Uganda Sees Rainbow Flag At The End of A Pot of Gold
Natural resource rights and homosexual rights.
The minute the Biden administration
assumed office took power, U.S. foreign policy decisions have had the appearance of being made either by Ouija board or by outside forces intent on destroying U.S. geopolitical leverage, or whatever might have remained of it after twenty years of setting various corners of the world ablaze.
BRICS is rising for our new multipolar world stage play, and Russia and China are making moves in Africa while the U.S. sleeps, and then drones some folks, and then goes back to sleep. Call it remote-droning diplomatic policy with a dash of special operators sent in from time to time to keep countries honest in their respect for “democracy” and “human rights.”
After two decades of poking the Russian bear in pushing NATO to its borders, ethnically cleansing Russians in eastern Ukraine, and fighting proxy fronts in Syria, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, the Empire of Lies has failed to keep its eye on the “smaller” countries with potential benefits in economic trade, and natural resource commodities.
Russia has been cultivating strong relationships with strategic partners in Africa, and there is none richer than Uganda.
To the ire of the Empire of Lies Moscow has maintained strong relations with Kampala. Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni called Russia, “Europe’s Center Of Gravity,” and expressed strong support for the Kremlin amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Last summer Uganda announced the discovery of $13 trillion in unearthed gold deposits within its national territory.
Fast forward nine months to a few days before pride month.
The new “anti-LGBTQ+” law signed by Ugandan President Museveni:
The new anti-gay law would impose the death penalty in cases of “aggravated homosexuality” and would impose a life sentence for engaging in gay sex. The state defines “aggravated homosexuality” as homosexual acts carried out by those infected with H.I.V. or homosexual acts that involve children, disabled people, or those drugged against their will.
Or put another way, the death penalty will be imposed in many cases on those found guilty of engaging in sex with children and with people unable to consent. In other words, harsh by Western standards, but not at all what the headline implies.
From the Guardian piece:
US President Joe Biden decried the act as “shameful” and “tragic violation of universal human rights”. He said Washington was considering “sanctions and restriction of entry into the United States against anyone involved in serious human rights abuses” – a suggestion that Ugandan officials may face repercussions.
And three days later…
From the Mises piece:
Note that the sanctions being discussed include—ironically—cutting off AIDS relief dollars, plus dollars that the regime has long insisted are absolutely vital to economic development and poverty relief in the developing world. If that's true, then the US regime proposes trying to impoverish ordinary Ugandans as punishment for acts of the Ugandan regime.
Same-sex sexual activity is a crime in 70 countries. Some of them, including six nations that are members of the United Nations, impose the death penalty. Another five make such punishment technically possible, even though it is rarely enforced. In 26 other countries, the maximum penalty is prison with terms varying anywhere from a few years to life imprisonment.
Turns out not all nations love having drag time story hour at their public libraries, or naked men parading in the streets slapping other men in assless chaps. More on all that madness here:
Many U.S. allies have similar “Anti-LGBTQWERTY+- laws on their books, but Biden is not considering sanctions for any of them.
Also from the Mises piece:
For example, the death penalty can be imposed for various homosexual acts in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. "Death by stoning" is also inflicted on alleged homosexuals in US ally Pakistan. Moreover, after 20-years of US occupation, Afghanistan imposes similar punishments. Those are just the places where the death penalty is potentially imposed. Homosexual acts are criminalized in a variety of countries that retain friendly relations with the US including Egypt—the top recipient of US foreign aid—plus Iraq, Jordan, South Sudan, and Nigeria. Homosexual sex between males can bring life imprisonment in Tanzania.
So why is Uganda now so much in the crosshairs while Saudi Arabia escapes notice?
Curiously the Mises piece omits any mention of Uganda’s $13 Trillion in gold deposits and how harsh economic sanctions against the country would inhibit the nation’s ability to extract those resources using any Western corporations, or the entire Western financial system connected to the American and European gold trade.
Also, the piece makes no mention of Uganda’s robust relationship with the Kremlin, and how Russia’s gold reserves would strengthen the Ruble against the inevitable (and planned) collapse of the dollar as a global reserve currency.
While the death penalty for anything outside of murder (and pedophilia) is harsh and mostly uncalled for, isn’t democracy about nations deciding their leaders and entrusting them to make laws that represent the will of their people?
Democracy has always been what the U.S. decides for other countries, often at gunpoint, and based on money, leverage, and self-interest.
Nice Gold you got there Uganda. It would be a shame if something happened to it.
It does it with threats of economic sanctions, astroturfed color revolutions, assassinations, or regime change. Though nothing appears to be off the table for the Empire of Lies.
As for their new law, maybe Uganda has looked at the West and doesn’t like what it sees.
Perhaps Uganda wants to take some extra precautionary measures to keep from becoming a nation of public school groomers, corporate rainbow fascists offering the latest in fashionable children’s tuck wear, and public parade filth that strikes like a cultural plague every June.
And after decades of this freak show, who can blame them?
Ugandan Gold Fund Pays 15% Dividend for all sexual orientations.
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