Remote U.S. Base At Core Of Secret Operations

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    DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti — Around the clock, about 16 times a day, drones take off or land at a U.S. military base here, the combat hub for the Obama administration’s counterterrorism wars in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.

    Some of the unmanned aircraft are bound for Somalia, the collapsed state whose border lies just 10 miles to the southeast. Most of the armed drones, however, veer north across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen, another unstable country where they are being used in an increasingly deadly war with an al-Qaeda franchise that has targeted the United States.

    Camp Lemonnier, a sun-baked Third World outpost established by the French Foreign Legion, began as a temporary staging ground for U.S. Marines looking for a foothold in the region a decade ago. Over the past two years, the U.S. military has clandestinely transformed it into the busiest Predator drone base outside the Afghan war zone, a model for fighting a new generation of terrorist groups.

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    My Comment: Camp Lemmonier is probably America's most important counter terrorism base outside of the United States.

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    Obama gonna shake Djibouti with anti-terrorist drones...
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    Report: US Expanding Anti-Terror Operations in Djibouti
    October 26, 2012 - A Washington newspaper reports the United States has sharply escalated its counter-terrorism operations at a military base in the East African nation of Djibouti.
     
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    Apparently drone attacks are rather messy and inefficient. The last democrat coward in the White House seemed fond of Cruise missiles but they were messy too. Pretty ironic that the bogged down Troops in Afghanistan can't get an artillery strike when they need it unless they drag some fat assed pentagon general out of a cocktail party to sign off on it but they have kids running killer video games with drones in real life.
     

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