New Drone Base in Niger Builds U.S. Presence in Africa

[Editor’s Note: The French military have become bogged down
in Mali. As a result the US has intervened and provided support using
its superior logistics and use of extra-judicial
assassinations with drones. Thousands of people have been killed in
this way across Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.]

Eric Schmitt and Scott Sayare in the New York Times:

In a letter to Congress, Mr. Obama said about 40 United States military service members arrived in Niger on Wednesday, bringing the total number of those deployed in the country to about100 American troops had been sent to Niger in West Africa to help set up a new base from which unarmed Predator aircraft would conduct surveillance in the region.

“the greatest enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words.”

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