“In my womb, I carry my Avenger!
Dr. Kissinger vaporized hundreds of thousands of Cambodians and Viets with b52’s in Cambodia and Vietnam and got the Nobel Peace Prize.
Peaceful Sky and Maddox. Maddox was the destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin incident that sparked the Vietnam war. This is why Angelina Jolie adopted the Vietnamese and Cambodian kids.
Kissinger oversaw the killings in Cambodia from Grand Alpina lodge in Switzerland.
Burma (now Myanmar) and Cambodia do not allow any masonic
activity on their territory. It is remarkable that General U Ne Win in
1962 came to power in a coup d’etat in Burma and in 1974 introduced
the masonic favourite political system – socialism – and at the same
time closed all the lodges. Burma has since become the world’s leading
producer of opium and heroin.
When the Indo-Chinese Communist Party seized power in all of
Vietnam in August 1945, the financiers of Wall Street were pleased.
The conservative French head of government, Charles de Gaulle, who
felt a certain responsibility towards Vietnam as a former French
colony, intervened, and in September 1945 he tried to overthrow the
communists in the southern part of the country. This irritated the
United States that demanded that France interrupt its actions to get
rid of the communists in January 1946. France was forced to
recognize the “democratic” People’s Republic of Vietnam.
As the communist terror intensified, the French government
ignored Washington and in December 1946 initiated new attempts at
overthrowing the communists. The French were so successful that in
1949, the Republic of Vietnam was established in the southern part
of the country, ruled by the Emperor Bao Dai. But the French
expeditionary units failed to remove the communists from the whole
country. The French surrendered in 1954, after the fall of the jungle
fortress Dien Bien Phu. In accordance with the Geneva agreement,
France was made to withdraw its troops from Vietnam, which was
then divided. The freemasons abolished the empire in the south in
The US Saigon Military Mission moved more than one million North
Vietnamese to the south in 1954-55. 957 000 were flown to South
Vietnam. Hundreds of thousands were persuaded to walk. They
lacked food and money and therefore turned into gangs of bandits
who stole what they needed, while being susceptible to the red doctrine,
which was created and served to them by the super-capitalists
together with their poverty. American “political experts” called these
bandit gangs “rebellious forces”, who should be fought. This
transport operation was related by Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, former
head of special operations, on Radio Free America on 13 April 1955.
Beginning in 1955, the United States was delivering arms to the
Republic of Vietnam in order to “stop” the spread of communism in
Asia, according to the programme signed by President Truman in
1950. The freemasons wanted to begin to fight against problems they
themselves had caused. They wanted war in Vietnam.
In 1961, communist activities intensified. The United States sent
300 military advisers to Vietnam. The year after, they sent 10 000.
On 20 December 1960, the communists founded the FLN (the National
Liberation Force). Their aim was to take back the territory lost to the
French. The Soviet Union gave them all conceivable assistance.
Communist aggression against the Republic of Vietnam began in
August 1964. A day or so later, a gigantic fraud was enacted in the
Bay of Bac Bo, aimed at giving the United States a reason for entering
the war (the Gulf of Tonkin incident). The American destroyer
Maddox opened fire on a stormy and empty sea, with no enemy ships
insight. The next day, the plan was to retaliate against North Vietnam,
even though the destroyers never suffered an enemy attack.
This was told by the fighter pilot Jim Stockdale, who was present at
As early as 7 August 1964, President Lyndon Johnson got the
authority from Congress to use American troops against the communist
attack. In March 1965, American troops landed in South Vietnam.
In the autumn of 1965, the United States involved other
countries in the conflict.
In spite of an ever-increasing American presence, the communists
kept pressing further south. At the end of 1968, 543 000 American
soldiers were fighting in Vietnam. According to the Soviet-Estonian
encyclopaedia, Soviet support to the communists in the north
covered 70 % of the cost of war. In 1973, Moscow announced that
this was not due for repayment.
