Rape Epidemic: Somalia’s Other Crisis


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Yet, to be honest, life for women in Somali refugee camps is just as harsh, if not more so, as life in a Kenyan refugee camp. For example, over a period of six months in 2010, the Somali refugee camp at Galkayo alone documented over 400 cases of rape.

Still, the Kenyan government has an established history of being unwelcoming to Somali refugees, and to women in particular. A 2010 Human Rights Watch (HRW) report documented that nearly 80 percent of Somali women and girls face “rape, whippings, beatings, detention, extortion, and summary deportation” at the hands of Kenyan police.

According to Gerry Simpson of HRW, “Once in the camps, some refugees face more police violence and the police turn a blind eye to sexual violence by other refugees and local Kenyans.”

Moreover, despite recently receiving $21 billion from the European Union to address the challenge of housing the large influx of Somali refugees, the Kenyan government hasn’t helped to alleviate the miserable conditions in its own camps.

Specifically, Kenya, aided with $16 million in donations from the United States and the European Union, recently built a new refugee camp near Dadaab designed to hold 40,000 people. However, the If2 refugee camp stands unused, as the Kenyan government has refused to allow it to be open for business for fear the new accommodations will only serve to entice more Somalis to come to Kenya, making it harder to get them to return home.

Yet, for many Somalis, Kenya is indeed considered home, a fact Kenyan officials are quick to point out. They say the camp sites at Dadaab were originally built in 1991 to house Somalis fleeing the onset of Somalia’s civil war, but nearly twenty years of continuous warfare have turned many of the camps’ occupants into semi-permanent residents.

So, in an attempt to rid itself of its burgeoning Somali refugee problem, Kenya is now hoping to move them back from whence they first came. To that end, Kenya’s Minister of Internal Security, Francis Kimemia, has argued that the construction of any new refugee camps be completed within Somalia.

Kimemia has asked the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to establish a safe zone near the Kenyan border with Somalia for the provision of relief supplies, arguing, “Instead of urging us to extend camps within Kenya, isn’t it possible to start camps inside Somalia just close to the border… and Somalis can be settled there?”

To Kenyan authorities, the reasoning behind moving Somalis out of Kenya has little to do with any perceived lack of humanitarian feeling, but more to do with Kenya’s national security and the risk posed by large masses of displaced Somalis.

In particular, the government fears al-Shabab will infiltrate the refugee camps and wreak havoc, a view underscored by a recent UN report that cites al-Shabab’s extensive funding, recruiting and training networks in Kenya. As Kenya’s interior minister, Orwa Ojode, has said of an al-Shabab presence in Kenya, “We are not ready to have that kind of insecurity…That is our biggest fear.”

Tragically, for Somalia’s increasingly desperate and abused women and girls, insecurity and fear remain constant, unending afflictions.

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  • KathleenP

    No doubt a good portion of those rapists had their lives saved by Western aid in the last major Somali famine of 1992-93. Over 90 percent of Somali girls continue to be genitally mutilated in the most horrific way. Nothing has changed for Somailis in the last two decades, other than there are more of them. Is this why we help societies like this, so they can continue on in their sick dysfunctional way forever and ever ad infinitum?

    Am I the only one who thinks it's more merciful to let a female Somali child die of starvation, when this is all she has to look forward to in life?

    Sooner or later it's going to be time to let places like this be. Letting the laws of nature take over can hardly have a worse outcome than what decades of Western aid has wrought.

    • Spider

      You are absolutely right Kathleen – You can't help these people no matter how hard you try. The same goes for Afghanistan the problems are just too deep in their culture – put simply it is just who they are. Places like Somalia and Afghanistan will never be civilized and we shouldn't delude ourselves into thinking they can be. It would be more humane to let natural selection take its course and allw these cultures to wither and die on there own and be absorbed by another better culture elsewhere.

  • larryg1

    So, what did everybody expect? When are people going to learn?!! As long as the muslims are in control there will be no change. Money in the toilet.

