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Obama Sends 100 US Troops to Uganda to Help Combat Lordís Resistance Army
abcnews.go ^ | 10/14/11 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 10/14/2011 11:16:50 AM PDT by ColdOne

Two days ago President Obama authorized the deployment to Uganda of approximately 100 combat-equipped U.S. forces to help regional forces “remove from the battlefield” – meaning capture or kill – Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and senior leaders of the LRA.

The forces will ultimately go to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the permission of those countries.

The president made this announcement in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Friday afternoon, saying 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.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bootsontheground; distraction; military; muslims; obama; obeyme; oogabooga; politics; tapper; taxes; uganda; war
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1 posted on 10/14/2011 11:16:53 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Actually it was 100 combat troops “plus logistical personel”. That could end up being over a thousand boots on the ground, easily.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 11:18:23 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: ColdOne

The administration shows its true colors.. again.

O is the 12th Imam? 8-o


3 posted on 10/14/2011 11:18:53 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: ColdOne

Another one of “Bush’s wars”?


4 posted on 10/14/2011 11:20:26 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at NO additional charge.)
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To: ColdOne

Who assessed and presented the pressing need for US troops? Raoul Odinga?


5 posted on 10/14/2011 11:20:36 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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LRA
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/lra.htm


6 posted on 10/14/2011 11:21:06 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: ColdOne

How many wars are we in now?


7 posted on 10/14/2011 11:22:37 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: ColdOne

100 troops? That’s less than your typical infantry company.


8 posted on 10/14/2011 11:22:51 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: WayneS

This group is not a bunch of Boy Scouts by any meaning of the words,, however, one might be a bit suspicious of this timing of a deployment as well.. mo.


9 posted on 10/14/2011 11:23:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: ColdOne

UGANDA now ??
We are from the govt. and we are to help.....


10 posted on 10/14/2011 11:23:28 AM PDT by traumer
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To: ColdOne

Sending “military advisors”. Where have I heard that before?


11 posted on 10/14/2011 11:23:45 AM PDT by Hacklehead (The purpose of political correctness is to hide the truth.)
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To: ColdOne
I only know what I just learned from Rush, but the Lord’s Resistance Army is a Christian group fighting against Muslims. And Obama is sending troops to eradicate them.
12 posted on 10/14/2011 11:23:45 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: freespirited

I think we’re up to 5.. but I’m a product of old school education.


13 posted on 10/14/2011 11:24:05 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: ColdOne

Making Uganda safe for Islam!


14 posted on 10/14/2011 11:24:44 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: ColdOne

Unbelievable.


15 posted on 10/14/2011 11:24:50 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: ColdOne

Take a megaphone and inform the OWS crowd!


16 posted on 10/14/2011 11:26:31 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: NormsRevenge
Interesting contradiction. Rush just said they were a Christian group fighting against Muslims, and read a statement that explains their existence, which we would support. Wonder what the real truth is?
17 posted on 10/14/2011 11:27:53 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Pearls Before Swine; NormsRevenge

Obama spent $27Million of our tax dollars to help Kenya rewrite its national constitution. No surprise then that the eligibility requirement for the Kenyan presidency was altered so BHO2 is now eligible. He has his bolt hole all ready and waiting!

The Lord’s Resistence Army is Christian, though their tactics are hardly those of saints. Per Wikipedia:

“In January 1987, Joseph Kony made his first appearance as a spirit medium, one of many who emerged after the initial success of the Holy Spirit Movement of Alice Auma. Former Uganda People’s Democratic Army commander Odong Latek convinced Kony to adopt conventional guerrilla warfare tactics, primarily surprise attacks on civilian targets, such as villages. The LRA also occasionally carried out large-scale attacks to underline the inability of the government to protect the populace. Until 1991 the LRA raided the populace for supplies, which were carried away by villagers who were abducted for short periods...”

They are supposedly known to be brutal and use child soldiers. So, does that mean they’re different from the opposition who are every bit as brutal and use child soldiers?

Why in Hell are we always supporting Muslims and opposing Christians fighting for their very existance?


18 posted on 10/14/2011 11:29:01 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: ColdOne

They need to amend the War Powers Act by creating a “Joint Standing Security Committee” in Congress made up of an equal number of Representatives and Senators from both political parties to review and approve or void any requests by a sitting American President to dispatch American forces overseas. The Committee should make their decisions based PURELY on America’s best interests and the chances of military success.

We can no longer trust a President - any President - of either political party, with the kind of UNSUPERVISED military power they have had in the past.

This group the LRA, appears to be a group of brutal fanatical extremists, whose loss the world would little regret. But the degree to which our own national interests my be involved in this situation is highly questionable.

Obama is acting in an increasingly irresponsible manner with handling the most powerful military force the world has ever seen. This can no longer be permitted to continue unsupervised.


19 posted on 10/14/2011 11:29:32 AM PDT by ZULU (ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY)
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To: ColdOne

How does this enhance US security? He views the US military as a novel toy for satisfying his whims, or a cross between social servants and fitness trainers.

Anybody doubt that he’s a Muslim, now?

Two days ago a Iran distraction, today a war.

What might this foreign gay man do if the economy collapsed? I think we all know that.


20 posted on 10/14/2011 11:30:18 AM PDT by gaijin
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