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Obama Sends 100 US Troops to Uganda to Help Combat Lordís Resistance Army
ABC News ^ | 10 oct 2011 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 02/15/2012 11:28:30 AM PST by rellimpank

ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Luis Martinez report:

Two days ago President Obama authorized the deployment to Uganda of approximately 100 combat-equipped U.S. forces to help regional forces “remove from the battlefield” – meaning capture or kill – Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and senior leaders of the LRA.

The forces will deploy beginning with a small group and grow over the next month to 100. They will ultimately go to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the permission of those countries.

The president made this announcement in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Friday afternoon, saying that “deploying these U.S. Armed Forces furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy and will be a significant contribution toward counter-LRA efforts in central Africa.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bootsontheground; intervention; interventionism; obamaswar; obamawar; soros; un
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1 posted on 02/15/2012 11:28:33 AM PST by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Well, good luck fighting The Lord’s Army!


2 posted on 02/15/2012 11:31:17 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: rellimpank

The Obama fellow is quite the war monger isn’t he?


3 posted on 02/15/2012 11:33:37 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The damage is too extensive. Burn it down and start over.)
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To: rellimpank
"saying that “deploying these U.S. Armed Forces furthers U.S. national security interests"

Exactly how does this further U.S. national security interests. Do we trade anything with Uganda? Are they a regional partner with us? Enquiring minds want to know.
4 posted on 02/15/2012 11:33:37 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Doctor 2Brains

So in this case we are helping the corrupt government?


5 posted on 02/15/2012 11:34:27 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: rellimpank

Joseph Kony is a monster - but this is a misuse of our precious warriors.


6 posted on 02/15/2012 11:34:47 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: rellimpank
President Obama authorized the deployment to Uganda of approximately 100 combat-equipped U.S. forces...

What a complete fool and idiot. He has effectively condemned 100 brave Americans to death in the jungles of Africa. Mega-Moron!!

7 posted on 02/15/2012 11:34:51 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

It doesn’t further U.S. interests. Uganda DOES border Kenya, so think bloodlines.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 11:36:13 AM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: rellimpank

“Let me first state what I understand to be your position. It is, that if it shall become necessary, to repel invasion, the President may, without violation of the Constitution, cross the line and invade the territory of another country; and that whether such necessity exists in any given case, the President is to be the sole judge. .. But…: Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so, whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose - and allow him to make war at pleasure…. If, to-day, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada, to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, ‘I see no probability of the British invading us’ but he will say to you ‘be silent; I see it, if you don't.’

“The provision of the Constitution giving the war-making power to Congress, was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons. Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This our Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us. But your view destroys the whole matter, and places our President where kings have always stood.” - Rep. Abraham Lincoln (R-IL)


9 posted on 02/15/2012 11:37:35 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: rellimpank

Just why in the hell are we placing our troops in danger in a third world cesspool when there are plenty of nations in Africa capable of doing that job?

Congress needs to give this Moron acting as President a deadline to get those troops out of there.This mission is not in the national interests of the United States anymore than the fiasco in Egypt or Libya for that matter.


10 posted on 02/15/2012 11:39:29 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: rellimpank

The president made this announcement in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Friday afternoon
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And what does Boehner say/do? ....waiting....


11 posted on 02/15/2012 11:39:52 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

We could import disease and genocide...


12 posted on 02/15/2012 11:40:30 AM PST by EEGator
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To: rellimpank

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-un3k2cudSs&feature=related


13 posted on 02/15/2012 11:43:13 AM PST by tumblindice (Whitey-American: Taxed Enough Already)
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To: rellimpank

100 combat-equipped U.S. forces to help regional forces

Translation.....100 members of the Special Operations Community, probably Army Special Forces, given that one of their main task’s is Foreign Internal Defense. To go and solve someone else’s problem. Hmmmmmm!!!!!

