3,000 US soldiers to serve in Africa next year

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  1. Makalakumu

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    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/06/army-3000-soldiers-serve-in-africa-next-year-060812/

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    Follow the oil...
     
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    We get to fight genocide, even if they aren't European. :)
     
  4. Makalakumu

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    How much is this going to cost the taxpayers?
     
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    It will be good experience all the way around. The African troops and communities will get to see how a military of a western democracy works and we get on the ground experience in an area of the world where the chinese are rapidly branching into.
     
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    three thousand soldiers?
    not a lot.



    Initially.
     
  7. Makalakumu

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    It always seems like these adventures always cost the taxpayer way more then was originally predicted. Also, just as with any government program, they always seem to expand and expand and expand. With our current deficit, how do we pay for this?
     
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    Aye, I was going to say that there is one very good reason why this is happening and that that is the Chinese economic presence in Africa.

    Make no mistake, the basket case Africa that we have grown accustomed to seeing on the news is not the whole of the story and that is why there has been a huge influx of Chinese investment capital into the continent. As we know, if there is money to be made then all the players in the game want to have a hand dealt - what's the best way of ensuring a seat at the table? A visible military 'place-holder' with boots on the ground.
     
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    We might as well get used to the idea that the era of Western dominated politics and economics is grinding to a halt.
    If you have had a half an ear open during history class in school, you will recognize the circle of life: Super powers come and go. Lucky for us, we are born towards the end of one....
     
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    Oh goody, no defined goal.
     
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    That bothers you how?
    It's not like it has been any different in.......ever.....
     
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    Uh...
    WWI Defeat the Kaiser
    WWII Defeat the Axis
    Korea Defeat the North Koreans (You know that war isn't over, don't you?)
    Vietnam Defeat the North Vietnamese
    Panama Grab Noriega
    Grenada Rescue Med Students
    Desert Storm Throw Iraq out of Kuwait
    Iraq Remove Saddam's regime from power
    Afghanistan Kill terrorists
     
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    Africa - kick out the Chinese.
     
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    WWI Defeat the Kaiser - ah, well,w e know how that plan pack fired. Aside from the fact that it was a conflict between Austria and Serbia. the clear plan (keeping treaties under all circumstance started a wild fire....
    WWII Defeat the Axis - I do ahve to give you that one (though Churchill is being quoted that the allied forces 'slaughtered the wrong pig', meaning they should have marched right into Russia. Can you argue with that?
    Korea Defeat the North Koreans (You know that war isn't over, don't you?) - I don't think it has ever been officially been classified as a war. And see the plan they got going there?
    Vietnam Defeat the North Vietnamese - ROFLMAO yeah, they had the plan, but nothing more....
    Panama Grab Noriega - Panama is small enough....I am sure they gave him enough money though before they figured out he was bad....
    Grenada Rescue Med Students - so is Grenada....
    Desert Storm Throw Iraq out of Kuwait - aight, one more for you....
    Iraq Remove Saddam's regime from power - ah, but the plan was to kill Bin Laden. That was so not in the plan!
    Afghanistan Kill terrorists - :lfao: you, liek, really did not go liek totally there, did you?! :lol:
     
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    why should they?
     
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    US "Advisors" are all over the world. Have been for decades. As long as America is the Worlds Policeman, that will continue.
     
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    True, genocide is a terrible thing. Yet they're doing it to themselves. They've been doing it to themselves for centuries. Same race, whereas in Europe it was more than just genocide. It was a quest for world domination. The genocide was a side thing the nazzis had going.

    I guess the phrase now in Africa would be "Go back to China!!" ?? Nah, it's for the oil, no doubt. Nothing quite so noble as saving a people from themselves. That's what they'll say they're doing. But it's for the black stuff UNDER the ground not for the black people above the ground.

    3,000 troops... hmm, wonder how many of them are children of the ones sending the troops over?

    It's like what George Carlin said: "...we're a warlike people. We like war, we like war because we're good at it."

    (language warning... duh, it's Carlin)
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    Does anyone have any idea how this new military action defends my freedom?
     
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    I prefer Denis Leary's domestic and foreign policies.
     
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    It puts a road block between China and the US.123
     

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