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U.S. troops arrive in Niger
to set up drone base

Washington Post, by Craig Whitlock

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/22/2013 3:52:26 PM

President Obama announced Friday that about 100 U.S. troops have been deployed to the West African country of Niger, where defense officials said they are setting up a drone base to spy on al-Qaeda fighters in the Sahara. In a letter to Congress, Obama said about 40 U.S. military personnel arrived in Niger on Wednesday, bringing the total number of troops based there to “approximately” 100. He said the troops, who are armed for self-protection, would support a French-led military operation in neighboring Mali, where al-Qaeda fighters and other militants have carved out a refuge in a remote territory

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dixieboy1, 2/22/2013 4:04:00 PM     (No. 9191344)

What happens when the bad guys get drones?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: twinkle93, 2/22/2013 4:08:31 PM     (No. 9191350)

Obama just painted a bull´s eye on our troops.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WyoEagle, 2/22/2013 4:12:44 PM     (No. 9191358)

Apparently not a secret drone base. What nitwits.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/22/2013 4:18:21 PM     (No. 9191366)

Looks like Arthur C. Clarke was right on the money.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: melanie, 2/22/2013 4:21:11 PM     (No. 9191370)

I´ll bet the bad guys appreciate our considerate notification of the existence and location of our "secret" base. The local government, who may or may not have given their approval, will be glad to see this new demonstration of openness too. Make your popcorn and watch the attacks begin.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 2/22/2013 4:32:29 PM     (No. 9191381)

Niamey is a pretty big city. Depending on where the base is located and what type of arms we´re equipped with it should be difficult to strike.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 2/22/2013 4:37:24 PM     (No. 9191387)

Let´s see, from a Nobel Peace Prize Winner:

1. Auromatic weapons sales to Mexican drug cartels - check.
2. Weapons to Libyian rebels - check.
3. Weapons smuggled to Syrians - check.
4. Weapon restrictions on non-criminal bitter-clinger, right-wingers - check.

Marx would be proud.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hershey, 2/22/2013 4:57:12 PM     (No. 9191435)

Nothing like advertising where you will be setting up a base..

This administration should be tried for TREASON and then tarred and feathered before being sent to prison.

What a bunch of wankers.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: keekng, 2/22/2013 5:13:20 PM     (No. 9191462)

"Drones Over America",
Coming soon to an airbase near you........

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Reply 10 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/22/2013 5:25:13 PM     (No. 9191481)

Into Africa.

Why worry? We know how to pick the good guys and help them control the bad.

We only need a little nation building here and there, a surge or two, and "voila": Smart Diplomacy Part Deux, copyright John Kerry 2013.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 2/22/2013 5:49:54 PM     (No. 9191514)

Yup, into Africa. Lest we forget Valerie Plame sent her husband, former ambassador to Niger Wilson, there to supposedly check out reports of yellow cake from Niger going to Sadam´s nuclear program. They are the 4th largest supplier of uranium to the EU with future growth pegged on exploitation of oil, gold, coal, and other mineral resources. You don´t want Iranian backed bag guys to control this flow.

We´re already running drones out of Djibouti but that along with this move in Niger should be secret. The base in Djibouti was initially set up for repair of heavy military equipment from Iraq and Afghanistan and to protect the straits where the USS Cole was attacked...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/23/2013 7:32:21 AM     (No. 9192053)

My ignorant demonrat sister says Barry hasn´t put any troops in Africa. But then, she only watches MS(PMS)NBC, CNN, and the big 3 drive by media. Sigh.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 2/23/2013 9:25:29 AM     (No. 9192260)

I have so much that I want to say about this but can´t risk using the N word.

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