China's interests in Libya, which supplies 3-5% of its oil, also act as a gateway to its tens of billions of dollars worth of investments across Africa in mining, infrastructure development and oil & gas.
Asia Time's Pepe Escobar :
"The Muslim Brotherhood is a weaponised, ideological arm of Saudi Arabia."
"The problem is there are different Washington agendas, White House, national security agencies, the CIA, the Pentagon."
"The next domino to fall, if we follow the agenda established by the Pentagon is Syria....The Pentagon is basically the Africa agenda, they want to win the war in Libya, install a Africa base in Africa....then there are the dominoes, Libya, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Zimbawbe, Somalia. So these are the next dominoes to fall, according to the Africa Pentagon agenda. Then later on the big dominoes would the countries where China has substantial interests. Example, Angola, Algeria, Nigera, Equitorial Guinea...."
"China...their counter strategy, if they see they're foundering in Africa....they would renew their ties with South America and Central Asia..."