Monday, January 08, 2007

The Geo Strategic Importance of The Horn

In Salim Lone's article at Tom Paine, Destabilizing The Horn, you can get a brief history of the recent developments in the Horn of Africa, especially Bush's support of the Warlords, in violation of a U.N. arms embargo.
The Horn of Africa, at whose core Somalia lies, is newly oil-rich. It is also just miles across the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia and Yemen, overlooking the daily passage of large numbers of oil tankers and warships through that waterway.
So, if you're following along on your Risk Game Board, you need to note that you can guard your oil route from a land with even more oil. Geo-politics is all about business for these guys, and business means oil.

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