Selasa, September 01, 2009


Chaired By Leader of the Revolution, Chairman of the African Union Proceedings of the AU Summit for Resolution of Conflicts in Africa Kicks Off in Tripoli


Chaired by the Leader of the Revolution, Chairman of the African Union, the Summit for Resolution of Conflicts in Africa kicked off in Tripoli today amidst celebrations of the 40th anniversary of al Fatah Revolution.
After the national anthem, the Leader of the Revolution opened the session with a statement in which stressed that the conflicts which are bogging down the continent progress are unnecessary legacy of colonial era.
He said the convention of this conference is an attempt by Africa to solve its own problems on its own.. since it possesses the potential to face up to the challenges and find solutions to conflicts.
The Leader stressed the need for Africa both current and future generations that there are no conflicts, wars or rebellion especially now that the continent is heading towards the establishment of the United States of Africa.

Following is the text of the Leader's statement:

In the name of Allah we open the special summit of the African Union today 31 August 2009 in Tripoli in an attempt by Africa to solve its own problems on its own..since it possesses the potential to face up to the challenges and find solutions to conflicts.

As we head move on towards establishment of AU basic institutions and transition to Union authority and establishment of the African Defence Council and the African Agency for Protection of outside borders and the African Readied Force being in the making now in every is in the interests of our generation and the future generations that there are no conflicts, rebellions, civil wars and border conflicts.
We are heading towards the United States of Africa which will remove all traces of colonial divisions.
The borders created by the occupation will disappear, to give way to the one African space, the common market, the one currency, the one identity.. this is happening not just in Africa, but in the entire world which is turning into a bigger entities with full potential capable of competing among one another in a way that the national state no longer able to do.

Conflicts are not in our interest, which would waste our time and squander our efforts.
Instead of moving forward to build Africa and exploit its resources that are being looted and exploited by foreign forces, now we're moving in circles in the same place with unnecessary problems, which are the remnants of the colonial era, the border of each African nation is inherited.
We have agreed that there should be conflict over these borders, we there is African integration, these borders would be of no significance.

Now, it would futile to give them significance, effort or waste time for this as it will eliminated in the future, because there is a reality, a national state, from now on, wouldn't be able to exist on its own, it cannot protect its borders on its own even if it was a powerful country just as in Europe or Asia.

When distinguish between the two types of conflicts that are before us:

- Conflict between two counties, this is what we should confront and find the solution between the brothers, this is supposedly the specialty of the UN Security Council at the global level.

It is the international conflict between two countries, especially when it is an armed conflict, use of force, or threatening to use it, this is what threatens world peace and security, and hence the UN Security Council is at the global level.
Now, other blocs and spaces have emerged in the world, that does not trust the so-called "UN Security Council", and establish regional security council in the world to resolve conflicts without the need to refer it to the so-called "UN Security Council".
We should confront this type of conflict between the two countries, as we have the right to intervene, the right to end and resolve it.
This is the basic type of conflict.

The second type of conflict is internal, a civil war, domestic insurgency, internal coups.
From the legal point of view, this a domestic matter, not the responsibility of anyone not concerned with the matter.
Each country has its constituents and legal institutions and can confront the internal problem, no one has the right to interfere, neither the African Union nor the so-called "UN Security Council", nor any other country.
These matter should be resolved for the people of the country.

We can give an example on these two types:
- The first type: there aren't many.
There is the conflict between Sudan and Chad.
This conflict is between two African sisterly neighboring countries, we should confront it and impose the resolution both countries.
Of course, what's between Chad and Sudan is not a border conflict, you all know it is a conflict within Sudan and a conflict within Chad, which have reflected on relations between the two countries, because this country accuse the other of supporting the domestic conflict, a matter that led to the deterioration of relations between both countries.

There is a border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea, two neighboring sisterly countries, unfortunately, there was a fierce war over the border of the two countries.
Now, the situation is calm, there is nothing in the horizons that indicate a renewed armed conflict, as they tested armed conflict and which was a grave loss for both countries.
Nevertheless, the border dispute was only resolved by the ruling of the international court that was recognized, however, there is a secondary problem, the demarcation of the border and what could arise for the population over the border line.
Through my contacts with the brothers in Ethiopia and in Eritrea, they have asked me not include the problem in the agenda of the special session, and down to their desire we will not discuss the matter.
If they think the situation is not grave, however, the African Union has the right to resolve the conflict between two African nations, as this is not an internal matter, rather between two nations or more.
In this case as in the international community intervenes in such cases, the African Union intervenes in such cases, as it is not an internal matter, especially when reaches the use of force or threatening to use it.
However, an effort should be made to convince the brothers in Ethiopia and Eritrea that we, the African Union, should end the demarcation of the border and the consequences in a cordial and sound fashion.
I am truly not assured to leave the matter as it is, but it could be a time bomb, let us not deceive ourselves.

