Thursday, November 7, 2019

Burkina Faso Massacre - Canada's geopolitical footprint leaves bloody tracks

Burkina Faso  a Country in West Africa
Description:  Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It covers an area of around 274,200 square kilometres and is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest

Like a lot of other Canadians, I had to give my head a shake when I read the newz headlines below. 37 employees of a Canadian Mining Company were massacred in a small landlocked country in Africa? Where is Burkina Faso and who and why are they targeting Canadian companies there? I had to do some quick googling and research to try and find out the answers.

Luckily, it is the beginning of the month and The Globe and Mail's paywall hasn't clicked in yet on my "ten free articles a month".  I refuse to subscribe to any mainstream media newz sites because of their refusal to print the truth about 9/11 and all the other false flags and hoaxes.  So I am limited to what I can glean from the MZM.  Here is the relevant report on the Burkina Faso Massacre from The Globe and Mail.  Please read and I will have further comments to follow:

Canadian miner Semafo halts operations at Burkina Faso site after deadly attack

A gold mine in Burkina Faso © Reuters / Katrina Manson
Canadian gold miner Semafo Inc. is halting operations at its Boungou gold mine in eastern Burkina Faso, a day after insurgents ambushed a convoy carrying its employees to the mine site and killed dozens in one of the worst terrorist attacks in the country’s history. 

The Boungou mine site remains secured but operations are being suspended “out of respect for the victims and those impacted and to ensure the highest levels of operational safety,” Montreal-based Semafo said in a statement posted to its website Thursday morning. The company said it is working with authorities to ensure the safety of its employees, contractors and suppliers.

“We are devastated by this unprecedented attack. Our sincerest sympathies go out to the families and colleagues of the victims,” Semafo chief executive officer Benoit Desormeaux said in the statement. “Our priority is their safety, security and well being. Given the scale of the attack it will take some time to properly deal with it and we will do our utmost to support all those affected.”

Semafo shares fell 4 per cent in morning trading in Toronto after an 11-per-cent decline Wednesday.

Assailants ambushed a five-bus convoy carrying Semafo employees on a road between the town of Fada and the Boungou gold mine in Burkina Faso’s eastern region of Est early Wednesday. The local governor for the region said 37 people were killed and more than 60 injured in what he called a “barbaric and cowardly attack.”

Potentially dozens of people are still unaccounted for, according to local media reports citing unnamed law enforcement authorities.

The five-bus convoy was under military escort, Semafo said, and was carrying company employees, contractors and suppliers. A spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada said Wednesday the department has no reports of any Canadian citizens being affected.

The strike highlights the increasing security threat facing citizens and companies operating in Burkina Faso, which has been plunged into crisis amid an escalating wave of violent attacks by militants in recent months. Canadian gold miners Iamgold Corp., Roxgold Inc., and Teranga Gold also have operations in the country.

It also raises questions about Semafo and its effort to guarantee the safety of its employees as the country sinks deeper into strife. There had been at least two previous attacks on the same road where Wednesday’s ambush occurred, including one last December in which four police officers and another person were killed.

After separate attacks in August, 2018, Semafo said it would take additional steps to ensure the security of its staff. As part of the changes, it said all expatriate employees travelling between Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou and Boungou mine would be transported by helicopter while a military force would be deployed on the ground to protect its local employees travelling by road."


Greencrow says:  Yes, there've been very slim pickings in the Canadian mainstream media about this gruesome massacre of foreign employees of a Canadian company.  The best reports on this issue have come [as per usual] from RT.  Canadian reports are no doubt censored by "Foreign Affairs".  We don't want the cud-chewing Canadian sheeple to suddenly wake to the idea that horrific things are being done in dirt-poor third world countries in their name.  No.

Googling the story, I learned there have been similar [but not quite so grievous] incidents going back a decade or more in Burkina Faso, particularly since the fall of Libya into chaos due to Western "regime change" efforts.  I smiled ruefully as I looked closely at the Google map of the country, situated in the north west corner of the African continent. The area in Africa is a quintessential colonial smack-down of indigenous peoples.  The tiny "countries" have all been chopped into "bite-sized" morsels. Each just big enough for the Western colonial occupiers and exploiters to swallow.  In the case of Burkina Faso, France has been the historical go-to colonizer. Over the past several decades, France has had to send in several legions of soldiers to keep the Burkinabe in check.  Several times, these French militias have been attacked and deaths have occurred.

Now, as everyone knows, goldmining is a horrifically messy and destructive business.  Look at the photo of the gold mine above to get a small idea of the environmental impact of your average gold mine.  The photo does not include the toxic run-off of all the water mixed with corrosive deadly chemicals that are needed to flush the gold out of the mines.  The surrounding environment, including lakes, rivers and streams will no doubt be destroyed for millennia.

And who profits from the gold that is extracted?  Not the Burkinabe, I can assure you.  Perhaps the rubber-stamping puppet head of state installed by the colonialists in national capital Quagadougou will get a big white mansion to live in and be able to take expensive vacations abroad...but that's all. The profits from the gold mine will go offshore--perhaps to Canadian owners/shareholders.  Since the massacre, Semafo stocks have dropped dramatically.

So, who attacked the convoy of employees of the Canadian Gold Mine?  My Google search revealed that ….wait for it...."al Qaeda" has been operating in the area in recent years.  lol.  Now that boogeyman, as we all know, is nothing more or less than a creation/proxy of the ziofascist globalists.  So why would THEY be attacking a Western owned company?

The answer to that is that I don't believe the attackers are al Quaeda, at least not unless Semafo Inc. hasn't been paying its "protection money" to the western proxy militants.  That could be the case.  More likely, its some militants supported directly or indirectly by the new intruders into the African continent...Russia and China.  These two superpowers have being going around Africa in the past few years making friends and influencing people...particularly those people who are fed up being crushed under the heels of the historical colonizers.

Folks, there's a grass roots uprising/revolution going on in countries throughout the race to extract the ever diminishing precious metals escalates.  With the globalization of information technology, Africans are no doubt becoming "woke" to the geopolitical realities.  They know that the West is bankrupt and has reached a dead end in terms of their ability to provide safety, security and economic benefits to these dirt poor but resource-rich countries.  China and Russia, OTOH, have offered the entire continent a new deal.  A sharing of the wealth and, more importantly, potential peace and security due to the superior military might [Remember those critically important  S-400's?] Please see the following recent headline from the Moscow Times dated October 26, 2019:

"At Russia's Inaugural Africa Summit, Moscow Sells Sovereignty

The two-day event this week featured 43 African Heads of State"

["...Representatives of all 54 African nations, including 43 heads of state also traveled north for the Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum, which was co-hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi…"

So, in bird's eye view from way over here in Canada is that it could be the Burkinabe are beginning to wake up, smell the coffee and stop the one-way economic extortion/environmental plundering of their land.  That's only one possibility. Another more perfidious possibility is that the massacre was a False Flag committed by the "usual suspects" on the Burkinabe--as a pretext for a future larger Western invasion to "secure" the country. The only certainty is that Canadians will never find out what's REALLY going on by reading their mainZtream media.

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