Another translation....lets send 100 highly trained and experienced men to a true 3rd World country in every sense, to seek out and kill what is nothing but a bunch of unskilled, untrained, Khat eating savages. I work around Ugandans all day, every day. If people knew and acknowledged what their society is like, from what I’ve seen, they wouldn’t send anyone.

But we’re afraid to take on the Iranians, Russians and China in their support of the carnage in Syria. Of course, once the GI’s are done, with this guys head on a stick, it’ll be.....I AIN’T AFRAID TO USE OUR MILITARY. I AIN’T NO APPEASER.


14 posted on 02/15/2012 11:44:04 AM PST by qaz123
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To: mrmeyer

Idi Obama has to get his next gig lined up in case he can’t pull off stealing this election.

Getting his own personal army in place and killing the opposition must be the first order of business.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 11:44:04 AM PST by digger48
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16 posted on 02/15/2012 11:46:38 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yay for being the world police!!!


17 posted on 02/15/2012 11:55:31 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: Drill Thrawl
This is not what we fund our armed forces for. This is not what young Americans enlist for. This is not authorized in our Constitution, nor in any sense equivalent to one of our actions in the Cold War, where the real mission was to defend America.

Moreover, the idea that Americans can be sent into jungle combat for no reason but the whim of a would be dictator, seeking to build some form of Marxist influenced redistributive "World Order," is a real morale killer for those who have signed up to defend America, her Constitution & heritage.

Congress needs to make certain that this sort of adventure is not authorized in the Defense or any other budget. This sort of intrusion into other nations' civil wars, where we have no legitimate issue, has been considered unacceptable in international affairs for centuries. But, of course, those who do not respect American sovereignty would not be likely to respect anyone else's.

(And yes, respecting other nation's sovereignty means letting them defend against their own guerrilla movements.)

William Flax

18 posted on 02/15/2012 11:57:44 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: rellimpank

I’m sure the Code Pink gals will be protesting any time now ...


19 posted on 02/15/2012 12:05:35 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Doctor 2Brains; edcoil

The so-called “Lord’s Resistance Army” is basically a large drug fueled gang which uses children as “soldiers” and whose only policy is to loot, rape, murder and destroy.


20 posted on 02/15/2012 12:11:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Joseph Kony is a monster - but this is a misuse of our precious warriors.

That being said, you can bet if he were a Muzzie, Obama would never have sent troops there.

21 posted on 02/15/2012 12:13:20 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-un3k2cudSs&feature=related


22 posted on 02/15/2012 12:15:09 PM PST by tumblindice (Whitey-American: Taxed Enough Already)
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To: Retired Greyhound

AGREED!


23 posted on 02/15/2012 12:16:21 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: puppypusher

Sending white boys to their death.


24 posted on 02/15/2012 12:22:49 PM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: gathersnomoss

Heart of Darkness, Part Deux.


25 posted on 02/15/2012 12:24:19 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
“Exactly how does this further U.S. national security interests.”
There are untapped oil reserves there and removal of oil producers that don't want to play nice,economically speaking. Namely Iran who now accepts euros as well as rupees for their oil instead of only dollars. Israel will move on Iran soon and the ME will get very hot for awhile so we are looking to cultivate other sources of oil for the future and hopefully displace China in the process.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Sudan#Oil
http://www.economist.com/node/15825780
26 posted on 02/15/2012 12:31:33 PM PST by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Joseph Kony is a monster”

So is Hussein obama.


27 posted on 02/15/2012 12:33:53 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: qaz123

If the mission is to “snatch” the leader of the “Lord’s Army” then I doubt that this is the familiar military training mission. They are putting Special Forces Operators in-country to gather intel for the purpose of taking direct military action using our military forces.

President Obama is totally caught up in playing Rambo.


28 posted on 02/15/2012 12:33:53 PM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: rellimpank
100 troops.

Enough to get killed, not enough to really win.

Just like every other American "war" in the last fifty years.

