America's $280 Million Military Mission in Niger Ends in Failure

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America's $280 Million Military Mission in Niger Ends in Failure

The new Nigerien military government has ordered U.S. forces out of their expensive air base.

19 Mar 2024 ~~ By Matthew Petti

Air Base 201 in Niger was the U.S. Air Force's largest construction project in history: a massive drone center that cost American taxpayers $280 million. Thanks to a change in the Nigerien leadership, Americans may have to give up that investment for good.
Niger's new nationalist government, which took power in a coup d'etat last year, has been trying to get rid of foreign military presence in the country. Over the weekend, Nigerien Col. Amadou Abdramane ordered U.S. troops out of Air Base 201, declaring on television that "the American presence in the territory of the Republic of Niger is illegal."
The last straw seems to have been a meeting between American and Nigerien officials last week. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee criticized a Nigerien deal to sell Iran uranium, growing Nigerien-Russian military ties, and Niger's failure to return to democracy, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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The U.S. presence in Niger, unknown to most Americans, has been a mess for years. In 2017, the Islamic State ambushed and killed four U.S. Green Berets. The U.S. military reprimanded several commanders for improperly preparing the troops and lying about their mission. In 2022, local bandits robbed a van carrying $40,000 in American taxpayer money, meant to pay local employees, in broad daylight just outside Air Base 201.
Many West African countries are former French colonies, and France has also used counterterrorism missions to retain its influence over the region it calls "Françafrique."


Commentary:
Just another failed accomplishment of Joe Biden and his Neo-Marxist Democrat fellow travelers in the State Department.
Like Afghanistan this is another State Dept, Joe Biden and Democrat debacle.
Hmm...., Will Joe abandon this base as he did Afghanistan and how many Billions of dollars will he leave behind in his haste to get out of Dodge?
 

America's $280 Million Military Mission in Niger Ends in Failure

The new Nigerien military government has ordered U.S. forces out of their expensive air base.

19 Mar 2024 ~~ By Matthew Petti

Air Base 201 in Niger was the U.S. Air Force's largest construction project in history: a massive drone center that cost American taxpayers $280 million. Thanks to a change in the Nigerien leadership, Americans may have to give up that investment for good.
Niger's new nationalist government, which took power in a coup d'etat last year, has been trying to get rid of foreign military presence in the country. Over the weekend, Nigerien Col. Amadou Abdramane ordered U.S. troops out of Air Base 201, declaring on television that "the American presence in the territory of the Republic of Niger is illegal."
The last straw seems to have been a meeting between American and Nigerien officials last week. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee criticized a Nigerien deal to sell Iran uranium, growing Nigerien-Russian military ties, and Niger's failure to return to democracy, according to The Wall Street Journal.
~Snip~
The U.S. presence in Niger, unknown to most Americans, has been a mess for years. In 2017, the Islamic State ambushed and killed four U.S. Green Berets. The U.S. military reprimanded several commanders for improperly preparing the troops and lying about their mission. In 2022, local bandits robbed a van carrying $40,000 in American taxpayer money, meant to pay local employees, in broad daylight just outside Air Base 201.
Many West African countries are former French colonies, and France has also used counterterrorism missions to retain its influence over the region it calls "Françafrique."


Commentary:
Just another failed accomplishment of Joe Biden and his Neo-Marxist Democrat fellow travelers in the State Department.
Like Afghanistan this is another State Dept, Joe Biden and Democrat debacle.
Hmm...., Will Joe abandon this base as he did Afghanistan and how many Billions of dollars will he leave behind in his haste to get out of Dodge?
Hilarious
 

America's $280 Million Military Mission in Niger Ends in Failure

The new Nigerien military government has ordered U.S. forces out of their expensive air base.

19 Mar 2024 ~~ By Matthew Petti

Air Base 201 in Niger was the U.S. Air Force's largest construction project in history: a massive drone center that cost American taxpayers $280 million. Thanks to a change in the Nigerien leadership, Americans may have to give up that investment for good.
Niger's new nationalist government, which took power in a coup d'etat last year, has been trying to get rid of foreign military presence in the country. Over the weekend, Nigerien Col. Amadou Abdramane ordered U.S. troops out of Air Base 201, declaring on television that "the American presence in the territory of the Republic of Niger is illegal."
The last straw seems to have been a meeting between American and Nigerien officials last week. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee criticized a Nigerien deal to sell Iran uranium, growing Nigerien-Russian military ties, and Niger's failure to return to democracy, according to The Wall Street Journal.
~Snip~
The U.S. presence in Niger, unknown to most Americans, has been a mess for years. In 2017, the Islamic State ambushed and killed four U.S. Green Berets. The U.S. military reprimanded several commanders for improperly preparing the troops and lying about their mission. In 2022, local bandits robbed a van carrying $40,000 in American taxpayer money, meant to pay local employees, in broad daylight just outside Air Base 201.
Many West African countries are former French colonies, and France has also used counterterrorism missions to retain its influence over the region it calls "Françafrique."


