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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:51 PM

 

U.S. Sending GUNS to 35 African Nations- we can't afford this bullshit!

Guns kill, and they kill people overseas in our name.

The U.S. is sending troops to 35 African nations under the guise of fighting Al Qaeda and related terrorists.

Democracy Now notes:
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/12/26/headlines

U.S. Army teams will be deploying to as many as 35 African countries early next year for training programs and other operations as part of an increased Pentagon role in Africa. The move would see small teams of U.S. troops dispatched to countries with groups allegedly linked to al-Qaeda, such as Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger. The teams are from a U.S. brigade that has the capability to use drones for military operations in Africa if granted permission. The deployment could also potentially lay the groundwork for future U.S. military intervention in Africa.


NPR reports:
http://www.npr.org/2012/12/25/168008525/u-s-military-builds-up-its-presence-in-africa
will be able to take part in nearly 100 separate training and military exercises next year, in nearly three dozen African countries


Glenn Ford writes:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-u-s-military-swarms-over-africa/5318560
The 2nd Brigade is scheduled to hold more than 100 military exercises in 35 countries, most of which have no al-Qaida presence. So, although there is no doubt that the U.S. will be deeply involved in the impending military operation in Mali, the 2nd Brigadeís deployment is a much larger assignment, aimed at making all of Africa a theater of U.S. military operations. The situation in Mali is simply a convenient, after-the-fact rationale for a long-planned expansion of the U.S. military footprint in Africa.


Timothy Alexander Guzman argues:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-invades-africa-the-resource-war-and-the-invasion-of-mali/5315477

AFRICOMís goal is to eliminate China and other countries influence in the region. Africaís natural resources is another important element to consider because it includes oil, diamonds, copper, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, bauxite, silver, petroleum, certain woods and tropical fruits.




Is it time to write a petition to the white House to end the war on terror?

Because I think Smedley Butler had something to say about these types of military endeavors

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

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Reply U.S. Sending GUNS to 35 African Nations- we can't afford this bullshit! (Original post)
Follow The Money Jan 2013 OP
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #1
kelliekat44 Jan 2013 #8
whatchamacallit Jan 2013 #2
arcane1 Jan 2013 #3
malthaussen Jan 2013 #4
L0oniX Jan 2013 #5
RobertEarl Jan 2013 #6
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #7
Follow The Money Jan 2013 #9
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Follow The Money Jan 2013 #11

Response to Follow The Money (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:58 PM

1. Sending troops to Africa seems all the rage.

French troops in Mali; Hollande vows to stop Islamists

http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-france-troops-mali-20130111,0,5806354.story

@#$% Socialists!

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:49 PM

8. We have to plant the war machine somewhere so it can grow and flourish.

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Response to Follow The Money (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:58 PM

2. Good luck

As long as it's a democratic president committing atrocities for our corporate masters, it's A-OK with DUers.

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Response to Follow The Money (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:58 PM

3. The War on Terra

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Response to Follow The Money (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:03 PM

4. Started last year

Those of us who suggested at the time that there would be further escalation were responded to in expected fashion. But while scanning Africa, don't forget South America:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x3864835

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11087734

"War against Terra" indeed.

-- Mal

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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:29 PM

5. US military ...the largest GUN NUT in the hood. Sick and hypocritical!

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Response to Follow The Money (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:36 PM

6. Africa: The final Earthly Frontier

And the all-American cowboy with his modern six-shooter riding the new age horse of the helicopter and jet, will go in with guns-a-blazing and settle who owns what once and forever.

China, of course, may have other designs.

Here we go, yeehah, get 'em cowboy.

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Response to Follow The Money (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:40 PM

7. I have no problem destroying the nuts who are vandalizing Timbuktu.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:37 PM

9. ah, protecting us from cashews, that makes more sense than the official story

 

35 countries, most of which have no al-Qaida presence.

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Response to Follow The Money (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:41 PM

10. I vote leave

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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:01 PM

11. what we do to others, comes right back at us, the law of Karma

 


Perhaps we should focus on stopping the killing around the world, in order to have a more peaceful home in the US.

Can we afford to start more military endeavors?

They will pay for that by stealing from our retirement, then blaming us for the debt.

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