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 - 14:21 | 3149010 DaveyJones
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well said. We're a living science fiction novel

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 10:16 | 3148603 SWRichmond
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The government is the only one with money anymore, and that which they have is now largely printed, but spend it they will.  Government contracting has been a growth industry...forever.  War is the health of the state.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 02:04 | 3148327 SafelyGraze
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when we (and our allies) have taken over africa and asia and south america and australia, then there will be peace.

and prosperity.

and freedom.

plus also the democracy

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 11:06 | 3148654 Popo
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The world ends in Africa.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 13:50 | 3148964 HardlyZero
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Back to the Future.  ... and Certain Woods and Tropical Fruits of war.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 21:07 | 3149671 economics9698
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A bunch of bull shit from ZOG. The bastards know the Chinese are there and the USA African Corps is coming to pick a fight. Fucking bull shit puppet president.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 22:14 | 3149718 philipat
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The US and Europe ignored Africa for decades until the Chinese stepped in. It's easier of course for Chinese mercantilism to deal with corrupt African dictators because they don't have to worry about FCPA, Sarbanes-Oxley and other such Western niceties. So Military intervention by The US is the logical option.

"The war on terror". Coming shortly to a Continent near you.

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