They are determined to control the world's resource using whatever means necessary. Usually, the means they favor is military, but they have other means as you will read below.
In 1998, the U.S. prevented the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) from going through with disbursing approved loans (targeted for building water infrastructure) to the Haitian government in order to destabilize the Aristide government. The IDB was following orders from Washington.
Washington's "humanitarians" and their "partners" (in crime) have no problem with abusing, starving, killing, maiming, (sending formaldehyde trailers to Haitian school children) or preventing aid boats from entering Gaza. Washington doesn't bat an eye over spending hundreds of millions to bomb the people of Libya. But will negotiate to screw over the sick and the old by threatening to cut their social security and healthcare. The poor, ill and vulnerable are used as political pawns. They are multinationals, they have no allegiance or loyalty to the U.S. except in so far as they can form a power bloc to screw over the rest of humanity. People's lives are a part of their political, cynical, inhumane war games, power struggles and greed.
"Report Indicts U.S. Government and Inter-American Development Bank." Read the story at Partners in Health.
Now the US and NATO are using the same inhumane, criminal tactics in Libya: violating the people's right to have access to clean, plentiful water, in a desert.
Nato Destroys Libya's $30 Billion Water Pipeline. Read the story at English Pravda.ru.
People will die as a result of this... this is terrorism and will lead to mass genocide. More people over a longer period of time will die than from their sick joke of a "humanitarian war" in Libya. Just as people are dying in Haiti due to the criminal actions of the UN, U.S. and IDB.
Famine and drought in the horn of Africa. Was it preventable?
Not surprising then that we learned last week that in Somalia, the CIA has secret prisons and is training killers as they have all over the world. See the Democracy Now story: "Jeremy Scahill Reveals CIA Facility, Prison in Somalia as U.S. Expands Covert Ops in Stricken Nation."
The famine and drought that is killing the weak and poor of Somalia was preventable. The drought was predicted last year. Why weren't preparations made by the "peacemakers", "humanitarians" and "the world's policeman" to save some lives?
US-backed forces launch military offensive in Somalia as aid is used as a weapon of war
by Susan Garth, 30 July 2011 | wsws.org
"[...] A drought which has put 12 million people at risk across East Africa has become the pretext for the US to step up military aggression through its proxy forces. The same humanitarian justification was given for the US military intervention in Somalia begun by President George Bush in 1992 under the codename Operation Restore Hope and continued by President Bill Clinton. US forces claimed to be protecting aid convoys, but terrorised the civilian population as they hunted down supposed terrorists. Since then, Somalia has become a focus for Obama's war on terror.
It seems that the US-backed forces have taken the opportunity offered by the drought and famine to extend the control of the TFG. Heavy shelling was reported in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, July 28.
Analysts believe that the drought has weakened al-Shabab. Abdiwahab Sheikh Abdi Samed, a Somali political analyst with Southlink Consultants in Nairobi maintains that a rift has opened up between clan elders in the famine-struck areas and al-Shabab militants. It seems that the the US and its allies in the region are determined to use the drought to strike a blow against al-Shabab.
“The day's of al-Shabab are numbered,” Samed said, speaking on the US propaganda station Voice of America.
The military offensive is only one part of their strategy. Aid is itself being used as a weapon of war. Samed went on, “My biggest worry is only one thing. If the international community is allowed to provide food and water and basic necessities to the al-Shabab controlled areas, they will receive a logistical support so that they are now prolonging the fighting.”[...]"