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Chinese invasion



The Algerian government has united local religious leaders and religious mentors into an organization designed to promote the traditional (in North Africa) current of Sunni Islam, the Malikites. This is done in order to counteract the more radical Wahhabi form of Islam, which dominates Saudi Arabia (and often extended from 1970 for money received from oil exports). Al Qaeda was founded by Wahhabis and similarly-minted Salafis (from Egypt). Malikites are also fundamentalists, but more mystical and less involved in Islamic terrorism. Malikites believe that it is better to influence others by their personal example, rather than terror. Local Islamic terrorists responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Algerians in the 1990s were Salafis and were not particularly popular in Algeria. The government is trying to take advantage of these anti-Salafist attitudes and to persuade religious young Algerians to follow the Maliki traditions. This may work, but Salafis and Wahhabis are still considered attractive among young people, at least for all the bloody slaughter they have conducted over the past four decades.

The defeat of Islamic terrorists who attacked the natural gas field in January of this year demoralized local Islamic terrorists. An unsuccessful raid on the gas field was immediately followed by the defeat of Al-Qaida in Mali and the destruction of its bases in the country. Many Algerian Islamic terrorists fled to Mali last year, and by February of this year, many of them were destroyed, and the rest had fled in all directions. Only a few returned to Algeria, mainly because Algerians were unhappy with the al-Qaida attack on the country's main source of national wealth (natural gas field). The government took advantage of this situation and in the past two months has strengthened counter-terrorism operations. So, at present, Algerian Islamic terrorists are busy with their survival. They did not disappear, but were greatly weakened and went into deep defense.



China is becoming a major player in Algeria. Over the past ten years, Chinese firms have invested 1.5 billion dollars in this country. Currently around 30 000 Chinese are working in Algeria for fifty Chinese companies. Most Chinese are engaged in transportation (road and rail) projects. Although there is huge unemployment in Algeria, there are few people with the necessary skills to participate in these projects, and China brings its own skilled workers there. Some of these Chinese settle in Algeria, but they are not as numerous as in non-Arab Africa. Unlike many other cultures, Arabs are not particularly hospitable to foreigners. Although many oil-rich Arab states attract foreigners to most civilian jobs, they are not encouraged to settle in the country, and there are strict laws regulating the presence of foreign workers. Algeria sees in Chinese investments (especially in infrastructure) a way to develop the local economy and thus provide jobs for many young Algerians who are increasingly dissatisfied with high unemployment. Chinese workers are very efficient and, as a rule, complete their projects on time and within budget. This makes the Chinese attractive in the government, which is mainly due to corruption is ineffective, especially when it comes to the construction of public facilities.

3 April 2013 year, the first time in stories Chinese warships visited Algeria. Two Chinese warships, recently returned from the coast of Somalia, where they fought against piracy, visited Algeria on a four-day visit, during which they conducted exercises with their Algerian counterparts. It also provided an opportunity for the Chinese to demonstrate their warships, which over the past two decades have gone from replicas of the Soviet ships of the Cold War to low-cost options for more modern models. Algeria is also restoring its fleet and has already acquired several Russian warships.
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  1. Deniska999
    Deniska999 April 22 2013 08: 31
    +2
    Recently, China has increasingly begun to appear in the Maghreb. Periodically, warships chi go there.
  2. darksoul
    darksoul April 22 2013 08: 35
    12
    China is actively promoting its foreign policy .... a dangerous "friend" is sitting by our side, but from this friend it would be nice for our officials to emphasize a lot of useful things and not constantly repeat one phrase: "only 20 years have passed, the old system is so fast do not rebuild. " Look at the Chinese gentlemen officials, learn .... it's enough to constantly change summer time to winter time ... it's not funny anymore
    1. nickname 1 and 2
      nickname 1 and 2 April 22 2013 09: 56
      +1
      Quote: darksoul
      China is actively promoting its foreign policy .... a dangerous "friend" at our side


      It seems to me that this should already be called - Americanism!

      Sit and not lean out! So would like the states! They are the most navel on this earth!

