Skip to comments.WH: Sending U.S. Troops, Military Aircraft to Uganda Doesn't Change U.S. Advisory Role
Posted on 03/24/2014 5:28:25 PM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more special operations forces to Uganda to assist in the search for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony.
A senior U.S. military official confirmed Monday that the U.S. is sending at least four CV-22 Osprey aircraft about about 150 more Air Force special operations members and airmen to assist local forces in their long-running battle against Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. The official confirmed the plans, first reported by The Washington Post, on condition of anonymity without authorization to discuss them on the record.
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If I were the Ugandan president, I’d tell them ‘thanks but no thanks’. We’ll hunt Kony ourselves, and we’ll do it without the drag shows or rainbow parades.
Why do I have the feeling this administration is sending our military in harms way in Africa as a further penance for the “sins” of our past?
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God save our Forces. I’d lay odds that soebarkah distributes candy ‘mongst his lslamist staffers when Americans are killed in battle. His constituents seem to eat it up even more.
“The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more special operations forces to Uganda to assist in the search for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony.”
so this problem in Africa is an “additional” requirement for our military, but Ukraine cannot even get additional small arms and ammunition!!!!
Where have we heard about an advisory role before? From another Democrat for sure.
Nah, he's just a cowardly turd warmonger who enjoys wasting American soldiers lives. Amazing isn't it? The POS that berated and crucified Bush for "Bush's" wars has no problem sending our young men and women to hell holes all over the world we have no business being in, especially if he can sacrifice them for a muslim.
Why would Obama help out a country with such a strong uncompromising Christian leader such as Uganda?
But Obama refused to send ANY military resources to Benghazi when our own people were being murdered.
There is quite simply no worse place in the world for American soldiers than Sub Saharan Africa.
Is there a good place to have a war?
Benghazi comes to mind.
Believe me, though I have never been to any of the above places, Northern Uganda/Southern Sudan are better places to be as a US soldier.
I remember reading a long time ago about a parchment called The Constitution; and that it said Congress had to declare war before US forces could be committed to fighting.
But I don’t remember any of that before our fighting in the Balkans, or in Libya, or potentially before Syria; and now Uganda.
Does anyone remember what happened to that old parchment? Did it turn up on Ebay? It might be worth something to a collector....
Sure whatever you say.
Then quit flapping your gums and go.
Are you saying the Constitution was why Obama did not come to the aid of the brave Americans killed in Benghazi?
a few weeks ago Uganda declared homosexuality a crime against the state. Kerry flew over to convince the president otherwise. Now we’re showering Uganda with money. To find an anti-Islamic quasi-christian (indicted by the Hague for alleged war crimes) who proportedly isn’t even in Uganda and who has been, allegedly, (according to wiki anyway) attempting to negotiate surrender to the Central African Republic. It doesn’t seem unreasonable to conclude that Zero has taken to spending taxpayer dollars and American blood to promote homosexuality.
Executive Outcomes is a damn fine Africa based civilian based military contractor. They’re run by former South African special forces officers. They’ve had some astounding successes in Africa that make this Kony crap look like childs play.
I’d much rather pay for them to do the job than waste one American life in that hole.
Southern Sudan has a very tropical climate with lots of rain and humidity. Not much is worse then the jungle.
Word is Kony is not well. We will capture a half dead guy and claim some type of victory even though most never heard of the guy. Hopefully we won’t lose any troops.
Joseph Kony is an animal but he’s not our problem.
The Queer In Charge must think he is the ressurected Idi Amin, now!
He’s Dead, Jim.
A FB post from one of my friends in Uganda:
UPDF’s Paddy Ankunda is on TV praising Obama’s decision to deploy 150 American commandos and fighter jets in Uganda to help capture Kony, a man who can no-longer stage any fights against Uganda. These Commandos are coming at a time when Obama is beefing with M7n over the anti-gay law, it’s quite possible that these commandos could be on a different mission altogether because technically, America has no mandate to fight Kony but it’s the only way to deploy their military inside Uganda...get closer to M7n, study the situation, collect intelligence and possibly help launch a coup-de-tat against him...I hope am wrong.
I guess that is a personal choice. Having spent a good bit of time playing games with the NVA in the paddies, mountains & jungles of Vietnam, I would choose that over Falujah or Kandahar Province.
Anyway, that part of South Sudan gets between 30 and 40 inches of rainfall, except for the far SW corner that can get up to 60 inches.
I know northern Uganda. It is savannah. The few mountains have some forest.
I spent a while flying a helicopter in southern Sudan, from the White Nile west to the CAR border and from Khartoum south to Adok, about 200 miles north of Juba. Except for the papyrus swamps either side of the White Nile, it is all savannah with clumps of bush. Greener and flatter than Northern Uganda, but not jungle.
Google Earth shows the area south of there to the Uganda border as being very similar.
I yield the floor to you for the last word.
(otherwise, I could be accused of starting a p*****g contest)
What is there that you are so anxious to sacrifice Americans for?
Granada (1983) wasn't so bad.
Children, some as young as 10 years old, thousands of children, that Kony has murdered, raped, mutilated and turned into murderers of their fellow captives.
BTW, I am not "anxious to sacrifice Americans".
Back when I was a Marine in combat, if I had to die, I would have preferred it being while trying to save kids rather than while playing "footsie" with NVA or VC or the later Islamic whackos while one hand is tied behind my back, knowing that the American press & politicians would soon tire of the whole mess and walk away with the job unfinished.
Going after Kony has a specific, measurable and attainable objective.
Yeah I spent time in uniform as well and spent my time doing stuff.
Going after Kony is a quagmire. There’s always another ‘kony’ behind this one in that region.