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(PressTV, Iran) U.S. sends 12,000 troops in Libya
Press TV ^ | 1/21/12 | Press TV News

Posted on 01/22/2012 3:42:47 PM PST by this is my country

The United States has sent some 12,000 soldiers to Libya, in the first phase of deployments to the oil-rich North African nation.

According to Asharq Alawsat, the troops landed in the eastern oil port city of Brega.

Although the deployment is said to be aimed at generating stability and security in the region, the troops are expected to take control of the country's key oil fields and strategic ports.

Brega, the site of an important oil refinery, serves as a major export hub for Libyan oil. The town is also one of the five oil terminals in the eastern half of the country.

Following the popular uprising of the Libyan people, NATO launched a major air campaign against the forces of the former regime on March 19, 2011 under a UN mandate to “protect the Libyan population.”

The Western military alliance, however, was heavily criticized for its failure to protect civilians and taking action beyond the terms of the UN mandate.

On October 20, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed in his hometown of Sirte, eight months into an uprising that put an end to his 42-year dictatorship.

Human rights groups have accused NATO of committing war crimes and human rights violations against Libyans.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; libya; oup; presstv; troops; us; ustroopsinlibya
I want to hear Obama's spin on this in the State of the Union.
1 posted on 01/22/2012 3:42:54 PM PST by this is my country
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To: this is my country

You gotta be kidding me. Is this for real?


2 posted on 01/22/2012 3:44:43 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: this is my country
This is a joke, right??

Didn't see Semmens though. Needs congress approval?? Me thinks so.

3 posted on 01/22/2012 3:45:02 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: this is my country

I hope this is an April Fool’s type stunt!!!


4 posted on 01/22/2012 3:47:07 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: this is my country

WTF! ANGER!


5 posted on 01/22/2012 3:47:20 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: this is my country

WARNING!!!!

PressTV (recently banned in Britain - but not, apparently, on FR) is the propaganda outlet for the Iranian Regime...


6 posted on 01/22/2012 3:47:29 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: this is my country

Given the Emperor’s 57 States and their
ownership of US power, are the Americans
under EU, UN or just direct al Qaeda (Ikhwan)control?


7 posted on 01/22/2012 3:48:39 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: this is my country

This has got to be a joke.

Why would we put that many troops on the ground again in another Mooslime country just to protect the oil interests of Europe ... from what I know we get hardly any oil if not no oil from Libya.

Libya oil goes mainly to Europe, let them send in troops to protect their big exporter.


8 posted on 01/22/2012 3:49:15 PM PST by CapnJack
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9 posted on 01/22/2012 3:50:38 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: this is my country

Some0ne wants some of Qaddafi’s billions....and to set up a call center for 2012 campaign donations..........


10 posted on 01/22/2012 3:50:55 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: this is my country
WTF? Another wag-the-dog War? Courtesy of this Commie bastard who has no regard for our Constitution, our Military and the freedoms secured to us by them.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
11 posted on 01/22/2012 3:52:01 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: this is my country

Where’s the American Lame stream media on this? Calling Matt Drudge.


12 posted on 01/22/2012 3:52:24 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Maxine, I'll see you there. I'm not changing my ways.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


13 posted on 01/22/2012 3:58:02 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: this is my country

NOBLOODFOROIL!!!!!


14 posted on 01/22/2012 4:00:16 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: this is my country

We can’t believe anything the Iranians say.

But then we can’t believe anything our own government says either.

It is a toss up as to which one is the most dishonest.


15 posted on 01/22/2012 4:02:04 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Obama will need a foreign crisis or three going into the election.


16 posted on 01/22/2012 4:03:50 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: SunkenCiv

PING.

If true, Obama and NATO realize they dropped the ball and probably should have done this sooner.

It sounds like the White House did not listen to the Generals in the AOR.


17 posted on 01/22/2012 4:12:45 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: this is my country

WTF?


18 posted on 01/22/2012 4:14:29 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: CapnJack

We, the US get no oil from Libya. It goes, or went, mainly to Italy and Greece.


