Breaking: US evacuates embassy in Central African Republic [Purp]

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CAR President appeals to France/USA to help stop rebel advance. UN staff appears to be bugging out too.

President Francois Hollande said Thursday France would not use its troops stationed in the country to interfere in the conflict.

"If we are present, it is not to protect a regime, it is to protect our nationals and our interests, and in no way to intervene in the internal affairs of a country," Hollande said. "Those days are gone."

US Dept of state issues travel warning same day they bug out.

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to the Central African Republic at this time. As a result of the deteriorating security situation, the U.S. Embassy in Bangui suspended its operations on December 28, 2012, and therefore cannot provide protection or routine consular services to U.S. citizens in the Central African Republic.

Obama waiver supporting usage of child soldiers DOES NOT apply to CAR.

So where is this joint anyway?
Wiki entry
CIA World Factbook entry

Hard to get to, screwed up, and bordered by equally hard to get to and screwed up places. Bunch'a folks at State/DoD not getting any sleep tonight...


Its 3:00am and the phone is ringing...
...again.



UPDATE1 Protesters demanding French intervention ummm..attacked the French embassy Obviously not graduates of a Dale Carnegie how to win friends and influence people seminar...

UPDATE2 Central African Republic has OIL, Gold, URANIUM, and Diamonds.

UPDATE3 US ambassador and staff have fled to Kenya.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 01:53 AM



Comments

1 Oh shit! Which YouTube video is it this time?

Posted by: AGuyWhoGetsSirts at December 28, 2012 01:55 AM (osSbX)

2 Central African Republic is so poor they could only afford a generic name.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2012 01:57 AM (zMouK)

3 Wasn't our almost Secretary of State Susan Rice heavily involved in this part of the world before taking the post of UN ambassador? Thank god these people love us with Obama as our president.

Posted by: Drew in MO at December 28, 2012 01:58 AM (cGlgB)

4 Only 15% Muslims in CAR.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 02:00 AM (hPavS)

5 Send Jamie Gorelick. She can fix anything.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2012 02:01 AM (zMouK)

6 There's a doc on Netflix, "the Ambassador". A Belgian doc maker decides to become an ambassador from CAR. It's a fucked up place even for Africa.

Posted by: CozMark at December 28, 2012 02:02 AM (dm7Ev)

7 Hillary? It's a 3 AM call and its for you...

Posted by: Popcorn at December 28, 2012 02:05 AM (uIpSF)

8 Sir Hillary's goiter is acting up again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2012 02:05 AM (zMouK)

9 I would suggest they get out, quick. Hillary is too under the weather to help, and O has a golf game.

Posted by: PJ at December 28, 2012 02:07 AM (ZWaLo)

10 Only 3.7% of the country is over 65 and life expectancy is 50.48 years. This is a level of fucked up where we start considering just building a long wall and waiting.

Posted by: Drew in MO at December 28, 2012 02:09 AM (cGlgB)

11 Or just airlifting our citizens out and put the embassy on eBay. This mess, like most of sub Saharran Africa, belongs to France,

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 28, 2012 02:14 AM (jts1f)

12 Here's a chilling bit of info regarding a former dictator:

Mr. Bokassa, with the support of the French government, became a monstrous caricature of the brutal, post-colonial African dictator. In 1977 he crowned himself emperor of his tiny nation, sitting upon a golden throne shaped like an eagle and his head topped by a diamond-encrusted crown, in an elaborate ceremony costing $22 million. His cruelty knew no bounds — he fed people to crocodiles for sport, and torture was a common tactic of his police and army. Rumors abounded that he was a cannibal who enjoyed eating the flesh of small children.

Posted by: Popcorn at December 28, 2012 02:14 AM (uIpSF)

13 The thing about CAR is that the people running the joint will take a bribe but they won't stay bought.
It's not a country, it's a space between the countries it borders with a name. The people in control run it like a pirate colony.

