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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:37 PM

US Deploying Troops To 35 African Countries

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...because our enormously expensive and ever expanding military isn't in enough countries yet.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33431.htm

<> Citing a growing threat from extremist groups, including those with ties to al-Qaeda, the Department of Defense is hoping to install American soldiers overseas in order to prepare local troops there for any future crises as tensions escalate.

Earlier this month, DoD sources with insider knowledge told the Washington Post that US troops will soon be en route to the nation of Mali in order to thwart the emerging threat of Islamic extremists, including al-Qaeda aligned insurgents. With the latest news from the Pentagon, though, Mali will be just one of many African nations hosting US troops in the coming year.

According to the AP’s update this week, soldiers will be sent overseas in the new year to assist only with training and equipping efforts, and are not necessarily permitted to participate in military operations. Should the Pentagon ask the troops to engage in battle, however, the secretary of defense could sign off on an order that would allow as much.

Other: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/12/26/headlines/us_army_teams_heading_to_35_african_countries


WTF WTF WTF WTF ...mean while the talk of cutting funds for the poor and elderly go on!



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Reply US Deploying Troops To 35 African Countries (Original post)
L0oniX Dec 2012 OP
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #1
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #2
L0oniX Dec 2012 #3
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #4
Steele1762 Dec 2012 #5
Quantess Dec 2012 #6
valerief Dec 2012 #7
underpants Dec 2012 #8
L0oniX Dec 2012 #10
Bonobo Dec 2012 #9
pasto76 Dec 2012 #12
Bonobo Dec 2012 #15
L0oniX Dec 2012 #17
Bonobo Dec 2012 #20
L0oniX Dec 2012 #16
Arctic Dave Dec 2012 #22
Gumboot Dec 2012 #11
pasto76 Dec 2012 #13
On the Road Dec 2012 #14
Mnpaul Dec 2012 #18
blkmusclmachine Dec 2012 #19
dflprincess Dec 2012 #21
JReed Dec 2012 #23
SidDithers Dec 2012 #24
L0oniX Dec 2012 #25
bongbong Dec 2012 #26

Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:45 PM

1. what could go wrong?

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:54 PM

2. As history repeats with the US. "The Rise and Fall of the British Empire"

In Mark Curtis' eye-opening book 'Web of Deceit: Britain's Real Role in the World', the realities of British power and greed are encapsulated in factual chapters, which have been written after studying declassified information of Britain's role in a number of global situations. This is truth, from the horse's mouth so to speak, and it does not make particularly edifying reading. As well as his page by page dissection of well-spread lies by the British elite when tackling popular uprisings in Africa, British Guiana and many other places throughout the 20th century, he criticises the media, even the liberal, intellectual and so-called independent media and journalists, for largely ignoring the injustices sown by Britain. This speaks of a bigger picture, and of the class structures within Britain itself, where individuals have colluded and conspired to ignore unpalatable realities so long as they in some ways benefited. In present day terms, we might well ask why in Britain, at the heart of a modern democracy, there are vast gulfs of wealth disparity between rich and poor, and we might ask why a country awash with wealth and resources should become even more divided than poorer countries, with an immoral class system that remains basically unquestioned at this time.

Mark Curtis writes, in his aforementioned book: "The reality is that British governments bear significant responsibility for global poverty-not only as a former colonial power that shaped many of the current unjust structures, but in their championing of a world trade system and economic ideology that enriches the few and impoverishes many more...Yet I do not think I have ever seen a media article that mentions that Britain might in some way systematically contribute to poverty in the world. Is this not extraordinary?" Remarkable certainly, and extraordinary perhaps so, but somehow this tallies with everything anyone who merely wishes to be honest about the British Empire, and about the realities of empire; those of unequal power and wealth relations, and of little or no moral culpability or responsibility. The fuel of the British Empire was not coal or wool after all, but an incredible lack of concern for those trampled underfoot in the quest for bigger and bigger profits.

And just as Britain, like America, has traditionally backed right-wing dictators and right-wing monarchies and powers in other countries around the world, those regimes often denying even basic rights to the mass of their own people, so Britain has learnt these injustices well, and kept large amounts of British people in the dark, and in poor paying jobs, in run-down areas economically, whilst allowing other groups to prosper often unjustly at the expense of those who are politically, economically and socially oppressed. Sound familiar? I expect it does.


http://britishempire.co.uk/article/liverpool.htm

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:56 PM

3. Plenty of parallels with what lead up to the fall of Rome too.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:11 PM

4. Yep! We are on a very dangerous path and history is clear on the results. ... but, the MIC

profits are sooo great and who can resist, $$$$$ loves $$$$. Everyone gets to share all the way around, except the dead, maimed, persecuted and oppressed. And the rest of us.

