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African coast is full of American and French spies

May 27, 2010

The following post is reprinted with permission from Roads to Iraq, intel blog.

African coast is full of American and French spies
©  Roads to Iraq
May 27, 2010

About a month ago, the Algerian Army Chief of Staff of the Algerian, Lieutenant General Ahmad Saleh Kaid told his African coast-line counterparts that:

The absence of coordinated collective action to deter the “terror” threats, will open the doors to the foreign intervention.

These are not empty words, Algerian newspaper Echorouk warned that the African coast “Al-Saheel” is full of French and U.S. spies., pretending to be tourists.

The newspaper confirmed that under the slogan of “fighting terrorism”, African countries in the region invite foreign [agents], who want to get involved at any cost, to get their hand on the “war on terror” card that is usable in various other fields.

Countries such as Mali, and Niger witnesses large presence of American and French military officers in civilian clothes visit the countries as tourists, linked to a complex network of military and tribal local contacts, in order to obtain as much information as possible about terrorist activity in the desert region, since the successive abductions and killings of European and American nationals.

The newspaper said that the struggle to control the sources of energy in Africa and maintain secure routes in the coast “Sahel”, as well as to reduce the China and Russia surge in the region.

Economic spying has become a classic geopolitical strategy of the modern times, but it is remarkable that institutions that were originally trained to do polit­ical and security spying are “converted” to do the economy spying.