Commentary:
Just another failed accomplishment of Joe Biden and his Neo-Marxist Democrat fellow travelers in the State Department.
Like Afghanistan this is another State Dept, Joe Biden and Democrat debacle.
Hmm...., Will Joe abandon this base as he did Afghanistan and how many Billions of dollars will he leave behind in his haste to get out of Dodge?
This is due to Russia and China.
 
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No! it's due to Joey XiBaiDung's failed foreign policies.
Don't celebrate Americas failures due to politics. It is not going to help us in the West. Fight for the American empire, her influence, the spread of liberty and U.S military might. Believe me, it is needed. We can't lose the planet to those who wish to strip humanity of all dignity. Yes, it starts at home.
 

America's $280 Million Military Mission in Niger Ends in Failure

The new Nigerien military government has ordered U.S. forces out of their expensive air base.

19 Mar 2024 ~~ By Matthew Petti

Air Base 201 in Niger was the U.S. Air Force's largest construction project in history: a massive drone center that cost American taxpayers $280 million. Thanks to a change in the Nigerien leadership, Americans may have to give up that investment for good.
Niger's new nationalist government, which took power in a coup d'etat last year, has been trying to get rid of foreign military presence in the country. Over the weekend, Nigerien Col. Amadou Abdramane ordered U.S. troops out of Air Base 201, declaring on television that "the American presence in the territory of the Republic of Niger is illegal."
The last straw seems to have been a meeting between American and Nigerien officials last week. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee criticized a Nigerien deal to sell Iran uranium, growing Nigerien-Russian military ties, and Niger's failure to return to democracy, according to The Wall Street Journal.
~Snip~
The U.S. presence in Niger, unknown to most Americans, has been a mess for years. In 2017, the Islamic State ambushed and killed four U.S. Green Berets. The U.S. military reprimanded several commanders for improperly preparing the troops and lying about their mission. In 2022, local bandits robbed a van carrying $40,000 in American taxpayer money, meant to pay local employees, in broad daylight just outside Air Base 201.
Many West African countries are former French colonies, and France has also used counterterrorism missions to retain its influence over the region it calls "Françafrique."


Commentary:
Just another failed accomplishment of Joe Biden and his Neo-Marxist Democrat fellow travelers in the State Department.
Like Afghanistan this is another State Dept, Joe Biden and Democrat debacle.
Hmm...., Will Joe abandon this base as he did Afghanistan and how many Billions of dollars will he leave behind in his haste to get out of Dodge?
The statist left marxinazis could care less what their boondoggles cost the American taxpayers, as long as it does not cost the statist left marxinazis.
 
Don't celebrate Americas failures due to politics. It is not going to help us in the West. Fight for the American empire, her influence, the spread of liberty and U.S military might. Believe me, it is needed. We can't lose the planet to those who wish to strip humanity of all dignity. Yes, it starts at home.
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I;m not celebrating the losses, I'm pointing out the failed poilicies of Biden, Blinken, Austin, Milley and all those that have followed as "yes men" to Democrat Neo-Marxist ideology.
The U.S. African Command was established in late 2008.
Our problems really began in Africa after the administration's debacle of Afghanistan in 2021.
 

America's $280 Million Military Mission in Niger Ends in Failure

The new Nigerien military government has ordered U.S. forces out of their expensive air base.

19 Mar 2024 ~~ By Matthew Petti

Air Base 201 in Niger was the U.S. Air Force's largest construction project in history: a massive drone center that cost American taxpayers $280 million. Thanks to a change in the Nigerien leadership, Americans may have to give up that investment for good.
Niger's new nationalist government, which took power in a coup d'etat last year, has been trying to get rid of foreign military presence in the country. Over the weekend, Nigerien Col. Amadou Abdramane ordered U.S. troops out of Air Base 201, declaring on television that "the American presence in the territory of the Republic of Niger is illegal."
The last straw seems to have been a meeting between American and Nigerien officials last week. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee criticized a Nigerien deal to sell Iran uranium, growing Nigerien-Russian military ties, and Niger's failure to return to democracy, according to The Wall Street Journal.
~Snip~
The U.S. presence in Niger, unknown to most Americans, has been a mess for years. In 2017, the Islamic State ambushed and killed four U.S. Green Berets. The U.S. military reprimanded several commanders for improperly preparing the troops and lying about their mission. In 2022, local bandits robbed a van carrying $40,000 in American taxpayer money, meant to pay local employees, in broad daylight just outside Air Base 201.
Many West African countries are former French colonies, and France has also used counterterrorism missions to retain its influence over the region it calls "Françafrique."


Commentary:
Just another failed accomplishment of Joe Biden and his Neo-Marxist Democrat fellow travelers in the State Department.
Like Afghanistan this is another State Dept, Joe Biden and Democrat debacle.
Hmm...., Will Joe abandon this base as he did Afghanistan and how many Billions of dollars will he leave behind in his haste to get out of Dodge?