      If China has been sitting quieter than water for many years, this does not mean that now, when some movement has appeared, then China is a dangerous "friend".
      There are a lot of them, but they are peaceful! And EVERYONE WANTS TO LIVE!
  3. Murat 09
    Murat 09 April 22 2013 08: 37
    +5
    Well, that's a lie again !!! The article reads "Al-Qaeda was founded by Wahhabis and similarly minded Salafis (from Egypt)."
    Here is what Paul Joseph Watson wrote - "The fact that al-Qaeda was created by Western intelligence services and has always been used in their interests demonstrates the following: the threat from this organization is one of the greatest hoaxes in world history. By supporting terrorists in Afghanistan, Libya, and now in Syria, Barack Obama is the main leader of al-Qaeda. Wherever on the world map his administration intends to dominate, terrorists appear to do their dirty work. Their efforts are paid in dollars from the pockets of taxpayers. By ordering an airstrike on the White House, Obama will destroy the main source of world terrorism is his own administration. Barack Obama himself is nothing more than the first person of the global criminal syndicate "
    Indeed, it is believed by many researchers that al-Qaeda was organized by Western intelligence services, because its leader was closely associated with the CIA, and as they say there are no former Tsereushniks))) and it is strange that a month before 11/09/2001 he was visited in Hospital Tsereushniki.
    As for the government of Algeria, they are great, that "The government of Algeria has united local religious leaders and religious leaders in an organization designed to promote the traditional (in North Africa) trend of Sunni Islam - the Maliki. This is done with the aim of opposing the more radical Wahhabi form of Islam."
    I also emphasized on this site many times that in order to fight extremism in Russia, Islamic youth must be taught true Sunni Islam (in our country these are Hanifists and Shafiists).
    And so an interesting article about how China penetrates into Africa, and by the tone of the article one can guess how Westerners are afraid of this))).
  4. UFO
    UFO April 22 2013 08: 39
    +1
    Let China bring "nix" in Arab Africa! There are many of both. wink
    1. kosmos44
      kosmos44 April 22 2013 18: 28
      +1
      Quote: UFO
      Let China bring "nix" in Arab Africa! There are many of both. wink


      I hope not in this way.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fff0uDs4BAM
      1. hrych
        hrych April 22 2013 22: 06
        +2
        Or better so.

  5. svp67
    svp67 April 22 2013 08: 42
    +1
    I think that China will soon be drawn into a war on the African continent ...
    1. Kolya
      Kolya April 22 2013 09: 38
      +3
      The United States secretly clash with China in local wars, just like it did with the USSR in Korea, Vietnam, etc.
    2. hrych
      hrych April 22 2013 22: 27
      +3
      The entire military fleet of the West and, of course, led by the United States is inherently colonial (with the exception of Trident-2 carriers). Plus, from France, for example, to Algeria - a stone's throw (for the transfer of punishers, etc.) The Chinese fleet is essentially masked to protect the coast in the East and South China Seas, and Africa is very far away and it is necessary to sail along NATO-controlled "bottlenecks ". The whole misfortune of China is that for 50 years of slave labor of its citizens, it received green and other colored candy wrappers as payment and trying to turn them into real value, realized that the only place where this waste paper meant something was Africa. Moreover, Western colonialists apparently welcome this process of injecting Chinese capital as another way to fool and rob the slanting ones. Of course, the PRC is now frantically building an ocean-going fleet, but it is true that it still needs twenty years, but no one intends to wait for it.
  6. VadimSt
    VadimSt April 22 2013 08: 46
    +1
    Quote: Murat 09
    on the territory of Russia it is necessary to teach Islamic youth true Sunni Islam (in our country these are khanifists and shafiists)

