I think you can get an interview with John Ukec Lueth Ukec just by promising you won’t mock his threat of withholding gum arabic from us.

Sometimes in the midst of horrible to imagine World Occurrences, a little bit of dark comedy springs through.  For example, John Ukec Lueth Ukec and his trade threat against the threat from America to impose Sanctions on the Sudan.
Genocide in the Darfur region? “The United States is the only country saying that what is happening in Darfur is a genocide,” Ukec shouted, gesticulating wildly and perspiring from his bald crown. “I think this is a pretext.”

Ah. So what about the more than 400,000 dead? “See how many people are dying in Darfur: None,” he said.

And the 2 million displaced? “I am not a statistician.”

Khartoum Karl went on to say that, all evidence to the contrary, his government does not support the murderous Janjaweed militia. “It cannot happen,” he said, “so rule it out.” As for the Sudanese regime itself: “We are the agents of peace, people like me, my colleagues who are in the central government of Sudan.”

What’s more, the good and peaceful leaders of Sudan were prepared to retaliate massively: They would cut off shipments of the emulsifier gum arabic, thereby depriving the world of cola.

“I want you to know that the gum arabic which runs all the soft drinks all over the world, including the United States, mainly 80 percent is imported from my country,” the ambassador said after raising a bottle of Coca-Cola.

A reporter asked if Sudan was threatening to “stop the export of gum arabic and bring down the Western world.”

“I can stop that gum arabic and all of us will have lost this,” Khartoum Karl warned anew, beckoning to the Coke bottle. “But I don’t want to go that way.”

As diplomatic threats go, that one gets high points for creativity: Try to stop the killings in Darfur, and we’ll take away your Coca-Cola.

Okay.  Everybody and the mother has linked to that story.  It is henceforth a classic.  Congratulations Dana Milbank, for finding that odd mix of substances — Genocide and obscure cola ingredients — that makes a story run down smoothly down the American public’s psyche.  I think the video for this press conference is available here.
It is difficult to figure where John Ukec Lueth Ukec can get his side of the story out in America.  Evidentally he can sprout out to a lecture at a the University of Utah, where he is met by skeptical students.

  His arguments failed to satisfy students such as Briawna Howard, who said the militia are still being supplied with arms by the government in Khartoum. In addition, she said, “nothing is being done to protect the internally displaced people in Darfur, or the Darfur refugees in Chad.
“A Darfurian dies every five minutes,” Howard said. “Thirty died in the hour we were in that room.” Ukec, she said, “is trying to downplay the magnitude.”

I note this comment at my sort of Internet Message Board watering hole:

I stopped buying name-brand soft drinks about two months ago. 12 packs cost $7.00. The 12 packs of of off-brands are still between 2-5 dollars. I was wondering what was up–I just thought it was price-gouging.

I honestly haven’t noticed such a thing, and I’d find it difficult to imagine its effect would have happened already.  Brace yourself, I suppose.

As for Ukec’s media appearances, and more importantly positive coverage, um… Howzabout …?:

May 26–Sudan’s Ambassador to the United States, John Ukec Lueth, will be the guest June 2, on The LaRouche Show, the weekly Internet radio program, on the topic, “Globalization or Sovereignty: Why Sudan Is Under Attack.” He will be interviewed by Lawrence Freeman, from EIR News Service, in a discussion including activists from the LaRouche Youth Movement. Ambassador Lueth is a member of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement, which signed the Central Peace Agreement in February 2005 to form the Unity Government of Sudan. The LaRouche Show is an audio talk show, broadcast live on the Internet every Saturday, from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time, on

I think they misplaced an “Ukec” there, but never mind.  Sudan’s Ambassador does realize how big a non-factor Lyndon Larouche is to world events, doesn’t he?  He would be better off making an appearance on Opie and Anthony.  Whatever, you get your positive coverage where you can get it.  In a month or so you will be able to find this interview tucked inside one of those pamphlets, probably printed in Canada now (cheaper printing presses), abandoned in bulk as they always are after a hard day’s work by Larouche card-table workers, ironically supporting this genocide-enabling government while carrying on with how Al Gore is committing Genocide in Africa by carrying on about Global Warming.  (Don’t ask.)

