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The US in Libya are not at war with Gaddafi, and with China
Material posted: Publication date: 10-06-2011

What is really the Americans doing in Libya and how much it costs, asked members of Congress to President Barack Obama. On Monday, his press Secretary gave the answer: those who demand to clarify the objectives and role of the U.S. in operations against the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, "is an unconstructive position". That is, to ask such questions improper, distinguished members of Congress. If everyone knew the answer, but to say it aloud is impossible.

The US in Libya are not at war with Gaddafi, and with China, says Republican Paul Craig Roberts, who served under President Ronald Reagan Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. Since he is no longer a state official, can afford to call a spade a spade. In the magazine Foreign Policy Journal, Roberts writes that"the protests against Gaddafi, apparently, were organized by the CIA in the Eastern part of Libya, where 80 percent of oil reserves and where there are significant Chinese investment in the energy sector".

Version is very similar to the truth. According to the Ministry of Commerce of China, by March, when we started military operation in Libya worked 75 major Chinese companies, they have signed contracts on $18 billion of the Chinese company because of the military actions in Libya are expecting gigantic losses.

Looks like Qaddafi is really a good reason to deal with China, which in recent years has literally bought up the entire continent of Africa. If in 1995 the volume of trade of China with Africa was $6 billion, in 2010 it exceeded $130 billion According to the southern African Standard Bank, by 2015, only China's direct investments in African countries reached $50 billion China is currently Africa receives 28% of its oil imports, and this figure will grow: the Chinese company one after another there acquire the largest deposits.

Chinese expansion in Africa — focused and well-organized. Chinese companies are more willing mastered the mineral resources of Africa, state-sponsored low-interest lending to banks and investment risks are covered by a specially established China-Africa Development Fund(assets of $5 billion). In most African countries has a permanent trade mission of the PRC. Opened in Beijing the China-Africa chamber of Commerce, talks are underway about creating a free trade zone with the countries of Southern Africa. China intends to create in Africa five free economic zones and the first is already created in the"copper belt" of Zambia.

Feature of Chinese expansion that China doesn't ask awkward questions about human rights, reforms and democracy, as do companies from Europe or the USA. Sudan, which for political reasons is many years out of the access of Western oil companies, has become one of the key suppliers of oil to the Chinese market. But to support the repressive regime of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, the Chinese are not afraid in 2008 to use the veto in the UN Security Council; but it was the access to the extraction of diamonds and platinum.

While the world looked with horror at the bloody repression of protests in Guinea in September 2009, the PRC announced that there are plans to strengthen economic presence. The Chinese will invest up to $7 billion in the construction of infrastructure and housing. In exchange, the military junta allowed the Chinese to promising oil fields.

Together with economic power China has acquired in Africa and a strong political weight. There he builds roads and schools, lends to African governments and increasingly dictates the rules. And, of course, stumbles upon the discontent of Americans, who can't say the same. Demonstration click on a nose at the end of 2008 received IMF: after spending several years discussing the loan agreement with Angolan government, the IMF prior to its signing learned that this country has already got a cheap Chinese long-term loan of $2 billion and his help is not needed. The same is then repeated in Chad, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda.

So, it is clear the U.S. desire to slow down the establishment of Chinafrica, albeit under the pretext of supporting freedom-loving Libyan rebels.



Tags: USA , China , Libya

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