U.S. sends troops to Niger for drone missions

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    It has absolutely nothing to do with regional peace?

    I will tell you one completely stupid thing America does in this regard. We don't lock up commercial contracts for military assistance given. America goes in there, protects the people, and then lets them sign commercial contracts with whomever they chose, as long as there is not sanctions involved.
     
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    #1) We shouldn't be involved in the internal problems and civil unrest of other countries. They need to sort these things themselves and then we will do business with the winner.

    #2) China is going all over Africa and securing all kinds of mineral and land resource contracts while we chase so called terrorists. 20 yrs. from now we will see this has been a terrible mistake on our part.
     
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    Did the CIA get permission from Libya and Syria?

    Not that the CIA needs permission mind you.
     
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    What are we doin' on the ground in Niger?...
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    Elite US troops killed and wounded during surprise attack in Niger
    October 5,`17 - Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed in Niger in northwestern Africa on Wednesday after their joint patrol with Nigerien forces was ambushed.

     
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    Another U.S. soldier found dead after attack in Niger...
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    Fourth U.S. soldier found dead after attack in Niger
    October 6, 2017 | WASHINGTON — After an extensive search, a U.S. soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger has been found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger forces, U.S. officials said Friday. The soldier, whose name has not been released, was one of four U.S. troops and four Niger forces killed in the attack.
     
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    It happens. F*** around in enough shit holes you are gonna take casualties. Something tells me this wasn't just a normal AFRICOM 'training patrol'.
     
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    Special Operations Takes on Growing Risk in Niger Mission...
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    Special Operations Takes on Risk in Growing Niger Mission
    7 Oct 2017 | The United States has quietly moved scores of additional troops in recent months into Niger, home to the second-largest contingent of American servicemembers on the African continent, and an operational anchor for an increasingly dangerous counter-terrorism mission.
     

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