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What Are US Special Forces Doing in Niger?

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posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 03:39 PM
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Names of the three killed in the article.

www.armytimes.com...




posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 05:54 PM
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a reply to: namehere

I don't mean it in a negative way towards the USA - not at all - and in the next couple a posts I say 'More power to them.' Meaning the USA.

I'm just sick or war in every corner.

peace



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thank you ZAPHOD85.

DoD releases names of 3rd Special Forces Group soldiers killed in Niger




WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Friday released the names of the three soldiers killed this week in Niger while conducting a joint patrol with Nigerien forces.

Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright died Wednesday.

All three were assigned to the Army’s 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Black, 35, served as a Special Forces medical sergeant, also known as an 18D. The native of Puyallup, Washington, enlisted in the Army in October 2009, according to a statement from U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

Black earned the Ranger Tab and Special Forces Tab while in the Army. Johnson, 39, served as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialist, also known as a 74D. He enlisted in the Army October 2007. He was from Springboro, Ohio.

Wright, 29, was a native of Lyons, Georgia. He served as a Special Forces engineer sergeant, or an 18C. He enlisted in the Army July 2012. Wright earned the Special Forces Tab.

So sorry for all of them and their families. One is a local.

God Bless them for their service and sacrifice.

peace
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posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 06:15 PM
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A fourth soldier was reported missing after the ambush. Over 100 US Special Forces soldiers, Nigerian, and French Air Force units were involved in searching for him. Unfortunately, he was apparently also killed in the ambush. His remains were recovered in the vicinity of where the attack took place.

abcnews.go.com...



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: silo13

This radical Islamic terrorist and now seemingly blending into this sort if neo leftist Marxist movement, at least tactically has been WW3 It's just world wide unconventional warfare.



posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 12:14 PM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance

originally posted by: Zcustosmorum
a reply to: silo13



sounds like the USA is doing a good thing


Have you actually ever taken the time to review history and in particular what the U.S. does to other countries around the globe


Have you actually ever taken the time to review history and in particular what islam does to other countries around the globe:?


Erm, "islam" should be a capital "I"


They pray like Christians, all 1.5 billion of them, don't they? Not quite the same as instigating coups and entirely destroying countries through greed. Additionally, it's not easy to track figures on deaths caused through religion, but I think Christianity would be way out there on top



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 02:27 PM
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a reply to: silo13

Further background on the conflict:

newafricanmagazine.com...



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 02:37 PM
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To answer your question and title directly. Nothing that special forces haven't been doing every single day of the year for the past 50 years.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 03:48 PM
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www.cfr.org...

Here's the deal:

The Trump regime put Chad on the list of banned countries.

It turns out Chad was the greatest enemy of Boko Haram now allies with Isis.

Supposedly, they were in Niger fighting the radicals but since Trump and his regime put them on the banned list they consequently removed their troops from Niger and were replaced by American Special Forces and those four dead soldiers were among those forces that took the place of the Chad forces




Chadian troops are tough. Pound for pound, they are the most effective military in the Sahel. They played a significant role in the rollback of Boko haram in northeastern Nigeria in 2015. While there are complaints, likely valid, about their human rights violations, that is also true of other African militaries operating in the Sahel.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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I posted this on the 6th of this month.

Why did it take so long to get into MSM news???

Strange that.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: silo13

Special Forces operations frequently take awhile to really get into the spotlight. Even public operations by them they tend to be very noncommittal about.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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These guys were Uranium Specialists ; they were Scientists in uniform.

France just sent 4000 troops to the area so they can guard their Uranium interests against Pentagon's takeover ops .

Pentagon thinks Niger is irreplaceable ; this is where the Uranium to North Korea is sent from by USA .



posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Niger is worth geopolitically protecting, IMHO

It is a Republic, with some rudimentary institutions, is a buffer on the northern border of Nigeria, and produces uranium.

If US troops are helping the local government maintain that; well, to complain about the mission would seem a little uninformed.



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 02:16 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: silo13

Officially, they're there as trainers, and are supposed to have a limited to non-existent combat role. The reality is that they do occasionally engage in combat, going out with the troops they're equipping and training. They also have UAVs and ISR assets in multiple countries as well as an F-15E squadron that's been in Djibouti for 15+ years.


