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Army teams going to Africa as terror threat grows (35 new wars!)
AP, via Stras & Stripes ^ | December 24, 2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR

Posted on 12/24/2012 4:41:27 PM PST by Timber Rattler

A U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations early next year, part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists and give the U.S. a ready and trained force to dispatch to Africa if crises requiring the U.S. military emerge.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: africa; army; terror; usarmy
Of course nothing could possibly go wrong with this latest scheme...
1 posted on 12/24/2012 4:41:37 PM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Hey, that’s great!

I’m sure we will lose 35 of them.


2 posted on 12/24/2012 4:45:42 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Nothing is worse than African wars. Even the mideast is a cakewalk compared to what our soldiers will see in Africa.


3 posted on 12/24/2012 4:45:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yaaay...!

After building GIRLS schools in Afghanistan, and trying to start FEMINISM there, NOW for the topper we will —what?— jump over the moon? NOPE..!

Think bigger..!

We’ll SAVE AFRICA FROM **SOMETHING**..!!!

Ya want YOUR kid fighting there? Huh...? For anything...?

THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT..!!!


4 posted on 12/24/2012 4:49:50 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Timber Rattler
Slash military funding and send 'em off to fight even more wars.. the progressive New Normal run the country like it's make-believe on a 1960s college campus. Don't you just love them?


5 posted on 12/24/2012 4:52:24 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: cripplecreek
Did you catch THIS part?

McKenna acknowledged the challenge, but said the military has to tap its conventional fighting forces for this task because there aren't enough special operations forces to meet the global training needs.

(snip)

The brigade will be carved up into different teams designed to meet the specific needs of each African nation. As the year goes on, the teams will travel from Fort Riley to those nations - all while trying to avoid any appearance of a large U.S. military footprint.

No Green Berets...just regular Army grunts trying to teach the African militias while supposedly staying incognito.

6 posted on 12/24/2012 4:52:50 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Yeah, good to know we won’t be wasting any of our diminished defense budget on unnecessary stuff like, you know, defending our own country.


7 posted on 12/24/2012 5:00:31 PM PST by Argus
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To: Timber Rattler

That’s right, the “fiscal cliff” is real relevent isn’t it, as U.S. military contractor fascism no problem ever, marches on.


8 posted on 12/24/2012 5:03:40 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Timber Rattler

“Avoiding the appearance of a large military footprint” :

1. Somalia

2. Bengazi

GRAB THE “OH SH&T.!” HANDLES..!


9 posted on 12/24/2012 5:07:24 PM PST by gaijin
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To: All
Playing at being an American administration, Obama Jivethon's Lying Circus..

"Gotta help my people enough already helping whites all the time.. let's see.. not enough regulars.. bingo! I can get a two fer. I'll send National Guard to Africa that will open jobs for the millions of unemployed here!"

10 posted on 12/24/2012 5:09:42 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Timber Rattler
Bungle in the Jungle... BOHICA!!!
11 posted on 12/24/2012 5:12:24 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Timber Rattler

Obama’s adventures in intervention are the 21st century version of what was known to the English as “the white man’s burden.”


12 posted on 12/24/2012 5:15:15 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Timber Rattler

Chief Kenyan is up to something.


13 posted on 12/24/2012 5:18:17 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: Timber Rattler

I still believe a “hidden power” is telling him what to do. In fact, this power is telling all the politicians what to do. Bilderberger?

This will spread our defenses even more. After Jan 20th he will announce he’s sign an EO eliminating all nukes. And I doubt one general will have the balls to even protest.


14 posted on 12/24/2012 5:21:47 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'm here for the entertainment....and I know there are people I don't like who are reading my posts.)
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To: Timber Rattler

My first thought was that the “political unreliables” will be the first to be deployed.

My second thought was “When are these poor guys going to be allowed to be deployed at home for a full tour?”


15 posted on 12/24/2012 5:32:16 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: Timber Rattler
No Green Berets...just regular Army grunts trying to teach the African militias while supposedly staying incognito.

I'm sure THAT will turn out well -- NOT.

