Kenya to receive 150 Armoured Vehicles, 16 helicopters and becomes Major Non-Nato Ally

Big day for Kenya as the president of Kenya visits the United States. I'll break down the military stuff that happened to them.
>Kenya will receive 24 aircraft including 16 Huey choppers and 8 MD-500s.
https://www.kenyans.co.ke/news/100980-us-gifts-kenya-16-helicopters-including-8-huey-choppers-peace-keeping-mission
>Kenya orders 150 M1117 armored security vehicles
https://x.com/Kenyans/status/1793590058861433107
>US to build a 10,000-foot runway at Manda Bay Airfield in Lamu
https://x.com/Kenyans/status/1793598106103369778
>Kenya to become a Major Non-Nato Ally
https://www.npr.org/biden-kenya-state-visit

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good for them, the Huey is a classy bird

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Argentina becomes major non-NATO ally
    >Kenya becomes major non-NATO ally
    What’s going on?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      global south being subverted by colonizers from the north

      hopefully russia/china/iran/hamas can win quickly and stop this

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      both are regional power that you can use to help contain any chinese influence in the area.
      they are also both functioning democracies

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Argentina becomes major non-NATO ally
        >Kenya becomes major non-NATO ally
        What’s going on?

        Both are prostitutes selling themselves to the highest bidder. Expecting them to take part in any conflict is purely moronic.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          .t Buttmad second highest bidder chink

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah sure. 24 clapped out helo will contain chinese influence
        Kenya isn't stupid. They're playing both side to show that they are "neutral", ie open for business for chinese investment but also still maintain nominal support for the west. You don't get your economy GDP to 120 billion dollars by being dumb. The last time Tanzania trying to cut ties with the west america essentially removed economic aid and slapped tariff to Tanzanian goods

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          16 helicopters, moron. not gonna read your post if you fail at basic reading comprehension.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It took less than 5 second to google what MD-500 is and first grade level math to figure out the answer of 16+8.
            It's almost like you want people to call you an idiot

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              read the op image one more time for me babe. if you're still struggling, try googling the word "including".

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              read the op image one more time for me babe. if you're still struggling, try googling the word "including".

              in case you try to reply to me again with anything but an apology

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Title
                >US Gifts Kenya 16 Refurbished Helicopters Including 8 Huey Choppers for Peace Keeping Mission
                Body
                >According to a statement issued by the White House, the 16 helicopters will include 16 Huey choppers and 8 MD-500s.
                OP's summary
                >Kenya will receive 24 aircraft including 16 Huey choppers and 8 MD-500s.

                NTA but it looks like someone fricked up somewhere.
                >16 helicopters (8 Hueys and 8 MD-500s)
                Is probably the actual breakdown.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you're right, sorry to that anon for being so hostile. i can see where the misunderstanding came from.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >they are also both functioning democracies
        >argentina
        >functional
        >implying
        granted, with Milei at the helm, they're likely to be very agreeable with American foreign policy goals, so it makes sense to try to foster that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A: the Chinese are exploiting the shit out of the global south and they largely are realizing that they aren't any better than the colonizers from 200 years ago, except now the former colonizers are pretty nice.
      B: Believe it or not, parts of Africa and South America have been improving in your lifetime and aren't just infinite drug cartels and ethnic cleansing death squads named the People's Liberation Work Movement
      C: Everyone with a brain is realizing that global politics and strategy is a team sport, and everyone post Ukraine is reminded that if you stand alone you fight alone. So you need to choose team authoritarian or team democracy if you want a meaningful future if your neighbors try to do some shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Poor countries are in massive debt to China while it pivots to febt collection, leaving these nations to use whatever strategic value they can offer the West as collateral on further loans to pay off Chinese loans

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Argentina is asking to join nato
      It's already a major non NATO ally

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're gonna Black person-rig JDAMS and GBU to their Flankers now like Malaysia, right?

