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U.S. signals possible airstrikes in Somalia by asking aid groups for their locations

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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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U.S. officials this week requested the geographic coordinates of aid groups working in Somalia, according to a document obtained by The Intercept — a move that could indicate an escalation of military action against the Shabab. The notice to NGOs comes a month after President Trump declared portions of the country an “area of active hostilities,” giving the military wider scope to launch strikes that could potentially kill more civilians.

“Due to the need for increased operational security in Somalia, and based on best practices in other complex emergencies, humanitarian and development organizations may want to provide information about their fixed locations in Somalia for deconfliction,” states the letter, written by USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and intended for “all international and local humanitarian and development organizations with operations in Somalia.” Aid groups have an extensive presence in Somalia, where the government declared a state of disaster in February due to crippling drought and food shortages.

U.S. signals possible airstrikes in Somalia by asking aid groups for their locations

Looks like we have a new developing front. This is disheartening to say the least concidering he campaigned on less foreign projection so we can focus on domestic issues.

But it appears we have yet another advocate for continuing war that will enrich the military industrial complex at the expense of lives of our military, civilians, and the tax payers.

These issues all around the globe are not an obligation of the US, but the global community as a whole. Continuing to dictate foreign policy will only distance us from our allies and give ammunition to our enemies.
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

First Syria, now Somalia and soon to be North Korea?

How many soldiers need to die to fill up some Washington fat cats' wallet?
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

I suppose we could average out how many have since WWII to get a base line. Then add some for good measure.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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I guess they have to check Somalia off that list

Iraq check
Libya check
still gotta do
Syria
Somalia
and Iran


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

He also campaigned on actively destroying ISIS, which is very much active in Somalia.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

And he attacked Assad which is the opposite of attacking ISIS.

Attacking Assad makes ISIS or any other Jihadi groups stronger.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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Right people.

How dare Trump ask where friendlies are.

I mean the nerve of that guy.

Trump should have just sent boots on the ground to feed them. Then half way through and change their mission to capturing warlords.

Good Grief people.

And for the record ?

For those that remember Blackhawk Down ?

It was AQ that was responsible for that.

Guess who ISIS is ?

The group that was formely known as AQ.
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: CriticalStinker

He also campaigned on actively destroying ISIS, which is very much active in Somalia.


ISIS is just a new word for Islamic extremists which is an idea.

You can't destroy an idea. And the way we've attempted merely fuels it. The middle east is a far worse landscape than it was before 2001.

If anything we've created the environment in which it can flourish.

So why continue trying to beat something using the same tactics that fueled it?



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: CriticalStinker

First Syria, now Somalia and soon to be North Korea?

How many soldiers need to die to fill up some Washington fat cats' wallet?

So you rather do nothing let the terrorist get stronger. What's wrong with you?



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

And who is Trump targeting in Syria? Assad who is fighting Islamists. And who is the US supporting in Syria? Jihadi groups.

Actually there's even a thread where the US supports people connected to ISIS in Indonesia.

If the US is that concerned about terrorism, then they should start by taking out the House of Saud, a well known financier of Jihadi groups around the world.
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:02 PM
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America is in the neocon business of war. You elected a businessman that just folded to the neocons. What did you expect.

MAGA....if you can't see Jareds plan by now, I don't know what to tell you.
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker


U.S. officials this week requested the geographic coordinates of aid groups working in Somalia, according to a document obtained by The Intercept — a move that could indicate an escalation of military action against the Shabab. The notice to NGOs comes a month after President Trump declared portions of the country an “area of active hostilities,” giving the military wider scope to launch strikes that could potentially kill more civilians.

“Due to the need for increased operational security in Somalia, and based on best practices in other complex emergencies, humanitarian and development organizations may want to provide information about their fixed locations in Somalia for deconfliction,” states the letter, written by USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and intended for “all international and local humanitarian and development organizations with operations in Somalia.” Aid groups have an extensive presence in Somalia, where the government declared a state of disaster in February due to crippling drought and food shortages.

U.S. signals possible airstrikes in Somalia by asking aid groups for their locations

Looks like we have a new developing front. This is disheartening to say the least concidering he campaigned on less foreign projection so we can focus on domestic issues.

But it appears we have yet another advocate for continuing war that will enrich the military industrial complex at the expense of lives of our military, civilians, and the tax payers.

These issues all around the globe are not an obligation of the US, but the global community as a whole. Continuing to dictate foreign policy will only distance us from our allies and give ammunition to our enemies.


With all of these fronts opening, something may turn into a real battle. Expect to see the draft return if that happens.

Who knows how North Korea will go. If it escalates into war, we're bound by treaty to protect Japan and North Korea. It will take a lot of resources deployed in one place. If anything else heats up while our pants are down (Russia, anyone?), there will need to be more people called into service.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:06 PM
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originally posted by: icanteven
If it escalates into war, we're bound by treaty to protect Japan and North Korea.


Protect North Korea, don't you mean South Korea?



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:08 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: CriticalStinker

He also campaigned on actively destroying ISIS, which is very much active in Somalia.


We need a new acronym.

ISIS = Islamic State in Syria

ISIL = Islamic State in the Levant

I agree with one of the posters up thread. ISIS is an idea, and you can't destroy an idea. You can destroy people who follow an idea. But it's much harder to wipe out a idea that's proving out to appeal to people. I don't know what the answer is.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:08 PM
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Actually there's even a thread where the US supports people connected to ISIS in Indonesia.


Thats absolute garbage made up of nothing hearsay and 'deep state' so called leaks.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Even so let's not deny the fact that attacking Assad is only helping ISIS. Sooner later when Assad falls, ISIS or any other Jihadi group will be taking over Syria.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
America is in the neocon business of war. You elected a businessman that just folded to the neocons. What did you expect.

MAGA....if you can't see Jareds plan by now, I don't know what to tell you.


Well don't it take a neocon to fight other neocons ?

Because that is what terrorists are.

Bunch of right wing neocons clinging to their guns, and religion spreading their version of 'freedom' and 'democracy' to the masses.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:18 PM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: neo96

Even so let's not deny the fact that attacking Assad is only helping ISIS. Sooner later when Assad falls, ISIS or any other Jihadi group will be taking over Syria.



I don't.

But here's the real deal.

ISIS is nothing more than Saudis version of blackwater fighting Irans version of blackwater over whose gonna build a pipeline through the area.

Either way middle east oligarch's are going to win.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:18 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker


ISIS is just a new word for Islamic extremists which is an idea.

You can't destroy an idea. And the way we've attempted merely fuels it. The middle east is a far worse landscape than it was before 2001.


WOW...what an oversimplification leading to a flawed supporting logical argument.

IS, ISIS, ISIL, AQ....etc. are protostates and govern regions and territories, marshall resources.....

an idea?

No.

Mg
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:24 PM
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And who helped create them?

The US starting in 89', and since then if one gets "defeated" they rebrand and reform.

Are their differences? Of course.

But all have had an extremely similar vision, and most have received some sort of funding, support, arms or all of the above from the US.

Its almost like we want the instability.

Because if we truly wanted to win than I'd think we would have had won more than one war since WWII. But that's my opinion.



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