Posted by: CozMark at December 28, 2012 02:16 AM (nDeB2)

14 The people in control run it like a pirate colony.

That won't faze us a bit. Saleh who's running Yemen was effectively a criminal with a 5th grade education before he hijacked a country and became a "statesman"

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 02:20 AM (hPavS)

15 Not tonight. I have a headache.

Posted by: Hillary Rodham Clinton at December 28, 2012 02:21 AM (Md8Uo)

16 Oh I'm sure the President is asleep at least...he seems to have no trouble sleeping through these things.

Posted by: Sgt. York at December 28, 2012 02:21 AM (WHcjL)

17 Comments all go away?

Posted by: Drew in MO at December 28, 2012 02:24 AM (cGlgB)

18 I'm tweaking the post...shit vanishes sometimes when you go that, but it comes back with the next comment.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 02:25 AM (hPavS)

19 Sorry but I'm finding it difficult to care about the Central African Republic.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 28, 2012 02:29 AM (BBWjt)

20 It doesn't matter. It will not be covered in the MSM unless they are told to cover it by the WH.

Posted by: Daybrother at December 28, 2012 02:30 AM (n5uqx)

21 Central African Republic meaning? Meaning cities I have never heard of ever?

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 02:31 AM (0PiQ4)

22 hope all get out safe.

Posted by: trailortrash at December 28, 2012 02:31 AM (xllDV)

23 Bunch'a folks at State/DoD not getting any sleep tonight...

Why? You are assuming they are competent?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 28, 2012 02:31 AM (BBWjt)

24 Cicero Shut Up, you are making me laugh when I am supposed to be serious right now.

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 02:34 AM (0PiQ4)

25 So who are the rebels? Does anyone even know who they are and why they are rebelling other than "Because Africa"?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at December 28, 2012 02:35 AM (lJJMb)

26 Not tonight. I have a headache.
Posted by: Hillary Rodham Clinton at December 28, 2012 02:21 AM


That sounded sincere.
Come back to bed now honey

Posted by: Huma, the one that doesn't like wiener at December 28, 2012 02:36 AM (wBtFp)

27 I blame and I am sure that Bill O'Reilly will back me up...

That Gingerbread Style character, with the horses, from the You-Tube!

Posted by: Deety at December 28, 2012 02:37 AM (aOVhq)

28 Purp

Is this an attention getting measure? If so, well done!

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 02:38 AM (0PiQ4)

29 Huge mineral wealth in CAR. It matters.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 02:39 AM (hPavS)

30 The point made in the doc is that the French still treat CAR as a colony. They like to keep it the way it is, totally FUBAR.
If the locals get uppity and try to make it a decent place, the French pay former French Foreign Legion mercs to start blowing shit up.
So basically, the goons in control pissed off the French and now the French are getting shooty. Expect a coup shortly and a new set of goons to be placed in control.

Posted by: CozMark at December 28, 2012 02:41 AM (AogGt)

31 I've been in this part of the world and I guarantee on my sisters cats life it is a result of our leading from behind in Libya. Northeastern CAR is home to some significant refugee camps for those escaping Darfur, South Sudan and the Nuba Mountains genocide. The southern border is a haven for illegal mineral, timber and human trafficking coming out of the Congo. All of which want an upgrade in armaments and the post qaddafi shitshow has replaced thr Bout network as the gun market of choice. See Mali. If you are going to run arms into sub Saharan Africa and ship conflict metals, etc. out you want to control the CAR.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at December 28, 2012 02:44 AM (gkfSV)

32 So, there are about 5of us awake? Will anyone care in the morning?

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 02:45 AM (0PiQ4)

33 Feinstein has released her proposal: http://tinyurl.com/c6fkay3

Posted by: DAve at December 28, 2012 02:46 AM (XDC0v)

34 Maybe Barack will care because it's Africa?

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 02:46 AM (0PiQ4)

35 30, CozMark: The French are duplicitousfucks. The deuce you say!! And here I thought they were peace loving sophiticates who drank overrated food and wine.

Posted by: puddleglum at December 28, 2012 02:46 AM (CakGS)

36 15
Not tonight. I have a headache.

Posted by: Hillary Rodham Clinton at December 28, 2012 02:21 AM (Md8Uo)

Sweet! I get some take-out scamper tonight!

Posted by: Billy Jeff Clinton at December 28, 2012 02:48 AM (Zd/NW)

37 Sorry you had to find out this way. Don't take it too hard.

Posted by: CozMark at December 28, 2012 02:49 AM (6QN3y)

38 .

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 02:51 AM (hPavS)

39 34
Maybe Barack will care because it's Africa?


Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 02:46 AM (0PiQ4)

Is there a golf course there? Is there a beach to vacation at?
If the answers are "yes", then he will care. If not, he will be sleeping tonight in Reggie's arms.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 28, 2012 02:51 AM (Zd/NW)

40 29
That's correct and for at least a decade it has been the transshipment point of choice for a bucketload of smuggled diamonds, rare earths, timber, etc out of the Congo. I'm not as up to speed as I used to be but they would replace the certificates of origin from the DRC to the CAR and be able to ship it anywhere in the world. If anyone wants to know why they should care if you have anything with rare earths or African diamonds its a high likelihood it originated or passed through the CAR. Good luck building electric car batteries without it Barry.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at December 28, 2012 02:52 AM (gkfSV)

41 If you've never read his blog before, I highly recommend Diplomad.

He's a retired Foreign Service officer.

Someone here at the HQ twigged me to him.

Posted by: Deety at December 28, 2012 02:53 AM (aOVhq)

42 The French were against the US involvement with Iraq because of there sophiticate anti war views. I couldn't possibly be the oil contracts ELF (now Total)had with Sadaam. Nope, nothin like that at all. Duplicitous fucks, the lot of them.

Posted by: puddleglum at December 28, 2012 02:53 AM (CakGS)

43 Preparing to go in via the main airport - under sniper fire!

Posted by: Hillary "Bonk" Clinton at December 28, 2012 02:54 AM (sfE2O)

44 Meet the new boss...same as the old boss. I wonder if Africa is capable of anything better than what has been the status quo for centuries, and conclude no.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at December 28, 2012 02:55 AM (lJJMb)

45 43
Preparing to go in via the main airport - under sniper fire!

Posted by: Hillary "Bonk" Clinton at December 28, 2012 02:54 AM (sfE2O)


Watch your head, Lioness of Tuzla.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at December 28, 2012 02:55 AM (lJJMb)

46 Oh and if the rebels are coming out of the north you bet your ass they are Muslims armed with Libyan weapons. Ill bet the lower I just got in the mail on it.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at December 28, 2012 02:56 AM (gkfSV)

47 46
Oh and if the rebels are coming out of the north you bet your ass they
are Muslims armed with Libyan weapons. Ill bet the lower I just got in
the mail on it.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at December 28, 2012 02:56 AM (gkfSV)


So are we looking at Sudan v2.0?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at December 28, 2012 02:59 AM (lJJMb)

48 CAR has uranium mines...

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 03:00 AM (hPavS)

49 ...and OIL...and GOLD...

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 03:01 AM (hPavS)

50
So now this little bitof political end keep boils up to the surface.....AFTER 4 YEARS???? Holy Shit-Bag Batman....Obama be up to his Jug-Ears...(AND HE DO HAVE SOME MAJOR DUMBO'S) but he gets all boy-town when we speak about his "JUG EARS!!!"....ooops....sorry about his "JUG EARS!!!

my bad bitch...."OH" your forgein policy......stick to golf....cause you do so suck otherwise and ever!.....and about your days "ATTENDING MAJOR UNIVERSITIES and getting.....you know....GRADES????
SHOW US THE MONEY BITCH......SHOW US THE MONEY!!!!
Cause those of us with REAL brains think you be....a faker most real and a POS SCFOAMF in general.
Can I drop kick him in his Moochelle now?......please?

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 03:02 AM (Pj/A8)

51 So Sudan v2.0 with resources valuable to 1st world countries and 3rd world dictatorships with money?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at December 28, 2012 03:03 AM (lJJMb)

52 Everything I know about CAR, I learned on Netflix. The place looks like a 1970s African war zone time bubble. About as ridiculous as anything you would see in a movie, except infinitely more depressing. I had no idea we even bothered with an embassy there.

Posted by: ElKomandante at December 28, 2012 03:03 AM (GqOKA)

53 41 If you've never read his blog before, I highly recommend Diplomad. He's a retired Foreign Service officer. Someone here at the HQ twigged me to him. Posted by: Deety at December 28, 2012 02:53 AM (aOVhq)

I am intrigued. The line pasted below caught my attention and got this site on my monitor closely list.

"... the Islamist Morlocks will lick their fingers and get ready for another helping of Eloi."

Posted by: Victor von Frankenstein at December 28, 2012 03:06 AM (jts1f)

54 44 Meet the new boss...same as the old boss. I wonder if Africa is capable of anything better than what has been the status quo for centuries, and conclude no. Posted by: StPatrick_TN at December 28, 2012 02:55 AM (lJJMb)

Parisians will be saying, with that oh-so-world-weary manner, "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose," which means "the more things change, the more they remain the same."

