I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
National Security Pentagon Set to Open Second Drone Base in Niger as it Expands Operations in Africa:
After months of negotiations, the government of Niger, a landlocked West African nation, has authorized the U.S. military to fly unarmed drones from the mud-walled desert city of Agadez, according to Nigerien and U.S. officials.
The previously undisclosed decision gives the Pentagon another surveillance hub — its second in Niger and third in the region — to track Islamist fighters who have destabilized parts of North and West Africa. It also advances a little-publicized U.S. strategy to tackle counterterrorism threats alongside France, the former colonial power in that part of the continent.
My Commentary: Crime against peace: “planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of wars of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing”
War of aggression: “a military conflict waged without the justification of self-defense, usually for territorial gain and subjugation”
Complacency is complicity…