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The US is concerned about the growing influence of Russia and China in Africa

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The expansion of Russian and Chinese influence in Africa impedes the United States from conducting military operations in the region and poses a threat to US national security, which is of great concern to the Pentagon. About this writes The Intersept.


The US is concerned about the growing influence of Russia and China in Africa


Russia and China are expanding their influence in Africa and it is highly likely that the entire mainland will fall under their control. Such a statement was made in the US Congress by the former head of the African command of the US armed forces, Marine Corps General Thomas Waldhauser and his successor Stephen Townsend. As proof of their words, they indicated that Russia is already influencing 10 African countries, and China is building military bases there.

The US military cites the example of a significant strengthening of economic ties between China and Russia with African countries: Beijing is promoting its One Belt, One Way initiative, while Russia is aggressively promoting cooperation in the construction of nuclear energy facilities and technologies, and projects in the oil and gas sector. In addition, Russian PMCs allegedly operate in 15 countries in Africa.

Currently, according to Pentagon officials, Russia poses a greater danger to the United States in Africa than China, but soon the situation may change and the main danger will come from the Chinese.

According to the publication, the Pentagon adopted a five-year plan to counter the "stacked presence" of China and Russia on the continent. At the same time, the American command emphasizes that Russia and China act on the African continent, guided by "base feelings", and the United States - only "well-meaning."

Meanwhile, according to studies by the Center for International Politics, the intensification of US actions in Africa has sharply reduced the level of security and stability on the continent.
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  1. Salavatsky Ministry of Emergency Situations
    +8
    The expansion of Russian and Chinese influence in Africa impedes the United States from conducting military operations in the region.


    And this is very good!
    1. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 16 August 2019 09: 11
      +3
      Amused:
      At the same time, the American command emphasizes that Russia and China act on the African continent, guided by "base feelings" .

      We had good teachers laughing
    2. Siberia 75
      Siberia 75 16 August 2019 09: 12
      +5
      At the same time, the American command emphasizes that Russia and China are operating on the African continent, guided by "base feelings", and the United States - only "with the best intentions."

      As usual, light elves and gloomy Mordor
      And the conclusion from the American general is one -Give more money wink
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 16 August 2019 09: 28
        +2
        Quote: Siberia 75
        As usual, light elves and gloomy Mordor

        "Finwhals" in Africa, as elsewhere, are trying to implant "Western democracy" and "American way of life", while behaving like masters. Well, who will like their behavior, especially in Africa, when the Yanos want to snatch more and cheaper, and in return, apart from "democracy", they will give nothing.
    3. Terenin
      Terenin 16 August 2019 09: 22
      +2
      . The US is concerned about the growing influence of Russia and China in Africa

      If so, then this is a good mark of the "sworn partner".
      Only such a real effect is causing concern to the Pentagon (and preferably diarrhea) crying
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 16 August 2019 09: 15
    +2
    And what did the striped ears in Africa forget? It seems that many slaves have already been brought in ... They don’t know what to do with their descendants ...
    Again someone want to bomb? So this is from the "best intentions"! They are all sickly there ...
  3. Valerik1337
    Valerik1337 16 August 2019 09: 32
    -1
    After a successful campaign in Syria, many countries want to see Russia in their country
  4. demo
    demo 16 August 2019 09: 34
    0
    And what else is the US not worried about?
    Is there a question or topic that does not cause concern for the hegemon?
    In my opinion, it’s time to hit the territory of the great democracy with good cyclones and hurricanes, it’s time to form hundreds or two tornadoes, it’s time to flare up again with California fire.
    I am silent about Yellowstone.
    Maybe for their problems they will stop others indicating how to live?
    Give Katrina twice a year!
  5. midshipman
    midshipman 16 August 2019 09: 36
    +5
    I had to participate in clashes with the United States in this region (Egypt 1972 and Angola 1983). Then the USSR was bombarded with US notes and UN resolutions on the cessation of our assistance to these countries .. Our military showed how to fight. In Angola, met Raul Castro. Beautiful were the Cuban pilots.
  6. Igor Borisov_2
    Igor Borisov_2 16 August 2019 09: 41
    +1
    The expansion of Russian and Chinese influence in Africa impedes the United States in conducting military operations in the region and poses a threat to US national security

    US needs to leave Africa and the threat of nat. US security will resolve itself ....
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 August 2019 09: 43
    +2
    creates an obstacle to the United States in conducting military operations in the region and poses a threat to US national security
    The Americans have identified a zone of responsibility for themselves - the whole world. Now they are jerking expressing concern on any occasion, especially when they are pushed somewhere, or even pushed. At one time, the mouth was bent on world wealth too wide, so wide that today it is already dropping the cheekbones, and tomorrow the dislocation of the jaw is inevitable.
  8. Air force
    Air force 16 August 2019 09: 50
    +4
    Influence in Africa, fools, the Russian Federation chooses a president every 4 years, and you are worried about Africa, you don’t worry, everything will be fine, Uncle Vova can give you a new president next year, well, or leave this, look in general, if Borya is in Britain will cope well with his instructions on "Brexit", then it will leave you with Trump, their hair color is similar, Uncle Vova likes harmony. And you don't worry about Africa, you better think about it, if Borya fails everything in Britain, Uncle Vova will have to change him, and for whom? Then you will have to change Trump, there is so much red tape, plus you also need to pick up the chancellor in Germany so that they look good in general photos at the summits. So you should have no time for Africa ... Watch over Boreas.
    1. Rzzz
      Rzzz 17 August 2019 01: 58
      0
      Quote: Air Force
      Every 4 years, the Russian Federation chooses a president for you,


      Amendment ... Every 8 years.
  9. shinobi
    shinobi 16 August 2019 11: 12
    0
    So they began to snatch away from the "local population" to the fullest. And it pleases. In their place, I thought about Africa in the last turn. There are enough problems at home, but they dream of world domination.
  10. Roman070280
    Roman070280 16 August 2019 11: 54
    -1
    The expansion of Russian and Chinese influence in Africa impedes the United States from conducting military operations in the region.


    So this kind of carries a positive meaning ..
    It turns out that everything positive in the world poses a threat to US national security ..))
  11. NF68
    NF68 16 August 2019 15: 58
    +1
    Russia and China are very worried that the United States is mischief around the world. Fifty-Fifty.
  12. yfast
    yfast 17 August 2019 00: 53
    0
    Trump is likely to do this ... but he can't say it out loud. But after re-election, he can swing with the Russian spirit.