There was an armed conflict in the Great Lake region, and, thank God, it has ended.
The situation between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo is not bad rather, there is a cooperation between both countries to combat insurgents in both countries.
Other than this, there are no conflicts between a country and another, which is our specialty and it concerns us and it is our right to intervene and try to resolve it.

The second type of conflict is:
What is going on in Somalia is an internal matter, but it's very grave that led to the absence of a country in the African Union and the United Nations, it has practically became absent, an armed conflict between the Somalis themselves.
A conflict erupted in Kenya following the elections, in spite of the great loss in that conflict that mounted to thousands of lives due to the elections, but, it ended with an African and a Kenyan will, thank God, Kenya is stable, there is nothing that could be discussed.
There was an internal dispute in Zimbabwe...a power dispute just as in Kenya, it was self-solved.
All o it of course with Africa's assistance, however, thanks to the internal elements in Kenya and Zimbabwe.
There was a conflict of this sort in Cote D'Ivoire that has abated now, however, an observation is required to once and for all reach a final solution, especially when the election date is approaching.

Darfur is an internal problem that could have been resolved by Sudan, Darfur is a part of Sudan, and this part has rebelled for excuses which it thought deserved defending, but foreign intervention is what fueled the flame.
We should acknowledge that there are global forces that has international strategies and schemes that could reach a hundred year or more on how they could benefit from the world and it resources and how to colonize it.
He how has an immense force will not resort to peace and they will search for how to use this force.

It is natural for a super power to use this brute force, Hitler, Napoleon, Gomez, Qurush, Jenggis Khan and Alexander Maqdouni used it, the United States uses it now and Britain has used it in the past.
All the super powers have used it...the Ottomans have used it, the Islamic Khilafat has used it and conquer Europe and reached Europe and wanted to occupy it, the European colonialism tried to occupy the entire world.
Unfortunately, he who has power wants to use it.

These superpowers are still present now and are doing their thing in Africa's problems, the Darfur problem is not far from the greed of the superpowers.
There is oil in Sudan, the superpowers want to put their hands on the oil sources and their companies have the lion's share in these privileges.
There are other resources such as uranium, gold and gas in African countries, which make the greedy drool.
You have witnessed how Libya suffered because it has oil and gas, they make vague excuses, but the objective is known, it is to put their hands in Libyan oil and gas, just as in the Gulf now, and as schemed for oil-rich Gulf of Guinea.
We are not exonerating the superpowers from igniting internal wars, especially in Africa and Darfur on top.
The Darfur problem should have been resolved internally, and Sudan should have resolved its problems on its own, however, it was internationalized for the reasons I have mentioned.
Since the international community and greedy countries have entered, the African Union shouldn't keep its hands tied.
Herein, we have listed it in our agenda and try to resolve it.
However, the thing that we should resolve is the conflict between Chad and Sudan.
We cannot do anything for the insurgency in Chad, and perhaps we cannot do anything for the insurgency in Sudan as well.

Coups and insurgencies are known..we must thank our brothers in Guinea Bissau who after assassination of our brother President Nino acted in accordance with the constitution and the law ..they caused us no problems ..when the President was dead the army assumed power, which was a good thing, they prevented the collapse of law and order.
This matter we still follow up ..if it were internal matter like Mauritania in which the problem is solved by fair elections and it is now full member of the African Union.
Now Guinea Bissau is a member of the African Union.
Madagascar is another internal problem ..a conflict between brothers ..between the sons of Madagascar is not the first time in their history..we cannot intervene from outside in the problem of Madagascar.
In fact Mauritania ..Guinea Bissau , Cote D'Avoire ..Darfur and Madagascar are all internal problems that nobody has a right to intervene in.. only to offer help bridge the gap and try to find solution.

I don't want to review the efforts that have been made to resolve this problem, perhaps the Chairperson of the Commission will, however, efforts were actually made, and sometimes diligent efforts were made by mediators and the international community.
Now, we're supposed to be in the final stages of resolving the problem, whether it was an internal or border.. I don't see a major step for Darfur or south Sudan, Chad and Sudan...I don't see a genuine step in this matter if we went far from international intervention of greed.
Frankly, we're facing our problems: isn't it enough that a Darfur faction has an office in Tel Aviv and backed by the so-called "Israel" and it is under its protection, this indicates sabotage foreign power that intervenes into Africa's internal problems and exaggerates it to make Africa preoccupied in problems so they can plunder its wealth with their multinational companies.

