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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I can't speak for anyone else, but I certainly had. Joseph Kony has been one of Africa's most notorious murderers for years. Just because YOU were ignorant about the issue doesn't mean that everyone else was.
    Sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It doesn't have anything to do with Obama. It has to do with being able to stop a disgusting band of butchers from wreaking havoc on innocent people, at very little cost.
    Why stop with this bunch of small-time thugs? Why not use US special forces and predator strikes in other places where the US has no national interest?

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Umm, you mean the FBI?
    Sure...now back to the subject at hand.
    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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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Sure.
    A quick search for "Lord's Resistance Army" brings up 42 threads on this forum. Don't assume that everyone else is just as ignorant of the rest of the world as you are.

    Why stop with this bunch of small-time thugs?
    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 not use US special forces and predator strikes in other places where the US has no national interest?
    Depending on when and where, I might support such action in other places as well.

    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?
    Umm because it's a lot easier and safer to simply arrest people in LA, than to track them with Predator drones?
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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Why do you think hard evidence is necessary? What would you consider hard evidence? Supporters of the Marxist president are unlikely to find any evidence convincing. Yet, what would a Marxist do to the US that this one term president has not done or said he intends to do?
    You could start with the evidence that led you to the conclusion you reached.
    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.

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    "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.

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    A quick search for "Lord's Resistance Army" brings up 42 threads on this forum. Don't assume that everyone else is just as ignorant of the rest of the world as you are.
    I do not dispute that stories began to crop up like weeds after a rainstorm. Please point to me your concern six months ago. Four months ago. Three months ago...Uh-huh. I believe you just love jumping on the Marxist's bandwagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    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.
    Sure they did. And there were not other parties except them? Awesome.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Umm because it's a lot easier and safer to simply arrest people in LA, than to track them with Predator drones?
    If so, why hasn't it been done?

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    If so, why hasn't it been done?
    I cannot imagine that they have not arrested anyone in LA.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I believe you just love jumping on the Marxist's bandwagon.
    Go back to school (or go to school in the first place) and actually learn what that word means.

    Because it doesn't mean what you think it does.

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Joseph Kony is one of the worst human rights villains on this planet today, his attrocities are among the worst ever committed by mankind.
    By what measures?
    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?

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    Re: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Central Africa to Aid Campaign Against Rebel Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    You could start with the evidence that led you to the conclusion you reached.
    But in reality, you should start with what you think a Marxist is.
    If you were serious I might consider it. But you are not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    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.
    Except, of course, it isn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    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.
    No evidence I have presented or would ever present would convince you. Perhaps you are a True Believer.

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