The Morning Mix, for November 21, 2012 - 8:00am
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Thanks for the interview with Judyth Vary Baker. I wish I didn't live so far away and could attend the Roxie Theater event! People who don't already know very much about the people and events might wish to watch << The Men Who Killed Kennedy "The Love Affair" Complete Episode 8>> at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_qQ0FBocFw It's hard to get the whole picture in a single interview.
Thank you for covering the ongoing tragedy in Goma! It was “Home run” stuff to notice that the Rwandan backed M23 pulled off yet another massacre while the worlds attention is righteously focused on Gaza. But we need to focus on both.
Yesterday, NPR's Talk of the Nation did a short segment on Goma falling to M23 again, but failed to connect it to the looting of minerals by Rwanda, Uganda and the US.
My response to NPR”
Dear Talk Of The Nation,
Your coverage of the Goma Eastern Congo crisis was more obfuscation of what is really going on there. Your guest from the Persian Gulf listed three things he saw as primary reasons for the instability in the area – none of his reasons were the enormous riches and conflict minerals, such as Coltan. This is a looting taking place using the classic tactic of destabilization by terror groups such as M23. This group is backed by Rwanda who is backed by the US.
You interviewed an NGO person and the guy from the Persian Gulf, but not one Congolese Government Official. One would think that if the discussion were about London or Washington, that you would have interviewed some authority in those cities or national governments. At least bring on a legitimate African Expert from the African Union or the United Nations. Coverage like yours only contributes to a continuation of the misery of the Congolese People.
Snippet from PressTV:
“The M23 rebels defected from the Congolese army in April in protest against alleged mistreatment in the FARDC. They had previously been integrated into the Congolese army under a peace deal signed in 2009.
The mutiny is being led by General Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on a charge of recruiting child soldiers.”
Read the entire article here:
Go to this link to get more serious analysis and audio clip from an African-American persective:
Secondly, You interviewed the President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama. Please ask him why he allowed an Argentinian ship to be seized in the service of Paul Singer the “Vulture Fund” operator. http://mwcnews.net/news/americas/22304-argentine-crew.html
“The Ghanaian judge acted on a claim by NML Capital Limited, which is based in the Cayman Islands.
Its owner, billionaire investor Paul Singer, leads a group demanding payment in full, plus interest, for dollar-based Argentine bonds bought at fire sale prices after the country's economy collapsed a decade ago, forcing a sharp devaluation of its currency.”
Paul Singer is linked to Mitt Romney and he's pulled this debt extortion tactic on Congo DRC. Thank you again!
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