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Is Africa becoming the next "Middle East"?


With the U.S. government employing military advisers into this region are we seeing another Viet Nam/Iraq/Libya in the making? I for one would never say that the International Oil Cartels and other International Corporations/Governments are licking their chops to gain full control of this area.

Back ground:

An overwhelming majority of South Sudanese voted in a January 2011 referendum to secede and become Africa's first new country since Eritrea split from Ethiopia in 1993. The new nation stands to benefit from inheriting the bulk of Sudan's oil wealth, but continuing disputes between Sudan and South Sudan and a lack of economic development cloud South Sudan's immediate future. (BBC)

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) January 2012 — A South Sudan official says the country is shutting down its oil production because Sudan is stealing its oil. (Not paying them for what they were promised)

Current exploitation opportunities:

(From Wikipedia) _ The economy of South Sudan is one of the world's weakest and most underdeveloped (ripe for exploitation) with South Sudan having little existing infrastructure and the highest maternal mortality and female illiteracy rates in the world as of 2011. South Sudan exports timber to the international market. The region also contains many undeveloped natural resources (trillions of dollars) such as petroleum, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold, and hydropower. The country's economy, as in many other developing countries, is heavily dependent on agriculture. (Many in the developed countries want it kept undeveloped)


The oilfields in the South have kept the region's economy alive since 1999. However, after South Sudan became an independent nation in July 2011, southern and northern negotiators were not immediately able to reach an agreement on how to split the revenue from these southern oilfields. It is estimated that around (80%) of the untapped oil deposit in Sudan is in South Sudan. The oil revenues according to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), were split equally for the duration of the agreement period. Since South Sudan relies on pipelines, refineries, and Port Sudan's facilities to the Red Sea
in Sudan, the agreement stated that the government of Sudan in Khartoum would receive 50% share of all oil revenues. This arrangement was maintained during the second period of autonomy from 2005 to 2011. A similar arrangement is likely to continue during the independence era of South Sudan, with northern negotiators reportedly pressing for a deal maintaining the 50–50 split of oil revenues and the South Sudanese holding out for more favorable terms. Oil revenues constitute more than 98% of the government of South Sudan's budget according to the southern government's Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and this has amounted to more than $8 billion in revenue since the signing of the peace agreement. (Currently, Sudan is keeping most of the revenues from these sales to the International Oil Cartels) _

South Sudan's economy is currently under pressure to diversify away from oil by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquartered in Washington, D.C..

Evidently this untapped oil is not needed at the moment by the International Oil Cartels! Control the area and save the oil until its more profitable!

My Question: Is there any real difference between the Democratic or Republican Parties? Their rhetoric is the same! This time its the Democrats that are sending military advisers into Africa!


"EX UMBRA IN SOLEMN" (From the Shadow into the Light)

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