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2020-10-16 Africa Horn
Trump Wants US Troops Out Of Somalia: Report
[RADIOSHABELLE] President Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
has informed his top advisers that he wants to withdraw US troops from Somalia, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday.Citing people familiar with the matter, the report said the Pentagon has begun drafting plans for Trump.

The talks have involved National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private deliberations.

The US has 650-800 troops in Somalia to help the African country fight the al-Shabaab
...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
terrorist group.

The move will allow Trump "to make good on campaign pledges to bring soldiers home even though the country remains beset by turbans linked to al-Qaeda," said the report.

All or almost all of the troops were sent to the country by Trump, according to Bloomberg. Trump authorized the US military to carry out strikes targeting al-Shabaab in March 2017.

Posted by Fred 2020-10-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6567 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Shabaab (AQ) 

#1 why would we have troops on the ground there anyway?
Posted by Chris 2020-10-16 00:48||   2020-10-16 00:48|| Front Page Top

#2 Should not have been there in the first place. It was all driven by the media and pictures of starving children. Four thousand years of history, crap happens. Know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to run. The world is not our job.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-10-16 04:05||   2020-10-16 04:05|| Front Page Top

#3 Ref #1 and 2: Amen and amen. Has history taught us nothing. In the case of the African continent, that would be hundreds if not thousands of years of history. These people appear to be suffering from a genetic predisposition to rape, pillage, and slaughter. Stay out of it and keep out of it.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-10-16 04:19||   2020-10-16 04:19|| Front Page Top

#4 ...We have troops in Somalia? What?

Why? No Americans are in danger and Somalia is no threat to us.
Posted by Muggsy Hapsburg5230 2020-10-16 05:28||   2020-10-16 05:28|| Front Page Top

#5 The US has 650-800 troops in Somalia...

That's 650-800 troops too many. Bring them back to the US and don't just send them to another place we don't need to be in.
Posted by Clem 2020-10-16 05:56||   2020-10-16 05:56|| Front Page Top

#6 The entire R2P (responsibility to protect) frammis is State Department institutionalized white guilt for Billy Jeff Clinton sitting on his hands during the Rwanda mess. Our mis-adventure in Kosovo was the first of an intended forever set of reparations for the Rwanda mess.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-10-16 07:06||   2020-10-16 07:06|| Front Page Top

#7 the only rational argument I could see for having them there is to keep a lid on the pirates, but that could easily be done by the Navy with non-insane ROE
Posted by Bob Grorong1136 2020-10-16 08:01||   2020-10-16 08:01|| Front Page Top

#8 Understand but it still should not be the responsibility of the US. If someone else wants to jump in, fine. People/Countries/Shippers now know about the pirates and can take appropriate countermeasures.
Posted by Clem 2020-10-16 08:28||   2020-10-16 08:28|| Front Page Top

#9 In late 1992 media reporting of starving children led Bush to send the Marines to Somalia to stave off a crisis. They did their job, left, and the military was recalled by Clinton in a UN Peace Keeping mission that ended in disaster. Since then Somalia has been a raging disaster and for some reason the USA has felt obliged to accept hundreds of thousands of thankless Somali refugees -- when the rest of Africa wants nothing to do with them. What a tangled web....
Posted by Angoluling Ulealing4735 2020-10-16 09:11||   2020-10-16 09:11|| Front Page Top

#10 Win-win.

US globalists get to preen and posture as "humanitarians" upholding human rights and some bogus "responsibility to protect," and US Democrats get additional safe Congressional seats in new rotten boroughs in the US upper Midwest.

And now large parts of Minneapolis have been reduced to a burnt-out wasteland resembling Mogadishu. Everyone wins!
Posted by Uleart Crereque8536 2020-10-16 09:41||   2020-10-16 09:41|| Front Page Top

#11 Bring them home. If the Somalis haven't figured out how to govern now, they never will. (Never have never will maybe...)
Posted by DarthVader 2020-10-16 11:23||   2020-10-16 11:23|| Front Page Top

#12 We want them out of Minnesota.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-10-16 11:43||   2020-10-16 11:43|| Front Page Top

#13 George H.W. ordered 25,000 troops to be sent to Somalia for peace keeping in the last days of his administration in Dec. 1992. We've been there a long time.
Posted by JohnQC 2020-10-16 12:00||   2020-10-16 12:00|| Front Page Top

#14 John QC: Wrong. Marines were sent there to ensure that food supplies arrived in the hands of starving Somalis. It had to do with blocking warlords, not "peacekeeping".
Posted by Angoluling Ulealing4735 2020-10-16 12:58||   2020-10-16 12:58|| Front Page Top

#15 whywould we have troops on the ground there anyway?

Training in case we have to go into Minneapolis.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-16 13:28||   2020-10-16 13:28|| Front Page Top

#16 In theory, every single Code Pink type who screeched about war the entire time W. Bush was president should be voting for Trump on this sort of thing alone.

But we all know better after 8 years of Bath House Barry drone zaps.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-10-16 15:25||   2020-10-16 15:25|| Front Page Top

#17 Lowest IQ average in the world is Somalia: 68.

Inbreeding + Islam = Full Retard

Posted by Skunky Phinemp1649 2020-10-16 18:01||   2020-10-16 18:01|| Front Page Top

#18 Equatorial Guinea is the lowest IQ in the world.

The famine had ended by the time the first US troops set foot in Somalia.
Posted by Muggsy Hapsburg5230 2020-10-16 20:07||   2020-10-16 20:07|| Front Page Top

#19 Lowest IQ average in the world is Somalia: 68.

Then why is Ilhan Omar doing so well?
Posted by gorb 2020-10-16 22:20||   2020-10-16 22:20|| Front Page Top

#20 
Posted by Clem 2020-10-16 22:27||   2020-10-16 22:27|| Front Page Top

#21 Assimilate! Have a tamale,
[the neighbors all fire off a volley]
As rosy new poll
Shows acceptance of dole,
Steady increase in guns per Somali.

[chomps "uno olive salad y chorizo"]
Posted by Hupolunter Turkeyneck1559 2020-10-16 23:47||   2020-10-16 23:47|| Front Page Top

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