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(Think Progress)   You may have missed it, but the US just helped to avert a Rwandan-style genocide in the Central African Republic   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 80
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2013-12-23 07:06:24 AM
They're a little late to the party, and I doubt we'll see a followup tag
 
2013-12-23 09:05:39 AM

Cajnik: They're a little late to the party, and I doubt we'll see a followup tag


Look, a little late is a far sight better than the nothing we more or less did during Rwanda.
 
2013-12-23 09:44:14 AM
The US does have at least two good size units of American trained forces in Africa in Kenya and Uganda strengthening the AU forces and we have supplied them but this was manly a French effort with air lift help from the UK. Lets not take away the fact that French President Francois Hollande has pushed for the peacekeeper effort against strong opposition at home and within the EU. He risked his government on this move, Obama has risked pretty little. This article is grasping at best.
 
2013-12-23 10:03:02 AM

zedster: The US does have at least two good size units of American trained forces in Africa in Kenya and Uganda strengthening the AU forces and we have supplied them but this was manly a French effort with air lift help from the UK. Lets not take away the fact that French President Francois Hollande has pushed for the peacekeeper effort against strong opposition at home and within the EU. He risked his government on this move, Obama has risked pretty little. This article is grasping at best.


Yeah France has been the lead on this. It's insulting to one's intelligence that think progress wants to credit Obama or the US.

Not that avoiding this conflict was hard or anything. CAR avert any conflict by threatening to turn the country around and going home.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-12-23 10:06:40 AM

zedster: The US does have at least two good size units of American trained forces in Africa in Kenya and Uganda strengthening the AU forces and we have supplied them but this was manly a French effort with air lift help from the UK. Lets not take away the fact that French President Francois Hollande has pushed for the peacekeeper effort against strong opposition at home and within the EU. He risked his government on this move, Obama has risked pretty little. This article is grasping at best.


The US being involved at all in countries that are full of black people and empty of oil is unusual.
 
2013-12-23 10:28:18 AM

vpb: zedster: The US does have at least two good size units of American trained forces in Africa in Kenya and Uganda strengthening the AU forces and we have supplied them but this was manly a French effort with air lift help from the UK. Lets not take away the fact that French President Francois Hollande has pushed for the peacekeeper effort against strong opposition at home and within the EU. He risked his government on this move, Obama has risked pretty little. This article is grasping at best.

The US being involved at all in countries that are full of black people and empty of oil is unusual.


Actually after Somalia and the blackhawk down incident the US began funding and training those Ugandan and Kenyan forces as a 3rd party reaction force supported by US African Command and air assets. The goal was we could curtail Al-Quada and other Islamic militants in the region without putting our own boots on the ground and avoid the PR disaster if it goes south. For example during the Kenyan mall siege where do you think the SCAR equipped troops got them? There are often UAV or C-130 gun ship actions in that part of the world, but no one is paying attention

i.imgur.com

http://www.stripes.com/news/africa/marine-team-giving-specialized-tr ai ning-to-uganda-forces-1.171670

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Pentagon-to-boost-its-Kenya-Dji bo uti-military-bases/-/2558/2079606/-/st6lq5z/-/index.html

political payback behind us special forces deployment uganda

http://www.africareview.com/News/US+army+trainers+head+to+Africa/-/9 79 180/1659634/-/3ahatrz/-/index.html
 
2013-12-23 12:48:11 PM
So dies CAR have oil or something?
 
2013-12-23 12:49:21 PM
Not with Obama in charge, pal.

Suck it, libs. Obama will never get credit for ANYTHING.

Liberals, liberals, liberals, liberals....
 
2013-12-23 12:49:48 PM

vpb: The US being involved at all in countries that are full of black people and empty of oil is unusual.


Didn't you see the article?

thinkprogress.org

There was a white lady there.
 
2013-12-23 12:53:06 PM
Thanks Boener!
 
2013-12-23 12:54:42 PM

vpb: The US being involved at all in countries that are full of black people and empty of oil is unusual.


Give them time, they're working on the oil thing.
 
2013-12-23 12:56:47 PM
Is a Rwandan Genocide similar to a Cleveland Steamer?
 
2013-12-23 12:57:19 PM
Ctrl+F "duck".

Phrase not found.

Yup, we missed it.
 