I may as well sneak these in, because I’d just as soon not return to this category when I sit down at a computer tomorrow or the next day.  Corral them later.

1979, p 76:  “Although I have profoundly respected Goethe’s extraordinary skill in poetic composition, one poem of Goethe’s which touched me with more than a special sense of admiring amusement was his Prometheus. Making men in my own image was the conscious articulation of my central purpose from approximately 1946. First, one must become adequately qualified to accomplish that purpose. That task, especially as I saw the methodological hopelessness of existing institutions known to me, prescribed assimilating and developing a body of knowledge adequate to the undertaking to come. In the immediate postwar period, I set myself the goal of acquiring the necessary degree of adequacy between my thirty-third and thirty-fifth birthdays.
The result of that approach was the National Caucus of Labor Committees.” 

Dec. 20, 1987: “Creativity is one of my obsessions. If you don’t have creative insight, you can’t see how we can win; if you can see how we can win, then we will win.

Only we can save the world; only we can do the job, because nobody else even knows what the job is. Would you like to be the savior of humanity? … Yes, I was chosen. You were chosen. Not with fanfare, not with the blaring trumpets of archangel Gabriel. It doesn’t happen that way. It happens as you walk down the street thinking about the problems of the world and realize only you can do the job … You are chosen. Like John Scialdone’s lawyer said to the jury: ‘You poor schmucks’!

… Look around you. Who will support us? Who will rally to us? The ones who will rally to us are the emotionally crippled, the grey-faced, the neurologically impaired who, in rallying to us will do the only worthy thing to give meaning to their lives. Thus they will be able to say, ‘I wasn’t important but I contributed to victory.'”

2007:  Well, they’re both fascists. Essentially, it’s true, that Al Gore—and I try to get it out of the people—did you ever hear this song, this country song from Tennessee about the company store [“Sixteen tons”]? Now, who owned the company store? Who owned the company that ran the company store, which was made notorious by this song? The company store? Al Gore, personally. Al Gore is, essentially, a fascist. And he comes from the Tennessee swamps by pedigree. He is also a confirmed racist; he’s done things which he is guilty of as hell. In Africa, he’s a racist; he’s a killer racist in Africa. He’s also listed as a Democrat; so are many leading members of the Ku Klux Klan, and he comes from that particular pedigree. I don’t know if it’s mint juleps or something else. [A good standard, that song.  Not about Al Gore, Senior or Junior.  Actually this is a reworking of the Bush Family Conspiracy mythology — and I won’t comment here on what I believe on that matter because it is irrelevant here — to fit the Gores, who… is Larouche’s vaunted intelligence services telling him that Gore is going to seek the presidency, and the Aristocracy is going to place him in power, because — won’t he sort of fade away a bit in public consciousness otherwise?]

The first two quotes are where I end with what TJ Simpson is reprimanding a group of individuals for, I suppose me included for passing it forward.

One Response to “I think you can get an interview with John Ukec Lueth Ukec just by promising you won’t mock his threat of withholding gum arabic from us.”

  1. Rachel Holmes Says:

    Imagine how enraged LaRouche was when he found out how hard it was to make or re-make men in his own image. Imagine how enraged, when he discovered that so many members of his organization, including on the leadership bodies, stubbornly persisted in retaining some shred of their own identities.

    The history of the LaRouche organization back to the late 1960s is one of LaRouche purging one set of leaders after another, looking for the perfectly supine set of leaders who would reflect his greatness. No wonder he became so obsessed with the Biblical formulation of God creating man in His own image–just what LaRouche longs to do.

    In the purging process, LaRouche lost the Bangkok organization, the Italian organization, the Latin American organization, most of the Canadians, most of the Scandinavians, the entire Detroit region, and now almost all of the German organization.

    And he is the one who is going to save the world? He can’t even keep an organization of less than 1,000 people together. And not only do they wind up quitting, they wind up hating him when they quit.

    (Note to TJ Simpson: These “exes” know a thing or two–most of them were in the leadership before they bolted.)

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