So, we all are aware of the Kony 2012 compaign and the child soldiers, but with reports from various sources from within Uganda of quite, and no sign
of Joesph Kony it starts to ring deja vu for me.
Let's go back 11 years to just after 9/11, when the goverment and media spoon-fed us two pieces of propganda; Saddam Huessein is developing WMD's
and Afghanistan is being used as hub for international terrorists including OBL and Al-Qaeda.
Now let's look at each invasion and the outcome;
We went in search of weapons of mass destruction and found absolutely nothing, killing the leader of the country in the process and replacing him with
an unpopular westernised politician that is no doubt on the US and NATO's payroll
Result: WMD's where fantasy and used as propoganda to fuel the invasion of a country who was once in line with the US during the gulf war. A country
which just so happens to have one of the largest oil reserves in the world and has strategic importance on the globe being a neighbour to several oil
rich countries and within striking distance of ballistic missiles from Russia and China (Rockets and go two ways).
War on Terror: Afghanistan
The next is the long drawn out conflict in Afghanistan, which started as a hunt for international terrorists and the most wanted man on the planet
Osama Bin Laden. OBL turned out to be an invisible man, that somehow managed to evade capture from the largest concentration of military and
intelligence forces on the planet, whilst never being seen for 11 years by anyone familiar to who he is.
For more infomation and why Afghanistan is important to the west take a quick look at this thread
So, not only does Afghanistan have many natural resources that are scarce and of very high value in the west, but again the same as Iraq it has
strategic importance on the map.
Result: 10 years from the original invasion and the man we went in for in the first place was found not in the country we invaded but a country who is
a supposed ally to the west, right next to a military academy - Pakistan. 10 years is along time to fight a guerilla force of Taliban and there is
only so many terror camps that can be destroyed.
Libya is exactly the same as Iraq, it has a huge oil reserve. Muammar Gadaffi however is popular amongst the Libyian populace and not easily ousted.
Solution? hired the same men you have been killing for years in Afghanistan and Iraq and promise them a country where they can incite Shira law and
have a 'safe haven' free from western control. What does the west get out of it? Oil of course.
So what could happen in the future? Oil is expensive and is currently in short supply all over the world with prices rising daily. Uganda has a very
large reserve of oil that has only recently been discovered, and Iran is currently a major supplier of oil. Several countries yet to be controlled or
invaded by NATO forces include Venezula, Iran, Nigeria, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, and Russia.
Take a look at the following image:
Venezuela stands alone surrounded by neutral countries and large bodies of water, not easily accessible.
Saudi Arabia is an ally of the West, rule them out.
A Russian invasion would incite a world war with China and Korea being involved.
What does that leave?
Iran - Surrounded by countries that are currently occupied by NATO forces and their allies.
Nigeria & Uganda - Not too far from Libya, which could easily be used as a hub for military supply.
So, three countries with exceptionally large oil reserves are currently free of occupying troops, let's face it the oil we have from the countries we
have already "liberated" is bound to run out at some point and with the growing devaluing of the dollar, it's pretty obvious what is going to
happen, what we don't have we will take.