Let us prepare for re-colonisation

Let us prepare for re-colonisation (1)

By Idang Alibi


If I were a man of some great consequence, I would have the audacity to say that Thursday the 20th of October, 2011 will go down in my diary as one of the saddest days in my life. For it was on that day that the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, one of the most nationalistic, intelligent, caring, responsive and responsible leaders among leaders of the developing nations, was killed and humiliated by imperialists powers under the guise of freeing the people of Libya from his dictatorship. My sorrow was so immense not only because a great leader and humanist was killed by the forces of greed and injustice, but because some members of the human family, including, unfortunately, some brain-washed citizens of Libya, did not know the import of what had, some years ago, happened in Iraq and which had now come upon Libya.alt

And who can blame those who do not understand the significance of what happened on Thursday 20th October? Being victims of several years of Western media propaganda which demonises any uppity Third World leader that the West cannot easily manipulate for their own purposes, it is hardly surprising that some people, including Libyans, were wildly jubilating and celebrating what they foolishly thought was the fall of Gaddafi, the deserved end of a dictator, a tyrant, a corrupt man, etc. But the truth of the matter is that the Americans, French and Britons who killed Gaddafi had no noble thoughts on their mind at all: that they were out to take out a man who was giving pains to some Arabs. As far as they are concerned it will be better if some crazy folk can kill off all the Arabs in Libya and leave the place empty for them to get their crude oil which is what all the adventure in Libya is about.

What took place that day was not the fall of Gaddafi as is erroneously being thought. What happened is another signpost that the world is being led back to the era of colonisation of various peoples adjudged by some unjust and greedy people to be primitive but who have the strategic resources that the West need for their industries back home. This, in reality, is what happened and, as I said, first, in Iraq and now it has been accomplished in Libya. And instead of weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, some people were rejoicing? Is this not a case of ignorance being bliss? We are experiencing the beginning (in Iraq) and the consolidation (in Libya) of a people being subjected to the loss of their country, their freedom and the resources which God is his infinite wisdom gave to them yet, some are so ignorant and so blissful of their impending bondage?

Western powers who feel entitled to all the resources of the earth, are about again to begin a second colonisation of Africa, the Middle East and the rest of the ‘'primitive world''. Remember that in recent times the West has been referring to Africa as the last frontier of resources in the world. This is a Freudian slip which reveals their covetous desire for the crude oil, gold and other strategic resources of Africa.

With the type of simple minded attitude of taking in and believing everything that our predators tell us about our leaders and their offer to ‘help' us do away with them, we should just begin to prepare for re-colonisation because that is one of the guises they will hide under to invade our countries to install puppets who will rule us on behalf of the imperialists. Let me tell my people one truth: there are dictators everywhere. Our own may not be worse than those of Europe. The difference between our own dictators and those of Europe and America is that while our own may kill their own citizens who disagree with them, those of America order the killing of thousands of peoples of other countries who have no quarrel whatsoever with America. Please, may I know something: How many ordinary Afghans who cannot locate the map of their own country or that of America's on the world map and who have no quarrel whatsoever with America have been killed on the orders of Dictator Obama and other dictators of America before him? What are American soldiers doing in Afghanistan? When was there a vote that they should go there? Is that their country? Did the people of Afghanistan ask ‘'democrat'' Obama to come to their aid against an aggressor? If they did not, what legitimate right does America have to be in that country? If they went to Afghanistan uninvited, theAmerica leader who gave the order for his troops to occupy that country is he a democrat or a dictator? Let someone please tell the simple son of Alibi the answer, please.

I am trying in my small way to puncture some of the fraudulent and fallacious arguments these imperialists put up to justify some of their costly adventures but which some among us who call themselves democrats, human rights activists, non-state actors, feminists and the likes, choose to buy and swallow spoon, fork and knife.

The Americans and the Europeans are in trouble and only their leaders know it. Many of the leaders and ordinary peoples of those continents have sold their souls to Satan. We live in a moral world and whether we believe it or not, there are consequences of our actions. The people have squandered the resources most of which they stole from other people through outright theft, piracy, unfair trade policies and living a life of insatiable greed fuelled by smart advertising in which most of their citizens, especially women, buy what they do not need but which they have been led to believe they must possess if they want to live a good life and be like the Jones across the street. Payback time for a life of greed and living on credit has come.

