Skip to comments.Obama Sends 100 US Troops to Uganda to Help Combat Lordís Resistance Army
Posted on 02/15/2012 11:28:30 AM PST by rellimpank
ABC News Jake Tapper and Luis Martinez report:
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 Lords Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and senior leaders of the LRA.
The forces will deploy beginning with a small group and grow over the next month to 100. They 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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Well, good luck fighting The Lord’s Army!
The Obama fellow is quite the war monger isn’t he?
So in this case we are helping the corrupt government?
Joseph Kony is a monster - but this is a misuse of our precious warriors.
What a complete fool and idiot. He has effectively condemned 100 brave Americans to death in the jungles of Africa. Mega-Moron!!
It doesn’t further U.S. interests. Uganda DOES border Kenya, so think bloodlines.
Let me first state what I understand to be your position. It is, that if it shall become necessary, to repel invasion, the President may, without violation of the Constitution, cross the line and invade the territory of another country; and that whether such necessity exists in any given case, the President is to be the sole judge. .. But : Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so, whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose - and allow him to make war at pleasure . If, to-day, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada, to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, I see no probability of the British invading us but he will say to you be silent; I see it, if you don't.
The provision of the Constitution giving the war-making power to Congress, was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons. Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This our Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us. But your view destroys the whole matter, and places our President where kings have always stood. - Rep. Abraham Lincoln (R-IL)
Just why in the hell are we placing our troops in danger in a third world cesspool when there are plenty of nations in Africa capable of doing that job?
Congress needs to give this Moron acting as President a deadline to get those troops out of there.This mission is not in the national interests of the United States anymore than the fiasco in Egypt or Libya for that matter.
The president made this announcement in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Friday afternoon
And what does Boehner say/do? ....waiting....
We could import disease and genocide...
100 combat-equipped U.S. forces to help regional forces
Translation.....100 members of the Special Operations Community, probably Army Special Forces, given that one of their main task’s is Foreign Internal Defense. To go and solve someone else’s problem. Hmmmmmm!!!!!
Another translation....lets send 100 highly trained and experienced men to a true 3rd World country in every sense, to seek out and kill what is nothing but a bunch of unskilled, untrained, Khat eating savages. I work around Ugandans all day, every day. If people knew and acknowledged what their society is like, from what I’ve seen, they wouldn’t send anyone.
But we’re afraid to take on the Iranians, Russians and China in their support of the carnage in Syria. Of course, once the GI’s are done, with this guys head on a stick, it’ll be.....I AIN’T AFRAID TO USE OUR MILITARY. I AIN’T NO APPEASER.
Idi Obama has to get his next gig lined up in case he can’t pull off stealing this election.
Getting his own personal army in place and killing the opposition must be the first order of business.
Yay for being the world police!!!
Moreover, the idea that Americans can be sent into jungle combat for no reason but the whim of a would be dictator, seeking to build some form of Marxist influenced redistributive "World Order," is a real morale killer for those who have signed up to defend America, her Constitution & heritage.
Congress needs to make certain that this sort of adventure is not authorized in the Defense or any other budget. This sort of intrusion into other nations' civil wars, where we have no legitimate issue, has been considered unacceptable in international affairs for centuries. But, of course, those who do not respect American sovereignty would not be likely to respect anyone else's.
(And yes, respecting other nation's sovereignty means letting them defend against their own guerrilla movements.)
I’m sure the Code Pink gals will be protesting any time now ...
The so-called “Lord’s Resistance Army” is basically a large drug fueled gang which uses children as “soldiers” and whose only policy is to loot, rape, murder and destroy.
That being said, you can bet if he were a Muzzie, Obama would never have sent troops there.
Sending white boys to their death.
Heart of Darkness, Part Deux.
Joseph Kony is a monster”
So is Hussein obama.
If the mission is to “snatch” the leader of the “Lord’s Army” then I doubt that this is the familiar military training mission. They are putting Special Forces Operators in-country to gather intel for the purpose of taking direct military action using our military forces.
President Obama is totally caught up in playing Rambo.
Enough to get killed, not enough to really win.
Just like every other American "war" in the last fifty years.
In that case, can we just deploy our armed forces to all the places in this country where we are not allowed to drill? It will be a lot cheaper and none of the boys in uniform will get killed doing the mission.
Kinda like the Democrats, dontcha think?
The next stage of evolution of the ‘Rat party here in America.
That the LRA are terrorist, there is no doubt.
Oh, and right next door is this country called the Democratic Republic of Congo. There they mine lots of uranium.
Terrorist and Uranium. Does that further U.S. national interest?
“Exactly how does this further U.S. national security interests. Do we trade anything with Uganda? Are they a regional partner with us? Enquiring minds want to know.”
I assume Zero has already started talking to Congress about getting War Powers Act authorization.
Two weeks after winning a Nobel Peace Prize, this bozo sends 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, sends troops and drones into Pakistan, Libya, Iran, Somalia, Yemen and now this...
Where is Code Pink?
If I’m not mistaken, Uganda sent troops to Somalia to fight
the Al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab basically for us. This is our repaying them. Quid pro quo, one might say. Also, there’s Uranium and Oil in that part of Africa.
that is exactly what is happening. treating thses guys like they’re the guys in Call of Duty. He sends in the Pro’s to go against the kids in the playground. Problem is, none of those kids has to be good, they ust have to be lucky with one bullet. All to show everyone how tough he is.
Bodies. We utilized them as guards in at our bases in Iraq. They were cheap, and your tax dollars paid for that poor excuse of security.
IMO, this is a ploy by SOCEUR and AfriCom to make a name for themselves, much like was done in the Philippines in 04-05.
Sounds like they have a lot in common with our current crop of politicians.