  • Ronald W. Carnine

    Where is the liberal women's movement when you need them? To face this kind of treatment is ridiculous in this day and age. The UN supposedly has a group of countries looking out for the rights of people who are mistreated. Unless these reports are fakes, which I doubt where is the UN? Lead by fools and cowards they don't give a darn about the civil rights of these ladies and girls. Rape is a crime that the victim sometimes never recovers from. When the victim becomes the criminal it's no wonder that less than half of the rapes are even reported. The perpetrator of such crimes is a coward and scumbag.

    • tanstaafl

      Where are the feminists? Hiding behind PC doctrine.

    • terric

      Where are the feminists? Demanding abortions and condoms for 12 year olds.

    • ebonystone

      The U.N? Don't expect anything from them. They're never going to intervene effectively against any Moslem tyranny. The U.N.'s "Human Rights Council" has 47 members. Of these, 16 are members of the OIC. Among other members are: China, Congo (Kinshasa), and Cuba. Need I say more?

  • StephenD

    It is a crime against humanity to be sure. But what is the solution? No other system allows for such brutality that I'm aware of but Islam. Apparently, it will take many more rapes and many more deaths before the world believes them when they say that they "love death more than you love life."
    There is something to be said of the crusades.

  • mcrobbins

    I have a friend from Kenya who says that the Somalis are a destabilizing force in that country. She said that Kenya has accepted immigrants from Uganda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania, but these people have not caused any problems. The Somalis, on the other hand, bring their lawless ways to Kenya. She said there are neighborhoods in Nairobe that the police don't venture. Not surprising, these areas are ruled by the lords of Sharia. Somalia is a failed state where anarchy rules.

    • Susan

      Somalians are incorrigible muslim savages, 99% of them anyway. And just think, the bleeding heart, moral relativist, multiculturalist idiots are importing them to the U.S. by the millions, literally destroying idyllic, small towns in America with these filthy creatures. They exploit the generosity of the West, kind enough to take them in, by suing corporations for not changing their way of doing business to accomodate their vile religion; refusing to assimilate; rampant criminal activity and drug use; obscene birth rates; polygamy; and the creation of filthy ghettoes where they practice their barbaric culture and religion by butchering animals in the streets and genitally mutilating little girls on kitchen tables. These beasts do not belong in the civilized West and for those who believe they will change after exposure to the civilized world, forget it! They do not assimilate and the only contact they want with us, their inferiors, is at the welfare/food stamp office. Yes, they actually believe that their religion and culture make them morally superior to us. Observant, practicing muslims are not compatible with democratic, free societies; Somalis are incompatible with everything and everyone except barbaric totalitarianism and islamic megalomaniacs.

      • Fred Dawes

        Thank you.

      • Tanya

        Well said Susan, true and coherent. Thank you.

        • Mel

          One of the best friends I ever had was a Somali. He was killed because he had become a Christian. Also, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an atheist who left Somalia and has written books on her life and Islam (one of them called "Nomad") Her books are well worth reading. She is a smart and decent citizen. Once again, the problem is not the "race", it is the religion that enslaves them! That religion/political ideology, is radical Islam. There are many Somalis who would like to leave this faith, but are unable to do so for fear of their lives. The radicals, however, have the power. And they have the power due to the myopic economic petro policies of western governments who have placed greed and thirst for cheap oil above the human rights of innocent people.

  • mrbean

    That is how the negroes in African countries live unless they are subsidized by white people. We have a rape epidemic by black men on white women in America and in Scandinavian countries.

    • StephenD

      mrbean, I have often checked the thumbs up button on your posts…But not this time.
      We accuse others of posting statements that are unsubstantiated and should be prepared to back up what we say. Unless you can site actual facts and figures, your comments seem over the top and serve nothing but to inflame race hatred. You see my point I hope.

      • Eraina

        StephenD: I understand your recoiling in horror at what mrbean said. I have checked the statistics: interracial rape in the U.S. is common vis a vis black men raping white women. White men raping black women is extremely rare. In Scandinavia, (Sweden is a prime example), there is an epidemic of rape of white Swedish born women by Middle Eastern and black African men. Liberal Sweden is now considered the "rape capital" of Europe. Other Scandinavian countries, as well as the UK are not far behind (all with the same ratio of preditors).

