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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:39 AM

Is the United States Moving to Africa?

http://watchingamerica.com/News/190489/is-the-united-states-moving-to-africa/

Is the United States Moving to Africa?
Milli Gazete, Turkey
By Sadrettin Karaduman
Translated By Dayla Rogers
1 January 2013
Edited by Kyrstie Lane

This time the U.S. has turned its gaze to Africa. The Pentagon has pushed the button to send troops to 35 African countries in the name of the “war on terror.” Kenya, the homeland of Obama's father, is on the list of nations slated for military intervention.

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Strategic interests lie beneath the United States' efforts to create such a comprehensive program to threaten Africa's security. It is thought that competition with China drives this military policy.

America wants to prevent China from winning over the African people by preventing a large Chinese population from entering the continent. America has for some time been discomforted by China's activities in Africa. In order to maintain its control of intelligence and logistics in the region, it has boosted its military presence.

One of the world's key sea routes is found within AFRICOM's jurisdiction. Africa produces 7 percent of the world's petrol. Thirty percent of the world's gold also comes from there. South Africa alone is home to 35 percent of the gold reserves in the world. Ever since rich colonialists set foot on African soil 500 years ago, they have left the place destitute. Westerners have controlled the continent more than Africans for centuries. The U.S., in particular, has been interested in these resources in recent years. This is because the U.S. imports 60 percent of the petrol that it consumes, and 15 percent of this comes from Africa. By 2025 this percentage will rise to 25.

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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:23 AM

1. Sure, why not? But South America looks good, too:

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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:10 PM

2. i've been saying to everyone I know who's staying in the army

expect to serve time in Africa before you get out. That's where I think the next big war is going to be.

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