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

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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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Sun, 01/13/2013 - 10:03 | 3148591 reload
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"The US spent a coupla trillion in Iraq but did not get ANY oil concessions"

Maybee not openly, but the usual suspects were quick to grab themselves a slice, all made possible by US/UK taxpayers and plenty of death and destruction.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/business/tony-hayward-former-bp-chief-...

Article about ex BP chief Tony Hayward running oil interests in Iraq for a consortium of ex GS bankers and the Rothschild family.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 11:52 | 3150657 rwe2late
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so long as Iraq oil is controlled militarily and stays "petrodollar",

the globally-based, US-backed, plutocrat Empire gets a slice.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 17:15 | 3149338 Cathartes Aura
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given this article is in the NYTimes, consider "they" are intent on spreading the word. . . must be getting closer to their goal, time to frontrun the actualities with a few well placed stories told.

who owns the NYTimes?

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 01:13 | 3148305 diogeneslaertius
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and yes, we can all agree el-cia-duh is a mere pretext

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 01:12 | 3148302 diogeneslaertius
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its all just cooking down of the logistics, the stage props of political intrigue are a smoke screen

 

the NWO runs the US (mostly), CHN, and RUS (least of the three)

 

the engineered conflict, like the global economic crisis and arising therefrom procedurally, is about one thing and one thing only: CREATING A CONTROL GRID FOR ALL THE HUMAN CATTLE

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 09:37 | 3148580 General Decline
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China = International Jew Industrial Machine

US = International Jew Police Force

 

China and the US work for the same bosses.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 05:33 | 3150112 lakecity55
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UK= Khazar Host country (HQ)

Russia= Khazar OPFOR

Iran= Still Holding Out

Africa= Next Khazr Victim

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 00:20 | 3148229 ebworthen
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Think of the British or French deploying troops to colonies and principalities where they invested that were already lost to the sands of history because their economic power had been subsumed.

The military response is like the reflex reaction after the body has been hit by the train or the bite of the poisonous snake.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 16:59 | 3149316 Cathartes Aura
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think of the British/French extending their fingers throughout the world via territories and banking - just because certain landmasses have been named differently doesn't necessarily mean they're not connected at higher levels.

it's like the "50" States, gathered under a "headquarters". . . in a District not even a part of the "nation" no less. . .

fascinating, hmm?

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 22:55 | 3148065 williambanzai7
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TRADE LIKE WARREN BUFFET

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 10:20 | 3148584 tip e. canoe
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one of your best duB7.    subtly brilliant.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 01:52 | 3148347 Never One Roach
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Somali Pirates Disclose They're A Goldman Sachs Subsidiary

 

A mosquito-boat’s worth of Somali pirates stunned the courtroom today when they disclosed their entire piracy enterprise was in fact a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs.

 

The pirate, who said he earned a bonus of $48 million in dubloons last year, elaborated on the nature of the Somalis’ work for Goldman, explaining that the pirates forcibly attacked ships that Goldman had already shorted…

 

http://consumerist.com/2010/04/27/somali-pirates-disclose-theyre-a-goldm...

 

Holy smokes! I had no idea this was going on....

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 23:52 | 3148177 news printer
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Zimbabwe school of economics - Marc Faber


http://youtu.be/SBI2mCx3b4A

 

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 13:55 | 3148969 HardlyZero
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We do have to learn to do more with less.  Maybe Zimbabwe will lead the way?  Once we learn how to live with hyper-inflation it should all be a snap.  Maybe make some more visits over there and learn how they survived their hyper-inflation...and drop off some care packages.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 01:10 | 3148297 diogeneslaertius
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this

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 23:04 | 3148084 George Washington
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That is laugh-out-loud funny!  What do the Chinese characters say?

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 10:42 | 3148622 AnAnonymous
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That is not chinese.

It reads:

"Americanism is the way to go"

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 17:22 | 3149344 TheFourthStooge-ing
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AnAnonymous said:

That is not chinese.