        >Argentina is asking to join nato
        Argentina needs to look at a map first.
        Britain is gonna veto that shit if they're serious anyway.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Argentina needs to look at a map first.
          NATO needs a name change anyways, several countries in it aren't even on the Atlantic as is.
          >Britain is gonna veto that shit if they're serious anyway.
          Limies don't have the will or stones to do that.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't get why we even have non nato allies
            Just fricking add them to NATO.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              This is how you either get dragged into a moronic conflict you don't care about, or cause your alliance to crumble.
              NATO works because even if Hungary doesn't like Poland all that much, Poland being invaded would mean a potential adversary only ~50 miles away, and Hungary would like that even less. Defensive alliances should probably be kept regional, to minimize the chances that the countries involved refuse to send troops to defend something on the other side of the world.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nato by nature is not regional though
                It goes from North America, Europe, to Asia
                Adding Japan, and Kenya would be perfectly fine

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I think the area NATO protects (north of the red line) is very regional.
                The exceptions are the polar regions, which are unlikely to be battlegrounds any time soon, and the US, which doesn't care about distance when it comes to projecting power.
                If there's no desire by the member states to rewrite Article 6 to give Hawaii and French Guyana Article 5 protection, there's almost assuredly no desire to add new members on different hemispheres.

                Kenya and especially Japan don't need to be in NATO to have a defensive alliance with the US and other countries, and including them might risk a country going NATO-skeptic and deciding to leave.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                But there's no guidelines for leaving NATO
                Once you're in, you're in

                Again It shouldn't be that far fetched to include some out of north Atlantic allies

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The formal process is stated in article 13 of the Treaty. This says that any country that wants to leave must send the United States (as the depository state) a "notice of denunciation", which the U.S. would then pass on to the other Allies. After a one-year waiting period, the country that wants to leave would be out.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You can leave? Wow

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why wouldn't you be? Who's going to enforce it?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Honestly I had assumed that once you're in NATO you're basically there forever unless you just collapse
                It's why turkey is still there

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                France left NATO in the 60s dude

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No it didn't leave NATO
                It just left the military command structure
                France never formally left NATO

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Seriously fricking learn to read

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i guess someone forgot to tell NATO

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You idiot, that means NATO left France's military structure, not that France withdrew from NATO.
                Are you moronic?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >left the military structure
                so it didn't leave NATO just the Chain of Command?

                As far as Major Non-NATO allies of the US goes Argentina isn't new, they've been one since the 90's for joining in on the Gulf War apparently. Trump added Brazil because of reasons, Biden has added Qatar, Colombia and now Kenya.

                Notably looking at the MNNA's the Suez Canal (Egypt), straits of Gibraltar (Morrocco), Panama Canal (basically our backyard and we controlled it not that long ago but Colombia is a lot closer), Tierra Del Fuego (Argentina), the entire first Island Chain (Japan/Taiwan/Phillipines), the Straits of Malacca (Singapore signed something in 2005 that's still secret to this day). Are all covered. The Persian Gulf is partially covered (Kuwait/Qatar/Bahrain and Pakistan (though there was a bill announced like a year and a half ago to revoke their status so who knows), Kenya adds the alternative of the Suez trade route to the area that's covered by MNNA's or Nato itself. Only thing that's not covered is..... the Bab al mandab strait i guess? Not really relevant without the Suez covered but you really need both to make one worth it as we've learned.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >But there's no guidelines for leaving NATO
                >he doesn't know about france
                >he can't read the treaty
                Come on now. You can do better.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                France never left NATO
                They left the command structure, and then went back into it in 2018ish

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Once you're in, you're in
                Well, see... we're just not going to send troops to defend Japan or some irrelevant African country. So at that point NATO will only exist on paper.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sorry had to help my wife with mash potatoes
                But yeah my belief is the tropic of cancer line rules are extremely outdated and a vestige of the cold war.
                We are now facing threats from china, Iran, Yemen, north Korea and Russia
                All of these are real threats that can affect all of non NATO allies
                Kenya for example is in Houthi missile range and has bought air defense systems to counter these threats. Houthis have hit somalia before so it doesn't seem that far fetched

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              America keeps allies like a Twitter follower list or a Facebook fren list

              America's only real allies (aka countries they will not hesitate to die for) are Israel, 5 Eyes, Japan, South Korea, Germany and France

              Everyone else is on a totem pole below and irrelevant countries are on the expendable list but are still """allies"""

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >NORTH atlantic treaty organization
        not allowed. we don't want 'em

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      South African here, I'll give you the skinny.

