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Obama Dispatches 100 US Troops To Niger To "Support Predator Drone Base"

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As we speculated from the very beginning, and as was reaffirmed in "Is Nigeria, And Its Light Sweet Crude, About To Be Drawn Into The Mali "Liberation" Campaign?", the "French" (with complete and fully-comped US support) Mali campaign is slowly but surely migrating to its intended target: Nigeria, and rather its holdings of light sweet crude. And while the US presence in this latest resource land grab, this time in Africa, was so far rather stealthy, it appears the time for foreplay is over and moments ago Obama told congress has has dispatched 40 more American troops to Niger this week, bringing the total U.S. military presence in the west African country to 100. Let's hear it for the full retroactive transparency demanded by the War Powers Resolution.

The Hill reports: "The troops have been deployed to support the intervention in neighboring Mali, where French troops have been helping local forces rout Islamist militants from the country's north since last month.  The Obama administration is also planning to build a base in Niger for unarmed Predator drones to conduct surveillance on militants in the region, The New York Times reported last month. On Wednesday, “the last elements of a deployment of approximately 40 additional U.S. military personnel entered Niger with the consent of the Government of Niger,” Obama wrote to the House and Senate leaders." Next: extensive weapons of mass destruction are discovered in Abuja while Al Qaeda terrorists are seen making threatening gestuers and using harsh language at Nigerian oil rigs which is the international acknowledged symbol that the US has to do its sworn globocop duty and liberate all that oppressed Nigerian crude.

More importantly, China is surely delighted over what as everyone can now understand, is an imminent confrontation over who owns what in Africa.

Here's the full letter:

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE

 

February 22, 2013

 

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

 

On February 20, 2013, the last elements of a deployment of approximately 40 additional U.S. military personnel entered Niger with the consent of the Government of Niger. This deployment will provide support for intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing with French forces conducting operations in Mali, and with other partners in the region. The total number of U.S. military personnel deployed to Niger is approximately 100. The recently deployed forces have deployed with weapons for the purpose of providing their own force protection and security.

 

I directed this deployment of U.S. forces in furtherance of U.S. national security interests, and pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive.

 

I am providing this report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148). I appreciate the support of the Congress in this action.

 

Sincerely,

 

BARACK OBAMA

 


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Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:52 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Thanks for the map. I flunked geography.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:52 | Link to Comment Pladizow
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Africa belongs to China!

Obummer better be careful.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:55 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Every single chinese person carries a smart phone.  Seems like an easy problem to fix.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:02 | Link to Comment WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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"The Obama administration is also planning to build a base in Niger for unarmed Predator drones to conduct surveillance on militants in the region"

Unarmed for now.  Always starts that way.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:20 | Link to Comment Ying-Yang
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There once was a POTUS dispatching troops to Niger,
who went for a ride on a tiger.
They came back from the ride
with the POTUS inside,
and a smile on the face of the tiger.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:15 | Link to Comment Bananamerican
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Shee-it, ain't nuffin' new!
Obama bin dispatchin' nigers wid dronz since he got mo'lected

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:28 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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Did O just say "That's my Niger!"?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:32 | Link to Comment upWising
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Barry O'Drone:  "When we went to the break, we had N-I-G-E-R on the board.  Our question for today is 'What is the Ultimate Goal for Operation Imperial Liberation'?"

Contestant #1:  "Barry, can I buy an 'i' and an 'a'?"

Contestant #2:  "Barry, I think I can solve the puzzle !!"

 

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 23:16 | Link to Comment Half_A_Billion_...
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LOGIC--> ALL HUSSEINS ARE HUSSEINS; OBAMA IS A HUSSEIN; THEREFORE OBAMA IS A HUSSEIN

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:32 | Link to Comment James_Cole
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"The troops have been deployed to support the intervention in neighboring Mali, where French troops have been helping local forces rout Islamist militants from the country's north since last month."

Gotta love those Islamist militants, always in the right place at the right time!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 16:32 | Link to Comment TPTB_r_TBTF
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religious sheeple are the sheeplest of all sheeple and easily play into the hands of TPTB.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:25 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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This one is going to end with a new Black Hawk Down incident. 100 troops in the middle of nowhere with many millions of high-tech gear that any number of state actors would pay richly for is just asking for a raid. If they get attacked there's no way that support can arrive in time to do anything, even if the President happens to be awake and working at the time to authorize it.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Mad Max
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It sure would be a "darn shame" if Chinese-backed militants were to attack peaceable US soldiers, there only for humanitarian observation reasons, and force the US into conflict with those dirty commie bastards.

Nice country you got there, sure would be a shame if anything were to happen to it.