The United States merely intended to extend the conflict, and US
played a foul game. Robert McNamara (CFR), Kennedy’s secretary of
defense at the beginning of the Vietnam War and later head of the
World Bank, openly admitted that the United States never really
tried to win the war. It was a disaster for millions of people.
When the communists seized Saigon, the Secretary General of the
Vietnamese Communist Party, Le Duan, said that the standard of
living in South Vietnam must be lowered. He stressed that the people
in the south had “achieved a standard of living too high for the
country’s economy”. This would mean the opposite of a happy and
civilized life. In January 1977, there were already 200 000 political
prisoners in Vietnam (Paul Johnson, “Modern Times”, New York,
On 18 March 1969, pressurized by President Richard Nixon’s
Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, the United States launched an
attack on Cambodia with B-52 bombers from high altitude in order to
“demolish the NLF bases” there. Each of the planes dropped some
thirty tons of bombs. The intensive bombing went on for fourteen
months. More sporadic attacks continued until 15 August 1973, when
the US Congress pushed through a stop. In total, 540 000 tons of
bombs were dropped on Cambodia.
In his book “The Trial of Henry Kissinger” (2001), the journalist
Christopher Hitchens presents evidence that Kissinger is liable to
prosecution for the instigation of murder in Santiago (Chile), Nicosia
(Cyprus), and Washington D.C., war crimes in Vietnam, the bombing
of Cambodia, massacres in Bangladesh in 1971 and as well as genocide
in East Timor in 1975. This has not yet been done.
Prince Norodom Sihanouk was no longer able to control the
situation in Cambodia, where many areas had become effective bases
for the communists. General Lon Nol subsequently carried out a coup
d’etat, overthrowing Prince Sihanouk with the help of the CIA on 18
March 1970. In April of that year American and South Vietnamese
troops were let into Cambodia to “save the country from communism”.
In this way, Lon Nol, who had appointed himself “marshal”,
forced “the Khmer Republic” into the war in Indo-China. Close to two
million peasants fled to the capital, which already had one million
inhabitants. The Finnish investigating commission estimated that
American warfare in Cambodia had cost the lives of at least 600 000
people. In May 1970, American troops entered Laos as well.
The American military equipment for Lon Nol’s regime was insured
by the national Soviet insurance agency (Gostrakh), according to
Chinese sources (“Soviet Foreign Policy: Social Imperialism”, Chinese
Embassy, Helsinki, 1977, p. 10). The same source states that Czechoslovakia
manufactured arms for Lon Nol in a factory inside Cambodia.
At the same time, Peking supported the Red Khmer, while Moscow
stood behind the Vietnamese red terrorists, who according to Gary
Allen, also received arms from the United States.
Soon, many of Lon Nol’s supporters realized that they had been
shamelessly used, and joined the democratic movement behind
Sihanouk. Thus the communist Pol Pot Kmae-kroh movement was
helped to power on 17 April 1975, indirectly by the United States
and directly by China. Pol Pot (actually Saloth Sar) renamed the
country Kampuchea (the original name Cambodia was taken back
after the fall of the communist regime in 1989). This was the
beginning of an unequalled reign of terror. On the Thai border were
6000 men belonging to the khmer-serei guerrilla, which represented
democracy. They did not receive any aid from the United States. On
the other hand, 25 000 Red Khmer terrorists continuously and
secretly received Western aid, according to a British documentary,
“Cambodia the Year Zero”, by the Australian journalist John Pilger.
Between 1975 and 1979, some two million people were killed in
Kampuchea (of a population of eight million), under the motto of Pol
Pot: “Keep them – no gain. Exterminate them – no loss. We will burn
away the old grass, so the new will grow.”