      1. Kenya has been on the up for a long time. Last time I was in Nairobi something I couldnt miss was all the concrete plants along the coast - perfect indicator of growth
      2. Their democratic institutions survived the post-colonial era, the country never babbled in socialism or fell into the traps other former colonies did and those institutions are now maturing into quite a fantastic little democracy
      3. They have always had a good relationship with the UK (and thus the US). Idk what the deal is but they were pretty much the UK's favorite African colony and the Kenyans have an affinity for their former colonial masters. Look at pic related, their army is still extremely british in nature.
      4. They did a shitload of heavy lifting in Somalia
      5. They are a martial people culturally which always helps.
      6. They play both sides and mantain strategic ambiguity, they have deals with China as much as they have deals with the West.
      7. They dont have a problem with whites (they actually quite like us)
      8. East Africa in general is pretty chill. Tanzania and Malawi both have a thing for Europe.

      Kenya is fantastic, and based on how things are going in RSA I will probably end up living there in the next 10 or so years.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Funny enough the British only ever committed one war crime in Kenya so I imagine they let bygones be bygones

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How do you like living in SA?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bullshit. You'll frick off to Australia with the other saffers

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what is martial culture like in kenya? martial arts? willingness to protect their independence? conscription?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >RcmpMarchingNearOttawa.png

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        sNorway on suicide watch

        >those institutions are now maturing into quite a fantastic little democracy

        *casually sets the country on fire because your tribe lost the gibs election*

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Glad to see them carry on the tradition of the red shirts. As usual a former British colony is the best run state.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The "real countries" are starting to emerge from the global south, and you want to plant the seeds of cooperation and potential alliance early before someone else does.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Think you’re into something

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >emerge
        >South Africa

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nigeria is just Russia with lions

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's become abundantly clear thanks to Armenia's situation which bloc is actually willing to do something for you when shit goes down.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >CSTO explains to Armenia multiple times that it is under no obligation to defend Artsakh and that Armenia would be the aggressor if it went to defend it in a war
        >Armenia ignores this multiple times and cries when it loses
        >CSTO sends peacekeepers to simply hold the peace route
        >Armenia cries when CSTO doesn't defend Artsakh again

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >CSTO is too weak to defend its borders
          thanks for spelling it out for us

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >"Armenia we're not going to defend you for a moronic war over territory that we don't view as yours"
            That's not weak moron
            That's like saying NATO should have invaded Argentina because of the Falklands

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's just a bureaucratic designation so they can buy more military hardware from the US.

      Argentina has made a major push away from China back to the US, and Kenya has been our African BFF since forever.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I thought Argentina was always our ally
      Which made the Falklands War awkward as all frick

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Argentina is getting some love to contain the BRs, Kenya to contain the Southies.
      It's just a move to counter BRICS influence in their continents

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Turns out when the west has a competitor that applies even shittier policies, then the said 'naturals' suddenly figure out that the west was not as bad as they thought.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We're in a cold war again and the two sides are carving out as many allies as they can before shtf
      If war were declared kenya and argentina will be a source of resources for the war machine of nato

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We're entering the OFN timeline

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    God I love the m1117, especially in a policing role like Kenya would press it into. Something about a .50 mk-19 combo that just seems very effective

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >MP equipment is super effective as police
      You got a point

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nice new job opportunity for me.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this all for the Haiti operation?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i have done infrastructure consulting (UK) work in Nairobi. I was there for 2 months and it was surprisingly nice. Not as dirty as I would imagine and cleaner than you would expect. I talk it up so much that my wife and her 2 friends are going there on holiday in June. 9/10 as far as African countries go

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Neat.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >my wife and her 2 friends are going there on holiday
      Imagine letting your wife go to an African country without you to protect her. Bongs really deserve everything that happens to then.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine being an insecure homosexual

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          When she gets raped, kidnapped, murdered you'll think back to this post, when you do just realize how much a homosexual you are lol. Childless middle aged Bongs are so funny.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Admit that you don’t fest for her safety but that she will love those gorgeous local wieners. Let’s not play pretend here mutt

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Euro's law proves itself every day on PrepHole

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why would an american woman had to go to africa to get some alabama blacksnake?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Admit that you don’t fest for her safety but that she will love those gorgeous local wieners. Let’s not play pretend here mutt

      I was right to dislike all British people

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      RIP your wife and her friends.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cuck

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I love how casually the bait was slipped in.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how long till they run coup d'etat, invite ziggers, kick out westerners and transfer these gibs to their new overlords for a symbolic payment of one banana?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon, I know it's in Africa, but Kenya is not a warlord hellscape or a failing state.
      Past coups and rebellions were crushed, and Kenya has to send troops abroad to fight ISIS militants because they ran out of them at home.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kenya literally has never been overthrown
        It's the only democracy in its area

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The Kenyan Crisis is a good example of a fairly stable country able to resolve a conflict mostly peacefully.
          In 2007, both sides of the presidential election accused the other party of cheating, and when international observers tried to investigate, they couldn't determine who had actually won, or if either party (or both) cheated. A huge crisis erupted with massive protests all over the country, some of them violent.

