Reports from earlier this month that Pentagon has been increasing deployments of special forces around the Middle East and Africa appears to be continuing apace, with the most recent reports suggesting that President Trump has expanded the deployments into Central Africa, and is continuing the policy across the region.
The use of small-scale special forces as an alternative to larger deployments of regular combat soldiers became popular in the Obama Administration as a way to keep official troop levels comparatively low while getting into more and more military operations around the world.
While President Trump has been deploying larger numbers of regular ground troops into Syria and Iraq, the special force deployments have continued apace, and those familiar with the situation say he is likely to remove current restrictions on the special forces carrying out raids into Somalia.
But that is just likely to be one of many new places the US forces will be operating, with deployments in places like Niger, Cameroon, and Chad, along with a much larger number waiting in Djibouti, small operations against Islamist factions all around Africa seem to be planned.
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These ‘Special Ops’ don’t have a damn thing to do with
National ‘Security’. It’s all about grabbing and controlling
the decreasing availability of the world’s resources.
Niger and Somalia that don’t have the muscle to punch
back against blatant USG racism and aggression are
easy ‘pickins’ in the USG’s so-called ‘War on Terrorism’.
Raimondo only said one stupid thing in his column today. He’s still on about Trump’s foolish remarks on bisbanding Nato, before Trump understood how Nato is essential to US warmaking throughout the world.
How long does it take Raimondo to stop this bullsh-t on Trump? Trump has no intention of disbanding Nato and was only interested in baiting his stupid supporters with getting more money out of Nato countries.
Raimondo is clever enought to write informative long 2500 word articles but he refuses to admit the facts on Trump not being opposed to Nato. That’s got to be due to pure stubbornness, if not a mental disorder he’s developed?
This site can’t operate efficiently as long as Raimondo keeps up this nonsense on supporting Trump. He’s become a contradiction to any antiwar agenda we ever had.
However, Trump will follow all his promises that destroy the environment and the life of US citizens who are not rich as he makes America great and ruins the rest of us.
Trump is on the path to make Dick Cheney appear like a pacifist.
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