US Troops in the CAR

| December 30, 2012 | 4 Comments

The Obama Administration has deployed troops to the Central African Republic to protect US citizens who might still be there while their evacuation is underway, according to the Washington Times;

Mr. Obama said he took the action “due to the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic and the potential threat to U.S. citizens.” The evacuation of Americans from Bangui, Central African Republic, began on Thursday.

The president said the troops, although equipped for combat, were deployed as a stand-by and evacuation force “solely for the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property” until the evacuation from the Central African Republic is completed.

I just hope that the drones are armed this time and there’s someone near the trigger who isn’t afraid to pull it. Funny thing about those African rebel guys, they don’t really care what your rules of engagement are, and their rules of engagement are “spray and pray”.

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  1. Flagwaver says:

    I wonder if the troops are even armed or if Obama gave them flowers for the locals, you know, to win their hearts and minds…

  2. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    The civilians were leaving Thursday. You wouldn’t have to tell me twice to go or to forget about the goldfish. Here’s hoping out people get to stay put in Chad and don’t have to rescue idiots from themselves.

  3. Nik says:

    @1

    I’m thinking they aren’t armed. Guns are evil, y’know.

  4. obsidian says:

    Armed with a smile and a handshake!
    Most likely armed with one 9mm M-11 and one magazine.
    There is nothing in all of Africa that America needs to defend or save, Africa always wins in the end. >Kim Du Toit<

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