Obama sends US troops to Uganda to help fight rebels

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    Obama sends US troops to Uganda to help fight rebels



    AFP: Obama sends 100 US troops to Uganda to help fight rebels
     
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    So? we have troops in this kind of role in many countries across the globe, the Phillipines and Colombia come to mind.
     
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    Special Forces are in countries we don't even know about all the time advising. But still I dont trust Obamas motives on anything foriegn right now, seems that he only has interests of toppling leaders that are friendly to us or are not radical enough and replacing them with Al-quada muslim brotherhood dictators.
     
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    Advisors??

    AS I recall thats how our involvment in Vietnam started out.
     
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    With the exception of AIDS assistance, the U.S. forgot about the African continent after the Cold War. I deployed to Africa two times in the 1990s and was on the hook to go to Rwanda and/or Burundi to help with the genocide and famine related to the Hutu and Tutsi conflict. The president at the time couldn't pull the trigger and we didn't go in. Meanwhile, China is building roads in exchange for mineral rights, bases of operation, and other advantages that will surely make us wish we had stayed engaged.
     
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    We are getting in there, we have a base of operations in Djibouti and we helped the South Sudan establish their independence, they have oil there so I am sure we will be engaged with them diplomatically, economically as well as Militarily.
     
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    OK...
    TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
    TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE
    October 14, 2011

    .....I believe that deploying these U.S. Armed Forces furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy and will be a significant contribution toward counter-LRA efforts in central Africa...
    Sincerely,
    BARACK OBAMA
    Obama sending combat troops to central Africa to aid fight against rebels &#8211; CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs

    So when Obama said there was NO vital "national security interests" in Iraq please would someone explain why there IS national security interests in Central Africa? Someone there have a nuke?
     
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    I'd rather that the US would stay the hell away from Africa. Period. No troops, no aid, no nothing. It is a rat hole that we pour money down that is a waste of time.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    BUT can Obama find $12 to send his brother in Kenya so he can pay his annual hut rent?
     
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    I haven't seen anything on this. But if it is true,I do not support it. How many wars are we up to now? Lets not do this.
     

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