Obama opens new Africa "oil front"

Monday, 17 October 2011

The U.S. is starting a new military action abroad, this time - in Africa. President Obama announced that he sends to Uganda 100 commandos to fight the extremist group, "the Lord's Resistance Army" (LRA) and that if necessary, military action will be conducted in four countries - Uganda, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the youngest state of the planet of the South Sudan, which proclaimed independence in July of this year.Direct participation of Americans in combat operations is not provided - they are supposed to use the weapon "just in self-defense," knows "Kommersant".Part of the contingent had already arrived in Africa, other advisers will catch up within a month.The purpose of the operation - to neutralize the LRA."LRA" is an armed struggle since 1987.Its leader, a former Catholic priest Joseph Kony proclaimed himself a "prophet." He declares that the LRA is fighting for the creation of the state, which would be based on the Bible and the Ten Commandments.In order to get a new community of "pure soul" thugs "prophet" cut out the entire population, and children stolen from them.Detachments of the LRA has killed tens of thousands of Africans.From 25 to 40 thousand children were kidnapped.In 2005, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Kony and four of his associates.Meanwhile, Washington, as experts believe, by sending special troops and advisers in Africa has an unspoken goal - clean up the area, which will be projected that are strategically important to U.S. oil pipelines from southern Sudan to the Atlantic coast of Africa.Power of the new state is seen as Washington's main strategic ally, and are ready to provide its territory for a U.S. military base in Africa.While Joseph Kony is not destroyed, the oil pipeline to start early.
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