tv The Modus Operandi RT November 21, 2022 3:30pm-4:00pm EST
for com, that's b u. s. african command, which overseas the u. s. mission in africa. part of the pentagon, 53 african partnerships from the african union. they oversee those relations and control 11 combatant command those. but they're not actually in the african continent. africa is based in stuttgart, germany, a long ways away from those bases they monitor and oceans away from american shores . currently, numerous african countries are seeing coups of demo democratically elected civilian government by military leaders who have direct ties to the u. s. meanwhile, closer to home, once called the school of the americas, are so for short, but now re branded as wisc. the western hemisphere institute for security cooperation operating out of fort benning and georgia. most universities, both alumni who go on to reach the heights of their respective field, you know,
like nobel prize winners. scientists, you discover treatments for severe illness, things of that nature. this school churned out, murderers, torture experts and those who participate in human rights abuses. it's classrooms and grounds, took in mostly latin american military officers, the brightest and most ambitious, and shaped their world view to stark good versus evil, and train them in warfare tactics. now, critics of the school call it america's terrorist training camp and part of the u. s. empire building, but how can this be when the us proclaims its core values to being that of peace and democracy? one thing certain, no matter what the name, so i or wisc or some say when sex it's graduates leave a trail of blood and tears in their wake is africans mission, really all that different than sola. and you explain more on how the u. s.
strategic alliances often turn into backfiring alliances with cool, sweeping across africa is net fuss. freeman, he's an organizer with the pan african community action or peca and on the coordinating committee for the black alliance for peace. net fun. thank you so much for joining us this afternoon. now, since 2020, the african union has witnessed a wave of coups by us train soldiers in the countries of molly and chad suit. dan, guinea burkina faso. some of these men were soldiers, part of now who into government officers trained by the united states. now because of their ties to the u. s. does the u. s. then bear culpability in the overthrow of these governments? yes, the u. s. beers culpability, not even if with to begin with, it even goes back further than these governments. and we don't have that kind of
time. but we have to see and understand. the u. s. is the top new colonizer on the continent of africa. after the independent struggle, there is a number of qu, they times they were orchestrated, and us actually participated in over stowing. democratically elected, patrice le member kwame and chroma. and then after that, you would see the there was ation of who's a lot of who's taking place on the continent and became the program of the day. but now we see is with african emerging in 2018. i'm sorry, 2008. then as a effort to continue to continue us dominance in head to money as a top new colonizer it, it also has created and emboldened military class. they feel no reason to take orders or, or yet they to be beholden to the unpopular leaders that are emerging, that are facilitating new colonialism. and actually, you're surfing the peoples of the people's res, mean,
which is the wealth of the countries for themselves. and so with, with them being unpopular in them, the military actually being the ones that keep them empowered, they feel no reason to be beholden to them. a lot of them are trained the by not just down for calm us and for command, but also the friends, mostly french, foreign legion in africa, the top military present in the continent of africa, the top colonizers on, on africa. and so we see that they are trained them being trained by them all, and also not can detain them also being responsible for the conditions the prevalent conditions on the continent. then put pur people in despair and make them aggravate, antagonize the people in terms of the leadership that they are responsible. yeah. now what, what is the stated purpose of africans existence and how does that compare to the realities on the ground as to the results of us training of security forces across
the african continent when the us are has, is famous for creating disingenuous platitudes. just propaganda for its missions in places and so is stated purpose of africa, um and, and all these military commands. a lot of the us is the, is the biggest mil to riser around the world. and it stated goals this to fight terrorism and fight violent extremism. and to bring stability to the african continent, the actual but then the actual goals. and i guess you could say there, there stated in some ways, but they're not the official you know, like not what africa has on his website is to ensure the free flow of natural resources to, from africa, to the global market. i mean this, this and paraphrasing here was a quote from vice emerald robert miller, military, former former military deputy of the african commander kit ward. and so he missed
