Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Africa – Where the Next US Oil Wars Will Be

by BAR Managing Editor Bruce Dixon

On Feb. 7 George Bush announced the formation of AFRICOM, a new Pentagon command which will, under the pretext of the so-called "Global War On Terror", plan and execute its oil and resource wars on the African continent. What does this mean to African Americans? And to Africans? BAR consults Prexy Nesbitt, an architect of the anti-apartheid struggles of the 70s and 80s.

The Pentagon does not admit that a ring of permanent US military bases is operating or under construction throughout Africa. But nobody doubts the American military buildup on the African continent is well underway. From oil rich northern Angola up to Nigeria, from the Gulf of Guinea to Morocco and Algeria, from the Horn of Africa down to Kenya and Uganda, and over the pipeline routes from Chad to Cameroon in the west, and from Sudan to the Red Sea in the east, US admirals and generals have been landing and taking off, meeting with local officials. They've conducted feasibility studies, concluded secret agreements, and spent billions from their secret budgets.
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link (correct the http part and it works). I love reading unsubstantiated rhetoric.

RandallJones said...

Dear Mr. or Ms. Anonymous,

Thank for taking the time to post a comment on my blog. I have corrected the link, it is working now.

As for your claim that the article is unsubstantiated, the article has links throughout it to substantiate what it is saying. I suspect because you do not like the information it is providing, is the main reason you call it "unsubstantiated."