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Kenneth Anderson on the war in North Kivu

December 16, 2008

The recently intensified conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a proxy war intended to stifle Sino-Congolese economic cooperation and promised “mining reform.” Western media remain complicit in the operation by perpetuating the narrative charade of “ethnic tension.”

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F. William Engdahl has called the present situation in the Congo a US-backed “resources grab.” But he states this incorrectly.  Congolese resources were already grabbed — have been grabbed for quite sometime — by the United States and its allies.  What is going on now is not a new grab, per se, but the prevention of an above-the-board grab by China, which was seeking to cut out all those western corporate middle men who have been profiting handsomely for so long.

As simple as that. A surprisingly insightful and lucid text. You can find it here.

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  1. December 17, 2008 8:45 pm

    Hi,

    This is a great site!

    Thanks for the endorsement and your comment at Public Record.

    regards,

    Ken

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