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U.S. says five-nation coalition launching Libya strikes (Bush had a 49 nation coalition in Iraq)
reuters ^ | 3/20/2011 | Reuters

Posted on 03/20/2011 6:41:50 AM PDT by tobyhill

A coalition of the United States and four other nations launched military action against Libya on Saturday, officials said, as the West tries to force Muammar Gaddafi from power.

A U.S. official told reporters on condition of anonymity that a coalition including the United States, France, Britain, Canada and Italy had begun launching strikes on Libya designed to cripple Muammar Gaddafi's air defenses.

At least some Arab nations are expected to join the coalition later, the official said.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barrysbigadventure; boguswar; gaddafi; illegalwar; libya; nocongressapproval; noflyzone; obama; obamaswar; warofchoice

1 posted on 03/20/2011 6:41:53 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

we’ll find some arab nations to help us bomb the Libyan stone throwers, when they are not too busy shooting their own stone throwers


2 posted on 03/20/2011 6:43:45 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: silverleaf
we’ll find some arab nations to help us bomb the Libyan stone throwers

...if by "help", you mean "sell us oil", then you're probably right.

3 posted on 03/20/2011 6:46:12 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: silverleaf

mebbe we should just bomb the stone throwers with stone throwers


4 posted on 03/20/2011 6:47:04 AM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: tobyhill
that a coalition including the United States, France, Britain, Canada and Italy

Italy, France, hohoho.

I'm Italian and the last time we fought a good battle was before the Romans fought the Huns.

What is Berlusconi gonna provide, the camp followers?

The Italian Army was involved in WWII for about a week, I think they held out one day longer than the French.

It's an English speaking trio of countries against the mooselimbs.

Kill them all and give the land to the French and Italians.

5 posted on 03/20/2011 6:53:28 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: tobyhill
a coalition including the United States, France, Britain, Canada and Italy

Well, at least we know which nation's ruling party leaders had their tax-free, no questions asked gold bullion stored in Ghadafi's bank.

6 posted on 03/20/2011 7:04:04 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: tobyhill
Bush also had 100% Congressional approval AND UN approval.

WMD??? Stop being stupid with that issue. Iraq had them and everyone knows it.

7 posted on 03/20/2011 7:04:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tobyhill

Where is “Code Pinkos” gang marching and shouting, “No Blood for Oil”?


8 posted on 03/20/2011 7:08:49 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone
Where is “Code Pinkos” gang marching and shouting, “No Blood for Oil”?

*crickets*

9 posted on 03/20/2011 7:14:04 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 787 of our national holiday from reality. - It's never 3 AM at the White Hut)
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To: tobyhill

After 787 days of systematically punishing our allies and rewarding our enemies I’m surprised that we have 5 friends to form a coalition.


10 posted on 03/20/2011 7:16:36 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 787 of our national holiday from reality. - It's never 3 AM at the White Hut)
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To: tobyhill

I suspect Libya will be partitioned. And, that’s just the beginning for the N. African & ME region.

2011 is shaping up to be the yr of the unexpected.


11 posted on 03/20/2011 7:18:31 AM PDT by odds
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To: USS Alaska

Don’t diss the french and Italians. They are showing more resolve than an Ozombiefied America.


12 posted on 03/20/2011 7:18:56 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 787 of our national holiday from reality. - It's never 3 AM at the White Hut)
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To: odds

Iraq should have been split more-or-less along ethnic lines and set at each others’ throats.

Turkey deserved an independent and hostile Kurdistan on its border as a special reward for its “coöperation” at the start of the war.

But what do I know?


13 posted on 03/20/2011 7:26:19 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 787 of our national holiday from reality. - It's never 3 AM at the White Hut)
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To: tobyhill

Obama’s war of choice.


14 posted on 03/20/2011 7:27:14 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: null and void

“After 787 days of systematically punishing our allies and rewarding our enemies I’m surprised that we have 5 friends to form a coalition.”

First, I LOLed hard.

Then, I realized you are 100% right.

It doesn’t seem quite as funny now.


15 posted on 03/20/2011 8:10:40 AM PDT by Ueriah
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To: tobyhill

Ok msm come out come out where ever you are.


16 posted on 03/20/2011 8:37:38 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Ueriah

Funny peculiar, not funny ha ha.