Townsend said it better.

Posted by: Victor von Frankenstein at December 28, 2012 03:12 AM (jts1f)

55 I wonder if Africa is capable of anything better than what has been the status quo for centuries

Oh, how can you say that? They've got Oxbridge commies, Patrice Lumumba University commies, Chinese commies, and now Chinese "business interests" -- that's all in the last 70 years, and accelerating all the time. It's Change!

Now, George Obama -- that's what Hope looks like now. But, you've got to admit, it's all new.

Posted by: comatus at December 28, 2012 03:12 AM (qaVK+)

56 >>That's correct and for at least a decade it has been the transshipment point of choice for a bucketload of smuggled diamonds, rare earths, timber, etc out of the Congo

I mean, I guess that it's all pretty much based on some sort of war-lord system that the world has seen before but I am amazed that there is such a thing as mining in the region.

Yeah, sure I get it, slavery.

How the fuck do these people even eat!

Not kidding.

Posted by: Deety at December 28, 2012 03:14 AM (aOVhq)

57 stupid sock

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 28, 2012 03:15 AM (jts1f)

58 And in other news, gunmen kill 6 during Christmas service in Nigeria, then light the building on fire.

Posted by: ElKomandante at December 28, 2012 03:16 AM (GqOKA)

59
Ya wanna know the basic FACTS about this "little situation" in AFRICA?
MUZZIES trying to eradicate CHRISTIANS
THERE....IS THAT SIMPLE ENOUGH FOR YOU TO WRAP YOUR BRAIN AROUND???

If not, I can get you some GRAPHIC 8X10 glossy's of butchered baby's to help you get a "FEEL" of the present situation....WHAT!!!!!!! THE MSM ARE NOT ALL OVER THIS?????......"crickets...crickets....crickets...

"That's right bitch's....that's right....

Hitler was a Liberal at heart...........

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 03:18 AM (Pj/A8)

60 How the fuck do these people even eat!

Tropical climate. The jungle/forest is full of food for the picking in the tropics.

That's how rural Haitians survive on $1/day (or less). Traditional western measures of "poverty" don't really reflect actual need in the rural tropics.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 03:19 AM (hPavS)

61 Richard, we understand the muz conquest that is going on in Africa. We do. We also understand why this will not be news tomorrow morning on all the major networks. What we don't understand is your syntax. Tone it down, cowboy. You have good things to say - don't discount them by making them look silly.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at December 28, 2012 03:23 AM (lJJMb)

62 This is the sort of situation where Chuck, Arnold, or Sly would parachute in with a small team and wipe out a 3rd world army. However, nobody in the US cares, not even the Nobel Peace Prize President, so that ain't happenin'

That cesspool of greed, corruption, and minerals for blood is a French mess, and I wish them, "bon apetite."

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 28, 2012 03:27 AM (jts1f)

63 This smells more like mercenary merchants than holy warriors.

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 28, 2012 03:35 AM (jts1f)

64 Laura Ingraham said one of her listeners called it the "Immaculate Concussion" -- looks like it keeps on giving. *ring*

Posted by: Ain't no Tammy Whine-ette at December 28, 2012 03:37 AM (rzTDZ)

65
61
Pain can make a very good man seem most silly. Know this, I have been here for many years and have posted both great and suck.

I am trying to post to add to the conversation....yet, I do admit to being altered and in very real pain...if I have to apologize for this, then I do so now and ask you nothing more than to bid me a blessed sleep, for that is all I wish at this point.........

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 03:38 AM (Pj/A8)

66 >>Tropical climate. The jungle/forest is full of food for the picking in the tropics.

Okay, sure. I guess that I could buy that for individuals.

It would be like Rousseau and probably just as nasty but that still doesn't explain how mining can take place.

Even with slavery, it just seems like there must be some sort of energy feeding into the system to produce such sustainable levels of chaos.

Posted by: Deety at December 28, 2012 03:38 AM (aOVhq)

67 Whoa, the comment section got sacked!!

Posted by: puddleglum at December 28, 2012 03:41 AM (CakGS)

68 Ah, there it is.

Posted by: puddleglum at December 28, 2012 03:41 AM (CakGS)

69 that still doesn't explain how mining can take place.

