Re: Re: Should we just leave Africa alone?
the majority of the problem with africa is not the africans. it has been a historically proven that while outside intervention in some cultures on certain levels can be quite helpful(medicine, and the like), elements like resource theft, and funding weapon development in cultures that are barely able to maintain their borders from their direct neighbors always ends in grave disaster for those cultures.
the theft of africa's natural resources, diamonds and amethyst, has kept those regions in constant turmoil just to be able to totally control said resources. no one, to this point, has tried to take a genuine stand against the diamond industry directly. embargo on, not just in the u. s., but a world wide ban on trafficking in diamonds.
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