Patrick Cockburn, the London Independent's Iraq correspondent, and author of "The Jihadis Return: ISIS AND THE NEW SUNNI UPRISING," says that without U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, there would have been no Bin Laden, no Al-Qaeda, and no 09/11. And, that Syria's popular uprising of 2011 was quickly dominated by money and weapons transfers from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.
The Sudan Peoples' Liberation Army in Opposition has said that they expect no progress in peace talks regarding the civil war in South Sudan unless Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni withdraws his army from South Sudan, which is there to back up President Kiir's faction of the army, not only with troops but also with artillery and helicopter gunships.
Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Uganda at the end of July to plan the latest phase of Uganda military collaboration in securing U.S. interests on the African continent. Black Star News Editor Milton Allimadi commented on this collaboration which began in 1986.