Over 100 U.S. Special Forces landed in Africa’s Uganda on October 19 on a mission to hunt down and kill Christian terrorists belonging to the Lord’s resistance Army and Joseph KonyJoseph Kony, its notorious leader.
The fighters of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) refer to themselves as African Christians, but they act as anything but “Christians” in most cases. The Lord’s Resistance Army has been responsible for a string of massacres and vicious attacks across northern Uganda and Central Africa since it formed in 1987.
LRA leader, Joseph Kony, is a religious fanatic and claims to communicate directly with God. His atrocities committed in the name of JesusJesus are absolutely appalling!
US troops will also be deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the Central African Republic and in Southern Sudan. Approximately 3,100 to 4,100 other U.S. service members to the above mentioned African nations thusfar.
The first troops headed to Africa last week and more will follow, with some forces sent to Sudan and the Central African Republic, the White House said.
Troops sent on this mission will fall under U.S. Africa Command, based in Germany. It is commanded by General Carter F. Ham (See http://www.africom.mil/).
Although the United States said that the Ugandan government had already agreed on the deployment of the U.S. military personnel, this may not exactly be the case.
An official spokesperson for the Ugandan military said, “We did not request this kind of assistance and only expect the U.S. troops to help us to remove the threat of the Lord’s Resistance Army.”
US MILITARY AID POURS IN
In addition, the U.S. military has ramped up its assistance to Uganda over recent months by pouring in a lot of money in support of its military and political objectives in the region.
U.S. MILITARY ASSISTANCE INCLUDES $45 MILLION DOLLARS
For example, the United States also provided Uganda and Burundi with $45 million U.S. dollars worth of military assistance since June 2011, including four unmanned aircraft, night vision facilities and telecommunications equipment.
That included some strings attached apparently, that no one is willing to discuss.
Clearly, this is not humanitarian aid, its military.
China People daily wrote an article: “Hidden motives lie behind US mission to Uganda” which questions US interests and motives in dispatching troops to Africa (See
THE MISSION IS AMBIGIOUS
The stated mission is vey ambiguous, Obama has explained the reasons behind such assistance and the military operation in Uganda that deploying these U.S. armed forces “furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy.”
According to public opinion, apart from the need to find footholds for the fight against “terrorism”, the United States is also coveting African oil and natural gas resources.
SENATOR McCain VOICES FEARS TO OBAMA DEPLOYMENT OF TROOP TO AFRICA
John McCain stated that he had served under four presidents, but none of them was so unwilling to cooperate with the Congress.
Senator McCain added that he feared the deployment to Africa could become “a commitment that we can’t get out of.”America may not handle another conflict properly, the senator said.
Not to mention the US cannot afford it. The United States finished the current financial year with a colossal budget deficit of $1.299 trillion, which made up 8.7 percent of the national GDP. “The country s broke morally and financially”, says Mark Spearman of Charlotte N.C, a retired military officer. “It makes no sense to get involved in Africa right now”, he said
10th SPECIAL FORCES GROUP MAY BE INVOLVED!
Unconfirmed reports suggest the Special Forces will most likely be from Ft. Carson, Colorado.
The troops being sent have not been identified, officially but would likely involve the Fort Carson Green Berets, who are assigned to missions on the “African continent” and are expert in training foreign militaries….
The group wouldn’t comment on the Africa mission citing operational security and other considerations. However, friends stationed at Ft. Carson, noted a lot of activity recently happening at the base.
U.S. Special Operations Command at Mac Dill Air Force Base, Fla., (which is on high security alert) also refuse to comment specifically on this mission and wouldn’t discuss which troops have been or will be sent on this particular mission. Command spokesperson Maj. Chris Augustine did confirm however that the 10th Special Forces Group’s area of responsibility in “Africa”.
Therefore, it makes sense these are the troops being deployed.