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Libyan Rebels Advancing to the REAR!
The Silent Majority ^ | 03-31-11 | J. D. Longstreet

Posted on 03/31/2011 7:43:01 AM PDT by Lexluthor69

Libyan Rebels Advancing — to the REAR! A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

I watched a couple of commentators gently arguing with each other, a few days ago, about who was winning the fight in Libya.

The commentator from the left proclaimed the rebels were winning and she was interrupted by the commentator from the right who asked the piercing question: If they are winning why are they going in the wrong direction? He went on to say the rebels were going east while Gaddafi and his troops were in the west.

I had to laugh as I remembered the expression coined during the Korean conflict (WAR) when American troops were in retreat from the communist Chinese troops. The US commander declared his troops were not retreating; they were simply advancing in another direction.

While we armchair generals assess Obama’s efforts at playing soldier, we would find it amusing were it not for the fact that lives are being lost in a cause that, without troops on the ground, is already a lost cause.

Any military veteran can tell you that superior air power will enable a force to clear a piece of ground of the enemy. But air power, alone, cannot secure that piece of ground. It requires troops on the ground, infantry, artillery, etc to hold that piece of real estate. The same applies to a country.

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: libya; military; obama; rebels

1 posted on 03/31/2011 7:43:07 AM PDT by Lexluthor69
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To: Lexluthor69

Get U.S. out of LIBYA now!


2 posted on 03/31/2011 7:45:25 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Lexluthor69

3 posted on 03/31/2011 7:46:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Who are the Rebels?

How can we back a group who might be the next Taliban with 1.8 Million barrels of oil a day.

4 posted on 03/31/2011 7:48:17 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Lexluthor69
"Libian Rebels advancing--To the REAR!"....
5 posted on 03/31/2011 7:50:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Lexluthor69

I still think they are doing this on purpose as a ploy to get Obama to arm them and put in US boots to do their fighting for them.

Just wait, it will happen. And Obama will do it even if Congress says no. He will do it anyway.

Next item up? One of these days there will be a draft again. It is coming. Another way to beef up employment.


6 posted on 03/31/2011 7:54:41 AM PDT by dforest
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To: scooby321

That my FRiend, is all part of the Caliph Obama doctrine and fruits of his muslim outreach.

His Doctrine is to level the playing field and the successes of America. “Level”. Rat Bastard!


7 posted on 03/31/2011 7:59:07 AM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: Lexluthor69

If Obama’s gallent Muzzie allies keep moving at this pace they’ll reach their objective, Mecca, in a few days!


8 posted on 03/31/2011 8:02:26 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: scooby321

The region that the “rebels’ are from is pro islamic and tried to overthrow gaddaffe back in the 1990’s. obama is supporting islamic terrorists. while the current leader is not a gem, the people are better off with him then they would be under a islamic government( especially the women)


9 posted on 03/31/2011 8:03:07 AM PDT by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"Libian Rebels advancing--To the REAR!"

Barney Frank....paging Barney Frank....pick up the white courtesy phone....

....you have incoming mail.....(pun intended)

10 posted on 03/31/2011 8:06:24 AM PDT by spokeshave (Half-American, non natural-born, starts war without Congress OK, while on vacation in Brazil.)
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To: Lexluthor69

I thought advancing to the rear — especially to the young rear — was a pretty common thing among the sons of the prophet.


11 posted on 03/31/2011 8:07:36 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Mad Dawg

Q: How do the Libyan rebels separate the men from the boys?

A: With a crowbar.


12 posted on 03/31/2011 8:09:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lexluthor69
I had to laugh as I remembered the expression coined during the Korean conflict (WAR) when American troops were in retreat from the communist Chinese troops. The US commander declared his troops were not retreating; they were simply advancing in another direction.

Those were US Marines and US Army surrounded by the Chinese at the Chosin Reservoir. One of the commanders was the legendary Chesty Puller, USMC. They fought their way out in one of the greatest military accomplishments in American history.

Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Puller is the most decorated U.S. Marine in history, and the only Marine to receive five Navy Crosses.

During his career, he fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and participated in some of the bloodiest battles of World War II and the Korean War. Puller retired from the Marine Corps in 1955, spending the rest of his life in Virginia.

At the outbreak of the Korean War, Puller was once again assigned as commander of the 1st Marine Regiment, with which he made a landing at Inchon on September 15, 1950, earning his Silver Star. For leadership from September 15 to November 2, he was awarded his second Legion of Merit. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross from the Army for action from November 29 to December 5 of that same year, and his fifth Navy Cross for action during December 5–10 at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. It was during that battle when he made the famous quote, "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things."

The US had to attack to the South in order to breakout of the encirclement. "Retreat Hell! We're just attacking in another direction." (Attributed to Major General Oliver P. Smith, USMC, Korea, December 1950.)

