Its not enough to feed the Africans there so we don’t have to bring them here; we also have to give them weapons training and teach them how to fight wars without winning so that the other side doesn’t feel bad, or something…..
All of this is done without the consent of Congress or the American people.
A brigade of 3,000 US soldiers will be deployed to Africa to battle terrorism and hunger or whatever…..
A brigade will deploy to Africa next year in a pilot program that assigns brigades on a rotational basis to regions around the globe, the Army announced in May.
Roughly 3,000 soldiers â€” and likely more â€” are expected to serve tours across the continent in 2013, training foreign militaries and aiding locals. (The Army TimesÂ has more/GWP)
US marines are already in Uganda offering training and support to Ugandan and African Union soldiers [AFP]
Already USÂ special forces have begunÂ providing training and logistical supportÂ to Ugandan soldiers hunting Joseph Kony, leader of the Lords Resistance Army.
AFRICOM will participate in military missions, training of indigenous forces, and war exercises Â (Antiwar.com)
A brigade of U.S.Â combat troops will soon be assigned to the Pentagon’s Africa CommandÂ to be sent to countries around the continent to train indigenous state security forces and participate in military exercises.
TheÂ strategy is characterizedÂ by military aid to and reliance on brutish, undemocratic regimes, proxy militias, and targeted special operations as opposed to full-scale invasion and occupation. All of this is done without the consent of Congress or the American people.
The Obama administrationÂ has deployed Marines and assisted a spate of African tyrannies engaged in warfare. Murky justifications of al Qaeda-like enemies color the stated mission, but these expansions of empire into Africa are a prime example of going abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
Through the Pentagon’s Africa Command, the U.S. is now training and equipping militaries in countries including Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia in the name of preventing “terrorists from establishing sanctuaries.” The strategy appears irreconcilable with recent history, however, given the US-sponsored invasion of Somalia by Ethiopia in 2006 gave rise to the militant group al-Shabaab â€“ now ironically justifying current interventions.
In terms of active military missions, the U.S. just recentlyÂ backedÂ regime change in LibyaÂ in favor of thuggish rebels who committedÂ war crimes,Â is engaged in a proxy war inÂ Somalia,Â sent combat troopsÂ toÂ Uganda, isÂ fightingÂ aÂ manufactured threatÂ in Nigeria, among other things.
Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army’s chief of staff, says the new plan is “part of a new effort to provide U.S. commanders around the globe with troops on a rotational basis to meet the military needs of their regions,”Â reports CBS News. Notice the complete lack of pretense about any real or perceived threat which necessitates these military deployments to Africa. This also leads to Congress and the American people being left completely out of these expansionist military plans.