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U.S. to Help Create an Elite Libyan Force to Combat Islamic Extremists
New York Times ^ | October 15, 2012 | ERIC SCHMITT

Posted on 10/16/2012 6:30:57 AM PDT by reaganaut1

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and State Department are speeding up efforts to help the Libyan government create a commando force to combat Islamic extremists like the ones who killed the American ambassador in Libya last month and to help counter the country’s fractious militias, according to internal government documents.

The Obama administration quietly won Congress’s approval last month to shift about $8 million from Pentagon operations and counterterrorism aid budgeted for Pakistan to begin building an elite Libyan force over the next year that could ultimately number about 500 troops. American Special Operations forces could conduct much of the training, as they have with counterterrorism forces in Pakistan and Yemen, American officials said.

The effort to establish the new unit was already under way before the assault that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans at the United States Mission in Benghazi, Libya. But the plan has taken on new urgency as the new government in Tripoli tries to assert control over the country’s militant factions.

According to an unclassified internal State Department memo sent to Congress on Sept. 4, the plan’s goal is to enhance “Libya’s ability to combat and defend against threats from Al Qaeda and its affiliates.” A companion Pentagon document envisions that the Libyan commando force will “counter and defeat terrorist and violent extremist organizations.” Right now, Libya has no such capability, American officials said.

A final decision on the program has not been made, and many details, like the size, composition and mission of the force, are still to be determined. But American government officials say they have discussed the plan’s broad outlines with senior Libyan military and civilian officials as part of a broader package of American security assistance.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: libya
Arm and train Muslims to combat "Muslim extremists". What could go wrong? Does the name Nidal Malik Hasan ring a bell? How many Americans have been killed by members of the Afghan army that is supposedly on our side?
1 posted on 10/16/2012 6:30:59 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

More insanity from the Marxist in Chief.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 6:33:38 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: reaganaut1

Terrific. /s

The definition of insanity.


3 posted on 10/16/2012 6:33:49 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: reaganaut1

Time for another bad idea! History teaches these dolts nothing.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 6:35:21 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: reaganaut1
Great idea! They can use the Martyrs Brigade that "protected" the consulate as the nucleus.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 6:36:14 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: reaganaut1
Giving special weapons and sophisticated training to the Muslim Brotherhood.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

6 posted on 10/16/2012 6:36:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: reaganaut1; Travis McGee
Giving special weapons and sophisticated training to the Muslim Brotherhood.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

7 posted on 10/16/2012 6:36:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: Lazamataz

based on the myth..good muslim. bad muslim.

fail


8 posted on 10/16/2012 6:42:19 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: reaganaut1

Shouldn’t the Pentagon and State Department be working to shut down YouTube?


9 posted on 10/16/2012 6:44:42 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: reaganaut1

The model for this is the arming and training of the Palestinian Authority so they could control terrorists to aid the peace process with Israel. After a while, they predictably transitioned into being armed, trained terrorists themselves.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 6:45:59 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: reaganaut1

It won’t be long until the Crack Commando units are specialized terrorist groups. Same thing happened when we tried to help Mexico train their army troops. We armed/tained them to fight the cartels only to have them become assasins for the cartels.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 6:47:01 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: reaganaut1

They’ll just be used against us.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 6:50:05 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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To: reaganaut1
It would be nice to try something completely different and just LEAVE and let the barbarians wallow in their own savage juices.
13 posted on 10/16/2012 6:50:47 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Hey, here’s an idea. Let’s create a special force in the US to fight against the Tea Party.

Which what was Obama’s intention with his National police force.

Libyan’s will not fight Libyan’s on behalf of the US. It’s moronic at best.

Now what I would do is form a special forces group made up of entirely Coptic Christians and Israeli Jews.

Now you got something to take into the Arab world and fight these kind of terrorist activities.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 6:50:58 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: reaganaut1

All islam is “extremeist”. The goal of islam is to eliminate or enslave with the aim to exterminate infiedels. Anyone that is not a muslim is an infidel.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 6:52:05 AM PDT by sport
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To: reaganaut1

While they’re at it, why not round up all the most hopeless drunks and addicts, and teach them how to drive cars and fly airplanes? They could call it Project 6L, after the brilliant recycling program of the Sixth Avenue El, in cooperation with Imperial Japan. Or with a nod to Libyan history, maybe “Project Locker B” would be a good choice.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 7:10:36 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: reaganaut1

This is beyond stupid.
None of them can be trusted.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 7:14:52 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: reaganaut1
"U.S. to Help Create an Elite Libyan Force to Combat Islamic Extremistsshoot U. S. trainers"

There, fixed the title

18 posted on 10/16/2012 7:21:50 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

To build on your idea, I think this is what Obama is doing.

Step 1. Afghan, Iranian, and now Libyan special forces are trained by us in advanced anti-insurgent techniques and the most advanced weaponry.

Step 2. As chaos surely descends on their home countries, the now battle-hardened troops are granted pre-arranged “refugee” status in a clandestine program, and allowed to immigrate into the US under the radar. Alternatively they are smuggled across the border by the CIA-controlled Sinaloa cartel.

Step 3. The same people who brought us Fast and Furious see to it that these special ops units are armed with the latest.

Step 4. Organized into death squads by DHS, they are unleashed on conservatives “with extreme prejudice”.

Step 5. DOJ and the WH has a pre-arranged strategy for obstructing any possible investigation into these ops, up to and including death squad hits on the families of anyone calling for or participating in such an investigation.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 7:23:29 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: reaganaut1
On the humorous side, “Elite Libyan Force” should conjure up all sorts of hilarious cartoons....

Too sad that this administration actually believes this is a worthwhile effort...

20 posted on 10/16/2012 7:25:04 AM PDT by Magnum44 (FRiends dont let FRiends zot FRiends)
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To: reaganaut1

Who is surprised our muzzy admin is training and arming our enemies?


21 posted on 10/16/2012 7:36:58 AM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: Magnum44

History is repeating itself. More than 30 years, we began funneling arms via Saudi Arabia to the Afghan mujaheddin. After kicking out the strung-out Soviet conscript Army, the “mu” then had all the nifty American arms ultimately turned on us.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 7:40:23 AM PDT by Ax ("Bring the Pipes together for the Risin' o' the Moon.")
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To: dagogo redux

Well that plan won’t go anywhere, since in three weeks the Kenyan will know he is OUT OF A JOB. GO ROMNEY/RYAN!!!!


23 posted on 10/16/2012 8:55:46 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: reaganaut1

Ummhhh - aren’t they doing essentially that in Afghanistan?

And how exactly has that been working out? Anybody notice a trend in green-on-blue attacks since the regime replaced Bush’s policy with their own?


24 posted on 10/16/2012 9:15:05 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: reaganaut1

Training Muslims in the art of war. What possibly could go wrong?


25 posted on 10/16/2012 11:24:16 AM PDT by Gabrial
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To: reaganaut1

> U.S. to Help Create an Elite Libyan Force to Combat Islamic Extremists

Yes. that’s always worked out so well in the past.
/SARC


26 posted on 10/16/2012 12:57:45 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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yes,and Qaddafi had turned in his WMD programs,
and was actually HELPING us against Islamict extremeists,
especially in Benghazi, who were going to kill Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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...until Obama used NATO to bomb and destroy him,
and replace Quaddafi with...
ISLAMISTS !


27 posted on 10/17/2012 7:05:41 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: reaganaut1

It worked for William Eaton.

“to the shores of Tripoli...”


28 posted on 10/17/2012 7:28:11 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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