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    "Pimper's Paradise"

    She love to party, have a good time;
    She looks so hearty, feeling fine;
    She loves to smoke, sometime shiftin' coke;
    She'll be laughin' when there ain't no joke.

    A pimper's paradise: that's all she was now;
    A pimper's paradise: that's all she was;
    A pimper's paradise: that's all she was now;
    Pimper's paradise: that's all she was.
    (Every need got an ego to feed;
    Every need got an ego to feed.)

    She loves to model up in the latest fashion (oo-bee doo-be doo);
    She's in the scramble and she moves with passion (oo-bee doo-be doo),
    She's getting high, trying to fly the sky (oo-bee doo-be doo)!
    Eh! Now she is bluesing when there ain't no blues.

    Wo-o-o-oh! A pimper's paradise: that's all she was now;
    A pimper's paradise: that's all she was, oh-ho-ho-ho-ho!
    A pimper's paradise: that's all she was now;
    A pimper's paradise: that's all she was.

    Africa is Ethiopia according to Rastafarianism, and indeed, to all ancient historians, Ithiopia is a place that could stretch from modern day India to south and north Africa, cutting through the holy lands.

    It appears that the Rastafarians lamented the degeneracy that is Pimping.
     
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    Ancient Ethiopia

    “In modern geography the name Ethiopia is confined to the country known as Abyssinia, an extensive territory in East Africa. In ancient times Ethiopia extended over vast domains in both Africa and Asia."

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    “The Nubo-Egyptian desert was once abundantly watered and a well timbered region. With the exclusion of the narrow Nile valley, all of this is generally a barren waste today. Geology reveals that in the primitive ages, this country had a moist climate like the Congo basin; but these conditions prevailed in remote geological times, probably before the creation of the delta. The changes that turned the Sahara into a burning waste in time made Upper Egypt dry and torrid. Keane describes its climate as often fatal to all but full blooded natives. Under those brazen skies the children of even Euro-African half castes seldom survive after the tenth or twelfth year. Passing southward, we find that ancient edifices occur throughout the whole extent of Ethiopia. In the olden days, the climate there was favorable to the nurturing and development of a high type of civilization and produced an Ethiopian so superior to the later types, that they were called by the ancients, "the handsomest men of the primeval world."

    The whole of the space between the Nile and Abyssinia, and northward to Lower Egypt once constituted Ethiopia. It was called Beled-es-Soudan (land of the blacks). Once Egypt extended to Lower Nubia. The ancient kingdom of Meroe was Upper Nubia and was divided into agricultural and grazing lands. Crowfoot tells us in his Ancient Meroe, that Meroe at the height of its prosperity was established upon as broad an economic basis as Egypt or Mesopotamia. “

    “In modern geography the name Ethiopia is confined to the country known as Abyssinia, an extensive territory in East Africa. In ancient times Ethiopia extended over vast domains in both Africa and Asia."

    “It seems certain,” declares Sir E. A. Wallis Budge, “that classical historians and geographers called the whole region from India to Egypt, both countries inclusive, by the name of Ethiopia, and in consequence they regarded all the dark-skinned and black peoples who inhabited it as Ethiopians. Mention is made of Eastern and Western Ethiopians and it is probable that the Easterners were Asiatics and the Westerners Africans.” (History of Ethiopia, Vol. I., Preface, by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge.)

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    In addition Budge notes that, “Homer and Herodotus call all the peoples of the Sudan, Egypt, Arabia, Palestine and Western Asia and India Ethiopians.” (Ibid., p. 2.) Herodotus wrote in his celebrated History that both the Western Ethiopians, who lived in Africa, and the Eastern Ethiopians who dwelled in India, were black in complexion, but that the Africans had curly hair, while the Indians were straight-haired. (The aboriginal black inhabitants of India are generally referred to as the Dravidians, of whom more will be said as we proceed.) Another classical historian who wrote about the Ethiopians was Strabo, from whom we quote the following: “I assert that the ancient Greeks, in the same way as they classed all the northern nations with which they were familiar as Scythians, etc., so, I affirm, they designated as Ethiopia the whole of the southern countries toward the ocean.” Strabo adds that “if the moderns have confined the appellation Ethiopians to those only who dwell near Egypt, this must not be allowed to interfere with the meaning of the ancients.”

