Niger : Why US troops are in Niger

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,


    Why US troops are in Niger
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    LUIS MARTINEZ
    ABC NewsOctober 19, 2017

    They are there as part of a counterterrorism mission to train Niger’s military to help fight Islamic extremists in neighboring countries, namely Mali ...

    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/why-us-troops-niger-195013875.html

    Why US troops are in Niger

    The back and forth about President Donald Trump's condolence calls to the families of four fallen American soldiers in Niger has raised questions about the U.S. military presence in the West African country. Here are some answers to questions...
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    What You Should Know About The U.S. In Niger
    All Things Considered

    The U.S. military operation in Niger is among about 20 in Africa, part of the little-known U.S. Africa Command. The Pentagon is investigating why four U.S. soldiers were killed in the Niger operation.





     
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    US SOG and JSOG units exist for two reasons, to enforce American foreign policy or to destabilize or completely topple the leadership of 2nd & 3rd world nations hostile to American interest. SEALS, DELTA, RANGERS, MARINE FORCE RECON & SNIPER GROUP, USAF RESCUE, etc, especially with CIA and/or State Department advisers in tow initiating incursions into hostile countries are rarely announced even on the general DOD or each branch of the Military's own websites. Misadventures such as Benghazi, Mogadishu, Bay of Pigs, Iran/Contra, Francis Gary Powers U-2 shoot down, the North Korean USN Pueblo hostage situation, etc. are only announced to the press after Congress get's wind of them then calls the US military leadership and their CIA and/or State Department handlers to The Hill. Our military and intelligence and even some Federal agencies assets are embedded in more places then you could ever realize. I've talked to a few SOG & JSOG members who never disclosed anything detrimental to their missions to me but they all agreed that their greatest fear is not getting killed but being taken alive or worst being the unwitting victims of a CIA or State Department policy shift which has been known to completely abandon the boots on the ground in the name of National Security or to minimize the risk of discovery of secret White House involvement.
     
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    It remains to be seen exactly what part Chad's troop withdrawal from Niger played in the ambush; just because our ally ran out of passport paper, was no reason for the Trump administration to make them unhappy when placed on the Travel Ban List :facepalm:

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    I'm 100% with you on that score. And speaking of scores this travesty mirrors Benghazi way too much to be coincidence. I think Kelly is planning Trumps political demise. I say that because I know the Marine mindset from family members. Kelly has been a Marine off and on, mostly on since 1970 and he is far beyond hard core. Kelly despises knowing he has to answer to a coward who never served in any branch of the military. Kelly makes no bones about his hate and derision of his idiot of a Commander in Chief. Also he headed DHS who has a say in travel bans for a time so he can call in favors and pull secret strings to damage Trump on that end. If anybody takes Trump down it will be Mueller with Kelly's help.
     
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    Well said Symbol of America, well put indeed ... Watching today's events, carrying over from yesterday, those same thoughts passed through my mind also. Kelly is a marine general, and has to have an ulterior motive in all of this.

    God willing and the creek don't rise, I'll be right here :tv1:

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    Film at eleven.
     
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    Based on the article below, you may be onto something mirroring Benghazi, "a squeaky wheel gets the oil" ...



    Sen.: Benghazi, Niger comparisons make me sick
    SE Cupp Unfiltered

    Sen. James Inhofe says comparing the Benghazi attack to the recent Niger ambush makes him "physically sick" because people, including then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was aware an attack was imminent in Benghazi, unlike the attack in Niger.
    Source: hln

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/10/20/james-inhofe-niger-benghazi-sick-cupp-sot.hln

    Sen.: Benghazi, Niger comparisons make me sick - CNN Video

    Sen. James Inhofe says comparing the Benghazi attack to the recent Niger ambush makes him "physically sick" because people, including then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was aware an attack was imminent in Benghazi, unlike the attack in Niger.
    cnn.com


     
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