Neo-colonialism rears its ugly head once again, this time in the Ivory Coast. Africa's resources are attracting many predatory capitalists like vultures to dead meat. I've been seeing more and more articles about land and resource grabs by Saudi Arabia, China, and many Western multi-national corporations. Much of the theft of the continent's riches is being facilitated by various Western armed forces either overtly or, more often, covertly. And, of course, the events are either ignored, or if reported, are reported with the usual "humanitarian" and "human rights" propaganda framing.
As peace loving and progressive forces in the West and in the U.S. in particular deliriously celebrated the awakening of pro-democratic movements in white dominated Islamic countries that routinely and officially kick Blacks to the curb, growing evidence suggests the West, led by France, engineered a political and military coup in Cote d’Ivoire that some say is designed to re-colonize that country.