America's grand geopolitical strategy prioritizes Eurasian dominance. China is America's chief economic rival. It's dependent on vital resources. Africa supplies substantial amounts.
Washington wants Beijing shut out of what it wants unchallenged control. AFRICOM was established to rape the continent's riches. Waging war on Libya and Mali suggest further conflicts ahead.
Hollande is very much involved. He wants France to get a piece of the pie. He wants French colonialism reinvented in new form.
Mali is the fourth country France attacked since 2011. Others include Libya, Ivory Coast and Syria. Reasons given ring hollow. All except Libya were former French colonies. France's "fundamental interests" have nothing to do with defending democracy.
French imperialism is longstanding. Hollande hopes to reassert its former dominance. He's waging war to do so. He's slaughtering innocent civilians.
Holland, Washington, and supportive allies back Mali's unpopular regime. They're allied with other repressive African governments.
At issue is recolonizing the continent. UNESCO's award honors Hollande for doing so. It shames itself in the process. War criminals deserve condemnation, prosecution and imprisonment.
Awards embolden them to commit more high crimes. America's permanent war policy commits horrendous ones daily.
Nobel committee members honored Obama for doing so. Israel plans doing the same thing. He'll receive its Presidential Medal of Distinction during his March visit.
Israeli President Shimon Peres will award it. He deplores democracy. He spurns civil and human rights. He's a war criminal multiple times over.
Washington gave him America's Presidential Medal of Freedom. It did so last year. He got it despite his criminal past. He waged war on fundamental freedoms for decades.
One war criminal honors another. Hollande joins their ranks. Imperial partners reward each other. They do so for waging war on humanity. Perhaps they plan exterminating it altogether.
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