The operation had been planned two years before by a group of
ideologists belonging to the political lodge Angka Loeu (The Higher
Organization). Their aim was to implement all communist Chinese
principles at once (in China itself it took 25 years). Everything from
the past was to be destroyed and annihilated. Angka Loeu consisted
of a score of intellectuals (teachers and bureaucrats). Of the eight
leaders (Khieu Samphan, May Mann, Ieng Sary, Nuon Chea, Son Sen,
Pol Pot and others), five were teachers, one a university professor,
one an economist and one a bureaucrat, according to Paul Johnson.
All had studied in France in the early 1950s, and there become
members of the French Communist Party and freemasons, learning
from the leaders of the Martinist Order that the use of violence was
good for society, a “truth” eagerly propagated by the radical leftwing
Kenneth Quinn, of the US State Department, had received information
about the plans of Angka Loeu, and wrote a report about the
planned mass murder, dated 20 February 1974 (“Political Change in
Wartime: The Khmer Krahom Revolution in Southern Cambodia 1970-
74”, American Science Association, 4 September 1975). The plan
stated that “individual members of society must be mentally reconstructed”
and that “the traditional foundations, structures and
forces, which have shaped and governed the life of an individual
must be torn down, using terror and other means”. After this, the
individual would be “rebuilt in accordance to party doctrine,
replacing old values with new ones”. This reeks of freemasonry. The
American leadership did not intend to interfere with such a plan. One
does not to disturb one’s masonic brothers when they follow international
The carnage in Cambodia began on 17 April 1975, when the Red
Khmer, young indoctrinated peasant soldiers entered the capital
Pnomh Penh, the home of three million people. The violence began
at 7 a. m. with attacks on Chinese shops. The first murders were
committed at 8. 45. At 10 a. m., the soldiers opened fire on everyone
they saw in the streets, in order to cause panic, so that everyone fled
All hospitals were evacuated. Rockets were fired towards any
house showing signs of movement. In the evening, the water was
turned off. No officers were in sight. The intellectual freemasons who
had planned these evil deeds, to build a society without cities or
money, did not appear. The Red Khmer took the women and small
children to the killing fields.
All ties of friendship were banned. Only dark clothes were allowed,
brightly coloured clothes were regarded as expressions of individualism.
This was typical of the masonic humanism that spread from France
to other parts of the world. The leaders of the Revolution (all freemasons)
had declared, in 1793: “We will rather turn all of France into
a graveyard than fail.” (Guy Lenotre, “The Mass Drownings in Nantes”,
Stockholm, 1913, p. 157) Compassion with the victims was
regarded as criminal (ibid, p. 153). The masonic leaders wanted to be
rid of the royalists and the enemies of the people, whom they regarded
as “superfluous mouths”. Among the victims were women and
children. The mass drownings in the Loire River were called “floods”,
and were organized by the Common Welfare Committee (13 members,
The Red Khmer had learned much from this “revolutionary” terror
imposed on the French by Jewish freemasons.
In April 1976, the leader of Angka Loeu, Khieu Samphan, became
head of state and was replaced as chief of government by another
fanatic middle class “revolutionary”, Pol Pot.
Pol Pot often had his victims buried alive. He gave orders to
torture 20 000 women and children to death. In all, 90% of the intellectuals
were murdered. The Red Khmer even assaulted villages in the
neighbouring countries. On 28 January 1977, the Red Khmer killed
the inhabitants of three Thai villages, before burning their houses,
according to a Reader’s Digest article of January 1979.
Khieu Samphan admitted to an Italian journalist in August 1976,
that one million “war criminals” had died, according to Paul Johnson.
In a quick invasion the Vietnamese forces defeated Pol Pot, and
occupied Kampuchea on 25 December 1978. On 7 January 1979, a
new regime was installed under Heng Samrin, who received Soviet aid
(with the help of the United States). On 11 January the People’s
Republic of Kampuchea was proclaimed.
The Red Khmer continued to receive aid from the West. During the
following years, Pol Pot was still supported by the United States and
China as well as their allies, among them Thatcher’s Great Britain.
Although the Red Khmer had ceased to exist in January 1979, its
members were still allowed to represent Cambodia in the UN.
