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Anniversary: Obama's Invasion of Congo on Inauguration Day

by Ann Garrison
Two years ago, on January 20, 2009, Barack Obama, the U.S.A.'s first African American president, invaded the Democratic Republic of Congo, the heart of Africa, on his Inauguration Day.
Most Americans, including those who campaigned hardest for Obama, would have a hard time making sense of this, or of the military forces involved. Most would not recognize the acronyms of the Rwandan Defense Force (RDF), the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP), the Ugandan People's Defense Force (UPDF), or the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). 

So, what sense does it make, to say that Barack Obama invaded Congo, the heart of Africa, on his Inauguration Day?  It makes sense because:

1)  On his Inauguration Day, Obama became the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.

2)   The Rwandan and Ugandan armies serve as the U.S. military's proxies in Africa.
Read more at Global Research, http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22899.
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US AFRICOM Commander William "Kip" Ward with  Rwandan Defense Minister James Kabarebe  in Kigali, Rwanda.
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US AFRICOM Commander William 
"Kip" Ward with Rwandan Army soldiers. 
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The Rwandan Army Band marching alongside a U.S. Army transpo plane, from Charleston,  as Rwandan soldiers prepare to board.  
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Rwandan soldiers in a US military transport plane.
 
All photos courtesy of Military.com, and your tax dollars. 
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