The War On Terror Spreads to Africa: U.S. Sending Troops to 35 African Nations

America Sets Its Sights On Controlling African Resources … And Reducing Chinese Influence

The U.S. is sending troops to 35 African nations under the guise of fighting Al Qaeda and related terrorists.

Democracy Now notes:

U.S. Army teams will be deploying to as many as 35 African countries early next year for training programs and other operations as part of an increased Pentagon role in Africa. The move would see small teams of U.S. troops dispatched to countries with groups allegedly linked to al-Qaeda, such as Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger. The teams are from a U.S. brigade that has the capability to use drones for military operations in Africa if granted permission. The deployment could also potentially lay the groundwork for future U.S. military intervention in Africa.

NPR reports:

[A special American brigade] will be able to take part in nearly 100 separate training and military exercises next year, in nearly three dozen African countries

Glenn Ford writes:

The 2nd Brigade is scheduled to hold more than 100 military exercises in 35 countries, most of which have no al-Qaida presence. So, although there is no doubt that the U.S. will be deeply involved in the impending military operation in Mali, the 2nd Brigade’s deployment is a much larger assignment, aimed at making all of Africa a theater of U.S. military operations. The situation in Mali is simply a convenient, after-the-fact rationale for a long-planned expansion of the U.S. military footprint in Africa.

Timothy Alexander Guzman argues:

AFRICOM’s [the U.S. military's Africa command] goal is to eliminate China and other countries influence in the region.  Africa’s natural resources is another important element to consider because it includes oil, diamonds, copper, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, bauxite, silver, petroleum, certain woods and tropical fruits.

In a must-watch interview, Dan Collins of the China Money Report agrees that the purpose of the deployment is to challenge China’s rising prominence in Africa:

(Indeed, the U.S. considers economic rivalry to be a basis for war).

In reality – as we’ve repeatedly noted – the U.S. sends in the military to fight “terrorists” in any country which has resources we want (and see this).

And the U.S. is not shy about backing our “mortal enemies” to topple those standing between us and resources we pine for.

Anthony Carlucci argues that the overthrow of Gaddafi (largely through American support of terrorists) was really the opening salvo in the war for African resources:

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  • Makati1

    The Roman Empire failed for the same reason, greed and plunder of the resource rich countries until there was none left they could conquer easily. Then it all collapsed under it’s own weight. We are doing the same in fast forward speed.

  • http://MrEnergyCzar.com/ MrEnergyCzar

    I was wondering when we were going to counter China’s resource grab in Africa?

    MrEnergyCzar

  • amerikagulag

    Surprisingly…or maybe not, it hasn’t spread to COLOMBIA where all of the CIA cocaine comes from.

  • windship

    whack-a-mole!

  • Washington76

    Uploaded on Sep 11, 2011

    General Wesley Clark: Because I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11.

    About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, “Sir, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second.” I said, “Well, you’re too busy.” He said, “No, no.” He says, “We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.” This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, “We’re going to war with Iraq? Why?” He said, “I don’t know.” He said, “I guess they don’t know what else to do.” So I said, “Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to al-Qaeda?” He said, “No, no.” He says, “There’s nothing new that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq.” He said, “I guess it’s like we don’t know what to do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments.” And he said, “I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail.”

    Hillary Clinton Admits the U.S. Government Created al-Qaeda Published on Apr 10, 2011

    Pentagon planning for multinational military operation in Mali By Craig Whitlock,December 05, 2012

    http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-12-05/world/35638627_1_malian-islamic-extremists-ground-troops

  • Washington76

    2.3 TRillion Dollars Missing from DOD The Day before 9/11/2001

    9/10/2001: Rumsfeld says $2.3 TRILLION Missing from Pentagon

    Does anybody know what has come of this? Or is this why we went to war on 9/11?

    • TroliusMaximus

      We’ll never teeeeeeeellllllll…!

 

 

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