Obama Sends Military Advisers To Central Africa To Help Fight Lord's Resistance Army

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    Obama Sends Military Advisers To Central Africa To Help Fight Lord's Resistance Army

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    Announced on a Friday afternoon with no public POTUS comment.......hmmmm.......praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. War, Inc. has found a new front.
     
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    Friday afternoons... always a good time to watch the White House. Sneaky critters.
     
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    wellllllll as much as I would like to dump on this, (aside from the sheer hypocrisy), there are special operations personnel all over the globe, 20 here 100 there....and all of them don't get announced, there are a lot of legacy ops that carry on into new admins etc. .

    It has always been so, I can say with uhm, some absolute certainty we had men in say Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola in the 80's for instance, aside from headline grabbers like Central America. Lets say the School of Americas graduated folks to more places than Nicaragua etc etc...

    It is what it is.
     
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    to distract from the major trouble our leaders are in? And as you say, always on a Friday.

    How did a failing California solar company, buffeted by short sellers and shareholder lawsuits, receive a $1.2 billion federal loan guarantee for a photovoltaic electricity ranch project—three weeks after it announced it was building new manufacturing plant in Mexicali, Mexico, to build the panels for the project.

    The company, SunPower (SPWR-NASDAQ), now carries $820 million in debt, an amount $20 million greater than its market capitalization. If SunPower was a bank, the feds would shut it down. Instead, it received a lifeline twice the size of the money sent down the Solyndra drain.

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=46761
     
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    This makes 9 wars.
     
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    Didn't 'Nam start with a few advisers who were not going to actually shoot anyone?
     
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    Obama gonna whup up onna terrorists even if dey is in deepest, darkest Africa...
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    Obama Deploys Troops to Central Africa
    October 14, 2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama has deployed 100 U.S. troops to Central Africa to help forces that are fighting the Lord’s Resistance Army group - known for its campaign of rape and killing in the region, and its use of child soldiers.
     
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    sure.


    but speaking from experience, we have been training troops of foreign countries for, well, since the banana wars. Not all of these detachments etc. lead to a war even near that size.

    I think he should be sending troops to other places , not this one, nor wasting resources in Libya, but either way I cannot see a big deal here. we do it all the time, we also cross trained and deployed, look up operation lemon, if that has even seen much light of day, we had guys there too;).....nato too, they all have people with us, gsg 9, sas, spec. boat service, GSA.
    when I joined in the carter era, he did too, then Reagan picked up right there after and the deployments were pretty much seamless, not that the media would tell anyone that......*shrugs*
     
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    I agree. This is the state of American military policy...

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