The LRA is a small group, but they're hardly "small-time thugs." They have displaced millions of people, killed thousands, and mutilated, raped, and kidnapped thousands of people throughout Uganda, South Sudan, and the DRC.Why stop with this bunch of small-time thugs?
Depending on when and where, I might support such action in other places as well.Why not use US special forces and predator strikes in other places where the US has no national interest?
Umm because it's a lot easier and safer to simply arrest people in LA, than to track them with Predator drones?No. If special ops are the right answer to go after one band of tribal thugs then why not all bands of tribal thugs. Are there not gangs any longer in south central LA?
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But in reality, you should start with what you think a Marxist is.
Ime, the people who think he's a socialist are using an overly broad definition of socialist that has been created since Obama was elected.
From what I can tell, calling him a socialist or a marxist carries about the same weight as saying comparing him to Hitler--it's empty, hyperbolic rhetoric created as an emotional argument.
But, feel free to start a thread with your definition of what does and does not constitute Marxism and then list the data you have that shows how Obama fits your definition.
I may be wrong.
"President Obama is sending about 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to help local forces battle the Lord's Resistance Army, a rebel group that the administration says has waged a campaign of murder, rape and kidnapping for more than two decades."
I'm okay with this sort of operation, provided we don't stay if it devolves into full-blown war. U.S. Special Forces do this kinds of operations on a pretty regular basis. It's different than sending an invasion force, for example, but it's not that far away. So we have to be careful not to let it cross that line.
Is this based on the numbers his group has killed? If so how many?
Is this based on the number of women his group has raped? If so, how many?
Is this based on the number of people his group has tortured? If so, how many?
How do these numbers compare to the very many other murders, rapes and tortures committed by other tyrants in other times and places?