*sigh*


17 posted on 03/20/2011 8:42:35 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 787 of our national holiday from reality. - It's never 3 AM at the White Hut)
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To: tobyhill
Wow...how times sure have changed. Now 5 countries make up a coalition? They along with a single UN resolution and no Congressional approval now constitutes a legitimate declaration of war on a country? A sovereign nation that has not threatened us nor harbored those who would do us harm, nor have launched a war of aggression against their neighbors, nor do they possess or plan on making WMD and have not violated more than a dozen UN resolutions? This is what passes for a legal war these days?

From an article Saturday, March 19, 2011 7:05 pm:
In a joint statement to Gadhafi late Friday, the United States, Britain and France — backed by unspecified Arab countries...

Yeah, unspecified because they do not exist, but hey, the "coalition" is hoping some of them will join them.

According to this website there were 52 countries in the Coalition of the Willing in March-April 2003, 15 of which provided boots on the ground. In March 2004 there were 53 countries with 34 providing troops.

17 UN resolutions were promptly ignored by Iraq along with harboring of known terrorists, large payments to suicide bombers, known terrorist training camps, WMD and its use on their citizens, over a year of warnings and a Congressional Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq and all of these led to an illegal, immoral, war of choice and agression by President George W. Bush.

But this fiasco? All is well in Barry's World. [BARF!]

18 posted on 03/20/2011 9:07:53 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: null and void
I’m surprised that we have 5 friends to form a coalition.

Interesting thought...perhaps this is the olive branch being offered? Barry may be concerned that these "friends" would come to the aid of American "rebel forces" when the time comes, if he did not help them when they asked.

19 posted on 03/20/2011 9:12:25 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Just A Nobody

Interesting thought. (Are British taxes lower than American taxes?)


20 posted on 03/20/2011 9:18:22 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 787 of our national holiday from reality. - It's never 3 AM at the White Hut)
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To: UCANSEE2
a coalition including the United States, France, Britain, Canada and Italy

including named Arab countries...UAE, Qatar, Jordon, Morocco...safe bets named but others not named as well i understand. Must not forget Norway, Poland, Denmark as well...and other smaller nations.

21 posted on 03/20/2011 9:22:47 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

The Arabs just backed out, shocking! I know. /s

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2691773/posts


22 posted on 03/20/2011 9:27:44 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: TsonicTsunami08
Amr Moussa says the military operations have gone beyond what the Arab League backed.

No they did not...the Arab league knew exactly what this would entail in every respect. They just have to play their hand now.

You are forgetting we were told there is to be a host of dis-information as the propaganda war is being played out now. They knew...and now all sides are playing the proganda war to their advantage......protecting their political seats in the process. Lots of 'he said she said' on the board now.

23 posted on 03/20/2011 9:35:38 AM PDT by caww
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To: Just A Nobody

Thanks for posting this. I will be using this to bash some Rinos and rats who have lied about GW’s support in Iraq.

According to this website there were 52 countries in the Coalition of the Willing in March-April 2003, 15 of which provided boots on the ground. In March 2004 there were 53 countries with 34 providing troops.

17 UN resolutions were promptly ignored by Iraq along with harboring of known terrorists, large payments to suicide bombers, known terrorist training camps, WMD and its use on their citizens, over a year of warnings and a Congressional Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq and all of these led to an illegal, immoral, war of choice and agression by President George W. Bush.

But this fiasco? All is well in Barry’s World.

I’m sending this link and the original article to the lying rats/rinos and some allies to use it. Thanks again.

http://www.pwhce.org/willing.html


24 posted on 03/20/2011 10:04:19 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: TsonicTsunami08; All
Qatari jets are in Libyan airspace right now..... Might begin attacks soon. 7 minutes ago via web

Here ya go...hummm...as said...you have to watch the dis-information out there now...the Arabs are in this war...

25 posted on 03/20/2011 10:17:07 AM PDT by caww
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To: TsonicTsunami08; All
Qatari jets are in Libyan airspace right now..... Might begin attacks soon. 7 minutes ago via web

Here ya go...hummm...as said...you have to watch the dis-information out there now...the Arabs are in this war...watch what they are doing...not what they are saying.

26 posted on 03/20/2011 10:17:53 AM PDT by caww
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To: TsonicTsunami08; All

United Arab Emirates Jets are due to arrive at the Decimomannu air force base on the Italian island of Sardinia, says the AFP news agency.


27 posted on 03/20/2011 10:40:59 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Al-Taqiyya anyone? /s


28 posted on 03/20/2011 10:41:34 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: caww
including named Arab countries...UAE, Qatar, Jordon, Morocco...safe bets named but others not named as well i understand. Must not forget Norway, Poland, Denmark as well...and other smaller nations.

