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USA: Attorney General Sessions Memo – “Subject: Prohibition on Improper Guidance Documents” (16.11.2017)

Opinion: Donald Trump Junior isn’t the smartest cookie out there, as the Russian Probe continues!

“No owl is afraid of the night, no snake of the swamp and no traitor of the treason!”- Mehmet Murat Ildan

Well, yesterday the revelation of yet another aspect of the Russian interference in the Presidential Elections of the United States came to the public view. As the big-media and the social media has been flooded with information and connections with collision. It is not as if Donald Trump Junior has been brilliant or even shown any intelligence to hide the facts. He is proven that his not James Bond or James Blunt for that matter. He is just the oldest son of a cynical family who uses their ties to Russia to get advantage during the campaigns before November 2016.

Trump Junior, who is part of the New York Gang, has clearly gotten himself into trouble, therefore he had to have a locked room in Congress, he could not stomach to lie on C-Span to the whole nation; that is something Sean Hannity does for him already on Fox. Where he tried to deflect the meeting with Russian Government Agents and alike.

It is as if they do not thinks people can tie things together. The Russian Adoption story seems even more far-fetched with the timeline and the releases from WikiLeaks. As the e-mails between him and the speeches of his father, proclaiming that people should release the Clinton E-Mails. It is like a bad nightmare for him, but he still thinks he piss gold, sorry Junior it is still piss.

That the Trump Campaign whom already has issues with Carter Paige, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. As well as the investigations into Michael Flynn and his son too. There are enough conspiracy rolling, as the train is usually surrounding his son-in-law Jared Kushner, the new savior of American Democracy and Middle East Peace Process. While, nothing really happing there. We can just imagine how the lawyers of the Trump Campaign and the Trump Organization feel. As the Robert Mueller and Congress Investigation continues and the peeling of the onion.

Even I wondered why the was no leaks of any proportion from the Republican Party and Trump Campaign, while the Clinton’s was undressed in public and we got to see how a giant and big money politics works from the inside. It was damaging yes and the elitism stung it severely. Those wounds are surely addressed in her new, but not that I need to read it. We know Hillary Clinton has rights tell her grievances of the whole experience.

Still, that Donald Trump Junior is not wise or even street-smart is evident as he meets with Russians in the Trump Tower, deflects the meaning of this meeting, while having direct talks with the WikiLeaks days ahead of the releases of the leaked E-Mails. He must be one of the co-stars in Dumber and Dumber to not understand the implications. The lawyers should have a field day with this.

That Jeff Sessions and Mike Pence knew something is also now evident, even if none of them officially recalls anything. I expect them both to have forgotten their mother’s maiden name by now, even their wives birthdays as well. Since the meetings and conversations about Russian connections has been in oblivion. Because their deflections and the stories now coming from Paige, Papadopoulos and Trump Junior, implies something compared also to Trump senior’s own Twitter account. As well as Roger Stone implying in the days after Trump Jr. E-mails with WikiLeaks are revealing. The whole operations are easy to show and does not need the smartest people to tie it together.

Donnie boy has messed up, but how costly and how many counts on his indictment or his proceeding courtship is unknown as Mueller’s wheels are running slow; still his upcoming trials and speculations into what sort of breaches of law is not evident. Clearly, the played with foreign agent and foreign government aides to becoming superior, that has to count for something. Not the victory, but the tarnished reputation and the activity that goes into treason. That your friends are adversaries of the state and you still work together.

We can imagine what the next revelation might be. Certainly, it will show how foolish and reckless the Trump Campaign was, as most of them had ties to Kremlin, meet with Kremlin guys and some like Manafort got paid through their oligarchs. The worst part is, this is not a bad B-Movie with Dolph Lundgren or Jet Li, and this is the real deal.

The Saga continues and the New York Gang is not looking good, it is bad. How bad, that can only time tell. Peace.

Senator Al Franken Letter to Attorney General Sessions on the “Russian Interference Case” (02.11.2017)

The Congress Report into the Niger Ambush says very little!

