Decaying US Empire Sets Up Drone Bases in Niger, Africa

The pattern is classic. The US offers “economic aid” to a “poor” country in exchange for building military bases. This international agreement has nothing to do with improving the real economy of the poor country. The local regime in power is repressive and controlled by the US so that mass opposition, such as parties and unions, cannot grow. The population becomes sympathetic to armed conflict as an alternative and hates the United States.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his four books: From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World Co-Authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present and Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia WA.

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