posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 01:07 AM
Oh goodness.. I thought we had sequester going on and demands of budget cutting with finances being so bad, tours of the White House can't even be
allowed for lack of staff support. Yet... Look here? There appears to be money! ...for the right thing, naturally.
Pointing to Africa's crippling lack of electrical power, President Barack Obama is due to announce on Sunday a $7 billion initiative over five
years to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa.
Deciding that somehow it's our problem to solve, our President has apparently decreed billions more need spread across Africa. Far and wide, as it
The United States will initially work with Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania to develop electric power generation, officials
said. It will also cooperate with Uganda and Mozambique on oil and gas management.
The program will draw on a range of U.S. government agencies to achieve its goals. For example, the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corp will commit
as much as $1.5 billion in finance and insurance to help U.S. companies manage the risks associated with the projects.
Similarly, the U.S. Export-Import Bank will make up to $5 billion available to support U.S. exports to develop power projects, the officials
I wonder if this gives more context to a thread I'd done awhile back which hadn't made much sense at that point in time.
Expanded US Combat Plans Across Africa??
So it's off to build power lines, plants and transmission infrastructure across some of the more remote and difficult nations (for a variety of
reasons) on Earth. Okay...Now the need for medical evacuation support in advance and with immediately available deployment when called makes sense.
Just how long has some of this been planned, I wonder?
I bet that 7 billion could have bought quite a bit of what was sequestered here at home. Wasn't the original Sequester figure 81 billion itself or
something? Of course, that's grown much since then.....and we're still bank and financier to the world. Nothing much ever changes.
Deep in Africa ....actually deep there building things.. What could possibly go wrong?