        • mrbean

          StephenD is totally uniformed and naive about the epidemic in America of black on white violent crime – particulary the often violent and brutal rapes of white women by black men and the deliberately unreported Black on White violent crime by the MSM..

          • StephenD

            I am that mrbean…uninformed (your calling me naive implies a derogatory mantel I will not carry for you). Please note, there are perhaps many more that don't know what you do. Assuming that we do is your error, not mine. Making blanket statements without providing numbers sets many of us on defense. When offered the facts, I have no problem with them. You see, don't you, that this is what I asked for in my response to you to begin with. NOW do you see my point?

            Thank you Eriana for understanding my reluctance to take his statements at face value.

        • ebonystone

          In Norway before the arrival of the Moslem immigrant horde, assault-rape (i.e.excluding "date-rape" and "marital-rape") was virtually unknown. Now there's an epidemic of it, 100% committed by Moslems — either immigrants themselves, or sons of immigrants.

        • ebonystone

          " White men raping black women is extremely rare."

          But doesn't the media just wallow in it when it seems to have happened — as in the Tawana Brawley case and the Duke lacrosse team case! Then when it all turns out to be a pack of lies, apologies from the media are nowhere to be found.

      • John Leach

        The Truth of Interracial Rape in the United States
        By: Lawrence Auster
        FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, May 03, 2007

        I could not post this long article in one reply. Just look it up and read it. The stats are there supporting StephenD. Black rape is epidemic. Even the FBI hides the real numbers. If the White people knew how bad it was, there would be violence.

        google it and read the whole thing

  • aharris

    Ah, the glory of the religion of peace!

  • Tanya

    This is Africa and these things happen all over Africa all of the time. Rapes, murders, abductions, life is cheap, and this applies to Muslims and non-Muslims alike on that Continent. Kathleen is absolutely correct in saying that we need to let nature take its course. Western aid has made things progressively worse over the last 50 or 60 years and we now reap the consequences of our bleeding hearts attitudes and our misguided feeling of guilt. That is why these savages are now inundating our Western civilised countries and imposing their filthy habits and diseases on us.

    • Joanna

      Exactly!!!! You know, I am not against these charities giving to other countries, but when you think about it, what about the hungery people & families that we have here in our country???? shouldn't we be helping them more than in other places who don't even really like Americans in the first place?? Plus we donated over $16 BILLION dollars to the countries that were supposed to feed these people, but instead they bought more weapons…..what about putting that mpney towards our country's own debt??? And we wonder how & why this country is in debt….I know that there are other factors behind the debt, but what I mean is instead of giving this moeny to other countires, we need to use it for our people. Where were these other countries, that we have given money to when they have had devestation events (ie: like Japan's tsunami) where were they when Katrina devasted our country???

      • Tanya

        Thanks Joanna, well said and all so true.

    • Mel

      No Tanya. Thsi is not "Africa". It is a small section of Africans, who are victims of radical Islam — which for almost a century now has been funded, and coddled by western elites, not to mention greedy oil companies and their ilk.

      What peaceful, law abiding Africans are facing now at the hands of those who follow the barbarism of radical Islam is what we soon will be facing too if we all continue to mouth platitudes instead of enacting legislation and taking peaceful, non violent (yes I have to stress that in case the New York Times monitors this blog) to stop the spread of radical Islam in our own societies in the west. Its not fair to paint all Africans with the same brush.

      • Tanya

        And when was the last time you visited Africa? I have lived there and have seen and experienced the cruelty, savagery, corruption, deceipt Africans are capable of. The ones who have been taken over by Islam are, I grant you, far, far worse, but Africa as a whole is a cesspit.

        • Mel

          I just returned from Africa last week. I was in South Sudan where they just celebrated independence from the Islamist north that has been waging a genocidal war against them for decades. No people on earth have been as victimized by radical Islam as have the people of Southern Sudan. Yet they DID manage to free themselves with the help of the regional governments of Uganda, Ethiopia and Eritrea, and also with the help of George Bush.

