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SBminisguy22 May 2024 11:27 a.m. PST

Another Team Biden foreign policy success!!

Another Retreat: Joe Biden Withdraws from Niger, Leaving Behind $100 USDM Military Base

The U.S. and Niger issued a joint statement on Sunday that set a deadline of September 15 for the withdrawal of all U.S. forces. The departing American troops leave behind a $100 USD-million military base built to support counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel region.

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SBminisguy22 May 2024 11:28 a.m. PST

Wow -- submit one story and get four back, this is a great investment!

14Bore22 May 2024 12:09 p.m. PST

First Afghanistan, now Niger
Hmm, what could be the 3rd base to leave to our enemies?

Choctaw22 May 2024 12:25 p.m. PST

Shocked! Shocked I am!

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2024 12:49 p.m. PST

I know we have talked about this elsewhere, but I do believe that the base is going to the Russians.

"WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) – Russian military personnel have entered an air base in Niger that is hosting U.S. troops, a senior U.S. defense official told Reuters, a move that follows a decision by Niger's junta to expel U.S. forces.May 3, 2024"

Augustus22 May 2024 2:29 p.m. PST

*sigh*

That's just so unsatisfying.

Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 May 2024 3:05 p.m. PST

The problem with sovereignty is that the country housing the base gets to decide if you stay. With the exception of Guantanamo where we had a very favorable treaty, we have no right to be anywhere that doesn't want us.

Garand22 May 2024 8:06 p.m. PST

The problem with sovereignty is that the country housing the base gets to decide if you stay. With the exception of Guantanamo where we had a very favorable treaty, we have no right to be anywhere that doesn't want us.

Yes, I wonder what the other options would have been:

1). refuse to leave, & tell Niger their sovereinty means nothing. And risk a confrontation with the Nigerian government. I'm sure if the base was shot up & overrun, the same faces criticizing Biden for leaving, would criticize him for that.

2). Leave but blow everything up? That seems…petty.

So I am wonder what would have been the best thing to do? If the Nigerians are cozying up to Russia & Iran, do we even WANT to be there anymore? Besides the biased reporting of Breitbart & their very leading headline, I suspect there is more to this story, rather than highlighting how much of a failure Biden is.

Damon.

SBminisguy22 May 2024 9:37 p.m. PST

Yes, I wonder what the other options would have been:

Option 3). Don't Bleeped text up US-Niger relations to the point where they demand the US leaves… just a thought…

Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 May 2024 10:11 p.m. PST

A military coup by a pro-Russian faction changed the government. That is not the fault of the US anymore than when that cretin Duterte got elected in the Phillipines or Orban and Erdogan decided autocracy was superior to democracy. Sometimes the other side gets their guys in.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2024 11:20 p.m. PST

The new rules of geopolitics in Africa

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Armand

nickinsomerset23 May 2024 1:18 a.m. PST

Stop trying to impose Western human rights ideals on the Africans,

Tally Ho!

Mirosav23 May 2024 7:30 a.m. PST

35th OVI, the base referred to in your headline is part of the capital's main airport, not the US drone base.

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Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2024 7:38 a.m. PST

Well seems the locals are welcoming the Chicoms. Guess any US aid being sent there should be stopped. Let them eat Chinses cake. I wouldn't destroy the US base just not yet. We may end up reoccupying it at a later date. In that region things change and this will probably happen in the future, again.

SBminisguy23 May 2024 8:19 a.m. PST

Well seems the locals are welcoming the Chicoms.

The leadership and rulers welcome Chicom $$$$, the average person is going to get screwed by the Chinese colonial predation, which is as bad or worse than anything the Europeans ever did.

cavcrazy23 May 2024 9:15 a.m. PST

Destroy the base, leave nothing they can use, leave nothing of value. Don't worry about "hurting their feelings".We don't need to leave another base to people who hate us.

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2024 9:36 a.m. PST

"35th OVI, the base referred to in your headline is part of the capital's main airport, not the US drone base"

Yes I stand corrected, this is base 101 and the drone base is 201. but I am sure just a matter of time before the Russians have access to 201 and equipment we leave behind. Yes, they are determining what we will leave behind. Obviously a 100 million dollar base too.

Reading that our policies toward the new government are responsible for the withdrawal.

nickinsomerset23 May 2024 11:05 a.m. PST

"The leadership and rulers welcome Chicom $$$$, the average person is going to get screwed by the Chinese colonial predation, which is as bad or worse than anything the Europeans ever did"

Got to agree with you there! Just going in for meetings to discuss training programs somehow they, east, central and west, managed to ask for SUVs!

Tally Ho!

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