          In the end, both parties agreed to split their powers and form a coalition government, ending the crisis and avoiding a coup or rebellion.
          It's not perfect, but it's not fair to compare it to the clown show that's going on in Niger and the coup belt.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Exactly.
            Still crazy that Kenya is becoming a major non nato ally. I could have never imagined it because it really seems like we avoided giving out the status to African nations

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kenya is going to become the core of the East African Federation. It may be a Rwandan plan but Kenya has the population and resources

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >East African Federation
      fairytale that will never happen even if kagame lived to 200. member states are literally fighting eachother as we speak lmao

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They should've never brought South Sudan into that shit, all they do is drag everybody else down.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Update
    It's official

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can never have too many friends.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        To do:
        >work on amping up Nigeria, then add
        >same with Mexico maybe
        >Drop Pakistan, replace with Burma once rebels win since Pajeets and Chinks dropped the ball on allying with rebels
        >Yakutia once it's free
        >Kazakhstan and Mongolia need help, the latter is a NATO global partner

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Kazakhstan is a lost cause
          Mongolia is too risky
          Best bet is to addsotuh Africa

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Would love to add South Africa but not much faith they’ll come around.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Mexico
          Definitely not. They're sitting in America's lap and are its biggest trade partner. No one is gonna frick with them, so why waste the money on heavy weapons?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because they're the US's soft underbelly. People will mess with them as a way to mess with the US

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Damn they updated that map fast
        I checked the site at 3:15 and it still wasn't there

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It still isn't, I added it myself in CSP.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh
            Fricking Wikipedia
            I added the part about Kenya this morning

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Again, they're not our friends, they just buy shit from us. Pakistan is a prime example.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > us government gives kenya sixteen hueys
    > they won't even give me ONE
    frick this stupid ass country

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's kinda neat to watch the world reorder itself into new cold war blocs. Or revert to mean actually. I wasn't around to see the first one.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It never really changed
      Some boys moved but not many

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ken yeah

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thanks, Obama

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Post colonial Africa (Sub-Saharan) is literally nothing more than cliques of oligarchs robbing mineral wealth and trying to protect it from other gangs. Any “government” they have is just a larp in order to accept loans and get access to the world financial institutions,

    The sovereign nations doesn’t really exist outside of the West and a few other centers — the West got together to draw maps and force everyone to play along. We incentivize them to dress up Lin suites and have a “government” only so that they can get aid and loans but they don’t really have a sovereign government institution, do not participate at all in making the world better. That’s the reality of Africa (North Africa is a step up into peasant fiefdoms, still not real countries),

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Guy who gets all his info from /misc/

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dude isn’t wrong. Some are slightly less Black personish than others.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Post Roman Europe is literally nothing more than cliques of upstart warlords robbing what remains of the empire's wealth and trying to protect it from other gangs. Any “government” they have is just a larp show in order to accept financial aid and get access to trade routes. Sovereign nations don’t really exist outside of mighty China and perhaps a few other noteworthy centers — We look upon them, laugh, and gives them some semblance of order when they come begging for more junk. We incentivize them to puff up their chests and pretend they have “governance” only so that they can receive aid and trade deals, but they don’t really have true governance, nor do they help elevate the world with their pitiful sproutings. That’s the reality of post-Roman Europe (excluding perhaps Near Asia, which ties itself more meaningfully into the celestial empire),"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's a pretty accurate description of dark age Europe

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        To be fair, the kingdoms of the dark ages had the excuse that communications were slow and unreliable, so you needed self-sufficiency down to a fiefdom level.

        The Africans have more cellphones than they do guns.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    vietnam non-nato ally when

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      god that would be so funny
      if paying 10% more in gas was somehow the price to pay for this, I'd happily do it just to listen to the seething

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this, I love it when my standard of living goes down, which is why I always vote straight democrat tickets

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >seethe preview

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          whats the weather like in st pidorsburg right now?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I imagine it's better than whatever san fransisco bathhouse you're posting from

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Kenyan man enters chopper
    >Fortunate Son blasts through his mind

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