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Obama Stays Cautious as Libyan Massacre Kills 1,000
Arutz Sheva ^ | 02-23-2011 | by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 02/23/2011 8:20:28 AM PST by Red Badger

U.S. President Barack Obama is under heavy pressure from critics to condemn Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi as estmates of the death toll in his massacre of opponents pass the 1,000 mark.

Tens of thousands of foreigners are trying to flee the country by air, land and sea.

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini on Wednesday told the parliament in Rome that the it “appears to be true” that more than 1,000 civilians have been slaughtered by Qaddafi’s armed forces and hired mercenaries, who are being paid up to $2,000 a day.

He also expressed concern about a rise in “Islamic radicalism” and “the rise of an Islamic emirate” in Eastern Libya, which has been taken over by rebels. His strong criticism of the violence came despite a treaty between Italy and Libya, under which Rome promised $5 billion over 20 years while Libya pledged to help stop illegal Muslim immigrants from flooding Europe. The United Nations has condemned the violence.

However, President Obama continues to show caution and has not called for Qaddafi to step down, contrary to his remarks when deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak deployed police against protesters, up to 300 of whom were killed.

Leading Democrats as well as Republican party leaders escalated criticism of Obama, noting that Ronald Reagan, when he was president, labeled Qaddafi a “mad dog.”

"While it's true that America has less influence in Tripoli than elsewhere in the region, we're not without options, particularly in partnership with the broader international community," Senate Foreign Relations Committee member John Kerry said in a statement.

Former U.S. national security adviser Elliott Abrams urged the Obama administration to freeze Libyan bank accounts and work to suspend Libya from the United Nations Human Rights Commission, but President Obama has not responded to the suggestions.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoafrica; bhoforeignpolicy; libya

1 posted on 02/23/2011 8:20:29 AM PST by Red Badger
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2 posted on 02/23/2011 8:21:34 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Red Badger

What would Congressman West do?


3 posted on 02/23/2011 8:21:52 AM PST by Batman11
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To: Red Badger

Obama is an incompetent, cowardly, ineffective, godless, arrogant, deceitful, stupid-looking, bony-assed, Marxist/Stalinist narcissist.


4 posted on 02/23/2011 8:25:12 AM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: paulycy

Those pancakes look fine to me.


5 posted on 02/23/2011 8:25:32 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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6 posted on 02/23/2011 8:26:01 AM PST by McGruff (If you tell a lie enough times some people will come to believe it.)
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To: Batman11

You’d have to ask him................


7 posted on 02/23/2011 8:26:17 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Now, why don’t you just tell us how you really feel about our Dear Leader? :>))


8 posted on 02/23/2011 8:27:11 AM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

...and that’s just for starters...............


9 posted on 02/23/2011 8:27:30 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Red Badger

But... Qaddafi lacks the one characteristic that Obama considers worthy of criticism.


10 posted on 02/23/2011 8:27:38 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Red Badger

“Obama stays cautious?”......

Translation.........”Obama stays ball-less....”


11 posted on 02/23/2011 8:28:26 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Red Badger
Obama stays Cautious Clueless...
12 posted on 02/23/2011 8:28:59 AM PST by The Iceman Cometh (I'm called a 'teabagger'? Well, get over here liberal and I'll show you what that means.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


13 posted on 02/23/2011 8:30:30 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Can you please say it more bluntly! Thank you....hehe


14 posted on 02/23/2011 8:30:59 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Red Badger
Obambi IS Qaddafi...just a smoother version.

He's not gonna go after his soul buddy

15 posted on 02/23/2011 8:30:59 AM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

We’ve already established who he is.
What we want to know NOW is the relative strengths of his attributes & whether or not they are constant in his actions, or are his actions basically capricious.


16 posted on 02/23/2011 8:32:00 AM PST by noah (noah)
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To: Red Badger

Obama still hasn’t figured a way to spin the events in the middle east so he looks good both here and in his muzzie homeland.


17 posted on 02/23/2011 8:32:12 AM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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18 posted on 02/23/2011 8:33:02 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Badger

Who will obama blame when gas is five bucks a gallon this summer?


19 posted on 02/23/2011 8:34:52 AM PST by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a pit bull.)
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To: Red Badger
I'm sure Barry is jealous.
20 posted on 02/23/2011 8:35:04 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Red Badger

Had to take a breath after that....

Continued.........rotten, SOB, anti-American, cannot pitch a baseball to save his life, can’t pronounce corpsman, illegal alien, hypocritical, telepromptor induced robot, abortion supporter, usuper in chief, blah blah blah blah..

I can’t go on!


21 posted on 02/23/2011 8:37:35 AM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: dainbramaged

Boehner...........


22 posted on 02/23/2011 8:37:39 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: BerryDingle

Nice hat, Gookta!


23 posted on 02/23/2011 8:38:13 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: paulycy
Waahh ... can't I just eat my waffle .....?


24 posted on 02/23/2011 8:42:05 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Red Badger

Øbama is afraid to say much knowing Qaddafi can reach out and touch him. . .


25 posted on 02/23/2011 8:47:50 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Red Badger
Barry's pouting & sulking because he didn't get to go snow skiing in Vail !

At least he's consistent, consistently late & consistently wrong.

Barry needs a vacation too! bump

26 posted on 02/23/2011 8:51:00 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Red Badger

Here’s an idea, Zero. Just do what’s right. But you can’t, because you have no idea what “right” is, do you, ass clown?


27 posted on 02/23/2011 9:00:03 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: dainbramaged

Bush, of course.


28 posted on 02/23/2011 9:06:07 AM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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