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U.S. Marines poised to enter South Sudan
CNN ^ | Mon December 23, 2013 | Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Antonia Mortensen

Posted on 12/23/2013 10:05:56 AM PST by BenLurkin

The U.S. military is moving about 150 Marines from Spain to Africa, most likely Djibouti, to be prepared to go into South Sudan to either provide security for the U.S. Embassy in Juba or to help evacuate the estimated 100 U.S. citizens believed to be there, two U.S. military officials told CNN's Barbara Starr on Monday.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
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1 posted on 12/23/2013 10:05:56 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Before people freak out, Marines usually evacuate Americans stuck in warzones. Unfortunately the rebels in South Sudan saw fit to fire on American Marines flying out US citizens. Idiots.


2 posted on 12/23/2013 10:07:22 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

I’m not freaked out, but I predict they will end up fighting on the side of the most radical muslim faction.


3 posted on 12/23/2013 10:10:43 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Alter Kaker

Yeah, and we just were sending advisors to South Vietnam.


4 posted on 12/23/2013 10:11:15 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

Did somebody say “OIL”?!


5 posted on 12/23/2013 10:11:41 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: dfwgator

You people drive me crazy we also sent in John Fing KERRY ol JFK !!!!!!


6 posted on 12/23/2013 10:14:04 AM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: BenLurkin

Are the Christians fighting back against the Muslims?


7 posted on 12/23/2013 10:14:42 AM PST by Truth29
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To: BenLurkin

The Rules of Engagement as approved by The Stain say that our Marines can ONLY fire upon suspected members of the TEA Party. Everyone else is off limits.


8 posted on 12/23/2013 10:15:42 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Alter Kaker

Idiots.

Who, the rebels or the administration?

I will pray for our brave Marines.


9 posted on 12/23/2013 10:17:43 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BenLurkin
Hmmmm...we can send Marines into Sudan to protect and evacuate U.S. citizens but not Benghazi.

Oh. I see. Obama is in Hawaii and not interfering!

10 posted on 12/23/2013 10:17:44 AM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: BenLurkin

More “Global Force for Good” BS.


11 posted on 12/23/2013 10:20:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

Pity he won’t let them keep their retirement pay.

Maybe they should go ‘on strike’, before taking orders to ‘strike’


12 posted on 12/23/2013 10:23:32 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: dfwgator
Yeah, and we just were sending advisors to South Vietnam.

This is the RAT way to start a war that is guaranteed to fail. "I'm shocked that you're not awed."

13 posted on 12/23/2013 10:28:49 AM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: BenLurkin

No until Valerie Jarrett says they can . . . and then they’ll probably be unarmed so they don’t hurt anyone.


14 posted on 12/23/2013 10:31:18 AM PST by laweeks
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To: BenLurkin

so Obama is gonna get his own Helicopter Evacuation off the roof of the Embassy moment, eh?


15 posted on 12/23/2013 10:32:50 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DakotaGator

“Oh. I see. Obama is in Hawaii and not interfering! “

Don’t worry President Jarrett is on the job.


16 posted on 12/23/2013 10:33:53 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: null and void
I predict they will end up fighting on the side of the most radical muslim faction.

The fighting is between Dinka & Nuer tribesmen, both of whom are usually either animistic or Christian. South Sudan broke away from the Muslim north specifically because of their opposition to Islam and also to the North's expropriation of oil revenues from oil fields in the South.

17 posted on 12/23/2013 10:38:42 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. J.F. Kennedy)
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To: BenLurkin

Don’t put them under ANY ROE’s . If they get shot at ,allow them to utterly wipe out anyone attacking them . Have 2 AC-130’s available , one on orbit , at all times and a clear permission to fire at will if attacked . Get out people out of that rathole and then leave them to their own population control devices . The place is not worth one American life.


18 posted on 12/23/2013 10:44:05 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: BenLurkin
Praying for our Marines. They are serving under the worst CIC in US history.
19 posted on 12/23/2013 10:45:21 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: BenLurkin

Godspeed to our men and women around the globe this holiday and every day and blessings to their families.

Not everybody can spend Christmas&NewYears in Hawaii.


20 posted on 12/23/2013 10:45:50 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Alter Kaker
Exactly. I spent many days & nights tromping around the Zambales mountains in the Philippines, practicing rescues of "an American ambassador & staff taken hostage by XYZ rebel group."

And Okinawa.

And Camp Lejeune.

This photo is an evacuation from Albania


21 posted on 12/23/2013 10:46:21 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. J.F. Kennedy)
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To: headstamp 2

Oh no! Christians are in big trouble!!


22 posted on 12/23/2013 10:58:50 AM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: BenLurkin

“The U.S. military is moving about 150 Marines from Spain to Africa....”

Another diplomatic “triumph” for the nonentity in the Oval Office?


23 posted on 12/23/2013 10:59:02 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: 444Flyer
They are serving under the worst CIC in US history.
Sorry, but no one beats LBJ ...
24 posted on 12/23/2013 11:07:42 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Hi, I just wanted to add...

