The Long War in Africa
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  • Rudy

    And exactly why are we fighting this war?

  • rheddles

    The wars can go on for as long as the Africans want. That doesn’t mean Americans have to participate. But when Americans do participate in response to an attack on Americans, we should do so with overwhelming force and without restrictive ROE such as those which led to the recent fiasco in Somalia.

    We need to let the world know that we aren’t interested in their squabbles. But if they choose to involve us by attacking us in the US, on the high seas or elsewhere as we peacefully practice commerce, they can expect a devastating response. And that devastation can never be limited to only the attackers, There is inevitably collateral damage in war. In the future minimizing it to the absolute minimum should take a backseat to administering devastation to those who have harmed us. Human shields and lawfare should be shown to be ineffective defences. That’s why it is a good idea not to attack Americans.

    • Andrew Allison

      Amen to that!

    • Pete

      You said it exactly right.
      No more paddy-cake wars.

  • lukelea

    Does anyone think this will ever end?

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