The attack in Liberia

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U.S. Hands Off Liberia
The Militant, 20 May 1996. The Clinton administration has deployed three U.S. battleships and troops to Liberia. A U.S.-backed “peacekeeping” army from several African countries, led by Nigerian generals, has intervened there since 1990. Through these brazen military threats, Washington is trying to impose its will on Liberian workers and farmers.
Congressional Support Sought For Direct US Intervention
The NEWS (Monrovia), 20 June 2003. Members of the US Congress representing the House Subcommittee on Africa and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have reportedly pledged to support a congressional resolution calling for direct US intervention to halt the escalating warfare and humanitarian crisis in Liberia.
U.S. Planning for Intervention in Liberia
By Pauline Jelinek, Associated Press, Washington Post, Thursday, 3 July 2003. The U.S. military commander in Europe has been ordered to begin planning for possible American intervention in Liberia as President Bush and his advisers weighed political, diplomatic and military options for responding to Liberian conflict.
Why Bush wants troops in Liberia
By Monica Moorehead, Workers World, 17 July 2003. The U.S. military presence in Africa is more ominous than ever. Forces are now or will be stationed in the Horn of Africa, in North and in West Africa. A command base with 2,000 troops is now in Djibouti. The spurs for the unprecedented military beachhead Africa are the region's instability, potential attractiveness to terrorists and, most pivotal, its rich oil resources. Oil reserves in the Gulf of Guinea.
U.S. hands off Liberia!
Editorial, The Militant, 28 July 2003. As Bush conducts a five-nation visit to Africa, the Pentagon has begun the deployment of what could be up to 2,000 troops to Liberia, supposedly sent for “humanitarian relief” or “peacekeeping,” but actually to safeguard and extend Washington's domination in West Africa.
Washington prepares intervention in Africa: Troops send to Liberia aimed at stronger U.S. foothold on continent
By Sam Manuel, The Militant, 28 July 2003. Bush indicated that his administration is now seriously considering intervention into Liberia's civil war, citing the “unique history” between Liberia and the United States. The U.S. says that “chaos” in Liberia caused by a 14-year-long civil war is threatening Washington's interests in the region—which is rich in oil and other natural resources.
From Firestone to junk bonds: capitalist plunder lurks behind Liberia's chaos
By Deirdre Griswold, Workers World, 7 August 2003. There are reportedly 4,500 U.S. troops in ships off the coast of Liberia, but the Bush administration is not rushing in to prop up the government of President Charles Taylor. The history and context behind this grim situation. By not saying a word about how Liberia has been reduced to abject poverty by U.S. imperialist corporations, they fail to give people in the West any sense of why social and political tensions have reached the point of civil war for the second time in a decade.
An American Wind Blows Into Africa
By Hassan Tahsin, Arab News Opinion, Al Jazeerah, 11 August 2003. The American president backed by the arrival of the American fleet off the Liberian capital, Monrovia, called on Liberia's President Charles Taylor to stand down and be tried for war crimes committed in Sierra Leone. This is a confirmation that the US desires to command the world using the threat of its military might.
US Forces to Leave
Vanguard (Lagos), 3 September 2003. No final decision has been made on the withdrawal of a US task force that has backed up the peacekeeping mission from amphibious assault ships offshore.