Uhhh...just for rumor control, there is not an F-15E squadron in DJ



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 04:13 AM
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a reply to: wileel

It's officially acknowledged. Has been for several years. They announced the change of command there a few years ago.



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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Train terrorists, send them in to countries.
that countries then needs help!
you offer help to stop the terrorists!
fighting escalates. they need more help.
you put a Base in there countrie.
They have to pay a Big price to you.
you slowly take over and get more and more.
they do a Lot more than that.
Bribes, back mail (with children, see USA news)
assassinations.



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 09:08 PM
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We have been there for a while. My issue is more with why are we relying on other air forces to provide support to our Special Forces. I get the politics but we should have adequate air support available.



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 02:08 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Don't know where you would have heard that but I can assure you that there are is not an F-15E squadron assigned there...much less for 15+ years...simply untrue...this is how rumors get started. There MAY have been a TDY there at some point for some eagles but not anytime I can recall in the last few years



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 05:47 AM
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a reply to: wileel

It's documented. The time frame may be off, but Camp Lemonnier had been used for years, by UAVs, and by multiple F-15E units operating in the Africa area. They've been documented transiting through, and satellitephotos have seen them.

There was an official Air Force announcement in 2002 that they were deployed to Camp Lemonnier and were flying missions.
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posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 07:48 AM
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It is all about protecting America's 'freedoms', and 'interests'.

These 'interests' are in all sorts of other countries, which Americans take over, since it's a god-given right for America to take anything, as theirs.

America is protecting their 'freedoms' in other countries, by occupying these other countries, by controlling the resources of the other countries, for America's use.

American freedoms are being proudly shown to others around the world, face to face, at no cost to them!

In fact, Americans do not hold 'interests' in any of these other countries. The people who have 'interests' in those countries tell us how much it benefits all of the American people. And benefits all the people in those countries, after we take over, and teach them how to live in a free society, as their American overlords want them to live!


There is nothing free about a military occupation, saying what to do, what not to do, how to live, how not to live, taking their resources, and anything else, as their own. And that's how it will always be, forever after.

If a nation has conflict, it is THEIR conflict. It is theirs to settle, or not settle. It is nobody else's business.

The very foundation of a free society, free people, is free will, and in free choice. Independence.

It isn't another country swooping in, occupying it, and shoving s%%& in your face.


Anyone should be able to understand why the military occupation of another country is horrifying.

If America was invaded by China, who gained control of America through sheer numbers, what would Americans think about it? Every American would be terrified. In fear, of everything. They are at the mercy of their foreign military overlords.

China's government keeps on saying that Americans have nothing to fear. Because the Chinese troops are only there to help everyone, to show how America will someday become a peaceful society, just like it is in China.

The only problem is that some Americans are terrorists. They have bombed Chinese troops, and Chinese tanks, without remorse. And they hate everything about our peaceful Chinese society.

There is another American group who don't agree with their murderous tactics. And we're arming them to fight and defeat the other group. Those Americans share in our Chinese vision for America's new-found ideology.


American military occupation is portrayed by the mass media, and the US government, as something to cheer about, as something that these people should welcome with open arms! To cherish their heroic American friends, who fight and die for our freedoms.

America had to take out a dictator in Iraq. America didn't mention they had actually put him IN as dictator of Iraq, years earlier. Nobody remembers that, anyhow...

Why would America help put in a dictator, whilst they always preach about America's 'freedoms'?

Nobody asks why, of course. It just happened, who cares, it's not relevant, move on, folks..


If you can create the evil leader for a country, then you own the country, already.

When you say this dictator, is a threat to America. He has developed WMD's, and that's a fact.

America must go to Iraq, and take him out, and destroy his WMD's.


This was the reason we shelled Iraq into ruins. Again.

But he didn't have any WMD's, after all!

He was still deposed as dictator, just in case.


They lied to us about having WMD's in Iraq.

Oh well, who cares...

This was the whole reason to fight in Iraq, and it's all a lie.

Oh well, let's stay in Iraq, anyway. We destroyed it, so we'd like to stay and rebuild it, too!!

Amazing.




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