    Ephorus says that: “The Ethiopians were considered as occupying all the south coasts of both Asia and Africa,” and adds that “this is an ancient opinion of the of the Greeks.” Then we have the view of Stephanus of Byzantium, that: “Ethiopia was the first established country on earth; and the Ethiopians were the first who introduced the worship of the gods, and who established laws.” The vestiges of this early civilization have been found in Nubia, the Egyptian Sudan, West Africa, Egypt, Mashonaland, India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Arabia, South America, Central America, Mexico, and the United States. - Ancient Ethiopia - Afrolehar


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    A Rasta music group, The Melodians, in 1970, took the lyrics from the old testament - Psalms 137.

    Psalm 137

    1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
    when we remembered Zion.
    2 There on the poplars
    we hung our harps,
    3 for there our captors asked us for songs,
    our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
    they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
    4 How can we sing the songs of the Lord
    while in a foreign land?
    5 If I forget you, Jerusalem,
    may my right hand forget its skill.
    6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
    if I do not remember you,
    if I do not consider Jerusalem
    my highest joy.
    7 Remember, Lord, what the Edomites did
    on the day Jerusalem fell.
    “Tear it down,” they cried,
    “tear it down to its foundations!”
    8 Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction,
    happy is the one who repays you
    according to what you have done to us.
    9 Happy is the one who seizes your infants
    and dashes them against the rocks.

    (New International Version)


    Btw, the rivers of Babylon historically refer to the Euphrates river. - Babylon was within modern day Iraq.

    But the Rastas adopted these terms for themselves to also describe their exile from Ethiopia to Jamaica, which they believe is in a similar manner to the exile of the Jews from Israel described in the bible.
     
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    Rasta's interpret the bible differently, and interpretation varies.
     
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    “In modern geography the name Ethiopia is confined to the country known as Abyssinia, an extensive territory in East Africa. In ancient times Ethiopia extended over vast domains in both Africa and Asia."

    “Homer and Herodotus call all the peoples of the Sudan, Egypt, Arabia, Palestine and Western Asia and India Ethiopians.”

    Herodotus wrote in his celebrated History that both the Western Ethiopians, who lived in Africa, and the Eastern Ethiopians who dwelled in India, were black in complexion, but that the Africans had curly hair, while the Indians were straight-haired. - Ancient Ethiopia - Afrolehar



    I have Jewish and Afro-Caribbean relatives, who are as different as Herodotus described.

    Mandela had the distinct curly hair described as west Ethiopian above.
     
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    'When he gave his speech over dinner at a Nairobi hotel to a group of local Somali leaders and the business community, my attention drifted away shortly after he begun. His speech lacked the gravitas of a man given the task of lifting a country out of the pit. Yet all Somalis, including myself, have developed a sense of hope through him. The big question is; why this man and what is so special about him? Is he being guided by God?

    Remember even in Biblical times, vision and leadership was considered a God-given gift. God gave leadership to various individuals even when they lacked vital skills like in the case of Moses , he was appointed to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. But Moses was deficient in speech. He stammered and could hardly communicate to his followers, yet speech was a vital for his followers to understand what he was saying. Probably, Farmajo could be the Moses people of Somalia were hoping to get.' - After conference, there is ray of hope for Somalia - Somalia declared a war zone, as US troops are deployed to fight al-Shabab

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    Awful Manchester Arena Crisis Actors





    If the Manchester Attack was a False Flag Attack, staged by the British & American Security Services, it wouldn't be the 1st time in history that they have connived to play God, and imposed their Prophets and Messiahs on Africans and Asians.
     
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    Predictive programming

    - Predictive programming is a recurring element across many conspiracy theories. The claim is that when conspirators plan a false flag operation, they hide references to it in the popular media before the atrocity takes place; when the event occurs, the public has softened up, and therefore passively accepts it rather than offering resistance or opposition.

    - The idea originates in conspiracist pareidolia, seeing the real world as a slightly surreal literary construct complete with foreshadowing; the theory is invoked to try to explain why anyone would even do such a thing in the real world.

    - The main problems with the concept are the ridiculous infeasibility of the conspiracies that would be required, and the contrived nature of the theory itself, where the less realistic an example is, the stronger it is supposed to be. The logical fallacies involved are cherry picking and special pleading.

    - The theory is used to push implausible claims about the future. The totalitarian US government in films such as The Hunger Games is taken as foreshadowing of such a government in reality. In fact, pretty much any totalitarian government in fiction: predictive programming predicts that people would be more likely to accept the idea based on exposure to the concept in fiction. - Predictive programming - RationalWiki

    Predictive programming?

