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US sending troops to Uganda

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by RedRalph, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. RedRalph

    RedRalph Deity

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15317684

    ...and almost no one notices!!! The DRC war was one that I would have welcomed intervention by almost anyone in. What do you think?

    Moderator Action: Thread title changed to be less misleading.
     
  2. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Errr, isn't this what UN Peacekeepers are for?
     
  3. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    Misleading title.
     
  4. Quackers

    Quackers The Frog

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    Strange move - why? :confused:

    Obama wants to get something done.
     
  5. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus Retired Moderator

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    Unfortunately the UN mandate has to place the highest value on neutrality so that the UN can keep its moral authority - which all too often means that those of us more used to 'robust' RoE are frustrated by the lack of active intervention that the UN allows. Using national badges, as happened in Kosovo, enables peacekeeping forces to do the job while perhaps ruffling a few more feathers than the blue beret.
     
  6. Thoughtful Thug

    Thoughtful Thug Deity

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    Rwandans and Ugandans has a history of illegally extracting minerals from the DRC, and exporting them to the international markets. To answer your question: no.

    Also, there need to be something done about Canadian mining companies as well...
     
  7. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    This is good, very good.
     
  8. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    It works for attracting attention.

    Anyway, what kind of authorization is needed for an action like this?
     
  9. carmen510

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    About time we started to do something about Central Africa.
     
  10. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    If I were prez, I wouldn't be doing little wimpy 100 people invasions. I'd be sending in the whole damn army and finish whatever is started in a few days.
     
  11. amadeus

    amadeus Civ2 / Law and Order!

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    What the heck business do we have in Uganda? I say we send Obama and Gates to the front lines first.
     
  12. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    LRA are terrorists, just not... the right kind, am i rite?
     
  13. Yoda Power

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    Eh, it's 100 troops, the US military can probably handle it.
     
  14. Dumanios

    Dumanios MLG

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    Misleading title+First post commentary are misleading. If the UN would get things done right, we wouldn't be doing this.
     
  15. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    Way back when...thats kinda how Vietnam started too.....

    Anyway, I detest the LRA so much I endorse this action.
     
  16. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    I thought Obama declared war on Uganda for a minute, that would be very stupid.
     
  17. innonimatu

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    Poor africans, as if "you" were not already doing more than enough to keep them screwed.
    First there was the whole colonial episode, then there was the sponsoring of rebellions all over Congo with the use of mercenaries (and who paid those mercenaries, it was a questions worth asking...), then the placement of that thief Mobutu there, then the rwandan mess spilled over thanks to the oh-so-well-intended "humanitarian intervention" which meddled with the civil war there by sheltering one of the parties to that war across the border (the civil wars on Rwanda being also the result of a long history of foreign meddling and supposed good intentions), then there are the religious fanatics in Rwanda accidentally created by the oh-so-well-intentioned missionaries...

    And the end result is that always, always, there is an excuse for yet another "humanitarian intervention". More more meddling. For preventing the region from reaching any kind of stability on its own. The "humanitarian interventions" will sow the seeds of future conflict and ensure the excuse for future "humanitarian interventions. That's how modern colonialism works.
     
  18. Yoda Power

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    That's one example, out of how many? The US have conducted many military missions without turning it into Vietnam.

    I really don't see a problem with this. Sending a hundred troops won't have any big impact on the military expenses and they are doing good.
     
  19. Trajan12

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    Ya. You are only a terrorist if you kill people of value. Who cares about Africans.
     
  20. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    Yeah. This is not Israel, so it is not worth talking about.
     

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