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US stepped up in China's patrimony: USNS Carson City enters Nigeria's oil industry

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The US Navy decided to step up in one of the African "oil" directions. Aware of the fact that China is investing more and more in developing African infrastructure, Washington decided to act in ways familiar to itself - by demonstrating military force with statements of partnership, the development of democracy and assistance in security matters.




Nigeria became the “random” way the country the US offers assistance in safe shipping. This state is at the 13 place in the world and at the 1 place in Africa in terms of oil production. And the authorities of this particular country, the Americans proposed a partnership in the field of safe shipping.

A few days ago, the USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) Spearhead, an American high-speed landing catamaran with more than 300 marines, dropped into the port of the largest Nigerian city of Lagos. This is the same catamaran that appears both in the Black and Baltic Seas - not far from the sea borders of Russia.

Americans offer Nigerians a “development of a joint mission” to patrol the waters of the Gulf of Guinea. It is through this bay that the main export of Nigerian (and indeed all African) oil goes by sea.



Negotiations were held with the commander of the Navy of Nigeria M. Madugu and representatives of the political authorities of the African state with large oil reserves. The US side was represented at the talks by Rear Admiral John Gumbleton, Deputy Chief of Navy Strategy, Resources and Plans for Europe, and Kathleen Fitzgibbon, US Deputy Ambassador to Nigeria. In the US they say that the issues of safe shipping and the development of US-Nigerian diplomatic contacts were discussed.

The results of the negotiations have not yet been reported.

Reference: China ranks first in terms of imports and investment in the oil industry of Nigeria. The same situation has developed for a number of other African countries. Recently, more and more often, the African continent is called the Chinese patrimony. In one of the African countries, the only (so far) overseas PLA naval base is located in Djibouti.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 7 August 2019 07: 26
    +6
    It seems to be who first got up - that and slippers.
    China has invested a lot of money, built a lot of things, but now it's time to reap the benefits.
    Here is the "reaper" and showed up.
    Soon there will not be a single country in which China has a good position so that the United States does not get in with its democracy.
    Everywhere there will be sticks in the wheels to push.
    But it’s hard for them to get into China itself. Muzzle did not come out. But for the next 100 years (or rather forever), attempts will not stop.
    Until, for starters, the color revolution is muddied, in the end, they will not fall apart.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 7 August 2019 07: 37
      +5
      The next redivision of the world is approaching ... We would not be "divided" ...
      1. ssergey1978
        ssergey1978 7 August 2019 13: 20
        +1
        We have already been divided. IMHO.
    2. Greenwood
      Greenwood 7 August 2019 07: 39
      0
      Quote: Victor_B
      color revolution will not be muddied
      It is unlikely. Asian communist regimes proved to be orders of magnitude more stable than European and Soviet. Attempts at an unconstitutional change of government will be thwarted very quickly.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 7 August 2019 07: 48
        0
        Quote: Greenwood
        It is unlikely. Asian communist regimes proved to be orders of magnitude more stable than European and Soviet. Attempts at an unconstitutional change of government will be thwarted very quickly.

