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Some Other News That You Might Be Interested In.....
Delegation to Rwanda and other concerns Developing Story: AFRICOM Team to Assess Situation in the DRC!!! New Concerns About Nigeria The Visit by the SECSTATE The Sudan Hearings What to Do With Somalia? How It Ends!! Two Amendments that were Suprising Reason For Optimism Two other Problem Spots Some Other News That You Might Be Interested In..... A Nigerian Trial in New York New Legislation and the Return of an Old Argument A Briefing in Farmville and A Call for Washington The More Things Change........ General Ward Visits Africa The Paradox Known as Zimbabwe Saving Captain Phillips Next Stop For APS: Cameroon Restoration of Badly Needed Funds Restoration of Badly Needed Funds US Air Force: No Plans for No Fly Zone over Darfur Yet.......... A New Undersecretary of State for Africa is nominated. Operation Objective Voice Another Movement Organizes in the United States Enter the Boxer Rising Tensions and Hopes for Peace A Good Day in Danville,Virginia Report: AFRICOM helped plan Operation Lightning Thunder An Envoy is Needed in Darfur Right Away The First Strategies of the Administration The African Policy of President Obama A Policy Reccomendation that Makes Sense Darfur and Piracy Report: US Special Envoy to Sudan Asked for Military Force A New Policy For the Horn? Outgoing and Incoming Epidemic = Endgame? Updating Somali Disappearance Story Problems Beyond Somalia and Zimbabwe Africa Partnership Station 09 Report: Somalis Missing from Minneapolis MARFORAF is Now Formed Ospreys Over Africa What will President Obama Do for Africa? Breaking News: Secretary Frazier Goes to Kinshasa !!! US Envoy: More Peacekeepers for Darfur by the End of The YEAR!!! Concern over Women Should Extend Further than the DRC Why is the US Silent Regarding the DRC? The US and Malawi The US Relationship With Malawi AFRICOM No Missions in Somalia but Trains Cameroonian and EG Soldiers New African Advocacy Group Launches in USA What will McCain and Obama do for Africa? General Nkunda Angers Washington What Will McCain and Obama do for Africa? A New Strategy towards Angola? Of Pirates and Despots that Washington has to deal with..... The State Department Religious Freedom Report 08 Developing Story: US to Increase Aid to Somaliland West Africa: Forgotten Front in the War on Drugs? A "Crucial Window of Opportunity" Somali Protests at the Republican National Committee Why Passing H Res 765 is an excellent Idea What is the Status of IVAW? IVAW Where is the Congress on This? Feds End Refugee Program Due to Fraud How Much will the DOD and STATE Spend in Africa the Next Fiscal Year? Small Arms in Africa Breaking News: US to Extend TPS to Sudan!!!!!!!! Senator Durbin Speaks Up in Support of Press Freedom!!! We Abstain US Increases Sanctions Against Zimbabwe Tyrants v Rule of Law Active Month for the US at the UN Zim Campaign begins with a new threat against the US Ambassador Why H Res. 1227 is a Great Idea Another Secession Movement Approaches Washington Other Areas that the US should be concerned about US Aims to stop Chinese Arms from reaching Zimbabwe... Finally! Hypocrisy over Child Soldiers? Americans Held in Zimbabwe and Presidential Runoff Created Congo Lobby Day in Washington State Department Report on Human Rights has been released Islamists on the March in Somalia? Kenyans Angry with Hillary Clinton A Tale of Two Peaces MEND asks for US Mediation: Should the Administration do it? Will Somaliland Independence Bill Get Any Support on Capitol Hill? President Bush: Africa Has been a Priority New African Legislation being Discussed in Washington Child Soldiers being used by US Allies???? President Bush to ignore Key Allies in African Trip Terrorists Moving Around West Africa At will? US and Europe Criticized over Zimbabwe Again..... This is not a recording US to recgonize Somaliland??? US Military Trains Ugandans in Somalia and in Uganda !!!!!! Election Results leave Kenya in Turmoil!!!! Has Congress Dropped the Ball for Africa Also??? New Era in US-Nigerian Relations?? Gambia: Is this a Crisis Under the Radar?? Rally for Southern Cameroon in New York A New Turn in US-Zimbabwe Relations? Drug War going to West Africa? Is Ethiopia Jamming the VOA? Africa, The US and Iran: Could a US Strike provoke a War? Darfur: Can the US Save the UN Mission? US to support Nigerian Efforts in the Delta Rally for HR 2003 in Oklahoma!!! Central Africa Ethiopia & Eritrea Tensions could this become a US Proxy War? Assault on the Zimbabwean Church? AFRICOM what is its real Mission? Contact the Eagle Article Page Contact Me Archives