    Well yes! In Russia, there are cases when the leaders of criminal associations sponsored the construction of churches, but they did not become "sheep" from this. It's not about faith, but about upbringing - criminals are not born.
    1. Murat 09
      Murat 09 April 22 2013 09: 06
      +4
      Vadim, I’m talking about the fight against extremism in the Caucasus, there, under the pretext of fighting for Faith, young people who are illiterate and ignorant in the affairs of the Faith are recruited into extremists, and I suggest that the government organize training for true Sunni Islam (in our country these are Khanifists and shafiists). And as for education, these are general words, like, where and most importantly, who will do this ???
      And I propose a specific approach.
      1. VadimSt
        VadimSt April 22 2013 13: 23
        +2
        Murat, I do not argue. Learning the right faith, if you can call it that, is also a process of personality formation, and therefore one of the elements of education.
        1. Murat 09
          Murat 09 April 22 2013 14: 15
          +1
          Here with this and I do not argue drinks
      2. urganov
        urganov April 23 2013 01: 15
        -1
        For any propaganda of any religion, unscrew the head immediately. Man must come to faith himself. If you decide for yourself something is not enough brains.
  7. apro
    apro April 22 2013 09: 07
    +1
    If you don’t go, then others come. The Soviet Union attacked in all of Africa, promoted economic military and, most importantly, its political influence, albeit not always successfully, but purposefully and with a perspective. Today, Russia is not capable of such projects and the center of power is not located in Moscow elsewhere. , and the hegemon will not allow you to climb where they don’t need. China is easier — he smiles and climbs forward; he has something to offer and something to take.
    1. washi
      washi April 22 2013 16: 50
      +2
      In vain our government forgave debts. It could be taken by mines, factories, etc.
      1. I think so
        I think so April 22 2013 22: 06
        -1
        And who told you that someone forgave someone for something? They told you that they were "forgiven", in fact, after a solid discount, they will pay off debts, but not to you, but to THEM ...
  8. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil April 22 2013 09: 18
    -1
    Well, TASS will be AUTHORIZED TO DECLARE in Chinese. SICHUAN IS AUTHORIZED TO WRITE, so what about Algeria?
    1. sergo0000
      sergo0000 April 22 2013 10: 21
      +2
      Quote: Standard Oil
      Well, TASS will be AUTHORIZED TO DECLARE in Chinese. SICHUAN IS AUTHORIZED TO WRITE, so what about Algeria?

      Let them at least protect their interests in the same Algeria! And how the trouble begins somewhere, the Chinese begin to collect trunks. There is no PLA hunt, to protect the interests of their oligarchs. Meanwhile, terrorism is striding widely across the planet!
  9. Max_Bauder
    Max_Bauder April 22 2013 10: 06
    +5
    Quote: Standard Oil
    Well, TASS will be AUTHORIZED TO DECLARE in Chinese. SICHUAN IS AUTHORIZED TO WRITE, so what about Algeria?


    What for the Chinese Afghanistan? with a proud but impoverished people, in a country where, apart from drugs, you can neither buy nor sell nor revive? When they talk about the invincibility of Afghanistan, I recall a joke about the elusive Joe (two cowboys are sitting in the saloon, suddenly there is a gunfire outside, a horse is neighing, a yelp of yapping spurs, one cowboy as a friend: what is it? And that - yes this is the elusive Joe indulges - And why the elusive , would everyone get together and catch him? - But who the hell is he for!)
    So what the hell does anyone need afghan ??
    The Chinese need oil, metal, any resources other than human resources, especially land where rice can be grown and populated by the Chinese. They would rather take the Altai Territory and Vladivostok than their desert.
    1. Standard Oil
      Standard Oil April 22 2013 10: 44
      0
      I’m not saying that the Chinese need Afghanistan, I’m saying that we need to drag them in there. As the USA pulled the USSR in due time, make such a feint with your ears.
    2. dikiybober
      dikiybober April 22 2013 14: 25
      +2
      Afghan is an excellent bridgehead on the way to the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz in particular. Until now, the United States and its mongrel srail are only holding back Iran’s ability to knock out the entire economy of the West with a single knockout ... China would also be nice to seize such an opportunity plus covering up the Chinese drug traffic. And so long as the states are holding the Chinese by the eggs - controlling the Strait of Moluks and, on the whole, sea communications and even there is nothing to scare them with the Chinese. And so, from southern Afghanistan, SU-27 will perfectly reach the zone of strategically important US interests in Saudi Arabia ...
  10. Prishtina
    Prishtina April 22 2013 11: 10
    +3
    Libya_ Chinese and their dough there were 10 times more than Russian. Pissed away (Chinese), could not protect. Before climbing into NATO's underbelly, the Chinese need to understand one truth. Sooner or later, their investments in such regions will have to be defended and not only on the margins of the UN. In the meantime, China is climbing into the fiefdom of the Anglo-Saxons, in terms of behavior and determination to act outside the South China Sea, I will apologize more (to the link). So pour money into Algeria, build ... and in a year or so, it is quite possible that democrats with wahas will come and put "big and fat" on Kytay investments.
    1. do not burn bonfires
      do not burn bonfires April 22 2013 11: 34
      0
      As far as I know, China in the postwar period pumps even more oil from Libya. And the fact that without direct participation in the conflict, China received an even larger piece of Libyan oil pie than before the events of 2011, makes it clear that they reckon with China and do not want to contact again.
  11. do not burn bonfires
    do not burn bonfires April 22 2013 11: 40
    +1
    China will be where the resources are. And you won’t tell a damn, it’s like yours, and reluctance to share. They will finely foul until a serious kick is run into. And there it will be seen.
  12. Max_Bauder
    Max_Bauder April 22 2013 12: 01
    0
    Quote: do not burn bonfires
    China will be where the resources are. And you won’t tell a damn, it’s like yours, and reluctance to share. They will finely foul until a serious kick is run into. And there it will be seen.


