In 1945, the United Nations was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. Today a new world order is being established after the heaviest sacrifice of Africa, after the shock of thousands of deaths registered in Ivory Coast with 1,200 inhabitants of Duékoué……………
CASUALTIES OF IVORY COAST AND LIBYA HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT A NEW WORLD ORDER
By Jean-Paul Pougala(*)
Translated in English by Franclin Foping (Douala Cameroon)
In 1945, the United Nations was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. Today a new world order is being established after the heaviest sacrifice of Africa, after the shock of thousands of deaths registered in Ivory Coast with 1,200 inhabitants of Duékoué and dozens of thousands of casualties in Libya, despite the fact NATO is still insulting our intelligence by claiming that there was no casualty from their bombing campaign which includes 26,323 sorties, 9,658 air strikes, 7,700 bombs and missiles fired by NATO on the Libyan people, with the complicity of the United Nations that was meant to protect them. The British anti-war organisation Stop the War Coalition certified the use by NATO of weapons of mass destruction in Libya through bombs and missiles containing the infamous DU (depleted uranium) in order to kill as many people as possible. Daniele Cardetta in the Italian newspaper Articolo3, reported that up to 60,000 people were killed. Furthermore, the Italian newspaper Nibiru2012 concluded that 60,000 deaths on the Libyan population of 6 million accounts for 1% of the entire population killed by NATO in Libya and that figure would almost be equal to 3 millions of American citizens that foreign powers would have killed by using unconventional bombs. Instead of opening an inquiry on these war crimes, the United Nations looked elsewhere towards Abidjan in the search of a so-called evil who was the President Gbagbo. Given all this, China decided to take action by setting up a new world order. This article will tell you how:
1 – THE CHINESE YUAN TO REMPLACE THE US DOLLAR
China cannot set up a new world order without being the most powerful country in the world. There have been several claims in the past suggesting that China was the greatest power in the world. It is true indeed, but what they do not realise is that as long as USA is able to print its money, the Dollar, to serve the whole planet who is desperately waiting for it to trade, this offers an unfair financial advantage to USA over any potential challenger to its throne. And despite its true economic balance, the strategic position of its currency unconditionally puts USA in the seat of the greatest power in the world. The potential perversity of the financial lever has been downplayed by many actors for many years. But one turning point changed the game and this was the two crises in Ivory Coast and Libya while USA and its European Allies play on the monetary lever to silence their current foes. By abusing international law, they went as far as to freeze assets of Ivory Coast in the first place and later Libya; also decided to close down all private European banks operating in Ivory Coast, without the agreement of the local government. It was that new type of war initiated by the West and tested twice in Africa, that alerted China who therefore learnt that it could not afford to wait any longer to create and drive the new world order and that in order to achieve that goal, it was necessary to put an end to the hegemony of the US Dollar as the reference currency worldwide. It was during the war against Libya that China managed in June 2011 to convince Russia not to use dollars anymore but the Chinese currency instead for their trades. It will the same with African countries where for most, after the assassination of the Libyan Guide and the delaying of the common African currency initially due to be released in 2016, the Chinese Yuan that is still not convertible, is gradually becoming the exchange currency with China who is since 2010 the first trading partner of the African continent. In Latin America, the Chinese initiative is welcomed with open arms for countries that are fed up of the arrogance of their powerful Northern neighbour. In Venezuela for instance, the president Hugo Chavez went as far claiming back all its Gold reserves from Western countries that were stored there for year decades. But the most difficult is yet to come: convincing a country under a US military occupation for more than 60 years to join the new world order that China has decided to set up. The breakthrough eventually happened on Christmas day this year during the official visit of the Japanese Prime Minster to Beijing when an agreement was found to bypass the Dollar, this means that the second and the third greatest economic powers China and Japan will use the Chinese Yuan for their exchanges. This U-turn of Tokyo can be explained by the military weakness of the West highlighted by cacophony and obstacles especially financial ones encountered during the Libyan war to topple Muammar Gadhafi which lasted 7 months. The direct consequence of this event was that Tokyo knew that in the event of a military conflict with China, USA would not be in a position to help them, hence the need to seek peace now and stay in the umbrella of Beijing. South Korea and India will soon join Brazil in order to be part of this new camp. After the vote of South Africa and Nigeria in favour of a United Nations resolution to trigger a war against an African country, are these two countries enough trustworthy to join the new world order that is being formed around China?