The Capitol Hill report or the Congress Report Service (CRS) who are making studies into wished subjects of the Congress, has recently dropped and made a report into the United States Armed Mission in Niger. Not that it says much and it is shown to be careful with dropping intelligence, as this is a continued mission against Islamist insurgents and militants together with allies of the American government. Therefore, dropping to much intelligence and to much information would spoil the mission themselves. That is why the CRS isn’t saying much new, but shows the state of affairs and the reasoning of United States to interfere on foreign soil. They are even proving the capacity of forces and planned army base in Niger. As they are clearly now cooperating with other armies and camps, where they are based. Since they are building one in the northern town of Agadez. Take a look!

Following the October 4 attack, DOD officials have publicly cited a larger figure of 800 U.S. military personnel in Niger. 17 These figures presumably comprise personnel stationed in the capital, Niamey, as well as those deployed in more remote areas. Notably, a U.S. Air Force facility is under construction in the northern city of Agadez (Figure 1), which the Air Force has described as supporting U.S. logistical and intelligence capacities in the sub-region, and which U.S. diplomats have described as supporting the Niger government’s capacity to secure its borders” (…) “U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) describes the U.S. military presence in Niger, as in most places in Africa, as a “light footprint,” suggesting that a more extensive and/or conventional military mission could require more extensive airlift, close air support capacity, and contingency planning” (CRS, P: 4-5, 2017).

Advisory activities in which U.S. personnel are embedded with local security forces, as was apparently the case in the mission that came under attack on October 4, according to DOD officials” (CRS, P: 7, 2017).

The “golden hour” is described as the first 60 minutes following trauma or the onset of acute illness, where chances of a patient’s survival are considered greatest if advanced trauma life support can be provided. DOD notes that, “historically, wound data and casualty rates indicate that more than 90 percent of all casualties die within the first hour of severe wounding without advanced trauma life support.”58 U.S. military medical support is generally structured to meet this standard of one hour or less” (…) “In the case of the October 4 Niger ambush, at least one Special Forces medic (see below) was present, but he was killed during the ambush. DOD stated the two U.S. soldiers wounded during the ambush were medically evacuated by French air assets to Niamey during the firefight, and that this medical evacuation was “consistent with the casualty evacuation plan that was in place for this particular operation” (CRS, P: 12-13, 2017).

Niger’s Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum stated in a media interview on October 19 that those who carried out the attack were “youths under the influence of Abu Walid al Sahrawi” who were based in the Niger/Mali border region. Possibly reflecting the extremely complex nature of militant allegiances in the sub-region, Bazoum also suggested that the assailants were loyal to Iyad ag Ghali, a Malian national who heads the Al Qaeda-aligned JNIM, although some analysts portray JNIM and IS-GS as rivals rather than allies. The Interior Minister indicated in his remarks that Niger’s government had yet to identify the precise assailants” (CRS, P: 16, 2017).

We clearly will not know everything now, but there is openings and questions to be asked. There have already been questions over how long it took to get the bodies of the fallen American soldiers from the place of fire. Also, the aftermath of the ambush opening a lot of questions.

That we will know more with time and hope this get investigated, as there are many leads and many more questions arising, as the Department of Defense should have own intelligence on the ambush and the days before. Since, they are there together with the Niger’s own military and French soldiers, these are all in the Sahel region to clear militant Islamist’s there. Clearly, there are some intelligence that is left our or clearly not studied. Since the CRS report are a stripped report. There has already been reported about the ambushes and local chiefs interfering on behalf Islamist’s in the area. This has been overshadowed in this report.

That this report also not look into the failure of human intelligence, because of this Niger ambushed could have been warned against and the troubles in Tongo Tongo close to the border of Mali. Together with the ambush of motorcycles and other reports, that has been neglected. Proves that the CRS are trying to stifle information or not investigate it at all. Just going by the information of different sources in the days after, you could get more intelligence of it, than by the CRS. Therefore, the report didn’t tell much, just showing what official sources within the DoD. Peace.

Reference:

Congressional Research Service – ‘Niger: Frequently Asked Questions About the October 2017 Attack on U.S. Soldiers’ (27.10.2017)

Opinion: The Mueller investigations will reveal the Russian Connections to the Trump Campaign!