The politicians of those countries have unsuccessfully tried so many things for their countries to remain afloat but no dice. Imperialism in which an imperial power extracts the resources of client states is not bringing as much money and wealth and with as much speed as the West would like because some leaders of ‘primitive' countries like Saddam and Gaddafi are not pliable. The West is at its wit's end: they do not know what trick in the rule books to employ any more. The new option is therefore recourse to old-fashioned re-colonisation: re-colonise the countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia.

What strategy to adopt? Start with those countries with huge strategic resources but which have wise, intelligent, nationalistic and assertive leaders such as Saddam and Gaddafi who could act as obstacles. The calculation is that by such a strategy they can shock, destabilise, intimidate and overawe the rest. To be concluded next week.



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Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Yankari posted on 11-09-2011, 12:17:43 PM
You ask what the US is doing in Afghanistan?, pray tell what is Kenya doing in Somalia?
Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Idang Alibi posted on 11-09-2011, 13:10:50 PM
The West is at its wit's end: they do not know what trick in the rule books to employ any more. The new option is therefore recourse to old-fashioned re-colonisation.


Let us prepare for re-colonisation (1)

By Idang Alibi

If I were a man of some great consequence, I would have the audacity to say that Thursday the 20th of October, 2011 will go down in my diary as one of the saddest days in my life. For it was on that day that the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, one of the most nationalistic, intelligent, caring, responsive and responsible leaders among leaders of the developing nations, was killed and humiliated by imperialists powers under the guise of freeing the people of Libya from his dictatorship. My sorrow was so immense not only because a great leader and humanist was killed by the forces of greed and injustice, but because some members of the human family, including, unfortunately, some brain-washed citizens of Libya, did not know the import of what had, some years ago, happened in Iraq and which had now come upon Libya.user posted image

 And who can blame those who do not understand the significance of what happened on Thursday 20th October? Being victims of several years of Western media propaganda which demonises any uppity Third World leader that the West cannot easily manipulate for their own purposes, it is hardly surprising that some people, including Libyans, were wildly jubilating and celebrating what they foolishly thought was the fall of Gaddafi, the deserved end of a dictator, a tyrant, a corrupt man, etc. But the truth of the matter is that the Americans, French and Britons who killed Gaddafi had no noble thoughts on their mind at all: that they were out to take out a man who was giving pains to some Arabs. As far as they are concerned it will be better if some crazy folk can kill off all the Arabs in Libya and leave the place empty for them to get their crude oil which is what all the adventure in Libya is about.

 What took place that day was not the fall of Gaddafi as is erroneously being thought. What happened is another signpost that the world is being led back to the era of colonisation of various peoples adjudged by some unjust and greedy people to be primitive but who have the strategic resources that the West need for their industries back home. This, in reality, is what happened and, as I said, first, in Iraq and now it has been accomplished in Libya. And instead of weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, some people were rejoicing? Is this not a case of ignorance being bliss? We are experiencing the beginning (in Iraq) and the consolidation (in Libya) of a people being subjected to the loss of their country, their freedom and the resources which God is his infinite wisdom gave to them yet, some are so ignorant and so blissful of their impending bondage?

Western powers who feel entitled to all the resources of the earth, are about again to begin a second colonisation of Africa, the Middle East and the rest of the ''primitive world''. Remember that in recent times the West has been referring to Africa as the last frontier of resources in the world. This is a Freudian slip which reveals their covetous desire for the crude oil, gold and other strategic resources of Africa.

With the type of simple minded attitude of taking in and believing everything that our predators tell us about our leaders and their offer to 'help' us do away with them, we should just begin to prepare for re-colonisation because that is one of the guises they will hide under to invade our countries to install puppets who will rule us on behalf of the imperialists. Let me tell my people one truth: there are dictators everywhere. Our own may not be worse than those of Europe. The difference between our own dictators and those of Europe and America is that while our own may kill their own citizens who disagree with them, those of America order the killing of thousands of peoples of other countries who have no quarrel whatsoever with America. Please, may I know something: How many ordinary Afghans who cannot locate the map of their own country or that of America's on the world map and who have no quarrel whatsoever with America have been killed on the orders of Dictator Obama and other dictators of America before him? What are American soldiers doing in Afghanistan? When was there a vote that they should go there? Is that their country? Did the people of Afghanistan ask ''democrat'' Obama to come to their aid against an aggressor? If they did not, what legitimate right does America have to be in that country? If they went to Afghanistan uninvited, theAmerica leader who gave the order for his troops to occupy that country is he a democrat or a dictator? Let someone please tell the simple son of Alibi the answer, please.

