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US to Start Training Libyan Soldiers at Midyear
AP via ABC ^ | January 10, 2014 (AP) | LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press

Posted on 01/11/2014 5:41:44 PM PST by Pan_Yan

The top U.S. military commander for Africa says the Pentagon is planning to begin training 5,000 to 8,000 Libyan soldiers by midyear to help bolster the nation's security. The U.S. is also looking into providing additional airlift assistance to South Sudan, where violence has killed more than 1,000 people and driven 180,000 from their homes in the last month.

Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Gen. David Rodriguez, head of U.S. Africa Command, said the U.S. is planning a 24-week training program to help the Libyans, as part of a broader international effort to shore up security in the country and region in the aftermath of the 2011 fall of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arabspring; benghazi; insanity; iran; libya; southsudan

1 posted on 01/11/2014 5:41:45 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Are we training Hamas, al Qaeda, the Taliban, Hezbollah, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the PLO and the Somali pirates, too?


2 posted on 01/11/2014 5:50:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Are we training Hamas, al Qaeda, the Taliban, Hezbollah, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the PLO and the Somali pirates, too?

Maybe, definitely, absolutely, possibly, probably not, yes and I doubt it.

3 posted on 01/11/2014 5:54:10 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How long before the first US instructors are shot by their jihadist trainees?


4 posted on 01/11/2014 5:57:46 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Pan_Yan

We have to train their military because someone overthrew the Libyan government?
Ummmmmm......that would be us.
Can you imagine how the press would be screaming if Bush had done this?
“You overthrew the government! It’s your fault!”
The American press.....paid Democrat liars.
Why did Hillary and Obama use American taxpayer provided facilities, equipment, personnel and funds to overthrow the government of Libya?


5 posted on 01/11/2014 6:01:16 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Pan_Yan

Like Egypt and Syria, the Islamic USSA will
support the terrorists under the undocumented First Moslem.


6 posted on 01/11/2014 6:01:18 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Pan_Yan

Where are the courts martial for the American Special Forces who “lost” armored vehicles, weapons and night vision equipment in Libya? I would not be surprised if Al Qaeda is already blackmailing these dumbass Democrats with those missing anti-aircraft missiles.
“We will trade you three missiles for 100 night vision goggles.”


7 posted on 01/11/2014 6:06:11 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Pan_Yan

??? We are training who where why???


8 posted on 01/11/2014 6:07:57 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Pan_Yan

I wonder how many ambassadors Obama has ordered the State Department to provide for targets?


9 posted on 01/11/2014 6:08:24 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: blueunicorn6
Why did Hillary and Obama use American taxpayer provided facilities, equipment, personnel and funds to overthrow the government of Libya?

Because most of the ruling elite had their personal wealth stored in the form of GOLD in the Libyan National Bank. We were supporting the takeover of the Libyan Government by the Muslim Brotherhood and the bank would be at risk. Ghaddafi refused to relinquish control of the Libyan National Bank, and the rest is history.

10 posted on 01/11/2014 6:11:25 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Pan_Yan
US to Start Training Libyan Soldiers at Midyear

101 ways to kill Christians.

11 posted on 01/11/2014 6:11:38 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Gold. Did you see the articles where Germany has been storing some of their gold reserves in the US and they asked for it back? The US said, “Maybe in seven years.”


12 posted on 01/11/2014 6:25:14 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Pan_Yan

Saddam wouldn’t trade oil in US Dollars, so Uncle Sugar suddenly became SURE he did 9-11, and BYE-BYE SADDAM.

Kaddafi liked gold, not the US dollar, so, PRESTO..! He went, ‘poof..!’ as well.

You invented a gold Patriot Coin..? M’kay, you’re a terrorist, and all your coins are ours. Just “cuz”.

Hey I’m SURE there’s an American inside each of these Libyans, just yearning to bust out, right?

Whaddya mean NO?


13 posted on 01/11/2014 6:27:20 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Pan_Yan

We need to bring our military out of the Middle East and let those people handle their own business.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 6:34:29 PM PST by abclily
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To: Pan_Yan

Anybody seen Valerie Jarrett lately or did she high tail it to Myanmar from Hawaii?


15 posted on 01/11/2014 6:38:09 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Hugin

It has already happen.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 6:43:46 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Pan_Yan

To do what, storm embassies?


17 posted on 01/11/2014 6:50:57 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Pan_Yan.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 6:57:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: abclily

AMEN!

Half the ‘justification’ the Arabs have for hating us are the bases we have in their region.


19 posted on 01/11/2014 7:25:34 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Pan_Yan

Delightful. Just what we need. More Muslim fanatics trained by the US Military.


20 posted on 01/11/2014 7:33:23 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Pan_Yan

require them to be CHRISTIANS before receiving any training .
NO training of our enemy


21 posted on 01/11/2014 8:48:24 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: blueunicorn6
Did you see the articles where Germany has been storing some of their gold reserves in the US and they asked for it back? The US said, “Maybe in seven years.”

They want it back to see if it's real, or if it's that gold-plated tungsten crap.

22 posted on 01/11/2014 9:30:42 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Pan_Yan

Do our troops have sufficient training in suicide vests to teach these people how to use them effectively?


23 posted on 01/11/2014 9:50:30 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: abclily
We need to bring our military out of the Middle East and let those people handle their own business.

Libya is in North Africa. It is about as close to the Middle East as Italy.

Perhaps you meant we need to stay out of these Muslim Hell Holes?

24 posted on 01/11/2014 9:53:10 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Hugin

It’s sad to say, but there is no way I’d ever serve in today’s military.


25 posted on 01/11/2014 11:51:55 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are we training Hamas, al Qaeda, the Taliban, Hezbollah, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the PLO and the Somali pirates, too?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yes we are. Why? Because we are training members of the Muslim Brotherhood to fight for Morsi in Egypt, against the Egyptian Military.


26 posted on 01/12/2014 3:01:18 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: LucyT; Fred Nerks

Ping


27 posted on 01/12/2014 3:02:33 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: P-Marlowe

I guess I associate anything around the Mediterranean and east of there as the Middle East.


28 posted on 01/12/2014 4:02:14 AM PST by abclily
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To: P-Marlowe

Yes, Muslim Hell Holes would be accurate.

Also, Satan-Worshipping Muslim Hell Holes.

Now that we have a muslim in the WH, what does that make us?


29 posted on 01/12/2014 4:04:55 AM PST by abclily
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To: CorporateStepsister

Muslims hate everyone who does not worship Satan.


30 posted on 01/12/2014 4:10:15 AM PST by abclily
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To: Pan_Yan

Oh, joy!


31 posted on 01/12/2014 6:31:45 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Pan_Yan

With THIS administration, I expect the training will concentrate on the most effective ways to kill Americans and American troops.


32 posted on 01/12/2014 6:57:45 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, we’ve always been big on standardization. Start in grade school. I still say peace would break out in Asia Minor if we just gave every adult there a rifle and made sure they know how to use it.


33 posted on 01/12/2014 12:13:37 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cherokee1

I already assumed everyone in Asia Minor had a rifle.


34 posted on 01/12/2014 12:29:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Let it be the Marines. It would be so ironic.


35 posted on 01/13/2014 7:57:19 AM PST by MinstrelBoy (If you're a conservative today, you're a hero.)
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