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Drama In Cote d’Ivoire

According to 2010 CIA World Factbook figures, Cote d’Ivoire, also referred to in English as Ivory Coast the West African country located between Liberia and Ghana, is an investment risk. Figures from the CIA World Factbook indicate that in 2007 the market value of publically traded shares in Cote d’Ivoire was $8.353 billion, that dropped to $7.071 billion in 2008 and fell to $6.141 in 2009. Of course this was cause for alarm to the European capitalist Kleptocracy especially since Cote d’Ivoire is the world’s leading exporter of cocoa, and a major exporter of coffee and palm oil.

The one thing we need to grasp about Neocolonialism is the global elites most of whom are multinational corporations or bankers have replaced the monarchies and monopoly trading companies that operated from the 15th to the early 20th centuries who robbed and plundered the non-European world of its resources. Their goal like their forerunners’ is to control access to the world’ s resources and wealth which they no longer call colonies. In their new jargon they are called “markets”. If a “market” or particular part of the world, nation or region is unfavorable to “investment” read plunder and looting via externally imposed debt, then the multinationals tell their government flunkies to step in to prompt “regime change”. This is done either through covert means using the clandestine operations like the US CIA , British MI6 or Israeli Mossad. If that doesn’t work ,or it suits the vampires agenda to destabilize the country even further, they foment a “civil war” better known as their divide and rule Modus Operandi.

Cote d’Ivoire is coming off just such a “civil war” from 2002 through 2004 resulting in the country being split into two parts. (This is what the multinational oil companies are trying to do in Sudan/Darfur) Make no mistake, Western interests fueled, funded and armed both sides in the conflict. Recently Oil was discovered off the coasts of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire making the region even more attractive to the multinational corporations and oil cartels. The finds were so lucrative, in 2006 oil and natural gas supplanted cocoa as Cote d’Ivoire’s main export products. Now you know, why there is turmoil in Cote d’Ivoire.

The CIA World Factbook states,
“Since 2006, oil and gas production have become more important engines of economic activity than cocoa. According to IMF statistics, earnings from oil and refined products were $1.3 billion in 2006, while cocoa-related revenues were $1 billion during the same period. Cote d'Ivoire's offshore oil and gas production has resulted in substantial crude oil exports and provides sufficient natural gas to fuel electricity exports to Ghana, Togo, Benin, Mali and Burkina Faso. Oil exploration by a number of consortiums of private companies continues offshore, and President Gbagbo has expressed hope that crude output could reach 200,000 barrels per day by the end of the decade.” CIA World Factbook
The section on Cote d’Ivoire’s economy also states foreign investment dropped as a result of the civil war.

Based on this information alone, and knowing the MO of Europeans, you recognize the multinational oil cartels have set their sights on singularly controlling Cote d’Ivoire’s oil and natural gas. They plan to do that by putting someone in the presidency who is friendly towards Western interests. Think of an African version of Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai, someone with a history of working with the CIA, Western finance, oil companies or all three.

Cote d’Ivoire had an election on November 28, 2010. Amidst charges of vote fraud by both sides both candidates are claiming victory and have been sworn in as President. Looking at the results it appears at least from the West’s point of view, sitting President Gbagbo is not the one they want. His opponent Alassane Dramane Ouattara is the man having served as Deputy Managing Director of the IMF.

According to the UN which is becoming more and more an obvious tool of Western economic imperialism (think Haitian occupation) Laurent Gbagbo’s opponent Alassane Dramane Ouattara was the winner of the election. The West rushed in validate the UN’s claim and offer support to Ouattara. The West via The World Bank is threatening sanctions and hinting at other forms of intervention. They have already revoked the lines of credit and travel visas of Gbagbo, his family and his cabinet. Meanwhile the Cote d’Ivoire Supreme Court and Military have sided with Gbagbo citing voter fraud.

Not wanting to appear like the Neo-colonialists they really are the West (which includes the US, the EU, the UN and France) sent congratulatory messages to Ouattara but also sent their surrogates from the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS ( a sort of West African regional African Union) to meet with Gbagbo to demand he step down.

This is where we are now. The other factor is, China which has an interest in the region given its oil and gas reserves has offered to mediate the dispute while claiming to respect the sovereignty of Cote d’ Ivoire. The drama continues. It will be interesting to see what the Western Neo-colonialists next moves are? Will the US use this situation as a pretext to establish their Africom on the continent? Time wiill tell.


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