Obama sending troops, drones into as many as 35 African nations in 2013

War is a racket. via Army teams going to Africa as terror threat grows – Yahoo! News.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations early next year, part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists and give the U.S. a ready and trained force to dispatch to Africa if crises requiring the U.S. military emerge.

The teams will be limited to training and equipping efforts, and will not be permitted to conduct military operations without specific, additional approvals from the secretary of defense.

The sharper focus on Africa by the U.S. comes against a backdrop of widespread insurgent violence across North Africa, and as the African Union and other nations discuss military intervention in northern Mali.

The terror threat from al-Qaida linked groups in Africa has been growing steadily, particularly with the rise of the extremist Islamist sect Boko Haram in Nigeria. Officials also believe that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which killed the ambassador and three other Americans, may have been carried out by those who had ties to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb.

This first-of-its-kind brigade assignment — involving teams from the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division — will target countries such as Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger, where al-Qaida-linked groups have been active. It also will assist nations like Kenya and Uganda that have been battling al-Shabab militants on the front lines in Somalia.

The mission for the 2nd Brigade — known as the “Dagger Brigade” — will begin in the spring and will pave the way for Army brigades to be assigned next to U.S. Pacific Command and then to U.S. European Command over the next year. The brigade is receiving its regular combat training first, and then will move on to the more specific instruction needed for the deployments, such as language skills, cultural information and other data about the African nations.

Gen. Carter Ham, the top U.S. commander in Africa, noted that the brigade has a small drone capability that could be useful in Africa. But he also acknowledged that he would need special permission to tap it for that kind of mission.

“If they want them for (military) operations, the brigade is our first sourcing solution because they’re prepared,” said Gen. David Rodriguez, the head of U.S. Army Forces Command. “But that has to go back to the secretary of defense to get an execute order.”

Is an EO all it takes for a drone to vaporize Americans on U.S. soil?

The supposed anti-war left is silent as are conservatives on the right who claim to adhere to the Constitution.

24 thoughts on “Obama sending troops, drones into as many as 35 African nations in 2013

  1. It sounds like pressure is working from critics like CS who, for example, pointed out rightly that Obama’s administration failed to call Boko Haram a terrorist organization.

    Obama is responding more realistically due to critics to the threat made manifest in Benghazi, and is accepting the destabilizing effect of violent Islamist sects united under pan-Islamist groups.

    CS was one of the few who consistently tied the pieces together in a coherent whole, who said, “you can’t just ignore this growing threat.”

  2. I didn’t notice this fact being covered anywhere else but CS either. We can’t have CNN appearing critical of the early Nobel prize winning Prince of Peace, and on Christmas, now can we?

  3. Gosh, this article actually made it online. Two years ago, he sent troops to 4 different countries in Africa ALL under the wire.

    He reminds me of Hitler. He knows it is VERY hot here…so he sends them out; and more than likely, short handed. The commanders over the past couple of years have been pleading for more people because they are so under staffed and having to improvise.

    We have more suicides now i vs. actually getting killed due to this commander in chief (yes, lower case on purpose).

  4. This article is naiive; what’s the bet that the troops and drones will at least eventually end up aiding the rise of islam in Africa, where it’s already at a full gallop. Don’t believe me? Look at the arab “Spring”–who is in power in those countries now? And to battle “extremists”, oh please, MUSLIMS.

        • Exactly, Peter! How can he have a “positive” rating at all?

          He IS “blatant…in-your-face” disrespect for everything Americans STAND FOR and no matter what he does…he ALWAYS comes out “smelling like roses!” The “Polls” say that he has a “positive” rating?

          I HAVE NOT BELIEVED ANYTHING THE MEDIA PUBLISHES ABOUT HIM AND EVEN MORE SO…NOW! Can someone EXPLAIN to me exactly “HOW” Hillary Clinton LOST the Democratic nomination when she was running for President? This “fool” comes from out-of-the-woodwork and “suddenly” wins the nomination? It was “as-if” she was “bought-off!” and all whatever portion of votes he needed were “given” to him! In my mind, I have no doubt that she has been coerced into submitting to the “Mudslime” that “OBOZO” is or threatened with death or worse!

          Has anyone ever noticed, she has never “uttered” a discouraging word about him?


          “WE, the People…” blog about his “incompetence” every day on the “web”…right! BUT, there are NO STATISTICS to represent “US!” Therefore, it’s “business-as-usual!” AND WE DON’T GET HEARD!

          “IMPEACH, OBOZO…NOW!!!”

        • “UPACES!!! WHAT CAN I SAY??? WOW!!!”

          “INCREDIBLE!!!” When “WE, the People…” allowed our government to “kick” God out of schools…we essentially, “gave-in” to Satan!

          …and Jesus said, “…all these things must take place before I return…” (paraphrased, of course)…

          Take Care and God Bless!

          “IMPEACH, OBOZO…NOW!!!” (…what else can I do? Stay “silent?”)