2013-12-23 12:57:30 PM
why?
 
2013-12-23 12:57:43 PM
Michelle probably saw a re-run of The West Wing an it reminded her people in Africa are in trouble, too and she told the O man to do something for those poor poor people. 
So poor.
 
2013-12-23 12:59:55 PM
Good on everyone involved to preventing it from happening.
 
2013-12-23 01:00:15 PM
Oh my god it's a genocide! Get in the CAR!
 
2013-12-23 01:00:46 PM
and there is that muslim word again
 
2013-12-23 01:00:48 PM
I'm just going to assume that this means we shot some guy and have a sob story to justify it.
 
2013-12-23 01:00:55 PM
Hey, that great, but, what about next week.
 
2013-12-23 01:01:00 PM

doczoidberg: Not with Obama in charge, pal.

Suck it, libs. Obama will never get credit for ANYTHING.

Liberals, liberals, liberals, liberals....


Not sure if serious...

Obama really didn't do all that much in this case
 
2013-12-23 01:03:02 PM
Cool, sounds like Africa's good to go now.
 
2013-12-23 01:03:38 PM

doczoidberg: Not with Obama in charge, pal.

Suck it, libs. Obama will never get credit for ANYTHING.

Liberals, liberals, liberals, liberals....


I don't care if Obama gets credit, even when he deserves it, I care more that the USA wins.

You can shove the partisan hate up your ass, I want my COUNTRY TO WIN.
 
2013-12-23 01:03:47 PM
IMPERIALISM!
 
2013-12-23 01:04:45 PM
Welcome to Obama's AfriKKKa.
 
2013-12-23 01:06:54 PM
But....but....but this is the UN's job. Why did we not let them act quickly and handle it?

/I had trouble typing that without cracking up
 
2013-12-23 01:06:59 PM
And now there won't be enough food and everyone will starve from overpopulation.

Thanks Obama!
 
2013-12-23 01:07:23 PM
US Trained, French backed (the French are really very good at this kind of thing), and locally policed.

That is exactly how this kind of thing should happen.

Thanks, Obama!
 
2013-12-23 01:11:32 PM

machoprogrammer: doczoidberg: Not with Obama in charge, pal.

Suck it, libs. Obama will never get credit for ANYTHING.

Liberals, liberals, liberals, liberals....

Not sure if serious...

Obama really didn't do all that much in this case


Really?

The president of the United States asked for the people of the CAR for calm, speaking to them directly through the Internet and radio. The president shook $100 million loose from the federal budget, to purchase much-needed supplies to the African peacekeepers struggling to stem the killing and airlift in reinforcements.

Activists and U.S. officials alike say that the speed at which the United States has responded is unprecedented and part of it is due to a little heralded document and the bureaucratic tool it created.

Presidential Study Directive 10 (PSD-10) came into being in 2011, declaring for the first time that "preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States."
 
2013-12-23 01:11:46 PM

Rent Party: Thanks, Obama!


Why do you hate America?
 
2013-12-23 01:15:24 PM
We took away all their machetes?
 
2013-12-23 01:17:37 PM

a particular individual: Rent Party: Thanks, Obama!

Why do you hate America?


Socialism and Jesus, I guess.
 
2013-12-23 01:19:16 PM

Walker: But....but....but this is the UN's job. Why did we not let them act quickly and handle it?

/I had trouble typing that without cracking up


Because France handled it with actual troops, USA was not involved.

/had trouble not punching you through your monitor (which is actually harder than it sounds).
 
2013-12-23 01:21:22 PM

neversubmit: machoprogrammer: doczoidberg: Not with Obama in charge, pal.

Suck it, libs. Obama will never get credit for ANYTHING.

Liberals, liberals, liberals, liberals....

Not sure if serious...

Obama really didn't do all that much in this case

Really?

The president of the United States asked for the people of the CAR for calm, speaking to them directly through the Internet and radio. The president shook $100 million loose from the federal budget, to purchase much-needed supplies to the African peacekeepers struggling to stem the killing and airlift in reinforcements.

Activists and U.S. officials alike say that the speed at which the United States has responded is unprecedented and part of it is due to a little heralded document and the bureaucratic tool it created.

Presidential Study Directive 10 (PSD-10) came into being in 2011, declaring for the first time that "preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States."


gdb.voanews.com
Yeah, thanks USA. "rolls eyes".
 
