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Obama sending combat troops to central Africa to aid fight against rebels
CNN ^ | October 14th, 2011 | CNN

Posted on 10/14/2011 11:09:02 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

President Obama has deployed combat troops to central Africa to aid in the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army. In a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, Obama says 12 troops with "appropriate combat equipment" were deployed on October 12 and approximately 100 in total will be deployed including a second combat team and headquarters, communications and logistics personnel. The forces will provide information and advise and assist "select partner nation forces," Obama explains. The troops will not fight except in self-defense. The full letter is after the jump.

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1 posted on 10/14/2011 11:09:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“The troops will not fight except in self-defense.”

Great, send them over to be targets. We’ll never learn.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 11:11:19 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Paging Code Pinkos...paging Code Pinkos....where are you douche bags anyway? We haven't seen any of you commies since Bush left office...what's up wit that? Is it just Republican wars you are against? Must be.....
3 posted on 10/14/2011 11:12:24 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Mainstream media comparing the Lord’s Resistance Army to Evagelican Christians in 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 ......


4 posted on 10/14/2011 11:13:45 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Mainstream media comparing the Lord’s Resistance Army to Evagelican Christians in 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 ......


5 posted on 10/14/2011 11:13:54 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Bush’s Fault.


6 posted on 10/14/2011 11:13:57 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

They probably won’t have any live ammo to protect themselves.


7 posted on 10/14/2011 11:14:23 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Oh God, someone stop this idiot warmonger.

Peace prize joke is Obama.


8 posted on 10/14/2011 11:14:49 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

Aiding his allah akbar buddies with our tax dollars.


9 posted on 10/14/2011 11:15:36 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Obama killing Christians in favor of Muslims.


10 posted on 10/14/2011 11:15:57 AM PDT by dforest
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To: rightwingextremist1776

You said...
“Paging Code Pinkos...paging Code Pinkos....where are you douche bags anyway? We haven’t seen any of you commies since Bush left office...what’s up wit that? Is it just Republican wars you are against? Must be.....”

I’m afraid you are right.

I know an Obamaite who defended BHO’s Libya after condemning GWB’s Iraq

Her reply was BHO means well


11 posted on 10/14/2011 11:16:50 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Will the Republicans fight this? How many wars will Obama single-handedly start or involve the USA in?


12 posted on 10/14/2011 11:16:54 AM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well, I’ve said a few times here that with Obama I half-expect him to start eating babies when he finally consolidates his power like Dictator-for-Life, Emporer Idi Amin DaDa....drum roll.....only now he’s setting up his retirement home, I guess. Dictator-for-Life Emporer Barak ‘Idi Amin’ Hussein DaDa....


13 posted on 10/14/2011 11:16:59 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Now we are helping Muslims kill people. Obama is an abomination.


14 posted on 10/14/2011 11:16:59 AM PDT by pallis
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Please, he should be impeached ASAP.


15 posted on 10/14/2011 11:17:12 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Central Africa is not a place you want to send forces to. The place is probably ten times worse than Vietnam.


16 posted on 10/14/2011 11:18:06 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

He’s quite the warmonger. I heard he bought a ranch in Texas, and also has taken up duck hunting.


17 posted on 10/14/2011 11:18:28 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: LMAO

OH...I KNOW I’m right...anybody with their eyes wide open can see right through this group of commie scumbags....and more eyes are opened every day.


18 posted on 10/14/2011 11:19:41 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: 11th Commandment
The Lord’s Resistance Army are Christians who are fighting against the Muslims and corrupt regimes. They number about 500. Obama is sending troops to eradicate them according to this story.
19 posted on 10/14/2011 11:20:21 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The forces will provide information and advise and assist "select partner nation forces," Obama explains. The troops will not fight except in self-defense.

Sounds reasonable. What could possibly go wrong?

