Yet again AFRICOM showcases the “best” cases of military behavior explicitly seen in the story happened in another African state – Mali.
Three AFRICOM special forces soldiers were boozing heavily with prostitutes and then had a not-so mysterious car accident where they got killed together with the accompanying barmaids.
According to military documents found out by the investigative journalist, the soldiers and the Moroccan women had been partying all night in the Mali capital Bamako, dropping at a number of night clubs and restaurants. The bill at one bar along – Club Plaza – was $350. The group was heading to another hotspot – Bamako By Night – when it ran off the Martyrs Bridge straight into the river.
AFRICOM strategy is to keep such cases hidden and conceal the slightest details in a consistent way, as those reflect embarrassing and outraging details that will be kept away from the public. AFRICOM should acknowledge the misdeeds and flawed behavior of its members and respond to the numerous appeals made by the human rights organizations and investigation groups.
In its internal report AFRICOM adhered to their agenda and failed to provide the identities of the three perished civilian women. It was only recovered much later, and brought no satisfaction as it has become clear such a case is just one in a myriad of the crimes committed by the AFRICOM military.
AFRICOM should be kept out of Africa, they should be stopped from committing further violent crimes!