2013-12-23 01:21:40 PM

vudukungfu: Michelle probably saw a re-run of The West Wing an it reminded her people in Africa are in trouble, too and she told the O man to do something for those poor poor people. 
So poor


10/10. You'll get bites on that for sure.
 
2013-12-23 01:21:44 PM
Thanks, Farbongo!!
 
2013-12-23 01:22:27 PM

neversubmit: machoprogrammer: doczoidberg: Not with Obama in charge, pal.

Suck it, libs. Obama will never get credit for ANYTHING.

Liberals, liberals, liberals, liberals....

Not sure if serious...

Obama really didn't do all that much in this case

Really?

The president of the United States asked for the people of the CAR for calm, speaking to them directly through the Internet and radio. The president shook $100 million loose from the federal budget, to purchase much-needed supplies to the African peacekeepers struggling to stem the killing and airlift in reinforcements.

Activists and U.S. officials alike say that the speed at which the United States has responded is unprecedented and part of it is due to a little heralded document and the bureaucratic tool it created.

Presidential Study Directive 10 (PSD-10) came into being in 2011, declaring for the first time that "preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States."


That doesn't mean Obama should get credit for something he did. I've been around the politics tab long enough to know this.
 
2013-12-23 01:22:44 PM
I missed this. I'm to busy caring about a show called Duck Dynasty and stuff a stranger said.
 
2013-12-23 01:27:08 PM
spawn73:
[gdb.voanews.com image 850x566]
Yeah, thanks USA. "rolls eyes".


Wow. Those American soldiers have French FAMAS deadly assault murder rifle weapons.
 
2013-12-23 01:31:26 PM

legion_of_doo: IMPERIALISM!


Actually that might not be a bad idea. Making some of these countries more like the USA beats leaving them to flounder in blood and shiat.
 
2013-12-23 01:31:43 PM

legion_of_doo: spawn73:
[gdb.voanews.com image 850x566]
Yeah, thanks USA. "rolls eyes".

Wow. Those American soldiers have French FAMAS deadly assault murder rifle weapons.


I was told the French are always surrendering. Why would the need guns for that?
 
2013-12-23 01:31:57 PM
Averted =/= postponed
 
2013-12-23 01:32:26 PM
...y ...
 
2013-12-23 01:35:37 PM
Rwanda - good thing Paris Hilton made good on her post-jail promise to "bring more attention to what people can do to help."
(wait .................)
 
2013-12-23 01:36:49 PM
As a Fark Moderate, I say Thank You President Obama and those involved with this.

Bravo!!
 
2013-12-23 01:37:07 PM

nyseattitude: That doesn't mean Obama should get credit for something he did. I've been around the politics tab long enough to know this.


Yeah, like when Bush didn't get credit for ignoring that presidential briefing, I guess it evens out.
 
2013-12-23 01:38:25 PM
If you read the article it does appear the US is trying to take a lot of credit for work the African Union and France have been doing for some time.

They have thousands of peacekeepers on the ground, the US has few.

I realize the President made an announcement recently,  but this article seems pretty un-balanced.
I would agree with "This article is grasping at best."
 
2013-12-23 01:39:08 PM

MaliFinn: doczoidberg: Not with Obama in charge, pal.

Suck it, libs. Obama will never get credit for ANYTHING.

Liberals, liberals, liberals, liberals....

I don't care if Obama gets credit, even when he deserves it, I care more that the USA wins.

You can shove the partisan hate up your ass, I want my COUNTRY TO WIN.


You sound like a liberal.

static.giantbomb.com

See? That's me in that picture.

See??? Not serious.
 
2013-12-23 01:39:11 PM
Too bad another one's coming to South Sudan soon enough.
 
2013-12-23 01:41:53 PM
So, PSD-10, lines out that genocide and mass murder undermine US security and it is our duty as a nation to end these atrocities. Cool, I can agree with that...but, how does sending Dennis Rodman to Best Korea close down their Concentration camps?
 
2013-12-23 01:45:22 PM

NobleHam: Too bad another one's coming to South Sudan soon enough.


Well,  apparently the US just has to form a committee.   Situation will be averted.   Mission accomplished S Sudan.   congrats.
 
