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Discussion: US New $100 Million Drone Base in Niger, Africa and China

For those unfamiliar with my research, I  jump very quickly in my correspondence, from dots that seem disconnected, but I have included links. – Ray


On 10/1/2016 at 6:06 AM, Joey wrote:

The US is probably deploying drones in Africa because China has been making inroads all over the continent, infusing money and making business alliances that can easily turn into military deployments…

On 9/30/2016 at 10:42 PM, Ray Songtree wrote:


In my opinion (IMO), China and US are two sides of same attempt to globalize world. They are both New World Order (NWO). Marx and Mao are Rothschild creations as is UN, Israel, IMF, CFR, FED, etc etc. (The BRICS idea is just ANOTHER global scheme originating at Rothschild Goldman Sachs.)  The drones will never be used against infrastructure or against Chinese IMO. Drones will be used to destabilize local freedom fighters  > “The war on terror”.

The NWO has used up U.S. and is planning on moving on to China. U.S. is planned to be absorbed into North American Union, but not the Chinese.


The Chinese leadership are Homo sapien indoorsians. The Chinese leadership will help destroy the outdoors on the road to AI. Africa is simply seen as a mineral haven and Blacks are hated because they are less domesticated and more instinctual and natural than Eurasians.  Since it will take many generations to domesticate them, they are discriminated against by the Indoorsians.  You’ll see in many movies, the black man is expendable. Only oreos, black on outside, white on inside, are respectable in Hollywood or politics. They are now used as poster boys for tolerance, like CIA produced Obama.  (Both his parents were murdered to seal the lie.)

obama-cia-full-pageAfricans weren’t decimated by man made AIDS, so they need more drones.  Disgusting.

I read brilliant analysis of hate and its need by Aurobindo, from whom Gandhi stole most of his ideas, but missed that one, thereby retarding India’s liberation, which has yet to happen.

If we don’t hate anything, then we allow rape.

Any way, the above about Africa makes me sick and I hate the Homo sapien indoorsians that think artificial is superior to natural. The Chinese leadership are of that strain.Buddha-hand-close

Who runs the world? The Indoorsians. What do they despise? The Earth. Where are they going?  To the stars, to heaven, to moksha. Away away.  A bit different than Buddha.

Look around. Our civilization is a giant rape.

a bit ranty there, sorry 🙂


From high above, Agadez almost blends into the cocoa-colored wasteland that surrounds it. Only when you descend farther can you make out a city that curves around an airfield before fading into the desert. Once a nexus for camel caravans hauling tea and salt across the Sahara, Agadez is now a West African paradise for people smugglers and a way station for refugees and migrants intent on reaching Europe’s shores by any means necessary.


Document: U.S. Africa Command

Africans fleeing unrest and poverty are not, however, the only foreigners making their way to this town in the center of Niger. U.S. military documents reveal new information about an American drone base under construction on the outskirts of the city. The long-planned project — considered the most important U.S. military construction effort in Africa, according to formerly secret files obtained by The Intercept through the Freedom of Information Act — is slated to cost $100 million, and is just one of a number of recent American military initiatives in the impoverished nation.The base is the latest sign, experts say, of an ever-increasing emphasis on counterterror operations in the north and west of the continent. As the only country in the region willing to allow a U.S. base for MQ-9 Reapers — a newer, larger, and potentially more lethal model than the venerable Predator drone — Niger has positioned itself to be the key regional hub for U.S. military operations, with Agadez serving as the premier outpost for launching intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions against a plethora of terror groups.

For years, the U.S. operated from an air base in Niamey, Niger’s capital, but in early 2014, Capt. Rick Cook, then chief of U.S. Africa Command’s Engineer Division, mentioned the potential for a new “semi-permanent … base-like facility” in Niger. That September, the Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock exposed plans to base drones at Agadez. Within days, the U.S. Embassy in Niamey announced that AFRICOM was, indeed, “assessing the possibility of establishing a temporary, expeditionary contingency support location” there. The outpost, according to the communiqué, “presents an attractive option from which to base ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) assets given its proximity to the threats in the region and the complexity of operating with the vast distance of African geography.”

Air Force documents submitted to Congress in 2015 note that the U.S. “negotiated an agreement with the government of Niger to allow for the construction of a new runway and all associated pavements, facilities, and infrastructure adjacent to the Niger Armed Force’s Base Aerienne 201 (Airbase 201) south of the city of Agadez.” When the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 was introduced last April, embedded in it was a $50 million request for the construction of an “airfield and base camp at Agadez, Niger … to support operations in western Africa.” When President Obama signed the defense bill, that sum was authorized.

Reporting by The Intercept found the true cost to be double that sum. In addition to the $50 million to “construct Air Base 201,” another $38 million in operation and maintenance (O&M) funds was slated to be spent “to support troop labor and ancillary equipment,” according to a second set of undated, heavily redacted, formerly secret documents obtained from U.S. Africa Command by The Intercept. But the $38 million O&M price tag — for expenses like fuel and troops’ per diem — has already jumped to $50 million, according to new figures provided by the Pentagon, while sustainment costs are now projected at $12.8 million per year.






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  • Joseph Hart says:

    Ray, You never cease to amaze me! I feel I am onto to something with this, and I was right that something was brewing but never would have known about all that you have stated here.
    I say so often to my own readers and respondents that when we can’t understand why certain things are being done, we call tend to criticize or call it a dumb move. I so often tell them that it when we must look at these things with the eyes of those who might benefit by the “stupidity” and so often it transforms the “event” into a brilliant move on the part of those who have the controlling interests, often veiled and convoluted.
    This kind of deceit is what we are up against.

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