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  •  i believe that was also the case in vietnam, (4+ / 0-)
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    divineorder, AoT, Bisbonian, lotlizard

    "Our forces are under strict orders not to engage terrorists or rebels directly."

    they were only "advisers", not combat troops. the problem with that, is when the troops they are "advising" come under fire, then, not surprisingly, so do the "advisers", who tend to return fire, if only in self-defense. they also tend to get wounded/killed in the process.

    if only those pesky enemy troops would just go along with the damn program!

    •  Africa is a big place (2+ / 0-)
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      balancedscales, AoT

      Turns out it's the 2nd biggest continent on Earth. The only US military in Niger are the Marines at the US embassy. The "advisors" you refer to to are hundreds of miles away.

    •  So you see us having multiple (0+ / 0-)

      Vietnam wars in Africa like in Uganda where we already have advisors, in Somalia where one of our planes encroached on their airspace in support of France's failed rescue attempt, in Nigeria where as far as I know we have no advisors but you believe will  to protect their oil resources, and in Mali where we also have no advisors that I know of but you think we will so France can maintain a steady supply of Uranium for their nuclear plants from Niger? Amazing.

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