Obama Deploys U.S. Combat Troops to Africa

Friday, October 14, 2011

President Barack Obama, without Congressional authorization and with just twelve and a half months before the 2012 presidential election, deployed 100 U.S. combat troops to Africa, the White House announced Friday.

In an act eerily familiar to the unauthorized bombing of Libya last March, Obama “informed” House and Senate leaders in a letter of his actions:

“Although the U.S. forces are combat equipped, they will only be providing information, advice and assistance to partner nation forces and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense.”

Obama’s stated use of U.S. troops is removing from the battlefield Joseph Kony and other senior leadership of the LRA. Kony and his top advisers are under indictment by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. He and his army have been responsible for murdering, raping, and kidnapping possibly tens of thousands of men, women, and children in central Africa.

The first American troops taking part in the mission landed in Uganda on Wednesday, according to Obama. Over time, the U.S. troops are expected to deploy to the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan.

Fighting in those countries have been going on for years, and Obama gave no precise explanation for the timing of the U.S. deployment. The president said simply that “regional military efforts have thus far been unsuccessful in removing” Kony and that deploying the U.S. force would advance “U.S. national security interests and foreign policy.”

SOURCE: POLITICO

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23 Responses to Obama Deploys U.S. Combat Troops to Africa

  1. DMason says:

    Here we go again. Shades of Libya. Barry said we would only be assisting NATO forces for a couple of weeks. Eights months later, U.S. troops are still bombing Libya and Kaddafi is alive and well and screwing virgins in a bunker. I really wonder what is wrong with John Boehner? He has the power constitutionally to stop Obama. Why won’t he do it?

  2. Rachel says:

    This guy uses the military more than anyone I can remember in the last 20 years.

  3. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    This is four countries:

    1. Uganda
    2. Central African Republic
    3. Democratic Republic of the Congo
    4. South Sudan

    If you add Libya, that make five countries on the African continent Obama is meddling in. There’s the CIA-backed guerrilla war in Nigeria but that’s all about oil.

    I wonder how long until we begin bombing Tehran? I’ll give it a month.

  4. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Barack Hussein Obama. America’s Warlord-in-Chief.

    Why can’t the impotent House Speaker John Boehner order the damned Articles of Impeachment and end this insanity?

  5. Peace Nick says:

    US troops in Africa? I just hope we’re not looking at Blackhawk Down 2.0. Been there, done that once before and we all remember how that turned out.

  6. Walk on Socks says:

    After watching the gas prices fall, now watch the gas prices start to climb again.

    Just like they did after O-Bummer started bombing Tripoli. You see, in America, the military gets the oil first. Then business and lastly, the U.S. consumer. O-Bummer really hates the American people and with job approval numbers in the high-30’s, he’s looking for ways to stick it to us.

    He’s such an asshole.

  7. Peace Nick,

    I thought the same as you. Wasn’t one Blackhawk Down enough?

    Walk on Socks,

    I hadn’t thought of the effect a new military action/war will have on gas prices. You’re correct. We will be paying over $4 a gallon again by Thanksgiving. This Nitwit must go!

  8. Insouciant says:

    Has Obama gone and lost his damned mind? Where is Michele? She needs to knock some sense into this scrawny-assed, high yellow brother before the Republican House does it for her.

  9. ajihani says:

    This is exactly how Vietnam started. Some of us have learned from the mistakes of the past and don’t want to repeat them.

    Just keep this in mind, O-Bots, as you cheer on Obama’s latest example of military adventurism.

  10. retahyajyajav says:

    So which one of these four African nations has the oil?

  11. Adirondacky says:

    Dear President Obama. The Nobel Peace Prize committee is calling. They want their award back.

  12. Show Queen says:

    Obama says the use of troops is for “humanitarian reasons.” Only 100. Next October, that number will be 10,000. Obama is a liar. He can’t be trusted. I don’t know who he’s working for but it isn’t the American people. It’s as if he’s a double agent.

  13. Joe in Colorado says:

    Each time Obama exploits the U.S. military for personal gain, it comes back to bite him in the ass. I ask you to recall Libya. He told the American people the troops were “supporting NATO.” Now, we know nothing was farther from the truth. Then we have the covert U.S.-backed wars in Yemen and in Ceylon. Add in his army of Love Drones, killing anything and anyone who moves. Now, 100 troops are on the ground in Uganda. Obama is out of control and the Republicans need to stop him. If they don’t, the voters will do it for them in the General Election.

  14. Stephen Iversonn says:

    Make no mistake. This is not “the Obama Doctrine,” as many O-Bots claim.

