Thursday, January 30, 2014

What I learned in 2013

These are the most important things I learned in 2013

1. Rwanda/Congo thanks to Glen Ford who pointed the way and Keith Harmon Snow who explained it all. I learned the true story behind what happened in Rwanda in the early 90's. At the time the mainstream media claimed that tribalism led to genocide when the hutus slaughtered the tutsis the sin of the west was failing to intervene to stop the carnage. Instead it was u.s. Intervention that led to all that death and destruction and the majority of victims were hutus although many rwandan tutsi's also died at the hand of the ugandan tutsi's who invaded and seized control of Rwanda with covert U.S. Support. From there they launched an invasion of the congo in which between 6 and 10 million people have been killed so far to enrich megacorps by looting the mineral resources. There is way more to the story but it'll be the topic of an upcoming article.
 For more visit Keith Harmon snow's new site or  Keith Harmon snow's original website also look for him on youtube where he gives some brilliant talks on the whole thing.
If this sounds implausible to you  read the articles on his website first they are exhausitive. If it sounds extremely likely to you go for the youtube talks first unless you hate eccentrics.
To help stop congo genocide go to friends of the congo. As snow explains most ngo's claiming to help africa are actually agents of the american empire founded by shadowy technocrat John Prendergast

2. Drones are passé. Forget those glorified remote controlled Airplanes the second generation of killer robots are already here courtesy of darpa and boston dynamics. Humanoid robots, insects, birds, and 4 legged beasts far from secret you can see them on youtube search for boston dynamics petman, big dog, wild cat. I first learned about them from the film counterinteligence from metanoia films you can watch it free online. Metanoia films is like Adam Curtis with guts see human resources.

3. Sibel Edmomds exposes how things really work. In a series of interviews by James Corbett on operation gladio Sibel edmonds exposed the practical realities of the war on terror. For example she explains how ngo's spread terrorsim. She explains how congresspeople get their cut of the heroin trade. She exposes the fact that current al qaeda head zawahiri frequently met with high level U.S. And nato military officers throughout the 90's to carry out the destabilization of the balkans, and central asia. Plus she exposes the real purpose of all this surveilance, which is blackmail. She's a one woman iran contra scandal giving us a rare chance to see the system exposed with all it's strange interconnections.
Start with gladio part 1 and keep going the series can be found at

4. Nato is taking over the world. Nuclear war is still a major risk. Through multilateral agreements NATO is partnered with countries around the world. In Africa, In Asia, in the middle east aimed at encircling Russia, China and Iran. This aggressive strategy could lead to nuclear war. Read the book the Globalization of Nato by one of my personal heroes Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya. A brilliant strategic analyst but more important a man of outstanding integrity who survived the fall of Tripoli, and tirelessly fights against imperialism. The book also has excellent sections on Yugoslavia, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, the south china sea, Lebanon, I could go on and on. Buy the book and follow his work on
To be continued, Death to imperialism! Long live the revolution!


   The first universities were actually run by the students, they picked the teachers they wanted to hear lecture. One day as I was watching a lecture online, I was struck by the sheer possibilities lectures dating back to at least the 80's whistleblowers like Philip Agee, renegade academics like Michael Parenti,  or up to the minute reports by the always amusing Pepe Escobar.

   That's when i got the idea to create an online anti-imperialist university. Overly ambitious I know but that's my nature. Whether it ever lives up to it's name will depend on you my fellow students. The truth is study of imperialism is probably best conducted outside of academia. In this day and age respectability always entails lies and half truths. While there are many alternative news sites this is more of a radical history site. My goal is to put things more into context.

One  of the flaws of the mainstream media that is often replicated in the alternative media is to jump to the latest hot spot and search out the immediate roots of the crisis. Take Somalia for instance people will discuss the drone war there. Rarely do they discuss the Bush Intervention rarer still do they mention the  war between Ethiopia and Somalia in the 70's. A proxy war between the U.S. and the Soviets. It wasn't until last year that I learned about it.

    In our postmodern world this pre-programmed amnesia plays a major part in helping to justify the continuation of this endless war. Thus western leaders can talk about the superior humanitarian values of America or Europe while simultaneously continuing and ignoring their war on the planet which has been waged for the past 500 years. It began around then most infamously in 1492 in the Americas. It was around then that the pirate Vasco de Gama began the assault on India. In  southeast Africa thriving civilizations were destroyed and then enslaved by the Portuguese.

 500 years the global war has waged giving birth to capitalism, slavery, genocide culturcide and untold poverty for the vast majority of earths population. Unless of course you want to start with the Crusades. Nearly a thousand years ago. In the 90's when i first became concerned it was common to start with the birth of the national security state in the 40's. This was when America went bad. This ignored slavery, the genocide of American Indians, the aggressive Mexican American war, the Spanish American war and numerous now forgotten interventions in the 3rd world prior to world war 2. (Google  William walker Nicaragua or  general  smedley butler war is a racket to learn about some of this forgotten history.)

Today doubtless people will date when America went bad with September 11. But as I've  studied the war on terror it's become clear that the dynamics are very similar to the cold war. The real aims are containing Russia and China. And that the battlefields are often old cold war ones ie Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, the Congo. The targets old cold war enemies like Syria and Libya. Also obviously it was during the cold war that America, NATO Saudi Arabia and Pakistan created America's eternally useful   frenemies  al qaeda.

But the cold war at the same time could be better understood if one understood the colonialist imperialism of the 19th  and early 20th century. After all much of the cold war revolved around newly independent nations like Vietnam or Angola.

So I'll  be unearthing some forgotten history. I welcome your help write your own histories, recommend books or articles (especially on pre cold war imperialism) point out when I am wrong or have accepted the phony mainstream narrative.  And yell at me when I stop writing remember in this university we are all students together.
Death to imperialism! long live the revolution!
Hugo Turner