Word is out, that the USA Navy, which is deliberately, with great calculation, increasing its presence in and around the old Indian Ocean Rim (IOR) , will be sending a flotilla of destroyers and frigate ships to visit tiny Seychelles, Port Victoria. Over 800 men at a time, will be on shore on Mahe, and they will make their way to hotels, restaurants, and excursions. They will meander about, enjoying the shore leave time. Put away the signs: “Yankee Go Home!” hiding at the PL communist museum.
The flotilla visit comes only 30 days after People’s Republic of China (PRC) General Ma, visited Seychelles, and along with a heavy ranking delegation, met Mr. President James Michel, at State House to conclude final arrangements for installation of a military base in Seychelles, according the State House, and the SBC, the state operated television station.
In an AFP interview, Minister Jean Paul Adam, again, tried to cover up the tracks of Mr. Michel and his high ranking PRC military guests, by saying “the Seychelles, has invited the PRC to install a base on Mahe, to assist in the fight against piracy in the region.” Yet, any piracy fighting is jointly coordinated by ATALANTA joint military cooperation forces in the region.
The reader will recall, that it was only last December, that another high level military delegation, 40 strong headed by PRC Minister for National Defense General Liang Guianglie visited Seychelles on the expressed invitation of Mr. President, and it was disclosed then that the PRC will be setting up a base in the Seychelles. At that time, it was the same Minister Jean Paul Adam, that ran to AFP and other media to say there was no such invitation.
Irrespective of Minister Adam’s attempt to cover up the invitation then, the information sent concern and panic in military circles around the World.
Numerous journalist have met with me and interviewed me on this single subject to attempt to clear up the double talk from State House. Double talk is what is exactly coming out of State House. This is a dangerous game to play in the world of geo politics. Now, the USA Empire, is conveniently sending 800 soldiers at a time on shore leave to Seychelles. Yet, our dams do not have water for the existing inhabitants at this time.
The Clinton Doctrine
In an effort to secure its empire status around the world in perpetuity, the United States has embarked on establishing key outposts and bases around the World, through cooperation with country state partners. The bases although lighter in presence and lower in costs from past bases, number in the hundreds around the world now. The USA military are in an active campaign to bolster military presence around the World. It is in this context that we must view the 800 strong shore leave, and not be foolish about the move PL, they are not a bunch of tourists.
Seychelles is a part of this effort of establish and secure global presence by the USA , to ward off PRC expansionism, though the USA will not attribute the light expansionist policy to China’s expansion and imminent arrival as a quasi super power nor will USA attribute this policy to China’s massive military budget and growing military sophistication and quest for superpower status.
Most of this establishment of military presence by establishing light bases by the USA is taking place in the South East Asia basin.
But USA Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently defined Asia Pacific region as: “stretching from the Indian subcontinent to the western shores of the Americas, the region spans Two oceans, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, that are increasingly linked by shipping and strategy.” This means, PL communist fellows, the USA considers Seychelles to be part of the Asia Pacific region, wherein it is reinforcing its military presence . It will establish and secure that presence.
Mr. President, I hope you are still reading this.
Seychelles Now Caught in This Geo political Rebalancing Act
With Mr. President flirting with his communist brothers in PRC, being polite with India to milk her unashamedly for assistance to the tune of $75 Million on just a single state visit, unexpectedly, the PL Communist have infamously brought the international lime light upon the Seychelles.
PRC Moving Too Slow To Establish Indian Ocean Positioning
The PRC may have to wait for a change of guard in Beijing in October 2012 as their leader steps down before deciding how to proceed with this military base in Seychelles, but James Michel should work this out in that time, and decide what he really wants for Seychelles, a flattened Seychelles for the sake of a PRC base in the Indian Ocean, or a Seychelles that is “friend to all, enemy to none” as our foreign policy initially envisioned.
Being friend to all does not mean giving every Tom, Dick, Kumar or Mao a military base on our soil.
Straighten your back man, you are navigating the ship of state for a big reef of big problems , that will not only sink her, but perhaps result in her being bombed to shreds.
Sesel Pou Seselwa!
May God Bless All Freedom Loving Seychellois!