There's quite a few foreign companies with mining contracts. US, French, German, Chinese, etc. There's quite a few job listings for foreign nationals willing to go there.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 03:44 AM (hPavS)

70 Send in Christopher Walken.

Posted by: otho at December 28, 2012 03:45 AM (yBF/9)

71 It's past my bedtime. See y'all on the first tee.

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 28, 2012 03:46 AM (/izg2)

72
This smells more like mercenary merchants than holy warriors.


I've read some claims the rebels are domestic malcontents not happy about how the wealth and power are getting shared. But its Africa, so who knows...

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 03:47 AM (hPavS)

73
I will re-state before I slumber....

IT IS ABOUT MUZZIES TRYING TO ERADICATE CHRISTIANS!!!!

any questions?

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 03:48 AM (Pj/A8)

74
72
STOW IT!!!!
You are off topic and you know it!!

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 03:51 AM (Pj/A8)

75 Time for some Z's....

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 03:51 AM (hPavS)

76 STOW IT!!!!
You are off topic and you know it!!


I'm just saying what I read. The country is only 15% muslim. 15% against the rest sounds like a no-win to me.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 03:53 AM (hPavS)

77 Richard, if you get more abusive than you are right now, and you're right on the ragged edge, dire things will happen.

This is the only warning you will get. Heed it.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 03:55 AM (hPavS)

78 But Purp!

He used ALL CAPS!!!

Posted by: Deety at December 28, 2012 03:57 AM (aOVhq)

79 wow-o-wow


smells hostile in here now

Posted by: Jake in ID at December 28, 2012 03:58 AM (jfSqj)

80 Hi Deety!



so is Richard drunk?



skipping the .....


Posted by: Jake in ID at December 28, 2012 03:59 AM (jfSqj)

81 An African government overrun by rebels, machetes and burning houses imminent. Also known as Friday in Africa.

Posted by: Whatev at December 28, 2012 04:07 AM (2t6Gz)

82 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 04:09 AM (Pj/A8)

83 And dang. Too bad our embassy had to evecuate. I'm sure they were doing good for the current criminal regime. But have no fear, the next criminal regime is at the city gates.

Posted by: Whatev at December 28, 2012 04:13 AM (2t6Gz)

84 82 Hey Richard you're blowing it and you've been warned. You need to do something else for a while. This is starting to look like a meltdown.

Posted by: DAve at December 28, 2012 04:30 AM (XDC0v)

85 Hey Jake did you see #33?

Posted by: DAve at December 28, 2012 04:31 AM (XDC0v)

86 If it's what I saw earlier today, I hope dingy Harry puts it to a vote. He can't make 51 with that, and it has no chance to pass the House...let's put the D sens from blue states on the record. Like I said, no way it gets a vote on the Senate floor. Reid may be a scumbag, but he isn't dumb. They may even introduce it for debate, but there will never be a vote. Manchin, Landrieu, et. al. cannot vote for it, and no R Senator will, knowing that the house won't pass it.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at December 28, 2012 04:38 AM (lJJMb)

87 84
82 Hey Richard you're blowing it and you've been warned. You need to do
something else for a while. This is starting to look like a meltdown.

Posted by: DAve at December 28, 2012 04:30 AM (XDC0v)


Seconded. Call it a night, Richard. We all know what's going on regarding the muslim reconquista. You're not blowing any minds, just blowing chances to be a part of the discussion.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at December 28, 2012 04:40 AM (lJJMb)

88 86 Hey StP are you talking about #85? makes you wonder if it's just intended to be a starting point for negotiations

Posted by: DAve at December 28, 2012 04:43 AM (XDC0v)

89 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 04:46 AM (Pj/A8)

90 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 05:00 AM (Pj/A8)

91 34
Maybe Barack will care because it's Africa?


Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 02:46 AM (0PiQ4)


Uhh....don't wanna be a wet blanket here but Benghazi is also on the continent of Africa...

Posted by: Portnoy at December 28, 2012 05:07 AM (A5Abh)

92 I'm not blowing it...I'm drunk.

So there's that...

Posted by: Dick at December 28, 2012 05:08 AM (A5Abh)

93 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 05:11 AM (Pj/A8)

94 Send in the mighty Chinese Army! Gold? Diamonds? You betcha.

Posted by: Whiskey Mike at December 28, 2012 05:12 AM (q++hH)

95 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 05:14 AM (Pj/A8)

96
Did you know that,

Colace 100mg capsules....can

when punctured, and the contents squeezed into the ear canal, can
break up ear wax plugs to the point where they can be irrigated out with simple tap water?