I am trying in my small way to puncture some of the fraudulent and fallacious arguments these imperialists put up to justify some of their costly adventures but which some among us who call themselves democrats, human rights activists, non-state actors, feminists and the likes, choose to buy and swallow spoon, fork and knife.

The Americans and the Europeans are in trouble and only their leaders know it. Many of the leaders and ordinary peoples of those continents have sold their souls to Satan. We live in a moral world and whether we believe it or not, there are consequences of our actions. The people have squandered the resources most of which they stole from other people through outright theft, piracy, unfair trade policies and living a life of insatiable greed fuelled by smart advertising in which most of their citizens, especially women, buy what they do not need but which they have been led to believe they must possess if they want to live a good life and be like the Jones across the street. Payback time for a life of greed and living on credit has come.

The politicians of those countries have unsuccessfully tried so many things for their countries to remain afloat but no dice. Imperialism in which an imperial power extracts the resources of client states is not bringing as much money and wealth and with as much speed as the West would like because some leaders of 'primitive' countries like Saddam and Gaddafi are not pliable. The West is at its wit's end: they do not know what trick in the rule books to employ any more. The new option is therefore recourse to old-fashioned re-colonisation: re-colonise the countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia.Â

What strategy to adopt? Start with those countries with huge strategic resources but which have wise, intelligent, nationalistic and assertive leaders such as Saddam and Gaddafi who could act as obstacles. The calculation is that by such a strategy they can shock, destabilise, intimidate and overawe the rest. To be concluded next week.

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Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Eace posted on 11-09-2011, 13:10:50 PM

Let us prepare for re-colonisation (1)


By Idang Alibi




If I were a man of some great consequence, I would have the audacity to say that Thursday the 20th of October, 2011 will go down in my diary as one of the saddest days in my life. For it was on that day that the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, one of the most nationalistic, intelligent, caring, responsive and responsible leaders among leaders of the developing nations, was killed and humiliated by imperialists powers under the guise of freeing the people of Libya from his dictatorship. My sorrow was so immense not only because a great leader and humanist was killed by the forces of greed and injustice, but because some members of the human family, including, unfortunately, some brain-washed citizens of Libya, did not know the import of what had, some years ago, happened in Iraq and which had now come upon Libya.alt


And who can blame those who do not understand the significance of what happened on Thursday 20th October? Being victims of several years of Western media propaganda which demonises any uppity Third World leader that the West cannot easily manipulate for their own purposes, it is hardly surprising that some people, including Libyans, were wildly jubilating and celebrating what they foolishly thought was the fall of Gaddafi, the deserved end of a dictator, a tyrant, a corrupt man, etc. But the truth of the matter is that the Americans, French and Britons who killed Gaddafi had no noble thoughts on their mind at all: that they were out to take out a man who was giving pains to some Arabs. As far as they are concerned it will be better if some crazy folk can kill off all the Arabs in Libya and leave the place empty for them to get their crude oil which is what all the adventure in Libya is about.


What took place that day was not the fall of Gaddafi as is erroneously being thought. What happened is another signpost that the world is being led back to the era of colonisation of various peoples adjudged by some unjust and greedy people to be primitive but who have the strategic resources that the West need for their industries back home. This, in reality, is what happened and, as I said, first, in Iraq and now it has been accomplished in Libya. And instead of weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, some people were rejoicing? Is this not a case of ignorance being bliss? We are experiencing the beginning (in Iraq) and the consolidation (in Libya) of a people being subjected to the loss of their country, their freedom and the resources which God is his infinite wisdom gave to them yet, some are so ignorant and so blissful of their impending bondage?


