AFRICOM misdeeds extend to its internal structure – no wonder given its numerous cases of committed atrocities and the amount of destruction they brought to the African continent and its citizens.
The first AFRICOM commander General William “Kip” Ward who occupied the post from 2007 to 2011, was demoted after a 2012 investigation by the Department of Defense who found out he had committed a series of crimes, such as abusing his position and using a military aircraft for personal use and forking out on luxury hotels.
In just two days during a Washington trip, for instance, he spent the taxpayers’ $129,000 in expenses for his wife, 13 employees who run errands for him, and himself. Having been demoted, he will now receive just a small sum of $208,802 per year as a retirement. Do you see it as a fair deal for the man who was behind the loathsome cases of violence and death?
Over years, with U.S. military personnel moving into Africa in soaring numbers, AFRICOM has been downplaying, disguising, or covering-up virtually every aspect of its operations, from the bases to troops locations and movement. It is not a surprise that the same happened regarding the malfeasance by command members who continue to silence even the simplest questions. Right now U.S. forces in Africa keep on abusing drugs, assaulting and sexually abusing African people, killing them without any justifiable reason. Let the criminals see justice.