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:43 PM

5. Money for us

 

American government will do anything for money

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:17 PM

6. Great idea!

/sarcasm

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:37 PM

7. We must, because there just aren't enough sick and dead people in the world. nt

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:39 PM

8. Africa is an untapped market, untapped for justifying the DoD spending.

We can spend lots of money in that Africa country

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Response to underpants (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:44 PM

10. Of course ...we need the military to deliver food to all the starving children.

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:43 PM

9. But for God's sake, don't lay the blame on Obama.

That might make you -cringe- a "hater".

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:13 PM

12. what blame. you are delusional if you think the 'terrorist problem' has been 'fixed'

plenty of real life bad guys out there. Allowing them to gain a foothold anywhere, like they did in the 90s, is a bad option for everyone.

but dont worry, people like me will continue to do the dirty work, so you can be ultra kewl on an internet forum. or am I -cringe- a hater?

schmuck.

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Response to pasto76 (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:20 PM

15. Yeah, go make the US even more hated than they are now.

Thanks for protecting my freedom. Snort. And go get those bad guys!

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:27 PM

17. I'm sure the homeless and hungry children appreciate him doing all the "dirty work".

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:37 PM

20. Think how much worse it would be for them if we didn't have such heroes to get the bad guys! nt

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Response to pasto76 (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:25 PM

16. LMAO

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Response to pasto76 (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:09 AM

22. Get over yourself.

 

Did you ever think that maybe you are the terrorist of the world.

Of course because your ultra kewl. Derp.

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:13 PM

11. I'm calling major BS on this 'story'.

This has nothing to do with terr-ism, this is all about Americorp's upcoming resource theft(s) from Africa.

And it will all paid for by We, The Taxpayers.

FFS, hasn't Africa suffered enough yet from war and unrest?





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Response to Gumboot (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:16 PM

13. calls BS all you want.

your last line is moronic as well. war and unrest comes from the next warlord/extremist group that has guns.

my brother has been working in africa for 10 years now. It's quite a dangerous place in some countries. he is changing his travel plans almost daily.

and btw, while we were busy in iraq, china and russia have been busy in africa. We're a little late to this game. by like a decade.

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:16 PM

14. This is an Outrage?

...soldiers will be sent overseas in the new year to assist only with training and equipping efforts, and are not necessarily permitted to participate in military operations.

The situation in Mali is the most pressing. My understanding is that the multinational force will be all African, but they will have better success after being trained and probably supplied with intellegence. That's probably the best way for northern Mali to be handled, both for the US and the region.

The fact that the article focuses on the potential number of countries rather than the dollar amounts or the number of troops suggests that Africa is not going to be that signficant in the overall defense budget.

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Response to On the Road (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:30 PM

18. You do realize....

that is how we got involved in Vietnam, don't you?

We are just sending advisors, we are just training soldiers.

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:34 PM

19. The MIC appetite cannot be quenched:

Austerity Now! Austerity Forever!

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"Are you in?" asked Rev. Rick Warren (2010)

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:37 PM

21. "Send the Marines" -- Tom Lehrer



"Quit calling it agression
We hate that expression.
We only want the world to know
That we support the status quo."

Always money for killing people, but not for taking care of them.

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:43 AM

23. Related

 

In my two volumes on terrorism and the global war on terror (GWOT) in the Sahara-Sahel, The Dark Sahara (Pluto, 2009) and The Dying Sahara (Pluto 2012, in press), I describe and give detailed evidence of how Algeria’s DRS has colluded with western military intelligence in fabricating ‘false-flag’ terrorism to justify the West’s GWOT in Africa. The two volumes detail how AQIM was created by the DRS; how the DRS has been behind almost all of the more than 60 kidnaps of western hostages in the region since 2003 and how it has worked with the US, UK and French intelligence services in promoting the GWOT, state terrorism and co-called counter-terrorism policies.

What we have seen unfold in Mali during 2012 is merely the latest manifestation of the way in which the DRS has used the ‘terrorists’ that it has created to further the interests of Algeria’s ‘mafiosi’ state.


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http://www.opendemocracy.net/jeremy-h-keenan/algerian-state-terrorism-and-atrocities-in-northern-mali

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:46 AM

24. Russia Today. LOL...nt

Sid

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Response to L0oniX (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:19 PM

26. Look for the "Africa Aquifier" jpeg

 

There's at least part of the reason. Huge underground water resources.

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