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2012-04-30 Africa Subsaharan
US Special Operators, Ugandans hunt Kony
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Posted by tu3031 2012-04-30 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10797 views ]  Top

#1 LRA and Kony - why are we spending money chasing them? Sure, they are a-holes, but 3rd world a-holes are a dime a dozen, and there are surely better targets out there than this bunch. Which Obama contributor/controller makes money from this? Is there a way Soros can make a buck from it?
Posted by OldSpook 2012-04-30 16:48||   2012-04-30 16:48|| Front Page Top

#2 Or is this an excuse to tune up jungle fighting for stabilization ops in Venezuela once Oogo collapses and his Iranian IRG "guests" turn into fair game?
Posted by OldSpook 2012-04-30 16:50||   2012-04-30 16:50|| Front Page Top

#3 I see it as just another playground to test our autonomous killbots and surveillance drones under real-world conditions.
Posted by SteveS 2012-04-30 18:14||   2012-04-30 18:14|| Front Page Top

#4 LRA and Kony - why are we spending money chasing them?

Partly as compensation to Uganda for sending troops as part of the AU mission in Somalia.

Partly to work with and establish ties with the region's military forces.

Partly to gain knowledge/intel on the region.

Think 'Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, etc.'.
Posted by Pappy 2012-04-30 18:27||   2012-04-30 18:27|| Front Page Top

#5 Also, he heads a transnational terrorist organization.
Posted by rammer 2012-04-30 20:56||   2012-04-30 20:56|| Front Page Top

#6 Terrorist? Yes. International? Not really. Very minor as far as his ability to be a terrorist any place outside his tribal area.

The more I look at this, the more I think it was na Obama sop thrown to the do-gooder liberals, and SOCOM decided it would be as you guys indicated above: good jungle training, and an initial entry into the area as "good guys" (getting to know who you can and cannot trust).
Posted by OldSpook 2012-04-30 21:19||   2012-04-30 21:19|| Front Page Top

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