Oh yeah - "Remember the Maine!!!"

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:27 | Link to Comment Mad Max
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BTW, for those who are denser than a APFSDS-T, /sarc.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:33 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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"U.S. Africa Command protects and defends the national security interests of the United States by strengthening the defense capabilities of African states and regional organizations and, when directed, conducts military operations, in order to deter and defeat transnational threats and to provide a security environment conducive to good governance and development."

http://www.africom.mil/about-the-command/mission

Activated in 2008, US Africom is a direct response to China's growing influence in Africa. If you peruse the Africom website, you will not find one mention of securing resources. However, despite the atypical platitudes of ensuring national security and helping the Africans fight terrorism in the region, it is quite obvious that it is an incursion with the ultimate prize being Africa's treasures. It is a pillaging, just as egregious as Pizzaro's Spanish conquest of the Incan Empire.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:12 | Link to Comment Doomer
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The Spice must flow!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:35 | Link to Comment tjmc
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Actually what it is is bureacratic expansion. 

It's jobs, money and positioning for another four star general and his staff.   And once in place, they need to do something and justify their existence. 

Any pillaging will be an effect of that.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:56 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Africa belongs to China!

 

Not anymore. We claim this land in the interest of peas.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:36 | Link to Comment upWising
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And Amercia Belongs to Jesus!

"Amercia is Jesus' Favorite Country ©"
"Jesus Watches Fox News ©"
"Jesus Guides Our Drones ©" 

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:10 | Link to Comment kliguy38
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cat and mouse game  at this point. Positioning before the real game starts. Someone will blink and then the U.S. will get a real shooting war. Enjoy these days .......gl

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 16:38 | Link to Comment TPTB_r_TBTF
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... and mineral rights will change hands.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:10 | Link to Comment Stoploss
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Oh, and while he's at it, let's just go ahead and ban tropical waves that originate from there, causing all of our troubles over here, in the form of hurricanes.

We still got a couple months till hurricane season, just dont forget, BAN AFRICAN TROPICAL WAVES.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:07 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Hey, they're called Assault Tropical Waves.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:59 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Africa belongs to China!
__________________

Not even. If so, it could be an area of growth for 'americans' but the reality that Africa still belongs to 'americans'.

'Americans' have reached that stage in their expansion process when they no longer step in to acquire more but step in to prevent previously acquired loot from being taken from them.

As 'Americans' have from the start, designed to build their empire of liberty as they say out of debt, it is somehow bad news because there will be less and less of new loot inputs, and more and more securing of previously added loot.

Here the Chinese are the threat that could withdraw from 'americans'

Very hard to counter balance the debt stuff when there is no longer future gains from loot.

The beauty of 'americanism' to the world.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:37 | Link to Comment The_Dude
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Hey...the retard is back....welcome to the Snake...enjoy the ride....Gong Xi Fa Cai...????

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 16:49 | Link to Comment ceilidh_trail
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Actually, the only thing that belongs to china is YOU. cHiNeese steal Tibet. cHiNee peoples are steal from people all over the world. cHiNee peoples are steal oil and gold from Africa, not there to help local people. cHiNee people steal oil and coal from North America even. Payment with yuan is not real money, just cheap poor quality paper. Now, Shut up and get me an egg roll!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:55 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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The Gambia - is that like The Ohio State University.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:58 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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It's called that because the whole country is the banks of the Gambia River

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:04 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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That's because there are several Ohio Universities, and only one Ohio State!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:19 | Link to Comment Doomer
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Except for the corn and soybeans, Ohio isn't good for shit.  The Ohio State University could get blasted by an asteroid, and nobody would care outside of Ohio.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 16:52 | Link to Comment TPTB_r_TBTF
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Let it be known that 8 of the most corrupt presidents have come from Ohio.  No other state has been able to provide so many corrupt presidents!  And the doomer above claims "Ohio ainT good for shit!"

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:41 | Link to Comment Go Tribe
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It's like The Bernank

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:57 | Link to Comment FL_Conservative
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Tyler must be mistaken.  This is the most transparent administration in all of history.  I don't know about everyone else, but I know I can see right through them.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:07 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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We have to execute the attack plan.....so we can see what's in it.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:06 | Link to Comment Eireann go Brach
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Is Obama going to drone his friends that grew up in the same huts as him? They knew him as the skinny little brown kid growing up in the small town of Niger!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:29 | Link to Comment Taffy Lewis
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Get your facts straight, Eireann. Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya, not Niger! Doofus.

(/sarc)

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:21 | Link to Comment Doomer
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Whatever.  Kenyans, Nigerans, they all look the same to me.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:17 | Link to Comment Pooper Popper
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maybe some of the people from Niger can move here???