        For now, yes.
        But the states are in no hurry. The USSR was destroyed for 80 years. And ruined.
        And 40 years ago there simply were no such technologies. Almost 100 percent success gives.
        You say - well, where there! Far from 100%, but if you try again 50 years, success is guaranteed.
        And here is the same success against the United States itself ... Dreams ... This should be the task - to destroy hundreds of billions of dollars due to the collapse and year after year.
        Immediately realizing that this will happen in 80-100 years and current politicians and children will not find them.
        Immediately the question is - is it not better to spend these funds on oneself, loved ones?
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 7 August 2019 07: 27
    +2
    The United States Steps Up in the "Chinese Fiefdom": The Entry of "Carson City" into Oil-rich Nigeria
    China is high time to come to Mexico with a friendly visit.
    1. Greenwood
      Greenwood 7 August 2019 07: 42
      -1
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      China is high time to come to Mexico with a friendly visit.
      Then it's better to Cuba. A more suitable place to project your ambitions under the nose of the United States.
      1. ssergey1978
        ssergey1978 7 August 2019 13: 22
        +2
        I think China does not need Cuba. More precisely, China knows how to count money, and Cuba is a bottomless barrel to absorb other people's money.
  3. andrewkor
    andrewkor 7 August 2019 07: 48
    +5
    With all the shoals in the US Navy with Ford, Zumwald and other innovations, we must give credit to ordinary American shipbuilders. They created a powerful fleet!
    1. Private-K
      Private-K 7 August 2019 08: 55
      -2
      And the current quality of the crews of the ships will drill through everything.
      1. Greenwood
        Greenwood 7 August 2019 10: 55
        0
        Quote: Private-K
        And current quality
        And how do you know what quality the crews have? Have you seen them in combat conditions, talked personally?
        1. Private-K
          Private-K 7 August 2019 16: 51
          +1
          Saw.
          I saw what files allow cruising officers. Cruising, Karl! Elite Nevi US.
          I saw a bunch of aircraft carrier crews - nothing to do with those guys who fought with the Pacific Ocean or trained during the Cold War. Even anthropology is different.
          I saw the crew of the headquarters ship, which cannot be called anything other than a chantrop ...
          Yes, there are correct ones.but such drowning in the mass of negativity.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 August 2019 08: 06
    +3
    Americans offer Nigerians "development of a joint mission" ...
    It is better to stay away from American offers of help, joint missions, and other "services". The main reason for the activation of the Americans is, of course, oil and its transportation routes. The Chinese need to bring several of their warships to the area so that the Americans have no illusions about ousting China.
    1. Hto tama
      Hto tama 7 August 2019 08: 56
      +1
      I agree with you completely, if only China has the will to do so. Once again, it will remain silent, or they will make another Chinese warning yes .The Chinese leadership, like ours, does not aggravate, and the states perceive this policy as weakness and fuel more and more. Our leadership made the only right move regarding the Crimea, and then again concerns. It came to the point that the Japanese began to protest because I don’t remember our Kurils during the Soviet era. The West perceives only the politics of power, the example of the DPRK and Iran. The truth with Iran is not yet closed, but the states do not act like a swoop.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 7 August 2019 09: 16
        +1
        if only China has the will to do so
        In the South China Sea, there was enough will. True, there were defended disputed islands, which they consider their own, and their own territory next to each other. I just expressed my vision of the situation.
        1. Hto tama
          Hto tama 7 August 2019 09: 30
          0
          The situation in the South China Sea was unambiguous for China, either to show will or to lose the right to these islands. And in all other situations, China prefers to remain silent or express concerns, recalls Venezuela, where China’s position remains unclear. Perhaps Chinese companies preferred to come to an agreement with states request but somehow this question has calmed down.
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 7 August 2019 08: 12
    +4
    China ranks first in terms of imports and investment in the oil industry of Nigeria. The same situation has developed and will not give way. And for a number of other African countries.
    Ten years ago, all over Africa there were Chinese once, twice, and there was a lack of oil purchases, and first of all, the "fin whales" were in the lead, the Indians in the fishing industry, but then everything began to change rapidly. Previously, there were up to 50 tankers on the roadstead of Lagos, and most of them went to the states, but already five years ago the Chinaezians gradually ousted the statesmen. The region of Nigeria is the most pirate-prone, and this is more likely thanks to the "fin whales", the entire "oil industry" is guarded by the military and PMCs, convoys of suppliers are guarded (along the rivers) by "gunboats", and there are guards on drilling rigs. The Chinese are already there. The fishing industry of Mauritania for five years, is also their fiefdom, pushing the Indians out of the sales market, and also purchasing all the old secular / Russian trawlers in Mauritania now, as in China. Trawlers supply Chinese tankers, fish are taken out and sold across Africa by Chinese transports. After the collapse of the USSR, we missed Africa, now the "fin whales" are trying to seize the initiative, but the Chinese have already grabbed the "black continent" with a "stranglehold".
    1. Vadim02rus
      Vadim02rus 7 August 2019 10: 54
      0
      What do you mean by "fin whales"?
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 7 August 2019 21: 16
        0
        Finwhal is a whale of the "minke" family.
        1. Vadim02rus
          Vadim02rus 8 August 2019 08: 32
          0
          Finwhal is a whale of the "minke" family.

