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US Deploys Small Military Team to Somalia
VOA News ^ | January 14, 2014 | VOA News

Posted on 01/15/2014 5:00:58 AM PST by Pan_Yan

The United States has deployed a small team of military advisers to Somalia for the first time in more than 20 years.

Somali Defense Minister Abdihakim Haji Fiqi told VOA the American team has been in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, since October.

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Fiqi said the American team is made up of five soldiers, but Mogadishu would welcome an increase in the numbers. There are no current plans to increase the size of the team.

(Excerpt) Read more at voanews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; mogadishu; somalia; usadvisers
October. They've been there since October.
1 posted on 01/15/2014 5:00:59 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

We should have ‘deployed’ something there all right. It should have been deployed from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.


2 posted on 01/15/2014 5:02:51 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Gee I wonder if mac daddies rules of engagement allows them to fire back if they are shot at or are they expected to get authorization from him after he gets off the golf course, the party is over or he get back from his latest tax payers vacation.


3 posted on 01/15/2014 5:08:13 AM PST by chiefqc
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Nose under the tent...

...and away we go


4 posted on 01/15/2014 5:10:16 AM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Pan_Yan
US Deploys Small Military Team to Somalia

The legendary One-Thirty-Second Division Reports for duty!


5 posted on 01/15/2014 5:13:08 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: chiefqc
I wonder if mac daddies rules of engagement allows them to fire back if they are shot at ...

Al Shabaab doesn't shoot at armed personnel. They shoot civilians and attack military and government targets with suicide bombers.

6 posted on 01/15/2014 5:14:25 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: chiefqc
I'd heard that Clinton Mac Daddy during his WH occupation didn't allow the military there to have the M1A Abrams tanks they requested.
7 posted on 01/15/2014 5:18:11 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Pan_Yan

Black Hawk Down II

Here We go again.


8 posted on 01/15/2014 5:36:08 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Pan_Yan

There is no way in hell I would go into Somalia - unless I went in with 250,000 troops that set up a green zone from the beach outward towards the airport taking the seaside docks...that had Abrams tanks as guard towers with a 1 mile wide perimeter “no-go” zone...until Islam is taken out of that area - there’s going to be problems that no 5 man team is going to solve...what happened to the U.N.???


9 posted on 01/15/2014 5:44:39 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: Gaffer
The GHWB mission to secure distribution of aid was changed by BJ Clinton to capturing the warlord, Mohammed Farrah Adid, whose followers controlled the Mog. Les Aspin, Sec Def, had removed the the Marines M1A1s and denied deployment of Specter guns ships as it was a bad image for the USA. The raid went tits up.
10 posted on 01/15/2014 5:53:06 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother ("When leftists don’t get their way, they start shooting people and bombing buildings." - rr)
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To: Pan_Yan

Send guys to Somalia, but not to Benghazi? Priorities I guess......


11 posted on 01/15/2014 6:13:04 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

At least Aspin had the common decency to die. Christopher, Clinton, McNamara, et al, are unfortunately still living.


12 posted on 01/15/2014 6:13:23 AM PST by Rannug
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To: Pan_Yan
US Deploys Small Military Team to Somalia

1958: US Deploys Small Military Team to Vietnam

We all know where it went from there.

13 posted on 01/15/2014 6:18:49 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Pan_Yan
"Fiqi said the American team is made up of five soldiers, but Mogadishu would welcome an increase in the numbers. "

Of course, since murdering only five soldiers, and dragging them through the streets is never enough for the muzzies.

14 posted on 01/15/2014 8:28:22 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Rannug

Robert McNamara died in 2009. Warren Christopher died in 2011.


15 posted on 01/15/2014 8:29:57 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

Good. Thanks for the info. I wonder where I have been.


16 posted on 01/15/2014 9:27:44 AM PST by Rannug
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