          Yes there is a lot of corruption, deceit and cruelty in Africa. There certainly was in Europe during the reign of the Third Reich, and under the "white" rule of apartheid in South Africa, as well as in the "white" Soviet Union and elsewhere. Cruelty and injustice is well spread over the globe and occurs regardless of race. When dictatorships are enabled to maintain power artificially over their people injustice invariably is the result. This is what has happened in much of Africa, where multi-national oil, mining and other interests have kept dictatorships in power so they can rape the land of its resources. True African culture is far less violent and cold than western culture. But this has all been corrupted by colonialism, neo-colonialism and now radical jihadists

          • mrbean

            Bull crap. It is a subculture of genetic refuse that should have been almost extinct had it not been propped up for its very survival by the white race. This is what negroes remain as despite 100's of millions in aid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTUw0vKksGc

          • Mel

            Spoken like a true racist.

          • Tanya

            You are an idiot, no doubt about it!

          • Mel

            You prefer this to rational discourse?

          • SpiritOf1683

            Are Zimbabweans better off today undwer Mugabe or were they better off under Ian Smith? It should be a no-brainer. Leftists wanted Mugabe in power there, but there was no apology from these same Leftists when things went pear shaped under Mugabe and his 'war veteran' thugs (who were born after the Ian Smith era). "Don't Blame Me" became their signature tune.

          • Mel

            Mugabe is a Marxist, like Stalin, Lennin, and Castro (all whites). What is your point?

            Remember, it was the British government, backed by much of the rest of Europe and North America which insisted that Mugabe by put in power. Africa has many noble and wise statesmen. Unfortunately, due to Western interests and pressure, these seldom rise to the top. Instead, scum like Mugabe does.

          • SpiritOf1683

            Western Governments did this because they were pushed into it by the lies of the Left.

  • digdigby

    Somalis don't belong in Kenya and are a powerful destabilizing Islamist force. How about building some large refugee camps outside Minneapolis where they will feel more at home.

    • Eraina

      digdigby – if your idea was acted upon, how many minutes do you think it would take before the liberals in Minneapolis became arch conservatives? 1…2….3?

    • ebonystone

      More to the point, why aren't Saudi Arabia and the rest of the filthy-rich Persian Gulf Moslem states taking in their co-religionists? They can certainly afford it. Why does poor, mostly-Christian Kenya get stuck with them?
      These are both rhetorical questions, and I'm well aware of the answers. The Arabs want nothing to do with the "raisin-head" Africans except to use them as slaves. and Kenya borders Somalia, so they can walk there. Also it suits Islamic expansionist plans to establish an Islamic colony, several hundred thousand strong, in kaffir Kenya.

  • kafir4life

    This is islam. Why is it a story? It's islam…..according to many islamic leaders and scholars (and as kafir, I have my choice as to where I get my info on islam, and I choose islamic scholars from here and abroad) this is a beautiful way of emulating the prophet, mohamat, the inventor of islam and shatter of the koran.
    Would FPM run a story about a Catholic praying the rosary, a Jew lighting candles on the Sabbath? Of course not! This is just islam being islam.

    allahu snackbar – rama-dama-ding-dong specials – break for fast with allahu's pork pieces – or try a mohamat shat shake…..they're koraninally DEEEEElicious!!

  • Mel

    I have lived in Africa most of my life and rape is not as widespread as the comments here suggest. In fact my family and I feel totally safe in any rural village in Africa — except, of course, those where radical Islamists or their proxy militias (like the LRA of northern Uganda) are present. Its grossly unfair to make broad sweeping statements about Africans in general being uncivilized. I have found Africans to be far more loving, friendly and hospitable than most people in western countries. Africans themselves supply the bulk of humanitarian aid to those less fortunate.

    Lets shine the light instead on those western mega transnational oil companies who pour billions of dollars into the pockets of radical Muslims, who then use it to advance their jihad on vulnerable African communities. The myopic and heartless CEO's of such companies should be doing time, or worse for their complicity in crimes against humanity.

    • Fred Dawes

      Yes you are right,.. but who is the real enemy? it wasn't the whites it is the black population that will not move into the new age.

