Skip to comments.US fires Tomahawks on Libyan defenses (Flashback: 25Mar11, 170 Tmahawks,153 Air: Panetta's Risk)
Posted on 10/27/2012 12:52:26 PM PDT by xzins
(AFP) Mar 25, 2011 WASHINGTON The United States fired 16 new Tomahawk cruise missiles at Libyan targets on Thursday and Friday as part of the US role in the UN-mandated mission to protect Libyan civilians, the Pentagon said.
The new missile launches brought the total number of Tomahawks used by US and coalition forces to at least 170 as they enforce a UN resolution to set up a no-fly zone over Libya to stop air attacks by the forces of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi.
Pentagon officials said 16 new missiles were fired in the 24 hours to 0500 GMT Friday by US warships and submarines. The missiles are aiming to take out Kadhafi's anti-aircraft and artillery positions.
In the nearby seas, submarines including the USS Providence, USS Florida and the USS Scranton are patrolling alongside the destroyers USS Stout and USS Barry.
The number of Tomahawk missiles used in Libya has started to approach the number used in the 1991 Gulf War, the first conflict in which they were deployed. In that conflict, some 297 missiles were used.
During the same 24-hour period coalition warplanes carried out 153 sorties, officials said, including 67 by US forces.
Washington has said it hopes to turn over command of all Libya operations to NATO while maintaining a support role.
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we had a lot less intel back then too
pRes_ _ent Obama has shown he will do ANYTHING
to arm terrorists (Fast & Furious, and the
20,000 Libyan MANPADs to Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere
are but two examples).
The US Congress has approved by being silent.
Did they get an aspirin factory?
I think the USS Barry is sinking.
Aspirin factories and Muslim goat brothels are non-risk collateral damage assessments that are acceptable in sending in Tomahawk cruse missiles even though the false prophet Mohammed might take exception to the Muslim goat brothels being taking out.
This blows Panetta’s “argument” right out of the wate
They are in full CYA mode.
Nowe they say they gave no STAND DOWN orders. The purge is in action.
Thank-you. I wish our media would point out these inconsistencies, too.
Panetta is a BS shoveler. No American air assets would have been at risk. The real risk was the possibility of Libyan casualties, and the Islamic world’s condemnation that would embarrass the US at the UN General Assembly later in September.
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