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  • Angolan Christian Rebel Leader Assassinated (Chevron's outrageous "we love Angola" commercials)

    01/23/2011 7:04:42 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 5 replies
    NewsMax Archives ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 | Brad Phillips and Howard Phillips
    Dr. Jonas Mahleiro Savimbi, Angolan patriot, African nationalist, Christian leader and founder and president of UNITA was murdered by government forces in Moxico, Angola, [in 2002]. Despite the fact that Angolan oil output is the largest in all of sub-Saharan Africa, with the exception of Nigeria, its people are among the poorest in the world. Savimbi was the leader of the only organized opposition to the totalitarian rule in Luanda. He sacrificed his life for more than 40 years in pursuit of liberty and self-determination for his people. He had a following in Angola up until his death because he...
  • Current shame of Belgium: Blood Diamonds

    02/14/2003 11:37:14 AM PST · by Porterville · 4 replies · 496+ views
    Panafrican News Agency ^ | April 24, 2001 | Panafrican News Agency
    Here is some of the current shame of Belgium: Blood Diamonds Belgium Accused Continuing Sale of Unita Diamonds Panafrican News Agency April 24, 2001 The Belgian mining marketing town of Antwerp has continued to buy diamonds from the rebel National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), according to a secret report released by the General Intelligence Service. The Belgian press on Monday quoted the report, which indicated that the sale of "blood diamonds" had continued despite the institution of a certificate of origin for diamonds originating from the civil war torn Angola. The head of the working group...
  • Dangerous liaisons: covert "love affair" between Russia and Hezbollah

    01/09/2006 5:20:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 1,191+ views
    AIA ^ | Michel Elbaz
    The relations between Russia and the Shiite's religious leadership in Lebanon started to develop in the beginning of the seventies. The spiritual leader of the Lebanese Shia community, Imam Moussa Al-Sadr, visited Moscow in 1972 and asked Soviet authorities to issue humanitarian aid to his people. At the same time cooperation between the Marxist factions of the PLO that were active in Lebanon and Soviet military intelligence – GRU, intensified greatly. Several soviet officers (speaking fluent Arabic) even visited Palestinian terrorist training camps in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon between 1972-1975. Using their connections in PLO they managed to establish...
  • Clean Diamond Trade Act

    04/16/2003 9:25:23 AM PDT · by Central_Floridian · 5 replies · 214+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | April 16 2003 | Central_Floridian
    I just found out about this law a few days ago. It has already passed the House and Senate. According to President Bush also supports this law. I oppose this law because if I understand correctly it would place diamonds under the control of whatever government currently in power. I have read that in Angola, a diamond-rich country, the Marxist MPLA government seized control by killing elected UNITA officials, election negotiators, activists, and supporters in 1992. The MPLA government, I believe, has not allowed any fair elections since. The UNITA freedom fighters have been accused frequently of committing atrocities...
  • Is Angolan war really over? - Oil-rich, anti-communist province seeks autonomy from government

    11/11/2002 5:18:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 66+ views
    WND ^ | November 10, 2002 | Anthony C. LoBaido
    SOSSOSVLEI, Namibia – Despite the recent end of the decades-long civil war in Angola, a determined group of rebels in an oil-rich province continue to fight for autonomy from the ruling Marxist government, as revenues from the area's vast deposits of "black gold" hang in the balance. With the defeat of the anti-Marxist and anti-globalist UNITA rebel group, Angola has emerged as a vital new oil supplier to the United States (about 8 percent of America's total usage) and Great Britain. Angola's ruling government, the MPLA, stands ready to lead Angola into the 21st century as a major diamond and...
  • UNITA Anti-Communist Freedom Fighters Disarm, Surrender to Communist Angolan Government

    04/04/2002 10:34:53 AM PST · by rightwing2 · 43 replies · 363+ views
    April 4, 2002 Angola, UNITA ink peace deal LUANDA, Angola, April 4 (UPI) -- The Angolan government and UNITA rebels signed a cease-fire deal Thursday, formally ending a 27-year civil war that killed nearly a million people. Army chief Gen. Armando da Cruz Neto and UNITA head Gen. Abreu Muengo Ukwachitembo "Kamorteiro" signed the deal at the country's National Assembly. "Peace has a price but it is a lesser price than the price of war," Kamorteiro said. Neto said peace in the country would "benefit ... Africa and the world as a whole." The accord comes following a preliminary cease-fire...
  • Report Alleges US Role in Angola Arms-for-Oil Scandal

