US ventures into bloody Africa conflict

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is venturing into one of Africa's bloodiest conflicts, sending about 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to support a years-long fight against a guerrilla group accused of horrific atrocities.

    The Obama administration said the troops will advise, not engage in combat, unless forced to defend themselves.

    In a letter to Congress, President Barack Obama said Friday that the troops will assist local forces in a long-running battle against the Lord's Resistance Army, considered one of Africa's most ruthless rebel groups, and help to hunt down its notorious leader, Joseph Kony.

    The first of the troops arrived in Uganda on Wednesday, the White House said, and others will be sent to South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    While the size of the U.S. footprint is small, Obama's announcement represents a highly unusual intervention for the United States. Although some American troops are based in Djibouti and small groups of soldiers have been deployed to Somalia, the U.S. traditionally has been reluctant to commit forces to help African nations put down insurgencies.

    It demonstrates the Obama administration's escalating attention to and fears about security risks in Africa, including terror networks, piracy and unstable nations. The move was intended to show some engagement to lessen the impact of one of the worst protracted wars in Africa.

    Obama declared his decision to send troops as in keeping with the national security interests of the United States. The White House announced it in a low-key fashion, releasing the Obama notification and justification of the troop deployment that the president sent to congressional leaders.

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    obama is doing just what he always does, he is supporting the muslims in their efforts to slaughter the Christians.
     
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    Liberatin' Uganda from Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army...
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    US troops against the LRA? A war worth winning
    December 14, 2011 - Guest blogger Kellen McClure argues that sending US military advisors to fight the LRA's Joseph Kony is a small price to pay for removing one of the world's worst mass murderers.
     
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    Obama getting the US into yet another war.

    No worries, though -- his acolytes will never criticize him.
     
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    "In a letter to Congress, President Barack Obama said Friday that the troops will assist local forces in a long-running battle against the Lord's Resistance Army, considered one of Africa's most ruthless rebel groups, and help to hunt down its notorious leader, Joseph Kony."

    Whenever I see stuff like this my first reaction is always, why us? How come allies like Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, etc. aren't the first to step up?

    Which reminds me once again of one of my favorite sayings: Ah, the rest of the world. They're always there when they need us.
     
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    He is again fighting with muslims in support of their right to slaughter Christians.

    We aren't going into Nigeria where the muslims clebrated Christmas by bombing Churches. Although we MIGHT if the Christians fight back.
     
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    Read up!!! That's just propaganda that even Rush has backed off from. The action was approved UNANIMOUSLY by the House and Senate! Doesn't sound like some sort of unilateral Obama action, now does it?!?! :cool:

    Lord's Resistance Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Obama lied us into war.

    Now, now, before you get your frilly panties in a wad, Obama lied just as much as Bush lied to get us into Iraq.

    None.

    Predictably, you will screech "Nuh-UH!!"
     
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    What war? What lie? When we really have boots on the ground, instead of merely providing background support, we'll talk. :cuckoo:
     
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    Obama sending troops to central Africa to aid fight against rebels – CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs

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