this and in a conference. so we have to understand that this is, this is the real stated purpose and the actual results are a general climate of instability, violence insecurity, the suffering of the masses and dissatisfaction making, making people make, making people's living conditions untenable. historically, africa has really seen many foreign interventions. the northern region saw more conquest along the western coast. french colonialism. the south, the dutch these days, the u. s. isn't the only foreign presence in africa. there is also a lot of chinese infrastructure deals happening there right now. how was the african union going to balance the push and the pull between between the world to top economic super powers pulling at africa from both ends? well, i think the african union won't be able to do that. we have to understand that the african union is basically a hollow shell of the anti colonial project,
the organization of african unity that was decidedly empty colonials. and they would be standing against the, the infant dominance of the western countries and the african continent. and it can't do that. and i think what we also have to make a distinction between the relationship of china on china in africa, particularly china. but you know, other forces and the former colonizing powers, they really have nothing formal colonizing power is have nothing to bring. but what we're seeing. militarism and gangster tactics using the international financial institutions like the world bank and i m f and, and the w t. a world trade organization to, to strong arm and keep africa beholden under the, some of new colonialism. china on the other hand. and people can argue that it's doing. it's for its own political reasons, but it does, it really doesn't matter. the point is not gangster tactics. and it gives the
african countries in africa, you have african countries and alternative to the, to new colonialism and, and leverage to, to, to be equal, more, more equal players on the world stage. so the african union, as long as this is trying to recognize any legitimacy, an african union really being comprised of the leadership of the various countries and dominated by what is referred to as the commodore classes. as long as it thinks that the western powers have any legitimate role to play in the african continent, it will not be able to bring any balance and push between the 2 leaders in nor really think it really should be. i don't think that should be the mission to bring about. i think they should be the leadership advocates and be looking out for the interest of the african people. and if they do that, and we can have leadership that emerges that way, then it can even better. it's better suited to leverage other interest like interests of china. it can't do that for the west because they only have one interest in emerges all the way back to the 1800s with the burling conference. and
they're not going to change that. they're certainly a long history. their last subject here is i'd like to know how you compare african military training to that of the school of the americas now known as wisc. or when sec do the to serve the same purpose. in your opinion, there's a lot to compare the 2 ultimate essentially definitely serve the same purpose, but they are operating in 2 different distinct contexts with, within the african african continent. and then looking at the continent of the americas. but they, the, all, the african i'm in or the military commands of the united states, whether it be south com or africa, or even like you said with is there are there to keep back and be back and make sure there is no movement, no formidable. we know formidable movement, that can truck chart the course of self determination for the people to be able to
access their own control and do what they will, the extra resources for the collective good of the people. that's the essential purpose of their operating and different context. because i think latin america has a much more tor anti imperialist movements going on on the continent. as we heard of like things like the pink time which is becoming even darker. and we should, we should on to that and also so the internationalism, like for example, cuba and then it's, will it exhibit a internationalism that we don't were hard pressed to find? so unfortunately, new colonialism is firmly entrenched on the african continent and demonstrated by the leadership. so the, what the role of the to of 2 things are, you know, are, are you how, how the, the role is 2 things of the same. but how they have to maintain it is, is different. yeah, very well put nat freeman organizer with panica and, and of the black alliance for peace. appreciate your insight and taking time to talk to us today. thank you so much. thank oh,
enemy of my enemy is my friend. this millennial is old proverb seems to be the guiding principle for u. s. foreign policy, as evidenced in 19 eighties. afghanistan, coming up next, we'll take a look at how this ancient strategy came to wreak havoc on americas shores. don't go anywhere the m o b, right? mm hm. oh, oh, oh boy, is this the best of both? no issue. my for the mobile, when you vision annual g d, p per capita is about $4000.00 euros. last does that. we've got drug calling in a mold or mildew with wants to
sleep. i was off a man, i've got a plan there. cost is seal, equip actually include new prisoner you, which was throwing them on the line to come out. so you get your littlest out there . the single thought of unemployment is off the chance. moldova territorial integrity and sovereignty. we respect a country which enjoys financial support from the u. s. and the you is constantly roth, by political and corruption scandals. oh, but old didn't stop mo, google obtaining, you turn to the status in 2022. ah, 41 percent of you had a non savings to pay for a $1000.00 emergency. we have record numbers of americans who are on the verge of having their cars repossess more than