      • Mel

        I guess in a way you are right. It is Africans who are resisting the "New Age/New World Order, where it is encouraged that mothers kill their unborn babies, where the media culture and even churches "celebrate" deviant sexual behavior, where academic freedom is limited to politically correct (read discernment free) views, where drugs, gang rapes, and white collar crime are so common as to not even make headlines; where our elected officials and corporate media elite glorify radical Islam and demonize pious Christians.

        In that sense, the African culture may be the best hope we have to prevent our world from entering into your "new age" global destruction.

        • Eraina

          What about the Africans who practice honor murdering one's daughter for even the slightest "offense"? What about huge numbers of black South African girls who are raped because black South African men believe that having sex a virgin will cure them of AIDS? What about female genital mutilation which is widely practiced in Africa? What about the huge numbers of white collar crime via the internet which is committed in Nigeria? The only "New Age" culture the Africans are resisting is equality for women, gays and religious minorities. If you consider those things to be deviant and sinful, by all means — please move back there.

          • Mel

            Eraina, so called "honour killings" and genital mutilation are almost the exclusive domain of the Islamists. They do not occur in most other areas of Africa. South African girls are raped because some idiot convinced them these men that having sex with young girls cures them from HIV.

            Yes, there is a lot of white collar crime in Nigeria. Some of these should apply for cabinet positions in some of our Western "liberal" democracies. They'd fit right in.

            And yes, I will gladly move back to the parts of Africa where people are still free to think and worship as they see fit, not bound by the tyranny of political correctness

    • Eraina

      Mel, the LRA (Lord's Revolutionary Army) originating in Northern Uganda is not an Islamist "proxy militia". It is a Christian rebel group. If you lived in Africa most of your life, you would know that.

      • Mel

        Eraina, thank you for revealing your ignorance of the matter. The LRA stands for Lord's Resistance Army, not "Revolutionary". And it has been supported by the Islamist regime in Khartoum for over a decade. It has never been sponsored or supported by any Christian church, denomination, or movement. There is absolutely nothing "Christian" about the LRA. Neither do they claim themselves to be. Their leader, Joseph Kony, is an occultist who uses satanic rituals on his victims. The western media (which often has about the same analytical abilities as you appear to have) often claim that he wants to rule Uganda on the Biblical 10 Commandments. But his are not the Biblical ones, they are his own.

        • Mel

          The "10 Commandments" of Joseph Kony and his LRA include:

          Friday is the only "religious" day.

          No raising pigs

          No bicycles

          No raising white chickens.

          and others which I've never been able to find in any Bible, even the more modern ones.

          I have personally interviewed dozens of his victims who have escaped. Two weeks ago I was in Yambio doing just that. They all tell the same horrific tales of torture, rape, and other sadistic abuse. They were never allowed to pray to Jesus. On what basis would you refer to his movement as being "Christian" ?

          • http://inthepacific.blogspot.com/ Regina

            No, it's a religious spirit..just like islam.

        • Eraina

          Please move back there, Mel. You would be doing us all a great favor.

          • Mel

            Is that the best response you can provide? I could care less if you like me. This isn't a popularity contest.

            What is important is that you understand the facts. Remaining in ignorance may be "bliss", but it can also be deadly.

          • Tanya

            Yes please Mel, do move back there and when you have achieved the perfect society in Africa do let us all know.

          • Mel

            No society is perfect because society is made up of imperfect human beings. But certain ideologies and political systems are better than others at improving social conditions. True democracy, with political and religious freedoms work much better than totalitarian ideologies like Communism and radical Islam. But what is so odious to me is seeing only the faults of black Africans without seeing the blatant filth, corruption, violence and evil in our own societies in the west, which not only undermine living conditions here, but also help to shackle those in underdeveloped countries. If you want to understand how Europe contributed to Africa's pain and suffering, read the "Ghost of Leopold: by Adam Hochschild. This relates the little known intentional destruction of possibly as many as 10 million innocent Congolese, simply to increase the wealth of one of Europe's most despicable tyrants. When it comes to Africa, the "white" world, has a lot of blood on its hands.

