Is Niger Trump’s Benghazi?

Elite U.S. troops killed and wounded during surprise attack in Niger

“This might wind up to be Mr. Trump’s Benghazi.” Those are the words of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a Florida Democrat who was present during a controversial phone call between President Donald Trump and the widow of one of the four U.S. special forces soldiers killed in Niger on October 4.

3 Responses to Is Niger Trump’s Benghazi?

  1. Imhotep October 20, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    Niger. What is Trump trying to hide?

    >In 2005, Bush, using the AUMF, entered into an agreement with Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Nigeria to form a joint military force to fight Boko Haram in central Africa.

    >On Sept. 23, 2017, for no apparent reason Trump added Chad to his “bad actors” list whose citizens are barred from entering the US.

    In response Chad announced that it was cutting all intelligence ties with the US and withdrawing its forces from Niger.

    >On Oct 1, a gunmen opened fire in Las Vegas killing and wounding hundreds for no apparent reason.

    >On Oct 4, four special forces soldiers were ambushed and killed in Niger.
    On that same day Chad completed its troop withdrawal from Niger.

    Trump said nothing publically about the Niger ambush for 12 days, although he spoke frequently about the Las Vegas gunman during that time.

    Has Trump been using the mysterious Las Vegas shooting incident to cover-up his Benghazi moment in Niger, his diplomatic disaster with Chad, and the unraveling of the co-operative fight against Boko Haram in central Africa?

    The man is a master of deception after all.

  2. Doug in Oakland October 20, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

    If I was Fergus, I wouldn’t want to talk about Niger either. Turns out that there are consequences to foreign policy decisions, and when the man who used to be the expert on Chad at the state department says that Chad’s inclusion in the Muslim ban “could put Americans in harm’s way” it might actually be helpful to listen to him.

  3. Doug in Oakland October 20, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    Oh yeah, and given Exxon’s “relationship” with Chad, perhaps Secretary Tillerson could be questioned about the situation for eleven hours or so…

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