Africa and the Ever-Expanding ‘War on Terror’

In the shadows, the U.S. special operations war on “terrorists” keeps on expanding around the globe, now reaching into Africa where few detectable American “interests” exist. Jonathan Marshall If national-security reporters are ever replaced by robots writing boilerplate stories, blame it on the fact that U.S. military policy has become so predictable and repetitive. Consider…

Pentagon Explanations for Niger Operations Cannot Conceal Strategic Interests

Abayomi Azikiwe Internationalist 360° Almost on a daily basis the recounting of circumstances involving the killings of four United States Green Berets in the West African state of Niger has shifted. Even senior members of the Senate have stated that they had no idea that Pentagon troops were conducting offensive operations in the country. Niger,…

Buffalo Soldiers Go To Africa

Mark P. Fancher “The last thing any African in the U.S. wants or needs is the prospect of death in pursuit of a corporate agenda in Africa.” In black barbershops across the U.S. where old school brothers talk trash about sports and beg young bloods to either comb or shave the tops of their nappy…

Celebrating Gaddafi’s Dream Amid An American Nightmare

Danny Haiphong Internationalist 360° Few Americans have any understanding of what happened to Libya six years ago. Even fewer know the significance of what is taking place there now. The US-led war on Libya was erased from historical memory before it reached popular consciousness. To remember Libya and more specifically Gaddafi’s dream is to remember…

AFRICOM and Human Terrain Operations

Wayne Madsen Pentagon and White House officials have been circumspect about the reason behind the deaths of four US Green Beret troops in southwestern Niger, said to be on a “routine training mission.” There is a very good reason why the Trump administration is doing its very best to cover up the reason for an…