          • Tanya

            Blah, blah, blah, my goodness you sound like a broken record. Why is it that since they received independence none of these countries have progressed one iota? Why is it that a lot of them will tell you that they wish the British colonialists never left? Africans like someone to tell them what to do, provide education and a health service for them as they are incapable of thinking for themselves. Jamaica is the latest ex-colony to proclaim that they wish they had never gone independent! (In case you didn't know, Jamaica is populated by mostly Yorubas from Nigeria.)

          • Mel

            Jamaicans are populated by former Africans who were sold into slavery by Muslims to white Europeans for a profit. Some were from Yoruba land, others from other places in Africa. That's not the point. What is important is to realize the utter devastation that this slave trade had, not only on Jamaicans and other blacks in the "New World", but on the social structures and political systems in Africa. The continent has never truly recovered from that horrible chapter in "white" American history.

            And it is demonstrably untrue that …as you say: "none of these countries have progressed one iota". That claim is so self evidently absurd as to not even deserve a reply. But I will give one small example…in Uganda today, I can send money to people who live even in rural villages on their cell phones. They can in turn transfer that money to stores and outlets using their cell phones only. I can't even do that here in Canada.

          • ebonystone

            Mel, I agree with much of what you say, particularly your remarks about the New Age offering Africa such wonders as abortion and gay-rights.
            But in regard to the slave trade, the Europeans were relative late-comers to a slave trade that had been going on for over a thousand years before they first arrived on the scene. For several hundred of those years it had been under the control of Moslems, and the Moslems continued the trade long after the Europeans had out-lawed it.
            The slave trade was an evil thing, and European participation in it was shameful. But it was also the Europeans who decided it was wrong, and put an end to it. Not the Moslems, nor the Africans themselves.

          • Mel

            Ebonystone….I agree with you. You make very good points. But I think we need to acknowledge that the abolition movement in Europe was greatly assisted by many Africans who risked a lot (some of them paying the ultimate price) to expose the horrors of the slave trade and their own fellow Africans who collaborated with the Muslim slavers. It is also fair to acknowledge the role of the 18th and 19th century Christian revivals which occured through the ministry of men like John Wesley and missionary David Livingstone. This pre-20th century "evangelicalism" had a very strong social conscience and this played a huge role in exposing slavery for the evil that it was. You are correct that Islam played virtually no role at all in the emancipation of slavery, and that horror still exists in some Islamic nations.

  • Fred Dawes

    Rape is normal in black Africa that is why you will see black africans dying by the millions of Aids. within 20 years the chinese will repopulated Africa.

    • Mel

      Fred, have you ever been to Africa? Rape is NOT normal. In most places in Africa rape is far less common than most large cities in North America.

      As for AIDs, ever hear of "MK NAOMI"??

      And it will not be the Chinese, with their "one child only" and forced abortion politics who will repopulate Africa, it will be jihadis with their billion dollar salaries that they get from western corporate miscreants who will inherit that continent.

      • Tanya

        I wonder if your parents were missionaries and that's why you have such a rosy picture of Africa and the Africans. I will leave you to your foolish beliefs, not worth arguing with someone whose middle name must be "Naive".

        As for the multinational companies they thrive all over Africa not just the Islamic parts and I agree they have a lot to answer for.

        • Mel

          My love for Africa and Africans is not because I'm naive or wearing rose coloured glasses. I've lived there most of my 57 years. I know Africans personally and so many are my friends. I hate seeing them maligned by someone who has only a superficial understanding and makes broad generalizations, dissing them on the basis of race.

          I'm glad you agree that multinational companies have a lot to answer for. I just wish someone would force them to reply.

          • Tanya

            Wow, and I thought you were a 20 something ingenue. Now that I know your age it is especially hard for me to forgive your naivety and you should certainly start by ditching those rose coloured glasses. And don't brand someone a racist who is only trying to portray facts as they are. You don't need to live in Africa most of your life to realise what life is like there. I have met many idealistic people like you who have come down to Earth with a shattering bump – I hope that doesn't happen to you.

            What about Zimbabwe, Mel, is that your ideal African society, or are those horrid white colonialists responsible for Mugabe's murdering spree (against his own people?)

          • Mel

            Mugabe is a tyrant, just like Hitler, Lennin and Stalin.

