Skip to comments.U.S. has nearly doubled air attacks on Libya in past 12 days
Posted on 08/22/2011 5:56:08 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
The Pentagon says attacks by armed Predator unmanned planes have risen to 1.4 a day.
Washington (CNN) -- As the rebels in Libya push closer to ending the regime of embattled Col. Moammar Gadhafi, U.S. warplanes have been increasing their attacks on government positions as part of the NATO campaign.
New numbers released by the Pentagon on Monday show that the number of U.S. air attacks on Libyan air defenses, ground forces and other targets has nearly doubled over the past 12 days, compared with air attacks in the first 132 days of the NATO mission.
There was an average of 1.7 strike sorties a day from April 1 to August 10, compared with 3.1 strike sorties in the past 12 days.
The Pentagon release indicates that attacks by armed Predator unmanned planes have more than doubled to 1.4 attacks a day, compared with .6 attacks a day between April 1 and August 10.
The cost to the U.S. taxpayers for America's share of the Libyan mission, known as Operation Unified Protector, is approaching $1 billion.
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This is the future guys ~
I’m still waiting to hear the US national interest in killing Lybians and installing a Muslim Brotherhood Sharia Law government.
Our Republican Congress is chickenshiite.
I’m with you. As much as I despise the evil (former?) dictator in Libya, I’m not convinced that we are better off with the alternative, although I am almost certain that Obama has not given much thought to that issue.
Im still waiting to hear the US national interest in killing Lybians and installing a Muslim Brotherhood Sharia Law government.
I’m not holding my breath while waiting.
On the Mike Church show this morning there was a gal from
South Africa giving an enlightening presentation on just how many folks have been murdered since the end of apartheid. Far more than before, and somewhat a parallel to what is going on in Egypt, Syria, Libya, etc. historically the regime change is not pretty, Cuba comes to mind as well is Iran, Mother Russia, and on and on it goes, where it stops is anyone’s guess.
And it’s all for Obama’s politics... nothing more.
War with Pock-i-stan is on the horizon.
I thought this war was close to 1 trillion in total cost.
"...are the same people we are funding against Gaddafi(I give up spelling his name)."
I always preferred مُعَمَّر القَذَّافِي.
“”Im still waiting to hear the US national interest in killing Lybians “”
It’s sure popular to say so on the news including on FOX but not one person has been able to explain just HOW!!!! Are we going to take the oil away from GB and France?
No one seems to care that there are chemical and biological weapons available for the rebels to turn over to terrorists but I’m pretty sure the rebels are terrorists anyway. I think this country and a lot of commentators will have a lot of crow to eat - when it will be much too late!!!
this is not a formally declared war. I believe obama is doing this on his own. but this is chicken shit to go in there and remove a leader to replace with the muslim brotherhood using our men and women as fodder.
their constitution draft is based on sharia law. saw it on another posting here.
this is BS and I don’t feel good about it.
but our dictator is crap anyway.
Score another victory for the Muslim Brotherhood with the help of the USA and the Euro-peons.
Is he not still engaged in and illegal war? Is anyone shutting him down?