/sarc

20 posted on 10/14/2011 11:20:30 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
Paging Code Pinkos...paging Code Pinkos....where are you douche bags anyway? We haven't seen any of you commies since Bush left office...what's up wit that?

Medea Benjamin is hanging out with the Occupy Wall Street folks. When she's not at her two-million dollar house, of course.

21 posted on 10/14/2011 11:21:06 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: workerbee

He sure likes military action for being a Nobel Peace Prize winner.


22 posted on 10/14/2011 11:26:18 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I have been to some of the crappiest places on the planet and even after that this is one place I would NEVER want go to. I have been right next door and that is close enough. It is perhaps at once the most lawless, illogical, emotionally charged, mindless, gruesome, dangerous places on the planet. It is better left strictly alone by anyone not willing to be come as absolutely ruthless as you can possibly imagine.

This is a place we should stay completely away from, hands down it is a no win proposition.


23 posted on 10/14/2011 11:28:19 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I am curious as to why he bothered sending a letter to Speaker Boehner.


24 posted on 10/14/2011 11:31:17 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: indylindy
Please, he should be impeached ASAP.

Do what's Boner saying about this? What's McConnell saying? Then what are they doing about it. The scum of D.C. stinks ever so bad. Every (R) should have a primary opponent.

25 posted on 10/14/2011 11:32:19 AM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: Sequoyah101

You are correct. The President maybe setting up another Somlia rescue type effort that could end up with another “Blackhawk Down” scenario.


26 posted on 10/14/2011 11:33:48 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (For God and country - Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo!)
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To: Sequoyah101
This is a place we should stay completely away from, hands down it is a no win proposition.

That explains why Obama is sending our troops there.

27 posted on 10/14/2011 11:35:34 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: indylindy

Christians who rape and murder or rape and enslave children lead by a man claiming to be a prophet of God charged with establishing peace on earth?

Doesn’t sound like any group of Christians with which I am familiar.


28 posted on 10/14/2011 11:37:15 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Uh Folks, the Lord’s Resistance Army are not Christians. Look it up. Joseph Kony is its leader. The day someone takes him out is the day there will be cause for celebration in all of central Africa. Don’t disseminate wrong information.


29 posted on 10/14/2011 11:37:15 AM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

WHAT?????????????????????????????????????????????


30 posted on 10/14/2011 11:37:59 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Isn’t that how U.S involvement in Vietnam started?


31 posted on 10/14/2011 11:38:38 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
The President maybe setting up another Somlia rescue type effort that could end up with another “Blackhawk Down” scenario.

If he is really sending in only 12 guys, there won't be any body to come to their rescue, should they need it.

32 posted on 10/14/2011 11:39:32 AM PDT by Pilsner
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To: NavyCanDo
The Lord’s Resistance Army are Christians who are fighting against the Muslims and corrupt regimes.

I've never heard of a group of Christians raping, torturing, murdering, and enslaving children as means to establish peace on earth. The LRA doesn't sound like a group of Christians to me.

33 posted on 10/14/2011 11:40:13 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; All

http://www.politico.com/static/PPM229_111014_letterfrompresident.html


34 posted on 10/14/2011 11:40:25 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sequoyah101; All

Plus I think places in that area has some unknown disease that is still lurking..


35 posted on 10/14/2011 11:41:12 AM PDT by KevinDavis (What has Ron Paul done in Congress??)
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To: tenger

Those are just details. /s


36 posted on 10/14/2011 11:41:48 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hoodat; Digger

There was actually some part of the budget bill passed in the 2009-2010 session that provided money for humanitarian relief for this area. I’m not sure how the money has been spent to date or how much of it has been spent, but I assume this letter was sent to Boehner (pronounced Bay-ner, digger) because the funds were in that bill, although there was no indication that the money was to be used for military intervention.

And if he has 100 combat troops (plus their logistical support), he’s not planning on having them simply hand out relief supplies. Obama regards the US military as his personal hit squad, and I’m sure the Muslims have appealed for help in this case and he’s coming through with it.

