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Camp Lejeune Marines To Libya To Strike At Qadhafi Forces
WCTI.COM ^ | 3/24/11 | WCTI Staff

Posted on 03/25/2011 7:26:35 AM PDT by Pontiac

We've seen Camp Lejuene Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan and now they are joining the fight against Libya.

About 2,200 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will take part in support operations based aboard USS Kearsarge at sea. Those support operations have thus far included air strikes and one rescue operation. The overall mission is to help end the violence directed at the Libyan people.

"The ability to launch these and other missions directly from naval vessels illustrates the unique and valuable capacity of the Navy/Marine Corps team called 'sea-basing'", said Captain Timothy Patrick, spokesman for II Marine Expeditionary Force. "Having these forces embarked aboard amphibious ships means that at any time we can execute a variety of tactical missions with little or no footprint on foreign territory."

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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: armedforces; marines
Good old Obama (it depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is). So much for the no boots on the ground pledge; He can fly them in for tactical missions on helicopters and fly out who ever survives but never have “based” any US troops in Libya.
1 posted on 03/25/2011 7:26:37 AM PDT by Pontiac
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To: Pontiac

Why are we attacking a nation that did not attack us?

Why are there not impeachment hearings this week?

Why is Obama going to the UN rather than the US Congress?

Why is the professional protesting left silent?


2 posted on 03/25/2011 7:29:31 AM PDT by Grunthor (The man or woman who doesn't forgive has forgotten the price that Christ paid for them on the Cross.)
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To: Pontiac

And where is Congress in all of this?


3 posted on 03/25/2011 7:29:46 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Pontiac

“There are no US Ground Forces involved in Laos.”


5 posted on 03/25/2011 7:30:51 AM PDT by donozark ("Never wound a King." Machiavelli)
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To: Pontiac; All
The Marines are going to be fighting alongside Al Qaeda...

Libya Islamists 'seize arms, take hostages' (This is how it all started--with an Al Qaeda attack)

6 posted on 03/25/2011 7:31:45 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Pontiac

Didn’t that ass-clown Odumbo say there wont be boots on the ground? This POS p-Resident lies like there’s no tomorrow.


7 posted on 03/25/2011 7:31:54 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO FKBRK)
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To: r9etb

Oh just great....0bambi is going to run those Osprey birds into the ground....extended missions in desert conditions and all.


8 posted on 03/25/2011 7:32:29 AM PDT by spokeshave (Half-American, non natural-born, starts war without Congress OK, while on vacation in Brazil.)
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To: Grunthor
Why is the professional protesting left silent?

An editorial in today's Wall Street Journal remarked that the left, which protested everything George W. Bush did, is much more political than principled. (Who knew?)

9 posted on 03/25/2011 7:32:56 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Obamacare: Not just dreck. Unconstitutional dreck.)
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To: Nachum

Another one for your list...


10 posted on 03/25/2011 7:34:43 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

This action makes no sense. We are attacking a country because some people don’t like their leader?


11 posted on 03/25/2011 7:34:47 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: max americana
Didn’t that ass-clown Odumbo say there wont be boots on the ground?

Maybe he'll issue them basketball sneakers or golf shoes so that, technically, he would be telling the truth.

12 posted on 03/25/2011 7:35:01 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Obamacare: Not just dreck. Unconstitutional dreck.)
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To: Grunthor
Press release (for what its worth):

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today wrote to President Obama that it was improper to commit the United States to a military intervention in Libya without prior Congressional approval, clear objectives and questioned the criteria used for intervention. Kucinich also informed President Obama of his intent to introduce a bipartisan amendment that would cut off all funds for the U.S.’s role in Libya to the next funding measure to be considered.

The letter was sent immediately upon the President’s return to the United States from a trip to South America that began after the President announced U.S. participation in military intervention in Libya without seeking prior Congressional approval for the use of military force as required by the Constitution.

Kucinich’s amendment to defund U.S. military intervention in Libya is cosponsored by Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC), Pete Stark (D-CA) and Ron Paul (R-TX).

13 posted on 03/25/2011 7:35:08 AM PDT by Pontiac
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To: spokeshave

Isn’t Obambi a work of art???? I hope he gave them lots of kinetics to defend themselves with. Plus . . . and this is an important plus . . . there will be no boots on the ground. Kinetically, this sounds ok to me!


14 posted on 03/25/2011 7:35:27 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Pontiac

Reminds me of Vietnam - the liberals started it, botched it, and because their presidents got us into it, most of them were strangely mum until Richard Nixon took office (remember Walter Mondale, who supported it down the line while LBJ was president, then turned up at an antiwar rally on the Washington Mall on the day Nixon was inaugurated?) I can see the same thing happening here - the California twins, Pelosi and Boxer, are strongly for it, imagine if it bogs down — what their position will be, especially if a Dem is no longer president. Just what we need - a third Middle East war.


