In a broader scope the CIA calls this "Blowback" meaning further down the road Americans are always haunted by the sins of our past.<quoted text>
Shades of another Biafra. I'm with the Movement on this. One has to see for oneself what Shell, Exxon, Total, et al, have done to , well, done to EVERYTHING, whether it's the people, along with the environment, flight of capitals but , well, as I said, one has to see the blighted cities, countryside, and the Nigerians getting nothing, absolutely nothing from this oil bonanza. Sure, African potentates share the blame as they scoop the payola, but hey, the ones with the power, the money, to engineer this total chaotic injustice, they are not Africans. Nigeria is in the throes of a civil/religious war in the North, sure to be won by the Moslems and this looming revolt in the Niger delta.
Huge oil findings in Ghana and Kenya. Should be a good thing. However, and based on Nigeria, I doubt it. We'll plunder, train no one, create strife and civil wars and when either war or depleted oil happen, whichever comes first, we'll leave.
I shutter to think about how many Iraqi's & Afghans will seek revenge for occupying their countries for 12 years.
Even WWII was over in less than 4 years and we beat the NAZIS & JAPS.
"Terrorism" and Blowback
Part Three: "Terrorism," Blowback and US Foreign Policy during the Clinton Years
Chalmers Johnson: American Imperialism