    I agree, they are cunning and little dirty tricks, they don’t go out into the open, stsuki
    1. I think so
      I think so April 22 2013 22: 15
      -1
      Do not judge the Chinese by yourself ...
  13. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg April 22 2013 12: 10
    0
    Avtyryu for information: Alkaida was created by the United States for a guerrilla war against the USSR in Afghanistan.
  14. dc120mm
    dc120mm April 22 2013 12: 29
    -3
    Kitaitsi is not good at invading Algeria ...
  15. smprofi
    smprofi April 22 2013 13: 37
    +2
    Two Chinese warships recently returning from the coast of Somalia

    I do not know about Somalia, but at the end of March they were in Malta, and on April 15 they moored in Lisbon. This is the so-called 13th Escort Taskforce consisting of 2 Project 054 Huangshan URO frigates and a support ship.
    As for Algeria, it is not the only one in Africa who is "spud" by the Celestial Empire. Xi Jinping immediately from Moscow, on March 24, ended up in Tanzania. then I visited some other people in Africa. then he received other Africans at home. the Celestial Empire in Africa is serious. The gringos once complained in an economic survey that their hunghozes are being squeezed hard on this continent.
    1. hrych
      hrych April 22 2013 22: 37
      +3
      Mali showed (in fact, like Libya, etc.) that the colonialists did not intend to give up their positions, up to the use of all their military power. And these exotic visits of a pair of junks against the background of actions, for example, of the Fifth Republic, are, to put it mildly, incommensurable.
  16. pensioner
    pensioner April 22 2013 14: 17
    +2
    Quote: UFO
    Let China bring "nix" in Arab Africa!

    I wonder what the hybrid of the Chinese with Algeria will look like? And what faith will he be?
    1. UFO
      UFO April 22 2013 23: 10
      +2
      The hybrid will look like a Chinese, they have something with a chromosome. So all hybrids are obtained by the CHINESE, even with blacks. hi
  17. montemor
    montemor April 22 2013 14: 21
    +3
    I agree with the colleague, China has long occupied a niche in Africa that was empty after the collapse of the USSR. Conversing with the black Angolans, the Mozambicans confirm everything, China is densely settled in Africa and pursues the policy of the USSR, i.e. it’s not only pumping out resources like but it also invests in infrastructure development, generously lends to local governments. A holy place does not happen, and if Russia wants to revive its former presence in Africa, it will have to fight with two very serious opponents — the West and China. And time is running out.
    1. Alibekulu
      Alibekulu April 22 2013 16: 35
      +3
      China, like air, needs resources and they climb anywhere where they are ...
      Those. An important factor is the diversification of the supply of resources to China.
      And to Africa, because there are no anti-Chinese sentiments that are characteristic of all other regions ..
      And also because Western countries are more careful about the risks of a possible loss of investment.
      Also, Europe is an important political component, i.e. level of democratization, human rights, corruption, etc.
      China does not suffer from this and acts very pragmatically, investing money even in frankly dictatorial regimes ..
      In addition, African elites agree to such conditions that countries of other regions do not agree to ..
      Well, investing dollars of which they have heaps .. so as not to disappear in the event of a collapse of the dollar system .. yes and just inflation ..
      1. I think so
        I think so April 22 2013 22: 35
        0
        EVERYONE needs resources like air ... And about "... Western countries approach more carefully ..." You made fun of ... Who knows who, and the West just doesn't give a damn about any rubbish like democracy and other human rights. And they do not go to Algeria because there they have already FUCKED THAT and the Algerians already HATE them SO THAT there is NO more or less peaceful opportunity for the West to be present there. And China OFFERS a real alternative to Western plunder - that's all they go to China.
        1. Alibekulu
          Alibekulu April 23 2013 15: 11
          0
          Quote: I think so
          You have ridiculed ... Oh, to whom and to the West, so surely spit on all kinds of rubbish like democracy and other human rights.