  5. This was written a while back. The Marines give him the lowest rating EVER in our history:
    We’ve had a couple of postings in the past few weeks on US Marine Sergeant Gary Stein. Stein is being less than honorably discharged from the US Marine Corps for his anti-Obama website, selling Nobama bumper stickers and posting on Facebook that he would not obey an unlawful order from President Obama.

    It seems that Sgt Stein is not the only Marine who dislikes the supposed Commander-in-Chief. According to a WND report, the Marine Corps Times published the results of a Military Timessurvey that indicated that Obama only received a 25% approval rating amongst actively serving Marines and 44% said they disapproved of Obama’s performance as Commander-in-Chief.

    Anti-Obama Marines was the title of an article from last month that spoke about Sgt Stein and his situation stating,

    For the good stuff, continue reading:

  6. I have been trying to keep up with all that he does AGAINST OUR MILITARY. If left something out, please let me know.
    Obama and the Military:
    Obama decides the Ft Hood Shooting was a case of “Work place violence”; instead of Islam infiltrating Our Military;
    Rips the Military Budget as he gives politicians a raise;
    Cancels Military Retirement;
    Changes the Rule of Military Combat Pay;
    Ships shell casings of ammunition to China.
    Announces to the world about the cut in Nukes;
    Orders the Military to lie about Afghanistan;
    Flags are flown at half staff when a hero dies — allows the American Flag at half mast for a black singer;
    Decides NOT to give a Purple Heart to the survivors of the Ft. Hood Shooting calling it “work place violence”;
    Fraudulent Affirmative Action Picked for Head Drill Sergeant;
    Slashes 1,200 National Guard to 300 along the borders for Terrorists to enter;
    Despite his approving of Sodomy and Bestiality — Military Restores Ban;
    Disrespects Seal families;
    Veterans’ Cemetery must ban “GOD and Jesus from Military graves.”
    Violates the rights of Military Chaplains.
    Lies about bin Laden’s death…won’t show pictures or video of Islamic burial at sea….lies about helicopter crash
    No seals were Injured during Bin Laden raid…however, those who knew died (can’t remember the exact number)
    Repeals DADT….
    Wanted injured military to pay for their own medical expenses because they had volunteered to fight in the military…..
    (12/28) Breaks Promise to Military and keeps Troops in Afghanistan until 2014
    (01/12) Obama quietly signed the NDAA, the National Defense Authorization Act, which nullifies the Bill of Rights and declares America to be a “battleground” in which all American citizens can be arrested, imprisoned, tortured and even killed with no due process.
    (2/09) Obama Guts Military and gives Bureaucrats a Raise
    (2/10) Denies Hero(s) Purple Hearts — calling Ft. Hood Shootings as Work Place Violence
    (2/14) Military Chaplains charged with sedition/Treason for teaching against sin
    (2/16) Military to Fake Belly, Breast to better understand how females in the Military feel;
    (2/25) Our Military burned Koran and Obama apologized causing the deaths of two Officers who were unarmed were shot in the back of the head in a secured location.
    2/26 Obama doesn’t stand with Military as NATO tries to prosecute the Military men who burned Koran;
    (2/26) Military Refuses to take orders from him;
    (2/26) Takes healthcare away from Military;
    Triples co-pay on their insurance.
    (2/27) Obama mocks Military by burning a Bible
    (2/27) Military now responsible for their own health care (even when they come back from the Middle East without a limb, etc.)
    Under the Radar, he sends troops to 4 African countries
    Changes Rules of Engagement
    Forcing Troops to Lie about the Progress in Afghanistan
    Obama threatens Chaplains: “You can’t preach against me in chapel.”