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 05:21 AM (Pj/A8)

97 BOOSH!!!!!ELEVENTY!!!

Posted by: runningrn at December 28, 2012 05:35 AM (Ag5D2)

98 This post has been eaten by rabid Ewoks.

You can unhide this user's posts by clicking below.

Posted by: Richard


Give it a rest, fool.

Posted by: backhoe at December 28, 2012 05:37 AM (ULH4o)

99 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 05:37 AM (Pj/A8)

100 Did you know that Barack's dick tastes like Colt 45? True story.

Posted by: Reggie Love at December 28, 2012 05:40 AM (OevbG)

101 I'd rather have this bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy *hic*

Posted by: Ghost of W.C. Fields at December 28, 2012 05:41 AM (wBtFp)

102 Posted by: Reggie Love at December 28, 2012 05:40 AM (OevbG)
-----
Yes

Posted by: Larry Sinclair at December 28, 2012 05:42 AM (wBtFp)

103 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 05:46 AM (Pj/A8)

104 Richard, welcome back.

I find if you dry off the blade, it lasts much longer.

As Neil Young said "Rust never sleeps!"

BTW, I really enjoyed your comments. Of course I am am older, and live in Texas when in stateside, so I guess one could say, I'm a bit rough around the edges.

Hey anybody got a link for gun toting foreigners wanting work in CAR?

I could use a change.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 05:57 AM (1ub38)

105 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 06:00 AM (Pj/A8)

106 Well, that'll teach me to go to sleep.

Who knew news happens when I'm tuned out?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 28, 2012 06:03 AM (piMMO)

107 So I suppose Hillary will be too engaged in this situation to testify. Right?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 28, 2012 06:06 AM (piMMO)

108 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 06:07 AM (Pj/A8)

109 Ahhhhh.. FUCK CAR!! It along with Obama's economy..LET IT BURN!!

Posted by: Knightbrigade at December 28, 2012 06:07 AM (Q76p7)

110 Hey I read the CIA World factbook link on CAR. Actually I always read that before hopping into a country.

CAR, it sounds like my kinda shithole!

I bet there is mad money to be made there.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 06:07 AM (1ub38)

111 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 06:18 AM (Pj/A8)

112 PIAPS is ready to make her post face-lift debut. 3 weeks is the recovery time, and she hasn't been seen for 3 weeks. Concussion my ass.

Posted by: Whatev at December 28, 2012 06:19 AM (2t6Gz)

113 BTW anyone bored waiting on the headline post and wondering if you are logical or democrat
http://tinyurl.com/38tzvz

93%, missed the last question.

Posted by: Whatev at December 28, 2012 06:22 AM (2t6Gz)

114 Doesn't Baraky care about people of color?

Posted by: torabora at December 28, 2012 06:34 AM (Gdcyf)

115 There are a LOT of Chinese in Africa, and the media pretty much ignores it. My husband's mine caught a bunch on the far side of their large property illegally mining with modern equipment, bold as brass.

Hubbie suggested confiscating the equipment and locking it behind fencing, but the mine people wouldn't do it because they were scared of them.

If there are rare earth mines in the CAR, I would bet cash money that the Chinese are involved int his somehow, since one of their strategic goals is to control as much of the market as possible.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 06:36 AM (GoIUi)

116 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 06:47 AM (Pj/A8)

117 OMG, sorry for the long post.

My life is in the crapper. I am posting from Commie China. Tomorrow I have to "wash the peoples car".

I don't think I am the person to be asking relationship advice.

Well let me give some advice anyway. I ain't exactly Annie Landers.

1st of all Wives..very important for me anyway. If I dont have a wife, I am flitting off everywhere doing the craziest of stuff. A wife to me is a moral anchor, that keeps me rooted and tied to planet earth.

Now if its over, just leave..don't prolong the pain.
Don't be kind, and give up everything. I made that mistake with the first 2. Fight for your stuff.

But, if there is a spark, if you truly love that gal, then work for it. I had a preacher man tell me something one time that stuck with me.

He mentioned compromise. He said everyone wants to walk halfway up to the other person. But her halfway and your halfway may not be the same.

If each person isn't willing to walk all the way up to the other, then it will never work.

I got a good wife this time (she is Chinese). Third tme is the charm. She said something the other day that bought a TEAR to my old eye.

