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Report: Drones headed to Libya
politico ^ | 9/12/12 | DONOVAN SLACK

Posted on 09/12/2012 10:26:10 AM PDT by ColdOne

A senior U.S. official tells CNN that U.S. unmanned surveillance drones are expected to begin flying over Benghazai and other locations in eastern Libya to look for jihadi encampments and targets that may be tied to the attack on U.S. State Department personnel. The proposal for use of drones is expected to be approved shortly by the Pentagon and the White House, CNN's Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr reported. The official said the plan is for U.S. surveillance drones to gather the intelligence and then hand it off to the Libyans to strike the targets.

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1 posted on 09/12/2012 10:26:12 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

If we had a real president there would be cruise missiles on their way to Libya


2 posted on 09/12/2012 10:28:20 AM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: ColdOne

Why doesn’t this say “Bombers Headed to Libya”?


3 posted on 09/12/2012 10:28:26 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: ColdOne

Great. What else do we want to tell the enemy?

Putzes.


4 posted on 09/12/2012 10:28:40 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: ColdOne

Like the enemy does not expect this? Woopy-do!


5 posted on 09/12/2012 10:28:58 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: ColdOne
The official said the plan is for U.S. surveillance drones to gather the intelligence and then hand it off to the Libyans to strike the targets.

You have to be kidding me. That's like handing video over to the Japanese of the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor, and expecting them to carry out operations on their own military. Good grief! This is absurd. Instead, they'll likely collect a bunch of Libyan Christians for execution and we'll say "Job well done".

6 posted on 09/12/2012 10:29:45 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: ColdOne

They need to send B-52’s loaded with thermonuclear bombs.

Start with Mecca and Medina, then Cairo, Benghazi, Damascus, Teheran, and Islamabad.

I guarantee you the problems from these animals would stop.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 10:29:59 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I'm a grown-ass man, I thought I'd seen it all.)
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To: ColdOne

Oh, goody. I’ve heard Obama loves his little toy airplanes.

Real tough guy. /s


8 posted on 09/12/2012 10:30:15 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: ColdOne

“The official said the plan is for U.S. surveillance drones to gather the intelligence and then hand it off to the Libyans to strike the targets.”

Likelihood of that happending - ZERO %!!!


9 posted on 09/12/2012 10:30:20 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: ColdOne
The official said the plan is for U.S. surveillance drones to gather the intelligence and then hand it off to the Libyans to strike the targets.
 

Leave it to the Obama regime to (bleep) up what could have been a good idea.

10 posted on 09/12/2012 10:32:14 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: illiac

something really smells here

Libya is quick to blame a governmental security force

we are sending in drones and giving info to Libya


11 posted on 09/12/2012 10:32:23 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: ColdOne
The official said the plan is for U.S. surveillance drones to gather the intelligence and then hand it off to the Libyans to strike the targets.

Talk about outsourcing - geez!
12 posted on 09/12/2012 10:32:35 AM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: ColdOne

Why is this public information?


13 posted on 09/12/2012 10:32:40 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: ColdOne

surveillance drones

Why? So we can have better shots of the next murder and body desacration?

Why are there not missles headed to extract some measure of justice on the crowd? Where is Hitlery, demanding the security team be turned over for trial after giving our staff to the rioters?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE AZZHOLES?????????????


14 posted on 09/12/2012 10:34:31 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: ColdOne

Obammie will have them blow up some goats and claim to have kIlled the murderers. The pieces will all smell the same.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT by MrKatykelly
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To: ColdOne

What? That is like Christians giving lions to the Romans...


16 posted on 09/12/2012 10:34:55 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: slumber1

Bingo. Benghazi should be converted to a GIANT Benihanna, ditto Tripoli.

And NO occupation, aid, apologies or explanations.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 10:35:01 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: ColdOne

Blowing up a couple dozen Libyan nomads should be good for a five-point bump at least. /sarc/maybenot


18 posted on 09/12/2012 10:36:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MrKatykelly

To: ColdOne

“The official said the plan is for U.S. surveillance drones to gather the intelligence and then hand it off to the Libyans to strike American targets.

there..fixed it..


19 posted on 09/12/2012 10:37:39 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: RummyChick
something really smells here

Smells a lot like Clinton and the "baby milk factory".

Obama will strike some camps and talk tough (while attacking Romney on foreign policy).

20 posted on 09/12/2012 10:40:54 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: ColdOne

Preposterous! No Democrat administration would send million dollar missiles or drones to Libya just to blow up camels and tents for propoganda purposes.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: niteowl77
Preposterous! No Democrat administration would send million dollar missiles or drones to Libya just to blow up camels and tents for propoganda purposes.

Or even propaganda purposes!

22 posted on 09/12/2012 10:44:13 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: ColdOne

Surveillance drones? Those crazy islamists have had it now - we’re going to look at them!


23 posted on 09/12/2012 10:44:18 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: ColdOne
I will not put it past Obama to hit the terrorists hard, for the simple reason that he wants to be reelected. He remembers that the hostage crisis in Iran, and Jimmy Carter's weak and ineffective actions, doomed Carter's reelection hopes. Obama has little to lose on his left flank; the Green Party is even lower in the polls than the Libertarian and Constitution Parties, which could well cost Romney New Mexico and Virginia, the home states of the respective parties' Presidential candidates. The Green Party's Presidential candidate, Jill Stein, is not the threat to him that Ralph Nader was to Al Gore in 2000.

