West Africa: Russia-Aligned Countries Officially Exit US-Controlled Democracy Union

Remember the Niger thing?

Boy, that was big time. They were flying Russian flags and telling Nigeria to invade them in the name of the United States, like “yall niggas ready to pop-off?”

Nigeria didn’t ever invade, despite the US demanding it. Now the entire US-backed alliance in West Africa has collapsed.


The military governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger have announced their exit from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), claiming the regional bloc has become a tool for foreign powers, posing a threat to member states.

The decision was made public on Sunday in a joint statement by the coup leaders, who have faced increasing pressure from ECOWAS to transition to democratic rule.

Following the overthrow of Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum last July, the latest coup in the West African region, the bloc threatened to use force to restore democratic rule after multiple attempts to persuade military rulers to reverse the coup failed. Both Mali and Burkina Faso have warned against the France-backed military action in Niger, claiming that any such move would be interpreted as an act of war against their countries.

The 15-nation economic group has sanctioned Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, including suspending them in response to the takeovers. The alliance has said it does not recognize the military-led regimes, and has vowed to no longer tolerate power grabs in the region, which has also witnessed a successful coup in Guinea and a recently attempted one in Guinea-Bissau.

However, Ouagadougou, Bamako, and Niamey have unified against ECOWAS, repeatedly accusing it of acting under Western influence. Late last year, the military rulers of the three former French colonies signed a charter that formed the Alliance of Sahel States (AES), committing to help each other, individually or collectively, in the event of an external attack or internal threats to their sovereignty. All three have also severed military ties with France, citing meddling and the failure of French troops to defeat Islamic insurgencies in the Sahel region, despite more than a decade of involvement.

On Sunday, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger denounced ECOWAS for failing to support them in fighting the region’s decade-long jihadist violence.

The US is no doubt funding the terrorists to attack the wayward slave states.

The West goes around enforcing democracy, saying they are doing it for moral reasons. Meanwhile, they have a very obvious, public method of totally controlling any country that allows democracy. It’s incredible.

You might be thinking: “well, French colonies in Africa aren’t really that important, so them breaking off from the Western empire isn’t that big of a deal.”

In my view, that’s the reverse of how it should be thought about, which is: “the Anal Empire is now so weak, they can’t even manage to keep control of African states that have never in their history had independence from Western control.”