She said "This is the first time in my life I feel freedom. Always the government told me do this, do that, or the boss. It was stressful. You married me and bought me to the US to our little ranch. Every day I wake up and do my want. I love you. You freed me"

As for drinking, I come from a long line of drinkers. Whenever I drink that hard stuff, I get mad dog crazy.

I really should not drink at all, having an ill temper. But I drink beer. My wife can't believe how much beer I drink. Beer has hops in it. Its like THC (in weed, and I don't do illegal drugs), but I am a former chemist. I believe the active ingredient is lupulene, structurally similar to THC in some respects. Its a calm and mellow buzz. I suggest beer! Hey anyone ever read that paper when in alcoholic's that chemical (THP) tetra hydro papavoline rearranges itself into a morphine like structure?

As for glocks..I hate em. GD tactical tupperware plastic fricking pistols! I'm a steel pistol guy.

Now those Glocks are fine and accurate guns. But I have firearms passed down from the 1800's thru the family that still shoot great.

I don't think those Glocks will stand the test of time. Time is an M'fer and takes everything and everyone down.

But the steel be real!

I likey the rifles. Best deal on now is the Chinese SKS. Real cheap, but the stock needs work.

The 2 most accurate rifles I have are the Finn Mosin, and the Persian Mauser. They are 1 - 1.5 MOA rifles.

I hope I anwered your questions. If not please forgive me, I'm an old guy trying to make my way thru the world.

It has been a pleasure talking with ya Richard.









Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 06:47 AM (1ub38)

118 I'm sure Hillary and the JEF are fast asleep and did not wake up for a call. Doesn't anyone realize that they just don't care and are not qualified to perform their respective duties?

We have four + more years of this shit!
God help the US because we certainly need it.

Posted by: CarolT at December 28, 2012 06:53 AM (z4WKX)

119 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 07:28 AM (Pj/A8)

120 Thanks Richard,

I'm just a simple country boy. Not Royal in anyway (except maybe a royal Ahole from time to time). But thanks for your kind comments.

My last advice is please make an effort to tone it down a bit. I know its arduous. You feel deeply about what you post.

I used to have the same conundrum.

The people on this board are very astute and great people (except for the socks). I feel special just to be here at this time.

God Bless and Happy New Year!


Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 07:43 AM (1ub38)

121 *redacted*

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 08:02 AM (Pj/A8)

122 oh fuck these are the most fucked up countries in the world...why do we have to do ANYTHING.

Posted by: jeanne at December 28, 2012 08:16 AM (9g/dO)

123 Not to worry. Obama will send a drone to watch over everything.var __chd__ = {'aid':11079,'chaid':'www_objectify_ca'};(function() { var c = document.createElement('script'); c.type = 'text/javascript'; c.async = true;c.src = ( 'https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://z': 'http://p') + '.chango.com/static/c.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(c, s);})();

Posted by: SFC MAC at December 28, 2012 08:18 AM (TLbgU)

124 Suddenly Belgians in the Congo does not seem so bad.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 08:19 AM (u57y4)

125 WTF was that tag?

Posted by: SFC MAC at December 28, 2012 08:24 AM (TLbgU)

126 Not to worry. Obama will send a drone to watch over everything.

Posted by: SFC MAC at December 28, 2012 08:24 AM (TLbgU)

127 You know who's really behind all of this?

THE JOOOOOOSSSSS!!!!!!

Posted by: Chuck Hagel at December 28, 2012 08:47 AM (hTDbY)

128 This child soldier thing is a bit troublesome. Since when was it within our power to tell other countries what they could and couldn't do? Have they been made aware of this?

Posted by: Andrew at December 28, 2012 08:52 AM (HS3dy)

129 This is the shit that is going to hit the fan in the next five. Al Q needed a new country to run. They found it. Its also happens to be rich in Uranium etc.

Posted by: simplemind at December 28, 2012 09:31 AM (NGsLN)

130 My first thought on seeing this post this morning was "Isn't CAR below Libya and Mali?"

And, lo and behold, it's south of Libya, Mali, Egypt, and west/southwest of Sudan, all of which are flashpoints on the continent for "religion of peace" problems. I'm less familiar with the situation in Chad, but I'd think it is probably the same there too.

