オバマ政権の2012年度予算教書:この期に及んでもなぜ? 北アフリカ・中東諸国への軍事援助?

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かなりの緊縮財政となっているが、問題はここからだ。この期に及んでもなおかつ、この貧しい台所から、現在、“反政府デモ”で揺れ動いている北アフリカ・中東諸国の現政権に、”2012年度 軍事予算”を割り振っているようであり、このことを調査ジャーナリストのウェイン・マドセン(Wayne Madsen)がレポートしている。



Wayne Madsen Report

  • Obama regime's fiscal year 2012 military assistance budget to prop up faltering regimes:

    Egypt $1,301,900,000Supreme Military Council promises elections and new constitution but no real guarantees. Regime keeps a dirty secret.
    Regime breaks up new rally .
    Bahrain19,671,000Protesters retake Pearl Roundabout in Manama after massacre of civilians. Split reported in royal family.
    Jordan303,772,000King Abdullah II promises reforms but no guarantees
    Iraq1,000,000,000US-backed Nouri al-Maliki government using deadly force on anti-government protesters in central , southern and northern Iraq .
    Libya469,000Many dead in Libyan protests . Benghazi at center of uprising. Cyrenaica has always been more independent of Tripoli. Reports that Qaddafi is using mercenaries being paid $30,000 each from Eritrea, Chad, and Somalia who are being ferried in by Algerian Air Force planes.
    Morocco10,789,000King Mohammed promises reforms but digs in for uprisings in Morocco and occupied-Western Sahara
    Sudan793,000Omar Bashir government using deadly force in protesters.
    Yemen13,653,000Friday of Fury in Yemen . Grenade thrown at protesters in Taiz.
    Djibouti2,379,000Omar Guelleh regime cracking down on protesters . US has NSA station and military base at Camp Lemonier.
    Tunisia19,945,000New government rules by decree, consists of former regime allies.
    Mauritania350,000Military junta has brutally cracked down on protesters.
    Azerbaijan3,900,000Dictatorship suppresses protesters





    Middle East Protests (2010-11)

    Updated: Feb. 19, 2011

    BAHRAIN Feb. 19: Thousands of jubilant protesters surged back into Pearl Square, the symbolic heart of Bahrain, after the government withdrew its security forces, calling for calm after days of violent crackdowns. The shift was at least a temporary victory for the Shiite protesters, who had rejected a call to negotiate from Bahrain’s Sunni monarch until the authorities pulled the military off the streets. A review of administration statements shows that American officials overlooked recent complaints about human rights abuses in the strategically important kingdom.

    LIBYA Feb. 19: Protests continued against the regime of Col. Muammar Qaddafi, as the government moved to shut down the Internet. Human rights observers put the death toll in Libya after three days of government crackdowns against protesters at 84.

    YEMEN Feb. 19: Antigovernment marches in the impoverished nation of Yemen took a violent turn as pro-government supporters dressed in civilian clothes opened fire on a group opposing President Ali Abdullah Saleh , wounding at least four people.

    ALGERIA Feb. 19: Hundreds of police in Algeria’s capital used clubs to overwhelm a small group of antigovernment demonstrators. The government has combined tough police action with promises of concessions in the wake of the turbulence that has swept the region, accelerating vows to lift a years-old state of emergency and speaking of new jobs and housing.

    EGYPT Feb. 18: Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an influential Sunni cleric who is banned from the United States and Britain for supporting violence against Israel and American forces in Iraq, delivered his first public sermon in the country in 50 years , emerging as a powerful voice in the struggle to shape what kind of Egyptian state emerges from the uprising. He addressed a crowd of more than one million who gathered in Tahrir Square to mourn those who died in the protests. Meanwhile, the military warned restive workers that it would stop what it declared were illegal strikes crippling Egypt’s economy, declaring “it will confront them and take the legal measures needed to protect the nation’s security.”

    IRAQ Feb. 18: Unrest continued to spread in Iraq , with new protests erupting in several cities and reports from law enforcement officials that private security guards in a city in Kurdistan fired on a group of protesters who tried to storm the political offices of the region’s leader. Protest leaders said they would go ahead with plans for a Saturday march in Baghdad, despite a second day of violence marring demonstrations elsewhere in the country.

    JORDAN Feb. 18: A protest turned violent in the Jordanian capital as government supporters clashed with demonstrators calling for political change, injuring several. Antigovernment protests have become routine on Fridays in the past weeks, but this was the first time that one ended in confrontation.

    IRAN Feb. 18: A leading opposition figure, Mir Hussein Moussavi , was reported missing, raising fears that he had been detained in connection with this week’s anti-government rallies. The marches, the largest since the 2009 disputed elections, were put down by Iranian security and paramilitary forces.

    WASHINGTON Feb. 18: The United States said it strongly opposed the use of violence in Bahrain. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Bahrain’s foreign minister to convey “deep concern about the actions of the security forces.” President Obama did not publicly address the crackdown, but his press secretary, Jay Carney , said that the White House was urging Bahrain to use restraint in responding to “peaceful protests.”

    TUNISIA Feb. 14: After the revolution opened the doors, a flotilla of would-be migrants has set out from Tunisia, creating a humanitarian crisis and stirring a political furor in Italy .



    昨年6月2日付、「The Huffington Post」には、「フリーダム・ハウス 中東ーアフリカ・プログラム」のシニアー・スタッフの寄稿文が掲載されているが、これによるとそれまで直に配分されていたアメリカ政府からの市民グループ(人権・民主化促進グループ)への援助金が、政府経由でなければ分配されないシステムへと変わり、「民主化後押しとは、言葉だけ」との不満をぶちまけた文章となっている。




    Why Cairo Believes Obama's Democracy Support is Nothing More Than Empy Words

    One year ago, President Obama addressed the Muslim world in a speech in Cairo, in which he professed his commitment to democracy and human rights as well as respectful engagement. Activists across the region, who have faced enormous obstacles in their work and in many cases threats to their lives, cautiously celebrated the historic speech and Muslims around the world hoped the president's message of change could spread to their own countries. One year later, observers in the Middle East region note that changes have occurred, though not in the way they had expected.







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