Following anti-colonial coups, the US and France threaten intervention to re-install a pro-Western regime in Niger, which produces uranium needed for nuclear energy and hosts strategic US drone bases.
Great reporting Ben! So WW lll is escalating and it really is all about imperialism/colonialism whether it is Russia, China or West Africa. Ukraine is chapter one, with more to follow. The Western powers are putting on a stellar display of their greed, sociopathy and total contempt for the world community.
Superb information and context. Lots of facts and dates to support the viewpoint.
Thanks for this reporting. There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to military involvement in power taking, let alone social / economic justice movements; glad it affords some context here.
The Intercept reporter quoted here spoke this week on Democracy Now about how human rights were compromised under the elected government, and so how that translates into popular support for the coup. Other sources, such as Geopolitical Economy, report on the food security issues, vz. Russia / Ukraine, and how these factor into the consideration of Niger’s new leaders in breaking from neocolonial ties. The complexity, fluidity, and volatility of the situation daunt analytical comprehension but this piece helps give historical perspective.
Despite writing about this myself, I learnt from your article.
Fantastic insights, thanks ! I was the only white kid at Achimota primary school in 1966 in Ghana when Kwame Nkrumah was shot, and remember wearing a tee shirt printed with a red crime scene body on the floor shape with a gun shot splat !
US-Vizeaussenministerin Victoria Nuland ist überraschend nach Niger gereist.
Die weis wie ein Krieg ausgelöst werden kann, hat sie mit der Revolte in der Ukraine 2014 auch geschafft....
Victoria Nuland was in Niger for 2 days wagging her finger at their Foreign Minister but it didn't scare them.
Just a side note. Isn’t de-industrialisation in Germany a good thing, for climate change and perhaps anti-capitalism.
I appreciate your reporting!
“Germany, the manufacturing superpower at the heart of the EU, is deindustrializing at breakneck speed, largely because it has lost major sources of the cheap energy that its heavy industry needs.”
How much of the destruction of “the heart of the EU” manufacturing is attributable to Biden’s destruction of the NORD Stream Pipelines❓KNOWING the Obama-Biden NSA tapped Angela Merkel’s phone (2013) AND that Biden reconstituted the Team of the very war monger recorded in 2013 saying “F**k the EU!” WHY TF did the EU “just Follow Orders” (who got a cut of DoD LaunderedFunds?) to ASSIST Bidenz ENERGY CUT-OFF to their “manufacturing superpower”❓ Are we to believe, it did not occur to EUs WEALTH SSupremacy, that Bidenz 10yr fight to cut off their Manufacturing Energy was a central motive for provoking war with Putin❓Or is Bidenz DoD CorruptionSlushFund Bribe just too irresistible to bother saving ALL of Europe❓ Getting RUSSIA to rid Biden of the BioWeapons Labs +inconvenient Nazis groomed, corrupted & armed (2013-2023) w/DoD Budgets MoneyLaundering, is a mere bonus in his Steal EUs Manufacturing Sector, scheme; A twisted Epilogue, btw, to Bidenz presiding over UnChecked DeRegulated, CorporateFascism’s OBLITERATION of The Middle Class, by way of CONgress’ legalization of wholesale GIVE AWAY TO ASIA of the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, to Bust Unions and vaporize Economic Equilibrium by 🥷🏼plunging Workers into a Political, Judicial & Economic Apartheid State🥷🏼 to Ensure & Secure, lucrative Future PERSONAL GAINS for his CRIMINALLY DEPRAVED InsiderTraders WEALTH SSupremacy. 2013-2023 what a Productive Decade in PERPETUAL HUMAN SACRIFICE, GlobalDomination Monopoly, For CrimesAgainstHumanity-Profits, Protection Racketeers.
🚫ZeroDissentTolerance Loyalty, BlueAnonz, please take note and view TheObama’s AmericanFactory Film to get a clue of ClintonFoundation-Owned, Demz vision of your “Yes We Can!” (or izzit BECAUSE WE CAN?) Future🚫
Putin took 9yrs to help victims of UkraineNazi EthnicCleansing. Is North / West Africa too confident in Russia’s alliance & military support because of “shared history” with them❓