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Afrique - A Warning for America



Afrique offers a detailed "in-theater" intelligence brief on the extent of Chinese expansion in Africa.  In the process, it uncovers several disturbing facts:  (1) how America's current heroin deluge is due to a largely unimpeded drug conduit across Africa; (2) how the 1994 Rwandan genocide still goes on in the Eastern DRC; (3) how freedom has hit the skids in South Africa; and (4) how the U.S. has been deprived of natural resources essential to its own defense.   But, at the same time, this book demonstrates how police investigative procedure would better ascertain the progress of America's arch-enemies than standard U.S. intelligence-gathering methods. That's because those enemies (the Islamists, Communists, and drug runners) all operate from the bottom up -- through thousands of tiny, seemingly inconsequential, razor cuts at the local level. Many of those cuts have additionally been disguised, so most never register with electronic surveillance or the mainstream media. With 54 nations under attack from those same enemies, modern-day Africa makes a perfect research model for such a conclusion.  Near the end, Afrique talks about how the U.S. military could more effectively reverse those unhappy trends.

What the critics have said about Afrique:

"This is an absolute must read for any U.S. leader -- military, intelligence, or otherwise.  Saving America will take better identifying all threats flying in under the bureaucratic radar."      -- Booklife, August 2017

Through intelligence-gathering methods routinely used by U.S. law enforcement agencies for crime solving, Afrique reveals for the first time just how completely Africa has now been subverted by ... Muslim expansionists ... [and] those from the People’s Republic of China.”                                                                   - Military Officer, December 2015

"You wouldn’t necessarily think about turning to a book called, “AFRIQUE, A Warning for America,” to read about the global ambitions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), but retired Marine and noted military author H. John Poole does a good job of connecting the dots."
— Aviation Week, 2 November 2015

“If you are interested in assessments of current events and likely future trends from an insightful student oftactics . . . [who] has closely studied each of theplayers, and not only the superficial, collective wisdom of our time . . . , you will find Afrique fascinating.”
Tactics and Preparedness, November 2015

We have growing security interests in Africa.  We are ...  dealing with the threats to those interests in a meager, ineffective way.... Poole offers a well thought out course of action that focuses on everything from a strategic understanding of what we face ... to the tactical requirements for small units ... on the ground.  We should heed his sage advice and look to adopting his recommendation.”
— Gen. A.C. Zinni USMC (Ret.), former head of CENTCOM

“Author ... Poole summarizes the expanding Islamic and Chinese presence ... in Africa in ... “Afrique.” He describes the challenges confronting the United States and outlines strategies and tactics to counter the insidious threat. Unless we act, ... the Dark Continent ... will become the Lost Continent.”
— M.Gen. J.H. Admire USMC (Ret.), former head of 1st Mar.Div.

“In the mid 1960’s, as America was ... mired down in ... Vietnam ..., the People’s Republic of China was getting involved in eastern Africa with railroad building and foreign aid to buy influence.... In using ... Islamic radicals to keep America’s attention, China has moved back into Africa in a major league way.  Wars are primarily fought over futuristic needs of raw natural resources (just look at Japan & Germany in the 1930’s and 40’s) and the next war is already taking shape in Africa.... Poole signals a clarions call to wake up before its too late!”
— Kim Holien, retired U.S. Army historian of 35 years

“Poole is the consummate red teamer, and he proves it once again in this volume.  He digs into ... both the past and the present to challenge status quo perceptions (and misperceptions) regarding Chinese and radical Islamic intentions in Africa.  He supports his hypothesis with a wealth of insights and evidence.  Why haven’t more observers connected the dots?  Perhaps [it’s]
because the implications are so troubling.”
— Dr. Mark Mateski, founder and editor of “Red Team Journal”

Table of Contents:

List of Illustrations

Part One:  The Dual Face of Foreign Expansion
Chapter 1:  Most African Turmoil Still over Commerce
Chapter 2:  Religious Beliefs Only Partially at Issue   

Part Two:  Communist Initiatives
Chapter 3:  The Formerly Socialist Bloc of Nations
Chapter 4:  China’s “Cultural Revolution” in Africa
Chapter 5:  The PRC’s Building and Immigration Program
Chapter 6:  Peacekeepers Wherever There Is Instability
Chapter 7:  Communist China’s New Modus Operandi

Part Three:  Caliphate Formation
Chapter 8:  African Parts of Former Muslim Empire
Chapter 9:  Salafist Interest in Northeastern Africa
Chapter 10:  Islamist Initiatives in Northwest Africa
Chapter 11:  Any Changes to the Muslim Method

Part Four:  Africa’s Cross-Continent Drug Conduit
Chapter 12:  Afghan Opiate Entrance to Africa
Chapter 13:  Middle of the Smuggling Corridor
Chapter 14:  The West Coast Portal to America

Part Five:  Cooperation between Expansionist Entities
Chapter 15:   Where Both Factions Work Together
Chapter 16:   Intentional Instability
Chapter 17:   The Jihadist Threat as a Diversion

Part Six:  How the Trade and Strife Are Connected
Chapter 18:  Oil & Mineral Removal through Aid Projects
Chapter 19:  China’s Sun-Tzu-Like Agenda
Chapter 20:  Proof of PRC Drug Trade Involvement

Part Seven:  Combatting the Main Attack
Chapter 21:  The PRC’s Overall Occupation of Africa
Chapter 22:  Research Projection vs. On-Site Reality
Chapter 23:  The DRC Situation Comes into Focus
Chapter 24:  Countering China’s Influence

Afterword:  Wake-Up Call for Americans
Appendix:  The Military Interface
Source Notes
About the Author
Name Index

ISBN 9780981865904

Paperback: 466 pages, 131 illustrations,  811 endnotes