We’ve written about this before HERE. Sudan has a lot of oil; most of it is in South Sudan but there is a bit just north of the South Sudanese border as well. Both Sudans collectively rank 30th in the world in oil production (see HERE). The South Sudanese (trained by U.S. military) have overtaken an oil field just slightly outside the border of South Sudan – the Heglig oil field. Historically – the South Sudanese were doormats for the North Sudanese militias; however – now having had been organized and trained by American forces…they’re now strong enough to invade North Sudan. And Sudan is right on the border with Uganda where our troops have already been
protecting the Ugandan people from Joseph Kony preparing the country for Euro-American dominance of their oil supply.
Imperialism doesn’t work unless the more powerful country is able to exert it’s control and dominant influence over the “weaker country”; we have a role and South Sudan has a role. And in that way – it has been a perfect relationship. It’s like cops and robbers – someone has to be the cop and someone has to be the robber. Well…we’re the imperialist country (HI!) and <insert oil rich country here> is the “weaker country” with which we are able to exert economic dominance over. We don’t make the rules of the game – we just make sure those rules never change.
You might remember George Clooney recently being arrested as he protested outside the Sudanese embassy (see HERE), and you may remember President Obama sending 100 “advisory troops” to the 4 country region to protect the African people in oil rich country. We’re very, very good at protecting people in countries with large supplies of natural resources; it’s practically a gift we have. The bottom line is that we all need to remember – we’re there
for the oil to protect the African people.
We believe that the current crisis can be resolved through negotiated and agreed upon solutions,” South Sudan’s U.N. envoy Agnes Oswaha told reporters.
“We are not going to go for the offense because we are for peace,” she said. “However, we will stand on the defense and defend our territory.”
Distrust runs deep between the neighbors, who are at loggerheads over the position of their border, how much the landlocked south should pay to transport its oil through Sudan, and the division of national debt, among other issues.
South Sudan has accused Sudan of launching air strikes on some of its major oilfields. Sudan has denied launching air strikes but said its ground forces had attacked southern artillery positions that had fired on the north.
You can see the Heglig oil field is right on the border of South and North Sudan.
We like to write about Sudan and you can find those articles HERE.
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