We can always use more Niger Americans here!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:40 | Link to Comment Go Tribe
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I wish they would just come out and say it: "We have the finest military in the world and we fight for oil."

Americans could rally around winning the oil.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 17:05 | Link to Comment Chuck Walla
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Hmm, "rout Islamist forces" and re-route Nigerian oil.

FORWARD SOVIET!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:56 | Link to Comment toady
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Rumor has it they are converting old AFB's in the US to drone bases. They've been seen flying out of old bases in AZ, MI, & CA.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:11 | Link to Comment lunaticfringe
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Who makes these drones? Got a stock symbol? The correction is over, I feel like buying.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:34 | Link to Comment toady
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Northrup & General Atomics

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:15 | Link to Comment Lin S
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You are quite correct about this.  The former George AFB in Victorville, CA, is now used as a drone airfield for a CAANG unit based in Riverside, CA.  This base is also used for urban operations training by the US Marine Corps and Navy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_California_Logistics_Airport

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:06 | Link to Comment yogibear
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Currency was followed by real war. As in the last century.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:02 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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So our 1/2 Niger Prez is helping out the 100% Niger Prez?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:27 | Link to Comment Edward Fiatski
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Hey! Kenya is nearby... I think.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:57 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Free Timbuktu!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:01 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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We're stretched a little thin at the moment Amigo....we'll see if we can fit it in tomorrow.

 

The progressives realized make love not war wasn't getting the job done....so they took it 180.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:12 | Link to Comment PhD
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Wow, just wow!

3 - Spreading the reflective pieces of glass on a car or on the roof of the building.

To achieve extra efficiency this should also be combined with a gigantic "HERE WE ARE M***FUCKERS" neon-sign shaped as a finger pointing down towards the relevant vehicle and/or building

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:50 | Link to Comment Oldrepublic
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re AP report on 22 tips

the cost of 1,000 drones equals the price of an F15 Eagle jet. If we talk

about the latest models, like the Predator, it costs $10 million while the cost of an F16 is $350 million and the fuel for 200 flights of a drone equals the fuel consumed by one flight of F4 Phantom jet. The training of a pilot of a Tornedo costs 1 million Pound Sterling while training a drone operator costs nothing and it takes only three months. Therefore, the

Americans have chosen a comfortable war

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:02 | Link to Comment Overfed
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WTF? An F16 costs more like 18 million Bennybux. You can get a fleet of 'em for $350 million.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 17:06 | Link to Comment TPTB_r_TBTF
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The price can vary depending on features and who the buyer is:

 

The Iraqis got suckered for $165 Mil each.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 03:22 | Link to Comment BorisTheBlade
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Price for Iraq included liberation tax.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:08 | Link to Comment ChacoFunFact
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Arnold "Dutch" Schwarzenegger learned to cover himself in mud to thwart the predator's infra red spectrum.  Just sayin...

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:59 | Link to Comment Debeachesand Je...
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How long before those "unarmed"Predator Drones are "Armed"?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:26 | Link to Comment new game
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unarmed - yea sure...

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:02 | Link to Comment Overfed
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Last week.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:59 | Link to Comment TahoeBilly2012
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"Rainbow coalition" bitchez~

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment maskone909
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guy is such a niger lover.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 16:22 | Link to Comment mumcard
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Soon to be Niger rich.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:01 | Link to Comment Falconsixone
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The Generalz told him. Soon they wont need him or congress to "act" any more.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:01 | Link to Comment LeisureSmith
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Mission creepy.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:01 | Link to Comment PUD
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THAT OIL WAS MISTAKENLY PLACED THERE. IT RIGHTFULLY BELONGS TO FAT FAWK AMERICAN DRIVERS.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:05 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Beats putting a pipeline on American soil. If we did that Uncle Warren wouldn't have anything to do with his trains.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:01 | Link to Comment Irelevant
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This is Uncle Sam protecting the French corner of Africa. I guess the French were how do you say, outnumbered?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:09 | Link to Comment gmrpeabody
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They only operate between 10:00 am and 11:30..., and sometimes put in a little overtime between 1:30 and 2:30 pm.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:20 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Is that before or after the paid 6 weeks vacation?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:03 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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This is Uncle Sam protecting the French corner of Africa.
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Huh no. The ganglord, the US, is probably about snatching that turf from one of his 'american' trustees.

So far, in order to save the 'american' middle class, no other solution but to push some of it under the train.

And what better places to find 'american' middle class than in 'american' nations?

The loot installments will now be transfered from the french middle class to the US american middle class.