    05/26/2002 5:52:53 AM PDT · by rdavis84 · 28 replies · 389+ views
    CorpWatch ^ | May 17, 2002 | Wayne Madsen
    Report Alleges US Role in Angola Arms-for-Oil Scandal By Wayne MadsenSpecial to CorpWatchMay 17, 2002 As the US Congress continues its investigation of the Enron affair, human rights advocates are calling for a probe of the Bush administration's possible role in another energy and influence-peddling scandal. According to a recent report by the British-based non-governmental organization Global Witness, Bush and US oil interests have ties to some of the key figures in the arms-for-oil scandal which has devastated Angola.Known as "Angolagate" in France, the scandal involves arms-for-oil deals between French businessman Pierre Falcone, the head of a firm called Brenco...
  • Howard Phillips Says Bush Admistration Partially to Blame for Savimbi's Assasination by Communists

    02/26/2002 12:16:18 PM PST · by rightwing2 · 59 replies · 866+ views ^ | February 26, 2002 | Brad Phillips and Howard Phillips
    Angolan Christian Rebel Leader Assassinated Brad Phillips and Howard Phillips Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 Dear Friend, My family and I have spent the weekend grieving the loss of a longtime friend and heroic Christian leader, Dr. Jonas Mahleiro Savimbi. Dr. Savimbi, age 67, Angolan patriot, African nationalist, Christian leader and founder and president of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) was murdered by government forces in Moxico, Angola, 480 miles southeast of Luanda. It is no small coincidence that Savimbi was killed by Dos Santos forces only days prior to his scheduled visit with President George ...
  • End of the road for anti-communist rebel

    04/24/2002 11:50:59 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 666+ views ^ | Thursday, April 25, 2002 | By Anthony C. LoBaido
    DISPATCH FROM SOUTHERN AFRICA End of the road foranti-communist rebel Demise of Angola's Savimbi linked partly to Western oil ties Posted: April 25, 20021:00 a.m. Eastern international correspondent Anthony C. LoBaido has spent the past decade analyzing strategic issues in Southern Africa. He filed this report on the recent assassination of Angola's anti-globalist UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi. By Anthony C. LoBaido © 2002 RUNDU, Namibia – "It was time for him to go. Savimbi was interfering with normal economic development in Angola," goes the talk in Southern Africa these days. In late February, UNITA rebel leader Jonas Savimbi was...
  • Anti-communist UNITA leader killed in Angola

    02/23/2002 6:20:46 AM PST · by GeronL · 47 replies · 529+ views
    Angolan Officials Inform United Nations, Foreign Countries of Rebel Leader Savimbi's Death By Casimiro Siona Associated Press Writer Published: Feb 23, 2002 LUANDA, Angola (AP) - The body of UNITA rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, scarred by 15 bullet wounds, is reportedly "unrecognizable," but the Angolan government on Saturday insisted the army had killed its longtime nemesis and informed the United Nations of his death. The government appealed to Savimbi's fighters still hiding in the bush to surrender. The reported death of the leader blamed by the United Nations for wrecking peace efforts has raised hopes for an end to two ...
  • Dispelling the Myth of the Demise of Communism

    06/17/2002 3:00:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 755+ views
    OpinioNet ^ | June 15, 2002 | David T. Pyne
    Despite the oft-expressed misconception that communism died with a wimper in the bloodless revolutions in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in 1989-1991, today communism is making somewhat of a comeback in much of the world to the point that approximately one and three-quarter billion people live under communism, renamed Communist Party or Marxist-Leninist control today. While the People’s Republic of China has taken up the USSR’s old role as the communist motherland, other notable still-formally-communist states include North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and Cuba. Myanmar is ruled by a military junta, which espouses Marxist-Leninism and has closely aligned...