2 – THE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH RUSSIA
One cannot lead the world without a strong military alliance. It has been ages since specialists mentioned new world governance derived by USA and China named G2. For the West, it was a trade-off which would have meant that it did not miss the waves of changes of the 21stcentury, as it was represented in the so-called G2 by one of their allies: USA.
And so forth. Because of a stupid and unjust war against Libya, it is all finished. That war has begotten a new G2, but in a new form that nobody would have predicted, a military G2 between Russia and China. Indeed, these two countries, because of what they called an unfair aggression against Libya, have decided to reinforce their collaboration in various strategic sectors with the ultimate goal to stop the wicked West;
The celebration of 10 years of the friendship between the two countries in Moscow from 16 June until 18 June 2011 was transformed in a war counsel to launch the new G2. The West who was hoping to steal African oil reserves starting by the Libyan’s ones to attempt to enforce a change on the Chinese economic policy will have to review its strategy as the new G2 has already found another playing ground. Indeed, Russia will become the first energy supplier to China, this will allow Russia to optimize the risk and the impact of Africa in its supplies and for Russia to be able to overlook its main client, Europe without which Russia was unable to secure significant financial reserves for its growth. Therefore, the war in Libya has become a bottleneck for Europe. Indeed, Europe thought that it could use unfair means to control African oil and gas in the long term, however Europe is now facing blackmail from Russia for its gas supplies as the tap could be shut down at any moment especially in the winter. The new agreements with China allow Moscow to sever its gas supplies with the West for months without risking any financial penalty. As the authorities are saying in Moscow, “With the Chinese, we will have enough to overlook the West”. Furthermore, after the new agreement signed by the Chinese president during that visit, the first consumer of energy in the next 20-30 years will become a challenger to the West as it cannot negotiate the price of oil like before, rather it will have to prepare itself to pay a premium rate for its gaz. And after the recent agreements between Russia and Algeria, in order to form a gas “warehouse”, one can expect a surge of the price of gas sent to Europe. This completely changes the picture: as the West initially went to steal Libyan oil, they have now lost Russian gas, which is 100 times more important. Those Western leaders were very clever indeed! If our Western advisors gave the same types of advice to African leaders, one can quickly understand why after 50 years of independence fed with these types of advice, African is still lagging behind and so impoverished.
The story kicked off on 18 November 2009 when the Russian news agency Novotni triumph ally came up with these headlines: NIET, NIET, NIET! to describe “No” in Chinese to the American proposition brought forward by M. Obama during his first visit to the Middle Kingdom to form together with China the so-called G2 with the goal of collectively tacking governance challenges of the 21st century. Back then, China noticed that its plan for the world contrasted with USA’s and that it could not see any similarity between the two countries on many hot topics including the Iran crisis and the problem with North Korea. For Americans, bombs were the best solution to all world problems whereas China felt that bombs were the evidence of the inability to find sustainable solutions to complex issues. The Libyan war also gave a clear indication of the new shuffling of the world around the new world order. China and Russia have decided to consult each other regularly and to have a common voice on all important diplomatic matters by always giving the priority to dialogue. The Libyan war has put an end to the way things used to be done in the 20th century, the century of mutual wars of the West, the century of colonial war in Africa and in Asia and imperial wars in South America. The double veto of China and Russia to the Security Council on the Syrian crisis is yet another proof of the new G2 as it goals is to counteract all Western suicidal plans. The whole world can only applaud this new G2.