    Hamidou Barry has come to Bamako to find his son. His village of Ikerena, in the rural heart of Mali, is a long way from the capital, but this is where he’s been told that men detained by the security forces are taken.

    Barry rented a room in the home of a very distant relative. The city is expensive: He’s running out of money and he still hasn’t made contact with anyone who can shed light on the whereabouts of his son, also called Hamidou.

    Witnesses told Barry that Hamidou, 38, was arrested in mid-December at the hospital in Douentza where he had taken his friend for treatment. For some reason the police took an interest in the two Fulani men. They found a sermon by Fulani Islamist extremist Hamadoun Koufa on Hamidou’s phone, but Barry insists that does not make his son a jihadist.

    Koufa is a marabout (preacher) from the central Malian town of Niafunke. He is also a protégé of the veteran Tuareg leader Iyad Ag Ghali, who heads Ansar Dine (Defenders of the Faith), an al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)-linked militant group.

    For the past two years there has been a shaky framework for peace called the Algiers Accord, which has been unhurriedly implemented.

    The two principal signatories are a coalition of Tuareg rebels known as the Coordination of the Azawad Movements, or CMA, and ostensibly pro-government armed rivals grouped in what is called the Platform.

    The jihadists were not included in the agreement and have tried to wreck it. The most dramatic example was a bomb explosion in Gao in January that targeted a joint patrol of rebel fighters (the first patrol of its kind, 18 months after the accord was signed). The attack, which reportedly killed 80 people, stalled the initiative.

    In March, the extremists created their own coalition, Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin (the Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims, or JNIM). It fuses AQIM, Ansar Dine, and FLM, and is led by Ag Ghali. It excludes a small faction that has sided with the so-called Islamic State.

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    A Conference of National Understanding, held between the government and non-jihadist armed groups in the north, had been heading the way of other stalled provisions of the 2015 peace agreement. But after a series of boycotts, it delivered a key recommendation at its close on 2 April that has jolted Mali’s political class: the idea that the government should talk to Malian jihadists, specifically Ag Ghali and Koufa.

    After initially appearing to welcome the suggestion, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has since backtracked. France has adamantly rejected it. “We are engaged in a fight. It is a fight without ambiguity against terrorism… And so there is only one way; there are not two,” France’s then-foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on a visit to Mali in April.

    There are also political and legal obstacles to talking with people linked to al-Qaeda. Ag Ghali is on a US terrorist list for a start, which would complicate any potential amnesty deal. Nobody knows what concessions he would seek to extract, how reliable an interlocutor he would be, and how talks might impact on an international coalition that has shed much blood fighting in the north. Domestically, dialogue could also become hostage to Mali’s elections due next year.

    But it is "worth a try”, noted well-regarded Sahelian analyst Alex Thurston in a recent blog: “A peace process that makes no room for Ag Ghali is one that will be disrupted, perhaps fatally, by regular jihadist attacks.”

    That’s not to say, he added, that the Malian government “could magically find common ground with Ag Ghali, but it is to say that opening a channel of dialogue could bear fruit.” - What can save Mali? - Japan rejects immigrants - Is there a war coming to Europe?

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    Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmaajo’ has promised to rid Mogadishu of Al-Shabaab militants who have continued to kill and maim innocent civilians in the capital city.

    Speaking during the Somali National Army (SNA) 57th anniversary celebrations held in Mogadishu, President Farmaajo asked the militants to take advantage of the amnesty issued recently, warning that those continuing to commit acts of terror will face the full force of the government.

    Mohamed wore a military uniform as he declared the new offensive and offered young fighters a chance to surrender.

    "We tell the young, brainwashed al-Shabab fighters that they have a 60-days deadline to lay down the arms with which they use to kill their people and come to us," he said.

    "We shall welcome them with open arms."

    "We will look everywhere.

    "We will use the same tactics that we used in the past and we will liberate the country with the capability of our troops," President Farmaajo said at the function attended by top military and government officials, senior African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officers led by Force Commander, Lt. General Osman Noor Soubagleh, and representatives of the international community.

    The head of state recognized top SNA and AMISOM military officers who took part in the 2011 offensive that liberated the city from Al-Shabaab, among them, the current Contingent Commander of Uganda People’s Defence Force, Brig. Kayanja Muhanga, and the former AMISOM Force Commander, now Uganda’s Deputy Ambassador to Somalia, Maj. Gen. Nathan Mugisha.

    He noted that he will deploy the same tactics that forced out Al-Shabaab from the capital city and other major towns.

