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President Barack Obama is sending about 100 U.S. troops to Africa to help hunt down the leaders of the notoriously violent Lord's Resistance Army.
"I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working toward the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield," Obama said in letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Daniel Inouye, the president pro tempore of the Senate. Kony is the head of the Lord's Resistance Army.
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), led by Joseph Kony, operated in the north from bases in southern Sudan. The LRA committed numerous abuses and atrocities, including the abduction, rape, maiming, and killing of civilians, including children. In addition to destabilizing northern Uganda from bases in Sudan, the LRA congregated in the Bunia area in eastern Congo. They linked up with the Army for the Liberation of Rwanda (ALIR) and other rebel groups that were battling with forces from the Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD).
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
Why send the troops? Why not an SF group, and send one of the drones in if their goal is to eliminate Kony? It's not like he hasn't used drones before?
Is there anything else going on that would require boots on the ground?
Originally posted by DavidsHope
Well here it goes again. 911 USA. This guy is doing everything he can to divert attention from all the problems right here at home. Holder Cover up. Solyndra cover up.etc. I am sure if we dig deep enough we will find there has already been troops on the ground there and the announcement just happened to help counter all the negative things happening at home. [just my take but then it is a conspiracy site]
Is this guy for real? Does he really think we are that stupid?
I cannot say for sure, but if they are in the area south of Sudan. When I look at a map I see trees, could the tree cover be such that the drones could have difficulty seeing through the tree canopy.
Attack Obama if you want but he is doing just what he has been told by the military. Obama is just the mouth piece for the Council of 9. The real puppet masters and controllers behind the scene.
It's easy to make Obama the scapegoat for blood rituals being performed by shadows.