ANSWER # 1 FROM A UGANDAN:
Here we go again ... always one step behind and with a blinkered reactionary analysis to a singular event ... This has been long coming and you can not isolate it from the wikileaks rumours of certain indiscretions of certain politicians in Uganda, the oil debate on Uganda's oil, the proximity to another batches of oil IN DRC, South Sudan ... Uganda being a landlocked country that can only flex its military might as compared to Kenya and Tanzania who have the economic might of the coastline ... etc. To think that Museveni is daft, I think is a mistake ... He knows they need him as much as he needs them, and he had to remind them when he came outright to disagree with them on their occupation of Libya ... I might be off base, but not too far off ... How else are we going to justify our defense budget? And how are they going to justify the obscene amounts they are paying us to do their dying in Somalia? Do the Maths ... does this seem like a knee jerk reaction, me thinks not, it is pretty well thought out ...
ANSWER # 2 FROM A TANZANIAN:
Angola is now a US ally and receives "aid";
Nigeria is the called the second most important Sub-Saharan African nation to America; Equitorial Guinea is called a great friend; Congo-Brazavill is a partner;
Then go the list of top suppliers of crude to the US:
Top 10 Sources for U.S. Crude Oil in 2009 (http://www.consumerenergyreport.com/2010/01/25/top-10-sources-for-u-s-oil-for-2009/)
1. Canada – 1.94 million bpd
2. Mexico – 1.13
3. Saudi Arabia – 1.09
4. Venezuela – 1.01
5. Nigeria – 0.74
6. Angola – 0.48
7. Iraq – 0.47
8. Brazil – 0.30
9. Algeria – 0.28
10. Colombia – 0.25
THE GOAL IS: STOP BUYING OIL FROM THOSE PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIKE US MUCH.
The answer is clear now!
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