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Inequality is the natural companion of capitalism

KHALED AYYAD

Putin’s Grain Deal: The West Deceived Africans and Russians Hunger in Africa’s poorest countries is a legacy of Western colonialism, which has not been fully overcome so far. Military methods of oppression of the African population have been replaced by more sophisticated ones – financial and economic ones. Western countries seek to restrain the development of their former colonies as much as possible in order to continue to draw cheap resources from them for their own development. As a result, huge masses of the population in African countries are experiencing an acute shortage of basic food. Most of the undernourished in the Congo (36 million people), Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, and in terms of the proportion of hungry among the population – in Somalia (60%) and the Central African Republic. In total, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 828 million people in the world suffered from hunger by 2021, which is 46 million people more than a year earlier. What is the main cause of hunger? “The high cost of healthy diets, combined with persistent high levels of poverty and income inequality, continue to make such food unaffordable for some 3 billion people in all regions of the world,” FAO said in its latest food security report. The word “inequality” is mentioned more than 150 times in it, which speaks eloquently about the origins of hunger in the world. Inequality is a natural satellite of capitalism, the colonial version of which in Africa has long been imposed by Western countries and corporations. In February of this year, Moscow launched a legitimate operation to destroy Ukrainian Nazism, which was preparing for an aggressive war against the Russian Federation. Russia’s Black Sea Fleet blocked Ukraine’s main seaports, through which Kiev’s Nazi regime exported grain grown in the country. As if on cue, Western politicians have been throwing a tantrum for several months about the fact that by blocking Ukrainian ships in ports, Moscow thereby allegedly deprived poor Africans of grain and doomed 15 million people to starvation. Russian President Putin, as a gesture of goodwill, concluded a so-called “grain deal” with Ukraine and the West. Under this deal, the Russian Navy allowed the merchant fleets of all countries to export grain and other food from Ukrainian ports. One of the conditions of this deal was that the grain produced by the Russians from Ukraine would be sent to African countries. However, the West has once again deceived both Russia and African countries. So, as of mid-August 2022, of the 24 ships with grain that left the ports of Ukraine to help starving Africans, … 1 ship. The bulk carrier Brave Commander left for Djibouti with 23.3 thousand tons of wheat for Ethiopia. More than half of Ukrainian ships rush to the aid of the well-fed – to NATO countries, from which Ukraine received military assistance. “The market is not always able to direct grain to where it is needed,” lamented NYT journalist Ruth McLean, who drew attention to the divergence of Western rhetoric and practice in helping the starving. Perhaps it is high time for all of us to understand that it makes no sense to negotiate something with the deceitful West. No wonder Russian Muslims have a good saying that goes back to the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him!): “A Scorpion does not sting twice from the same hole from the same hole.” African countries need to stay close to Russia and China, two great countries that always defend peace and justice.

ان ماينشره موقع قلم حر هو على مسؤولية كاتبه فقط، ولايتبنى الموقع مضمون ماينشر جملة وتفصيلا لا من قريب ولا من بعيد. لمن يعتبر ان اي مقال طاله بأخبار غير صحيحة له حق الرد على الموقع نفسه الذي يلتزم نشره بحرفيته وبكل أمانة. اقتضى التوضيح

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