Senators ‘Stunned’ to Learn US Has 1,000 Troops in Niger | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Senators ‘Stunned’ to Learn US Has 1,000 Troops in Niger

With Pentagon officials offering the first details on the Niger ambush incident, they also revealed details about the ongoing US war in Niger, including the revelation that there is an ongoing US war in Niger. Nobody seems to have known about it.

Especially not those whose job it is to know. Senate Armed Services Committee members confirmed they were “stunned” by the revelation, and had no idea that the US had upwards of 1,000 ground troops operating inside Niger.

Gen. Joe Dunford presented this military operation as being targeted at an ISIS affiliate inside Niger, and the suggestion is that the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Afghanistan is serving as the legal justification.

Perennial hawk Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) expressed comfort with this, saying it is the military’s job to decide who the enemy is, and Congress could defund the war if they objected. This is both not the way US wars are supposed to be launched, and obviously a problem since Congress didn’t even know the war was going on.

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And, while Congress is in its "stunned" mode, barking its innocence of this military confrontation, one might well ask them why the US government and military are enabling Saudi War Crimes in Yemen, which is an unfolding human catastrophe, featuring the assassination of innocents, including women and children; the starvation of the Yemeni people, courtesy of a joint US/Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports; and the increasingly horrific spread of (potentially weaponized) cholera in Yemen, about which no one can seem to do anything, because the country is so unstable.

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