Friday, February 23, 2007
Africa the US’s New Middle East?
Recently the US government announced the formation of AFRICOM, but in the same breath said it has nothing to do with grabbing Africa’s resources or countering China (which is buying up Africa’s resources with its huge dollar reserves). But in 2006 the US got more crude oil from Africa than from the Middle East. You can bet that it will be AFRICOM’s job to protect that supply line.