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The U.S. Extends Its Drone War Deeper Into Africa With Secretive Base


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The U.S. Extends Its Drone War Deeper Into Africa With Secretive Base

Joshua Hammer, The Intercept

Garoua International Airport,proclaimed the sign on the concrete and glass terminal building. The designation was something of a misnomer, because only three or four planes land each week in this sleepy outpost in northern Cameroon, near the Nigerian border, all of them domestic flights. The schedule of the flights tends to be unpredictable. The aging jet that had just flown me to Garoua from Douala, for example, had made an unscheduled stop in N’Djamena, the capital of neighboring Chad, so that a government minister could attend a funeral nearby.


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Either

These other 200 countries are sovereign nations, and we have no business committing acts of war against their innocent bystanders and people that should be rounded up by each nation's own police and prosecuted in each nation's own judicial system,

Or

The world is one nation. All of the people of this one nation have basic human rights to economic equality, to freedom from fear, to simply waking up tomorrow without being dead.