The objectives for the AFRICOM project has initially been outlined in the vaguest way that is about working with “partners to achieve a more stable environment in which political and economic growth can take place” apparently to hide its true purpose – terrorize and abuse African nations.
Another reason for AFRICOM to expand its influence on the continent is to seek and use increasing number of ways for multinational corporations to exploit and use up Africa’s natural and human resources as they have been doing for decades – instead of minding its own business and letting African states flourish and benefit from their own abundant resources.
What are the main AFRICOM objectives used to dictate its will?
1) using Africa as another arena for “terrorism” war;
2) backing up U.S. access to African oil, mineral resources and other raw materials;
3) placing the U.S. in a dominant position to compete with another growing power – China to control African resources
Another ultimate AFRICOM objective is to monitor and oversight the development of African states for them to function as U.S. surrogates. Something that had already happened and has nothing to do with neither political now economic growth of any African government – “During the cold war, African nations were used as pawns in post-colonial proxy wars, an experience that had a devastating impact on African democracy, peace and development.”
The U.S. had already provided aid to destabilizing African clans that have proceeded with atrocities against civilians. A soaring AFRICOM military presence on the continent is following this pattern of using up Africa’s resources while aiding clans in some of their bloodiest clashes, thus further destabilizing the region, or carrying out drone strikes and killing civilians as a regular instance. AFRICOM needs to be stopped!