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Guard Unit To Depart For Africa
MSN.com ^ | Aug. 27, 2012 | WLEX-TV

Posted on 08/28/2012 8:48:04 AM PDT by RightGeek

A departure ceremony is planned for 565 Kentucky National Guard soldiers who will deploy to Africa for nine months.

Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, adjutant general for Kentucky, will attend the sendoff ceremony Friday at the Frankfort Convention Center for soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery. The soldiers will deploy to the Horn of Africa where they will work to promote regional security and stability.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: military; somalia
I hope Obama is letting them take live ammo.
1 posted on 08/28/2012 8:48:09 AM PDT by RightGeek
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To: RightGeek

More of our guys and gals at risk of being shot in the back by their Muslim “allies”?


2 posted on 08/28/2012 8:49:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: RightGeek

More money down the hole for something that won’t work.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 8:52:26 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: RightGeek
wtf??????????

"The soldiers will deploy to the Horn of Africa where they will work to promote regional security and stability."

What is the 'mission' , what is the definition of success, and what is the exit plan?

Or are they just going to hang out and 'raise awareness'?

4 posted on 08/28/2012 8:54:44 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: RightGeek

Here’s one case where Ron Paul is absolutely correct. What business does the Kentucky National Guard have in Africa?

Unless southern Africa recently declared war on us and I missed it, the Kentucky National Guard belongs in Kentucky.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 8:56:12 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: RightGeek
President Romney, here's another something to go on your list of immediate actions after your inauguration:

Bring these troops home!

6 posted on 08/28/2012 8:56:28 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Leaning Right

http://www.thestate.com/2012/08/14/2399732/thousands-of-angry-miners-protest.html


7 posted on 08/28/2012 9:03:28 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: RightGeek

“Horn of Africa”? We’re putting troops on the ground in Somalia?


8 posted on 08/28/2012 9:03:57 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: RightGeek
2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery. The soldiers will deploy to the Horn of Africa where they will work to promote regional security and stability.

I'm pretty sure my idea of promoting regional security and stability through the applied use of field artillery is different from what Panetta has in mind.

9 posted on 08/28/2012 9:03:57 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor

I bet $20 bucks that they are NOT taking their artillery pieces.

They are probly being wasted as “MP” fodder.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 9:07:24 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Probably a safe bet.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 9:20:10 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Leaning Right

“...the Kentucky National Guard belongs in Kentucky.”

Perhaps he’s getting them, and others, out of the way in order to leave us civilians defenseless.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 9:20:15 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: RightGeek
This violates every conceivable principle of traditional American foreign policy.

Here is a discussion of what is wrong with such meddling: An American Foreign Policy. Risking American lives where we have no immediate interest, of course, is always unforgivable.

Bush II was terribly confused about the function of American Foreign Policy; but Obama almost makes Bush appear the "strict constructionist," he once claimed to be. (Almost, but not really.)

William Flax

13 posted on 08/28/2012 9:30:16 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: BenLurkin

Go to link for US Africa Command Home page for its mission statement and links to news. Dubya’s legacy passed on to the Kenyan occupy-1600-Pennsylvania-Avenue. Nation building, AIDS/HIV, NVG training in Rwanda, Drones, etc.

Does seem like a bunch of NG units being cycled through. Marine MEU had amphbious assault excercise out of Dijbouti recently

http://www.africom.mil/


14 posted on 08/28/2012 9:53:59 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: SLB

Fyi


15 posted on 08/28/2012 10:07:10 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: RightGeek

Hussein is pursuing a secret war in Mali. Primarily.

But it’s in various parts of the african continent also.

So great we’re going to lastingly improve Africa, right...?

I’m sure that’s what you were thinking. I mean, we have tons of dough for foreign aid.

For AFRICA.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 10:26:21 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: RightGeek

Oh, great! As if we are not losing enough of our brave young men in Afghanistan....


17 posted on 08/28/2012 10:31:28 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red

I’m already opposed to the next war -

Where ever it is.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 12:00:59 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: maine yankee

Ditto!


19 posted on 08/28/2012 12:19:42 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: maine yankee

Ditto!


20 posted on 08/28/2012 12:21:52 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: RightGeek
I'm in Afghanistan now and have know for over a year that I'm supposed to go to Africa in 2014.
21 posted on 08/28/2012 9:55:56 PM PDT by Hotmetal (FReepin' from the sandbox.)
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