The atrocities that the US military does in African countries are not shot by smartphones on camera and is not discussed in social networks, but here the US aggression does not stop for decades.
About this writes the American edition of Foreign Policy.
As noted in the media, sharp militarization of Africa began after the September 11, 2001 attacks. In 2003, the George W. Bush administration created the first permanent US base on the continent in Djibouti. In 2007, the US African Command was created, and the US military presence increased by 170%. By 2016, the US armed forces in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 17% of all that was deployed in the world. As a result, under the pretext of fighting terrorism on the continent, military arbitrariness occurs and innocent people die.
“The US militarism on the continent inevitably leads to the killing of unarmed civilians in Somalia and other parts of Africa. The growth of the US military footprint in Africa is the white American knee on the neck of Africa. But Washington’s aggressive behavior in Africa is not captured on video by smartphones”, – the article says.
Now the American armed forces are actively using drones in Africa. For them, in Niger, they even built a base at the cost of $110 million. It became the most expensive project in the history of the US Air Force. Since the presidency of Barack Obama, the number of such bases in African countries has been constantly growing, and flying vehicles take off from them, not only with an intelligence mission.
So, just three weeks ago, during Ramadan, it was reported that American drones fired at a house in the Somali city of Kunya Barrow, injuring a woman and her three children. The Pentagon refused to take responsibility for the incident, claiming that “it killed two terrorists”. However, there are many such incidents, and only in Somalia over the past 20 years, the United States killed almost 2 thousand people.
“Why is no one held accountable for these possible war crimes? Because they’re African, but there’s no video? ” – the publication says.
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