2013-12-23 01:46:43 PM

johnny queso: legion_of_doo: spawn73:
[gdb.voanews.com image 850x566]
Yeah, thanks USA. "rolls eyes".

Wow. Those American soldiers have French FAMAS deadly assault murder rifle weapons.

I was told the French are always surrendering. Why would the need guns for that?


Well, what would we drop while surrendering if we hadn't guns?
 
2013-12-23 01:47:32 PM

legion_of_doo: spawn73:
[gdb.voanews.com image 850x566]
Yeah, thanks USA. "rolls eyes".

Wow. Those American soldiers have French FAMAS deadly assault murder rifle weapons.


They're undercover.
 
2013-12-23 01:57:55 PM

netcentric: If you read the article it does appear the US is trying to take a lot of credit for work the African Union and France have been doing for some time.

They have thousands of peacekeepers on the ground, the US has few.

I realize the President made an announcement recently,  but this article seems pretty un-balanced.
I would agree with "This article is grasping at best."


Giving money to the African Union, and sending some advisors to train them is a noble thing.

But consider Afghanistan, everyone knows that the second USA leaves, the Taliban is going to come in fark everything up.

Now imagine CAR, just even more incompetent and corrupt. All you get out of it is some propaganda at home (unless someone blows the whistle that all the money wen't into corruption, and the AU is doing shiat).

The only thing that makes a difference is actual soldiers on the ground, which is was France tends to do in their former colonies.
 
2013-12-23 01:59:20 PM

spawn73: legion_of_doo: spawn73:
[gdb.voanews.com image 850x566]
Yeah, thanks USA. "rolls eyes".

Wow. Those American soldiers have French FAMAS deadly assault murder rifle weapons.

They're undercover.


Very interesting!  I bet they could even pretend to know the words to the Marseillaise.

/MURICA!
 
2013-12-23 02:02:51 PM
I'm confused here, I thought we have to stop acting like the world's policeman and interfering in other countries' business.  Well, at least, that's what I've been constantly hearing.  Let France sort this shiat out, they were the "Big Bwana" there.
 
2013-12-23 02:06:31 PM
"The Madd Mann: vpb: The US being involved at all in countries that are full of black people and empty of oil is unusual.

Give them time, they're working on the oil thing."

could also be a massive freshwater aquifer under there. Drinking water is the oil of the 21st century after all.


Where TF is Kony anway?
 
2013-12-23 02:11:11 PM
Wait do people in this thread want the workers to get the credit instead of the paymasters!?!

Viva revolucion!

This is truly a great day for Fark.
 
2013-12-23 02:11:19 PM
But you can bet had it not gone well, Obama would've been crucified via every media outlet in the US for weeks.
 
2013-12-23 02:13:24 PM

Cheese eating surrender monkey: johnny queso: legion_of_doo: spawn73:
[gdb.voanews.com image 850x566]
Yeah, thanks USA. "rolls eyes".

Wow. Those American soldiers have French FAMAS deadly assault murder rifle weapons.

I was told the French are always surrendering. Why would the need guns for that?

Well, what would we drop while surrendering if we hadn't guns?


Trou?
 
2013-12-23 02:20:33 PM
Preventing genocide? That'll never makes the front pages.

//if it doesn't bleed, it gets relegated to a blurb on page 15.
 
2013-12-23 02:38:35 PM

spawn73: neversubmit: machoprogrammer: doczoidberg: Not with Obama in charge, pal.

Suck it, libs. Obama will never get credit for ANYTHING.

Liberals, liberals, liberals, liberals....

Not sure if serious...

Obama really didn't do all that much in this case

Really?

The president of the United States asked for the people of the CAR for calm, speaking to them directly through the Internet and radio. The president shook $100 million loose from the federal budget, to purchase much-needed supplies to the African peacekeepers struggling to stem the killing and airlift in reinforcements.

Activists and U.S. officials alike say that the speed at which the United States has responded is unprecedented and part of it is due to a little heralded document and the bureaucratic tool it created.

Presidential Study Directive 10 (PSD-10) came into being in 2011, declaring for the first time that "preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States."

[gdb.voanews.com image 850x566]
Yeah, thanks USA. "rolls eyes".


Not sure if serious, but those are French soldiers, not Americans (via reverse google image search)

The French did more than the USA to prevent it. Either way, it was awesome it was stopped.
 
