Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Chinese have invaded the Middle East!!!!

Well... not really, but I've been itching for the opportunity to convey this bit of information to you for a couple of days now.

According to Fareed Zakaria, "There are 6,000 Chinese soldiers in Sudan guarding the continuous, uninterrupted flow of oil from Sudan to China." (Zakaria, Fareed, "The Age of Petrostates," The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Volume XII, Issue II, Winter/Spring 2006, Pg. 17)

6,000 CHINESE soldiers... In Sudan?!?! Why haven't we heard al Jazeera broadcasters ranting against this new invasion of sacred Arab/Muslim soil??? Why haven't the Imams begun screaming for Jihad against these kuffar?

hmmm...

Considering these developments, I'm begining wonder when the Indians are gonna start sending their troops to the region to protect their flow of oil!!!

Such a pathetic region!

11 comments:

Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

The region needs to be protected against its inhabitants.

frencheagle said...

you should be more updated:

high rank delegations also visited iran .... and saudi arabia to offer an alternative of the US presence and protection to the saudian

Umm Kais said...

I think the Chinese have had a presence there for quite awhile (since they started exploring the region for oil opportunities)...and I don't think Sudan protested it AT all! I may be wrong...

hummbumm said...

The reality is in thirty years, the US would look great as compared to the truly hegemonic Chinese who truly oppress their large muslim minority. However the middlea east will still be a pawn in the global game.

Doha said...

It's interesting to note that when the Chinese instructed the Lebanese gov't not to allow the Taiwanese President to land in Lebanon, the gov't readily followed instructions. The piece of news was reported in the media and no one commented on it.

Think about what would happen if the U.S. called the Lebanese gov't and asked a similar request? All hell would break loose, right?

Raja said...

hummbumm, sometmies, I wish we were even a pawn. I think we're simply the board upon which the real powers play their game!

hummbumm said...

Raja, very true, that is a better analogy.
The philosophy is simple: better to hate the Great satan you know, then the great satan you don't know!

Lazarus said...

lol. eh raja, i like that analogy too!

Aounonymous said...

am i the only one who can't stand farid zakaria? the guy is a giant douche.

ghassan said...

Um Kais ir right on the money. There is nothing new about the allegations that there are Chinese soldiers in Sudan. The story is at least six or seven years old, actually at one time the rumours placed the Chinese contingent at seventy thousand!!!!

Anyway, the Chinese "soldiers" are not in Sudan ,if they are at all, as members of an armed batallion equipped with tanks,attack helicopters etc... The more likely story is that the Chinese oil company , a gobernment entity, has a large contingent of Chinese employees whose only function is to guard the oil installations. What is even worse than this are the rumors that many of the employees are in reality Chinese prisoners serving their sentences by working the oil fields.

Doha,
Lebanon is not the only country that complied with the Chinese request. The US also refused to allow the Taiwanese plane to land in Alaska even for refueling as a result of Chinese pressure. The Taiwanese are finding it difficult to travel in an official capacity anywhere in the world as a result of the Chinese policy.

Doha said...

Ghassan,

I know about the US refusing to allow plane landing for the Taiwanese president. I happen to live in this country. I was just trying to make a "hyperbolic" point.