If U.S. oil companies had billions of dollars invested in both Sudan and South Sudan oil fields, surely we would expect the United States government to step in with “peacekeepers” to prevent a destructive war between the two sides.
But in the case of these two African countries, it is the People’s Republic of China which has their oil interests in jeopardy.
What would our reaction be to Chinese troops occupying the region?
This question opens up a whole new line of thought, should former foes Germany, Japan, Italy or even Vietnam send their armed forces into other embattled countries where coincidentally they too have economic interests.
Colonialism isn’t dead; it’s just now called “private foreign investment”, still enforced by governmental muscle.
<IMHO Fred Jacobsen
- Witness: Warplanes bomb South Sudan (cnn.com)
- South Sudan president accuses Sudan of declaring war (news.blogs.cnn.com)
- Sudan declared war on our country (EndtheLie.com)
- Explaining the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan (abc.net.au)
- South Sudan-The Sudan Appear on Cusp of War (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
- South Sudan Says Sudan Launches Attacks (abcnews.go.com)
- ‘Hundreds killed’ in battle for Sudanese oil field (abc.net.au)
- Crude advances in Asia on supply concerns (dawn.com)
- Chinese money to ‘settle’ Sudanese oil divorce? (rt.com)