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Teams from a US Army brigade heading to 35 African nations to beef up anti-terror training
Fox/AP ^ | 24 December 2012 (convenient time to report this)

Posted on 01/12/2013 11:39:32 AM PST by Lorianne

A U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations early next year, part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists.

The teams will be limited to training and equipping efforts, and won't be permitted to conduct military operations without specific, additional approval from the secretary of defense.

The sharper focus on Africa by the U.S. comes against a backdrop of widespread insurgent violence across North Africa, and as the African Union and other nations discuss military intervention in northern Mali.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: africa; alqaeda; alqaedaafrica; alqaida; aqim; bho44; bhoafrica; bhoforeignpolicy; bhogwot; france; husseinobama; mali; muslimworld; religionofpieces; timbuktu; usarmy; waronterror
Not about terrorism. We should not be training anyone in Africa for anything.

A U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams ...

How small?

... into as many as 35 African nations early next year, part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists.

Correction: To counter China's 30+ year involvement in Africa development and influence

The teams will be limited to training and EQUIPPING...

... yeah, right, what could go wrong?

The sharper focus on Africa by the U.S. comes against a backdrop of widespread insurgent violence across North Africa ...

Which is our problem why?

... and as the African Union and other nations discuss military intervention in northern Mali.

Let the French take care of Mali. Let the French do something on their own for a change.

1 posted on 01/12/2013 11:39:36 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

This isn’t going to go, or end well.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 11:44:17 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-defense is the First Human Right.)
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To: carriage_hill

This isn’t going to go, or end well.

You are probably right, members of terrorist grups will send people to train and find out how to


3 posted on 01/12/2013 11:49:06 AM PST by munin
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To: Lorianne
The teams will be limited to training and equipping efforts, and won't be permitted to conduct military operations without specific, additional approval from the secretary of defense.

Once again our military is being put in harms way with their hands tied behind them. Agent Terry was killed on our border with Mexico because he could not return live fire until he was fired upon.....France in in a heated battle in Mali now having thrown out the United Nations useless hands tied soldiers who can do nothing...35 nations? who asked us....are we trying to keep China or Russia out of Africa?

4 posted on 01/12/2013 11:54:07 AM PST by yoe
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To: Lorianne

Anti-terror: Why EVERYONE supports that, right..? How can that be bad..?

SUUUUURE the mission is anti-terror, sure it is...

The African AfroCentrist Prez has cooked up a way to turn military people into crypto, proto Social Workers for, “people in need”.

The West is rich cuz it CHEATED, and Barry is cooking up a way to “even us all out”.

He believes in redistribution domestically and INTERNATIONALLY, and this is a part of that.

They’ll have a trillion of documents and buzzwords to convince you otherwise, of course. They going to be screaming prudence and caution at every turn, and if that doesn’t shut you up, then you’re a racist and you’re proooobably partnered up with Terrorists.

Yeah, they’re going to keep us safe, uh-huh...


5 posted on 01/12/2013 11:54:37 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Lorianne

The Pentagon’s slogan should be “Training Our Enemies of Tomorrow”.

(and US taxpayers pick up the tab)


6 posted on 01/12/2013 11:56:13 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Lorianne

This is a TRADOC mission, not a mission for an operational combat unit. A combat brigade is not designed or equipped to break down into small units dispersed over great distances. This is just another indicator of why our admirals and generals should be fired without retirement pay.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 11:56:36 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Lorianne

I’m sure training on how to protect the procedural rights of terrorists will be near the top of the list.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 11:59:09 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Lorianne
It's kind of like putting the horse on the cart, you get nowhere quick.
9 posted on 01/12/2013 12:01:15 PM PST by Taxbilly
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To: Lorianne

The R’s and D’s have decided that America be the world policeman. You get what you vote for. The WOT will never end.


10 posted on 01/12/2013 12:07:17 PM PST by Theoria
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To: Lorianne
35??? bungle in the jungle is more like it...
11 posted on 01/12/2013 12:16:32 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Theoria

re: “The R’s and D’s have decided that America be the world policeman. You get what you vote for. The WOT will never end.”

I would support us being the world’s policeman IF we were allowed to use all available force necessary to complete the job.

The biggest problem is that the politicians NEVER let us finish operations militarily - even with WW2, FDR allowed the Soviet Union stay in all the eastern block countries for 70 years - how many millions of people were tortured and murdered by Stalin all because FDR and others were too naive, stupid, or both?

If we are going to police the world from dictators and communism, fine, but allow our soldiers to finish it with all the weaponry and manpower available. Not this “partial-war” or “faux-war” where our men and women in the field are sitting ducks or placed needlessly in harms way because of some stupid ROE our State Dept. feels is necessary.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 12:17:44 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: rusty schucklefurd
'If we are going to police the world from dictators and communism, fine'

We disagree. Part of the problems, is the half asses, unDeclared 'War's that we get involved in. If one wants to go to war, fine, Declare it and win it.