            Mugabe was placed in power by the "white" British government, which was influenced by the "white" academic, Karl Marx, whose philosophies and ideology duped "white" academia and nations like Russia long before it was accepted by black Africans, most of whom were educated in "white" univeristies in the West, and who then determined to emulate the succesful revolutionary strategies of "white" Castro, Che Guevera, et al.

            What's your point?

          • Tanya

            My point is fairly clear, you are the muddled one here. It is irrelevant where Mugabe and his ilk went to university. Africans always revert to their wicked ways once they return to their native lands, no matter how prestigious a western (or eastern ) university they attended. And are you implying the British knew how evil Mugabe was even if it's true, as you say, that they "placed" him in power.

          • Mel

            Tanya, the British absolutely knew the evils of Marxist ideology and that Mugabe was a dedicated and committed Marxist. They had ample evidence of his crimes during the geurrilla wars in Rhodesia, and should have made every effort to exlude him from any future political position of power. Instead they did the opposite. Why is it irrelevant where African dictators went for their education? It was in Western universities that the majority of these learned their anti-democratic, Marxist ideologies. And many of them were returned to power in Africa with the help of powerful corporations. Just look at the role of American oil companies propping up the MPLA in Angola, or the impact of Canadian oil partnerships with the genocidal government in Khartoum. And these are the tip of the iceburg!

  • Fred Dawes

    Read Susan she is sooo rights the system canot let the enemy of freedom and laws inside the gates of freedom and justice the only way to deal with your enemy is the old way and we all know what that means.

  • Questions

    I see no justification for U.S. aid to nations that won't, or can't, help themselves. It is a boondoggle wrapped in a package of love, but it is still a boondoggle. Ironically, a lot of the people we "save" themselves may become rapists later on. Money, prayers and democracy can't fix the unfixable. We've got our own priorities at home.

    • Mel

      The problem is that humanitarian aid alone can not achieve the help that is needed. As long as people are under the bondage of radical Islam, they will not be able to "help themselves". They need to be emancipated from this religious/political slavery by exposing radical Islam for what it is. But instead of doing that, our political and academic elites are bending over backwards to help the jihadis. While with one hand our aid departments in the West are dishing out money to starving victims, the other hand is handing far more strategic resources to the victimizers.

      But if America and its Western allies would use their political strength to (non-violently) counter radical Islam, just like Ronald Reagan did to counter Stalinist communism, then the humanitarian aid that is given would enable people to advance as they did in Europe under the Marshall Plan when that continent was free of fascism. And in the long term, this would benefit the West economically, since they would have greater access to African markets.

      • SpiritOf1683

        It isn't 'radical Islam' it is Islam. That is what Islam does. Islam is barbaric full stop.And the way to stop Islam is to deny Western medicines and vaccines, foodstuffs, technology, and financial aid to Muslim countries, and stop the immigration of Muslims to Western countries. Had this been done right from 1900, when Islam was in decline, to the present day, Islam might not be around today, or it would be far less prevalent. But we needed oil, and the accident of geography put most of it under the sands of Arabia, and oil revenues have oiled the wheels of the Jihad. Had it all been in the Australian outback instead, the world might very well be a different place today.

        • Mel

          So why was it not done? Why has the western world insisted on coddling, supporting, arming and defending the most oppressive Islamic countries during the last century? Yes, we've needed oil, but oil is available in many places like Canada. Both political parties in the US are guilty. Obama bows down to the Saudi monarch, but in the same way, Bush was holding his hand? Are America's leaders simply stupid? Or is there something far more sinister at work? Why is the west aiding and abetting jihad? That's the question that needs to be answered.