It reads:

"Americanism is the way to go"

Nope. It reads:

"Chinese citizenism is building many new roads."

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 05:26 | 3148502 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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It says "choose one from corumn A and get scallion pancake for $4.00"

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 00:22 | 3148231 john39
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Chairman Mao saves the world revolutionary spirit... Or something like that.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 03:06 | 3148421 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Or "Help! I'm being held hostage in a Chinese propaganda poster factory."

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 03:47 | 3148450 williambanzai7
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That would be a funny satire for the Chinese

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 04:02 | 3148464 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Where's AnAnonymous? Let's see if we can get him to crack a smile.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 04:23 | 3148480 CompassionateFascist
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Well, he's got us on this one. Chinese send job, build road, even reduce local population of wild puppy...US citizenist citizens, practicing American citizenship at its finest, send troops, drones, and death. 

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 10:06 | 3148594 Mi Naem
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CompassionateFascist

You definitely win the Best Moniker prize!

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 16:04 | 3149223 CompassionateFascist
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CompassionateFascism will change the world. 

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 04:24 | 3148481 CrockettAlmanac.com
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When it comes to practicing Americanism the Chinese are no slouches.

 

Chinese troops have been seen on the streets of Zimbabwe's third largest city, Mutare, according to local witnesses. They were seen patrolling with Zimbabwean soldiers before and during Tuesday's ill-fated general strike called by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

 

 

Earlier, 10 Chinese soldiers armed with pistols checked in at the city's Holiday Inn along with 70 Zimbabwean troops.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/chinese-troops-are-on-the...

 

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 14:19 | 3149005 rlouis
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Worth noting the article date is April 8, 2008 -

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 14:33 | 3149044 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Yep. They're beating us to it. Out-Americaning the Americans is a most inscrutable path, grasshopper.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 12:34 | 3148588 tip e. canoe
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funny you mention that crock, cuz i happen to read ananons' posts as an extremely subversive critique of what's happening in China right now written by a disillusioned clique in the fifty-cent army.   hence, the "americans", "americanism", etc. in quotes.    it's like whomever is sharing the ananon avatar are talking to each other, warning each other (and those of us who are willing to look with a dispassionate eye) as to what's coming.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 16:55 | 3149306 Cathartes Aura
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I like your version of AnAny tip e. - there are definitely more than a couple of voices in the words typed, would be awesome to think something subversive, and sarcastic, is pointing the finger of resistance to being absorbed by the global-izzm story.

perhaps the "an  anonymous" is a clue?   *smiles*

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 17:19 | 3149341 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

I like your version of AnAny tip e. - there are definitely more than a couple of voices in the words typed, would be awesome to think something subversive, and sarcastic, is pointing the finger of resistance to being absorbed by the global-izzm story.

shhhhhh ............. akak and I are providing cover by running interference for them .... I mean him ... oops, dammit .... ummmmmm ....

Confucius say: "Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single crap on the roadside."

damn, I almost messed up everything

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 18:07 | 3149405 Cathartes Aura
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lol, who knows what subversions you & the akak might be running. . . everyone has their story, and subsequently their role to play in life.

perspectives - we all has one, eh!   maybe they're like fingerprints, or DNA, no two alike.   but then we'll have to allow the others theirs, yes?

I do know you're both hella smart, even if I don't always agree.

((and now, totally off topic, but for your eyes only "rockin' the wolf on yer noggin?" in case you've not seen it))

 

 

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 21:25 | 3149688 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Cathartes Aura said:

((and now, totally off topic, but for your eyes only "rockin' the wolf on yer noggin?" in case you've not seen it))

Gotta love a song extolling the coolness of thrift shops. It reminds me of an occasion back in 1993 or 1994 when the band Ancient Chinese Penis* performed at the Mantis Gallery in Kent, Ohio. Earlier in the day, some friends of a friend took the band to a big thrift store in Cuyahoga Falls and, as I recall, they were dazzled by the spectacular fabulosity of it.