a 137000000 americans are facing financial hardship because of medical that in america we do have a well 1st system in place to help people who are struggling financially, but it's a conditional system you have to prove to the government that you truly need help. the simplest way, like explain a basic income, is that it's like social security for the rest of us. a basic income would be a monthly payment that would go to everyone. this a $1000.00 a month, no strings attached to this i have out. i will. i mean, i don't know. i just won't go crazy. the reason that i am a fan of guaranteed income because it is this idea that everybody is deserve it, and just bad virtue of your being here. ah ah. the 2021
withdrawal from afghanistan brought an unceremonious end to the so called forever war 20 years, 955000000000 dollars. roughly 2500 us service members killed. tens of thousands more injured and rough estimate of civilian casualties put the number at around 200000. all this blood shed to root out the taliban, which the u. s. claimed was harboring al qaeda at the time. more specifically, osama bin lot it. the mastermind of the 911 attacks in new york city. but if you go back some 40 years during the cold war era, the c i sent tens of millions of dollars in aid and arms to the mujahid dean, better known today as the taliban. so a taliban spokesman, once said, the americans have the clock, but we have the time, truer words have never been spoken. after 20 arduous years in afghanistan,
america departed the country in a highly criticized exit and exit many se lacked strategy. america was forced out of afghanistan not victorious, but not on their terms either. but their adversaries. the return to taliban rule took 20 years, but they've returned this time with more equipment than their mujahid dean forefathers. as american forces raced out of the country to beat the clock, leaving behind and tire bases full of supplies and equipment, apache helicopters, trucks, medical supplies, anything you might find on any u. s. military base in the world, all abandoned at bagram air base. but the months leading up to this hasty withdrawal, the u. s. was already trying to make deals with local war loan lords, tribal leaders with rebel groups and
a failed attempt to garner support against the taliban, who was gaining back territory across the country. once again, arms and money flowed through back channels of afghanistan just as it did more than 40 years ago. so if the enemy of my enemy is my friend, strategy didn't work during the cold war era, why does the u. s. continue to think this strategy might work in a different era, and that is where we find ourselves again today. and here we are. we find ourselves in the aftermath of the u. s. withdrawal from afghanistan just one year later, for better or worse, the wounds left in the middle eastern country are still very raw. our international reporter gives us some details of the current field climate of afghanistan right now at this moment. 20 years of u. s. occupation. 30000 lives estimated to have been lost in afghanistan,
11000000 refugees. i see those numbers warranty enough one year says the u. s. word, they're all from the country of gun east on its face. with the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, millions of afghans are starving as much of the west has stern. it's back on the concrete, on the taliban rule. that got arctic us withdrawal now made iconic in the tragic photos of american military cargo planes. leaving bagram air base left 7 civilians attempting to flee depth on hundreds more hearts broken. adding easily to injury you as president joe biden. some ministration immediately froze, the foreign assets of agonies then to the tune of a run of a 1000000000 us dollars to prevent the taliban accessing this money. a few months later through an executive order biden on froze those spots, but made decision as to what to do with the money. half of that money has been
allocated towards a $911.00 victim, some family fund, and the other half will be put in a newly set up trust fund. the vitamins ministration has established to quote, for the benefit of the atom people that us has yet to recognize the taliban as the legitimate government of afghanistan. and they are not alone in the sentiment can of that has not only rejected the recognition of taliban rule, but still have the group listed as a terror organization. as such, canadians and g o z, another civilian human italian groups are prevented from sending money to the country or even doing their own work on the ground due to sanctions. the 20 years the u. s. spending of ghana stan was aided by hundreds of thousands of locals who now faced death by the return of taliban leadership. nearly a quarter 1000000 240000 civilian african workers and needs to be exact. are
still waiting. s i d 's special immigrant. this us to be processed by us immigration services, this promise by president biden, yet to be fulfilled. we're also going to continue to make sure that we take on an afghan nationals who work side by side with us forces, including interpreters and translators. since we're no longer have military there after this, we're not going to need them or have no jobs. roles can be vital to our efforts. so they and they've been very vital. and so their families are not exposed to dangerous. well, hundreds of other afghans who qualified for ever equation are not stuck in 3rd party transit countries like greece. there are another $43000.00 people who work alongside americans awaiting each piece. humanitarian per obese us steel in afghanistan, so far as june of 2022. the u. s. state department has only processed 270.
