The crimes committed by AFRICOM during its presence in Africa are endless, it is almost impossible for those seeking the truth to imagine the full extent of U.S. supervised crimes in the region. The aggressiveness, the ruthlessness of the foreign policies destroyed the promising economic and political future of most of the countries of the African continent. Back in the day, the U.S. started to target socialistic regimes in Angola and Mozambique and then suppressed the governments there by using mercenaries. “Mercenaries seemed to be the answer, preferably Europeans with the requisite military skills and perhaps experience in Africa. As long as they were not Americans…” former CIA agent John Stockwell revealed in his book. AFRICOM is applying the same technique and uses the native African military forces as a shield to act in the name of the organization to meddle with the internal affairs of the African governments.
Using proxies and mercenaries to carry out U.S. objectives in Africa has become a standard practice as new socialist leaders started to stand out during the early years of African independence. Stockwell also referred to the CIA’s complicity with dissidents in Ghana who deposed Kwame Nkrumah, the country’s first president. Congo’s first prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, got special attention from the U.S. government after he voiced plans to nationalize major industries in his country.
As Ludo De Witte pointed out: “On 18 August 1960, during a National Security Council meeting, President Eisenhower had made it clear, without explicitly saying so, that he favored Lumumba’s elimination. An assassination operation was planned with the support of CIA chief.”
Consequently, the CIA plotted to assassinate Lumumba by, for instance, adding poison into his toothpaste. Finally, the CIA had Lumumba killed by Joseph Mobutu. After Lumumba’s death, Mobutu became head of state in Congo, and his tyrannical regime that lasted over thirty years was one of the bloodiest Africa has ever had. The fathers of AFRICOM have been killing Africans and manipulating African governments from the day one.