January 3, 2013
In East Timor, the site of land grabs of agricultural areas, families have been displaced causing hunger and poverty to escalate. The World Bank has been behind such terroristic measures, along with government interest groups and the UN.
With the assistance of the UN, corporations have begun descending on Africa to aid in the securitization of their natural resources. Examples like an $11 million dollar project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Cocoa-Cola Corporation are usurping 50,000 Kenyan and Ugandan smallholders to produce fruit for Minute Maid, a subsidiary for Cocoa-Cola.
“Africa is now the last frontier in terms of arable land,” said James Nyoro, the Rockefeller Foundation’s managing director for Africa. “With the population growing to 9 billion, the rest of the world will have to depend upon Africa to feed it.”
In February of 2012, the Rights and Resources Initiative, a non-governmental organization was supportive of the UN’s massive land-grab in Africa which displaced an estimated 500 million citizens from the sub-Sahara as well as targeted 346 billion acres of farmland for the purpose of securitizing food production. The RRI denies their involvement, however their purpose is to collect data on “forest rights” which assists in the success of a land-grab.
According to a 2011 report released by the International Land Coalition, there is a rush by global networks to acquire land in the sub-Saharan region of Africa by foreign corporations and governments which is causing environmental and agricultural devastation along the River Niger in Africa.
The report states: “The siphoning of water for huge areas of farmland will worsen the already low water levels of the Niger.” The outcome was a “50 percent diminution of the delta flood plain’s land area. Given that social conflict over resources between farmers and pastoralists has always been a feature of the Niger Basin, the Coalition suggests that large-scale irrigation could heighten tension between local and downstream water users.”
While 300 million Africans do not have access to safe drinking water, scientists have discovered underground aquifers of water in Africa that are 100 times the amount found on the surface of the continent.
Researchers for the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the University of London have uncovered this resource; and have written a paper in the Environmental Research Letters journal. The created a detailed map of the underground water.
Helen Bonsor, a co-author of the paper, said, “The amount of storage in those basins is equivalent to 75m thickness of water across that area – it’s a huge amount.”
The researchers have designated many countries as a “water source” with untapped potentials of enormous reserves of underground water.
Dr. Alan MacDonald of the BGS and lead author of the study said: “High-yielding boreholes should not be developed without a thorough understanding of the local groundwater conditions. Appropriately sited and developed boreholes for low yielding rural water supply and hand pumps are likely to be successful.”
The World Bank issued a statement of concern last month for the coming food shortage due to the drought devastating the US and Europe. According to Jim Yong Kim, World Bank group president: “Food prices rose again sharply threatening the health and well-being of millions of people. Africa and the Middle East are particularly vulnerable, but so are people in other countries where the prices of grains have gone up abruptly.”
To quell the locals from interfering with the UN’s agendas in Africa, NATO forces were sent into areas like East Timor to “calm” the people. An anonymous UN official describes how after the citizens “realized they were close to pressing the self-destruct button” they gave up their fight.
The creation of East Timor was purely directed by the UN who installed an “independent government” in 2002. The UN quickly stepped in to bring order back to East Timor in 2006 after soldiers defected from the controlled forces of the puppet government and “launched a mutiny”. Once the UN was able to establish control over the citizens be threat of force, the East Timor government asked for assistance in rebuilding the country.
East Timor is rife with oil and natural gas reserves which are estimated to be worth more than $11 billion. This natural resource is quite attractive to the globalist Elite.
Jeffrey Sachs, professor at Columbia University and assistant to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, states that “the real responsibility of the government is to ensure that the oil revenues are not just consumed in a quick binge — that’s the resource curse. This country started out impoverished, war-torn, under a long era of colonial rule, so there’s a lot of building to be done.”
Turning over the land to the UN, foreign governments and special interest corporations is causing the natives to fight back against the land-grab they are forced to live under.
In 2010, ConocoPhillips begun drilling in the Timor Sea and funding the East Timor government with bribe money that culminates in a $5 billion petroleum fund. Projects to extract the natural resources have been slow to preform and the multi-national corporations involved are feeling their investments are being squandered by the government.
Land-grabs become violent situations when the local people defy the UN’s right to steal their land. The mainstream media rebrands them rebels for the sake of public support while masking the true nature of the resistance. In 2011, President Obama sent a reported 100 US troops to Central Africa to look for Joseph Kony, a member of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
On Capitol Hill, House Representatives passed a resolution to support the US military invasion in Africa under the guise of finding Kony when in reality it was to support NATO Forces in securing locals who had risen up against the UN for stealing their land for privatization. The House also introduced a resolution to use the mainstream media to coerce Americans into support the witch-hunt for Kony as a distraction from the truth.
AFRICOM partnered with President Obama to consolidate its military presence. They created the United State African Command. Under the cloak of AFRICOM, the US government’s agenda is controlling the rich resources in central Africa. Vice Admiral Robert T. Moeller openly declared AFRICOM’s guiding principle as protecting “the free flow of natural resources from Africa to the global market.”Add This to Technorati Faves