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    Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    Rebel fire hit two U.S. military aircraft responding to the outbreak in violence in South Sudan on Saturday, wounding three U.S. service members and heavily damaging at least one of the aircraft, officials said. South Sudan blamed the attack on renegade troops in control of the breakaway region.

    The U.S. military aircraft were heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and scene of some of the nation's worst violence over the last week. One American service member was reported to be in critical condition. Officials said after the aircraft took incoming fire, they turned around and headed to Kampala, Uganda. From there the service members were flown on to Nairobi, Kenya for medical treatment, the officials said.
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    And in case you're wondering: South Sudan: Obama Sends 45 U.S. Troops to African Nation | TIME.com

    So U.S. troops were deployed to South Sudan to protect our embassy and people there and our military is already coming under fire. Will be interesting to see how, or if we respond to this attack and provocation on U.S. military personnel and equipment.

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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    Cool. Lets have another WAR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    News from The Associated Press

    And in case you're wondering: South Sudan: Obama Sends 45 U.S. Troops to African Nation | TIME.com

    So U.S. troops were deployed to South Sudan to protect our embassy and people there and our military is already coming under fire. Will be interesting to see how, or if we respond to this attack and provocation on U.S. military personnel and equipment.
    One might hope we leave Sudan in the care of the African League, the EU and the UN. It is inhuman to leave the responsibility to protect at the mercy of such actors, true . But the US cannot do everything. We should supply logistics, maybe some of the cost. But it is not our obligation and we should not make it so.

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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    Gulf of Tonkin redux?

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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Cool. Lets have another WAR.
    No, let's not. We are hardly in a position to take on this cost, or the manpower demand on our military.
    (Yeah, I'm thinking you are being sarcastic, but still . . .)

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    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    No, let's not. We are hardly in a position to take on this cost, or the manpower demand on our military.
    (Yeah, I'm thinking you are being sarcastic, but still . . .)
    Oh I agree man, for those and other reasons.

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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    WTF are we doing in South Sudan?

    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Naturally, simply closing the US embassy in lawless, chaotic nations is never an option. We must act as a world police force and try to build model nations everywhere in the world. Then everyone, except those siding with "terrorists" who we must kill in the process, will love us. USA, USA, USA...
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    WTF are we doing in South Sudan?

    Nation building and peace keeping, of course.
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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Nation building and peace keeping, of course.
    Ah... so lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan weren't learned yet. Swell...
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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