If you thought this was nothing burger and believed anything your reading on American Conservative Media, I hate to say, then your blind and not believing the truth. It will be hard for you and hard to eat this burger, but needed because this is about foreign conspiracy involved in the American Election in the 2016. This is serious, but not that the Republican Party or the Grand Ol’ Party (GOP) want to take that responsibility or telling their possible vicious attempt of undermining the electorate and misusing foreign forces to their benefits.

This not just mere speculations, the Statement of George Papadopolous on the 5th October 2017 is telling, how he was arranging with people on the inside of the Duma and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as they wanted to pick Trump as their candidate. While he was a Foreign Policy Adviser in the Trump Campaign. This while being connected with Russian Officials, that was excited to make “the Russian Federation would love him as a candidate”, that was in April 2016. This while the Russian was promising “dirt” on Clinton.

Clearly, the WikiLeaks and the hacking of Democratic Campaign and Podesta Leaks are the sole candidacy into this mess. That the Trump Campaign really earned a lot cashier in their campaign. It really hurt the elitist campaign and the undertaker of Trump. This was the sole card of the Russian to sell to Trump and use to create troubles for the other candidate. That is why the revelations in the statement to Court from Papadopolous is damaging. This is the first drop of many and more people will follow suit.

Already the knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting with Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Junior and Paul Manafort is coming to mind. So the whole timeline and the expected connections coming closer. Combined with all the people whose ties to Russia been there either with business or loans. Whatever really, all of the handpicked or most of them has had at some point some Russian Connection. Therefore, the Mueller investigation will put it all perspective and will clearly show the facts.

The indictment of Manafort and Gates today are really showing the extent of his investigation. As he has started to play his cards and revealing what he has found. That the Trump Campaign has more trouble ahead. Since the Campaign Manager after Lewandowski, Paul Manafort and his connections to Kremlin and Kiev, as he whitewashed monies and had schemes there. Could possible provide the help and support the Trump Campaign could need. That the 12 counts against him and being a Foreign Agent lobbying for Ukrainian President really is proving his ties. Not only that his greed and him not paying taxes for the millions of dollars. Robert Mueller wouldn’t file these count if he didn’t have proof of them. Clearly, Gates and Manafort has a hard time coming. They cannot run away from this investigation and this indictment. They might even flash out more information. As they are even charged with “Conspiracy against the United States”.

This might show us and get us the information what really happen between the Russians and the Trump Campaign. There been some revealing details, but the Trump Tower meeting has been silent, as well as so many other clues. Like Jared Kushner loans to his businesses. The long term businesses the Trump Organization has in Russia. Other questionable appointments in the Trump Administration after his victory. So many of them have had or been in business in Russia like Wilbur Ross, Rex Tillerson, Cater Paige, Sebastian Gorka, Bety DeVos, Ivanka Trump, Gary Cohn, Jeff Sessions, Felix Sater, Robert Gates and Michael Flynn. Clearly this all part of the Trump Administration. You cannot hide the fact. Especially when people like Papadopoulos reveal their stories in Court. This is what the Trump lawyers don’t want. They cannot spin this… and it is hard to bargain Manafort, as there are clear connections with him. That must be reason why he is picked before Michael Flynn, as Flynn could be easily traded away for Trump, but Manafort might be too toxic.

This is just beginning, surely Mueller has collected and connected the dots. We will see the revelations and the deep cover-up, that the Trump Administration and the New York Gang has tried to conceal, the Trump will try to deflect this. But the red-light is up and the car is moving. They cannot rig this as the first indictment and the first official statement is compelling of evidence of possible “Conspiracy against the United States”.

Just think about that, the President and his team were possibly “conspiring against the United States”. This while campaigning for the highest and proudest office, they were trying to get the presidency, but by conspiring against the principals and while using foreign intelligence and interference to change the elections.

That this is sad, but also a reality that is not far-fetched, especially considering all of the connections and the meetings with Russian individuals and Russian Foreign Agents. Peace.

A look into the Niger Ambush!

