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Lumumbaization of Khashoggi

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Lumumbaization of Khashoggi

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The assassination of Patrice Lumumba …

Born on July 2, 1925, Patrice Emery Lumumba was only 36 when he was brutally assassinated on January 17, 1961. After being executed by firing squad, his body was exhumed and dissolved in acid.  He was the first legally elected prime minister of the Republic of Congo after he helped the country gain its independence from Belgium in 1960.

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MI6 and the death of Patrice Lumumba …

  • ‘There was call for the ‘elimination’ of prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, some months before his murder… Belgian African affairs minister Count Harold d’Aspremont Lynden called for his ‘definitive elimination’ (The Assassination of Lumumba by Ludo De Witte, Internet).
  • ‘After weeks of repeated denials that it had anything to do with his disappearance, the kingdom eventually acknowledged that the murder was premeditated. MBS: Khashoggi to be ‘silenced as soon as possible’ (Yahoo Nov. 23 2018).

The Assassination of Lumumba by Ludo De Witte…

  • Sources: New Left Review, Socialist Review, Internet.

By the ceremonial handover of sovereignty (Independence Day, 30 June 1960), Baudouin’s address was a model of paternalism and complacency, and a paean of praise to the colonizing ‘genius’ of his notorious forebear Leopold II, responsible for creating an unrivalled system of forced labor that had killed millions of Africans [cf: ‘The Belgian colonizers of Congo used to sever the hands of villagers who didn’t harvest enough rubber’ (Zwangsarbeit/Severed Hand)].

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