So, there is actually a foreign hand .
For your information , the Israelis have a card to play , they say we are a minority in the world, consequently, we support all minorities . They look for minorities in any country specially in Africa : they claim they support these minorities and they make alliance with them against the majority .
Therefore Israeli embassies in Africa have an essential task , that is looking for minorities which are searching to prove their identity , be that African minority religious , linguistic or ethnic in order to make an alliance with them and create an expansion inside each African country or outside Africa.
Their policy is clear, and they are behind this faction in Darfur.
This is a reality , for the office which is in Tel-Aviv and the head of this faction which calls itself, the liberation of Darfur supported by Israelis and he is now under the protection of France , he might be a terrorist or a rebel , but he is under protection a member state of the United Nations and his revolt is supported by these countries. His is very serious matter and we must be aware of it , So , we have demanded many times that Israeli embassies must get out of Africa because they are not diplomatic embassies and this is not a state , but a gang that declared its creation unilaterally on a disputed land .
We are not to discuss the Palestinian problem , but I am saying that Israelis have a big role in Africa in instigating these disputes and problem in Darfur is clear proof since they are impudently and openly behind this crisis and any African country with minority will be supported by the Israelis .
Do be deceived by the Israelis , they will not give you useful aid since they take rather than give and you can see for yourselves which country benefited from the Israelis .

I would like brothers that the African conflict resolution item to be a permanent item on the agenda of the African Union and be subject of follow up ..this was not done in the past where we used to meet and did not discuss conflicts.
The thing which one rather abhors is that some of our brothers who got problems between one another do not file them to the African Union under the plea that they do not want to meet face to face.
This is unacceptable ..we meet as a union ..a continent brothers..if we have problems we should put them on the table.
We need not to insult one another once we are in conflict ,.. but we have to make our arguments ..and we will help them find a solution.
Now I invite the Chairman of the commission to read out the review report of these problems briefly.

The Chairman of the AU Commission read this report which he started it by extending congratulations to the leader and the Libyan people on the 40th anniversary of Great al-Fatah Revolution where he said :
'' On this occasion where the 40th anniversary of the Revolution coincides with the 10th anniversary of the creation of our present organization , wishing all happy anniversary .
I would like on behalf of the Commission and myself to convey our warm congratulations and sincere good wishes to the leader of the Revolution and to the Libyan people on these memorable occasions and specially for the notable progress gained in political, economic , social and cultural aspects and for Libya's considerable contributions in promoting Africa's causes'' .
The Commission's Chairman saluted the leader's initiative by calling for holding this summit .
He said : '' You really gave this session a very deep and clear consideration about a fundamental issue regarding the fate of our continent , that is disputes and different political crisis that Africa witnesses during the past twenty years ''.

The report reviewed samples of tragedies and losses caused by these conflicts and the problems facing the continent .
He stated in this respect: ( There are about 20 internal disputes most of them occurred in less than a quarter of a century . That made our continent the biggest in the number of refugees , that is about ( 3 ) millions out of the figure ( 10. 5 ) millions being counted around the world .
Africa has ( 1.6 ) million refugees out of ( 26 ) million around the world .
There are also other figures concerning millions killed and disabled most of them women and children as a direct or indirect result of these disputes.
Besides that there heavy losses due to these tragic armed conflicts at social and economic levels that reached about ( 18 ) billions a year from the 90's on .
Added to these huge losses, economic activities shrinked in those countries, besides the decrease of capital and investments necessary for development ., destruction of infrastructure, the lack of food security and spread of diseases and deterioration of the environment.''

The African Commission report has underscored the importance of such meeting, not only because of the suffering of communities and countries from conflicts but also for strengthening the African Union's role which in the past had not exploited its potential to face up to the challenges and problems.
He said " your session was the right answer to these concerns, and your commitment to bring an end to conflicts testifies to Africa's resolve not to sit idle and let the progress that's been made fall hostage to continuing conflicts.
The report stressed that this special session indicates the growing awareness throughout the continent of an increased commitment to an Africa that has a collective management of conflicts, promote common action and to use the all its potential to achieve peace , security and development.
The report reviewed the effort that was exerted in the hotspots throughout the continent.

Before the opening session adjourned , the leader saluted on behalf of the Libyan people African leaders and delegations that came from everywhere to participate tomorrow in the historical grand celebration marking the 40th anniversary of Great al-Fatah Revolution, the universal Revolution that has changed the course of events in the world since its outbreak in 1969.
The leader said :
'' Now , as we are about to end the opening session , we extend thanks to our dear guests who honored us by attending this special session of the African summit , Heads of State, Representatives of Heads of State and Governments , peoples and organizations that came from Asia, Europe and Latin America.
He also have the honor that a number of former African heads of state who are with us here and we extend our greetings and regard to them .
On behalf of the Libyan people we thank all of you , brother leaders of Africa, Heads of State and of delegations who came from all over to share with us tomorrow in the grand celebration marking the 40th anniversary of Great al-Fatah Revolution . .. The universal and historic Revolution that had an impact on the course of events in the world since its outbreak in the year 1969 .
It actually transferred into a people's revolution inside and into an international Revolution outside .
We , the Libyans are pleased to convey our best regards and thanks to our African brothers and to our guests from outside Africa who came from far distance. some of them who are Muslims came despite the fasting , but they decided to come and to be among their Libyan brothers.
This gives us the honor and makes us delighted and grateful to all for attending this historical celebration .

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