Using Special Forces would make at least SOME sense, because their primary mission involves working with, and training, local forces. It would be good experience for SF team members.

Sending people with no training in the subject? Not so much.

16 posted on 12/24/2012 5:32:44 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Time to protest!


17 posted on 12/24/2012 5:33:25 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: huldah1776
I have a nephew, gets sent to Afghan for 4-5 months every year. Last time he came home, was up for a visit, hunting trip, and he said we ain't leaving Afghanistan (be there 50 years like Korea), just transitioning from reg army units to more specialized units that suffer less casualties; highly trained/skilled killers and such. Said that we were building all kinds of infrastructure (roads, FOB's ect) to hold what was necessary to keep the Taliban in check in the future.

About 1 1/2 years back, he said they had a big future mission in the horn of Africa, (terrorism and such) in a year or two. I said Big "O" might get re-elected and he won't send Americans. He told me that decisions like this are made by people above the President,no joke. He said they have this all planned out years in advance. I bet what he was telling me was the complete truth and probably for the greater good of America in the end anyway.

18 posted on 12/24/2012 5:42:35 PM PST by Eska
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To: Terry Mross

With Valerie Jarrett in his ear constantly, I have no doubt.

I don’t know how we can take another 4 years.


19 posted on 12/24/2012 5:46:13 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Timber Rattler
This administration is not afraid of screwing up real big.
We don't know if this will work at all, so let's try it in 35 different hellholes with untrained soldiers. Good idea.
Will they be allowed to use bullets?

20 posted on 12/24/2012 5:49:52 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Timber Rattler

Fafrica!


21 posted on 12/24/2012 5:50:52 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Eska

“He told me that decisions like this are made by people above the President,no joke.”

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The power behind the throne is what we have to fear.

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22 posted on 12/24/2012 5:54:14 PM PST by Mears
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To: Timber Rattler

I feel bad for our soldiers serving in combat zones under the command of this regime. The rules of engagement are bad enough but these cowards will turn their back on our soldiers when their lives are on the line. Words like honor, sacrifice, dedication and duty mean nothing to pantywaist politicians.


23 posted on 12/24/2012 5:54:57 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To help Islam wipe out the remaining Christians?


24 posted on 12/24/2012 5:55:54 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: cripplecreek

Sounds like a excellent training opportunity for the new, openly homosexual soldiers. I’m all in favor.


25 posted on 12/24/2012 6:00:57 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Timber Rattler
Terrorists in 35 countries get training in modern warfare by fighting our troops as test subjects. They don't care if they lose 100 to 1. The survivors will train the rest in what does and doesn't work against American soldiers.

Then after we evacuate from multiple countries they all become terrorist strongholds, Afghanistans x 35 pouring their fanatics across Africa and into the well worn immigration road to Europe and the Baltic countries, completing the invasion already in progress and then focusing attention on Russia. Western Europe is already flooded with Muslims fulfilling a support role, whether they mean to or not. They become the safe houses and bases of operation for the real terrorists we are helping to train.

What do you think the purpose is, of wars we are not allowed to win? Of insanely restrictive orders of operation? To win hearts and minds?

Obama has begun this same process with us...Thousands from Terrorist-Sponsoring Nations Entering US on "Diversity Visas"

Just being pessimistic, I suppose...who knows, maybe it'll end up with African democracy and liberty and happy peaceful pygmys riding skittle pooping unicorns across the land.../s

26 posted on 12/24/2012 6:39:16 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: Timber Rattler

Good thing Obama is anti-war!!


27 posted on 12/24/2012 6:42:41 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Timber Rattler

More missions.....less money. Let’s send the food stamp recipients over there. Earn that money.


28 posted on 12/24/2012 6:53:32 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Kony 2013?


29 posted on 12/24/2012 7:03:34 PM PST by Hayride
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To: Timber Rattler

The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 was awarded to Barack H. Obama ”for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”.


