Coup leader in Burkina Faso received U.S. military training

from the Washington Post

The army officer who has seized power in Burkina Faso amid popular protests in the West African country was twice selected to attend counterterrorism training programs sponsored by the U.S. government, U.S. military officials said.

Lt. Col. Isaac Zida, the former deputy commander of the presidential guard, emerged Saturday as the country’s ruler — at least on an interim basis — after angry demonstrators attacked government buildings and forced Burkina Faso’s longtime strongman to flee the country.

In 2012, when he was a major, Zida attended a 12-day counterterrorism training course at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida that was sponsored by the Defense Department’s Joint Special Operations University, said Army Lt. Col. Mark R. Cheadle, a spokesman for the U.S. Africa Command.

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Protest Brewing in Burkina Faso as Public Opposes Looming Military Reign

from Ria Novosti

Burkina Faso has entered another day of political instability as hundreds of people rally in central Ouagadougou Sunday to protest against what they suspect is a military takeover after President Blaise Compaore’s escape.

Burkina Faso’s opposition and social activists claim that the military is trying to take advantage of the power vacuum, generated by Compaore’s resignation. Yesterday one of the nation’s army leaders, Isaac Zida, was chosen to lead Burkina Faso through the power transition as head of the interim government. Observers in the country have noted some similarities in the current situation with the ultimate result of the Arab Spring in Egypt, where military leader Abdel Fattah as-Sisi grabbed the reins of the government and did not let go even after the elections that followed soon thereafter.

“The victory born from this popular uprising belongs to the people, and the task of managing the transition falls by right to the people. In no case can it be confiscated by the army,” Burkina Faso political opposition and civil society said in a joint statement, as quoted by AFP. The statement called for a mass rally in what is now called “Revolution Square”, where about one million people had gathered recently to demand Compaore’s resignation.

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Prediction: The Ebola Crisis to Hit Burkina Faso Very Soon – Cuba to Send Doctors, Obama to Send Special Forces

by Scott Creighton

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”  Thomas Jefferson (slave owner)

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People are only going to put up with being treated like shit for so long…

Yes, I am making a prediction and I never make predictions but this one isn’t that hard too see coming: Gomer Pile could see the writing on the wall here.

In the next few weeks there will be reports of a new Ebola outbreak in a little African nation called Burkina Faso.

Am I psychic? Does God speak to me in dreams? Should I build an arc or sacrifice a chicken?

Uh… no.

This is my vision:

a hundred thousand of the millions protesting in Ouaggadougou, Burkina Faso against legislation that would keep their current neoliberal dictator in place in perpetuity.

And this is my vision:

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in Africa and it’s been ruled by a fascist dictator on behalf of the French and other Western nations for the past 27 years. These people have had enough.

 

And ultimately,this is my vision:

“The United States has a base in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, since 2007. The base acts as a hub of a U.S spying network in the region, with spy planes departing form the base to fly over Mali, Mauritania and the Sahara, where they search for fighters from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.” Washington Post May 21, 2014

Yes, the CIA has a base of operations in the very city in Burkina Faso where these hundreds of thousands of protesters are engaged in a direct fight to rid themselves of our “national interests” and their brutal dictator. That’s right… it’s a drone base used by the CIA to drop bombs on dissidents across the whole of Africa.

How important do you think that is to Capitalism’s Invisible Army?

Do you see Ebola on the horizon now? You will after reading this because the World Health Organization just recently listed the nation as one which is in danger of an outbreak very soon. Go figure.

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