Sorry, but no one beats LBJ ...

McNamara deserves "honorable" mention.

5.56mm

25 posted on 12/23/2013 11:10:12 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: NormsRevenge

Ditto!


26 posted on 12/23/2013 11:12:17 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Tet, Saigon, 1968. Sappers, failure of indigenous personnel, lack of command and control. I won't even mention logistics...embassy security...

Sheesh.

5.56mm

27 posted on 12/23/2013 11:15:37 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: BenLurkin
Just an obervation....Africans aren't showing a real lot of talent for running western-style governments. Perhaps the only choices are colonial governments or dictators or killing each other off.

We should probably get out of the way and let all of Africa go the way of South Africa with its end of colonial rule.

28 posted on 12/23/2013 11:20:10 AM PST by grania
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To: BenLurkin; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re; The U.S. military is moving about 150 Marines from Spain to Africa, most likely Djibouti, to be prepared to go into South Sudan to either provide security for the U.S. Embassy in Juba

Sounds like another 'false controversy' to me... right, Susan?

29 posted on 12/23/2013 11:22:18 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: M Kehoe
Well, McNamara was never CiC, not that I liked the SOB.
His "McNamara Line" was the stupidest plan I ever heard of - and I served 13 months on the DMZ supporting it.
30 posted on 12/23/2013 11:24:20 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Thank you for your service. It was not in vain.

5.56mm

31 posted on 12/23/2013 11:34:42 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Thx ...


32 posted on 12/23/2013 11:36:58 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: BenLurkin

#3 son is a Marine and his battalion is currently on a MEU aboard the Boxer and has been in Djibouti for the last month or so.

He’s been very circumspect about things on those rare occasions we get to talk to him.


33 posted on 12/23/2013 12:23:27 PM PST by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: nuke rocketeer

Praying for your son and his outfit.
Semper Fi !


34 posted on 12/23/2013 12:25:43 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: oh8eleven

*sigh* He didn’t have the character to walk a day in those men’s boots. Let alone sit in their company.

~Thank you Vietnam Vets.~ Never forgotten.


35 posted on 12/23/2013 12:39:47 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: BenLurkin

Just doesn’t seem fair.. 150 Marines vs. all of Sudan ? ...poor Sudan.


36 posted on 12/23/2013 12:42:20 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: 444Flyer

Thx!


37 posted on 12/23/2013 12:46:30 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: NormsRevenge
...Not everybody can spend Christmas&NewYears in Hawaii.

Maybe 0 will grace the Marines by kicking them out of their facilities to use their gym for a workout. The Dude needs fun in the sun man!


38 posted on 12/23/2013 12:51:33 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: DakotaGator

“Oh. I see. Obama is in Hawaii and not interfering!”

He’s making arrangements to have Fuddy’s carcass disappear.


39 posted on 12/23/2013 1:40:26 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Bender2

Actually Bender I get Al Jazeera America the news I been seeing it really turn into humanitain crisis


40 posted on 12/23/2013 1:42:15 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 444Flyer

Did Reggie Love arrived in Hawaii YET


41 posted on 12/23/2013 1:43:16 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 444Flyer

Could you photoshop a great white under that wave?

P.S. Your thanks to us Vietnam vets is appreciated. Merry Christmas.


42 posted on 12/23/2013 1:56:31 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: BenLurkin

Strange. Fox news had their military expert, a general(ret) say the US citizens have gone. Only the embassy personnel and the Marine det. are left.


43 posted on 12/23/2013 1:58:36 PM PST by bullfeather
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To: BwanaNdege

“Police up all yer ammo and frags, don`t leave nothing for the dinks’ ummm Dinkas


44 posted on 12/23/2013 2:07:59 PM PST by Einherjar
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To: beelzepug

Merry Christmas to you too Beelzepug.:*)


45 posted on 12/23/2013 2:27:01 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: LeoWindhorse

“Infinity + Infinity” likes. Seriously have them shot all the bad people who want to vest themselves in imaginery virgins.


46 posted on 12/23/2013 3:18:20 PM PST by mcshot ("What's right is right"...)
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To: Einherjar

Remember a battery that won’t light your
Flashlight can still be used by a ***k to
set off an IED.

Or so we were told in Nam.


47 posted on 12/23/2013 3:24:04 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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48 posted on 12/23/2013 3:32:24 PM PST by jaz.357 (Contrary To Ordinary)
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To: null and void
I’m not freaked out, but I predict they will end up fighting on the side of the most radical muslim faction.

Neither side is Muslim. Both tribes are overwhelmingly Christian/animist.

49 posted on 12/23/2013 3:38:14 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: 444Flyer

I tried to get duty stations like Kaneohe Bay and El Toro,, but NoooOOOoo.. I ended up in New River, NC.. Coldest dang winter I ever had since I left Memphis TN.


50 posted on 12/23/2013 3:59:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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