30 posted on 12/24/2012 7:22:08 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: gaijin

Kenya must be saved to become the fifty first state. Then he can declare himself retroactively eligible for the Presidency


31 posted on 12/24/2012 7:46:51 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

OMG - obozo is preparing to begin the African Spring. His endgame is purely evil.


32 posted on 12/24/2012 8:36:21 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Timber Rattler
The goal is to get as much of the military out of the country as possible. They won't be able to vote or to quell a martial law takeover using... "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded as the military."

Just think, he could start by populating schools with unionized Federal police!

33 posted on 12/24/2012 8:40:16 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Carry_Okie
“The goal is to get as much of the military out of the country as possible. They won't be able to vote or to quell a martial law takeover using... 'a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded as the military.'”

Exactly.

34 posted on 12/24/2012 8:45:30 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Timber Rattler

“Gen. Carter Ham, the top U.S. commander in Africa, noted that the brigade has a small drone capability that could be useful in Africa. But he also acknowledged that he would need special permission to tap it for that kind of mission.

“’If they want them for (military) operations, the brigade is our first sourcing solution because they’re prepared,’ said Gen. David Rodriguez, the head of U.S. Army Forces Command. ‘But that has to go back to the secretary of defense to get an execute order.’”

Looks like they are waiting for an “execute order” to employ kamikaze mini-drones, like Switchblade, on the Saharan and Sub-Saharan Islamists.

http://defense-update.com/20110902_switchblade.html

“The Switchblade air vehicle launches from a small tube that can be carried in a backpack and transmits live color video wirelessly for display on AeroVironment’s standard small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) ground control unit. Upon confirming the target using the live video feed, the operator then sends a command to the air vehicle to arm it and lock its trajectory onto the target. Flying quietly at high speed the Switchblade delivers its onboard explosive payload with precision while minimizing collateral damage. With the ability to call off a strike even after the air vehicle is armed, Switchblade provides a level of control not available in other weapon systems.”

The US must realize that as it employs drones against Islamists, Islamists will learn how to employ them as asymmetric weapons against us, as the have so frequently done with other technology before (see my tag line).


35 posted on 12/24/2012 8:49:54 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: PapaBear3625

Using Special Forces would make at least SOME sense, because their primary mission involves working with, and training, local forces. It would be good experience for SF team members.

Sending people with no training in the subject? Not so much

nothing more than planned failure


36 posted on 12/24/2012 9:10:37 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: Timber Rattler

This government no longer has moral or legal standing. Like a rabid dog, it should be put down.


37 posted on 12/25/2012 4:38:16 AM PST by gotribe
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To: Timber Rattler

Perhaps that loud mouth skank Medea Benjamin should be all pissed off that her Marxist lout Obama is engaging in more wars. Instead she interrupts Wayne LaPierre and wants to strip the rights of Americans.


38 posted on 12/25/2012 5:01:19 AM PST by dforest
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To: Argus

We also won’t know if any of our troops die in these African war efforts. The media simply won’t report it.


39 posted on 12/25/2012 5:03:08 AM PST by dforest
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To: Timber Rattler

Us old vets well remember in the early 60’s when “advisers” were sent to Viet Nam to “train” their army.

Gee whiz! Guess what that turned out to be and how many Americans were killed for a totally useless military action where the communist “kicked our ass” due to micro-management from Washington.

So, it begins again. It’s even worse this time since the only reason we are going into Africa is due to our African President’s devotion to his home country and relatives.


40 posted on 12/25/2012 7:30:07 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Timber Rattler

Here’s another possibility.

This morning, I flipped on the TV for a weather check. As all the sets here are on FNN, I caught an exchange between talking head Colby and FNN’s military expert.

The expert was describing a plan by the Pentagon to send groups of 25 to 35 specially trained American soldiers into 35 African countries. The ostensible purpose? To allow us to develop the “cultural awareness” of these nations we lacked in Vietnam. He offered that the lack of “cultural awareness” caused us to lose there. He further opined that such a program will head off further al-Qaeda inroads into those areas. (That Vietnam was essentially a civil war in which we should never have involved ourselves is a discussion for another time.)

