The Obama administration, in yet another display of the use of Orwellian language, has embarked on a military doctrine called “Mass Atrocity Prevention” (MAP), the Pentagon operational plan to implement the White House’s “R2P” or “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine. Essentially, the Pentagon will militarily support the intervention of international forces operating under the umbrella of NATO, UN, the African Union, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Arab League, and others to prevent a “massacre” by a dictatorial government perceived to pose a threat to its domestic opposition.
The doctrine envisages an opposition front requesting the intervention of foreign forces to protect the people from a massacre by a besieged autocratic government. MAP operations were carried out in Libya, where the U.S. military directly supported the Libyan rebel uprising against Muammar Qaddafi’s government based on a perception that Qaddafi’s government was going to massacre a large portion of the civilian population. There is little proof that Qaddafi was planning such a mass atrocity and, in fact, there is ample evidence that mass atrocities against black Libyans and other Africans were carried out by the Libyan Interim Transition National Council, originally based in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.
MAP operations are also being carried out by U.S. and NATO troops in Somalia, aided by Ethiopian and Kenyan invading forces and Ugandan and Burundian “peacekeepers.” It has also been reported that Israeli military and intelligence forces are aiding Kenya in its military intervention in Somalia to assist the Transitional Federal Government, a Western-supported rump government in Mogadishu, to battle Islamist Al-Sbabab rebels.
The decision by President Obama to dispatch 100 U.S. Special Operations personnel to Uganda to battle Lord’s Resistance Army rebels and capture their leader, Joseph Kony, is also a MAP operation. The head of the U.S. Africa Command, General Carter Ham, said the U.S. forces will remain in Uganda until Kony is caught.
MAP doctrine has been crafted by the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) at the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. However, opposition sources in Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia report that the actual reason for the MAP operations in east Africa differ little from that which saw similar operations in Libya: oil.
MAP was used as cover by the U.S. and NATO to oust Qaddafi and gain control of Libya’s oil resources under the guise of “humanitarian” intervention. In east Africa, the intervention of the West, including French forces in Somalia, is to secure the pirate-ridden Somali waters and the Horn of Africa and eastern Africa to major oil operations, including the construction of a pipeline from newly-independent South Sudan, as well as Uganda, to the Kenyan port of Mombasa. The impending increase in tanker traffic to Mombasa has resulted in a need to pacify the Indian Ocean littoral and surrounding waters and eliminate the threat of piracy. Al-Shabab and humanitarian concerns in Somalia mask the actual intentions of the Western powers and their supporters in the African Union, most notably Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Djibouti, Rwanda, Burundi and neo-colonized nations in western Africa such as Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, and Benin.
MAP operations are currently underway in Syria, where covert NATO support is being provided to Syrian rebels operating from Turkey and over the porous Iraqi-Syrian border. A Libyan-style intervention in Syria by NATO surrogates is being increased incrementally with diplomatic cover being provided by the UN and Arab League, as was the case in Libya.
Burned by George W. Bush’s “go-it-alone” military doctrine in Iraq, the Obama administration has altered U.S. military intervention policy by giving it the color of humanitarian intervention backed no by a “coalition of the willing” but by existing international organizations, particularly NATO.
Other MAP contingency plans are being formulated for Zimbabwe through the African Union and AFRICOM; Sudan through the Arab League, AFRICOM, and NATO; Algeria through the Arab League and NATO; and Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia through the U.S. Southern Command and the OAS. Except for Zimbabwe, which is rich in rare-earth minerals, the nations being targeted have large oil and/or natural gas reserves.
However, according to Pentagon sources, Defense Department contingency planning for major MAP operations — with the commitment of large-scale military forces — is underway for Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and China.
Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. He has written for several renowned papers and blogs. Madsen is a regular contributor on Russia Today. He has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. Madsen has taken on Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity on their television shows. He has been invited to testifty as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently worked for the National Security Agency, the Naval Data Automation Command, Department of State, RCA Corporation, and Computer Sciences Corporation. Madsen is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Association for Intelligence Officers …
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