In 1981, the high-ranking freemason Zbigniew Brzezinski, President
Carter’s national security adviser, declared: “I encouraged the
Chinese to support Pol Pot.” He admitted that the United States “turned
a blind eye” to the fact that China sent arms to the Red Khmer
via Thailand (John Pilger’s article “They Supported a Mass Murderer”).
This was the same Brzezinski, who in 1979 had openly admitted
that “the world is changing under the influence of forces ungovernable
by any government”, according to Paul Johnson.
Pol Pot’s activities in exile had been secretly financed by the
United States since January 1980. The extent of this aid – 85 million
dollars between 1980 and 1986 – was shown by a letter to the US
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. The CIA ensured that
humanitarian aid went to the Red Khmer bases. Two American aid
workers, Linda Mason and Roger Brown, later reported: “The US
government insisted that the Red Khmer should receive food…”
Following American pressure, the World Food Program sent food
valued at 12 million dollars to the Thai army, to be delivered to the
Red Khmer. “Between 20 000 and 40 000 of the Red Khmer soldiers
received this aid”, according to Richard Holbrooke, who was an
assistant secretary of state at the time. The food convoys were paid
for by the Western governments.
The senior officer of the Red Khmer prison camp was the notorious
mass murderer Nam Phann (the right hand of Pol Pot), known to the
aid workers as the Butcher.
The former Deputy Director of the CIA, Ray Cline, paid a secret
visit to the Red Khmer operative headquarters. Cline was at the time
President Ronald Reagan’s national security adviser.
Until 1989, Britain’s role in Cambodia remained secret. Simon
O’Dwyer-Russell, foreign correspondent of The Sunday Telegraph,
revealed then that British SAS units trained Pol Pot’s units. They
were all veterans of the Falklands War, commanded by a captain.
Later on, Jane’s Defence Weekly reported that this kind of training
had been taking place at secret bases in Thailand for more than four
Pol Pot was assured by his masonic masters that he would never
have to face charges of crimes against humanity. This promise was
officially made in 1990. The UN presented a “peace plan”, in which
all mention of genocide had been omitted.
The UN Commission on Human Rights voted down a resolution
dealing with “atrocities of a genocidal character, committed in particular
when the Red Khmer were in power”. The prime movers behind
this concession were the United States and China. The UN commission
decided that its member states no longer would “trace,
arrest, deliver or prosecute those responsible for crimes against
humanity in Kampuchea”. Governments were no longer
underobligation to “prevent those responsible for acts of
genocide in 1975-78 to return to power”. This is not what they say of the Nazis.
The Peking gangster regime, together with the US and British
governments, supported Pol Pot’s soldiers and supplied them with
modern arms, which enabled them to execute their raids of terror
into the country from neighbouring Thailand.
On 25 June 1991, the British government finally admitted that the
SAS had secretly trained Pol Pot’s “resistance movement” since 1983.
The Guardian wrote that “the SAS training was a criminally
irresponsible and cynical political act”.
When the Red Khmer were welcomed back to Phnom Penh by UN
officials, the Australian general John Sanderson, in a filmed interview,
refused to condemn the Red Khmer as responsible for the
A Cambodian lawyer pointed out: “All foreigners who have been
involved must be put on trial… Madeleine Albright, Margaret
Thatcher, Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George
Bush.” His ambition was to prosecute them and make them explain
to the world why they had supported the Red Khmer. But that is not
likely to happen.
In 1998, Khieu Samphan asked his countrymen to forget the past
to enable the country to look forward. The Western masonic leaders
would also feel better, if Cambodia failed to come to terms with its
CIA used the confusion around the Vietnam War as a cover for
large-scale drug trafficking wholesale from the so-called golden
triangle. This was revealed by Professor Alfred W. McCoy in his
thorough investigation, “The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the
Global Drug Trade” (New York, 1991). The drugs were sent to the
United States inside the bodies of dead soldiers.
