By Cheryl K. Chumley-The Washington Times Friday, June 21, 2013
A group of U.S. soldiers are rocked and ready to deploy to Egypt for a 9-month peacekeeping mission aimed at curbing riots.
More than 400 American troops will ultimately go, as part of the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping force, KDH News reported.
Their mission: To man posts and security checkpoints along the Sinai Peninsula. They’re also tasked with reporting violations to the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, KDH News said.
KCEN reported that they will engage if protests and riots reach the point of threatening Israel’s security.
Part of their training included how to respond to Molotov cocktails, KCEN reported.
The force is comprised of soldiers from 13 nations. Their departure date isn’t yet fixed. KCEN said they will leave in the near future. The troops trained for six months at Fort Hood and at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., KDH reported.
**We are not supposed to be the global police force. This is exactly why we are hated throughout the world. We need to send troops overseas ONLY in time of war with a constitutional declaration and to defend our country. This business of deploying soldiers throughout the globe for peace keeping efforts on behalf of other nations and the U.N. is completely ridiculous. It is an expansion of empire that benefits nothing but the military industrial complex. Since we can’t mind our own business and respect sovereignty while being a sovereign republic, we end up causing blowback to our country, spread our forces thin, and run up our continuously increasing debt. **