2013-12-23 02:38:57 PM

zimbomba63: Hey, that great, but, what about next week.


Bingo.  The U.S.  just abandoned another country to civil war when they shot at U.S. airplanes.
 
2013-12-23 02:45:43 PM

machoprogrammer: spawn73: neversubmit: machoprogrammer: doczoidberg: Not with Obama in charge, pal.

Suck it, libs. Obama will never get credit for ANYTHING.

Liberals, liberals, liberals, liberals....

Not sure if serious...

Obama really didn't do all that much in this case

Really?

The president of the United States asked for the people of the CAR for calm, speaking to them directly through the Internet and radio. The president shook $100 million loose from the federal budget, to purchase much-needed supplies to the African peacekeepers struggling to stem the killing and airlift in reinforcements.

Activists and U.S. officials alike say that the speed at which the United States has responded is unprecedented and part of it is due to a little heralded document and the bureaucratic tool it created.

Presidential Study Directive 10 (PSD-10) came into being in 2011, declaring for the first time that "preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States."

[gdb.voanews.com image 850x566]
Yeah, thanks USA. "rolls eyes".

Not sure if serious, but those are French soldiers, not Americans (via reverse google image search)

The French did more than the USA to prevent it. Either way, it was awesome it was stopped.


Yes. Good work all round. More publicity might help the same thing happen next time & also make the bad guys think twice.
 
2013-12-23 03:05:57 PM

ArcadianRefugee: vpb: The US being involved at all in countries that are full of black people and empty of oil is unusual.

Didn't you see the article?

[thinkprogress.org image 800x533]

There was a white lady there.


She almost caught AIDS.
 
2013-12-23 03:25:26 PM
I am always amazed at the number of young educated black men and women are completely oblivious to this sort of thing happening in their homeland.

/ sad
 
2013-12-23 03:29:31 PM

netcentric: NobleHam: Too bad another one's coming to South Sudan soon enough.

Well,  apparently the US just has to form a committee.   Situation will be averted.   Mission accomplished S Sudan.   congrats.


And spend a 100 million dollars, you forgot the 100 million dollars.
 
2013-12-23 03:37:29 PM

Cajnik: They're a little late to the party, and I doubt we'll see a followup tag


I got suspended from posting the first time I tried mentioning it here.  Thanks, Fark.

tampaflacouple: I am always amazed at the number of young educated black men and women are completely oblivious to this sort of thing happening in their homeland.

/ sad


Um........ you know Africa is pretty goddamn large, right?  It may not *be* their "homeland" at all, or anywhere near it.

static02.mediaite.com

In other news, I'm always amazed at the number of people in general who are completely oblivious to this sort of thing happening.
 
2013-12-23 03:46:27 PM
I carefully scanned the article for elements to support this statement (FTA): "For all the successes it appears to have helped move forward, the APB is..."

And I found:

1.)  "... the situation in the Central African Republic would be a prime case for the APB, after a lackluster first year of existence. Even fans of the administration's approach found themselves criticizing the board for not effectively working to prevent the mass slaughter being seen in Syria."

2.)  The alarm bells that had started ringing in NGOs and advocacy groups [Wake up the APB- Githerax] in March wouldn't quiet as summer came and went, leaving advocates to begin leveraging the APB [I said wake up!- Githerax] as an accountability mechanism with the administration. "You have the situation where there's increasing sectarian violence in this forgotten country, this is precisely the type of situation that the APB was created to address,"

3.)  The warning that a coalition of activist groups ["activist groups", not the APB- Githerax]published in October would be sound in meetings with administration officials up to and including a meeting with the National Security Staff on December 9. The next day, amid the chaos of his trip to South Africa to attend Nelson Mandela's memorial service, President Obama recorded his message to Central Africans while on a layover for refueling in Senegal.

 The White House insists that it has always had the APB at the forefront of the response to the situation in the Central African Republic.

4.)
The response to CAR has been the "high water mark" of the Board, the official continued, noting its role in laying the groundwork for swift action in recent weeks as nearly 1,000 were killed over two days in December [After warnings made in March and published two months prior- Githerax].

5.)   [Samantha] Power [U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, not a member of the APB - Githerax] also pledged $7 million to go towards reconciliation efforts between the CAR's Muslim and Christian communities, whose representatives she met with while in the country.