The way it works in an 'american' world.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 16:59 | Link to Comment ceilidh_trail
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Kinda like cHiNee peoples pooping in street because not enough toilets in cHiNee city that work? Or is it because cHiNee people afraid of being bitten by snake in year of toilet? How you doing with those north korean vacation deals? Quality peoples in cHiNee orbit.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:04 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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America abandoned the principles of property rights when they started their taxation of real property and income. It now belongs to the "leadership" and we pay tribute, so why shouldn't the rest of the world?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:51 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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America abandoned the principles of property rights when they started their taxation of real property and income.
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'America' never abandoned the principles of property. They simply suspended them to perform the biggest land grab ever as they transfered the land from the Indians.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 17:01 | Link to Comment ceilidh_trail
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Free Tibet! cHiNee people are thieves. You should know about property as You are property of cHiNa.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 17:21 | Link to Comment TPTB_r_TBTF
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The land was taken piecemeal from those poor Indians.

 

The "biggest land grab ever" was the 14th Amendment (.pdf).

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:05 | Link to Comment bullet
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surely he deserves another Nobel peace prize...

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:12 | Link to Comment web bot
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Isn`t it wonderful to now see African maps being rewritten in Arabic.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:23 | Link to Comment W74
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Read any book on the history of Cartography and you'll learn that this is been going on for hundreds of years.  The Arabs (historically) have been a stabilizing influence on Africa, not a destabilizing one. 

If it weren't for Arabs Africa's history (outside of Egypt and North Africa of course) would quite literally begin circa 1415 when the Portugese began sailing south of what is today Morocco.  They simply had no means of recording anything and the weather and climate south of the Sahara is/was not conducive to preserving artifacts.

Granted the Arabs took a lot of gold, and quite possibly more slaves than ever went along the Western trade routes ((who were (wisely) made into eunuchs)), but at least they brought stability to markets along the coasts and oasis caravan routes.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:05 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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And other conclusions an 'american' could have reached?

When you run an extortion of the weak, farming of the poor business, stabilization of the extortion and farming processes matter much.

As long as it goes.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:09 | Link to Comment Tsar Pointless
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Well, we are at war. So, I suppose we have to support the president.

I never got tired of hearing that back in the heydays of the Afghanistan/Iraq invasions.

Then again, I like to lie a lot, and I am incredibly sarcastic.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:28 | Link to Comment pashley1411
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Any map of military action in Africa should include Libya, the source Islamist arms.     Anyone remember why NATO intervened on one side of the Libya civil war?   Oh yea, to bail out Sarkozy.     

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:11 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Actually, 'americans' had probably in mind the contamination of the Libyan conflict to surrounding areas.

This immediate effect is much more valuable for 'americans' as it provided them with pretexts to jump in and secure their loot.

If 'Americans' can keep going down to the cape Alguhas trough contagion, they will.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:12 | Link to Comment Glass Seagull
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I hope they napalm all the cocoa trees.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 15:49 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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Theyre cacoa trees,. which becomes cocoa. You either like roasted instead of raw cocoa or youre long cocoa?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 17:28 | Link to Comment TPTB_r_TBTF
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Now i'm long cocoa.  Thanx for the tip!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:14 | Link to Comment stant
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any gold etc found will be secured to keep from funding terrorist

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:17 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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So, based on the letter... This was planned in advance...they lied again... And we invade another country.. More freedom house rules

And we wonder why they hate us for aour freedoms...

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:16 | Link to Comment digalert
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Relax Niger, you're gonna get a new dictator of our choice. You're gonna get a new bank, with a slew of technocrats. So you see, Niger, all is well...now on your knees!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:55 | Link to Comment Mi Naem
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+

 

subsequently thought better of the reply comment I had in mind. 

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:18 | Link to Comment Dinghy Dumper
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... never mind the light sweet Nigerian crude and the gold.

For the French this is likely more about the Uranium from Niger (and in the future Mali), as they generate most of their electricity from nuclear power plants.

See here, e.g.: http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-war-on-mali-what-you-should-know/5319093

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:56 | Link to Comment Oldrepublic
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globalresearch.ca is an excellent site

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:20 | Link to Comment tuttisaluti
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If they can't attack you due to the drones, I'm affraid they will bring the war to you. watch out!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:20 | Link to Comment smacker
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We shouldn't forget there's still a fair few glitzy diamonds in that region too. I wonder who'll get to them first?

Looks like Obama will be heading for another proxy confrontation. This time with China...

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:23 | Link to Comment Shell Game
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Troops = Spineless Remote Videographers?  How about the warmongers start waving those patriotic 'Support Our Drones' flags in their requisite Harley Davidson regalia?  