Meanwhile, Wall Street had decided that all of Vietnam should be
delivered to the communists. This intention was announced by President
Richard Nixon on 22 January 1969. He called it “vietnamization”
of the war. In August 1969, the United States began to
withdraw its troops, while Wall Street at the same time increased its
aid to the communists, who were using Cambodia and Laos as their
bases. Laos was in the hands of the communist Pathet Lao.
On 29 March 1973, the US brought its last troops home from
Vietnam, and in April 1973 all of Vietnam was communist. A dreadful
reign of terror began, which the Western press has kept quiet about.
With the help of Moscow, communist Pathet Lao took all of Laos in
June 1975. On 2 December 1975, Laos was declared a people’s democratic
republic, ruled by “proletarian dictatorship”.
Soviet sources (among them the Soviet-Estonian Encyclopaedia)
admitted that the Vietnam War was a “collision between two different
world systems”. This was exactly what Wall Street had in mind.
In Vietnam, 58 022 Americans died, while 300 000 were wounded and
2300 went missing. In addition, two million Vietnamese died, and
554 000 boat refugees invaded the neighbouring countries. The cost
of the war was at least 150 billion dollars.
Due to its useless economic system, Vietnam began a national
programme of growing and selling opium to pay its debts to the
American banks. This was revealed by a defected politburo member,
Hoang Van Hoan, with the help of classified documents. In 1984,
Vietnam’s foreign debt ran to 3 billion dollars (Wall Street Journal, 8
March 1984). Mao Zedong also delivered drugs to the Mafia in the
United States (Asian Outlook, Taipei, January 1973, p. 13).
Dr. Kissinger has been very active in depopulating the third world. He was the architect of the Ethiopian famine in the 80’s.
This is why she adopted the Ethiopian girl.
ETHIOPIA FIRST on NWO 13 Nations Hit List, Kissinger’s 1974 Food as a Weapon.
Famine and Starvation are Wanted in Ethiopia by the Regime in Power and its Foreign Backers
By Zeleke WA
October 6, 2008 — Once again, a substantial number of Ethiopians are under the treat of widespread famine and starvation. Despite the occasional denials expressed by the Meles Zenawi regime for some sinister reasons, the Western media have played an important role in disseminating this news throughout the globe. Reports coming from different sources indicate that while more than six people per 10,000 die every day due to starvation, at least 10 to 14 million are at risk of starvation and malnutrition. Ethiopia is known to have faced recurrent famine and starvation of major magnitude in the 5 decades. The prevalence of such calamities in the country in the early 1970s resulted in the death of more than a quarter of a million Ethiopians. Analysts declare that this situation has played a role in the downfall of the last Emperor, Haile Selassie. During the 1984 and 1985 famous famine, which brought us the group We are the World, more than a million people starved to death. This scenario, in turn, contributed to the eventual ousting of the then ruler of the country, Mengistu Hailemariam. Experts predict that unless the current widespread famine in Ethiopia is brought under control in time, the country will be worse off than 20 years ago. The implication of this is that if unchecked, the situation could lead to a more serious problem that can even affect the stability of the Ethiopian society and integrity of the country. From the above account, it is clear that famine and its consequences are getting worse and worst in Ethiopia with subsequent regimes ruling the country.
Ironically, until recently, Ethiopia was often said to be the breadbasket of Africa. Given the rich natural resources of the country as determined by its location, size and topography, this may be true even now. Ethiopia has many rivers and lakes covering its lowlands, plains and highlands which are endowed with diverse and mostly suitable weather and soil conditions. The country has more than 6,500 species of higher plants, making it one of the most diverse floristic regions in the world. A substantial number of these species are endogenous. Consequently, Ethiopia is ranked among the top 12 Vavilovian centers of the origin of domesticated crops and their wild relatives, and as such, has significantly contributed to the richness of the world’s botanical and agricultural biodiversity. While a variety of domestic and wild animals are known to be found in Ethiopia, the country is also the home of the largest number of livestock population in Africa. Some of these animal species are also endemic.
