Skip to comments.Over 4,000 U.S. Sailors, Marines Set Sail For Mediterranean
Posted on 03/24/2011 7:18:11 AM PDT by Strategy
The United States has started the deployment of more than 4,000 marines and sailors to the Mediterranean Sea to support the ongoing military operation in Libya, the U.S. Navy news service said.
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no boots on the ground- they have all been issued flip flops
Nope, they’ll be testing the new hover-boot prototypes!
Shhhhhhh! It’s a secret!
This is NUTS.
They know that our most valuable natural resource is our kids and will continue sending them to war. We keep pumping them out and they keep killing them.......and for what? A bunch of sand bunnys.
In the extreme short-term, no one. There is always a contingency (for lack of a better term) MEU available for immediate deployment. But, it's what this deployment does down the road 3-9 months that becomes problematic. Unless these guys are back within (roughly) 60-days, you'll see some units get extended in the other theaters of operation.
Past 60-days, and you begin to see a strained Marine Corps strained even further.
Obie’s an SOB.
That recent meet with the Mexican president starts to take on a new meaning.
nobama, the great leader, hates you, hates your children, hates Free America, hates Americans and hates the Constitution. noibama is a hate crime foisted upon us.
Wonder what the status of the 173rd Airborne Brigade is? Back from ‘Stan and based in Vicenza,Italy.
These guys and gals were probably in Afghanistan or Iraq a short time ago. This was their rotation back home for maintenance.
Now we have to move ships from other parts of the World to respond.
Do they get to wear Blue Helmets?
One of my favorite pictures - the man that can’t navigate his umbrella through the gateway.
Probably not, but I bet they will let the Americans manage the UN rape camps...
After all, “O” DID pimp them out to the UN and it will be easy duty.
And there will be no nastiness ahead for the UN, itself.... SEE?
We are fighting a war on the fly. This will end badly.
Maybe they will get to see Rome and Party.
The WH internals must show him doing much worse than even the MSM realize. Needs something to prop it back up. What to do, what to do...
What a horrible, horrible photo of what is supposed to be the “world’s most powerful leader.” I’ve never seen a picture of our CIC looking like such a tourist. An in flip-flops, of all things. I can’t believe they allowed it to be released.
Even ONE body bag returning home as a result of this demented Obama horse manure is one too many.
I read this in a post on HotAir on Tuesday.A poster had flagged an article from the Camp LeJeune base newspaper. The Kearsarge MEU, the 26th, is already doing its float on scene. The 173rd Airborne Bde in Vincenza Italy is on,according to another HA poster, 18 hour alert status. Two MEUs and an airborne bde. seem a substantial force for an expansion of our current “kinetic military action”. BTW, IIRC the 26th MEU is a special ops capable unit.
VIDEO : Captain Steve Koehler, the commanding officer of the Bataan, talks about the ship deploying to Libya on short notice.
Every ARG carries a full contingent of of SEALs and Sniper-Scouts.
With two ARGs and an airborne brigade, we can put between 7 and 10,000 light, mobile infantry into that mess in less than 6 hours.
They will bring their own helo and air support along with 30 days of all supplies. Two combat hospitals aboard the command ships.
And, they will have been wasted if the commie in chief is dumb enough to deploy them.
I wish for a military coup in the USA.
It’s not a war black is yellow green is red ornage is pink..
Prayers up for all those being deployed. My brother just called to tell me he’s goin.
I dont even think Clinton fell that far.
Amen and thank your brother for his service.
there is no french commander, this is war run by global committee
One frenchie dies and they will run and we have to go in on the ground with pooper scoopers, so to speak. Then the french come back in business suits after we clean up the mess.
Thankfully I do not have a dear one being ordered to risk all for this foolish incompetent president
And yet the GD progressive repubs led by McCain as well as many here have given full throated support to BO’s little stupidity! Unfriggin believable! Pray for our troops.
And the aircraft that the French destroyed was already on the ground at the time...Seriesly...
Thought there wasn’t going to be a ground invasion.....
When I was on Sasebo amphibs supporting the 31st MEU on Okinawa SOC was an annual qual for both the Marines and the ships. I wouldn't read a lot into it.
This guy is utterly clueless and got dragged into this by the Europeans. Daffy has been an ally of his mentor Wright and odds are put money into electing the little dweeb. He beat around the Bush until the French (for God’s sade) stepped up and took action. They still haven’t decided exactly what they want from all this.
Rush has been on fire with this folly. Hilarious, brutally truthful and right on target his damn gold and even the NFL have been totally on the back burner.
BTW my elder boy left the Navy a year ago. He was a nuke on the USS Ohio.
” I wish for a military coup in the USA. “
The lower echelons and true combat leaders have the balls
but the career oriented brass and JAG types at the top will never think of such a thing
I doubt this is an invasion force. Remember Haiti? Obama’s expecting Kadaffy to surrender quietly so that he can send a handful of troops in to do nation building.
Russian news source? Anyone else confirming it?
Where have I seen this before ... ?
We send in “military advisors” but no “combat” troops, so no problem. Then we increase the number of “military advisors” substantially. Eventually we can’t hide the fact that we’ve got a substantial armed force “in country” ready to handle any contingency including ... whoops ... combat.
Gulf of Tonkin ... Gulf of Sidra ... sure sounds familiar.
This is madness!! WHAT ARE WE DOING?????????
God be with your brother.
One of my x soccer players just got back for the 3rd time. Said, no more smoking, I'm outta here. Will collect $36,000 for two years on the GI bill for golf school.
“What’s getting short-changed?”
Everything. Next we will have to start sending Boy Scouts.
WHAT ARE WE DOING?????????”
we are all suffering from letting rampant voter fraud carry the last Presidential election ,without resistance or much complaint . We also chose the wrong guy last time and got no help from the outgoing Admin .
We are suffering from the higher levels of the Mil being penetrated and now controlled by politically motivated career oriented types that are willing to just go along with whatever the suits are fumbling around with .
Notice how many hard core combat leaders are retiring .
There’s a reason for that , to our great detriment.
We laid down for what the evil Libs and progressives
successfully foisted on us . We have not challenged the fact that an insane mastermind financial wizard is behind much of what is going on . We just let them all get away with it .
Instead of serious push-back, we are relying on masses of disgruntled Tea Partiers , many of whom are octogenarians. What happened to the supposed militias ?
Granted , it’s a mess .