    This is the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine put forth by the woefully unqualified White House National Security aide Samantha Power. The doctrine holds that the international community has a responsibility to protect people who are victims of “crimes against humanity.”

    This is operation what’s known in technical military jargon as “a bad idea.”

    What exactly happens if some of our troops are captured or killed? Do we then send more? But can we possibly afford not to defeat these barbarians now that our prestige is involved? Does anyone remember Somalia?

  15. feminazi says:

    I’m back home in Connecticut everyone. Miss me? Anyway, I read this and I think Ajihani hit the nail on the head with his characterization: Obama’s “military adventurism.” At a time of shared sacrifice, according to the president, with cuts proposed to Medicare and Social Security, isn’t it interesting how there is money — our tax dollars, for another war? Obama won’t pick up any points for this and in fact, I’ll go on the record saying, I predict Obama’s job approval numbers will sink further.

  16. Marcus Ybanez says:

    We have well documented Mexican drug cartel violence spilling over the 1,900 mile border the U.S. shares with Mexico but, Obama is sending U.S. combat troops, not to Texas, or New Mexico, or Arizona, or California but, to Uganda?

    Is this supposed to make him look more “black” and less like the Uncle Tom he is, to African-American voters?

  17. Walk on Socks says:

    Obama has been a busy beaver lately.

    Iraq, Afghanistan, Oman, Yemen, Libya, Uganda and South Waziristan. Obama ordered a missile strike in South Waziristan that killed at least six. It was the third such American missile attack in as many days.

    Obama is clearly out of control and out of his mind. With the clock ticking on his sagging term as president, he is committed to killing as many people as is humanly possible. Nobel Peace prize be damned.

  18. Massagatto says:

    As usual, President Barry Soetoro isn’t telling the truth to the Congress or the American people.

    The Lord’s Resistance Army or LRA is a Christian guerrilla army who fights against radical Muslims and corrupt regimes in Central Africa.

    Since 1998, the United States has failed to recognize the existence of violent, radicalized Muslim extremists in Northern, Central and East Africa.

    In 1998, two massive bombs exploded outside of the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, killing 224 people — including 12 Americans — and injuring 5,000. Responsibility was quickly traced to al Qaeda. Four years later, al Qaeda operatives struck again, killing 15 people in an Israeli-owned hotel near Mombasa, Kenya, and simultaneously firing missiles at an Israeli passenger jet taking off from Mombasa’s airport.

    The United States responded to these attacks with conviction. In addition to proposing significant increases in development assistance and a major initiative on HIV/AIDS, the Bush administration has designated the greater Horn of Africa a front-line region in its global war against terrorism and has worked to dismantle al Qaeda infrastructure there.

    In response to the growing influence of violent, radicalized Muslim extremists in Northern, Central and East Africa, Kony, a Christian, formed the Lord’s Resistance Army or LRA. The LRA is a Christian guerrilla army willing to work along side the USA and the EU to neutralize radical Islamic groups in the region.

    Why then, would President Barry Soetoro think it is prudent to send US ground troops to Uganda to kill a military force for good? Could it be, Mr. Soetoro — who isn’t a Christian, despite his ardent claims to the contrary, is more interested in protecting the anti-western, anti-USA, Muslim legions in region?

  19. Jim says:

    Enough with the invading of countries. We can’t patrol every country on earth.

  20. Fran says:

    Remember candidate Obama promising to exhaust all other options before sending troops to war?
    Oftentimes when “humanitarian aid” is promised (pablum for the masses), the bullets have already flown.

    He should give back the Nobel Peace Prize, he does not deserve it.

  21. Nobamanishqua says:

    Obama is sending troops into Uganda because the population is darkies. Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan — all darkies.

    Obama is just taking care of his own. He will be the Hero of the Dark Continent.

  22. The Real Adam says:

    Massagatto – I saw you post this on Huffington Post.

    If Joseph Kony, the de facto leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army is a Christian slaughtering radicalized Muslims and corrupt regimes in Central Africa, I would think the west would try to co-opt him in some way instead of kill him. He could be a powerful ally in the region.

  23. TOM339 says:

    No wonder Obama’s “friends across the aisle” hold him in such utter contempt.

    Obama keeps doing this over and over. He ignores the US Constitution and sends American troops into harms way without first consulting the Congress. Obama behaves as if he’s a Dictator and there is no US Constitution.

    Contrary to what the White House claims, the GOP’s rage isn’t race-based. It’s based on the fact Obama flouts his nose at this nation’s governing document like he’s Idi Amin.

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