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US deploys troops to Congo as fears of violence mount over election count delays


    Our Foreign Staff

5 January 2019 • 3:21pm

The United States has deployed troops to Central Africa amid rising fears of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the country prepares to declare the result of last week’s presidential election.

Donald Trump confirmed he was forward-deploying "appropriate combat equipment" and some 80 soldiers to neighbouring Gabon to be on standby to protect US citizens and diplomatic missions.

The DR Congo voted on November 30 in a long-delayed election to replace President Joseph Kabila who has ruled the vast, conflict-ridden country for almost 18 years.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/05/us-deploys-troops-congo-fears-violence-mount-election-count/
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So,what is the headline,"The Natives are getting restless in the Congo!"?

That's hard to believe when we all know that Africans are not only the original man,but the PERFECT man that has to held back from his natural greatness and supremacy by dat old debbil,de white mans.

Betcha they find a honkie in the wood pile to blame it on.
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Instead of our troops couldn't we just send Jimmuh? That way if there's any dying on our side it's no big loss.....................just sayin.

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US deploys troops to Congo as fears of violence mount over election count delays


    Our Foreign Staff

5 January 2019 • 3:21pm

The United States has deployed troops to Central Africa amid rising fears of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the country prepares to declare the result of last week’s presidential election.

Donald Trump confirmed he was forward-deploying "appropriate combat equipment" and some 80 soldiers to neighbouring Gabon to be on standby to protect US citizens and diplomatic missions.

The DR Congo voted on November 30 in a long-delayed election to replace President Joseph Kabila who has ruled the vast, conflict-ridden country for almost 18 years.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/05/us-deploys-troops-congo-fears-violence-mount-election-count/

If delays in election counts are a national security issue, I would suggest a deployment to Dade and Broward County, Florida, instead.
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If delays in election counts are a national security issue, I would suggest a deployment to Dade and Broward County, Florida, instead.

@HoustonSam

People don't need to read more into this than there is. A quick reaction force to come in and rescue the embassy staff and visitors is NOT the same as a troop deployment. They are NOT going in to pick a side and take part in any fighting,and they will not be staying there. The idea is to send them in,secure landing zones,and then fly in helicopters to extract everyone in the US Embassy,and then get out,
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@HoustonSam

People don't need to read more into this than there is. A quick reaction force to come in and rescue the embassy staff and visitors is NOT the same as a troop deployment. They are NOT going in to pick a side and take part in any fighting,and they will not be staying there. The idea is to send them in,secure landing zones,and then fly in helicopters to extract everyone in the US Embassy,and then get out,
Exactly. He's just doing what should have been done in Libya (Benghazi).
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