Well, there is often now, when it comes to the assistance and the help from United States Army, it is less planned, but more erratic just like their President. The Commander-in-Chief, President Donald J. Trump is behind the mess created and the death, he is the last to order and sanction the violence. If the US Army is behind a mess in Yemen, it is on his hour, if its done bad in Niger, it is still on his watch.

Just like Hillary Clinton was in a mess in Libya, this is a story of how the United States might have inflicted much harm in Niger, without intelligence and backgrounds checks. Clearly, it must have been something gone wrong, when they are ambushed happen and there are conflicting reports of it. We cannot know everything now. Since the investigations of the different security organization will start. As well, as the Trump Administration are in high gear of deflections and trying to silence the story. Because, this is damaging reports. Not only his lack of compassion to the families of the lost soldiers in battle, but also the lack of collecting intelligence before striking at the enemies during conflict.

Here is some of the key aspects we can for now take from the Niger ambush. This is not the whole story, but some pieces of the puzzle, to make sense of the manner, the Special Forces operated and the AFRICOM Battalion that is stationed in Niger. Hope this gives you some sense of it all.

Context:

News reports indicate that the attack occurred near the town of Tongo Tongo (see Figure 1), in a border region where a number of armed groups are active. These include locally-led factions affiliated Al Qaeda and the Islamic State organization, ethnic militias, separatist rebels, drug traffickers, smugglers, and bandits, with the lines between these categories often blurred. (See CRS In Focus IF10172, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and Related Groups.) Islamist armed groups regularly conduct attacks against local targets—notably focusing on government officials, prisons, schools, and individuals accused of collaborating with the state or with French-led counterterrorism operations —and against U.N. peacekeepers in Mali. Some analysts assert that the often heavy-handed counterterrorism approach of local security forces has contributed to worsening instability” (Arieff, 2017)

First Official statement:

On Oct. 4, three (3) U.S. service members and one partner nation member were killed while the U.S. was providing advice and assistance to Nigerien security force counter-terror operations, approximately 200 km north of Niamey, in southwest Niger. Additionally, two U.S. service members were injured and evacuated in stable condition to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany” (U.S. Embassy in Niger, 2017).

Niger Ministry of Defense Statement:

On Tuesday, October 03, 2017, a patrol of the defense and security forces and US partners operating in the Mali-Niger border zone was ambushed by terrorist elements on board a dozen vehicles and twenty motorcycles. height of Tongo Tongo village located about 80 km northwest of Ouallam. After intense fighting during which the elements of the joint patrol showed courage and an exemplary combativeness, the balance is established as follows: FDS four (4) dead, eight (8) wounded, partners American three (3) dead, two (2) wounded. In this painful circumstance, the President of the Republic, Head of State, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces and the Government offer their deepest condolences to the families of the disappeared and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded. They welcome the commitment of the American partners alongside our defense and security forces, they reiterate their strong support and encouragement to the entire defense and security forces in their mission of defending the integrity of the national territory and strategic partners for their continued support for peace and stability in the region” (FAN, 2017).

Report in LA Times the day after:

Officials hoped the missing U.S. Army Special Forces operative might still be hiding in the dense brush, rather than taken captive, and launched a massive search-and-rescue mission with aerial drones and other aircraft, as well as Nigerien ground forces. The death of four Green Berets in remote West Africa marks the worst single loss of U.S. forces under fire since President Trump took office. The president was briefed on the search and the discovery of the body, officials said. The casualties came as a heavy blow to the insular special operations community that increasingly shoulders the burden of America’s counter-terrorism operations overseas. The four fatalities, as well as two wounded Green Berets, were in the 3rd Special Forces Group based in Ft. Bragg, N.C” (Hennigan, 2017).

Chad Pulls out troops:

The development comes after the US slammed a travel ban on its citizens. Chad defence officials have not given a reason for this action, but it is believed that it could weaken the fight against the insurgents. Residents say the withdrawal of the troops had already impacted on Niger’s Diffa region, which has seen a series of attacks by Boko Haram crossing over from their base in Nigeria” (NAN, 2017).

