Obama sends military advisers to fight Africa rebels …The first wave of U.S. Special Forces Green Berets arrived in Uganda this week to support the battle against a guerrilla group accused of widespread atrocities, Pentagon and military officials told NBC News. President Barack Obama has ordered up to 100 U.S. military trainers into central Africa to help combat the Lord's Resistance Army, a band of just 200 rebels behind a campaign of murder, rape and kidnapping that began 20 years ago. – Washington Post
Dominant Social Theme: These rebels are a terrible threat, all 200 of them. The US must help stamp them out.
Free-Market Analysis: The Obama administration has sent Green Berets to Uganda to help fight the Lord's Resistance Army, led by Joseph Kony (left). Who is Kony? According to the Post, a "self-styled prophet, who mixes Christian mysticism with politics, he is believed hiding along the Sudan-Congo border."
This is right in keeping with the hypothesis we have floated on these pages having to do with the REAL reason that the Obama administration continues to start these wars. Almost every one of them is aimed at secularist regimes.
Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Yemen – in every instance, the US is supporting the toppling of a secularist regime and, given the power vacuum, is by default supporting the creation of serial Muslim states.
We've explained before in these pages our suspicions that the Muslim Brotherhood has long since come to an understanding with Western elites about its role. It is the Muslim Brotherhood that is likely being groomed to take over many of the states that the Obama administration has destabilized. The US is thus creating a crescent of Muslim controlled states in the Middle East and Africa.
The US has steadily been increasing its deployments in Africa and the Middle East, even though Obama ran as an anti-war candidate. This only shows again that US elections have little or no influence on the larger domestic and foreign agendas, which are evidently and obviously controlled by Anglosphere elite interests.
The creeping engagements begin to signal the beginnings of some kind of low-key extra-regional war that the US can ill afford. (Cannot afford, actually.) As usual, Congressional representatives made the appropriate noises of dissent without actually confronting the deployments. Here's some more from the article:
Senator John McCain, Obama's Republican opponent in the 2008 presidential election, said promoting African stability by reducing the LRA threat was a "worthy goal" but Obama should have consulted Congress before putting forces "into harm's way." …
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said during an Iowa presidential campaign trip that Obama didn't bother to tell Congress what he'd done, NBC News reported. "He did it unilaterally and he waited till everybody was out of Washington this afternoon to say what he did," she said.
"When it comes to sending our brave young men and women into foreign nations, we have to first demonstrate a vital American national interest," she said. "If there's anything that we should have learned in the last 10 or 12 years, it's that once you send your troops in, it's very difficult to get them out. Very difficult."
In recent months, the administration has stepped up its support for Uganda, which has played a key role in battling extremists in Somalia. In June, the Pentagon moved to send nearly $45 million in military equipment to Uganda and Burundi. The aid included four small drones, body armor and night-vision and communications gear and is being used in the fight against al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked group that U.S. officials see as an increasing threat and that African peacekeeping troops in Somalia have been battling to suppress.
It seems obvious that the Pentagon is launching a new kind of automated warfare that it hopes will prove more effective – and provoke less opposition – than troop-intensive conflicts. How well drones will peer beneath the canopy of jungle in Uganda and the Congo remains to be seen.
Drones have not proven especially effective in the Afghan theatre, provoking resentment from the families of those who have been killed – mostly civilians.
Not only is the Obama administration building an Islamic crescent in the Middle East and upper Africa, it is also encouraging the expansion of the GCC – the Gulf Cooperation Council – with the addition of Morocco and Jordan. The idea seems to be to set up perpetual conflict between the GCC and these nascent Islamic states. White papers have apparently been written to this effect. NATO and the US will mediate.
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