The hypocrisy of Western outrage.

“The worst crisis in Africa now, right now, this minute, and for the last several years is the Eastern Congo. Comparably worse than Darfur. Millions of people have been killed there. If you look into it, the west is doing essentially nothing. And it’s not that they don’t care, they do care. Western multinational corporations are robbing eastern Congo’s resources. Everyone who uses a cell phone knows that. That’s where the coltan comes from. Well, okay, as long as you can pay off militias to control your access to minerals, why care about the four, five million people being killed.”

– Noam Chomsky

See also:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/17/congo-reporting-media-war-anjan-sundaram

Paris attacks show hypocrisy of West’s outrage | Noam Chomsky

https://chomsky.info/20150120/

The Sledgehammer Worldview

https://chomsky.info/20140707/

 

http://www.congoweek.org/en/coltan-facts.html

https://www.opendemocracy.net/martin-shaw/politics-of-genocide-rwanda-and-dr-congo

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