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80 US troops in Chad helping to locate abducted girls, Obama says
foxnews.com ^ | 5/21/14 | ap

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: africa; bokoharam; bringbackourgirls; chad; hashtag; military; nigeria; obama; personnel; president; soldiers; troops; us
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1 posted on 05/21/2014 12:53:57 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

That’s OK by me; but that’s 80 more than were sent to Benghazi...


2 posted on 05/21/2014 12:54:30 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: ColdOne

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?


3 posted on 05/21/2014 12:54:55 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: ColdOne

4 posted on 05/21/2014 12:55:11 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: ColdOne

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


5 posted on 05/21/2014 1:00:16 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: CorporateStepsister

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.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 1:01:30 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Indeed, send more. Put it on our tab.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 1:03:15 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: napscoordinator

You’re right; I shouldn’t be so hardened.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 1:04:02 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: ColdOne

So are they actually going to allow these troops to shoot back?


9 posted on 05/21/2014 1:04:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ColdOne

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.


10 posted on 05/21/2014 1:07:40 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: ColdOne

I don’t have an issue with sending them in. Just don’t announce it. Idiots.


11 posted on 05/21/2014 1:08:52 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: ColdOne

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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I’d be willing to bet Obama received NO intel on this. The girls could be in Libya for all he knows.


12 posted on 05/21/2014 1:09:55 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ColdOne

I hope these 80 aren’t ambushed. God help them if they are overwhelmed by the Moose Limbs and need reinforcements.


13 posted on 05/21/2014 1:10:21 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: CondorFlight

You can tell when he’s lying when his lips are moving.

Take NOTHING this guy says on faith.


14 posted on 05/21/2014 1:10:54 PM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: vetvetdoug

80 troops? How many did he send to Mexico to get one of our Marines out of prison?


15 posted on 05/21/2014 1:11:19 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: ColdOne

I guess they can consider themselves warned.


16 posted on 05/21/2014 1:11:45 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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17 posted on 05/21/2014 1:12:12 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: dfwgator
“So are they actually going to allow these troops to shoot back?”

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.

18 posted on 05/21/2014 1:12:38 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He heard about it on the news.


19 posted on 05/21/2014 1:12:52 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Like Somalia when CNN crews were waiting on the beach for the US troops to land.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 1:13:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: napscoordinator

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...


21 posted on 05/21/2014 1:14:34 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: CondorFlight
King 0bamamugabe knows that if 'HE' can save these girls, 'HE' will become the next Super Messiah and IDIOT AMERICA and the media will forget about ALL of the scandals ahead of the 2014 midterms. King Zero could care less about these girls.. THIS IS A POLITICAL DECISION!!

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???

22 posted on 05/21/2014 1:17:48 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CondorFlight

The Americans in BengAzi werewhite males


23 posted on 05/21/2014 1:18:05 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: ColdOne

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.


24 posted on 05/21/2014 1:18:08 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Safetgiver

The girls are from christian communities, not Muslim communities, why will they be “shunned”?


25 posted on 05/21/2014 1:18:32 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Popman

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.


26 posted on 05/21/2014 1:19:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Safetgiver
If they let it be known that they're in Chad they want it to be known. That being the case, there's no reason to believe they're in Chad or that it's eighty guys unless they want Boko to be able to verify that much so they'll believe whatever else comes out.

Besides, it's a good bet they're coordinating with Israelis and French on the ground as well.

27 posted on 05/21/2014 1:20:47 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Have they even found that Kony guy yet?


28 posted on 05/21/2014 1:20:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tumblindice
 

He heard about it on the news.

Either that, or he saw Moose's hashtag.


29 posted on 05/21/2014 1:21:00 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: vetvetdoug
I hope these 80 aren’t ambushed.

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.

30 posted on 05/21/2014 1:22:47 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ColdOne

Next he will give their exact locations. Some of them won’t survive the “rescue”.


31 posted on 05/21/2014 1:23:20 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: cripplecreek

-——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.-——

LOL ....

So true... Someone needs to put that on a video with Obama and Kerry heads in place of them...


32 posted on 05/21/2014 1:26:46 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ColdOne

Sending in the 158th Twitterfied Hashtag Division

“Distinction, Valor, Thumbmanship”


33 posted on 05/21/2014 1:26:47 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Popman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NPzLBSBzPI


34 posted on 05/21/2014 1:28:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

WTF are “Our Girls”?

Just when you think they can’t be more arrogant.


35 posted on 05/21/2014 1:28:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: G Larry
He (Obama) just signed a death warrant for those girls

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.

36 posted on 05/21/2014 1:29:31 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

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.


37 posted on 05/21/2014 1:38:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: grania

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.


38 posted on 05/21/2014 1:44:14 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: CondorFlight
That’s OK by me; but that’s 80 more than were sent to Benghazi...

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.

39 posted on 05/21/2014 1:46:20 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ColdOne

Well, that ought to help a lot. Anybody know how to find NIGERIA on a map?


40 posted on 05/21/2014 1:47:50 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: ColdOne

And a Marine still sits in a Mexican jail.


41 posted on 05/21/2014 1:48:45 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: petitfour

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?


42 posted on 05/21/2014 1:51:57 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Lurker

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)


43 posted on 05/21/2014 1:52:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
Send in these guys.


44 posted on 05/21/2014 1:54:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grania

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.


45 posted on 05/21/2014 2:23:28 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“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?


46 posted on 05/21/2014 2:45:51 PM PDT by Humal
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To: G Larry

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)


47 posted on 05/21/2014 2:55:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: G Larry
One has to wonder why a school with hundreds of Christian girls wasn't guarded overnight and why their government didn't respond when (according to reports) they had some warning.

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.

48 posted on 05/21/2014 2:55:48 PM PDT by grania
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To: Lurker

probably Rambo spec ops guys, camel riding with the Tuaregs

yee haw

(um, this is stupid, prolly those “girls” are muslim wives by now and half of them preggers)


49 posted on 05/21/2014 3:07:12 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: grania

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.


50 posted on 05/21/2014 3:08:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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