea.

Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. (…)”

To put it into common parlance, the military industrial complex needs to keep running, economies are based upon the manufacture of arms.  This leads the military open to abuse by political powers to enforce change or unwanted military action with the aim of placing governments or allowing access to land and resources…

So, after that brief introduction to the Military Industrial Complex, I now draw your attention to the African Land Grab and the recent military intervention in Mali.

The French led by their Socialist Government, aided in part by the support of aircraft and 330 troops from the UK, were very keen to clear the Islamist threat to the majority of people and the democratic rights of all in Mali.  Looking back on Eisenhower’s exit speech, we could perhaps think that this action would be Just.  However, if this was the case, surely the current crisis in Nigeria with Boko Haram’s ongoing slaughter of Christians in particular would warrant immediate international intervention in the first instance.

Shh.  Don’t mention Syria.

Are you still not familiar with the African Land Grab?

You thought that Africa was a poor continent, with no natural resources, a climate that didn’t permit growth of plants?  Stop reading the Guardian!

Now we come to the really interesting point of this post.

Yesterday, 15 May 2013, President Barroso announced that The European Union will allocate €1.35 billion to Mali (of which €523.9 million from the European Commission.  See how they split it up so they try to double think you into thinking we aren’t giving as much.)  This is in addition to the  €Ms previously given in the past year under the guise of “humanitarian” aid.

(To add insult to injury, Barroso declared that this funding   ‘makes an important step forward in the social, economic and democratic renewal of Mali.(…). The European Union is proud to be at the forefront of these efforts.’)

This, incidentally is in addition to the €5.65m that the EU sent to Mali in 2012 for action for “climate change”.  I’m not even going down the road of EU and individual countries International Aid packages.

How’s that for the global communist redistribution of wealth, EU style.

Meanwhile, closer to home, and in the EU,  the Cyprus money grab still lays heavily on my mind, along with yesterday’s other news that Britain faces paying an extra £770million next year in addition to the current £53M per day that we pay to the Glorious Communist EU.

A final thought.

Here’s Mali’s debt :

Public Debt  $3,374,316,940

Public Debt per person  $202.60

Public Debt as a percentage of GDP  28.1%

And here’s the UK’s debt, to which we have just added to in order to finance Mali and the EU.

Public Debt : $2,306,052,459,016

Public Debt per person : $36,444.11

Public Debt as a percentage of GDP 92.2%

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