female-war-victimTo America and some other countries of the advanced world, war is business and war is money. To an American politician, war isn't just business but a very profitable one. But how is war a "business" and how does war profit man? Who are the CEOs of war and what are their salaries?

In the case of Africa, the answer is quite simple. The more we fight and kill ourselves, the more profit (money) the outside world makes. In other words, even as we work very hard to achieve peace, unity and understanding, there are many agents in higher places also working extra hours to ensure there are wars and even more wars so they can convert some innocent blood into dollars and pounds.

This is the situation in Africa today and that is why every now and then you hear conflicts, political violence and rumors of war all across the continent.

Lets take the Darfur genocide for an example. Many of you have heard about Darfur and the deaths of untold number of people (some say about 500,000 although the true figure is far higher than that). However, not so many people seem to know the Sudan Darfur conflict was also a proxy war treated as a "business" transaction by the outside world.

Some major countries and corporations outside of Africa were making big money in Sudan while innocent people, including tiny little babies, were being butchered like animals.

Let's begin with China. Not long ago, Sudan which is now two countries (North and South), was one huge oil-rich country with the dictator Omar Al Bashir as president. Sudan's economy depended heavily on oil and China was a major buyer of the Sudanese oil. China used to to pay Sudan in American dollars for the oil they bought from Sudan. 

When the Sudan conflict started, China saw that as an opportunity to make some profit. The government of North Sudan with the dictator Omar Al-Bashir as president, was in total control of all the oil in Sudan. However, because of the war, the government needed more firearms, ammunition and other accessories of war. Not surprisingly, China was more than ready to exchange guns, bombs, etc. for oil. In other words, while NGOs and other peace groups were working very hard to help save lives in Darfur, China was busy making and supplying even more guns in exchange for oil and more oil. In other words, the Chinese firearm companies flourished while hundreds of thousands of innocent people were dying like flies in Darfur. 

Russia also had similar evil agenda which focused on gold and other Sudanese resources and joined hands with the Chinese government to make more profit in Sudan. In other words, China and Russia did not want the conflict to end because the longer the conflict continued, the more profit they made. Meanwhile, both Russia and China are permanent members of the UN Security Council with veto powers.

The United States came in to help the "underdogs" or the oil-rich South Sudan. Greater part of Sudan's oil lies in the South. In other words, South Sudan is far richer in oil than North Sudan. However, North Sudan with the crazy Omar Al Bashir as it's leader, had a very well-structured army and all the weapons and support needed to crush South Sudan where the opposition forces resided.

The United States and some major countries in Europe therefore decided to help South Sudan. Because of how the United States came in, it was impossible for them to openly make profit out of the war like China and Russia were doing so the United States decided to involve Israel. In other words, Israel came into the war just to work for America. Also, The United States knew that after the war, China, because of their evil deeds, would not be able to buy oil from the oil-rich South Sudan which could open up South Sudan's oil market to other major players (including the United States). Just like China and Russia, the USA also saw the Darfur confict as a business opportunity.

When I first heard about "Kony 2012", I wept and not just because of what Joseph Kony did over 3 decades ago but because of what the western world was going to do in Africa in the name of Joseph Kony. Joseph Kony (if he is still alive) is a very evil man but Joseph Kony did not start his evil deeds yesterday. Joseph Kony had been committing these atrocities for almost 3 decades and no western power came in to help.

The western world first mentioned Joseph Kony after oil discoveries were made in Uganda in 2006. Because the government and the people of Uganda knew the implications of Joseph Kony coming back to life, the government of Uganda made it very clear in 2007 that Joseph Kony had been captured and was no longer a threat. Joseph Kony reappeared in 2012 after more oil discoveries were made in Uganda in 2011 and this time around, the United States and friends were more than ready to send troops to the jungles of Uganda to go capture Joseph Kony.

Also, let's take Libya for example. Maybe Gaddafi was actually as bad as some people thought. However, compared to Omar Al Bashir of Sudan, Muammar Gaddafi was a living saint. Yet, America and friends under the banner of NATO, were more than ready to sponsor some armed groups to overthrow Gaddafi while Omar Al Bashir remained president. Omar Al Bashir was the worst leader in Africa and had been declared a war criminal by the international community yet remained president of Sudan and openly sold his oil at the international market. Had Gaddafi agreed to their "deals", Gaddafi could be alive today. The same applies to Saddam Hussein in the Middle East and others.

This is just an example of how western powers benefit from the deaths of untold number of people in Africa. They create and sponsor conflicts in Africa so as to benefit from the blood of the innocent. Almost all the wars and political conflicts in Africa today are somehow proxy wars purposely created and sponsored by western powers.

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Golam Kibria Palash
This is a rich analysis of real situations in Africa. It, in general, explores the worldwide scenario of what the developed world is really doing to the poor countries in the name of business (otherwise known as exploitation) and help-in-danger (which is better termed as a drama intended for defrauding innocent people). I like to give lots of thanks to the writer for such a clear and dashing analysis of the situation.