Nor does the US even care about communism. We once opposed it in some degree. Now it's good for business in the form of China and other countries that 'we' sign trade deals with. Cheap labor, lower environmental standards, oppression against unions, stopping free speech, those are all qualities that benefit a higher rate of return for investment opportunities.

13 posted on 01/12/2013 12:23:39 PM PST by Theoria
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To: rusty schucklefurd

It is for Obama’s propaganda


14 posted on 01/12/2013 12:26:25 PM PST by tommix2 (,)
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To: Lorianne

We could just burn our money instead.


15 posted on 01/12/2013 12:28:21 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: rusty schucklefurd
If we are going to police the world from dictators and communism ...
Then the first thing we should do is get the hell out of the UN .... then bulldoze the building into the East River.
16 posted on 01/12/2013 12:34:12 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Lorianne

The jingle will be something like,

“Terror thrives in African areas where infrastructure is bad —improve that infrastructure, and you’ll deny cover for terrorists...”

Neat and pretty, huh? We’ll be building roads, hospitals, schools —hot and expensive. Liberals will be happy with this type of “war” because absolutely no US interests are involved —so it’s unselfish and OK.

Things will be rosy for awhile, nice promo shots and headlines. THEN African patterns prevail, and those targets get attacked —tribe A hates tribe B, who is seen as favored under the new arrangements:

THEN our guys start ops that are much more like occupation —manning road-blocks and overwatch at public sites. Then our leaders spout more “3 Block War” hoopla, with fancy slides and papers. There are some engagements.

Then we’re called Imperialists, and they scream we’re just like the Belgians (or British, or French...take your pick).

Then it will be a dozen new little Blackhawk-Downs, with flag-draped coffins, and crying, with Africa remaining exactly as it has been since the start of time.


17 posted on 01/12/2013 12:34:31 PM PST by gaijin
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To: SpaceBar
“The Pentagon’s slogan should be “Training Our Enemies of Tomorrow”.

Obummers got to get that army he wants some were...Man, sometimes I think we Americans are stupid up to here...Or at least thous sticky butted politicians in Washington darn sure are...

18 posted on 01/12/2013 12:55:29 PM PST by unread (Eagles don't eat flys...)
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To: Lorianne

Because we did such a good job with terrorists in Libya! /s


19 posted on 01/12/2013 1:25:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Lorianne

The one rule we can be pretty sure of is that Muslims are NOT to be defined as terrorists. We will do nothing to stop them from burning churches or killing Christians.

But we might help them, just to show them how nice we are.


20 posted on 01/12/2013 1:34:03 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Lorianne

I don’t care about Africa. It isn’t worth the life of a single American. And some say we must be there, or leave it to the Chinese. I think it would be better if the Chinese had it. They want to farm, build dams, build power plants, develop water, mine minerals, drill oil, cut timber, etc. Some Chinese men are even marrying African women due to the shortage at home.

All we do is send recent and current liberal college girls to teach them about condoms, useless solar ovens, and conflict resolution. And of course, they get a picaninny photo of themselves being adored by the children of a village.
And to cap it off, we will insist they worry about global warming when they already are filled with superstition.


21 posted on 01/12/2013 2:06:48 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Lorianne

another case of mission creep???


22 posted on 01/12/2013 3:19:15 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Lorianne.


23 posted on 01/12/2013 6:24:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Lorianne

Africa is full of natural resources that the Barry folks likely covet.


24 posted on 01/12/2013 7:24:54 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

Mali was the base of Pakistan’s “Islamic Bomb” expert Qadeer Khan’s Africa operations. The interest in the region on our part, on china’s part and others, is control over uranium, cobalt, and associated heavy metals.


25 posted on 01/13/2013 2:18:02 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Theoria

re: “We disagree. Part of the problems, is the half asses, unDeclared ‘War’s that we get involved in. If one wants to go to war, fine, Declare it and win it.”

Actually, I really don’t think we disagree. By “policing” I meant exactly what you said above - declare it and win it - or, allow the CIA to get rid of the trash undercover without the use of troops on the ground. We used to do this back in the 1950’s and early 1960’s.


26 posted on 01/13/2013 8:58:00 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: oh8eleven

re: “If we are going to police the world from dictators and communism ...
Then the first thing we should do is get the hell out of the UN .... then bulldoze the building into the East River.”

Totally agree!


27 posted on 01/13/2013 8:59:18 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Lorianne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpWI06L1-oQ


28 posted on 01/13/2013 9:08:22 PM PST by rolling_stone
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