*Yes, that was the name of the band. They put on a good show, playing pseudo-punk with a humorous, exaggerated affectation of flamboyance. Toward the end of the show, they gradually stripped, and ended up playing their last two or three songs, including their signature tune, totally nude.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 22:58 | 3149803 Cathartes Aura
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hahahhh, "spectacular fabulosity" - truth!

what I love about Macklemore is his honesty, and his heart - that and the fact that he's big DIYculture, right down to this debut album "The Heist" which is full of great beats AND lyrics, and they did it themselves, no major label ownership/fiat.

wouldn't put it past 'em to emulate the ACPenis at some point, 'cause they.  just. don't. care. !!

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 04:27 | 3148485 CompassionateFascist
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Not soldiers. Puppy Hunters. 

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 21:52 | 3147958 joego1
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Africans would rather make shoes than play drones and CDs? Go figure.

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 20:38 | 3147852 Everybodys All ...
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O'Homie wants to be safe on his return.

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 20:07 | 3147792 Reptil
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where's Kony when you need him?

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 04:16 | 3148476 CompassionateFascist
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still chasing the Invisible Children

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 19:19 | 3147693 pitz
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That'll teach those African muslims who made the mistake of joining Islam instead of joining SUKI (tm), The New World Religion (tm) -- motherfucking Japanese religion. 

 

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 19:01 | 3147676 dark pools of soros
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Blood money flows through Africa forever

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 23:55 | 3148185 Silver Bug
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The war of terror continues! What a waste of money and lives.

 

http://marcfabersblog.blogspot.ca/

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 10:48 | 3148628 Dexter Morgan
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We support your war of terror.---Borat

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 10:00 | 3148592 smlbizman
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....they hate us for our freedom...or democracy goose pate style.....

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 09:27 | 3148574 Crassus
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Anyone wanting potable water, food, shelter, clothing, medicine, education and employment fits the profile of a potential terrorist. Anyone who wants a ground-to-air instead of an air-to-ground economy in their nation or region is a threat. Anyone wishing to own a business instead of being an employee in a huge international corporate franchise is a potential terrorist.  Anyone who rebels against overarching patent and copyright treaties that not only patent the mouse trap but copyright the idea of trapping mice fits the profile. It will be difficult for the media to hide the major underlying economic component of the War On Terror in Africa as we come in direct conflict with the Chinese investment of their endless supply of U.S. paper in real wealth African resources and labor.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 16:49 | 3149298 Cathartes Aura
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It will be difficult for the media to hide the major underlying economic component of the War On Terror in Africa as we come in direct conflict with the Chinese investment of their endless supply of U.S. paper in real wealth African resources and labor.

it will be interesting to see if the "media" even touch this as a subject - more likely there will be trrrrst stories at first to plant the meme, then full on ignoring of the subject, in favour of more circus, as the bread dwindles.

helps that the average amrkn attention span is down to a few minutes at best, before the commercial break fridge raid.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 23:47 | 3149880 Seer
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"Human rights abuse," the lefties fall for this every time!  It creates the necessary debate of "what are we going to do about that problem?" when the question of "why the fuck should we be meddling?" is never asked...

The religious fascists on the right join forces with the idiot left to garner enough critical mass to cook up yet another war.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 17:07 | 3149326 TheFourthStooge-ing
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it will be interesting to see if the "media" even touch this as a subject

The media won't even look in the general direction of this unless explicitly instructed to do so by the "instructors".

helps that the average amrkn attention span is down to a few minutes at best, before the commercial break fridge raid.

[heard on the TV]: something ... something ... Africa ... something ... something ... economic ... something ... something ...

amrkn: "... dammit, where'd I put the remote?"

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 18:11 | 3149409 Cathartes Aura
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absolutely agree, and yet they'll leak versions in places, they usually do - it's the places & versions that I like to look out for, because the agenda is most obvious around the edges.

it's like the edge pieces of the jigsaw puzzle, the frame holds the picture.

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