Puller's fifth Navy Cross citation:

Fifth Navy Cross citation:

"For extraordinary heroism as Commanding Officer of the First Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against aggressor forces in the vicinity of Koto-ri, Korea, from 5 to 10 December 1950. Fighting continuously in sub-zero weather against a vastly outnumbering hostile force, Colonel Puller drove off repeated and fanatical enemy attacks upon his Regimental defense sector and supply points. Although the area was frequently covered by grazing machine-gun fire and intense artillery and mortar fire, he coolly moved along his troops to insure their correct tactical employment, reinforced the lines as the situation demanded, and successfully defended the perimeter, keeping open the main supply routes for the movement of the Division. During the attack from Koto-ri to Hungnam, he expertly utilized his Regiment as the Division rear guard, repelling two fierce enemy assaults which severely threatened the security of the unit, and personally supervised the care and prompt evacuation of all casualties. By his unflagging determination, he served to inspire his men to heroic efforts in defense of their positions and assured the safety of much valuable equipment which would otherwise have been lost to the enemy. His skilled leadership, superb courage and valiant devotion to duty in the face of overwhelming odds reflect the highest credit upon Colonel Puller and the United States Naval Service."

I personally knew two Marines who proudly said that they served with Chesty at the Reservoir. They were part of the Chosin few.

13 posted on 03/31/2011 8:10:16 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Panzerlied

I wonder if Barry is going to have a moment of clarity and realize that this is a CF gone wrong? I don’t a beer summit is going to patch this one up.


14 posted on 03/31/2011 8:14:00 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: omegadawn

Hows that go?

Sometimes the Angel you have is better than the one you dream of?/ Sometimes the devil you have is better than the one coming?


15 posted on 03/31/2011 8:17:44 AM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: indylindy

One of these days there will be a draft again. It is coming. Another way to beef up employment............................................It worked for JFK.


16 posted on 03/31/2011 8:34:50 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The dark clouds of 1939' are appoaching us again.)
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To: Lexluthor69

“While we armchair generals assess”

That could be taken in a couple of different ways!

:0)


17 posted on 03/31/2011 8:47:31 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Anyone seen this story yet? OUR airstrikes killing civilians. Wonder if it's true.

Normally, I don't concern myself too much with collateral damage; but given that the mission (as far as I understand it) is to STOP civilians from being killed by Gadaffi, this story (if true) is astounding.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/9113812/at-least-40-civilians-dead-in-tripoli-strikes-vatican-official/

18 posted on 03/31/2011 8:54:38 AM PDT by PENANCE
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To: PENANCE

“Anyone seen this story yet? OUR airstrikes killing civilians. Wonder if it’s true.”

Well when you have hundreds of tomahawks striking targets civilian casualties are usually inevitiable. I would say people probably are getting killed. Hard to say how many.

This whole thing is a total disaster. We (Obama) let the UK, French and UAE get us into this mess and now the arabs have disappeared and we are going to end up with all the heavy lifting. Mommar is not going gently into that good night. Now we will be arming Al Queda. It just gets better and better everyday. Look for boots on the ground in about a week.


19 posted on 03/31/2011 9:12:33 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PENANCE
Nothing matters to obama except that radical islam is advanced. Who cares if a few moslems have to get martyred if islam as a whole advances.

I pray to God that obama drops dead shortly. Psalm 109:8-9

20 posted on 03/31/2011 9:14:20 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: MinorityRepublican

Now that Obama’s ordered Khadaffi OUT; if Khadaffi stays, Obama will try to spin it and rationalize that he wanted Khadaffi to stay before he wanted him to go. Only his strongest sycophants will buy that. - Meantime, America looks like Ned in the Third Reader; but fighting Obama’s War indefinitely ain’t worth it to me in order to save face for Obama.


21 posted on 03/31/2011 9:29:31 AM PDT by Twinkie (WHERE'S ALL OF OBAMA'S RECORDS?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Chicago Breaking News
Farrakhan to speak on Libya today

Associated Press

4:29 AM CDT, March 31, 2011

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan says he’s been disturbed by U.S. involvement in Libya and feels compelled to deliver words of warning.

Farrakhan has planned a 1 p.m. news conference today at Mosque Maryam to discuss his views and advice for President Barack Obama. The mosque on Chicago’s South Side is the movement’s headquarters.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/news/local/chibrknews-farrakhan-to-speak-on-libya-today-


22 posted on 03/31/2011 9:30:15 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Lexluthor69
It's time to recycle an old WWII Joke about Rommmel.

What's the difference between a clock and Libyan rebels?

Clock says "tic tac" and goes forward. Libyan rebels say "tac tic" and go backward.

Less than 1000 rebels, almost $1B spent so far to support them.

Cool $1M per rebel.

According to rebel sources, they are being kicked not only by Daffy's army but by the civilians as well.

So, what is actually fascist NATO doing there?

Why the congress is silent about impeaching Obummer?

23 posted on 03/31/2011 11:06:05 AM PDT by DTA (CENTCOM vs. AFRICOM)
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To: DTA
Why the congress is silent about impeaching Obummer?

It is because Republicans are in bed with the Democrats. Savage is probably right. Maybe we really just have one party in this country.

24 posted on 03/31/2011 11:08:48 AM PDT by archivist007
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