Conflicting reports:

Eventually, after talking to the village chief, the troops got into their vehicles to return to their base, a two-hour drive. But less than five minutes after they drove out of the village, the convoy was ambushed by a group that outnumbered them two to one. About 100 armed insurgents, many of whom were on motorbikes — two or three people a bike — as well as others in about 10 sport utility vehicles, surrounded the convoy. They were armed with heavy weapons, including anti aircraft weaponry as well as rocket-propelled grenades, according to a Nigerien official. Soldiers in the joint patrol were riding in military vehicles as well as civilian Land Cruisers from the American Embassy. The firefight lasted two to three hours, the Nigerien official said, until a response unit from the military base arrived for reinforcements. French helicopters arrived to evacuate the dead and wounded as well as other soldiers” (Searcey, Cooper & Schmitt, 2017).

Lack of Intelligence in West Africa:

That very same evaluation additionally raised concern that solely 20-30 per cent of the US ISR’s intelligence, surveillance and recognition necessities have been met. UU. of the US (ISR). “This limits situational understanding, assist operations and presents no risk indications and warnings,” the command warned, including that the state of affairs is most severe in West Africa, the place the military of states United has roughly 1,000 individuals concerned in a dozen operations in a area of 9 nations. Nigerian officers have stated that the ambush on four October was on account of a “failure of human intelligence.” This useful resource hole “forces our workers to return to pricey and ineffective advert hoc options,” the command instructed lawmakers” (DrFeed, 2017)

I think these clips from different sources say a lot and shows that the neglect and the importance of collecting intelligence. As well, as knowing the intent of the locals and their loyalty towards the insurgents. Therefore, the joint-command brigade was ambushed. There will come more intelligence and more information, that will show the damaging information that is for now left out. Unless, the United States wants to hide their acts. The dead soldiers will not return, not matter what you do, but to see the causes and the reasons for their demise could be learning curve for the military and their operatives.

We cannot know everything now, but we will with time, as the investigations and the revealing intelligence will come to forward. Clearly, the White House wouldn’t touch this in the beginning, because they knew of the their misbehavior and has since tried to deflect it. Especially, since their own President has assaulted Clinton for her actions in Libya, this could be seen as similar and be alike. Therefore, the smear-campaign and questionable acts was taken to Congress in various committees, the same should appear in this case. But don’t expect it, because the Republican are still loyal to their President. However, if that turns and their show compassion and care for their Republic. They would have dozens of investigations and also look into the ambush. The reasons and the orders that was given, also why the people lost their lives in the village of Tongo Tongo close to the border of Mali, inside Niger. Peace.

Reference:

Arieff, Alexis – ‘Attack on U.S. Soldiers in Niger: Context and Issues for Congress’ (05.10.2017) link:https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/IN10797.pdf

DrFeed – ‘Months Before Niger Attack, The US Military Warned Congress It Needed More Resources’ (20.10.2017) link: https://drfeed.com/months-before-niger-attack-the-us-military-warned-congress-it-needed-more-resources/

NAN – ‘Chad withdraws troops fighting Boko Haram in Niger’ (13.10.2017) link: https://www.google.no/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=16&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi0heD73YHXAhVFEpoKHTj5CMA4ChAWCEswBQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thecable.ng%2Fchad-withdraws-troops-fighting-boko-haram-niger&usg=AOvVaw3ux55sdZINC2y_S7jgE1zH

Hennigan, W.J. -’Missing U.S. commando found dead in Niger desert two days after deadly ambush’ (06.10.2017) link: http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-missing-soldier-found-20171006-story.html

Searcey, Dionne, Cooper, Helene & Eric Schmitt – ‘Conflicting Accounts in Niger Ambush Are Subject of Pentagon Investigation’ (20.10.2017) link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/world/africa/niger-ambush-conflicting-accounts.html

FAN – ‘Communiqué du Ministère de la Défense Nationale du Niger suite à l’attaque des FDS à Tongo tongo’ (05.10.2017) link: http://www.iciniger.com/communique-ministere-de-defense-nationale-niger-suite-a-lattaque-fds-a-tongo-tongo/

U.S. Embassy in Niger – ‘U.S. Africa Command Statement on Situation in Niger’ (05.10.2017) link: https://ne.usembassy.gov/u-s-africa-command-statement-situation-niger/

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