Western powers who feel entitled to all the resources of the earth, are about again to begin a second colonisation of Africa, the Middle East and the rest of the ‘'primitive world''. Remember that in recent times the West has been referring to Africa as the last frontier of resources in the world. This is a Freudian slip which reveals their covetous desire for the crude oil, gold and other strategic resources of Africa.


With the type of simple minded attitude of taking in and believing everything that our predators tell us about our leaders and their offer to ‘help' us do away with them, we should just begin to prepare for re-colonisation because that is one of the guises they will hide under to invade our countries to install puppets who will rule us on behalf of the imperialists. Let me tell my people one truth: there are dictators everywhere. Our own may not be worse than those of Europe. The difference between our own dictators and those of Europe and America is that while our own may kill their own citizens who disagree with them, those of America order the killing of thousands of peoples of other countries who have no quarrel whatsoever with America. Please, may I know something: How many ordinary Afghans who cannot locate the map of their own country or that of America's on the world map and who have no quarrel whatsoever with America have been killed on the orders of Dictator Obama and other dictators of America before him? What are American soldiers doing in Afghanistan? When was there a vote that they should go there? Is that their country? Did the people of Afghanistan ask ‘'democrat'' Obama to come to their aid against an aggressor? If they did not, what legitimate right does America have to be in that country? If they went to Afghanistan uninvited, theAmerica leader who gave the order for his troops to occupy that country is he a democrat or a dictator? Let someone please tell the simple son of Alibi the answer, please.


I am trying in my small way to puncture some of the fraudulent and fallacious arguments these imperialists put up to justify some of their costly adventures but which some among us who call themselves democrats, human rights activists, non-state actors, feminists and the likes, choose to buy and swallow spoon, fork and knife.


The Americans and the Europeans are in trouble and only their leaders know it. Many of the leaders and ordinary peoples of those continents have sold their souls to Satan. We live in a moral world and whether we believe it or not, there are consequences of our actions. The people have squandered the resources most of which they stole from other people through outright theft, piracy, unfair trade policies and living a life of insatiable greed fuelled by smart advertising in which most of their citizens, especially women, buy what they do not need but which they have been led to believe they must possess if they want to live a good life and be like the Jones across the street. Payback time for a life of greed and living on credit has come.


The politicians of those countries have unsuccessfully tried so many things for their countries to remain afloat but no dice. Imperialism in which an imperial power extracts the resources of client states is not bringing as much money and wealth and with as much speed as the West would like because some leaders of ‘primitive' countries like Saddam and Gaddafi are not pliable. The West is at its wit's end: they do not know what trick in the rule books to employ any more. The new option is therefore recourse to old-fashioned re-colonisation: re-colonise the countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia.


What strategy to adopt? Start with those countries with huge strategic resources but which have wise, intelligent, nationalistic and assertive leaders such as Saddam and Gaddafi who could act as obstacles. The calculation is that by such a strategy they can shock, destabilise, intimidate and overawe the rest. To be concluded next week.



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Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Eire posted on 11-09-2011, 13:39:58 PM
"Muammar Gaddafi, one of the most nationalistic, intelligent, caring, responsive and responsible leaders among leaders of the developing nations"

I am not surprised, citizens around the world have a better insight and understanding of world issues than most Nigerians. It is also common knowledge that Nigerians usually have more respect for their abusers than themselves, if not why will any dumb Nigerian praise Gaddafi who has killed and imprisoned more Nigerians immigrants in his country than any other place?

Common sense did not prevail here!
Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Prof penkelemess posted on 11-10-2011, 05:46:57 AM
Ghadafi, one of the most inrtelligent, responsible and responsible

and so on... and so on...


could it just be that Idang shot himself,

not in the groin but in the brain (if any!),

or, sure, he must have meant an entirely different person

from the one - seeing and hearing - people knew !

Gerd Meuer - NEVER anonymous !!!