Why does Jimmy Carter 2.0 hate black people?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 09:34 AM (e0xKF)

131 Why even have embassies in these hellholes?

Posted by: Butters at December 28, 2012 09:36 AM (NIZHJ)

132
tinyurl.com/c7x4e8m

'The Ambassador'. Film made a little while back about diamonds and corruption in the CAR, by a dutch filmmaker posing as a diamond smuggler.

Given that this is the CAR we're talking about, I'm not sure who's side we should even be on. Who are the rebels are why are they the bad guys for rebelling against that violent, corrupt, child-enslaving shithole?

Posted by: Entropy at December 28, 2012 09:37 AM (TULs6)

133 131 Why even have embassies in these hellholes?

---

Foreign Service posts to hold over the head of troublesome people within State.

"I may not be able to fire you but GODDAMMIT I can make you quit! Pack your bags, you're going to the CAR!"

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 09:38 AM (e0xKF)

134 Pack the KY, you're going to Benghazi.

Posted by: Butters at December 28, 2012 09:40 AM (NIZHJ)

135 Are 'the rebels' in this case, Quadaffi's idle Taureg mercenaries looking for a new home? I'm not sure I'd call them 'rebels' so much as an invasion force.

Posted by: Entropy at December 28, 2012 09:41 AM (TULs6)

136 If it's about YouTube videos, why haven't predator drones been dispatched over to that wretched hive of scum and villainy?

Posted by: Butters at December 28, 2012 09:44 AM (NIZHJ)

137 In regards to the child-soldier thing: it seems that the waiver wasissued to allow the US to sell arms to nations that utilize child soldiers, whereas standing policy and/or law was that we don't/can't do that kind of stuff. Ahh, Waivers. What don't they do?

Posted by: Morseus at December 28, 2012 10:05 AM (YWZwH)

138 This is going to put a damper on my bowls-made-out-of-mud importing business, isn't it?

Posted by: Dang at December 28, 2012 10:09 AM (R18D0)

139 That was some of the sweetest discourse I have read on a blog between commentors.
Roy Bean classy. Richard g'night to you, remember drink a large glass of water before sleep.

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:15 AM (nqBYe)

140
Leave Sir Hillary alone she is recovering from face lift, chin tuck, hair cut and style and sex change operation in preperation for the 2016 elections, if Obama doesn't reign as the Lyin kING! still!
Can't run, after all looking like a former NFL linebacker on the tailend of a three week Vegas bender.
Bengahzi wasn't a priority like some unheard of place in where Africa? Bengazhi was a video or a distraction from Obamas Vegas fundraiser.

Posted by: concealedkerry or SubMitt at December 28, 2012 10:15 AM (vXqv3)

141 Hey, it's a whole new kind of CARbeque!

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at December 28, 2012 10:38 AM (4myIs)

142 So the US Embassy in a Central African country shuts down, and the media fails to care.

Why does the media hate black people?

[For the record, all snark aside, the way the media ignores all the awful effects of the current administration on US minorities and non-white ethnicities abroad is truly atrocious, and it would be justly called racist under any other circumstances. But US minorities by definition cannot be racist...so, sorry people-of-the-world. You get sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.]

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 28, 2012 11:12 AM (Y5I9o)

143 Correction: The Seleka Coalition has "... OIL, Gold, URANIUM, and Diamonds.", not the Central African Republic government. Not good.

Posted by: and irresolute at December 28, 2012 11:18 AM (DBH1h)

144 i am surprised that nobody made a movie of Bokassa.
is Bob Guccione still around? how about Tinto Brass?

Posted by: Avi at December 28, 2012 11:19 AM (/ZEtn)

145 Sidebar about Mali. There's gonna be international intervention soon.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 12:13 PM (TBTjX)

146 Didn't the Regine just deploy US troops to Africa to "train" the locals? Nothing to see here.

Posted by: Buffalobob at December 28, 2012 12:15 PM (x+7qA)

147 They asked France for military protection? Were they laughing when they did that, or are there no history books in the CAR?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2012 12:26 PM (4u2LN)

148 If the French think wiping out the rebels is in their best interest, then the rebels are walking dead men.

The French have been pretty ruthless about promoting and defending their own interests in Africa.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 01:16 PM (TBTjX)

149 For Pete's sake! Can we just bring colonialism back already?

Posted by: rechill at December 28, 2012 02:26 PM (bycxi)

150 All we need to know is which side the Chinese are supporting

Posted by: JEM at December 28, 2012 06:42 PM (v4BF+)






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