It started in 2013, Trump kept it up too....
 
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Links?
DateFebruary 5, 2013 – present
(11 years, 1 month, 1 week and 4 days)


"Between 2015 and 2017, American personnel had been involved in at least 10 firefights while operating with partner Nigeriens. "

"The United States had been providing security assistance to Niger following the September 11 attacks as part of the Pan-Sahel Initiative which included the allocation of equipment to security forces and periodic training of Nigerien forces by U.S. troops.[35]"

"In January 2013, the United States and Niger signed a status of forces agreement to allow U.S. troops and aircraft to operate in Niger in a non-combat capacity in order to support French counterterrorism efforts."

"The following month, the Obama administration deployed a force of about 100 U.S. troops to Niger in order to facilitate the drone operation in Niamey and partner with French intelligence."
 
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I;m not celebrating the losses, I'm pointing out the failed poilicies of Biden, Blinken, Austin, Milley and all those that have followed as "yes men" to Democrat Neo-Marxist ideology.
The U.S. African Command was established in late 2008.
Our problems really began in Africa after the administration's debacle of Afghanistan in 2021.
Hilarious
 

America's $280 Million Military Mission in Niger Ends in Failure

The new Nigerien military government has ordered U.S. forces out of their expensive air base.

19 Mar 2024 ~~ By Matthew Petti

Air Base 201 in Niger was the U.S. Air Force's largest construction project in history: a massive drone center that cost American taxpayers $280 million. Thanks to a change in the Nigerien leadership, Americans may have to give up that investment for good.
Niger's new nationalist government, which took power in a coup d'etat last year, has been trying to get rid of foreign military presence in the country. Over the weekend, Nigerien Col. Amadou Abdramane ordered U.S. troops out of Air Base 201, declaring on television that "the American presence in the territory of the Republic of Niger is illegal."
The last straw seems to have been a meeting between American and Nigerien officials last week. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee criticized a Nigerien deal to sell Iran uranium, growing Nigerien-Russian military ties, and Niger's failure to return to democracy, according to The Wall Street Journal.
~Snip~
The U.S. presence in Niger, unknown to most Americans, has been a mess for years. In 2017, the Islamic State ambushed and killed four U.S. Green Berets. The U.S. military reprimanded several commanders for improperly preparing the troops and lying about their mission. In 2022, local bandits robbed a van carrying $40,000 in American taxpayer money, meant to pay local employees, in broad daylight just outside Air Base 201.
Many West African countries are former French colonies, and France has also used counterterrorism missions to retain its influence over the region it calls "Françafrique."


Commentary:
Just another failed accomplishment of Joe Biden and his Neo-Marxist Democrat fellow travelers in the State Department.
Like Afghanistan this is another State Dept, Joe Biden and Democrat debacle.
Hmm...., Will Joe abandon this base as he did Afghanistan and how many Billions of dollars will he leave behind in his haste to get out of Dodge?
When Trump pulled the majority of US troops why didn't he take the weapons and equivalent?
 
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I;m not celebrating the losses, I'm pointing out the failed poilicies of Biden, Blinken, Austin, Milley and all those that have followed as "yes men" to Democrat Neo-Marxist ideology.
The U.S. African Command was established in late 2008.
Our problems really began in Africa after the administration's debacle of Afghanistan in 2021.
Afghanistan isn't in Africa.

I guess you have never paid attention to Sudan, Somalia etc.
 
Hilarious
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U.S. threats led to rupture of vital military ties, Nigerien leader says


NIAMEY, Niger — A crucial military relationship between the United States and its closest West African ally, the country of Niger, ruptured this spring after a visiting U.S. official made threats during last-ditch negotiations over whether American troops based there would be allowed to remain, according to the country’s prime minister.
In an exclusive interview, Prime Minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine put the blame for the breakdown squarely on the United States, accusing American officials of trying to dictate which countries Niger could partner with and failing to justify the U.S. troop presence, now scheduled to end in the coming months. Niger has been central to efforts to contain a growing Islamist insurgency in West Africa.

See also: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/4662317-niger-leader-military-ties-russia-africa/
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Commentary:
Hmm....., The coming withdrawal is just another foreign policy setback in African (both North and South) which has experienced multiple coups in the past few years and terrorist attacks that have ultimately benefitted Russia.
Sending Blinken and his flunkies to negotiate in the Middle East or Africa is useless. They are weak and in many cases the people they are dealing with have been burned more than once by the promises broken by Democrat Neo-Marxists during the Obama admininstration. Biden and Hillary and now by Joe Biden and Tony Blinken.
The entire Biden administration is a disaster. Sheer incompetence alloyed with invincible ignorance and relentless self-righteousness.
 
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Afghanistan isn't in Africa.

I guess you have never paid attention to Sudan, Somalia etc.
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Do tell!
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Once again the US shoots itself in the foot by trying to dictate to countries how they should run their countries.
 

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