MALI – France Fights for Rothschild GoldPosted: March 5, 2013
FRENCH TROOPS IN MALI – After six days of aerial attacks, on January 16, 2013, French troops began to engage the Islamist rebels whose advances to the south are threatening to overthrow the unelected military regime – and the Rothschild-owned gold mines.
by Christopher Bollyn
Published: Jan. 19, 2013 – bollyn.com
The real reason for the French military intervention in Mali is to protect the foreign-owned gold mining operations, which produce hundreds of thousands of ounces of gold for the owners per year.
MALI IS ‘GOLD COUNTRY’ – Foreign investors profit from the gold of Mali while its people wallow in poverty. Nine out of ten people in Mali live in dire poverty and 72 percent of the population survives on less than a dollar a day. Ninety percent of the Malian population is Muslim.
The Tuareg and Islamist rebels control the north while the military coup leaders control the south. The gold mines that the French troops are protecting are in the south and west of Mali.
“France, in this operation, is not pursuing any interest … other than safeguarding a friendly country, and does not have any goal other than fighting against terrorism.”
– French President Francois Hollande on the French intervention in Mali
“We – not just the French, but all nations – have to combat terrorism.”
– French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Mali
With U.S. assistance, the French are now waging war against the rebels in Mali. Why did France suddenly decide to wage war in the west African nation? If you were to listen to what the French and American leaders say about their military intervention, you would probably think the French, Danish, British, and U.S. operation in Mali is aimed at stopping terrorism, which is what they want you to think. The real purpose of the French intervention, however, is to protect the Rothschild-owned gold mining operations in the south from being taken over. Mali is the third largest gold producer in Africa after South Africa and Ghana and the biggest mines in Mali are owned by Rothschild-controlled firms.
France began its intervention on January 11, 2013, using aerial attacks to try and halt the Islamists’ advance into the southern part of Mali. Three days later, the UN Security Council unanimously backed the intervention. On January 16, French troops began to engage in combat operations on the ground in Mali. The United States is also deeply involved in the conflict, which it describes as part of the fraudulent “War on Terror.” The U.S. reportedly will not send troops to Mali because the ruling regime, which France is supporting, took power through a military coup in 2012. Contractors working with the military, however, are being deployed to Mali.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said that U.S. assistance includes air and other logistical support. American spy planes and surveillance drones are already involved. Panetta said that even though Mali was far from the United States, the Obama administration was deeply worried about extremist groups there, including Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. “We’re concerned that any time Al Qaeda establishes a base of operations, while they might not have any immediate plans for attacks in the United States and in Europe, that ultimately that still remains their objective,” he said.
Neither the French nor the U.S. leaders say anything about protecting the Rothschild-owned gold mines, but portray their effort in Mali as part of the global war against terrorism. But that doesn’t make any sense at all because the Islamic rebel movement that the French and U.S. are fighting against in Mali is very much like the Free Syrian army they support in Syria, and not unlike the one they supported in Libya. In all three cases the regime being challenged by Islamic rebels came to power through military coups.
THE GOLD OF MALI
Gold mining made Mansa Musa I of Mali (14th Century) the richest person in all history, according to a list of the world’s richest people of all time. Second on the list is the Rothschild family, the richest people on the planet. Today, companies controlled by the Rothschild family own the largest gold mines in Mali. The Rothschilds are not generous like Mansa Musa, who gave away much of his gold on his pilgrimage to Mecca.
The gold mines are located in the far west and south of Mali.
This chart shows the extremely small role the state has in the ownership and operation of Mali’s mines. The real owners: AngloGold Ashanti, Randgold, and IAMgold are all companies tied to the Rothschild family. The first three mines are directly tied to NM Rothschild and had produced 233 tonnes of gold by 2003, which would be worth more than $14 billion at $1,900 per troy ounce, the value gold reached in 2011.
The Sadiola mine production figures from IAMGOLD
In Mali, there are three main companies that control the majority of the mining sector. These companies are AngloGold Ashanti, Randgold, and IAMgold. The companies are all owned or financed by the Rothschild family. The Sadiola and Morila mines of Mali, both run by Rothschild-owned companies, produced 83 percent of all gold produced in Mali between 1999 and 2001. This amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gold being extracted from the Rothschild mines in Mali, every year.
The chairman of AngloGold Ashanti, shareholder and operator of the two biggest gold mines, was Russell Philip Edey from 2002-2010. Edey also served as Vice-president of NM Rothschild Corporate Finance Limited and chairman of a whole host of Rothschild-owned companies, as can be seen by his BusinessWeek executive profile.
AngloGold Ashanti has 20 operations in 10 countries on four continents and produced 4.33 million ounces (Moz) of gold in 2011, generating $6.6bn in gold income, according to the company website.
Randgold is another Rothschild-controlled company. This can be seen in who sits on the board of the company. Christopher Lewis Coleman, for example, is an independent non-executive director of Randgold Resources Ltd. since 2008. Coleman is also Managing Director of Rothschild, Co-Head of Banking of N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd., and Chairman of Rothschild Bank International Ltd.
IAMgold is a Canadian-based mining company that has been financed by N.M. Rothschild since at least April 2008.
A report on the impact of gold mining in Mali begins:
Investors see in Mali the perfect environment for resource extraction with none of the responsibility of honoring human rights, contributing to the state economy, or respecting environmental conditions. Mali traditional culture says that “gold belongs to the devil” and according to this tradition, gold appears when the devil is happy and disappears when he is upset.
Today, the gold of Mali belongs primarily to the Rothschild family and their partners who are running the gold mines of Mali. The French military intervention has more to do with protecting these lucrative foreign-owned gold mining operations than defending France and the West from “Islamic terrorism.”
In the case of Mali the real motivation for the military intervention can be clearly seen and it has nothing to do with “fighting terrorism.” The fraudulent “War on Terror,” started in the immediate aftermath of the false-flag terror attacks of 9-11, is, in reality, all about disguising military operations to protect the corporate plundering of valuable and strategic resources from poor Muslim nations, like Mali.