US Special forces train African armies

Full story: El Paso Times

A U.S. Special Forces soldier fires a Russian-made "Dushka" heavy machine gun off a Malian army truck on Monday, May 10, 2010, in Kita, Mali, during a joint training exercise with a unit of elite Malian troops.
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These forces need to be training the Mexican population to resist the narcos. We're headed towards military operations against the soon to be victorious narcos in Chih and special forces would go a long way in prepping the battlefield. And maybe if we're lucky, a successful low intensity campaign fought by the people might unseat the narcos before we have to do it by conventional means.
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when will this blow up in their face? African special forces JOIN Al Qaeda now moving large quntities of heroin throught Africa destined for europe and the us
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wrong place wrote:
These forces need to be training the Mexican population to resist the narcos. We're headed towards military operations against the soon to be victorious narcos in Chih and special forces would go a long way in prepping the battlefield. And maybe if we're lucky, a successful low intensity campaign fought by the people might unseat the narcos before we have to do it by conventional means.
just like when we trained Los Zetas, now they are the most powerful cartel in mexico.
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When will the US learn that we are providing training and equipment to our own future enemies. We need to adopt a homeland defensive posture. The militarys primary objective should be guarding American soil, especially all the borders, airports, seaports, especially the southern border against the cartels and illegal aliens. America first!
Been There Done That

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From someone who has been there and seen and participated in this first hand, I would just like to say that contrary to seemingly popular belief, these campaigns are succsesful. It is not wise to shut ourselves from the rest of the world as lock n loaded believes. We have spent to much time with that already and it has gotten us no where fast. Instead the idea is to ensure that these people do NOT become our future enemy, but our ally. Why would we need to shut ourselves away from the world and spend all our time guarding when it is possible to ensure that no one wants to attack us in the first place? And for that matter if someone does, why is it a bad thing to have the support of several other countries and nations? These exercises are designed to build alliances and to stop a future problem at its source, before it actually becomes a problem.

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