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Army teams going to Africa
as terror threat grows

Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/24/2012 8:32:24 AM

WASHINGTON- A U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations early next year, part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists and give the U.S. a ready and trained force to dispatch to Africa if crises requiring the U.S. military emerge. The teams will be limited to training and equipping efforts, and will not be permitted to conduct military operations without specific, additional approvals from the secretary of defense. The sharper focus on Africa by the U.S. comes against a backdrop of widespread insurgent violence across North Africa,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 12/24/2012 8:39:35 AM     (No. 9081656)

Police the world. Yah, that´s the ticket.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: aasilver, 12/24/2012 8:46:11 AM     (No. 9081667)

Didn´t Barack Owarbo win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Isn´t he a man of peace?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Michaelus, 12/24/2012 8:47:02 AM     (No. 9081668)

How´s all that training working out for Afghanistan?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gunnut13, 12/24/2012 8:52:34 AM     (No. 9081679)

But I thought Al-Qa´ida was decimated and almost terminated. How can this be? (sarcasm off)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: valinva, 12/24/2012 9:10:39 AM     (No. 9081702)

But I thought Obama loved popular uprisings by armed revolutionaries as in Libya and Syria???
I´m confused.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: CEP, 12/24/2012 9:13:34 AM     (No. 9081706)

"The teams will be limited to training and equipping efforts, and will not be permitted to conduct military operations without specific, additional approvals from the secretary of defense."

In other words, don´t count on the USA having your back. Your going to be target practice for the terrorists. I also doubt they will have ammunition. Think Benghazi!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: HotRodLincoln, 12/24/2012 9:18:40 AM     (No. 9081709)

We started out with advisers in Vietnam too in 1964. See what that leads to.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/24/2012 9:25:33 AM     (No. 9081728)

A US brigade is typically 4,500 soldiers. If Obama is looking for wars in as many as 35 countiries in Africa, that equals just 10 to 20 per country. Which implies that these troops will be spotters for drone attacks, and not advisors. Since Obama is droning in 7 countries already, what´s another 35?

Or, 3,000 plus will be sent to Mali, where France and the US are trying to assemble a 3,500 man force to retake northern portion of country from al Qaeda linked groups. As Obama said so often, al Qaeda is on the run. But Obama never explained that this meant running across ME, Northern Africa and now, apparently, all of Africa.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/24/2012 10:21:18 AM     (No. 9081834)

isn´t this exactly how our Viet Nam involvement began???

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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99, 12/24/2012 10:45:55 AM     (No. 9081887)

Where is Code Pinko? Oh yeah, protesting the NRA.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/24/2012 10:49:06 AM     (No. 9081891)

And our national interest is...?

We already have one Vietnamistan going on now.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: horacer, 12/24/2012 10:53:41 AM     (No. 9081899)

Smoke screen. Hillary has been trying to push Algeria into invading Northern Mali to clean up the mess we created. I´ll wager most of these troops are headed there. 3 months to train and equip troops, sometime in the spring war should break out.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/24/2012 11:00:42 AM     (No. 9081924)

This kind of limp-wristed response cannot possibly do anything but annoy the enemy more. It is a recipe for certain disaster. Truly was it said that those who fail to learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them.

The fundamental problem is that, thanks to Democrats, America´s adversaries no longer fear us. They sneer at us, for they know that when the going gets tough, we will cut and run. We always do in neo-colonial wars. Our allies, actual and desired, know this too. Who do those responsible for the Africa policy think they are kidding? They are kidding themselves, nobody else.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/24/2012 11:02:55 AM     (No. 9081932)

This is what America does first. Next we send in billions in military aid from our overflowing treasury and spice it up with bribes to local warlords. Before it´s over many Americans are dead. Then thousands of refugees are allowed into America where they are put on every free program you ever heard of and a few you haven´t. The are taught that democrats are their saviors.Here Mogubu, have a new phone. Don´t forget to vote { D }. Good boy.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 12/24/2012 12:30:19 PM     (No. 9082081)

#7, I was in charge of a physical examination center at Donaldson AFB, S.C. in 1961-62, and we were processing volunteers in 1961 for vietnam.JFK was trying to play tough with the Soviets, after being slapped around during his first year in office. Those volunteers were sent into combat.
And about the same time, JFK was activating reservists because of Berlin.
It was an interesting time to serve.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/24/2012 12:37:49 PM     (No. 9082094)

Round up all the conservative voters (U.S. military) and deploy them around the world to keep them from voting.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 12/24/2012 1:10:48 PM     (No. 9082150)

The Kenyan is sending American troops to Kenya to .... do what?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/24/2012 1:14:46 PM     (No. 9082155)

What the ... beeeeep?!

Aren´t the Democrats about to get their huge defense cuts? Doesn´t that mean we should be pulling back on operations like this?

And how has training up civilians been going so far? Zetas, anyone?



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Reply 19 - Posted by: jetsman, 12/24/2012 3:53:25 PM     (No. 9082326)

And World War Three continues to grow and grow till our state controlled media comes out and says "Hey´World War Three has begun".

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Achilles, 12/24/2012 6:36:10 PM     (No. 9082447)

The french have been sending troops to africa for years. The difference is that the french could not care less if legionaires get shot in that dump. Legionaires are expendable. There is no reason to send our national treasure and best of our youth to die in such a dump for absolutely no good reason. Let africa fix itself.

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