USA vs. China In South Sudan
By Thomas C. Mountain
22 January, 2014
If one asks the question “who benefits from the South Sudanese civil
war?” the answer is clear. The USA is presently the ONLY beneficiary
of the ongoing horrors in South Sudan for this latest round of
conflict has once again shut down the Chinese run oil fields in the
The USA has determined that its in its “national interests” to deprive
China of access to Africa’s oil fields and has succeeded in its goal
of again shutting down Chinese oil production in Sudan, the only
majority Chinese owned oil field in Africa.
What other evidence links the USA to the South Sudanese civil war?
Thanks to Wikileaks we know that the USA via the CIA has been paying
the salaries of the South Sudanese Army (SPLA) since 2009. In other
words, both the soldiers (“rebels”) supporting Riek Machar and the
soldier supporting President Salva Kiir are being paid by the USA,
paid to kill each other? Don't take my word for it, go check
Another question NOT being asked by the international media is how is
Riek Machar funding his army? Where is he getting the funds to pay for
his soldiers ammunition, the fuel to run their trucks and equipment,
to pay for their food? Where is this money coming from in a country
complete destroyed by the ongoing fighting? If its coming from funds
stolen by Riek Machar while he was Vice President of South Sudan,
where are the funds deposited and how is he accessing them?
The USA prefers proxies to do its dirty work so as to keep its self
insulated from charges of foreign interference and to keep its “hands
clean” so to speak. The fact that “rebels” supporting Riek Machar have
been receiving weapons from Ethiopia is a matter of public record with
reports from the past year exposing what is just the tip of the
iceberg in the matter.
What is Ethiopia’s interest in this, isn't the Ethiopian regime a
“neutral party” hosting “peace talks”?
The fact that Ethiopia has some 10,000 soldiers/peacekeepers on the
Sudan/South Sudanese border this past year including the oil fields is
another matter being ignored by the media. Again, thanks to Wikileaks,
we know that Ethiopia has an ongoing fuel crisis and spends up to 75%
of its foreign currency earnings on fuel imports. The Sudanese oil
fields are the only immediately available supply for Ethiopia’s
problem and with Brazil promising to build a $1 billion railway from
the South Sudanese border to Addis Ababa this would be the quickest
solution to Ethiopia’s major headache.
I for one am really, really sick of Africans being portrayed as
tribalistic animals murdering each other in never ending slaughters
when the only real beneficiary of such are foreign powers, mainly the
USA and its western vassals. If one does just a little research into
these holocausts one begins to see who really benefits and when it
comes to the civil war in South Sudan the only party presently
benefiting from these crimes is the USA.
How this will play out will be an omen of things to come for the USA
and China are certain to be at odds in the future when it comes to
exploiting Africa’s oil fields which today supply half of the USA’s
Thomas C. Mountain is a life long revolutionary activist, educator and
cultural historian, living and writing from Eritrea since 2006. He can
be reached at thomascmountain_at_gmail_dot_com
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