Fuck you and your patriotism, Neo-con Leftists..

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:13 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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With their marketing art, 'americans' are the ones to be trusted to sell such a campaign.

"Support our drones, it helps jobs at home"

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 17:10 | Link to Comment ceilidh_trail
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Speaking of drones, what brought you back to posting here? Did they let you out with a kidney and an eyeball? Are you one of those drones in that building in Shanghai hacking and stealing from us? Maybe instead of posting here, you could put your talents to work building your own country instead of copying everything that we make. Oh, also, shut up and get me an egg roll already!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:31 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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They hate us for ou freedom?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:31 | Link to Comment new game
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how far can we go b/4 we take a direct hit in retaliation?

can i leave now?

day by day

sometin gonna back fire.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:36 | Link to Comment realitybiter
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Gosh, why does it matter where he is born or what his National allegiences are?  How many Hollywood fultards have said that?  Never go full.

 

President of US, Son of Kenya?

 

Lets see, if I were "the enemy" where would I locate?  

Kenya, maybe?  Nanner, nanner, can't bomb here!  You'd be blowing up the homeland.

Why would any sensible young person join this military, knowing that your leadership is going to horribly mismanage you?  And then, when they put you in a horrific situation they will either let you die or prosecute you for shooting your way out....blaming you for heinous acts.  You can only win by not playing.

Nutz

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:42 | Link to Comment NoWayJose
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The next phase of Skynet is deployed.  Soon there will be drones covering the entire planet.  Where is John Connor when we need him?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:48 | Link to Comment Sizzurp
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It seems like WW3 is here already.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:56 | Link to Comment BigInJapan
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Man, them Demcrayats sher do love them some wars!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:57 | Link to Comment Tucson Tom
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Nobel Peace prize winner.It should be laughable,except it isn`t.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:14 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Quite hard for 'americans' to run for a peace prize.

On the other hand, if a Nobel prize was awarded for 'Americanism', 'americans' wont run out of quality candidates.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:00 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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This is about having troops and resources in position on both sides of the Meditteranean once the Iran (Russia/China) war begins.

 

The oil, gold and outside-the-U.S. drone bases are just bonuses.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:04 | Link to Comment Winston of Oceania
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For the GLORY OF ROME!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:05 | Link to Comment djsmps
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We cannot allow the sequester to threaten this mission.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:09 | Link to Comment Greshams Law
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It is sad that most reporting and subsequent discussion of drones is as misinformed as that of gun control. Actual use of Predator drones is limited to areas where target packages have already been assembled. The vast majority of drones are not Predators and are incapable of carrying any weapon, let alone Hellfires. Most drones are used in place of manned surveillance. They are cheaper to fly by the hour and don't put U.S. lives at risk. If you wouldn't mind a helo, U-2 or AirScan flying somewhere, why would you mind having a cheaper, safer unmanned flight instead? I'd love to have our borders covered this way, if we would just enforce the friggin law.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:58 | Link to Comment BooMushroom
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Incapable, sir? Incapable! You surely jest. Given the proper motivation, surely I could make my Studebaker carry a hellfire missle. 'Twould surely have an effect on the resale value, but if I were in Africa, among the natives, 'twould seem like a fair trade.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:21 | Link to Comment roadhazard
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and here we go...

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:43 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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While the story is that these US troops are there to keep an eye on Mali I'm betting that at least a few of those drones in Niger are going to be heading south to keep an eye on Northern Nigeria. As well they should.

 

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:46 | Link to Comment Paracelsus
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You forgot to mention "world's leading source of Tantalum".

And don't forget blood diamonds....

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:37 | Link to Comment Lugnut
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Truth is stranger than fiction. Anyone here read the Archdruid Report series of posts on the decline of the American Empire? Good read. Starts out with the US obstensibly 'helping' some African sh!thole militarily, only to have their nuts sprung in a Chinese bear trap, Highly recommended read

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:37 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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"No animals were hurt during the filming of this drone strike."

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Lin S
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double-tap

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:59 | Link to Comment PennilessPauper
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Looks like O'bummer is aiming for another nOBEL pIECE pRIZE!!

At this point I think it would be easier to list which countries the US doesn't have any troops, special forces, drones, or Provocateurs in.  Russia, China, North Korea.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:28 | Link to Comment Bryan
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SHouldn't it be called "Nyjer"?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 17:16 | Link to Comment monad
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Boko Haram can kiss their asses goodbye. Goodbye, terrorists. If you see him, tell Allah he's a loser. Just between us, I'd turn down the volume on that obnoxious call to prayer you blast across the fence on your western speakers. You never know what it will attract...

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