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U.S. Adds Troops in Niger
WSJ ^ | 2:22 | SIOBHAN GORMAN and JULIAN E. BARNES

Posted on 02/22/2013 9:47:37 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama announced the deployment Friday of dozens of U.S. military personnel to the African nation of Niger, part of a growing U.S. presence in a region of rising extremist violence.

The 40 troops will join about 50 Americans already in Niger, where defense officials have outlined plans for a U.S. drone base to conduct surveillance flights over Mali in support of French troops battling militants.

Mr. Obama notified Congress of the newest deployment in a letter sent Friday, specifying that the troops would engage in intelligence collection and sharing with the French and other U.S. partners in the region.

About 4,500 French troops in Mali are battling al Qaeda-backed extremist groups that in January threatened to overrun that country's government. The French action pushed militants into northern Mali, where the U.S. will help with the intelligence operations.

The Wall Street Journal reported in January that a military agreement between the U.S. and Niger would allow for an expanded intelligence presence, including a drone base. Military officials at the time expected an unspecified number of additional forces to join approximately 50 U.S. personnel then in Niger.

The U.S. increasingly has turned its attention to violence in northwest Africa, the work of a group known as al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM.

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1 posted on 02/22/2013 9:47:41 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

More of our troops sacrificed on the whim of a military hating illegitimate president. We will soon read in the papers and online about the death of these sacrificial lambs. They will get no support from Mr. Obama.


2 posted on 02/22/2013 9:58:51 PM PST by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

So...which side are these ‘dozens of (CIA) agents’ going to be selling assault weapons to ?


3 posted on 02/22/2013 10:00:08 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: doc1019

I was just thinking how nice to announce a drone base location in Africa and how understaffed it will be. God be with them.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 10:06:53 PM PST by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: enduserindy

Shades of Benghazi.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 10:10:06 PM PST by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: doc1019

Shades of Vietnam! Another Democrat pouring “Advisers” into a third world country. How long till the French pull out of this one?


6 posted on 02/22/2013 10:18:13 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

I was thinking the same thing. Because of my history in VN, I didn’t want to bring it up, but yes ... VN comes to mind.


7 posted on 02/22/2013 10:21:55 PM PST by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: Mastador1

For crying out loud, 90 guys is not Vietnam. The US was in Vietnam much of 20 years with no issues, Eisenhower had about 700 advisers there with no real problems, it wasn’t until 1963 when JFK sent in 16,000 troops that it started becoming a problem.

Niger is no Vietnam anyway.


8 posted on 02/22/2013 10:31:32 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Once upon a time, long, long ago, there was a country which considered that its military should be reserved for actions which impact its own national security.

Seems like a fairy tale now.


9 posted on 02/23/2013 1:32:22 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: doc1019

Doc, I believe you are correct except on one point. We will not hear about the deaths of these warriors.

The caskets will be flown back in, under the cover of darkness, with no fanfare in the belly of a C130. A form letter written to the family offering condolences for the loss due to some training exercise, on some base somewhere overseas to cover the lie of a war that has not been sanctioned by congress or the Citizens.

The Traitor in Chief will once again relish the thought of Honorable Americans dieing, because rest assured that is one thing about this POS we have in the White Hut, he loves to see Americans die.


10 posted on 02/23/2013 1:40:29 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

When is this One World Government BS going to end?
Mexico to ask Senate for registry of US gun
U.S. Cost of U.N. “Rule of Law” project: $500 million
Australian General gets key US Army post
Global convention to limit mercury agreed
Obama puts abortion activists on global development council
Teams from a US Army brigade heading to 35 African nations to beef up anti-terror training
Obama Appoints French Economist funded by Saudi Billionaire to shape US global development policy
Mexico urges US court to block part of Arizona law
Why the Chinese demand US gun control
Chinese state media demands us citizens be disarmed
Inhofe: Obama funneling billions to UN for climate-change redistribution
The UN’s internet grab
World body to investigate U.S. use of drones
UN: Israel must withdraw from Judea, Samaria
UN asks for money to deal with crisis in Syria
UN and partners launch global campaign to reduce food waste
UN launches investigation into deadly drone attacks
UN fails in attempt to restart Iran nuke probe
NATO deploying Patriot missiles to Turkey-Syria border
U.S. taxpayers will continue to pay more than one-fifth of U.N. budget
National Rifle association vows to fight arms trade treaty at U.N.

This is a good one to end my list

The UN, run by a cartel of brutal barbaric Islamic hellholes

These are all titles and easily Googled. I’m not going into html and links.


11 posted on 02/23/2013 3:25:33 AM PST by Haddit
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

No! No! No! Bring our precious children home. Let the muslims in Africa kill each other. Why send Christian children to sacrifice their lives to Satan worshippers? Or is that exactly Obama’s goal? Congress won’t stop Obama from putting our precious children in harm’s way?


12 posted on 02/23/2013 6:43:33 AM PST by abclily
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To: Jack Hammer

We could just sit at home and let the police deal with international Islam terror directed at America, and with the threat of things like Communism.

Reagan should have brought our forces home and allowed the Communists to spend the decades conquering the world and consolidating forced alliances, global natural resources, and global military bases, and control of all shipping lanes and international trade, while we sat it out, and then our suburbanites could fight their paratroopers and our surfers could fight their troop carrier ships as we waited until our own soil was attacked.

Britain is an example, instead of fighting in North Africa and Europe, they should have just let Hitler know that he would be left alone until he was finally ready to actually try and put foot onto English soil.


13 posted on 02/23/2013 11:32:37 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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