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#16    Insaniac

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:00 AM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 26 December 2012 - 11:09 PM, said:

We are too broke for this sht.

I should hope so. This sounds like another Iraq.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

View PostInsaniac, on 27 December 2012 - 12:00 AM, said:



I should hope so. This sounds like another Iraq.
My sentiments exactly, x35 though. Wtf?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

So... Is the US getting paid for these instructors/mercenaries? I think it is about time we got paid to be the Policeman, not go around handing out our Own money to the people we are policing.

Otherwise.... mehhh... We've been sending military consultants and MP units to Africa since I was in the Army in 1993.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 27 December 2012 - 12:05 AM, said:

My sentiments exactly, x35 though. Wtf?
There's no way we would go in big there.  It's just like Syria in many ways.  No idea who the good v bad even are.  This way we train and offer some weapons to stem the tide.  No sense giving the Islamists a free ride there and time to consolidate.  Had we done something like this in Afghanistan right after the Soviets left we might have avoided OBL's BS.  Doubtful I know, but maybe...

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:49 PM

I still have not heard any of this to be true. Noone here is real interested in these kinds of jokes. :gun:

The French just got there asses handed too them by a bunch of rock throwers. What makes you think America wants to be involved.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

View PostAsteroidX, on 27 December 2012 - 02:49 PM, said:

I still have not heard any of this to be true. Noone here is real interested in these kinds of jokes. :gun:

The French just got there asses handed too them by a bunch of rock throwers. What makes you think America wants to be involved.
Oh I don't know, have you ever heard of Vietnam?  Just apply the sentence you typed to Vietnam and you have your answer, don't you.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:52 PM

Mali has requested American and French help..


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 27 December 2012 - 04:52 PM, said:

Mali has requested American and French help..
And I think it should be given - in a very limited way.  No troops other than a few JSOC types for training and some weapons and ammo.  Maybe some good communication gear and training.  Base a few drones there for a training opportunity for our troops.  We cannot fight this plague the way we have tried in Iraq and Afghanistan but that doesn't mean it doesn't have to be fought at all.  It just has to be done smarter and with the least exposure possible.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 26 December 2012 - 11:09 PM, said:

We are too broke for this sht.

Republicans refuse to allow cuts to military spending.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

We're so busy trusting our government with our own guns here, why can't we trust them with their own guns in Africa?   Oh because it's expensive.  As if enforcing prohibition isn't.

Africa is the next playground for the "terrorist" racket.   Foreign interventionism is still alive and well in our policies under Obama.   The youth of this nation needs to teach the rest of the nation a lesson before their lunch is eaten completely.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:07 PM

View Postninjadude, on 27 December 2012 - 08:27 PM, said:

Republicans refuse to allow cuts to military spending.
Well we don't have to spend our money in Africa. Use our budget to build new weapons and pay our troops to do something useful at home. Anyhow, I don't care what you say anymore. You think legal gun owners are the same as sex offenders. You are demented and unAmerican.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

View PostYamato, on 27 December 2012 - 08:49 PM, said:

We're so busy trusting our government with our own guns here, why can't we trust them with their own guns in Africa?   Oh because it's expensive.  As if enforcing prohibition isn't.

Africa is the next playground for the "terrorist" racket.   Foreign interventionism is still alive and well in our policies under Obama.   The youth of this nation needs to teach the rest of the nation a lesson before their lunch is eaten completely.

The US is not the world police as much as the military industrial complex wants it to be.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 27 December 2012 - 09:07 PM, said:

Well we don't have to spend our money in Africa. Use our budget to build new weapons and pay our troops to do something useful at home. Anyhow, I don't care what you say anymore. You think legal gun owners are the same as sex offenders. .

Like drones that people run from Utah?

Your reading comprehension is sadly lacking. I think no such thing. I do find both morally objectionable.

Edited by ninjadude, 27 December 2012 - 09:26 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:29 PM

View Postninjadude, on 27 December 2012 - 09:25 PM, said:

The US is not the world police as much as the military industrial complex wants it to be.

Too bad Obama didn't get that message.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

View PostMichelle, on 27 December 2012 - 09:29 PM, said:

Too bad Obama didn't get that message.

you are quite correct.

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