Apr 07

The Black MONUC Military

It seems that we barely flinch when a counselor at a tiny region (Catalonia) when compared to the Belgian Congo (Zaire for friends or democratic republic of Congo to the politicians of today) spent half a million euros in 73 grants to speak or studying or not doing … but they say they have something to do with peace and it seems that also "we" of the allocation of the UN (Resolution 1807) of around 920 million euros for a quota of almost 22 000 people who walk through this vast country ( Congo) in a peace operation. The word peace, give money, and if you give out about 12 000 euros per person per year among that group is walking in the Congo, to 22 thousand people who are "managing the consolidation of the security situation" in that country, even are about 660 million euros to buy weapons and other things. It's good business!. What have we to do with the Congo?. Man!, The president of our nation says we have a great international experience that … We become indispensable, it seems that in the Congo were about 2 Spanish observers and that until recently was a Spanish commander in the peacekeeping mission (say, who has resigned his post …) And that something will know for the 73 grants we have made over the past year in the Catalan region …

And most important … Earlier this year, the council of ministers signed an agreement between Spain and the Congo mainly focusing on human development and poverty eradication. After the great success (the agreement), I still do not understand how a military force of 17,000 men could not stop to 4000 guerrillas. Of course, with both involved in the country through the Congo peace: Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Spain, Russia, France, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay, Yemen and Zambia. It seems that do not clear and are still finding the solution. Maybe that's why my friend the economist reminds me that there is now in the Congo on subsistence agriculture and even produce an agricultural surplus: palm oil, coffee, tea, cocoa, rubber, cotton, tropical timber, fruit, vegetables and rice. But that once was a producer of: copper, cobalt and had a department deposits: manganese, zinc, uranium, tin and oil.

And he had a textile industry, as well as cement companies, food and beverages and wood products and plastics, that is, was and is a rich country with large reserves, and perhaps why not let him lift his head and life expectancy continues being 46.5 years. Pd. While I was writing about the Congo, the radio informed me that it was not politically correct, because he dared to spread the wastage of directors of that tiny region called Catalonia, have closed two television stations and a fairly consistent with that aired in my beloved province of Gerona. When going to close the places where I publish my articles?!.