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Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Raimuh posted on 11-10-2011, 11:10:21 AM
Thank you Idang Alibi. I like people that say the truth the way it is.
Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Hawk posted on 11-10-2011, 17:25:44 PM
What Africa needs are strong institutions ,not strong leaders, said President Obama. Jerry Rawlings left strong institutions and bowed out when ovation was loudest. Today you will not be surprised to hear a man in the streets of Nigeria say , "We need Rawlings here". That will not be if Rawlings is still in power today for good or for bad. On the part of Ghaddafi, suppose Ghaddafi had died a natural death when he was killed what legacies and institutions had he left for sustainability of Libya.
To conclude I would say that no nation will colonise you (literally or otherwise) unless you provide enough ground for that. Complete abolition of slave trade was used to explain away colonization of Africa.No one will blame US for removing dictators like Saddam Hussien and Ghaddafi who were killing their helpless citizens even if the USA had some other ulterior motives.
Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Century posted on 11-10-2011, 17:43:51 PM
Stupid Libyans!
The IMF and the World Bank will soon be guests in Libya and...the country will never be the same again.
Good piece, Idang!
Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Igwe posted on 11-10-2011, 21:34:57 PM
This piece is at least 50 years late.

There was never a decolonisation. It hasn't even started!

Colonisation is still going on, even though they call it neo colonialism.

So what recolonisation are you talking about?

For those who said that Gaddafi should have bowed out, well that was his prerogative. If the majority of the Libyans didn't want him, they would have kicked him out. We saw it happen in Egypt and in Tunisia, in defiance of the imperialists, one must add! But that wasn't what happened in Libya. What happened was that a group of rebels were armed and trained and led in battle by the imperialists to oust Gaddafi, making it look like it was Libyans doing the fighting. And it was done, not for the benefit of Libyans but for their own benefit. Whether Gaddafi stayed in power for 100 years is the business of Libyans! The lie that there was going to be genocide is the lie manufactured by the imperialists in order to carry out their plan of repossessing Libya after removing their obstacle, namely Gaddafi.

Omar Bongo ruled Gabon for 43 years and when he died, his son took over. And by the way, his funeral was attended by two french presidents, one must add again. Eyadema ruled for decades in Togo and when he died his son took over, same thing in the Congo and same thing is likely to happen in Cameroun. All these odious dictators are 'friends', that is AGENTS, of the imperialists. When Lumumba was killed, he was replaced with Mobutu who was planted by the imperialists. When Gbagbo was removed by the same imperialists he was replaced by another agent of the imperialists.

There is nothing like recolonisation because there has never been decolonisation. We still have a long, long way to go. Any leader in Africa that shows the least sign of independence is quickly killed or sidelined and so colonialism continues. The only difference to what happened before independence is that the imperialists are now using our own people as their agents. The strategy may be different but the objective has remained exactly the same.

Watch the comments of many Africans who are nothing more than the attack dogs of the imperialists. They're always quick to support the puppets of the imperialists, just as they are quick to dismiss any suggestion that there's colonialism on the continent.

As Steve Biko rightly said, the most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. The minds of many Africans have been colonized beyond redemption.

Wake up, Alibi, you're more than 50 years late if you're only now talking of recolonisation!!!!

Ka Chineke mezie okwu!
Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
K_Station posted on 11-11-2011, 09:51:18 AM
Having read your three precursor articles ("How to engage the west & win" - whatever that means...), I have to say that you show a terrible lack of understanding of global geopolitics. In the mind of clueless Africans and lazy writers, every foreign policy move by the US and Europe is about oil.

As I have said earlier in my comment to one of your previous articles, you are crying more than the bereaved. Your "sorrow was so immense" at the killing of Gaddafi, but have you given a thought to the thousands of people that were murdered by his regime before a single NATO bomb was ever dropped on Libya? You rail against foreign interventions but have you ever had to stare down the barrel of a gun, pointed at you by agents of your own government?

The world has changed and the rest of the world is not guided by the Nigerian standard of morality. Since your moral lights in the world are North Korea and Russia, I suggest you visit those countries and see how much they love and respect you as an African. No one argues that western countries have imperialist agendas; I don't begrudge them for that. Every nation in the world has a right to try and project its power and authority over other nations; it is the natural thing to do. Imperialism stands on the twin legs of economic power and military strength, and it is no surprise that many African nations including Nigeria cannot project power because they have failed to manage their countries well.

In getting rid of Gaddafi and his sons, Libyans with foreign help have started to build the foundation for a more equitable Libya where the rights of every citizen is respected, where they are not regarded as "dogs" to be hunted down by their own leader. I hope your ranting against the west is not a case of a poor man who's jealous and angry at his neighbour who has done well in life.
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