That’s not to support the LRA, incidentally; it is a vicious, violent cult run by a psychopathic “prophet” and while its “resistance” is mostly against Muslims, it also attacks Christians, although its “prophet” originally saw himself fighting against the Muslims. But I don’t think our military intervention is warranted.


37 posted on 10/14/2011 11:44:14 AM PDT by livius
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Got it. I’m only repeating what Rush just said. Looks like he didn’t do his homework either.


38 posted on 10/14/2011 11:44:14 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Berlin_Freeper

And this is a National Security interest because?...........


39 posted on 10/14/2011 11:44:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Tyrant.


40 posted on 10/14/2011 11:46:56 AM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I checked, thinking this was semi-news, semi-satire. But it looks real. Is it real?


41 posted on 10/14/2011 11:48:29 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yeah, I just heard that. Still, we have no national interest in Uganda. Our troops should not be sent there.


42 posted on 10/14/2011 11:48:41 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

That is not what is happening over in Uganda, and Kony and the LRA are not Christians, though they claim to be. They are murderers, torturers, and rapists, that have no political goal except their own. They fight Muslims and Christians with equal venom.

Kony gathers around himself superstitious animist, pagan and Christian illiterates who follow him, personally. He is not fighting Muslims any more than Christians or other religious beliefs. He has been creating havoc in the country for 20 years, and is a very bad soul.

Don’t let people mislead you into thinking this guy is a Christian. He is not a crusader for anyone but himself.


43 posted on 10/14/2011 11:49:25 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Thanks, someone has pointed that out to me.


44 posted on 10/14/2011 11:51:41 AM PDT by dforest
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Do we have any links(not liberal) that could explain this group more fully? Regardless...I don’t believe we should be sending troups all over the planet on ‘humanitarian’ missions. This is what the liberals want to do under the guise of humanitarian gestures but it is actually all explained in Agenda 21. It’s the new world order that the marxist and commies want to use. Next stop....ISRAEL.

Don’t be fooled by any of it folks.


45 posted on 10/14/2011 11:51:41 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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...semi-news, semi-satire....

...There's another thread on this. And I thought that too when I tripped over the other. BHO "MUST" be removed from office immediately for all crimes!!!

46 posted on 10/14/2011 11:54:25 AM PDT by gargoyle (...it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them...)
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To: indylindy
Congress passed a law stipulating our policy and expressing their belief that we do have an interest in removing the LRA.

Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009, Public Law 111-172, enacted May 24, 2010

I'm not saying I agree with it, just that it appears legal and consistent with Congress' intentions.

47 posted on 10/14/2011 11:58:50 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: penelopesire

My daughter lived in Uganda and Rwanda and is fully familiar with the fear and trepidation the population lives under as a result of this group. They do not speak ill of him because he has informants all around the country, and people disappear forever after speaking ill of him.

Kony is a very superstitious sort who gathers around him animist, pagan and Christians who are disillusioned and mostly uneducated and illiterate. He is a cult following that has been involved in violence for years.

This man is not about ideology, he is about himself, rape, murder, torture, and kidnapping. The world would be better off without him.

I don’t know whether Obama’s actions are good or not, but anyone who stops the demon is a good thing.

Neither my daughter or I are liberals in any sense of the word.

Remember, this is the part of the world (Rwanda) where over one million people were killed under the Clinton Administration in the genocide, while the UN sat by and watched.


48 posted on 10/14/2011 11:59:09 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Obama sending combat troops to central Africa to get Fast and Furious out of the headlines. What did he know and when did he know it?


49 posted on 10/14/2011 11:59:21 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Our Idiot-In-Chief is trying to spread us thin, force instability within the ranks (DADT-repeal), cut our military funding and piss-off as many countries as possible - all at the same time. Can someone please, PLEASE, explain to me how this helps America in any way, shape or form?


50 posted on 10/14/2011 12:01:44 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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