29 posted on 02/15/2012 12:33:53 PM PST by Notary Sojac (A liberal, a conservative, and a moderate walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Hi. Mitt!!".)
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To: Polynikes

In that case, can we just deploy our armed forces to all the places in this country where we are not allowed to drill? It will be a lot cheaper and none of the boys in uniform will get killed doing the mission.


30 posted on 02/15/2012 12:35:19 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: BenLurkin
The so-called “Lord’s Resistance Army” is basically a large drug fueled gang which uses children as “soldiers”...

Kinda like the Democrats, dontcha think?

31 posted on 02/15/2012 12:36:01 PM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Tallguy

The next stage of evolution of the ‘Rat party here in America.


32 posted on 02/15/2012 12:38:05 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
You might want to do a little research.

That the LRA are terrorist, there is no doubt.

Oh, and right next door is this country called the Democratic Republic of Congo. There they mine lots of uranium.

Terrorist and Uranium. Does that further U.S. national interest?

33 posted on 02/15/2012 12:53:24 PM PST by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“Exactly how does this further U.S. national security interests. Do we trade anything with Uganda? Are they a regional partner with us? Enquiring minds want to know.”

I assume Zero has already started talking to Congress about getting War Powers Act authorization.


34 posted on 02/15/2012 12:53:41 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: rellimpank

Two weeks after winning a Nobel Peace Prize, this bozo sends 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, sends troops and drones into Pakistan, Libya, Iran, Somalia, Yemen and now this...

Warmonger!
Where is Code Pink?


35 posted on 02/15/2012 2:22:05 PM PST by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Old Teufel Hunden; All

If I’m not mistaken, Uganda sent troops to Somalia to fight
the Al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab basically for us. This is our repaying them. Quid pro quo, one might say. Also, there’s Uranium and Oil in that part of Africa.


36 posted on 02/15/2012 3:13:54 PM PST by Jacob Kell (Osama/Obama the only difference is BS.)
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To: Tallguy

that is exactly what is happening. treating thses guys like they’re the guys in Call of Duty. He sends in the Pro’s to go against the kids in the playground. Problem is, none of those kids has to be good, they ust have to be lucky with one bullet. All to show everyone how tough he is.


37 posted on 02/15/2012 3:57:13 PM PST by qaz123
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Do we trade anything with Uganda?

Bodies. We utilized them as guards in at our bases in Iraq. They were cheap, and your tax dollars paid for that poor excuse of security.

IMO, this is a ploy by SOCEUR and AfriCom to make a name for themselves, much like was done in the Philippines in 04-05.

38 posted on 02/15/2012 5:37:46 PM PST by Sarajevo (Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental)
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To: fireforeffect
"That the LRA are terrorist, there is no doubt."

Okay, the LRA are terrorists, but have they ever threatened us in any way? I believe the answer is no. We can't go around the world destroying terrorists just because they are terrorists. The whole world's terrorist problems are not necessarily our terrorist problems. I feel for the people of Uganda, but I don't believe American blood should be shed for everyone else's terrorist problems.

"Oh, and right next door is this country called the Democratic Republic of Congo. There they mine lots of uranium."

So now a country that has no U.S. national interest to us borders a country that has uranium mines and all of the sudden that's in our national interests. When they start threatening those uranium mines, then it's in our national interests. However, I did not hear that as a reason given. This sounds tenous at best.
39 posted on 02/16/2012 4:24:43 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Jacob Kell
"If I’m not mistaken, Uganda sent troops to Somalia to fight the Al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab basically for us. This is our repaying them. Quid pro quo, one might say."

Well, that sounds like the best reasoning I've heard so far. I'm okay with that, but these guys better be advisors only. In the rear with the gear. However, if it's special forces I can see where they would not want to stay in the rear and may push themselves into the fray.
40 posted on 02/16/2012 4:27:50 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: BenLurkin
The so-called “Lord’s Resistance Army” is basically a large drug fueled gang which uses children as “soldiers” and whose only policy is to loot, rape, murder and destroy.

Sounds like they have a lot in common with our current crop of politicians.

41 posted on 02/16/2012 2:32:19 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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