The Forgotten Costs of War in the Middle East, by David Vine and Tom Englehardt

Posted: June 16, 2015 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

There is no end of the shitty things our government does in remote corners of the world, where the press doesn’t usually venture. From David Vine and Tom Englehardt, at TomDispatch, via antiwar.com:

I’m sure that you’ve heard about the three bare-bones “staging outposts” or, in the lingo of the trade, “cooperative security locations” that the U.S. Marines have established in Senegal, Ghana, and Gabon. We’re talking about personnel from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, a unit at present garrisoned at Morón, Spain. It would, however, like to have some bases – though that’s not a word in use at U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), which oversees all such expansion – ready to receive them in a future in which anything might happen in an Africa exploding with new or expanding terror outfits.

Really? You haven’t noticed anything on the subject? Admittedly, the story wasn’t on the nightly…

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