19 posted on 01/22/2012 4:14:45 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: LucyT

Ping FWIW


20 posted on 01/22/2012 4:16:28 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: Iron Munro

Ain’t it the truth and ain’t it a shame?

Don’t know what the truth is.


22 posted on 01/22/2012 4:19:56 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: this is my country

Somebody order pepperoni? Who has the three-meat goat-camel-sheep special?


23 posted on 01/22/2012 4:56:33 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: WellyP
WTF! ANGER!

Ditto that.

24 posted on 01/22/2012 5:02:05 PM PST by this is my country
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To: Sequoyah101
You gotta be kidding me. Is this for real?

I am hoping someone will verify that it's not real.

25 posted on 01/22/2012 5:04:10 PM PST by this is my country
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To: this is my country
There is no spin because this story is fabricated. There's no news on the DoD or State Department websites.
26 posted on 01/22/2012 5:04:31 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Uncle Ike
WARNING!!!!

PressTV (recently banned in Britain - but not, apparently, on FR) is the propaganda outlet for the Iranian Regime...

It is on WND, also.

27 posted on 01/22/2012 5:06:55 PM PST by this is my country
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To: GAB-1955
Not necessarily true, we were bombing Libya for two days before the news was actually reported.

But, I find this story dubious for now.

28 posted on 01/22/2012 5:09:05 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: this is my country

12,000? No blogs or tweets? No Debka breaking news?


29 posted on 01/22/2012 5:11:14 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Jet Jaguar
It also is not on the BBC or Radio France Internationale websites, nor on the Voice of America website. It is not on Libération, nor La Stampa, not the Guardian in the U.K.

Enemy sources have been known to lie.

30 posted on 01/22/2012 5:13:39 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: this is my country
Nation building in Libya, what could possibly go wrong?

Hope this news account is incorrect and considering the source it most likely is.

31 posted on 01/22/2012 5:17:01 PM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

I hope you are right. You know we have troops in Africa, forget which country, on a peace keeping mission and I am not comfortable with that, either.


32 posted on 01/22/2012 5:27:27 PM PST by this is my country
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To: jpsb

I hope you are right. You know we have troops in Africa, forget which country, on a peace keeping mission and I am not comfortable with that, either.


33 posted on 01/22/2012 5:29:59 PM PST by this is my country
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To: jpsb

I hope you are right. You know we have troops in Africa, forget which country, on a peace keeping mission and I am not comfortable with that, either.


34 posted on 01/22/2012 5:30:43 PM PST by this is my country
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To: this is my country

Sorry about the triple post. The reply was very slow and I hit it twice.


35 posted on 01/22/2012 5:33:19 PM PST by this is my country
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To: Uncle Ike

Thanks for your true, and accurate statement about PressTV. It is the propaganda arm of the Iranian Government.

Personally think articles from PressTV should be banned from posting at Free Republic as it is most often disinformation.

There is no way this article can be believed period.


36 posted on 01/22/2012 5:36:47 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: this is my country

I think the story is bogus, it takes a lot of ships to move 12,000 troops and their equipment. There would definitely be more noise if a US flotilla of the size needed were operating in the Med.


37 posted on 01/22/2012 5:37:48 PM PST by jpsb
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To: this is my country

The US has a few hundred troops in Djibouti.

Contrary to popular belief, only 6 or 7 countries host more than a couple thousand US troops. Most overseas contingents are just a few hundred doing technical work or guarding embassies, etc.


38 posted on 01/22/2012 5:40:28 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: this is my country

“Certainty of death, small chance of success... What are we waiting for?”


39 posted on 01/22/2012 6:29:52 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: this is my country

This has to be BS, has to be, plus losing all that oil in a day. Every week with Obama at the helm is a cluster****.


40 posted on 01/22/2012 7:45:17 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: TomGuy

I don’t buy this for a second. If we would have moved it would have been very public—now France might do this—maybe UK but not Obama.


41 posted on 01/22/2012 8:53:12 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Jet Jaguar; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Jet Jaguar, but consider the source. Maybe there will be verification in other sources.


42 posted on 01/29/2012 6:25:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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