          I’m aware of this. In this context, what does whales have to do with the topic? Do you identify U.S. Hey with whales?
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 8 August 2019 09: 15
            0
            No with their striped flag.
            1. Vadim02rus
              Vadim02rus 8 August 2019 13: 06
              0
              Why then not badgers? There are also stars on the flag. Finwalk chasing starfish? laughing
  6. Vitaly Tsymbal
    Vitaly Tsymbal 7 August 2019 08: 23
    +3
    I don’t understand why (based on what data) the author decided that Nigeria is the patrimony of China? Nigeria is a territory of risky investment, therefore, many countries invest money in the development of the economy, but not much in a specific industry.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 7 August 2019 10: 03
      +2
      According to investment figures. The author is right. China is investing more in Africa than the rest of the investors combined.
      There will be opposition, because the Chinese are racists. And African blacks feel it. On the other hand, the Chinese do not care which dictator is in power. At least an eater, at least someone. And no ideology. The leaders of the African countries naturally like this.
      1. Vitaly Tsymbal
        Vitaly Tsymbal 7 August 2019 10: 21
        0
        I'm not talking about Africa, I'm specifically talking about Nigeria. China has long had influence in Africa, in the 70-80s of the 20th century, its influence on the African continent was very strong and it was not connected not so much with the economy as with ideology. Investments are not an indicator of "patrimony" and an example of such a situation is Russia-Ukraine. Russia invests most of all in Ukraine, but who today would call Ukraine the patrimony of Russia ???
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 7 August 2019 10: 46
          +1
          Now China is not engaged in ideology. Only money.
          And a comparison with Russian investments is not serious. Different weight categories. All Russian investments are 0 ... 0..1% (at random) from Chinese. China is investing trillions of dollars worldwide to strengthen its exports and its economy.
          1. Vitaly Tsymbal
            Vitaly Tsymbal 7 August 2019 13: 54
            0
            But as for ideology, I disagree with you. The Chinese model of socialism based on Maoism is being promoted everywhere. It's just that we in Russia have abandoned the word ideology, we now depict it in investments: a lot of investment is the best idea. We have been drugged with hybrid and information wars, but they forget (?) To talk about the struggle of ideologies in the world: for example, about the ideology of a consumer society, Islamic ideology, Chinese, etc. Probably because we have no ideology. If we can compete on the "fronts" of hybrid and information wars, then on the ideological one - we are not, there is nothing to "fight" with.
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 7 August 2019 15: 01
              0
              In China, there really is no socialism anymore. Capitalism and power are the ruling party, which so far, for tactical reasons, calls itself communist.
              Exactly the same pattern was in Japan after the war, and later in South Korea. First: semi-state semi-private capital and irremovable ruling party. Then: private capital and ordinary parliament.
              China confidently repeats their path.
              1. Vitaly Tsymbal
                Vitaly Tsymbal 7 August 2019 15: 57
                +1
                Again, I disagree with you, although the analogy you indicated is quite consistent. But it is consistent only in comparison in the framework of the interpretation of classical socialism in the USSR by the Brezhnev Central Committee of the CPSU - as a stage in the construction of a COMMUNIST society, but even Lenin admitted the existence of private property under socialism (NEP). If you are familiar with the foundations of Maoism, then you should remember the thesis about the Chinese way of building a Chinese state, taking into account the national culture, but this is the late Mao, the early Stalinist. The Chinese Communist Party is power, and only then the economy. In Russia, power = economy. Therefore, we all the time "kill the dragon" (according to Schwartz) - by destroying one "oligarchy", we generate a new one.
                1. tihonmarine
                  tihonmarine 8 August 2019 09: 21
                  0
                  Quote: Vitaly Tsymbal
                  but even Lenin admitted the existence of private property under socialism (NEP).

                  This is Lenin’s biggest mistake.
              2. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 8 August 2019 09: 19
                0
                Quote: voyaka uh
                Then: private capital and ordinary parliament.
                China confidently repeats their path.

                And after that, "kyrdik" to China.
                1. voyaka uh
                  voyaka uh 8 August 2019 09: 47
                  0
                  And what, South Korea, after it turned
                  to a capitalist and democratic country, did kirdyk come?
                  Flourishes ...
                  1. tihonmarine
                    tihonmarine 8 August 2019 09: 56
                    0
                    Quote: voyaka uh
                    Flourishes ...

                    It is still flourishing, but then one president will be sent to prison, then another.
                    1. voyaka uh
                      voyaka uh 8 August 2019 09: 59
                      +1
                      This is a sign of democracy. When the incumbent
                      can be brought to justice for corruption. This is not a weakening of the country, but a strengthening.
                      1. tihonmarine
                        tihonmarine 8 August 2019 14: 30
                        0
                        Such democracy will not bring to good.
        2. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 7 August 2019 21: 19
          0
          Quote: Vitaly Tsymbal
          I'm not talking about Africa, I'm specifically about Nigeria.

