Just say it: radical christianic terrorism.
The United States is the arms dealer to the world and averse to gun control at home as it assassinates children, women and men throughout the Muslim world. Hundreds of thousands have been slaughtered in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and beyond.
During the American invasion of Afghanistan NPR was my goto source for news on the ground and Sarah Chayes was there. We spent a trillion dollars to silence Usama Bin Laden, not just for revenge but because he knew too much.
The U.S. most likely used an MQ-9 Reaper drone launched from a country in the Arabian Peninsula in the strike that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul on July 31, security experts said. The MQ-9 Reaper, made by a subsidiary of General Atomics, has reportedly been utilized in many notable strikes across recent presidential administrations. [Which drone was used in Al-Zawahiri strike? Experts point to General Atomics’ Reaper]
South Dakota's US senators trumpet success after prostituting stolen Lakota ground by bringing the current heavens-based smart-executor of civilian death, the MQ-9 Reaper, to Ellsworth Air Force Base cementing the continued commitment of South Dakotans to rain white phosphorus and dismemberment on babies of color for decades to come. Since then, Ellsworth and bases in New Mexico have butchered countless civilians during the actions to protect the heroin trade keeping the Russian mob and the American Central Intelligence Agency in cash
. The Republican-led wars there and in Iraq have cost American taxpayers some $6 TRILLION.
In January of 2016, the US Forest Service suspended the Draft Environmental Impact Study for a Wyoming Black Hills mountaintop-removal mine that would extract more minerals containing elements like neodymium and praseodymium from the Belle Fourche watershed. In 2017 Rare Element Resources said its mine just upstream of the South Dakota border in the headwaters of the Redwater River, a tributary of the Belle Fourche/Cheyenne, announced financial backing from General Atomics
and applied for enough water for the mineral separation process despite widespread contamination in Crook County wells.
Without further permitting from the Forest Service Europe’s GA Umwelt-und Ingenieurtechnik GmbH (UIT) proposed to use a $22 million award from the US Department of Energy to move rare earth oxides mined in 2015 and stored in tanks near Sundance. A demonstration-scale separation and processing plant is expected to cost $35-40 million and a site in Upton, Wyoming near the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) was confirmed in 2021 as the location for the facility.
The demonstration plant is now in the design phase, which includes engineering, licensing and permitting. RER has estimated that construction of the plant, which will be located in Upton, should be complete in 18 to 26 months. Once complete, the plant will be used to process and separate rare earth elements from materials that have already been sourced and stockpiled from the Bearlodge Project area. This, according to the company, will take between 12 and 14 months. [RER hires new top staff, confirms demo plant schedule]
General Atomics gives generously to Republicans including former US Representative from New Mexico's First District and South Dakota School of Mines President Heather Wilson.