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AFRICOM Envisions Two Years Of Open-Ended Warfare In Somalia

AFRICOM Envisions Two Years Of Open-Ended Warfare In Somalia

The Pentagon has submitted operational plans to the White House which outline at least two years of combat operations in Somalia against the militant group Al-Shabaab. The plans coincide with AFRICOM’s ramped-up campaign of airstrikes in Somalia, carrying out 32 so far in 2017, more than twice the number conducted the previous year. In November, AFRICOM bombed an alleged Al-Shabaab[Read More…]

by 16/12/2017 2 comments Imperialism
Terse Turse Take

Terse Turse Take

  “Oh no, you don’t call people from Niger and Nigeria by the same name!” — the author’s home schooled youngest in 2006 I have reservations about Democracy Now!, but often Amy Goodman & Co. provide a highly instructive segment. A recent exchange with Nick Turse is a good example of that. It’s a telegraphic treatment, of course, of the[Read More…]

by 29/10/2017 Comments are Disabled Imperialism
Controlling Africa With Western “Democracy”

Controlling Africa With Western “Democracy”

The west uses “democracy”, as in elections, to control Africa. This has resulted in over half a century of murder and mayhem because all but one African country is a mixture of different ethnicity’s and nationalities with tribalism dominant in African societies. Elections mean tribal winners and tribal losers and no in between, or consensus based governance. This has been[Read More…]

by 12/09/2016 1 comment Imperialism
 Keeping Track Of U.S. Special Ops In Africa

 Keeping Track Of U.S. Special Ops In Africa

Sometimes the real news is in the details — or even in the discrepancies. Take, for instance, missions by America’s most elite troops in Africa. It was September 2014. The sky was bright and clear and ice blue as the camouflage-clad men walked to the open door and tumbled out into nothing. One moment members of the U.S. 19th Special[Read More…]

by 07/09/2016 1 comment Imperialism
 When AFRICOM Evaluates Itself, The News Is Grim

 When AFRICOM Evaluates Itself, The News Is Grim

It’s rare to hear one top military commander publicly badmouth another, call attention to his faults, or simply point out his shortcomings. Despite a seemingly endless supply of debacles from strategic setbacks to quagmire conflicts since 9/11, the top brass rarely criticize each other or, even in retirement, utter a word about the failings of their predecessors or successors.  Think[Read More…]

by 02/08/2016 1 comment Imperialism
AFRICOM Clams Up After Commander Peddles Contradictory Statements To Congress

AFRICOM Clams Up After Commander Peddles Contradictory Statements To Congress

General David Rodriguez might be a modern military celebrity — if he hadn’t spent his career ducking the spotlight. After graduating from West Point in 1976, he began his long march up the chain of command, serving in Operation Just Cause (the U.S. invasion of Panama) and Operation Desert Storm (Iraq War 1.0) before becoming deputy commander of United States[Read More…]

by 24/06/2016 Comments are Disabled Imperialism