Fwd: [NATURAL_DEFENCE] US Military Out of Control

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 10:51:40 PDT 2017

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Date: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 8:16 AM
Subject: [NATURAL_DEFENCE] US Military Out of Control
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USAmerican Military just does what it wants - worldwide.

The New York Times notes that the U.S. now has “over 240,000
active-duty and reserve troops in at least 172 countries and
Count it again: In 172 countries, out of 193 UN member states (the UN
knows it - but not the US Senate).

Senators ‘Stunned’ To Learn US Has 1,000 Ground Troops In Niger

Senate Armed Services Committee members confirmed they had no idea
that the U.S. had upwards of 1,000 ground troops operating inside

By Jason Ditz | Antiwar.com  -  October 25th, 2017

With Pentagon officials offering the first details on the Niger ambush
incident, they also revealed details about the ongoing U.S. war in
Niger, including the revelation that there is an ongoing U.S. war in

Nobody seems to have known about it.

Especially not those whose job it is to know. Senate Armed Services
Committee members confirmed they were “stunned” by the revelation, and
had no idea that the U.S. had upwards of 1,000 ground troops operating
inside Niger.

PICTURE | In this image provided by the U.S. Army, a carry team of
soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), carry the
transfer case during a casualty return for Staff Sgt. Dustin M.
Wright, of Lyons, Ga., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Oct. 5, 2017.
U.S. and Niger forces were ambushed on Oct. 4 and Wright and three
other soldiers were killed. (Pfc. Lane Hiser/U.S. Army via AP)

Gen. Joe Dunford presented this military operation as being targeted
at an ISIS affiliate inside Niger, and the suggestion is that the 2001
Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Afghanistan is
serving as the legal justification.

Perennial hawk Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) expressed comfort with this,
saying it is the military’s job to decide who the enemy is, and
Congress could defund the war if they objected. This is both not the
way US wars are supposed to be launched, and obviously a problem since
Congress didn’t even know the war was going on.

This is adding to the push to repeal the AUMF as well, or to replace
it with something more specific that at the very least wouldn’t be
used 16 years after the fact to start a war without telling anyone
about it.

Officially, where US troops are deployed is supposed to be a matter of
public record, though the Trump Administration has been increasingly
averse to doing so with any precision, and the most recent figures
show over 27,000 US troops deployed overseas to unspecified locations.


Related |

Dying (and Killing) For The Empire Is Not Heroic

A U.S. Soldier Died In Niger. What On Earth Are We Doing There?

Pentagon Uses Niger Ambush To Bolster AFRICOM Military Budget

American writer urged the U.S. to stop promoting fake democracy in Ethiopia
- see also: https://www.u-oromo.org/

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