Skip to comments.80 US troops in Chad helping to locate abducted girls, Obama says
Posted on 05/21/2014 12:53:57 PM PDT by ColdOne
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama says the U.S. has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help located more than 200 girls kidnapped in Nigeria.
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That’s OK by me; but that’s 80 more than were sent to Benghazi...
So now our troops are being used for this; this should be something left for the Nigerian government to deal with. How many more ‘missions’ are our troops going to be subjected to?
I am shocked that he is only now telling us of this. It is true that they woke up after the hash tag and decided they better do something because people were paying attention. Only 80 though. Seems a bit anemic for the job that is going to be done. Fighting terrorists with 80 of our folks? We need much more. #Needmoretroopsnow
We have always done these kinds of missions since Iranian Crisis at least. I am just thankful that they are FINALLY waking up to the seriousness of this. Sad that it took a hash tag to get things moving.
Indeed, send more. Put it on our tab.
You’re right; I shouldn’t be so hardened.
So are they actually going to allow these troops to shoot back?
Oh, Good Lord. 80 troops (only) is a recipe for MORE disaster for liberating a couple of hundred girls who will never be liberated. Once they were taken, they will forever be ‘shunned’ and targeted by the communities they came from.
I don’t have an issue with sending them in. Just don’t announce it. Idiots.
President Barack Obama says the U.S. has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help located more than 200 girls kidnapped in Nigeria.
I’d be willing to bet Obama received NO intel on this. The girls could be in Libya for all he knows.
I hope these 80 aren’t ambushed. God help them if they are overwhelmed by the Moose Limbs and need reinforcements.
You can tell when he’s lying when his lips are moving.
Take NOTHING this guy says on faith.
80 troops? How many did he send to Mexico to get one of our Marines out of prison?
I guess they can consider themselves warned.
Yes my question as well.
We are dealing with rabid animals; do we have call the attorneys in charge of the military before doing something?
This is a vicious; soulless group of people who took these girls.
He heard about it on the news.
Like Somalia when CNN crews were waiting on the beach for the US troops to land.
So when are you signing up.....?
I have no issue sending 80 SUPPORT personnel and intelligence, no way in hell should we be fighting this for the Nigerian government....
Their problem, they need to fix it....
That way future Islamist wanna be will know the local government will not put up with their jihadist crap...
The King is on the hunt for the 'maximum political mileage maneuver' head of the 2014 election.
Oh, and.. WHAT ABOUT THE U.S. MARINE IN A MEXICAN PRISON???
The Americans in BengAzi werewhite males
Obama is such a fricking idiot, that he’d rather posture in public than actually save anybody’s life.
He just signed the death warrant for those girls.
The girls are from christian communities, not Muslim communities, why will they be “shunned”?
The fact is the world is a mess and we’re really starting to look a lot like Lucy and Ethel in the candy factory trying to fix it all.
Besides, it's a good bet they're coordinating with Israelis and French on the ground as well.
Have they even found that Kony guy yet?
They won't be just out in the countryside walking around, looking under bushes for them. That isn't the expertise they are bringing to the search.
Next he will give their exact locations. Some of them won’t survive the “rescue”.
-——The fact is the world is a mess and were really starting to look a lot like Lucy and Ethel in the candy factory trying to fix it all.-——
So true... Someone needs to put that on a video with Obama and Kerry heads in place of them...
Sending in the 158th Twitterfied Hashtag Division
“Distinction, Valor, Thumbmanship”
WTF are “Our Girls”?
Just when you think they can’t be more arrogant.
I've been a broken record about the situation of things these past few months. Nobody in gov has good instincts anymore for fast-moving events. The time to save those girls was before it was global news that they were gone. It could've been prevented....Nigeria had warning and prior abductions and murders of children. Now, the best thing might be vigilence in case kidnapped girls are seen in public.
Instead, Obama has been busy supporting the takeover of a basketball team by blacks and again arming terrorists in Syria.
Shouldn't we be asking if weapons given to terrorists the US supports are getting to these nutcases in Nigeria? Shouldn't we wonder how much of the Nigerian gov is corrupted by these terrorists being part of it? Otherwise, why wouldn't the Nigerian gov gone after them immediately?
I'm beyond disgusted.
Its like the whole Ukraine Russia thing. I had plenty of problems with Bush but I suspect he would have headed the mess off.
Bush would have been at the Olympics sitting right next to Putin and working on diplomatic solutions. Obama was in DC cowering under his desk whining about gay rights in Russia.
I’d like to know what type of military these folks are. The smart thing to do would be insert a couple of what used to be known as Green Beret A teams and let them whip those Christian villages I to some kind of shape. They specialize in working with indiginous people for counter insurgency and they are, or used to be, damned good at it.
About a week ago some villagers whacked about 40 of these nit jobs supposedly all by themselves. I’ve been wondering since then if we haven’t already got spec ops types working there nice and quiet like.
Actually it's not Ok by me, I'm tired of this poser putting Americans in harm's way whenever it will make him look good, the only difference here is that this time he put them in harms way against muslins to aid non muslins.
Well, that ought to help a lot. Anybody know how to find NIGERIA on a map?
And a Marine still sits in a Mexican jail.
Aren’t there any armed adults (males and females) in Nigeria? Don’t they have an army? Where are the parents? If the US is sending people in any capacity is the Nigerian government paying for it with all their oil money?
Actually there are some very good private contractors in South Africa who have been very effective in that corner of the continent.
Some years ago Executive Outcomes went in with 250 men and seized control of Sierra Leone. The UN stepped in and negotiated a “peace” with the rebels and government while blocking payment of EO (EO was going to be paid in raw diamonds and the UN threw a tantrum over it)
Please don’t fall for the White House meme that this is the fault of the Nigerian gov’t and let the Broko H. clowns off of the hook.
“How many did he send to Mexico to get one of our Marines out of prison?”
My thoughts exactly. Or how many did he send to get the minister out of the Iranian prison?
The government of Nigeria is a mess too. Its just a fact borne out that the Nigerian first lady ordered protesters arrested. (despite not having the official power to do so)
Of course we can blame the Obama administration. The US chose not to put the BokoHoron monsters on the terror group list. When the first calls to intervene came out, Kerry's response was they needed the permission of the Nigerian government. Besides that, we have to wonder if their weapons are coming from all of the stuff we've given rebels in northern Africa, or from Libya's stash that hasn't been secured.
probably Rambo spec ops guys, camel riding with the Tuaregs
(um, this is stupid, prolly those “girls” are muslim wives by now and half of them preggers)
As I understand it the school was guarded but not well. 2 or 3 military guards who were easily taken out by superior numbers.
That said the Nigerian government is rife with corruption.