          It is best to know when you see with your own eyes, it becomes clearer.
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 7 August 2019 09: 01
    +1
    YOU HAVE OIL ... then we go to you!
  8. Avior
    Avior 7 August 2019 11: 20
    0
    Nigeria cannot be called the patrimony of China, although China invests a lot.
    There are two main companies in oil production - one national, the second British - Dutch Royal Dacha Shell.
    And there are really frequent cases of piracy
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 7 August 2019 21: 22
      0
      Quote: Avior

      And there are really frequent cases of piracy

      Yes, there is more piracy than anywhere else. And the most cruel pirates, it's there.
  9. yehat
    yehat 7 August 2019 11: 53
    0
    Quote: Victor_B
    But the states are in no hurry. The USSR was destroyed for 80 years. And ruined.

    states as an active international player in Eurasia, and especially in Africa, appeared not so long ago.
    they could really influence the USSR only with the beginning of ww2.
    And out of the 80 years you indicated, England was the main destroyer.
  10. cormorant
    cormorant 7 August 2019 15: 13
    0
    On what will Nigeria patrol the Gulf of Guinea, on its ancient German-built Aradu frigate of the 1970s, or by boats, which they have a lot, but not the fact that they will have a dozen in working order? They can’t clean their coast of pirates, where they can go further into the bay. Who talks about corruption in Russia, I highly recommend visiting Nigeria. Discover a lot of new ...
  11. Viknt
    Viknt 8 August 2019 19: 23
    0
    Quote: Vitaly Tsymbal
    the analogy indicated by you is quite consistent. But it is consistent only in comparison in the framework of the interpretation of classical socialism in the USSR by the Brezhnev Central Committee of the CPSU - as a stage in the construction of a COMMUNIST society, but even Lenin admitted the existence of private property under socialism (NEP). If you are familiar with the foundations of Maoism, then you should remember the thesis about the Chinese way of building a Chinese state, taking into account the national culture, but this is the late Mao, the early Stalinist. The Chinese Communist Party is power, and only then the economy. In Russia, power = economy. Therefore, we all the time "kill the dragon" (according to Schwartz) - by destroying one "oligarchy", we generate a new one.


    So it seems to me that such concepts as "mode of production", "mode of distribution" and "communism" are separate concepts because one does not coincide with the other. Therefore, under Soviet "communist" socialism, as in the rest of the socialist camp, private production took place and they got along quite well. And modern Russia, oriented towards pure capitalism, nevertheless, according to the constitution, considers itself a social state, and in the West they talk about different models of socialism, for example, Swedish. Communism is generally a thing in itself, someone has sucked out of what knows what some ideal representation that has no place in reality, and around this fantasy world battles unfold. However, if we discard all strata and leave only the fundamental principle - "satisfaction of needs", then quite unexpectedly, for the absolute majority, one can find several cases of such "communism" in the history of mankind. We must start with the simplest and most strictly scientific experiment carried out by professional scientists in laboratory conditions on mice. They specially artificially created conditions for the complete satisfaction of their mouse needs and watched them. Surprisingly, but based on the results of this experience, in the history of mankind, several well-known similar periods can be distinguished. The fact is that the ideas of the theory of communism and real life about needs and satisfaction with them have significant differences. Real person's ideas and theoretical constructions are very different. Normal people do not dream of golden toilet bowls and intergalactic yachts, their threshold is much lower and it changes over time. For normal, ordinary people, needs are finite, limited, and when these are satisfied, their personal personal "communism" sets in, which is in no way connected with either the mode of production or the mode of distribution. And in different historical periods, we can say that in each historical period, separate territories and social formations ensured the satisfaction of the needs of the people of their time. In other words, we can say that in each (each!) Historical epoch, humanity has reached in its development the level of satisfaction of needs (communism). But each time this did not happen everywhere, led to stagnation and death both under the influence of the outside and as a result of changes in the needs themselves. And in this sense, we can say that "communism" is some intermediate, temporary state, and in no way connected either with time, or with the level of development, or with the mode of production, or with the mode of distribution. Moreover, something similar can be observed in our time, with all the ensuing consequences.