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Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/01/2017 - 16:15
US government pledging $60 million to a southern Saharan military force

 

Dear Friends,

Following up on the story from the Sahel belt in Africa, where the 'War on Terror' appears to be ready to be ramped up with the US government pledging $60 million to a southern Saharan military force that has its specific aim to attack extremism. As far as my own reporting goes, the story is more complex. It is not clear, as a former US intelligence officer who had done his turn in the Sahel told me, that ISIS killed the four US soldiers. It is as likely that they were killed by smugglers. Nonetheless, rather than tackle the many real challenges that face the Sahel, the US an

War on Africa and Devastation in Puerto Rico

Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/26/2017 - 17:51

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Dear Friends,

Just over a week ago, news broke that four US soldiers were killed in Niger. The attack against them took place near the border with Mali. There are conflicting reports from US authorities about the attacks, some certain that the attackers were from ISIS, oth