Compared to previous regimes, the current regime in Addis Abeba is considered to be the darling of the so called developed countries led by the US. Besides having been supported by the US and UK for the take-over of power in 1991, the regime has been getting billions of dollars in the form of economic assistances. The regime being aware of the causes and effects of famine from past experiences, and armed with the rich natural resources of the country and the financial tool from donors, it is appropriate to ask why it has allowed the current famine-related sad situation to prevail in the country. Also, why is it that countries that donate “assistances” to this and previous regimes keep on doing more of the same thing instead of looking for alternative approaches that could bring about a durable solution to the problem of famine in the country? As discussed below, the most likely answer to these questions is that neither the Zenawi regime nor the donor countries are interested in curbing famine and starvation in Ethiopia. On the contrary, both seem to promote the recurrence of this devastating human condition in the country without much of concern.
As stated above, the present regime assumed power in Ethiopia in 1991 by ousting the Derg, and the US and UK governments were instrumental in facilitating the transfer of power. Since the regime was not supported by the majority of the people, many Ethiopians believe that it was imposed upon them by the foreign powers. Proving this contention, the regime has been hostile to the Ethiopian people across the board since it took power. Every effort made by the people to replace it by a democratically elected government has encountered severe resistance from the regime, usually with fatal consequences. One of the methods employed by the regime to crash the will power of the people for democratic reform is the creation and promotion of famine and starvation among the population. This approach goes along with fact that starving people are incapable of fighting for their rights. The following are some examples that can illustrate the case in point.
Lands are owned by the regime, depriving farmers from having plots that they need to produce enough crops and animal products for themselves and others. This problem is believed by many to be the major cause of famine, starvation and poverty in Ethiopia.
Other needed materials for agricultural production, such as seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, are also under the control of government-affiliated organizations, providing another opportunity for the regime to have direct control over the productivity and fate of the farming population.
Quite for sometime, the regime has been hiding the existence of famine and starvation in Ethiopia from the rest of the world, thus becoming an obstacle for the flow of desperately needed assistances (ie., when available) to the country.
In most cases, assistances given by the outside world through government agencies for famine prevention or alleviation are not made available to the needy population. Such assistances are often diverted by the regime for other purposes (eg., training security personnel and purchasing military equipment) to enable it to keep the population under dictatorial rule, while at the same time exposing them to the risks of starvation.
The US, being as powerful as it is, has a significant influence of one kind or another on the foreign policies of its peers in the North/West. This implicates that many countries in the developed world may follow at least some of the policies of the US towards developing (Third World) countries such as Ethiopia. Thus, the policies of the US towards Ethiopia and other countries of similar status with reference to famine and starvation can be said to reflect the policies or attitudes generally entertained by other developed nations. These countries, by the virtue of their powerful situate in many areas, have undeniable influences on not-well-to-do countries like Ethiopia.
Records documented by William Engdahl and several others show that US core foreign policy towards Ethiopia was set firmly in 1974 with Henry Kissinger’s National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM 200) submitted to President Richard Nixon. Kissinger had the posts of National Security Advisor and Secretary of State during the Nixon Administration. The NSSM 200 document cites population growth in strategic, raw-material rich developing countries as a US national security threat. Since that time, control of economic and population growth in these countries has been adopted as a US national security concern of the highest priority. Apart from Ethiopia, there are twelve other countries targeted by the NSSM 200 as a potential threat to the US. Accordingly, a major policy of the US towards potentially-rich, fast-growing developing countries has remained to be the imposition of mechanisms that significantly cut population growth. In the NSSM 200, Kissinger also implied that famine might be an effective way to reduce population. Reiterating this policy, he remarked that the US and other donor countries would not be likely to provide necessary food export or aid to the afflicted places in these countries. Reflecting Kissinger’s policy, his Cabinet colleague, Earl Butz, who was Agriculture Secretary, in 1975 stated, “Hungry men listen only to those who have a piece of bread. Food is a tool. It is a weapon in the US negotiating kit.” The US also ensured that its population control policy was adopted as an official policy of World Bank, IMF and the UN. Accordingly, all World Bank and IMF aid to developing target countries was tied to their willingness to accept population control policies dictated by the US. Observers comment that in relation to this policy of the US, every key country has been subjected to major social, economic and military upheaval since 1974, and Ethiopia is one of the victims.
