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  • Writer's pictureGeorge M James



In my books, I made scathing comments on AFRICOM - the close to useless US Military effort in Africa. Many were upset with my views. Many agreed. I tried to be fair, to explain my reasons by looking at the results of their efforts:

“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 they then do to rectify their rather 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.

I also warned that we are fully aware of the real reason why the US soldiers find themselves in a theatre where they are unwelcome and rated exceptionally low in every single aspect except acting like idiots. I said that they are here to sell rubbish equipment and to train new dictators on the very same formula as used so successfully in South America – the notorious US Army School of the Americas. It is from this establishment that most of the worst dictators came including Panama's drug-dealing dictator, Manuel Noriega, and Roberto D'Aubuisson – the organiser behind El Salvador's death squads. These graduates even murdered priests, ironically, six Jesuits, and thousands more. This is well-known and something of a joke in my circles, but do you know that in the last 12 years, AFRICON (not a spelling mistake) trained troops conducted no less than seven successful coups d’état in Africa? Yep, the pattern is established. Look at Libya, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Chad, Mali, and Egypt as examples of what was achieved and how many thousands died. Africa does not need such people and thus is turning to the east where China is. What started as a genuine offer turned into the usual nonsense from a country hijacked by Jesuits (see Code Name Masemole 26).

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