Black People : US Shops for New Drone Base in Africa

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  1. Mad Skillz

    Mad Skillz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Reporting in the New York Times Monday reveals that the US government is busy in west Africa looking for a country willing to host a military base for a portion its fleet of Predator drones.

    Officials who spoke to the newspaper say that only un-armed surveillance drones would be part of an original plan to establish a base, but "they have not ruled out conducting missile strikes" if they consider it necessary in the future.

    If the base is approved, the most likely location for it would be in Niger, a largely desert nation on the eastern border of Mali, where French and Malian troops are now battling Qaeda-backed fighters who control the northern part of that country. The American military’s Africa Command is also discussing options for the base with other countries in the region, including Burkina Faso, officials said.
    The immediate impetus for a drone base in the region is to provide surveillance assistance to the French-led operation in Mali. “This is directly related to the Mali mission, but it could also give Africom a more enduring presence for ISR,” one American military official said on Sunday, referring to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
    Established critics of the US war on terror will not be surprised at the news, as the Pentagon and CIA have been fighting aspects of the so-called 'war on terror' in Africa for much of the last decade. However, establishing a US drone base inside Niger, Burkina Faso or elsewhere will be a clear escalation on the part of AFRICOM.

    Link: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/28-6


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  2. Romeoandler

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    The scramble for Africa still goes on. China also wants to colonize Africa.
     
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    Maybe so but is China building military bases and sending occupation forces?
     
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    Not only is China not doing any of that...but China for a while has been tearing down buildings and rebuilding them for the Afrakans in China to set up and do business there. I don't want to make China sound like no God send or anything like that...but when it comes to our people, what other country is at least reaching out to our people on any level in that fashion???
     
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