          • ebonystone

            " oil is available in many places"
            Yes, but it's most readily available, and in huge quantities, in the Persian Gulf, which holds 55-60% of the world's reserves. Elsewhere, like the Alaskan, Canadian, and Russian Arctic, and deepwater Gulf of Mexico, it's more difficut and expensive to recover. Still, we could do a lot to reduce our dependence on the Arabs by developing our domestic resources. Which brings us to "Are America's leaders simply stupid? "
            Yes, they're stupid, but not simply stupid.
            We could, like France, have gone over to generating almost all of our electricity from nuclear plants. Instead we haven't built a new nuclear plant in 25 years or more, and we continue to rely on coal plants for electricity. [cont'd]

          • ebonystone

            [cont'd]
            Nowadays a 10,000 ton train of coal leaves the Powder River Basin every 18 minutes on a journey of a thousand miles or more to one or another coal-fired generating plant. Those trains use an awful lot of diesel fuel to haul all that coal. We could also have built a network of high-speed electrified passenger trains, like France, Spain, Japan, Germany, China, et al; and eliminated a great deal of our short-distance air traffic, saving huge amounts of jet fuel. But no, the environmentalists and the fools in both major parties have prevented these developments, and we remain at the mercy of the Persian Gulf jihad-sponsors. [cont'd]

          • ebonystone

            [cont'd]
            At present we have another opportunity: we've found, and are on the brink of developing, enormous domestic reserves of natural gas. It would not be too difficult to power both our trains and our trucks with gas instead of diesel; this would mean a huge reduction in our need for petroleum. But already the Obama administration is putting every obstacle it can think of in the way of natural gas development.
            "is there something far more sinister at work?" You betcha!

          • Mel

            Thanks Ebonystone….well said. Your comment:

            "Yes, they're stupid, but not simply stupid." says it all.

  • guest

    We brought 60,000 to Minnesota. 30,000 are now on the terror watch. The rest are women and children, and boy they have large welfare families. MN is an
    el shabaab recruiting ground in the mosques. They NEVER integrate. $750,000 for the boys in sports teams. Does anyone think bringing them here helped anybody?

    What does the disease they bring, the extra police, welfare, medical, housing cost us? What about the crimes they commit on women here?

    Don't bring them here. This is about Islam, and being Muslim. They have been this way for centuries. They should live with Hilary, not us.

    • Red Devil

      Right On!!!!

  • waterwillows

    Toss all the money in the world at what is fility from the inside and nothing much will change. This is the time of choosing and there are those who do not choose wisely.
    When the time of choosing is over, those left standing will inherit the world.

  • Red Devil

    Why don't wealthy Christians just send in kill squads and teach these UN trash a lesson I need the money ….

    • Mel

      Because true Christians don't kill innocent people.

      Nor do they advocate that others do.

      But people masquerading as "conservatives", who are really marxists, jihadists, or from some other lunatic cult do it all the time to make "right wing" blogs look like promoters of hatred.

  • mrbean

    All you bleeding heart liberals need to read about hundreds of Black teen thugs and thugesses ( yes hundreds) robbing and beating white people at teh Wisconsin fair yesterday. http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/126825018.ht… I stand by my statement – genetic refuse

    • Mel

      Race riots are tragic wherever they occur, whether in Wisconson or Nazi Germany. But certainly, anyone who calls some one from any race "genetic refuse" is provoking people to commit such kinds of acts. Your words are despicable.!

      • mrbean

        So….I guess it is all the White Man's fault that tribalist blacks commit the majority of violent crime because they are provoked to rob, assault, rape and murder white people? Or did the devl make them do it. What a crock of tribalist I am not responsible nonsense.

  • Mel

    There are good and bad in every race. All I'm doing is pointing out that the "white" nations have done their share of nasty evil, and if we do not recognize that, all our pontificating about "black crime" will fall on deaf ears.

    "Take the beam out of your own eye before you can see the splinter in your brother's eye".

    Traditional Africa has its share of evil dictators, criminals and thugs. But these are dwarfed by comparison when we look, with unbiased eyes, at the crimes of men like King Leopold, Stalin, Hitler, and other "whites". I'm just calling for a little more balance and a lot less racial prejudism.

    • mrbean

      You left out Mao Tse Tseng I noticed, the worst of them all and he sure ain't white! Balance,,,, Smalance typical of an omega castrati man.

      • Mel

        Yes, but neither was he black. Which is my point. Tyranny is not predicated upon race — which is the point you are trying to make. Mao, Pol Pot, and the others I've mentioned were not black, yet were at least as brutal. Cruelty and injustice is a human trait, inspired by ideologies and religions which promote hatred and bigotry. It is not a factor of race.