15 posted on 03/25/2011 7:36:35 AM PDT by laconic
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To: Pontiac
We're putting ourselves in harms way....and we likely will get hit...and then we can say...they did it....and they have to pay.

Where the hell is Congress??

16 posted on 03/25/2011 7:36:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: donozark

Was that Johnson or Nixon ???


17 posted on 03/25/2011 7:37:35 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Grunthor

The “One who is worshipped” and his worshippers didn’t need four years to destroy this nation. He did it in a little more than two. We now live under a one world government. That government, for now, is the U.N. We do what we’re told to do.

JMHO


18 posted on 03/25/2011 7:38:55 AM PDT by Terry Mross (This is war. Choose sides.)
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To: Grunthor
Why?

Because this is a International Operation!

Why?

Because being this a Kinetic Operation there is no motive for impeachment!

Why?

Because it is UN that Rules US!

Why?

Because this is their´s agenda!

Then, so far so good!

19 posted on 03/25/2011 7:40:56 AM PDT by Mayr Fortuna
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Flip Flops for the “beach”


20 posted on 03/25/2011 7:41:05 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Pontiac

Kucinich’s amendment to defund U.S. military intervention in Libya is cosponsored by Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC), Pete Stark (D-CA) and Ron Paul (R-TX).


God bless every one of them!


21 posted on 03/25/2011 7:41:59 AM PDT by Grunthor (The man or woman who doesn't forgive has forgotten the price that Christ paid for them on the Cross.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Yep

I can see the Gulf of Tonkin on the horizon.


22 posted on 03/25/2011 7:42:20 AM PDT by Pontiac
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To: Pontiac
Lyndon Baines Obama..."I will not send American boys to do what Libyan boys should do for their own country".
23 posted on 03/25/2011 7:42:39 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: gitmogrunt
Lyndon Baines Obama..."I will not send American boys to do what Libyan boys should do for their own country".

"But I might send a few advisers"

24 posted on 03/25/2011 7:48:02 AM PDT by Pontiac
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To: Tennessee Nana

Nixon. Specifically during Op Lam San 719...


25 posted on 03/25/2011 7:50:17 AM PDT by donozark ("Never wound a King." Machiavelli)
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To: Pontiac
An illegitimate lying-ass Kenyan sends the world's greatest military into harms way on a whim, why is the GOP silent? Boehner? McConnell?
26 posted on 03/25/2011 7:53:21 AM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: North Coast Conservative

ping


27 posted on 03/25/2011 7:53:48 AM PDT by Pontiac
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To: Pontiac
26th MEU Pictures, Images and Photos

God Bless Our Marines!
28 posted on 03/25/2011 8:02:59 AM PDT by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: whatisthetruth
A better question might be

Why is the “No Nation Building” left silent about this?

This is Obama’s War but I doubt that we will hear any such words come out of Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid.

You could cut the hypocrisy with a dull spoon.

29 posted on 03/25/2011 8:04:42 AM PDT by Pontiac
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To: marine86297
Thanks

From your keyboard to God’s monitor.

30 posted on 03/25/2011 8:07:17 AM PDT by Pontiac
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To: max americana

I would expect that if any American soldier is killed in action in Libya, we won’t hear about it, or...they will be grouped into the Afghanistan tally.


31 posted on 03/25/2011 8:10:05 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Pontiac

It’s just a trial balloon.

Can he get the U.S. military to follow an illegal order? Yep - but that’s just air support and a no fly zone. Can he get ground troops for this illegal operation which was never approved by Congress or the American people? Yep, they’re on thier way.

If he can do this, will anyone in the military say “No sir” when he orders up the same “kinetic action” to prevent deaths of poor innocent Palestinians at the hands of the IDF? That’s next, this was a test. It seems to me that the military will follow the commander in chief, whether the order is illegal or not. He’s just set precedent and has eased them into what’s next.

But I probably just need to put my tin foil back on.


32 posted on 03/25/2011 8:18:34 AM PDT by Graing ("The power of wind, fire... all that kind of thing")
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To: Pontiac

Obama unveils Iraq pullout plan Combat operations to end in 18 months Backed by McCain, but some Democrats irked


33 posted on 03/25/2011 8:30:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Pontiac

“Kinetic” = “relating to or produced by motion.”

Examples: BO dancing in Rio; BO playing basketball; BO playing golf; BO sending Marines to Libya and telling them to keep their feet off the ground.


34 posted on 03/25/2011 8:41:07 AM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve qui peut)
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To: max americana

there wont be boots on the ground?

Being a Muslim this is allowed, lie, lie, lie if it fits the situation. Allah allows this. And George Bush said we worship the same god ? Statements such as this are going to get a lot of people killed.


35 posted on 03/25/2011 9:00:08 AM PDT by buck61 ( making)
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To: max americana
say there wont be boots on the ground?

"We're only sending advisors to Vietnam."

36 posted on 03/25/2011 9:01:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marine86297

My son was stationed at Camp Lejeune and this was his unit.


37 posted on 03/25/2011 10:00:54 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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