China has $7 billion trade deal with Guinea's military junta.
Recently, Guinean soldiers attacked a crowd of 50,000 protesters, killing about 150, wounding more than a thousand, and raping many women.
The deal would improve Guinea's infrastructure.
With all the talk about United States developing a policy of counterinsurgency - one would hope that we might - just might - consider pro insurgency as a policy option with respect to Guinea.
Concededly, John McCain wold not be able to thump his chest over this and the defense contracts would be pretty thin, but it would be ever so refreshing if just for once we were the guys setting off the IED's.