Monday, 27 January 2014

The USA v. China in South Sudan - Another Proxy War ?


If one asks the question “who benefits from the South Sudanese civil war?” the answer is clear. The USA is presently the ONLY beneficiary of the ongoing horrors in South Sudan for this latest round of conflict has once again shut down the Chinese run oil fields in the country.

The USA has determined that its in its “national interests” to deprive China of access to Africa’s oil fields and has succeeded in its goal of again shutting down Chinese oil production in Sudan, the only majority Chinese owned oil field in Africa.

What other evidence links the USA to the South Sudanese civil war? Thanks to Wikileaks we know that the USA via the CIA has been paying the salaries of the South Sudanese Army (SPLA) since 2009. In other words, both the soldiers (“rebels”) supporting Riek Machar and the soldier supporting President Salva Kiir are being paid by the USA, paid to kill each other? Don’t take my word for it, go check Wikileaks.

Another question NOT being asked by the international  media is how is Riek Machar funding his army? Where is he getting the funds to pay for his soldiers ammunition, the fuel to run their trucks and equipment, to pay for their food? Where is this money coming from in a country complete destroyed by the ongoing fighting? If its coming from funds stolen by Riek Machar while he was Vice President of South Sudan, where are the funds deposited and how is he accessing them?
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/01/23/the-usa-v-china-in-south-sudan/

The fact that the CIA is involved, and that Chinese interests are at risk is a huge red flag. The public version of this conflict is that it is an internal power struggle between two tribal groups in Sudan. This may be true, but there is also the likelihood that this fighting was encouraged and sustained through outside influence.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2014.]

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