U.S. MILITARY SURVEYS FOUND LOCAL DISTRUST IN NIGER. THEN THE AIR FORCE BUILT A $100 MILLION DRONE BASE. | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


U.S. MILITARY SURVEYS FOUND LOCAL DISTRUST IN NIGER. THEN THE AIR FORCE BUILT A $100 MILLION DRONE BASE.

BEFORE THE U.S. military began building its $100 million drone base in Agadez, Niger, U.S. Africa Command and the State Department took the temperature of locals through public-opinion surveys. The results indicated mixed feelings about the United States and its motives in the region — and take on added resonance in the wake of an ambush last October in Niger that killed four American soldiers.

“The devout of Agadez are divided on variables associated with violent religious extremism,” reads a military report that contains data from surveys conducted in 2012 by the polling firm ORB International. The 2013 report by U.S. Army Africa, which is the Army component of AFRICOM, is titled “Special Assessment: Agadez, Niger – Strategic Crossroads in the Sahara,” and was obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act.

A July 2012 survey found that 83 percent of Agadez respondents believed that American and European cultures pose a threat to traditional Muslim values. Nearly 50 percent were convinced that the United States is fighting Islam, rather than terrorism, across the Muslim world. And 40 percent believed that using violence in the name of their religion was always or sometimes justified.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US military has established this drone facility in Niger, to head off any other rebellion by other African countries, and is following the very predictable path of wanting to arrange for Niger's natural resources to be expropriated; insure that a Western-centric government rules the country; and that those resources are only sold for the US dollar.

And although its GNP is primarily supported by its agriculture, its other natural, and as of yet, unexploited wealth, includes the following:

A to Z Mining

The article goes on to state:

"The natural resources of Niger include uranium, coal, gold, iron ore, tin, phosphates, petroleum, molybdenum, salt, and gypsum. Niger has some of the largest uranium reserves in the world. It also has a good amount of oil reserves. Experts state that Niger’s exports are likely to expand significantly by year 2016."

This was obviously written some time ago, but that resource list is still current.

There is a companion piece, written by moonoveralabama.com, and its headline reads: Secret US Wars Endanger Africa

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