3- THE LYBIAN WAR HAS FORCED RUSSIA TO BUY EVEN MORE WEAPONS
Just 4 days after the beginning of the bombing campaign against Libya, it was through the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Poutine that the West was informed on 23 March 2011 of the end of the military agreements just recently signed by USA and Russia. Indeed, Russia was concerned of what it described as a “medieval aggression” by concluding that it was beginning to be a landmark of US foreign policy: hundreds of bombs were fired in one unit on an enemy who just happened to be identified. The worst was announced by the same Russian Prime Minister who said that USA used aircrafts designed for nuclear attacks (even if the weapons were not nuclear) such as Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit that stroke civilian targets in Libya, a “friend” country that abided by all international agreements wanted by Washington to abort all nuclear programs for civilian or military purposes; a true cowardice: one makes sure that you do not have any means to defend yourself before attacking you; and M. Poutine concluded by saying: “this is why Russia should increase its weapons”. The day after the Russian defence ministry also announced that the end of the military agreement with USA signed a year ago. Therefore, for the period 2011-2020, Russia will pump 665 billion dollars into its weaponry to build the following infrastructure: 5 spacecrafts, 21 defence systems for missiles, 35 bombardiers, 109 attack helicopters, 3 nuclear submarines that can launch nuclear missiles within 10,000 kilometers. Therefore, from 2012, the Russian army will be equipped with new intercontinental missiles and will benefit from an investment of 2.6 billion dollars to build advanced types of missiles by 2013. As the Italian journalist Manlio Dinucci confirmed that with the first airstrike on Tripoli launched on 19 March 2011 in the afternoon, the West put an end to the new era of the friendly agreements between Russia and USA symbolised on 8 April 2010 in Prague with the signature of the infamous START initiative. Why is this terrible news for the West? Simply because the West is bankrupt. Any single dollar spent by Washington to buy weapons is actually costing them at least twice because it can only borrow it from the markets and as there is no guarantee to pay it back, interests over years will surge to the point that 1 dollar will actually cost 4 or 5 whereas the 665 billion dollars spent by Russia will come straight from the trading of gas or oil!
4 – AN EVEN MORE ISOLATED EUROPE
The most stupid decision taken by the European leaders over the last 5 years was to turn its back to Russia and forced it to look for an alliance with China. Russia clearly showed its disagreement with the war on Libya, it even voiced its concern over the macabre project to assassinate the Libyan Guide, but Europe overlooked it and instead decided to go forward with its plans to solve the Libyan crisis thereby preferring to seal an alliance with its former friend USA that also happens to be its enemy when it comes to financial matters. From the moment that in order to bring peace in Europe, Russia cancelled the Warsaw Pact and did not veto any plan that will allow any of its strategic countries to join the European Union, the wiser decision made by European leaders would have been to ask USA to dismiss NATO in order to build a true European army that will include Russia. Instead of doing that, they decided to humble Russia and force it to look to the East for an alliance where it eventually found China. This new alliance of these two powers is damaging Europe even more as it is already a political dwarf. The mistakes of the Libyan war did the rest. Even the mere consolation of the Western media to show a small group of protesters in Moscow will not alter the new chapter of the history that is panning out without Europe. The other consolation of humiliating an African Head of State, Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast and exposed him in a European circus called the International Criminal Court, will not offer anything to Europe as it is still surrounded by its obsolete principles and outclassed by a new world whose centre has shifted to Asia. It is not random that Russia is deploying an important strategy in its Eastern town Vladivostok.
Should Africa rejoice over this new reshaping of the world? When you are already lying on the ground, you do not fear to fall down any more. In the system that was set up at the end of the Second World War, Africa which was already under European occupation, has never really been set free despite the various projects to cover it up. One of which was the independence granted to African countries after Second World War. Africa has nothing to lose in this new configuration of the world. One can only hope that the biggest provider of funds to different projects of the African Union, Algeria will soon join this new circle so that one of us can carry out the voice of more than 1 billion Africans to finally obtain the sovereignty and dignity of our continent. According to our African ancestry beliefs, the deaths are not gone. They all become gods. Our deaths in Abidjan, Bouaké, Duékoué, Syrte, Tripoli, Bani Walid, Zliten and so forth are gods who will look after us. Their sacrifice is offering to the whole world a new figure, new governance. The itinerary is still very long, but we have already started the journey. So much pain has accompanied our martyrs in 2011 towards their divinity seats. This gives us the lucidity to question ourselves on our future partners and identifies our true friends who just happen to be the people who are building the new world order. The question arises now as to whether we will be united enough to take part in this new era? Is the African youth sufficiently trained and aware to claim a significant part in this new world that is gradually being defined? The year 2011 is coming to an end and it has been a dramatic year for Africa, but on a positive note the hated events woke up many Africans who were still in bed and snoring after a long dogmatic rest, as the Western lies were as big as an elephant.
(*) Jean-Paul Pougala is a Cameroonian citizen, Director of the Institute of Geostrategic studies of Geneva in Switzerland.