Skip to comments.U.S. Training Elite Antiterror Troops in Four African Nations
Posted on 05/29/2014 12:42:28 AM PDT by nickcarraway
United States Special Operations troops are forming elite counterterrorism units in four countries in North and West Africa that American officials say are pivotal in the widening war against Al Qaedas affiliates and associates on the continent, even as they acknowledge the difficulties of working with weak allies.
The secretive program, financed in part with millions of dollars in classified Pentagon spending and carried out by trainers, including members of the Armys Green Berets and Delta Force, was begun last year to instruct and equip hundreds of handpicked commandos in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali.
The goal over the next few years is to build homegrown African counterterrorism teams capable of combating fighters like those in Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group that abducted nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls last month. American military specialists are helping Nigerian officers in their efforts to rescue the girls.
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If they are not muslims it might work out.
What could possibly go wrong?
Leading from Behind ®.
Elite African troops = new flashy equipment and a beret.
They’ll be off raping the locals and selling their ATVs to the rebels in no time.
“Elite African troops = new flashy equipment and a beret. Theyll be off raping the locals and selling their ATVs to the rebels in no time.”
That’s about the size of it; African UN troops and African Union troops have not made a good name for themselves.
I prefer to use more generic terms such as lawlessness, savagery, barbarism and pure evil. Hell, I doubt even cro-magnon man behaved in the way that we are seeing now.
I recently watched a DVD called "Beyond the Gates" which documents the events of 1994 Rwanda and it was chilling......This wasn't about terrorism, it was simply one class of people butchering another class and leaving their hacked bodies in the streets.......
Real humans just don't do that........
Why do we put our best and brightest in these situations?
Nothing good ever comes of it.
By the way, what color berets are they handing out to these soon to be terrorists?