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While the debate continues about whether we should leave Syria and Afghanistan...

 

January 19, 2019


The US military on Saturday said it had carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia in months, killing 52 al-Shabab extremists after a “large group” mounted an attack on Somali forces.
The United States has dramatically stepped up airstrikes against al-Shabab in Somalia since President Donald Trump took office, carrying out at least 47 such strikes last year.
In October, the U.S. said an airstrike killed about 60 fighters near the al-Shabab-controlled community of Harardere.


https://nypost.com/2019/01/19/us-airstrike-in-somalia-kills-52-al-shabab-extremists/

 

U.S. - Somalia Relations

 

In 2013, at the behest of the Somali and American federal governments, the United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed to suspend the 21-year arms embargo on Somalia. The endorsement officially lifts the purchase ban on light weapons but retains certain restrictions on heavy arms such as surface-to-air missiles, howitzers and cannons.
In late 2013 the U.S. sent a small team of advisers in Somalia to provide military consultative and planning support.
The United States has continued to be one of the main suppliers of armaments to the Somali National Army, while the two countries engage in minor trade and investment.

 

Compare U.S. foreign policy versus China

 

From 2000 to 2011, approximately seven Chinese development projects were launched in Somalia. These initiatives included $6 million in economic assistance, donation of anti-malaria drugs, and $3 million in debt relief.
Following the establishment of the Federal Government of Somalia in mid-2012, the Chinese authorities reaffirmed their support for the Somali government and called on the international community to strengthen its commitment to the Somali peace process.
In August 2013, Somalia's Foreign announced that the Somali authorities looked forward to cooperation with the Chinese government in the energy, infrastructure, national security and agriculture sectors, among others. China also praised the traditional friendship between both nations and re-affirmed China's commitment to the Somali peace process.

 

Just wondering....how much economic aid to Somalia would the American people tolerate?

 

 

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So true , all the lives and Trillions of dollars lost in Iraq. Hey , but at least Halliburton and many other Defense Contractors made Billions. Didn't everybody buy their stock ?

So sad and wrong !!

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Interesting to note that on Thursday, the day after, Celebrity President has yet to offer an official word or tweet on the Americans killed, instead leaving it to Sarah and Mikey so he can continue his bullying and name-calling on Twitter.

 

What a funny guy.



    

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[Double post -- tried to delete.  Nothing to see here.]



    

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Ron Paul: "I think, to get in the leadership (in Congress), you don't 'earn your stripes'. That was one thing, I had made a decision even before I went to Washington. If I had said that my goal was become chair of the banking committee, I would have had to sell my soul. You do exactly as they tell you. You raise a lot of money. You deliver 5 or 10 million dollars to the party. And you have to do that by cowtowing to the powerful special interests, mainly the military industrial complex. It's a rotten system."


It's not a Democrat thing. It's not a Republican thing. It's a bi-partisan thing.


Lockeed Martin - 87% of their net sales from 2017 came straight from the U.S. government.
Ratheon - 80%
Northrop Grummen - 85%
They have a vested interest in war. They have a hand in our foreign policy.

 

Published in 2017

 

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma says the US wasted trillions on warfare instead of investing in infrastructure


https://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/18/chinese-billionaire-jack-ma-says-the-us-wasted-trillions-on-warfare-...

 

 

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gordyfl, your post of the now some 17 years of wartime is nothing but capitalism sold to far too many, no?  Think of all those defense contracts....all those jobs and money flows into the economy, no? War is not the answer for all the wrongs in society because if it is, then we here in the US are in big trouble, no?  No, I don't believe nothing should have been done for all the people lost on that tragic day (Sept. 2001) but, I do believe it proves the knee-jerk reaction of proclaiming war was a bit over the top, no?

 

and Olderscout, the 25th is just unheard of in this day in age....heck, it will cause a "constitutional crisis" that Congress would have to handle, no?

 

One more thing, imagine what would happen if we all ran our household like this???  Boy, oh boy, there'd be he** to pay, no?

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Last time a gutless draft dodging preppytwit stole and election we got the Endless Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Remember how well things went after jrbush hung that MISSION ACCOMPLISHED sign for all to see?

 

Remember how things went after jrbush told Al Qaeda to "bring it on"?

 

 

 

You're right. But 7 years of wars under Bush, 8 years under Obama, and so far 2 years with Trump at the helm. 

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Last time a gutless draft dodging preppytwit stole and election we got the Endless Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Remember how well things went after jrbush hung that MISSION ACCOMPLISHED sign for all to see?

 

Remember how things went after jrbush told Al Qaeda to "bring it on"?

 

Well, the Russians stole the election for ANOTHER gutless draft dodging preppytwit who is even dumber than the first (did NOT think that was possible) and now we're becoming a vassel State of Russia in the World and a Corporate Oligarchy here at home.

 

Think its way past time to get rid of gutless draftdodging preppytwits in the White House.

INDICT HIM

TRY HIM

CONVICT HIM

JAIL HIM.

 

The 25th Amendment provides for an orderly transfer of power when the President cannot perform the duties of office, and being on trial for TREASON qualifies for such a situation. There is no reason we have to wait another 2 years to end this National Nightmare.

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Two American Soldiers, a Pentagon civilian, and a government contractor were among 16 killed in Manjib, Syria.


Manbij was liberated from ISIS more than 2 years ago.


The U.S. Coalition has seized all but one area from ISIS. The recent bombing happened in a region hundreds of miles away from that remaining area.


Just another segment of our endless wars in the Middle East, Africa and Persia.

 

This is what endless war looks like....

 

VIDEO:

 

https://video.wgvu.org/video/killed-in-action-1547677536/

 

 

 

 

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Thoughts and Prayers for those who lost a loved one in this tragedy.  I know that sometimes that doesn't seem like something to say for this senseless murdering but honestly there is never a word that will bring a true sense of comfort!  This will not stop until the ideology is addressed, the bullets and bombs are just uping the ante, no?  Smiley Sad

 


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Trump's Syria policy takes a massive black eye as ISIS-claimed attack kills 4 US troops

 

  • The single greatest loss of US military lives in Syria took place in an ISIS-claimed attack on Tuesday, just weeks after President Donald Trump declared the terror group a vanquished foe.
  • Trump took wide criticism within his own party for his snap decision to pull out of Syria, lost his invaluable defense secretary becuase of the move, and went back and forth on the specifics of the withdrawal as on-the-ground commanders urged him to stay the course.
  • ISIS is not defeated, and Tuesday's attack that killed four US troops gives Trump's reasoning for pulling out a massive black eye.
 

The single greatest loss of US military lives in Syria took place in an ISIS-claimed attack on Tuesday, just weeks after President Donald Trump declared the terror group a vanquished foe.

 

"We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency," Trump declared on December 19.

 

The next day, Trump walked back that comment by saying that "Russia, Iran, Syria & many others" would still "have to fight ISIS" after the US pullout.

 

In the following weeks, Trump's top advisers and military officials scrambled to make the hasty pull out work or steer him away from a withdrawal altogether. All the while, members of Trump's own party skewered his decision.

 

Trump's Syria policy takes a massive black eye as ISIS-claimed attack kills 4 US troops

 

Sure is a good thing the moron knows ISIS better than anyone.  And it's great the moron knows more than our generals.  This is just another example of what happens when the moron-in-chief sucks up to Putin.  Expect more flag drapped coffins at Dover....

 

UPDATE....it was 2 US Soldiers and 2 US intelligence Advisors.....


 

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