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Originally posted by The_Doctor
"I also think Africa is likely to be targeted in WOT, maybe even before Iran."
America and her allies cannot attack Iran and heres why...
Iran has it's intellegence agents over in Saudi Arabia and they are also the ones controlling the Shiites in Iraq. If so much as one bomb hits their soild they will blow every oil reserve in SA effectivly crippling the US economy bringing everything to a stand still. The Saudi's are well aware of this and are also to blame since they just let the agents in anyway.
Guardian - 10 June 2005
A millionaire British businessman, Friedhelm Eronat, was named last night as the purchaser of oil rights in the Darfur region of Sudan, where the regime is accused of war crimes and where millions of tribespeople are alleged to have been forced to flee, amid mass rapes or murders.
The documents show that Mr Eronat may have been acting for China, which has been prominent in the new "scramble for Africa" and its oil deposits. Two Chinese corporations were given an option to buy 50% of Mr Eronat's newly acquired stake in the Darfur field. The option expired last year. It is not known whether China took it up.
Originally posted by xpert11
How exactly would foreign ownership of the public work project benfit the local population ?
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Africa debates terms for new China and India partnership
Mandisi Mpahlwa, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa, stressed that Africa must capitalize on the commodities boom driven by Chinese and Indian demand to “establish new platforms of economic competitiveness to build new capacities."
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...now Bin Laden is calling us out for Sudan and Somalia... Ethiopia is looking at a natural opportunity with newly "stabilized" US puppets to either side, and will want to behave with respect to Somalia (where the Euros are working on a port in Berbera) to curry favor in regards to their border conflict with Eritrea.
ETHIOPIA AGAIN! Believe it or not, after the ARPCT was driven out of Mogadishu by the ICU (the bad guys), some of them have apparently found refuge in good old Ethiopia.
Also, a few of the ARPCT leaders are ministers in the interim government which has been "condemning" our funding of ARPCT.
Others as well as the transitional government itself, are hiding out in yet another member of my orange gang... Kenya.
Seems to me that Ethiopia and Kenya are on board and are making sure that the Somali ports are there to tie them in with India when the time comes.
Meanwhile, the US is resisting calls for peacekeepers in Somalia. We wouldn't want the African Union or UN meddling in our sandbox.
and a smaller offensive from Autonomous Puntland to the North.