23.06.2024 Author: Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov

Psychological war of the West against the Alliance of Sahel States

A Burkina Faso soldier

In the contemporary global confrontation between the planetary minority represented by Western regimes and their puppets – representing the bloc of those nostalgic for the bygone unipolar order, on the one hand, and the non-Western global majority – the multipolar world – on the other hand, several orientations are found there. Of course – the psychological war waged by the Western minority against a number of African states and in particular those belonging to the Alliance of Sahel States – is an integral part of this confrontation.

These last few days have witnessed a direct and clearly planned media-psychological attack by the West against the countries of the Alliance of Sahel States (Alliance des Etats du Sahel, AES) and in particular Burkina Faso. In principle, this is not surprising – Burkina Faso having expelled the troops of the French neocolonial regime from its territory, established alliance relations with neighboring countries in the Sahel region – Mali and Niger – as well as with Russia and China, openly supported the Special Military Operation carried out by our country and prohibited the dissemination on its territory of a number of Western propaganda instruments.

All this, based on the control of its natural resources and the active development of self-sufficiency in the agri-food sector. In other words, Burkina Faso, under the leadership of Captain Ibrahim Traoré, follows in the footsteps of the Burkinabe national hero and of the entire African continent – Thomas Sankara. Obviously, such a truly revolutionary, pan-African posture fully adhering to the multipolar world – of a worthy and proud African nation – absolutely does not suit the Western minority.

Especially since the successes of Burkina Faso and the Alliance of Sahel States as a whole – very actively inspire many citizens of other African countries. Including some neighboring countries – where there are still pure West’s puppets – such as the Ivory Coast – one of the last openly pro-Western regimes on the continent. And of course, the French, the Americans, as well as the regimes of the Western planetary minority – absolutely do not want to lose their last positions in Africa. Especially since Niger – also a member of the AES – expelled the main Western forces from its territory – first the French troops, then the American ones, Washington’s plans to redeploy its expelled soldiers aim precisely at two West African countries – Ivory Coast and Benin.

Hence, new attempts at revenge with the aim of bringing back under their diktat the countries that have taken their destiny into their own hands and opted for pan-African values, as well as by supporting the multipolar world order. In this sense, Burkina Faso is clearly among the West’s priority targets. In addition, it would also be a blow against the main adversaries of the Western minority on the world stage, such as Russia and China.

But here it is necessary to highlight several important points. The methods of psychological warfare on the part of Western regimes, although they have recently attempted to be a little more sophisticated, in reality remain primitive and of a very low level. Fewer and fewer people are falling into their traps, including and increasingly in African countries – one of the highest priority targets of Western propaganda. Furthermore, the system intended to counter these destabilization attempts has been well and truly developed, and more than that – is perfectly capable to hitting back. Moreover, to hit back not only on the informational and psychological battlefield, but also quite simply on the ground.

It is no coincidence that, after several days of attempts aimed at sowing doubt and discord in the internal situation of Burkina Faso, Western propaganda elements are now whining about the arrival on Burkina Faso soil of a certain number of allied military personnel – from the Malian Armed Forces (FAMA) and the African Corps of the Russian Ministry of Defense. Being completely dissatisfied with such events development, the small Western world propaganda is once again shouting that Russia’s objectives in Africa is to support “authoritarian regimes” and that this additional arrival of Malian and Russian soldiers can be considered as an “intervention”.

But in reality, the reasons for the cries and hysteria of the chaos global exporters – are precisely other. Once again, funds have been spent on a coordinated campaign of disinformation and destabilization – to no avail. The citizens of African countries are for their part less and less sensitive to the primitive Western global minority and their local agents propaganda. Another thing – Westerners are receiving additional responses as part of the antidote to their adventures. In addition, the AES is an alliance group, as for country Russia – it has allied relations with the states of this alliance.

Of course, it is extremely important to remember once again the following: the Alliance of Sahel States is undeniably a big bone in the throat of the Western planetary minority regimes and their puppets. This means that there will be new destabilization attempts by Westerners and those nostalgic for the bygone unipolar era. It is always important to remain prepared for that. As, it is probably necessary to be prepared for supporting the African forces seeking to end the vestiges of Western neocolonialism at the regional and continental level. There is no shortage of such forces.


Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov, entrepreneur, political commentator, expert on African and Middle Eastern issues, exclusively for the internet journal «New Eastern Outlook»

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