While the population control policy was implemented by all possible means available at a given time space, a more effective way of implementing it has always been sought. Genetic engineering in world agriculture, especially in target developing nations was accepted as a highly promising option for this effort in the 1970s. This decision gave rise to a greater development and promotion of genetically modified crops. These crops are by-products of splicing genes from one species into the DNA of another species in the plant kingdom. The advancement of this technology has been fueled by the possibility of the patenting of life forms for commercialization. Since the recognition of this possibility, numerous patent applications for genetically modified crops have been filed by a handful of companies, the majority of which are US-based (eg., Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical, Arch Daniel Midland). The acquisition of such patents gives companies sole ownerships on genetically modified products and all the benefits associated with them. However, as it has become clearer more recently, the technology is mostly fraught with unknown and possible disastrous consequences for health, environment and even the economy. Despite this shortcoming, a few companies and their collaborators have master-planned to control world’s crop production and food supply using this technology. If and when this possibility is realized, US’s policy of population control in the key developing countries is expected to come into effect more subtly and efficiently. While this approach has indirect negative effect on the economy of the targeted countries in a number of ways, the technology is designed primarily to provide a more direct benefit to the Western/Northern elites controlling the operational system and the companies involved in the process.
Considering the specific case of Ethiopia with regard to genetically engineered crops, the overall picture looks like what is described below briefly. Reports indicate that for more than 2 decades there have been aggressive efforts by the US government and affiliated companies to introduce genetically modified crops into Ethiopia. This has been come into effect through the implementation of systematic and often very cruel approaches. Not less frequently, the highly publicized famine in the country has been taken advantage of for this evil purpose, in addition to what has been mentioned above. Concurring with the US policy described in the MSSN 200, critics also point out that the presence of famine in Ethiopia is wanted by the US and affiliated agri-biotechnology companies to promote the use of genetically modified crops more effectively, and this is perpetuated under the pretext of a number of deceptive excuses.
To pave the way for the proliferation of genetically modified crops, the IMF and World Bank policy towards Ethiopia has weakened the peasant economy and caused impoverishment of millions of Ethiopians. As described by Professor Michel Chossudovsk of Ottawa University, this policy has allowed the agri-biotechnology corporations to appropriate traditional seeds and landraces, in the meantime peddling the adoption and promotion of genetically modified seeds behind the seen in the name of emergency aid and famine relief. Following the regulation of the WTO, corporations also possess the leverage to manipulate market forces in their favor as well as obtain royalties from farmers. The WTO rules have also provided corporations some kind of legal support to dismantle state programs, such as emergency gain stocks, seed banks, extension services, and agricultural credit to plunder the peasant economy and elicit the outbreak of periodic famines. The following example from Professor Chossudovsk’s article published in Avizora illustrates how this destructive process carried out by the combined efforts of governments, the private sector and international institutions works.
“… kits of GMO seeds were handed out to impoverished farmers with a view to rehabilitating agricultural production in the wake of a major drought. The GMO seeds were planted, yielding a harvest. But the farmers came to realize that the GMO seeds could not be replanted without paying royalties to Monsanto, Arch Daniel Midland et al. Then the farmers discovered that the seeds would harvest only if they used the farm inputs including the fertilizer, insecticide and herbicide, produced and distributed by the biotech agribusiness companies. Entire peasant economies were locked into the grip of the agribusiness conglomerates. With the widespread adoption of GMO seeds, a major transition has occurred in the structure and history of settled agriculture since its inception 10,000 years ago. The reproduction of seeds at the village level in local nurseries has been disrupted by the use of genetically modified seeds. The agricultural cycle, which enables farmers to store their organic seeds and plant them to reap the next harvest has been broken. This destructive pattern- invariably resulting in famine- is replicated in country after country leading to the Worldwide demise of the peasant economy.”