          Everything is learned in comparison .. Of course, the West is far from "white and fluffy", but in comparison with the rest .. In Western civilization, the institution of civil society is widely developed, of various public organizations, the media in the end .. All this and much more plays an important role in shaping public opinion. And, as I wrote above, their authorities cannot but take this into account. And cooperate with openly cannibalistic regimes, despite all their "Wishlist" they cannot negative
          I will give an example in Uzbekistan. Himself from Kazakhstan, so the situation is closer.
          So western countries have banned the purchase of cotton from Uzbekistan due to the use of child labor in cotton picking ..

          Quote: I think so
          they ALREADY SO PURCHASED and Algerians already HATE them SO

          You use words in the style of the Soviet agitation industry angry

          Quote: I think so
          China offers a real alternative to Western robbery

          Well, why is Chinese robbery better than Western ?? !!! am
        2. Alibekulu
          Alibekulu April 23 2013 15: 14
          +1
          and Algerians already HATE them SO


          So hate that Algerian Zinedine Zidane played for the French national football team fool
    2. I think so
      I think so April 22 2013 22: 23
      0
      What are you speaking about? "Russia ... to revive its former presence in Africa" ​​... wake up ... Russia DOES NOT EXIST as a geopolitical player. What kind of presence are you talking about? Russia today still needs to try very hard so as not to disappear from the map of the world altogether ... and you are talking about the presence in Africa ... With such a birth rate and such a mortality rate ...
  18. asadov
    asadov April 22 2013 17: 17
    0
    I fully agree with Alibekulu. China needs resources. Everything else, except for the territory, is enough for him.
  19. SPQR
    SPQR April 22 2013 18: 27
    0
    It will be interesting to see what the Americans do. They have Mr. Guru, for sure.
    1. I think so
      I think so April 22 2013 22: 41
      -1
      The same situation will be repeated as with the USSR ... There will be competition for resources, whoever offers the most favorable conditions is on horseback ... and the loser, as usual, will contribute to unleashing a world slaughter ... away from their shores ... Reading the comments MANY Russians on this forum will not be surprised if there will be a massacre between Russia and China. There are a lot of Russians who are "offended" with China ... it is really not clear FOR WHAT?
  20. pinecone
    pinecone April 22 2013 19: 13
    +1
    Quote: dikiybober
    Afghan is an excellent bridgehead on the way to the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz in particular.


    From this "excellent foothold" to the Persian Gulf, you have to make your way through the territory of Iran.
  21. Master
    Master April 22 2013 20: 57
    +2
    Quote: Alibekulu
    China, like air, needs resources and they climb anywhere where they are ...

    Everyone needs resources, it's not about resources. China is buying them, too, developing rapidly. China does not need a war with a country occupying 1/7 of the world and whose nuclear potential is capable of destroying the entire world. It is you, the Russian war, you are looking for everyone who develops that enemy, and why not a friend because China can be a very strong ally? The problem is you do not want to live peacefully with your neighbors, you want all the neighbors to be backward and why not help your neighbor, because this neighbor in the future can be a strong alliance! The result is obvious when the United States has such allies as Israel France Turkey Germany China (as you say an ally of the United States), then Russia has allies like Tajikistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan. When the United States was making allies for itself, you were making "dangerous friends." Calling all neighbors `` dangerous friends '' at the end make them really become enemies.
    1. I think so
      I think so April 22 2013 22: 51
      -1
      Now it is vitally important for the United States to PASS someone with someone away from their shores. The Russians showed themselves to be a nation "without a tsar in their heads" and therefore are most suitable to be fooled again and slipped into the "necessary" enemy. It should be borne in mind that almost 90% of Russian media are affiliates of Western and, in particular, American owners. And now the image of China as an ENEMY is being formed in the "Russian" media very subtly and gradually. And I see that this is going well ... almost EVERYONE on this forum shares the point of view that China is NOT a friend of Russia ... Well, what can you do if the Russian people are so stupid and trusting in their mass ... Well, that means will be at war with China ... to the delight of the psi ...
      1. smprofi
        smprofi April 22 2013 23: 49
        +1
        those. is the gringos of the hunhuz pitted?