Beginning to sound like the board of directors of the FEDERAL RESERVE.

29 posted on 03/20/2011 2:53:28 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: Just A Nobody

Be nice. Lets pray that it turns out ok.

We are actually doing the right thing so far. Let us hope that it continues.

I know that the lefts undermining of Bush for all those years rankles... but lets not do the same in return.

Our troops need to win this battle against the islamists in the middle east. If this war allows us in to take out the bad guys (fingers crossed we support the right side) then lets go get them.

Quaddafi is definitely not a good guy. Lets have some say in who replaces him.


30 posted on 03/20/2011 6:28:47 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: tobyhill

31 posted on 03/20/2011 6:30:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Grampa Dave
You are welcome, Grampa. I don't know how I missed it all these years...just stumbled upon it today.

Thanks for spreading it around. It is never too late to repeat the facts.

32 posted on 03/20/2011 7:09:50 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: tobyhill

Amin Al Husseini seen inspecting his Hanzar Division made up exclusively of Muslims, mostly from the Crotia/Bosnia/Serbia region. They actively lead the genocide against BSerbs, Serbian Jews and Gypsies.

Amin Al Husseini meets with Adolf Hitler in November 1942, weeks before the decision to implement the Final Solution which sent Europe's Jews to the gas chamber. The Third Reich provided Amin Al Husseini with a salary and appointed him Head of the Hanzar SS Division. The Hanzar Division was made of Nazi Muslims and implemented the genocide of 250,000 Serbs, Gypsies and Jews during WWII.

Amin Al Husseini shown here on a Nazi poster recruiting fellow Muslims to join Hitler in the fight against the West and the Jews. His disciples today include Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein and the leaders of Hamas, Al Qeida and Islamic Jihad.

Amin Al Husseini, future President of the World Islamic Congress (1961) and founding father of the Arab League (1944) inspects his Muslim Nazi troops, the Hanzar Division. Amin Al Husseini making the traditional nazi salute.

Yasser Arafat became a disciple of Amin Al Husseini since the age of 17. Here: recent picture of Palestinian soldiers under the leadership of Arafat making the traditional Nazi salute.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM AND POTUS.

Barry Soetero is a communist plant and anti semite who is working to put radical jihadis in power world wide.

33 posted on 03/20/2011 7:18:59 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
Be nice.
NO! Frankly I'm sick of that BS.

We are actually doing the right thing so far.
What on earth would make you say that? You have no idea who these so-called rebel forces are. They could be the MB as they were in Egypt, or AQ for all we know.

Our troops need to win this battle against the islamists in the middle east.
I agree and they should be permitted to have bullets in their weapons and take them out in Afghanistan and Iraq with impunity.

We don't need another front in the war and the fact of the matter is, WE have no idea if we are supporting the right side or not at this point.

Why would I want a say in who rules Libya? I sure as heck don't want Libya, or any other nation, to have a say in who "rules" the USA. Enough!

34 posted on 03/20/2011 7:19:45 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: dfwgator

;*) Thanks!


35 posted on 03/20/2011 7:20:21 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Rome2000
I don't see anything "crypto" about his muslimness.

As I've been saying since before 11-08:
He is an islamo-fascist communist! I used to add foreign-born, but wth knows. He is certainly not POTUS.

36 posted on 03/20/2011 7:24:05 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: null and void

Too busy protesting at Quantico in support of Manning.


37 posted on 03/20/2011 7:25:18 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Just A Nobody
Now 5 countries make up a coalition? They along with a single UN resolution and no Congressional approval now constitutes a legitimate declaration of war on a country? A sovereign nation that has not threatened us nor harbored those who would do us harm, nor have launched a war of aggression against their neighbors, nor do they possess or plan on making WMD and have not violated more than a dozen UN resolutions? This is what passes for a legal war these days?

You are darn tootin!!! I have been screaming at the news and cannot bear what is happening. Some Dems are starting to say "unconstitutional" but it is too late for that. The time to worry about constitutional was before this man was sworn in to be president. With each step he takes it emboldens him more and he has dared anyone to challenge him because if they do, they will be ridiculed and made laughing stocks. I wonder how many are laughing now.

38 posted on 03/20/2011 7:47:22 PM PDT by this is my country
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To: UCANSEE2

Oh that IS funny!


39 posted on 03/20/2011 10:17:37 PM PDT by caww
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