Contrary to what has been publicized, since millions of Ethiopians have also been driven into starvation in the most prosperous agricultural regions of the country, drought, grain shortage or scarcity of food is not necessarily the cause of famine, hunger, poverty or social destitution in Ethiopia. In fact, climatic conditions and other natural environmental factors are believed to play only minor roles in this regard. This observation implies that the introduction of genetically modified crops is not the right approach to find solutions to the famine or food problem of the country. In fact, as pointed out earlier, it worsens the situation in a number of ways, as originally intended by its promoters.
The favorable circumstances created through the influence of the US government, the IMF, World Bank and similar organizations have allowed the agri-biotechnology companies to gain control over the Ethiopia’s seed bank, potentially “knocking out” the original and rightful owners, the Ethiopian farmers. In addition, the country’s extensive and unique reserves of traditional seed varieties, including teff, barley, sorghum and chick peas, have been appropriated, genetically modified, and patented by the foreign agro-business companies. The implication of this measure is that while Ethiopian farmers, in the long-run, may lose their own native seed resources, they may be forced to pay for the benefits of foreign companies who have patented and selling the same species in the form of genetically modified crops. Being as attractive as it is for every interested foreigner, it is likely that the process of genetic manipulations of Ethiopian unique plants is going on widely both inside and outside the country with the ultimate objective of private ownership and replacement of the native plants. What is more disturbing is that the current regime ruling the country is in full collaboration with the foreigners who perform this very dangerous venture behind the back of the Ethiopian people. For instance, the TPLF-owned company (run solely by the elites of the regime), Ethiopian Seed Enterprise, is engaged in seed business in Ethiopia in partnership with foreign companies, by appropriating publicly-owned agencies/companies whose services had been vital to the majority of the Ethiopian farmers. The TPLF-owned company is also believed to function as a distributor of genetically modified seeds (together with related chemical like hybrid resistant herbicide) to smallholders, in collaboration with the US’s Pioneer HI-Breed International and others. In this connection, it is also worth mentioning that, contrary to the beliefs of almost all country leaders and experts in Africa, Meles Zenawi is in support of the promotion of genetically modified crops in Ethiopia and the rest of Africa. This view of Zenawi goes along with his desire to ascertain the support he gets from the West, led by the US, and his plan to promote famine and starvation in Ethiopia in order to weaken possible greater public challenges against his regime.
From the aforementioned it is clear that famine and starvation are wanted to prevail in Ethiopia by the current regime ruling the country and its backers in the Northern/western world. As long as the country is controlled under the present system of administration, it is unlikely that it will get out of this problem in the foreseeable future. If this situation is not altered favorably in time, there is the possibility of the problem will lead to a more serious calamity that may disrupt the basic survival mechanisms of the Ethiopian society and even the integrity of the country, which may be difficult to be reversed later on. It is up to the Ethiopian people to appreciate this magnanimous problem that they are facing now and take the necessary challenges to make change happen in their favor before it is too late.
The writer is a biomedical scientist residing in the US. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Her children are a crime of war. So far they are the three horsemen of war, famine and death. Will Angelina adopt another child when pestilence breaks out and make it four? . It looks to me like Angelina is an MK Ultra slave and Kissinger is her handler. The children of light guide her adoptions. Kissinger and the forces of darkness accepted her into the CFR so they could be closer. Dr. K’s days of MK Ultra pimping may be behind him. He’s been looking fat and frail. We at the UN must get Kissinger before he dies.