    (3/4/12) Obama threatens Chaplains: “You can’t preach against me in chapel.”
    (just following) Chaplains cannot preach against sin
    3/27/2012 — Tax “our” Military to give to HIS New Military
    4/14 – Army Generals Plead With Obama “Bring them HOME”
    (4/23) – Military Rates Obama as the worst President they have served with
    (4/25) Seals Blast Obama for using them as Campaign tools for going after Osama Bin Laden
    (05/01/12) Forcing New West Point Cadets to become PC for Muslims
    (05/04/12) Forced Our Military to shove their butts in the air praying position to Islam
    (05/05/12) Cuts Military Budget “again” setting us up for defeat
    (05/06/12) Chip under the skin for Military Personnel
    (05/09/12) Backs Taliban as they Kill Our Military
    (05/09/12) Claims Military are fighting on “his” behalf
    (05/10/12) Obama Releases Taliban Terrorists while Military Man Held captive for 3 yrs
    (05/11/2012) Obama Suspended Classes on Islam — The way to save the world is through Nukes (like WWII)…
    05/13/2012) Slashes Military Budget for healthcare to build $750,000 exercise facilities for Muslims who are incarcerated
    (05/13/2012) Obama Cuts $13 Billion from TriCare for Military
    (05/14/2012) Obama offers purple heart to the victims of terror BUT NOT those at Ft. Hood+ considered Ft. Hood “work Place Violence”
    (05/16/2012) The Navy just fired it’s 16th command officer for 2011 REPLACED w/Obama Appointee
    Navy Commander Fired Over Falsified Records REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    NAVY FIRED Five Attack Submarines CO’s REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointees
    Navy Fires 10th CO This Year REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    Navy Relieves CO of New Ship REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    Navy Medicine CO Fired for Poor Command Climate REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    NORTHCOM Commander fired REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    ( 05/21/12) President Betrayed Troops by releasing a known terrorist killer
    (05/23/12) Obama Undermines Troops Putting Taliban in Power as They KILL OUR TROOPS;
    (05/28/12) Memorial Day: Makes the day to honor OUR Troops all about him
    (06/01/12) Veto promise comes because House GOP leaders are breaking faith with last summer’s budget deal by cutting overall funding for agency operating budgets by $19 billion,almost 2 percent.
    (06/07/12) Obama’s uses Memorial Day to Campaing in Photo-Op by blocking families of Vets from D.C. Vietnam Memorial
    (06/07/12) Same Sex Marriage on a Military Base
    (06/08/12) Obama cuts back on Military causing them to have to improvise
    (06/10/12) More Troops Die of Suicide than from War
    (06/11/12) Memorial Day-Obama shuts out Military, friends/family forced to pay respect 100(s) of yards from the sit behind a fence
    (06/11/12) Prior to this day, VietNam vets and family members denied access to wall
    (06/11/12) Too busy to allow the Fly-Over by the Thunderbirds during the Memorial Day Celebration..he cut it short because he had places to go campaign;
    (06/14/12) Pentagon Bans Bibles
    (06/20/12) More Military are committing suicide than from being killed in battle.
    (06/20/12) Disciplines Military for Burning Koran
    (06/21/12) Obama Orders Military to Celebrate Gay Pride Month
    (06/26/12) Obama Forbids Chaplains to mention Jesus
    (06/30/12) Obama allows Terror-Linked CAIR Targets Navy Seals Training
    (06/30/12) Obama wants Military to pay-up more on their Tricare Insurance
    (07/03/12) Obama sends troops to Persian Gulf-further spreading troops thin
    (07/07/12) Obama Refuses to Offer the Flag of the United States to the Family of a Fallen Hero; Gives the Responsibility to the Secretary of Defense
    (07/30/12) Obama to Turn Military into Social Workers
    (08/02/12) Obama to Keep Military from voting
    (08/04/12) Massive Cuts to Military Healthcare
    (08/16/12) Obama Campaigns Strikes Back Against Former Navy Seal
    (08/21/12) Obama Dismisses Seals “Don’t take them too seriously
    (08/21/12) Too many Military Deaths in Middle East — Obama should change plan
    (08/21/12) Obama Adds Military Hero(s) to his list of enemies
    (08/21/12) Obama Puts Special Ops in Danger
    (08/22/12) Officer Penalized for opposing Sharia Training
    (08/24/12) Veterans Being Rounded Up Nationwide
    (08/25/12) Obama having all of the Military Vets Picked Up
    (08/24/12) Military man penalized for NOT wanting to attend PRO Muslim Training
    (08/31/12) Obama making Military submit to Sharia
    (08/31/12) Sends form letter to fallen Seal Team Six Families
    (09/23/12) Increases btw 30% to 79% in Tricare premiums for lst year. Then plan imposes 5-yr increases from 94%
    (09/26/12) U.S. Troops Are Being Murdered In Afghanistan: Pentagon’s Answer … Muslim Sensitivity Training
    (09/30/12) Shhhh: US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000″
    (10/4/12) Obama blames US troops for attacks on them by Afghan security forces, orders Islamic cultural sensitivity training to 345%-more than 3x’s current levels.
    10/12/12 Disabled Vet Considered a Terrorist because he inquires about Cost of Surveillance Camera(s) for his home.
    11/03/12 Has Military removed from voting records in Florida
    12/02/12 Obama Taking Guns from all Military Vets.
    2/14/12 Obama Fires Lt. Col. Dooley for speaking out against Islam
    12/16/12 Obama Ignores Military Man in Mexican
    12/00/12 Announced withdrawal date in Afghanistan. Now no Afghans will cooperate with US military because they are leaving …
    leaving the Taliban behind. Allows the Afghans vet the Afghans who will train with the US military despite the insider attacks.
    12/00/12 Program where female soldiers where the hijab to jail to appease their ‘culture’
    12/00/12 U.S. military to disarm for his ‘surprise” visit to Afghanistan so not to offend the Afghans who disarm …
    12/00/12 New Army manual orders soldiers not to criticize Taliban, pedophilia, or Islam, or advocate women’s rights

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