Niger FUBAR

  1. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 13 months ago

    A team consisting of eight to 12 U.S. military personnel and 40 Nigerien soldiers attended a meeting with local leaders in the southwestern Niger village of Tongo Tongo near the Mali border, the attackers were well-equipped and trained with small arms, machine guns, and rocket-propelled grenades. They attacked the U.S. and Niger troops just after they left the village where the meeting took place.

    U.S. air support was not planned for this mission. After the attack began, French air support was indeed called in and arrived within 30 minutes, the firefight was at such close quarters that the planes could not engage and were instead left circling overhead as a deterrent.

    Our soldiers did not have armored vehicles. They traveled in pickup trucks. Our soldiers were told that it was unlikely that they would meet any hostile forces but there was an ISIS ambush.

    Rescue helicopter arrived, outsourced to Berry Aviation, So, these contractors landed and loaded the remaining troops, the injured and the dead without a head count. Sgt. La David Johnson was left behind. his locator beacon was activated on the battlefield, which indicates that he was alive when they left him there. They recovered his body 48 hours later.  Despite the fact that Johnson hadn’t previously been reported missing, DoD officials vehemently denied he had been “left behind.”

    Sgt. Johnson’s body was found nearly a mile from the scene of the ambush.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/20/politics/ … index.html


    Where in the hell are the democratics on this topic they are so soft as a party! Republicans would be all over this like flies on ****. If it was a democratic President!

    Where in the "F" is the media?
    Did you give this order?
    When did you give the order?
    What was the purpose of this mission?
    Because if it was a success and we lost no lives he be all over TV and all other forms of media praising himself.

    To the fallen we thank you for your service and the sacrifice and are grateful as a nation whatever your mission was.

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  2. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 13 months ago

    September 24, Chad is added to president's travel ban. Why? Chad is determinedly an anti-jihadist nation. After the new travel ban, the Chadian government suddenly began pulling hundreds of their fighters from Niger.

    ??Why?? "why the U.S. was willing to spurn a country that has hosted U.S. organized military exercises and is a major recipient of U.S. security aid, a move that might have contributed to Chad’s recent decision to withdraw hundreds of troops from neighboring Niger, where they had been part of the coalition fighting Boko Haram and where, as recent events make clear, the U.S. needs allies." ??WHY??

    Lack of paper:
    "Lacking the special passport paper, Chad's government couldn't comply, but offered to provide a pre-existing sample of the same type of passport, several U.S. officials said. It wasn't enough to persuade Homeland Security to make an exception to requirements the agency has been applying strictly and literally to countries across the globe" - http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/ … paper.html



    For the want of paper, a major ally in fighting ISIS was dismissed.
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    Do you think it was a bureaucratic bungling that created the Niger Fiasco?

  3. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 13 months ago

    the joint U.S. and Niger patrol was asked to help a second American commando team that had been hunting for a senior member of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb believed to be in the area.

    Abu Walid made video prior to attack by local near the ambush
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/us- … d=50692473

    U.S. Africa Command launched a formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the ambush.

    Meanwhile back at the swamp: Senators Lindsey Graham and Chuck Schumer feign ignorance about sending soldiers to die in other countries. According to Senate documents, Lindsey Graham was present at the March hearing where the head of AFRICOM said U.S. troops were in Niger. pic.twitter.com/CTU3cG43fG     — Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 23, 2017

    The White House said Monday it notified congressional leaders in June about 965 troops conducting counterterrorism duties in Niger and Cameroon. It came in a routine letter sent by President Donald Trump to Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah in his capacity as president pro tempore of the Senate.

    "Sometimes people ask why Congress has allowed the executive branch to usurp its constitutional authority to declare war. Here we have the answer. Members of Congress have become lazy when it comes to military activity abroad because they know that their laziness will be rewarded. Because they don't conduct the necessary study and oversight as a matter of routine, no one holds them accountable when things go wrong" - http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/congr … le/2638405
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    Just like all these crickets on this thread. Nobody cares - it's Africa!

 
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