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NATO Official: Gadhafi a Legitimate Target
CNN ^ | Thursday, June 9, 2011 | Fran Townsend

Posted on 06/09/2011 7:41:27 PM PDT by kristinn

A U.N. resolution justifies the targeting of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, a senior NATO military official with operational knowledge of the Libya mission told CNN Thursday.

NATO has been ramping up pressure on the regime, employing helicopters last weekend for the first time against Gadhafi's military vehicles, equipment and forces. Explosions are heard often in Tripoli, evidence of allied air strikes.

NATO began bombing Libya on March 31, under a U.N. mandate to protect civilians during the fighting between government forces and rebels who have seized most of eastern Libya.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assassination; libya; nato; obamaswar; oup; qaddafi; regimechange

1 posted on 06/09/2011 7:41:31 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Days not weeks.......said obama


2 posted on 06/09/2011 7:43:11 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: JoanneSD

Someone tell me why we are there?


3 posted on 06/09/2011 7:44:15 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: kristinn

may we finally see the end of the mad dog of the Middle East.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dqn9Hwf-H0


4 posted on 06/09/2011 7:44:35 PM PDT by ari-freedom (All we are saying....is give the military a chance)
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To: kristinn

Unreal. Yet *crickets* on Iran.


5 posted on 06/09/2011 7:44:47 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: scooby321
Someone tell me why we are there?

To make Hussein look good. B-P
6 posted on 06/09/2011 7:45:20 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: kristinn

Did these people just start reading von Clausewitz or something?


7 posted on 06/09/2011 7:45:39 PM PDT by HushTX (I make libs rage quit.)
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To: kristinn

They are definitely gunning for him.

As I stated on another thread, anybody see the town in Syria all the residents abandoned because the Syrian army is coming with tanks and such?

Wild stuff - They are living in a tent city


8 posted on 06/09/2011 7:51:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (Prov 26:21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife)
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To: kristinn

Well, I read the story, but I seem to have missed the part where he explains why Kaddafi is a legitimate target.

“Because I say so”? If this “senior NATO military official with operational knowledge of the Libya mission” is so certain of his argument, why is he unwilling to be quoted by name or nationality?

Protecting civilians by bombing cities? Saving lives by extending the war? None of this makes any sense whatever.


9 posted on 06/09/2011 7:52:53 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: scooby321

Because ‘’He Won.” Now go sit silently, racist.... (sarcasm)


10 posted on 06/09/2011 7:57:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: kristinn

NATO is US. We are back in the assassination business.


11 posted on 06/09/2011 8:00:36 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: scooby321
Someone tell me why we are there?

Hillary would tell you that the reason why the US/EU intervened is because they didn't want to further destabilize Egypt (mass flow of refugees, etc.)....i.e. in short, it was a scenario in their opinion where "You're damned if you do or damned if you don't".

12 posted on 06/09/2011 8:10:19 PM PDT by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: kristinn
If any leftists says that targeting the leaders is somehow
wrong we should remind them that their great socialist god
FDR signed off on the assassination of Yamamoto.
13 posted on 06/09/2011 8:51:06 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: kristinn
If any leftists says that targeting the leaders is somehow
wrong we should remind them that their great socialist god
FDR signed off on the assassination of Yamamoto.
14 posted on 06/09/2011 8:51:54 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: kristinn

So let me get this straight: NATO has gone from a humanitarian mission to an outright assassination mission since obviously they are attempting to end a stalemate via the removal of Qaddafi....? *shakeshead* =.=


15 posted on 06/09/2011 8:54:07 PM PDT by cranked
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To: kristinn

Oppps, this must be what the taxpayer money gets when you have an idiot POTUS followed by his idiot pimp ‘we-need-to-get-involved-in-Libya’ squad proclaiming that this kinetic humanitarian mumbo-jumbo will last only a matter of days......frakin’ liars and idiots, to include those FR folks here that backed this AnointedIdiot in going into Libya. =.=


16 posted on 06/09/2011 8:57:38 PM PDT by cranked
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To: kristinn
If any leftists says that targeting the leaders is somehow
wrong we should remind them that their great socialist god
FDR signed off on the assasination of Yamamoto.
17 posted on 06/09/2011 9:03:41 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Sorry about the triple. Using a Droid here as a hot spot,
and not real pleased with the results.


18 posted on 06/09/2011 9:05:23 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: kristinn

I’m not talking about conspiracy in my next sentences.

I get the feeling that we are all like Dylan’s Mr. Jones.

Because there’s something going on here
But you don’t know what it is
Do you, Mr Jones?

No, I don’t. But there is something going on here under the surface.


19 posted on 06/09/2011 9:50:30 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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To: scooby321

American blood for European oil.


20 posted on 06/09/2011 10:05:15 PM PDT by pterional
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To: ColdOne

How about the fact he’s been to New York at least twice for the UN and NOTHING. And now this? Where are they? Ahmadinejad should have been targeted when he landed in the US. Can you imagine if Bush did this? The hypocrisy is glaring and they have botched this thus far.


21 posted on 06/09/2011 11:25:41 PM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded (Palin 2012)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

And, they act as if this is a new idea. Thanks kristinn.
22 posted on 06/11/2011 8:12:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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