Skip to comments.US Likely to Keep Combat Role After Libya Shift
Posted on 03/25/2011 1:24:13 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
WASHINGTON -- The United States welcomed a partial handover for the Libyan air campaign to NATO on Thursday, but the allies apparently balked at assuming full control and the U.S. military was left in charge of the brunt of combat.
NATO agreed to take over command of the newly established no-fly zone over Libya, protective flights meant to deter Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi from putting warplanes in the air. That leaves the U.S. with responsibility for attacks on Gadhafi's ground forces and other targets, which are the toughest and most controversial portion of the operation.
The U.S had hoped the alliance would reach a consensus Thursday for NATO to take full control of the military operation authorized by the United Nations, including the protection of Libyan civilians and supporting humanitarian aid efforts on the ground. It was not immediately clear when the allies could reach agreement on the matter.
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B. “Stinkin’” O.
So much for a "No Fly Zone"
It seems to me, according to Obama’s past stances, that Obama is putting Gadhafi through a form of torture by having him boxed in while trying to attack him.
Which means Obama should put himself on trial too.
Sure, put our troops in danger. This guy needs to be impeached.
Where's the righteous indignation of the "morally superior" < /sarc> left when you need them?
Where are the protestors, demonstrating against U.S. involvement in another Mideast war, when you need them?
Where are the "No War For Oil" signs?
Where are the sound-bites from Capitol hill, demanding to know why a president is trampling the Constitution and sending U.S. forces into harm's way, sans congressional approval?
Another mess, with the U.S. tangled up in it by a democrat president, which has the potential (likelihood, anyone?) of keeping the U.S. for a while.
In the long-term? U.S. stays involved in the Libyan civil war for a dozen years trying to sort things out. The "Arab allies" reduce their presence and drop out, one by one.
By campaign time, 0 and TOTUS realize they need campaign propaganda, and announce an "exit strategy" which is unrealistic timed for after the election.
When the 2012 election sends the poseur president packing, the unworkable exit strategy is shelved, and whoever the republican president is gets blamed for the U.S. "still" being in Libya in the succeeding campaign, 2015.
And the beat goes on . . .
Obama has clean hands because he has NO HANDS....which means that he is a dangerous man as he happens to be POTUS.
Syria, Yemen, Bahrein....and more and more are waiting for their savior , the islamo-friendly POTUS, Obozobamaaaaaaaa who will bring peace and luuuuuuv to the whole world
Lots of angry shouting, being led by some imam on a PA system. This is happening concurrently at two mosques and I have to wonder if it's going on all over town on this rainy, chilly day.
This doesn't sound like the Friday afternoon prayers at all.
anger or celebrating....
It seems to have stopped for now.
Is that about it?
IOW, the only thing that’s going to change is that is gets worse for OUR troops.
I am also wondering: WHY this action at all? WHAT does The WON not want us paying attention too? (With this man (and I use the term loosely) you must WATCH THE OTHER HAND.)
Cooling pumps at one of Japan's crippled nuclear reactors are damaged beyond repair and will need to be replaced, officials learned Monday.
The revelation dashed hopes for a quick end to the ongoing nuclear catastrophe at the leaking Fukushima Daiichi plant.
An emergency order has been placed for new pumps for Unit 2 at the plant, but it's unclear how quickly they would arrive, officials said.”
Is this Libya action a Wag-the-Dog to keep us from focusing on Japan - and the continued spewing of radio active materials, day after day? Are they trying to avoid public out cry to stop fiddling around - ENOUGH - cap the damn things?
Also, ask your friends and family how many know there was another earthquake Weds.
“The Fukushima reactors at the troubled nuclear plant in northeastern Japan was hit by new earthquakes on Wednesday - causing some crews trying to contain the situation to abruptly leave.
The shocks included a magnitude-6 temblor shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday ...”
How much of what level, hour after hour, day after, week after week - ACUUMULATES beyond acceptable?
And so - Watch the other hand!
As I was saying (post #13)
FUKUSHIMA: Reactor Core #3 Is Probably Damaged; Radiation May Increase; Japan Advises Locals To Flee
Watching the other hand yet? OR kept busy with ‘misdirection’ of Libya?
So, our troops are under the command and control of NATO?
That sounds treasonous to me. Impeachable, at least.
nobama (the great leader), biden (the foreign policy genius) and h clintoon (the world’s smartest woman) seem somewhat befuddled as they fecklessly proceed with their foreign policy described by those in the know as “HUH? & WTF?”
these self-absorbed human losers have full credit for their destruction.
Epic Fail losers all.
Little Barry is an idiot.
He has managed to ensure that we get the worst of everything on this one.
That leaves the U.S. with responsibility for attacks on Gadhafi’s ground forces and other targets, which are the toughest and most controversial portion of the operation.
THAT’S NOT PART OF A “No Fly” Zone..Where in the world did (Obama) get the authority for this?? I don’t want our troops fighting Quadaffi on the ground (or even intervening more than just a “no fly zone”) WTH?
Don’t you mean WTF?