Saturday, March 22, 2008

Why Kenya?

Kenya suffered in the previous century under British tyranny, why is the U.S. now involved? Demonstrating its dissatisfaction with President Mwai Kibaki's administration, the U.S. backed Kenya's political opposition, and, when they failed to win the election, supplied the arms that underlie today's atrocities. But why? Kenya has no oil and poses no economic threat to the United States. But readers of Chalmer Johnson's Nemesis will understand that the US wants an air base there (here, there and everywhere). Kibaki (sensibly) refused to allow the camel's nose in his country's tent. He wants to play hardball does he? So we give him hardball. I don't like us.

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