The following linked article is an amazing essay with plenty of cited sources. It rips away the faÃ§ade of the mainstream Republican and Democratic parties. It exposes the greed masked as humanitarianism. I consider it a must read. What I'd like to see is the whole thing rewritten with the acronyms replaced by the full names where doing that wouldn't mess up the author's intent.
Have some patients when reading this, and don't kick yourself for not following all the names and connections in your head throughout the whole piece. Unless you're an African reading these names and connections nearly daily, the applicable dendrites in your brain are just not going to be very reinforced by use. Read for the overarching themes at least the first time through.
What the article screams (even if it wasn't the impetus) is the adage, "Follow the money." Who's getting what from whom (tracing back to the ultimate source), and how cognizant is each link?
"Merchants Of Death: Exposing Corporate-Financed Holocaust In Africa," by Keith Harmon Snow. BSN – Black Star News. December 4, 2008.
(See also: http://www.allthingspass.com/.)