If there was one bit of solid infrastructure made in Northern Africa, they would actually be able to generate a substantial economy, but in the meantime we should probably just talk about how people like Gadaffi were terrible dictators rather than intelligent statesmen trying to retain wealth within their countries borders. Interestingly, the GDP of Saudi Arabia parallels with the United States, and probably the distribution rates as well. Everyone ought to know that rather than circulate the liquid capital in its borders Saudi Arabian oil barons invest in areas of London and the Sorbonne, thus representing a strange double standard in these high densities commercial hubs. The French administration complains about London harboring oligarchs from Russia, and more focus ought to be placed on the spillover of capital away from countries. Unlike the strange contortions in Saudi Arabia and Russia, where oligarchs and barons manage to invest their money within Europe without censure, citizens in Northern Africa, up to 2011 enjoyed the dispersion of oil revenue. Even OPEC has the capacity to place pressure upon Europe to make sure its revenue from oil exports stays at a certain level. The prices, of course, will get higher if infrastructure becomes difficult to develop, and this becomes more inevitable as sanctions proceed, as the “democratic” apparatus of Western states censures countries in Northern Africa for the way they deal with conflict, upon Russia, even though Russia has profound security concerns in preserving calm in Ukraine. Deeply complex issues get politicized in simple ways, and our representatives in the House of Commons distribute press releases with a quiet smirk postulating that speakers from Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, have no genuine voice. Even the democracy is Russia, deeply rooted in orthodoxy, and the need for tradition to bolster its development, gets heavy censure, whilst the producing areas of Spain revolt in Catalonia and the South, unaffected of course are the industrial regions who cannot but be relied upon. The financial hubs cannot suffer either, because they circulate so much unregulated wealth from even citizens of countries that are a drain upon genuine democracy. So in order to manufacture a democratic system, we sanction a number of countries in order to maintain financial circulation, and we have enslaved a mass of Chinese citizens indirectly into the same labour system that we abolished a century ago at the peak of European capitalism/ self-colonization. Oil producing states in Northern Africa and the Levant are kept deliberately backward and can only sustain themselves through exports, only enough to subsist themselves, whereas United States ally Saudi Arabia provides much of the oil exports as pressure is placed upon the old OPEC alliance. Iran, of course, is more politically marginalized, and is forced to cut back a nuclear energy plan which would reduce its reliance on domestic oil consumption and offer it the capacity to develop industrially. Of course, the area South of the Meditteranean is kept backward for a definite purpose, as were the Balkan states and Russia during the expansion of European states in the mid nineteenth century. Russia was led to subsidise industries through the huge export of crops and raw materials to Western Europe, producing discontents within its subsistence agricultural community, much like Latin America and China today, or raw materials from Northern Africa- and don’t let’s get started on Western Africa and the very heart of Africa which has been exploited for minerals since it was discovered. The upshot of these complex political maneuvers based on repression of growth whilst growth is expanded within the industrial (“developed”) territories, is that people are forced to move quicker, feel more insubstantial, and even the subsistence economy of Iraq fell apart in the aftermath of the war there (it used to exports figs and dates in the Levant, allowing it a reasonable domestic subsistence). Anyway, considering all these levels of dislocation, the only way to perpetuate trade and export levels would be through an operation of surveillance and prompting financial discourse through distributing credit. This was done to some Latin American countries under the guise of neo liberalism, first established in the aftermath of the first world war. Credit was distributed to countries in the Balkans and West of Europe, until inflation raced so quickly that people were forced into selling produce and not building up value. In such a subsistence environment such things emerge that cannot involve value i.e. food banks, shared commodities. This happens in Africa, much to the dismay of lenders abroad. The very last thing that creditors in the growth economy want is for a country to use its raw materials to develop an industrial economy, as the networks have all been striated to the extent that if new economies emerged, the credit system would shatter. The only real value is in raw materials and manufacturing prowess, which is held precariously in the hands of foreign universities This is why we currently receive such high tuition fees from students in the Asian continent. The affects afoot in our economy have been precarious to say the least for the past several centuries, and have truly only come about due to coercion and the fact that joining the neoliberal economy is more like looking down the barrel of a a creditor’s gun. Rant over. We will have to shut down fortress Europe eventually.