Letter from the President — Concerning Niger

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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 22, 2013

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Letter from the President — Concerning Niger

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE

February 22, 2013

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

On February 20, 2013, the last elements of a deployment of approximately 40 additional U.S. military personnel entered Niger with the consent of the Government of Niger. This deployment will provide support for intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing with French forces conducting operations in Mali, and with other partners in the region. The total number of U.S. military personnel deployed to Niger is approximately 100. The recently deployed forces have deployed with weapons for the purpose of providing their own force protection and security.

I directed this deployment of U.S. forces in furtherance of U.S. national security interests, and pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive.

I am providing this report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148). I appreciate the support of the Congress in this action.

Sincerely,

BARACK OBAMA

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Updated: Feb. 23, 2013

‘US troops to fuel tensions across Africa’

PressTVGlobalNews·Feb 23, 2013

A political analyst says that the recent developments will increase tensions and destabilization not just in Mali and Niger but throughout the entire region of West Africa and the northern regions of the continent as well.

This is while the US has set up a new drone base in Niger reportedly aimed at fighting al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Africa and helping French troops in their war on Mali. A report by The New York Times said on Friday that the US deployed a number of Predator drones to Niger, suggesting a shift in Washington’s anti-terrorism efforts towards Africa

Press TV has conducted an interview with Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire, to further discuss the issue.

see

Rick Rozoff, William Blum and Glen Ford: Africa and The New Colonialism of The Continent

The real invasion of Africa is not news and a licence to lie is Hollywood’s gift by John Pilger

France’s War in Mali: Neo-imperialist grab dressed up in “war on terror” rhetoric by Finian Cunningham

Rick Rozoff: Pentagon’s Global Expansion Plans for 2013

from the archives:

Mali: U.S. Africa Command’s New War? by Rick Rozoff

2 thoughts on “Letter from the President — Concerning Niger

  1. Pingback: Barack Obama’s Notice — Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in Zimbabwe | Dandelion Salad

  2. And Obomber the Imperialist again expands the Empire, BEFORE informing Congress (not that Congress, filled with imperialists, would object).

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