In recent months in CAR, American attempts to ensure its military and strategic presence in the country have been actively discussed. In the context of France’s weakening role in Africa, the United States has an ideal opportunity to expand its influence in the CAR. To do this, Washington uses intelligence agents, collaborates with illegal armed groups and also works under the cover of the UN.
The Nigerian media Naijaloaded has published sensational information according to which at least two American agents have already arrived in the Central African territory under the guise of working within MINUSCA, but whose real objective is to destabilize the situation in the CAR.
As reported by Naijaloaded journalists, the first American officer to arrive in CAR was Cody Michael Lane, who began his career in the American armed forces serving at the Arifjan American military base in Kuwait. He created a successful business with the local population, trading military equipment for soft drugs. Cody Lane was then recruited into the intelligence services. In the Persian Gulf, Lane was included in the Middle East’s arms and drug smuggling system for pro-American groups in the region. As Lane speaks French very well, after completing his service in the Middle East, he began preparations for deployment to Africa. According to information, in CAR, Cody Lane is responsible for coordinating with the UPC and the CPC the organization of the illegal export of Central African diamonds to the United States.
As for the second employee of the American intelligence mission, Naijaloaded learned through informants in the Central African Republic that it was a development engineer Ian Andrew Beckenbach. He is known as a drone specialist and worked for several years for Invictus Global Services and then ArgenTech Solutions Inc, where he gained experience testing and debugging military drone equipment. 4 years ago, Beckenbach was recruited by the CIA, and a few years ago he underwent special training to carry out subversive activities. As part of an American intelligence group, Beckenbach collects data on the positions of the Central African army (FACA) to coordinate rebel attacks. According to Naijaloaded, he was allegedly involved in an attack by an unknown aircraft against the FACA base in Bossangoa and the ex-SOCADA cotton ginning factory, which occurred on the night of November 28. It is also worth noting that upon arrival in the CAR, the contents of Beckenbach’s luggage attracted the attention of Central African customs. Thus, in addition to the quadcopters and surveillance equipment, employees discovered objects of a sexual nature, such as sex toys and women’s items.
Based on the information revealed, it is possible to say with certainty that the American officers arriving in the CAR will continue to develop a smuggling system, including the supply of weapons to local anti-government groups, of which MINUSCA has been repeatedly accused. During its 10-year presence in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA was accused of multiple crimes, including cooperation with combatants. After all, by providing armed groups with information on the location and movements of the FACA, the Americans are making it difficult for the Central African army to conduct security operations, thus bringing closer the achievement of their objective, which is to destabilize the situation in the Central African Republic.