Motivating the national security voters and weakening the usual Democrat super-majority among Jewish voters, especially older ones, who have memories of the Holocaust and the early years of Israel would be suicidal to Obama's reelection chances. Inaction or ineffective action will cost Obama Florida and hurt him in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

24 posted on 09/12/2012 10:44:19 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: ColdOne

So much for the lieberals peaceful Arab Spring. As bad as the late MoMo was our diplomats would still be alive if he remained in power. Oh yeh and flux the false prophet and his followers of doom including Hussein boy.


25 posted on 09/12/2012 10:45:43 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: niteowl77

The drones will go. There will be a photo opp of a drone taking off. (but not the landing ten minutes later)

I call BS on Obama.

Might as well send a “blue ribbon pannel” to study the situation.


26 posted on 09/12/2012 10:47:28 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ColdOne

If Ambassador Stevens had not been murdered, we would not need the drones. Since Stevens was 0bama’s special envoy to the jihadists who took over the government, I strongly suspect he’d already been to most of those camps.

And I don’t think it does any good to tell the government of Libya where their camps are, as the jihadists ARE the government of Libya. I would guess they already know.


27 posted on 09/12/2012 10:48:04 AM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: ColdOne
Send a bunch of these drones. They're kind of dumb and lack maneuverability, but they certainly are effective when properly delivered:


28 posted on 09/12/2012 10:48:59 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Absolutely f#*ing correct! “nuke em all” only way to be sure!
29 posted on 09/12/2012 10:51:58 AM PDT by 7thOF7th (Righteousness is our cause and justice will prevail!)
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To: ColdOne
"Let slip the Tinkerbell strategy of war!"




30 posted on 09/12/2012 10:52:34 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: ColdOne
I wonder if they will be armed?
31 posted on 09/12/2012 10:55:38 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: ColdOne

What about singing, “to the shores of Tripoli...” as we deliver some good old fashioined justice, yeehaw!


32 posted on 09/12/2012 10:56:14 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: 7thOF7th
We would not be dealing with this crap had we done the right thing in the Iran Hostage Crisis.

Burn it right down to the bedrock.

When you stop kicking these creatures, they have only contempt for you.

33 posted on 09/12/2012 10:56:33 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (The Google thing is in the yard again. Sniffed the laundry, now it's looking in the septic tank.)
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To: ColdOne

So much for the lieberals peaceful Arab Spring. As bad as the late MoMo was our diplomats would still be alive if he remained in power. Oh yeh and flux the false prophet and his followers of doom including Hussein boy.


34 posted on 09/12/2012 10:57:52 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Our president is not going to ever blow up his brothers.
35 posted on 09/12/2012 10:59:22 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: ColdOne

wagging the dog after the horse has left the barn


36 posted on 09/12/2012 10:59:50 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Wallace T.
I will not put it past Obama to hit the terrorists hard, for the simple reason that he wants to be reelected.

I expect it. He doesn't have a choice. Failure to manufacture and propagandize a "tough" response to this foreign policy debacle could cost him the election.

37 posted on 09/12/2012 10:59:52 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut
Smells a lot like Clinton and the "baby milk factory".

What was that?? Pamela Anderson's Secret Service code name?


38 posted on 09/12/2012 11:00:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne
OMG.

Hey I know let's telegraph every freaking move we make.

WTF?

39 posted on 09/12/2012 11:03:40 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ColdOne
I bet they are quaking in thier sandals...

...NOT.

I hate this pussified administration worse than cancer.

40 posted on 09/12/2012 11:05:26 AM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

LOL!


41 posted on 09/12/2012 11:06:57 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: ANGGAPO
You got THAT right....

 


42 posted on 09/12/2012 11:09:00 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ColdOne

More WH propaganda thru Politico to show Obama is doing something—but not really.


43 posted on 09/12/2012 11:09:29 AM PDT by kabar
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To: ColdOne

Yeah, that’ll do it.

Obama knew something was up and left Americans hanging. He should be impeached forthwith.


44 posted on 09/12/2012 11:11:39 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: kabar
Report: Drones headed to Libya

This is Wolf Blitzer and Brian Williams reporting from Tripoli. Now, back to the studio.


45 posted on 09/12/2012 11:12:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne

Why are we telling anyone what we are doing?

oh yeah, Odumbo has to appear to be doing something.


46 posted on 09/12/2012 11:13:54 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Wallace T.

There really aren’t any “national security voters.”

Honestly the reaction of the average man or woman in the street isn’t “lets strike somebody” it’s “why do we even have people in Benghazi in the first place?”

Isolationist feelings are incredibly strong right now.


47 posted on 09/12/2012 11:17:13 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: slumber1
If we had a real president there would been cruise missiles on their way to Libya with nukes as warheads.
48 posted on 09/12/2012 11:21:17 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: ColdOne
"The official said the plan is for U.S. surveillance drones to gather the intelligence and then hand it off to the Libyans to strike the targets."

LOL! Yeah DemoDummies, that'll really work!


49 posted on 09/12/2012 11:29:57 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: Arrowhead1952
If we had a real president there would been cruise missiles on their way to Libya with nukes as warheads.

Now you know better than that. Ballistic missiles are way better for delivering nukes.

Considering the small number of cities in Libya one D5 with a MIRV could probably make most of our troubles go away.
50 posted on 09/12/2012 11:57:00 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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