It is a geographical accident that crude oil is found in many Middle Eastern countries populated and ruled by Muslims. But as a matter of fact crude oil is a world resource and so only North America and Europe would decide the exploration, extraction, refining and marketing of the commodity That is the view of the neo imperialists.
The latest casualty of this doctrine is Mali an African country.
The goal of this new war is no other than stripping yet another country of its natural resources by securing the access of international corporations to do it.
France is supported by other NATO members. US is providing intelligence . Of course everyone wants a share in the rich booty by replacing one corrupt Admin by another corrupt set of politicians as we saw in Libya.The goal is exploitation.
If we are to believe what the French say( as we believed the Americans about Iraq) we are misled again about the real reasons. A look at Mali’s natural resources
Mali’s Petroleum potential has been documented since the 1970’s Mali could also provide a strategic transport route for Sub-Saharan oil and gas exports
Gold: Mali: Africa’s third largest gold producer.
The country also has significant amount of Uranium, diamonds, precious stones, iron ore, bauxite and manganese rock deposits copper marble etc.
Traditional colonialism of 18th century is dead we think ( we thought) but it is actively alive and kicking in more exploitative forms throughout the world.
This post was submitted by pa.amin.