Skip to comments.Germans Pull Forces Out of NATO as Libyan Coalition Falls Apart
Posted on 03/22/2011 6:53:59 PM PDT by 11th_VA
Deep divisions between allied forces currently bombing Libya worsened today as the German military announced it was pulling forces out of NATO over continued disagreement on who will lead the campaign.
A German military spokesman said it was recalling two frigates and AWACS surveillance plane crews from the Mediterranean, after fears they would be drawn into the conflict if NATO takes over control from the U.S.
The infighting comes as a heated meeting of NATO ambassadors yesterday failed to resolve whether the 28-nation alliance should run the operation to enforce a U.N.-mandated no-fly zone, diplomats said.
Yesterday a war of words erupted between the U.S. and Britain after the U.K. government claimed Muammar Gaddafi is a legitimate target for assassination.
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“Germans are rasist!”
Everything he touches...
The Afrika Korps are 0 for 2.
Yet ANOTHER failure for The One.
This is what happens when you try to run the country from the golf course.
His first tremulous step ...
F A I L
Well, Germans are crackers, yo.
If it’s falling apart this fast it means it
wasn’t put together very well.
You can’t just throw these things together, Barak.
Remember when we usedmto have a leader in our white house? Yeah...that was cool.
Gadhafi is coming out of this smelling like a rose... Wow I just cannot believe what a complete cluster%uck this is. This intervention, what, put together over lunch and a few pencils/napkins? Obama just said ok, and didn’t even bother to mention it to America? Totally insane, hope it costs Obama any slim hope of being elected.
Like Carter, Obama is making a huge mess out of foreign policy, and I can only hope we wind up getting 12-16 yrs of conservatives running the W/H because of him.
Did barrack just kill NATO?
It was a very HOPEFUL failure though
U.K news story. This household does not listen to U.S. so called TV “news” products of the bailouts.
The Krauts finally read Rommel’s book!
Actually this is huge.
Whoever heard of a coalition falling apart after what, five days?
Obama the Last needs to be impeached.
Time to send in the B-52’s.
0bama was right on one point.....this will only last a few days
GW was a real man. Bothers me so much how he got smeared by the left, and even folks that are supposedly conservatives/and or republican.
GW, I miss you, you were an AWESOME President!
I want this in the Off-Road package.
Here we go. People better get used to this, because this is what happens when America abrogates their Leadership.
Then you'd better have boots on the ground, because his replacement, if you leave Libya alone, will be worse.
Silly me, I thought we were loved by the world since January of 2009.
Everything is going to hell. Wonder why? /sarc
>> Everything he touches...
Uncanny, isn’t it.
Wasn’t this the guy who campaigned on the paradigm that Diplomacy Solves Everything?
Well, the coalition falling apart is as purely diplomatic problem as we see these days. It is not only possible to solve it diplomatically... that is the ONLY way to solve it.
And yet, Boy Genius is totally screwing it up.
Asked for an estimate, British Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey said: 'How long is a piece of string? We don't know how long this is going to go on.
'We don't know if this is going to result in a stalemate. We don't know if his capabilities are going to be degraded quickly. Ask me again in a week.'
In the U.S., Obama has made it clear he wants no part of any leadership role in Libya.
Germany, which opposed military action against Libya, pulled its forces in the Mediterranean from NATO and put them under exclusively German command, the German news agency DPA reported yesterday.
The Daily Mail source made it sound as if Germany is pulling out of NATO altogether.
You’ve GOT to be s#!()^g me!?! Is this story real?
It’s beginning to look like his replacement is going to be Saddam Hussein.
Barry couldn’t have f***ed this up anymore if he’d tried.
..changing our image in the world alright.
Reagan brought down the Warsaw Pact.
Obama will bring down NATO.
What an accomplishment. :)
NATO, the powerhouse.
Well... that was quick.
And of course, the vacationing 0bama probably has no clue this has occurred. Mustn’t disturb The Won while he’s enjoying dinner at the resort.
I'm guessing that the falling apart of NATO is yet another success in his mind.
Let's see the 'One' get out of this pretzel ...
I see some potential for a new NASCAR racing series, too. Junior Johnson never could have dreamed of something this wild . . .
France is next... Obama incites mobs and WWIII he makes Carter look welcoming.
Wait just a cotton-pickin’ second, here...
The Germans are pulling out because it ~isn’t~ the U.S. leading the coalition?
When liberals go to war: there are no winners. Just losers. :)
Isn’t it great that the US gets along now with the rest of the world now that the evil Cowboy Bush is gone? /s
Yes, and after all, he was "trying." Remember, to the adoring sheeple, that's all that's needed.
According to the media he will put his cape on and part the seas nothing to worry about.
This is what happens when you have a president that leads by phoning it in. This whole thing was a cluster f*** from the word go. Let the damned Europeans police their own back yard for once.
Yeah, that’s a great idea. Let’s assassinate the leaders we don’t like in the Middle East. Won’t it be great when the Muslim Brotherhood takes over and we can have sharia law all over the Middle East.
It’s been a terrific improvement in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.
Next up: Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Remeber when jimmy carter sent over troops to save the hostages....Failure.
Obama said we are not really there so confidence will dwindle.
In the future will Germans side with Iran against us?
My guess is that the U.S. pushed for this, so the Germans want nothing to do with it if the U.S. is going to be little more than a spectator with advanced weapons.
Nice picture. How many billions of taxpayer dollars and years do you think it will take to make a stand-up military out of THAT?