    His administration, he emphasized, was ready to dialogue if the militants take advantage of the amnesty, but promised to pursue them if they don’t renounce violence.

    "The leaders of Al-Shabaab should know that they are not destroying the Government of Somalia.

    "The Government has international support and a large army.

    "You are destroying property and killing your brothers.

    "The leaders of Al-Shabaab should know that they have been fighting for the last 10 years and we have patiently waited to negotiate.

    "If you refuse the peace that we are extending to you, we will come after you wherever you are.

    "I am asking you to stop killing people.

    "Let us negotiate, disarm and develop the country," the President stated, urging the public to brace for a major offensive that will be jointly undertaken by the SNA and AMISOM.

    As part of ongoing efforts to rebuild the army, President Farmaajo pledged to tackle corruption and address the welfare of soldiers.

    He paid glowing tribute to AMISOM for the role it has played in pacifying the country but noted that for the SNA to be able to play its part, effectively, there is need to have a clean and dedicated leadership, which the administration has started putting in place.

    On his part, the Defense Minister, Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed, challenged the SNA to strive and regain it lost glory, urging the military to ensure humanitarian aid reaches drought victims in various parts of the country, by opening main supply routes connecting the major towns.

    Mr. Mohamed reminded those present that the army in 1975 had helped deal with a similar drought that hit the country.

    "Today we have the same drought like the one before.

    "The people are expecting you to open up main supply routes and fight the enemy so that you save vulnerable people; the elderly, women and children.

    "I am directing you to fight and defend the country.

    "Our biggest enemy is internal and the enemy is harassing our people.

    "Without getting rid of the enemy, it is difficult to have development," the Defence Minister observed.

    The SNA Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale reiterated Mr. Mohamed’s sentiments, saying the Somali security forces must work extra hard to bring back peace and security to the whole country.

    "I want the Somali National Army to be consolidated and reorganized.

    "Our most dangerous enemy is inside and we need to fight this enemy who is killing innocent people," Gen. Jimale said. - President Farmaajo 'will defeat al-Shabaab and secure Somalia' - Somalia declared a war zone, as US troops are deployed to fight al-Shabab


    'It's one helluva coincidence that Ag Ghali was based in France, and Zawahiri was based in Switzerland, and that 90% of the Jihadist attacks on the European mainland have taken place within a 100 mile radius of both of their bases, and coincidentally, where the bulk of stockpiles of arms have been found. Hopefully they haven't been monitoring the response of the individual Security Services, all across Europe for the past 15 years. Were some of the attacks carried out, to monitor the speed and strength of the reaction of the Security Services?

    When the False Flag Attacks are factored from the equation, that still leaves hundreds more attacks which at first glance appear to be 'local community engagement efforts', but if they've been carried out by 'regionally connected front groups' tied to an invisible 'central command', that means the latter have not simply succeeded in going 'under the radar', but have almost succeeded to the point of 'shielding themselves' from almost any Islamic counter-terrorism operation.'

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    Osama Bin Ladin & Ayman al-Zawahiri

    Ag Ghali specified in his press statement, that the organization would remain loyal to the higher leadership of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), leader Abdel Malek Droukdel (aka Abu Musab Abdel Wudud), as well as al-Qaeda central leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah. As the Long War Journal has highlighted, this pyramidal system of emirs (commanders), is characteristic of how al-Qaeda’s international organization is structured.

    What that means is that the Americans, the French, the US and the UK, were pushing for a *Peace Process* that was offering *An Amnesty* to the 'coalition of extremists, Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin (the Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims, or JNIM)', AQIM, Ansar Dine, and the FLM, which would not only include characters such as Ag Ghali and those appearing alongside him in the video, Yahya Abu al-Hamam (emir of the GSB), Ahmadou Kouffa (emir of the Macina Brigades), al-Hasan al-Ansari (deputy emir of al-Mourabitoun) and Abu Abderrahman al-Sinhaji (a senior cleric in the Greater Sahara Brigades), but would also include characters such as Abdel Malek Droukdel (aka Abu Musab Abdel Wudud), as well as al-Qaeda central leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, but *ironically*, would exclude small factions of *extremists* that sided with the so-called *Islamic State.*
     
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    “In modern geography the name Ethiopia is confined to the country known as Abyssinia, an extensive territory in East Africa. In ancient times, Ethiopia extended over vast domains in both Africa and Asia. Homer and Herodotus call all the peoples of the Sudan, Egypt, Arabia, Palestine and Western Asia and India Ethiopians.”

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