Given the philosophy, and to those who have been paying attention, the clear goals of Obama and his band of America-hating thugs, I see a more sinister objective in this proposal: These groups of Americans will provide convenient “trigger points” for more U.S. military involvement on a largely ungovernable and savage continent from which countless European nations have fled.

U.S. involvement would provide Obama several benefits:

It would move thousands of jobless men and women out of this country, taking pressure off the destructive and failed Obama economic policies;

It would increase the outflow of American blood and treasure, further weakening this country;

It would give a boost to the military-industrial-banking complex (which many now see as separate and distinct from the small business economy in which most of us live and about which, for you who have no knowledge of history, President and GENERAL OF THE ARMY Eisenhower warned us 5 decades ago!) that Obama professes to hate. He DOES NOT hate them but embraces the banks and huge multinationals that have provided him millions in campaign funds and scores of administration functionaries;

FDR proved that there’s nothing quite like multiple foreign war fronts to increase the power of the U.S. government and to herd an ignorant and dumbed down populace of what one writer recently called “feral adolescents” into the socialist corral Obama is building for them – and us.

Here’s the scenario:

It’s just after the 2016 election. Groups of 30 American personnel have recently been deployed to these 35 regions. Since they are there to “nation build” and to acquire “cultural awareness” and the John Kerry run State Department wants to avoid angering the locals and INSISTS they be unarmed or only lightly so.

Word had quickly spread to the muzzie radicals that the stupid Americans have spared them the need to go hunting for infidels to kill by sending over 1,000 of them into THEIR killing field.

The muzzies put together a plan and almost simultaneously hit all 35 groups.

Radio calls pour into the Situation Room from the besieged groups pleading for help. President-for-Life Obama is called from the Belvoir golf course and he, his flunkies and Secretary of State John Kerry listen. At one critical point early in the event, Kerry was overheard to tell Obama that he’d just taken a call from his old pal from the Vietnam protest days, Jane Fonda. She told him that she’d heard that some of the Americans had been committing “atrocities and rapes” and these attacks by these otherwise peaceful Muslims were probably just payback.

1,050 Americans, along with the locals who were cooperating with them, are slaughtered like the sacrificial lambs they were intended to be all along.

Calls come from naval commanders aboard carriers off the African coast. They, too, have been monitoring the frantic calls for help. They ask the White House to deploy Seal manned extraction choppers and fighter air cover. And, as was the case in Benghazi, permission is DENIED!

Once it is confirmed that all 1,050 are dead, all civilian and military personnel privy to the radio traffic that day are sworn to secrecy and advised of the severe penalties for breaking silence. All documents flowing from the event are destroyed or declared TOP SECRET.

A tearful Obama goes on Teleprompter that night to describe the slaughter of the 1,050 brave American sons, brothers and husbands. Without asking Congress, he announces that he is immediately ordering a full scale war mobilization to avenge this brutal attack. He names as the attackers agents and soldiers of Israel, Great Britain, France and several other Western European nations.

He tells the cheering throngs of LOW INFORMATION
“citizens” (Obama voters) gathered around the large outdoor telescreens now common in all big cities that joining us as “allies” in this effort will be the newly “democratic” nations of Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Iran. And that the campaign will begin just as soon as over 100,000 troops from these nations arrive here for “special training”.

And, to insure “national unity” and that we all “come together” in this vital effort, he has activated a number of Executive Orders shutting down any Internet sites which he feels are opposed to his policies and that the new National Security Corps will begin a round-up of those whose names have made their way onto the several lists of “subversives” he has compiled over the 8 years of his first two terms. Since the Constitution was suspended in 2014, the Second Amendment is no more and the round-up should proceed without incident as these “subversives” are unarmed. These “subversives” will be sent to one of the 2 dozen “reeducation camps” now in place around the country.

In addition, as this will no doubt be a very protracted conflict, new national elections are being suspended.

The next day, newspapers across the country cite the details of the attacks complete with a list of our new European “enemies”.

Thus America and the world take another GIANT step into the slavery being planned as you read this.


41 posted on 12/27/2012 8:08:51 PM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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