lucius_gantt_1.jpgFrom the earliest of days, governments have plotted and schemed to kill the leaders of other governments whom they couldn’t control or with whom they disagreed. But no king, queen or president has been as successful as our own Hawaiian Hit Man, U.S. President Barack Obama. He ordered the killing of many accused terrorists, including Osama Ben Laden, but there is one Obama hit that will go down in history.

He became the first black man in the U.S. to participate in the killing of a white U.S. citizen and get away with it.

Anwar al-Awlaki was a Yemeni-American imam or Muslim prayer leader who was an engineer and educator by training. According to federal officials, he was a senior talent recruiter and motivator involved with planning operations for the Islamist militant group Al Qaeda.

Whoever the CIA and America’s military-industrial-bank complex targets for killing, the black president makes it happen.

The latest hit, accomplished with U.S. technology and perhaps U.S.-supplied weapons and bullets, was the killing in suspicious circumstances of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's autocratic ruler from 1969, when he seized power in a bloodless military coup, until 1977, and remained the country's symbolic leader until 2011, when the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya regime he established was overthrown in a civil war  aided by a NATO intervention.

His 42-year leadership prior to the uprising made him the fourth longest-serving non-royal leader since 1900, as well as the longest-serving Arab leader. He variously styled himself the “Brother Leader” and “Guide of the Revolution.”

What the media don’t want African Americans to know about Gaddafi is that, in 2008, a meeting of traditional African rulers bestowed on him the title “King of Kings.”

African countries were some of the last to go along with Western nations and their NATO puppets in the imperialist-desired regime change in Libya because Gaddafi supported and helped Black Africa both militarily and financially. He sent troops to fight Black African oppression, lent black governments cash and even paved some African roads.

One of the main reasons, I think, Gaddafi had to go centered on his efforts to get Western nations to pay for African oil and other commodities with gold rather than the declining dollar and European Euro. The bankers and money-changers would never allow that.

The black nations didn’t immediately jump on board with “no fly zones” and giving Gaddafi’s confiscated and bank seized dollars to Al Qaeda terrorists who are conveniently called Libyan “rebels” nowadays.

In the past, military hit men were not always necessary because Western corporations sent economic hit men disguised as Peace Corps workers or missionaries overseas to create chaos, destroy governments and turn citizens against their leaders. Many African leaders knew that history.

The Black Africans are also aware of the “democracy” trick. Anytime you want to colonize people or exploit people or oppress people, you have to put an acceptable title on your actions. When they wanted to exploit Africa in the past, they said they wanted to “civilize” the continent. Today, the modern-day colonizers want to bring “democracy” to Africa.

Now, even the deaf, dumb and blind know that every country in the world does not and should not seek to govern in the same way the United States is governed. You can say that countries guided and ruled by one person or one family is wrong but it is only wrong for countries that refuse to be controlled or influenced by the West to be invaded.

Let’s see. England has a queen, Holland has a queen and Saudi Arabia has a king. Are those not countries heavily influenced by one person or one family?

Okay, Russia doesn’t have a democracy and China doesn’t have a democracy. Why don’t we send Predator drones to kill the leaders of those countries?

I don’t claim to be a prophet or prognosticator but if I were in Cuba or in Venezuela I would search the skies for drones intended for leaders in those countries. You can run but you can’t hide from the Hawaiian Hit Man.

Lucius Gantt is a consultant based in Tallahassee and author of the book  Beast Too: Dead Man Writing.

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