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Russia's plans for Africa

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posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 03:38 PM
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I consider this tidbit interesting and worth pondering...like last week's BRIC meeting, it represents an attempt by resource-rich countries to create an alternative system to the Anglo-American dominated trade architecture. The success, failure, and/or nature thereof remain up in the air, of course.





Russia's president Dmitry Medvedev spent this week in Africa, visiting four countries, Egypt, Nigeria, Angola and Namibia. Russian official sources present the visit as purely economic, stressing that its goals are to assist Russian business and to develop mutually beneficial relations with African countries...

...There is, indeed, a serious business element to it – much more serious, in fact, than during the African visit of Medvedev's predecessor Vladimir Putin three years ago. However, there is hardly any doubt that Medvedev's visit is at least as much about policy as it is about business – and perhaps much more so. It has to be considered in the context of Russia's final withdrawal from its negotiations to join the WTO, and the two summits that Medvedev hosted in Yekaterinburg – that of Bric countries and of the members of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation. The US asked to participate as an observer, but the request was not granted. All these moves are a sign of a new stage of Russia's policy of disengagement with the west and of its leaving western financial and economic space. This tendency has been developing for a few years, but now it has obviously reached a new active phase. During his second term as president Putin often spoke of the need to transform the global economic order in order to diminish its dependence on the west. The Yekaterinburg summits sought to achieve exactly this.

In effect, Medvedev's visit to Africa should be seen as a move to create a bloc of countries rich in energy resources. The existence of such a bloc, in Russia's thinking, would increase the political weight of its participants and thus change the balance of power and influence in the world....




More at source
www.guardian.co.uk...

[edit on 6/27/09 by silent thunder]




posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 03:51 PM
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This is why they have been creating genocide for so many years? So that the vast country could be used for profit?



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by antar
This is why they have been creating genocide for so many years? So that the vast country could be used for profit?




I don't know who "they" are in your post, but yes, millions if not billions have died and will continue to die for profit.

"You know right from wrong. You just don't care. And that's the most natural thing in the world."
-Roy Schnider's characeter, Romeo is Bleeding



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 04:18 PM
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They and all other so called developed nations will do what has always been done, rape the land, oppress the people, and steal the wealth.

Such a sad thing for a continent so rich to be so poor and for the rest of the world to only view it with dollar signs in their eyes. (Or Euro's or whatever currency.)



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by redhead57
They and all other so called developed nations will do what has always been done, rape the land, oppress the people, and steal the wealth.

Such a sad thing for a continent so rich to be so poor and for the rest of the world to only view it with dollar signs in their eyes. (Or Euro's or whatever currency.)


I actually believe Africa will have its "day in the sun" someday, although perhaps many decades hence. As resources shrink, their power will become greater. Indigienous people will wise up and end the dominance of outsiders, be they Russian, Chinese, European, or Anglo-American.



posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 01:06 AM
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Originally posted by silent thunder

I actually believe Africa will have its "day in the sun" someday, although perhaps many decades hence. As resources shrink, their power will become greater. Indigienous people will wise up and end the dominance of outsiders, be they Russian, Chinese, European, or Anglo-American.


If only it could be true. Unfortunately it appears evident that Africa and it's descendant's are under a terrible curse. By all rights the Africans should be successful and prosperous with the bounty of natural resources they possess. the problem appears to be spiritual. This history is that some of the original African tribes made some dark deals with the Gods of the rift valley as they passed through.

Hopefully the curse will one day be broken.



posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by antar
This is why they have been creating genocide for so many years? So that the vast country could be used for profit?



BINGO.Totally correct.Sad but true.
History reapeats,again.



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