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U.S. Rushes to Help Create Commando Force in Libya
N Y Times ^ | October 15, 2012 | ERIC SCHMITT

Posted on 10/15/2012 9:07:10 PM PDT by Rabin

The Pentagon and State Department are rushing to help the Libyan government (within 12 months to) create a commando force to combat Islamic (extremists movie goers).

Obama shifted about $8 million from Pentagon operations aid budgeted for Pakistan to begin building an elite Libyan force over the next year could number about 500 troops," a final decision on the plan by the end of the year.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhodod; commando; libya; soshillary
http://www.businessinsider.com/uss-ponce-commando-mothership-2012-1

Prior Commando in Chief action sim;

Commando 'Mothership' Is Being Rushed To The Middle East. Under Special ML&C command and control, ship projected to vector strategically between Phoenix and Gilbert.

Thanks freep blam, cont. R.

1 posted on 10/15/2012 9:07:18 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: Rabin

Yeah, what could possibly go wrong?


2 posted on 10/15/2012 9:09:51 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Rabin

There should be plenty left in the Embassy security budget to fund this project.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 9:13:14 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: Rabin

I had to look twice to be sure this wasn’t from the Onion.........


4 posted on 10/15/2012 9:18:30 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Rabin

The brain trust strikes again.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 9:18:35 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: basil

6 posted on 10/15/2012 9:21:22 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Rabin

Hey, and while we are at it, why don’t we give them a squadron of F 16s too?

Or a fleet of drones to kill nasty terrorists and keep their nation free. And a Billion dollars in aid. Annually.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 9:21:56 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: Rabin

Are we going to pay their airfare to NYC and buy them subway tokens?


8 posted on 10/15/2012 9:22:05 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: Rabin
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
9 posted on 10/15/2012 9:22:24 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Rabin

Big Mistake. The U.S is going to arm a lybian commando force.
We have seen this before in Afghanistan, where these hacks shoot our own
solders. A Big Mistake in the making.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 9:23:01 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Rabin

11 posted on 10/15/2012 9:23:53 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
This is what will happen: and this is what Obama & Co. will say until eventually Panatta accepts responsibility: If these clowns had a molecule of affection for our country they wouldn't do a damn thing more--other than cashing their paychecks, of course--until they hand over matters of state to the grownups in January.
12 posted on 10/15/2012 9:23:59 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Rabin

Zero doubles down on the Muslim Bro’s.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 9:25:51 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: dead

Sent it to my pals via Google Mail, titling the message “Golf in Libya”. Before I pressed SEND an ad for golf clubs appeared. Ain’t Google great?


14 posted on 10/15/2012 9:29:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; Rabin
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15 posted on 10/15/2012 9:29:28 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: One Name

The horses are out of the barn and under the bus!


16 posted on 10/15/2012 9:30:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Rabin

little late for that Arab Spring ain’t they?

reckon they forgot about Islamic thunderstorms


17 posted on 10/15/2012 9:31:46 PM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: Rabin

Anything rushed like this will be gay and superficial just the way it is these days. Please post my wrongs on this.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 9:33:49 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Rabin

Oh Jeez.... what could POSSIBLY go wrong....


19 posted on 10/15/2012 9:34:43 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Revolting cat!

Google’s crawling up all our asses and setting up shop.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 9:37:15 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: Revolting cat!

And the window of opportunity is closed, as far as best strategic advantage...


21 posted on 10/15/2012 9:38:18 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“Yeah, what could possibly go wrong?”

What? Give a bunch of muslims in a country largely controlled by Al Qaeda a bunch of RPG’s and commando weaponry but you train ‘em up really good. Don’t see any holes in that. We should probably throw in some of our most advanced anti-aircraft missiles and a little something nuclear. Then they’d be really good little pro-western commandos.

Of course, they would have to promise not to turn over any weapons or know-how to Al Qaeda. That closes the last possible hole.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 10:01:47 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Rabin
Obama shifted about $8 million from Pentagon operations aid budgeted for Pakistan to begin building an elite Libyan force over the next year could number about 500 troops," a final decision on the plan by the end of the year.

This appears to be mere soon-to-be forgotten electioneering, and every thinking person should suspect it.

Who knew, BTW, that Libya would be Obama's October Surprise on himself?

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23 posted on 10/15/2012 10:45:41 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What are they going to call this?
Afghanistan II ?

We are going to train commandos someone else vets?
That worked out swell in Afghanistan...


24 posted on 10/16/2012 12:44:59 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68; All

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/16/world/asia/afghan-armys-high-turnover-clouds-us-exit-plan.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20121016&_r=0


25 posted on 10/16/2012 1:28:17 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: reagandemocrat

His Muslim brothers won’t like this but hey they undertand he’s trying to look tough for the election. See what bowing to Muslim kings and kissing their a$$e$ gets you?


26 posted on 10/16/2012 3:16:52 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: One Name

Or is that a pic of the pale (death) and red (war) horse from Revelation?


27 posted on 10/16/2012 3:21:03 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: basil

Tough times at the Onion these days. How do you compete against Obama’s reality?


28 posted on 10/16/2012 3:38:25 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yeah, what could possibly go wrong?...They could get the training, desert and set up para miltary groups to smuggle in drugs from Mexico? Oh,...wait, that actually happened.


29 posted on 10/16/2012 3:55:50 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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