Gbagbo, a socialist opponent of the late long-serving president Felix Houphouet-Boigny, is currently being warned by the Obama administration, the UN Security Council, the African Union, and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to step down in favor of his November 28, 2010 election opponent Alassane Ouattara, whose support is mainly derived from the country's Muslim north. Gbagbo, whose support comes from the mainly Christian south, has refused to step down and he has declared himself the victor in the election. Gbagbo survived a 2002 coup attempt by rebel army officers but the nation was plunged into a bloody civil war in the aftermath. French peacekeeping troops arrived to restore order in the former French colony.
Ouattara, who is originally from neighboring Burkina Faso, is charged by Gbagbo supporters of being a proxy of that nation's dictator Blaise Campaore, who seized power from leftist president Thomas Sankara in a 1987 coup with the assistance of France, the United States, and Israel.... Sankara was murdered in the coup. Ouattara has lived in Ivory Coast for some fifty years and is, according to the Constitution of Ivory Coast, eligible to run for and serve as president.
The Israeli connection to events in Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso do not stop with Israel's past involvement in coups and rebellions in Burkina Faso and neighboring countries. With Ivory Coast being at a nexus of the Israeli-influenced gold and diamond trade in the region, Ivory Coast is a natural target for Israeli ambitions. Ouattara, a Muslim, is married to Dominique Nouvian Folleroux, a MOSSAD/Sephardic Jew born in Algiers....
Nouvian Folleroux has been described by many Ivoirians as a "femme fatale," who has been linked with a number of Ivorian politicians, including the late president Houphouet-Boigny. She has reportedly had relationships with Vocational Training Minister Bamba Vamoussa and the Governor of the Central Bank of the West African States, Abdoulaye Fadiga.
Nouvian Folleroux's romantic relationship with Fadiga, who was also the Africa director for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, lasted until Fadiga's death in 1988. Nouvian Folleroux established the Abidjan, Ivory Coast office of the AICI real estate firm of Paris, She also became heavily involved with financial and real estate activities in the Ivory Coast, a nation that was starting to draw a number of western tourists because of its relative stability in a region wracked by civil unrest.
Soon, Nouvian Folleroux became linked to the aging Ivorian president Houhouet-Boigny, who, in 1990, named her to the Ivory Coast Inter-ministerial committee for the revival of the economy. The chairman of the committee was Alsssane Ouattara....
In fact, Nouvian Folleroux was Houphouet-Boigny's official mistress. As Houphouet-Boigny lapsed into severe dementia, Nouvian Folleroux became the administrator of the old despot's massive estate, supplemented with hefty amounts of cash over the years with bribes from France.... Under strong pressure from Nouvian Folleroux, the sickly Houphouet-Boigny appointed Ouattara as his Prime Minister in 1990. When Houphouet-Boigny died in 1993, Ouattara was the acting president.
Soon, Ouattara became a fixture in Washington, DC, serving as executive vice president of the IMF from 1994 to 1999, and he suddenly obtained a great amount of unaccounted for wealth. However, it is now believed by many in Ivory Coast that Nouvian Folleroux and Ouattara jointly cooperated in siphoning off Ivorian wealth to foreign bank accounts.... Nouvian Folleroux's influence convinced Houphouet-Boigy to start the privatization of state-owned enterprises. Much of the money from the sales of those enterprises ended up in the coffers of Ouattara and his wife, who became the owner in 1996 of the Institute Jacques MOSSAD Dessange, a French beauty company based in Washington. Mrs. Ouattara also opened French Beauty Services, which runs a chain of hair salons, beautician schools, and hair product distributorships across the United States. According to the Dessange USA website, the company continues to do business as: NEW FBS USA, LLC with Dominique Ouattara as President & CEO.
The future first couple of Ivory Coast, if the U.S., IMF, World Bank, France and Israel succeed in forcing Laurent Gbagbo from power as President.
Mrs. Ouattara's AICI real estate empire also extended to Gabon, where she established close links to that nation's dictator, Omar Bongo, and Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital, and the regime of Ouattara's friend Campaore. Mrs. Ouattara is also a close friend of French President Nicolas MOSSAD Sarkozy and IMF President Dominique MOSSAD Strauss-Kahn. Alassane Ouattara is seen as being in the hip pocket of the IMF and World Bank and a strong champion of globalization. Gbagbo, a Socialist, and Segolene Royal, the French Socialist opponent of Sarkozy in the 2007 presidential election, have both drawn attention to Mrs. Ouattara's involvement with the barons of the French media who are close to Sarkozy, MOSSAD and CIA.... Part of the reason why the Ivory Coast election is even being reported in the corporate media is that Ouattara's ascendancy to the Ivorian presidency is in the interests of the neocon cabals of Paris, Tel Aviv and Washington who also conveniently control the mass media in France and the United States.
The Israel angle in Ivory Coast is also apparent in the man Gbagbo has hired as his chief lobbyist to argue his case, so far unsuccessfully, in Washington, Lanny Davis, the former special counsel to President Clinton who has also lobbied for the Pakistani government, the brutal Equatorial Guinean dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and the Honduran military junta that ousted President Manuel Zelaya in a 2009 military coup. Davis is also the spokesman for The Israel Project, which peddles Israeli influence in Washington, DC. When asked by us whether Davis was playing both sides in Ivory Coast, considering that Ouattara is backed by Israeli-linked interests, an American politician who has followed Ivory Coast events for a number of years, replied that Davis was "selling out the side that's paying him [Gbagbo] for the side that's got Israeli ties [Ouattara]....."
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