In the article's conclusion, note this statement:  "Even as Power's trip concluded, heavy gunfire could be heard in the capital. The new outburst of violence in the neighboring South Sudan will also help make clear whether the Atrocities Prevention Board is positioned to swing into action once again or revert to idleness. And it will take time to see if the efforts thus far are nearly enough to stop the bloodshed, or if it will be back to the drawing board in a few months' time."

How's that "civilization" working out for you, citizens of Earth?
 
2013-12-23 03:57:07 PM

tampaflacouple: I am always amazed at the number of young educated black men and women are completely oblivious to this sort of thing happening in their homeland.

/ sad


They say, "Thank god my grandaddy got on that boat."

/you know, that slave boat
 
2013-12-23 04:28:50 PM

tampaflacouple: I am always amazed at the number of young educated black men and women are completely oblivious to this sort of thing happening in their homeland.

/ sad


If they are young and educated and American then this is their homeland. Homeland is about where one is born and more importantly where one was raised.

It is where one fits in, culturally.
 
2013-12-23 04:32:23 PM

ghare: vudukungfu: Michelle probably saw a re-run of The West Wing an it reminded her people in Africa are in trouble, too and she told the O man to do something for those poor poor people. 
So poor

10/10. You'll get bites on that for sure.


I guess they ain't biting today.
Must be the rain

of terror.
 
2013-12-23 05:11:10 PM
Think Progress pimping for the Brother who loves to kill

Brother kill, kill. That's what he do. Kill, kill.

/obama
 
2013-12-23 05:14:19 PM

machoprogrammer: spawn73: neversubmit: machoprogrammer: doczoidberg: Not with Obama in charge, pal.

Suck it, libs. Obama will never get credit for ANYTHING.

Liberals, liberals, liberals, liberals....

Not sure if serious...

Obama really didn't do all that much in this case

Really?

The president of the United States asked for the people of the CAR for calm, speaking to them directly through the Internet and radio. The president shook $100 million loose from the federal budget, to purchase much-needed supplies to the African peacekeepers struggling to stem the killing and airlift in reinforcements.

Activists and U.S. officials alike say that the speed at which the United States has responded is unprecedented and part of it is due to a little heralded document and the bureaucratic tool it created.

Presidential Study Directive 10 (PSD-10) came into being in 2011, declaring for the first time that "preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States."

[gdb.voanews.com image 850x566]
Yeah, thanks USA. "rolls eyes".

Not sure if serious, but those are French soldiers, not Americans (via reverse google image search)

The French did more than the USA to prevent it. Either way, it was awesome it was stopped.


Yeah, we covered it. Aside from the surrender jokes, it looks like they are carrying FAMAS, not M-4s.

/only dropped once!
 
2013-12-23 06:57:12 PM
this IS spiffy!
 
2013-12-23 06:59:15 PM
*reads this article*

*googles "central african republic"*

*scans headlines....

"Conflict continues in Central African Republic" - Washington Post, 3 hours ago
"2 people lynched in Central African Republic" - USA Today, 7 hours ago
"UN Peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic" - Boston Herald, 2 hours ago

spawn73: legion_of_doo: spawn73:
[gdb.voanews.com image 850x566]
Yeah, thanks USA. "rolls eyes".

Wow. Those American soldiers have French FAMAS deadly assault murder rifle weapons.

They're undercover.


Meanwhile the Kenyan army is running around with Mk-16s
a.abcnews.com
 
2013-12-23 07:45:56 PM
Africa during the Cold War provided numerous challenges and justifications for US intervention. US Presidents wisely avoided involvement - in spite of the presence of Soviet proxy (Cuban) meddling.

The current President seems to be inclined to involve the US militarily, in places where others were smart enough to avoid. Will the American people tolerate their sons and daughters becoming casualties in that continent's endless corruption and conflicts?

This article is a blatant pro-Obama puff piece.
 
2013-12-23 09:50:28 PM
In other news, oil discovered in Rwanda.
 
2013-12-23 11:06:22 PM

minuslars: Meanwhile the Kenyan army is running around with Mk-16s


There's an Obama joke in there, I just know it.
 
2013-12-24 02:30:13 AM
Yep! Hussein Obama sure does act fast to prevent sectarian violence... When the Christians are winning, that is.
 
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