Skip to comments.American Soldiers Help Mozambique Battle an Expanding ISIS Affiliate
Posted on 03/15/2021 7:07:37 PM PDT by Theoria
With a small military training program, the United States military has joined efforts to fight a brutal insurgency that has devastated northern Mozambique.
American Special Forces soldiers began training Mozambican troops this week as part of an effort to repel a spreading insurgency in northeastern Mozambique that American officials say is linked to the Islamic State. The insurgency, near some of the world’s biggest gas reserves, has killed at least 2,000 civilians and displaced another 670,000.
The American program is modest in size and scope: a dozen Army Green Berets are to train Mozambican marines for the next two months. But it signals the entry of the United States military into a counterinsurgency effort that has been aided so far mainly by South African mercenaries, who have faced accusations of human rights abuses.
The war in Mozambique is part of an alarming expansion of insurgencies believed to have ties to the Islamic State in several parts of Africa. In the past year, militants have captured swaths of territory in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, including a port on the Indian Ocean, and beheaded hundreds of civilians, according to human rights groups.
“I don’t think anyone saw this coming,” Col. Richard Schmidt, the deputy commander of U.S. Special Operations Forces in Africa, said in a telephone interview from Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. “For this to crop up so quickly is concerning.”
Last week the United States formally designated the group, known locally as Al-Sunna wa Jama’a, as a global terrorist entity and imposed sanctions on its leader, named by American officials as Abu Yasir Hassan.
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How long before we start taking in refugees from there?
We already have Teresa Heinz!
> The forever war expands to southern Africa. <
“He who defends everything defends nothing.”
Frederick the Great
We shouldn’t be in Africa. There is no US interest there.
Maybe send the a C-5A load of machetes and tell them if they don’t wanna be moslem, they know what to do.
Mozambique...right next to South Africa and Zimbabwe.
When Shadow-pResident 0bama finds out about this, he will get Biden to order the Military to change sides and support ISIS, which is his creation.
“Team America, World Police!”
How many times have we been down this rat hole?
I used to practice “Mozambique Drills” before arthritis reduced my pistol shooting days.
In the history of our country.. what happens when we start training and funding some opposition group? Lemme think.
So what kind of deal does the biden, pelosi, Kennedy and or clinton kids have there?
Rhodesia was doomed when Mozambique and Angola were granted their independence by Portugal in 1975; whereas before they could get supplies from the Portuguese, and cooperated with them in their own fight against the Soviet-backed communists in all three places, they ended up with hostile black communist governments on both sides. Five years later, they gave it up.
All four (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique) are examples of the failure of “black self-determination”...
All four (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique) are examples of the failure of “black self-determination”...Maybe so. But still great successes for the ruling classes of Europe, the UK, and the USA.
The CIA REALLY has them there for the CIA to get/control/profit off of/etc. the gas for the CIA and their contractors/etc. cohorts, and ALL other domestic and foreign enemies of America.
More of the CIA/feds. etc. turning our military into a supposedly “glorified” police force (per the CIA). Instead of a war-fighting force... :(
Yep, and the story is the Soviets killed Somora Michel with that plane crash when he renounced Communism.
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