EXACTLY WHAT DID THE US MILITARY ACHIEVE IN AFRICA? - reposted from 26/11/2019
I wrote of the Russian Air Force visit a few weeks ago – see my blog at https://www.georgemjames.com/blog/an-omnious-sign-the-russians-are-here. Yesterday a Russian Navy missile cruiser arrived in Cape Town for combined exercises with the South African Navy (rated highly, read my books). I understand that some Chinese naval vessels are also arriving soon. This fits in perfectly with BRICS and what I revealed in so many books. But in spite of this important news, the main stream Western press focuses on US Forces fighting in Africa. Let us look at that a bit closer, taken from my recent book, Code Name Love 72, that will be available soon:
“China and Russia are expanding their influence across Africa where they interfere with US military operations and pose a significant threat to U.S. national security interests.” Fired in disgrace US National Security Adviser John Bolton, December 2018.
“To thwart Russian exploitative efforts, USAFRICOM continues to work with a host of partners to be the military partner of choice in Africa... China is actively working with African partners to open new bases in several locations across the continent. By working with other (African) nations … we may be able to ensure that when China or Russia do gain military access to ports, bases, or airspace, that they are unable to take full advantage of that access to threaten US freedom of maneuver in and around Africa.” Former head of US Africa Command, AFRICOM, Marine Corps General Thomas Waldhauser.
Allow me to point out what the US Military presence achieved: “Overall, militant Islamist group activity in Africa has doubled since 2012. There are now roughly 24 active militant Islamist groups operating on the continent, up from just five in 2010; 13 African countries face attacks from these groups — a 160% increase over that same time span; and the number of violent events across the continent has jumped 960%, from 288 in 2009 to 3,050 in 2018.” Defense Department’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies.
Okay, so what did the incompetent US Military then do to rectify their pathetic attempts? A small surge: “Since US Africa Command began operations in 2008, the number of U.S. military personnel on the African continent has jumped 170%, from 2,600 to 7,000. The number of military missions, activities, programs, and exercises there has risen 1,900%, from 172 to 3,500. Drone strikes have soared and the number of commandos deployed has increased exponentially along with the size and scope of AFRICOM’s constellation of bases. The US military has recently conducted 36 named operations and activities in Africa, more than any other region of the world, including the Greater Middle East. Troops scattered across Africa regularly advise, train, and partner with local forces; gather intelligence; conduct surveillance; and carry out airstrikes and ground raids focused on “countering violent extremists on the African continent.” Nick Turse, American investigative journalist, historian, and author, 29 July 2019.
“The sharp increase in terrorist incidents in Africa underscores the fact that the Pentagon’s overly militarized approach to the problem has been a dismal failure. If anything, attempting to eradicate terrorism by force may be exacerbating the problem, provoking a terrorist backlash and serving as a recruiting tool for extremist groups.” William Hartung director of the arms and security project at the Center for International Policy.
General Thomas Waldhauser – AFRICOM - on why US soldiers are stationed in Africa: “We’re trying to prevent something from happening before it does. If the US does not maintain a presence in Africa, Russia and China will step in...” He then mentioned the newly built Chinese Naval base in Djibouti as an example. Evidently, he does not even know about the Chinese satellite intercept station or the massive Chinese Air Base in Zimbabwe – see Code Name Mel’s Choice – or the Walfish Bay Naval Base – see Code Name Ghost, before carrying on: “It’s important that we are there, that we are present, and the African people see our commitment to their overall desires.”
What commitment? No, it is not, General, you are too late and the chances of an African regional based Muslim terrorist group sailing to America to invade you, conquer you, and subject you to their radical beliefs are less than zero. All that we can conclude from this wisdom is that the presence of US soldiers and the evils that comes with them have nothing to do with combating ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab as is claimed but keeping the Chinese and Russians out. If so, you are too late. Then you have lost your reason to be here, go home before more of you die. Or, and this is much more serious than the deaths of US soldiers in countries that US Senators cannot even pinpoint on a map, you cause even more terrorism with your incompetence. And once you wake up to reality, ask the South Africans how to operate effectively & efficiently in Africa. We forgot what you still must learn. You might also be interested to why the US Military is where they are most unwelcome, to sell weapons that don’t work and make the country a slave to US foreign policy and to stage coups in the future. Yes, we are wise to that also.