so in the wake of the u. s. withdrawal from mo, danny's that girls are increasingly being barred from attending school. women are only allowed to work in certain fields. activists such as flying a kite are illegal taliban extra judicial kings are on their rice. millions are facing starvation. 20000000 or at least food insecure. over 1000000 children are already classified as starving food racial lines wrapped around many blocks. in downtown couple, the medical system is failing. there are not enough doctors, no access, and not enough to place. this concrete of approximately 40000000 is now effectively a failed state in the wake of the us invasion for the ammo. am brooks on a swollen and joining us to discuss all things, afghanistan is sada. necessary head of the afghan american relations office. sober
is an afghan native and was a cultural advisor and linguist with the u. s. marine corps, an army in the hellman province. sabra, thank you so much for joining us today. so after stan is known as the empire killer, how would you summarize? why the country received such a designation? normally, and to top 42 years, li, hazeltien, and afghanistan, he relied to americans. we like to different countries. nobody can invade it because we cannot afford either 5, alabama or not. majority be the real majority in the who are in northern, resents a lion deal fighting. they're still fighting against taliban. picking rebecca of america and american, they don't know the don't understand that we have a team no,
a northern lion and we have another team. we call a zora bribe. you are fighting against out about $99.00 percentage off taliban. there are 30 us here by pakistan. and pakistani government, they are come pulling up, janice done right now. and bill leaving afghanistan right now solver. i'm glad you brought up all the different of the tribes. and like, for example, the past due tribes and all these different different factions all over afghanistan . it doesn't appear that the average american certainly has any, any awareness that such tribes and the different goals exist. so how far back does america's involvement in your country go and how to average afghans view america's involvement, that, you know, at some point began to look like colonization after so many years. so much interference in terms of installing various presidents friendly to the us. yes.
normally majority of people of afghanistan that the based the problem and the economic problem security problem also. i know we have a lot of suicide bombers in against our right now. i know there is a lot of kill killing of the taliban. they are killing innocent people right now right now, but there is no social media allowed to broadcast everything, and i've got a center and social media broadcast, they will, but majority people of up get it, and they blamed on america on mr. biden. mr biden did a big mess for afghanistan, people, and for the world, you know, the 1st day when america left up dennis done, america left up against the taliban as support the support russia and the 1st day, the 2nd b, russia cog decision to plan an attack on brain, and now china, pakistan, taliban and russia,
you're working together to get all europe and all asian country, especially again, it's that we had as american, i'm a american us citizen. we did a big mess for our 3 and 4 malise and especially african. yes. certainly, i have seen those images of russian officials and chinese officials meeting with taliban leaders, which is very different than how the joe biden administration has dealt with the afghan officials now did. did us officials ever truly believe there was any loyalty among any so called allies that they made in the country? or do you think the afghans that they dealt with in brokering these very fragile deals, these tribal leaders did those people view these relationships as more transactional
in nature, not true loyalty, actually people, they are very loyal. but the problem is artist on leadership that they are more stronger, done our ship. so ob janice, done. as i mentioned, we have money, tribes, we have the tribe that they are very loyal what america and americans and there is another try try b, which is supported by taliban and alabama. supporting it and. and that price is supporting taliban. even the government of afghanistan, former government of your son, mister ash, up jenny? he was not loyal. he handle everything all there. oh, says army posters, equipment to the taliban. i know the all weapon what belongs to the americans. but at he was a leading and he left afghanistan, a web ha, with their advisors. thank you so much as the bareness sorry for explaining to us
the, the real things that are happening on the ground in your home country and for speaking with us and having the courage to tell us what's happening. thank you. hopefully we will talk next time. all right, that's going to do it for this weeks episode of modus operandi the show that digs deep in the foreign policy. i'm your host manila chant. thank you for tuning and we'll see you again next week to figure out the ammo. ah, ah ah, ah. bullying
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