This Item is Dedicated to MSGT Herman Eugene (Gene) Miller. Killed in Action During Vietnam. RIP Uncle Gene and Thank You for the Service.
 
My Grandfather Robert D. Morgan was in the US Navy during World War II. My Uncle Charlie also served in Vietnam. I served in the Marine Corps and the Army Reserve As Well. To All of my Brothers and Sisters who wear/wore the Uniform Keep the Faith.
 
Happy Memorial Day!!
 
May 23,2009
 
There are some interesting Tidbits in the Media About US Policy Towards Africa.
 
The List Begins As Such:

AFRICOM is reportedly going to Assist Another Country deploy Peacekeepers to Darfur. According to Strategy Page (www.strategypage.com) The US has donated more than $ 9 Million in Vehicles, Equipment and Weapons to allow for a Battalion of the Tanzanian Army to Deploy to Darfur. Tanzania becomes the Second African Country after Rwanda to have the US actually Provide Logisitcal Support for a Peacekeeping Mission.
 
Counter Terrorism Specialists Believe that there are Now Americans Fighting Alongside the Islamist Insurgents in Somalia.
 
Speaking of Somalia, The US and the UN both stated that Eritrea was actively supporting Al-Shaabab in Somalia. A Charge that has been denied by Asmara. Now the AU has called upon the UN Security Council to Impose Sanctions. Do you think the US will do so as well?
 
In an Earlier Item I posted that the Congo Conflict Minerals Act of 2009 was introduced in the US Senate. There has been another Piece of Legislation Introduced called the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. Since Uganda and the DRC are two Nations of Interests of this Blog there will an item regarding this in the Future on Confused Eagle.
 
Here is an Interesting Question: Could the the Instability in Somalia and the excruciatingly slow pace of Constitutional Reforms in Kenya lead to Closer Relations with Countries like Tanzania and Ethiopia?
 
Did anyone see the Picture on the Danger Room Blog on www.wired.com ? US Air Force Spec Ops in a Malian C-47 aka Douglas DC-3 very interesting.
 
 

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The USS Boxer Steams off the Coast of Africa. Wait until you hear this Controversy involving this Ship.
 

Speaking of the USS Boxer this is an interesting story. According to some reports GSG-9 (Elite German Commandos) were supposed to Launch an Operation in Conjunction with the US. The Platform of this Operation was supposed to be the Boxer. Reports indicate that General Jones the National Security Advisor cancelled this Op due to Fear for the Safety of the Crew of the German Vessel. In its 36 years of Operation GSG-9 has only fired weapons on 5 Occasions. Why the Concern?
 
The Situation in Gabon is going to be interesting. How will it affect the Average American besides at the Pump?
 
US Special Envoy to Sudan Gen. Scott Gration just Started a Diplomatic Initative to Place Pressure on the Sudanese Government. Instead of going to Khartoum the General is visiting China, Qatar, France and Britain. Why Not Russia as well?
 
Secretary of State Clinton is Correct. For the Best Interests of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe must Retire. But Holding Back Aid until the US is sure it is actually it is Benefitting the Zimbabwean People maybe easier said than done.
 
When it comes to Human Rights in the Gambia, Kudos to Senator Durbin of Illinois. BTW who is responsible for the Massacre back in 2005 where 44 People were killed while transiting the Country?
 
Whew! that is a lot of information to digest.
 
 

Just an Average Week for the Confused Eagle.

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