Militarization of the African Continent: The U.S. Is Building a Massive $110 Million Drone Base in the Sahara | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Militarization of the African Continent: The U.S. Is Building a Massive $110 Million Drone Base in the Sahara

The Drone Base Will Provide a Stronger US Presence in a Region

[Combating Extremism is the stated objective. Terrorism is the Justification for the Militarization of Africa, GR Editor]

Back in 2013, President Obama had ordered a drone base to be built in the capital of Niger, Niamey, but even than military officials already indicated that ideally, they wanted the drone operation to be based outside of Agadez. The NY Times reported moving the drone base to Agadez had two main advantages. First, it is better positioned to launch drone operation throughout the southern regions of the Sahara that are turning into an alleged “terrorist hotbed”. Second, the drone operations are better shielded from prying eyes in isolated Agadez than in Niamey. A third reason, not mentioned by the NYT might well be that with the fall of Libyan leader Gaddafi, Agadez has turned into the smuggling capital of Africa, according to Politico Europe.

In the NYT, P.W. Singer, a strategist, and drone specialist at New America in Washington said that:

American Drones Over Africa: New US Military Bases in West Africa
“The base, and the more frequent flights that its opening will allow, will give us far more situational awareness and intelligence on a region that has been a hub of illicit and extremist activity, but it will also further involve us in yet more operations and fights that few Americans are even aware our military is in.”

The quote highlights the shadowy character of the American drone operations. Many of the drone bases are situated in remote areas with questionable authorities and very little oversight, such as Yemen, Somalia and now Niger.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this is about expropriating more of Africa's resources, to which the US government has absolutely zero moral right, while insuring that those living over said resources get scarce, or zero, compensation for those resources, and they will only be sold in American dollars.

It is just that simple.

Does the US government really want to stop terrorism in its tracks?!? All it has to do, is stop mucking about in other people's countries.

You're welcome! :-)

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