Skip to comments.Breaking: U.S. Sending Marines To Help In Libya
Posted on 03/01/2011 12:43:32 PM PST by americanophile
Fox News says the United States has deployed some Marines and two amphibious ships to help with the evacuations in Libya.
The news comes one day after the U.S. moved naval and air forces closer to Libya and said all options were open, including patrols of the North African nation's skies to protect its citizens from their ruler, Muammar Qaddafi.
The Obama administration is demanding that Gadhafi relinquish power immediately.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned that Libya is at risk of collapsing into a "protracted civil war" amid increasingly violent clashes between the two sides.
On Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice cast doubt on Qaddafi's sanity and ability to lead and said the international community will continue pressuring Qaddafi with embargos and sanctions until he steps down.
(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxphilly.com ...
“Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned that Libya is at risk of collapsing...”
Awake now Evita???? Who put the nickel in HER?
I cast doubt on her sanity.
“.....to the shores of Tripoli....”
Personally, I think this is one we should stay out of. We’ve asked enough of our boys in actions in the Middle East. They’ll hate us no matter what we do, and we may not want to be in any way responsible for what follows Qaddafi (or however it’s spelled today).
Was that before or after her statement today that our capabilities are limited?
we don’t have enough military. we had to pull those Marines from other places they were needed. how tragic for America to be always playing catch up. I can remember when we set the bar. But now we sit AT the bar instead throwing parties for Gladys Knight one week and motown the next...turning the white house into a sleezy place
...to the shores of Tripoli...
This is a cluster f#@k of the biggest magnitude. When the Marines get there BOTH sides are going to start shooting at them.
The Muslim Brotherhood will make sure that some agent provocateurs appear on Ghadaffi's side and then of course the muzzies on the rebel side will want the white christian invaders OUT.
What a mess. I'm just praying for my friends and brothers stomping into a sh#thole.
Hillary's an absolute seer!
I forget who, but someone made the point the other day that Obama (and his admin) don;t make a decision until they know the outcome is clear. Cowards!
sobs.....It’s a freaking Civil war...We didn’t send marines to tienamin square....
“Breaking: U.S. Sending Marines To Help In Libya “
Col. Kook or the radical Muslims that will take his place?
Can we really afford to nation build in 3 PLACES!
“Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned that Libya is at risk of collapsing into a ‘protracted civil war’ amid increasingly violent clashes between the two sides.”
Hey, I know what obastard should do: (1) impose insane ROE’s, (2) run a social experiment having to do with homosexual troops, (3) cut the military’s budget, and (4) stick our troops into the middle of a hot civil war.
That will increase morale! What could go wrong?
(Nothing if you are obastard and want to see troops die in large numbers. Seriously.)
Oh goodie....we’re going to save.....Muslims....
Or “infidels occupy more muslim lands”
Stay out, just help the opposition and rule the skies
Why send Marines .. Obama will only apologize later for sending them. meanwhile he will leave them hanging in the wind without support.
I smell another Mogadishu in the wind.
‘New’guy on Special Report made that point...it’s entirely valid.
Libya has always been a good whipping horse with little risk for doing so besides covert acts of terrorism and sabotage, which are problems for the little people and opportunities for the governing ruling elites of America and the UK.
Evacuate the Americans and any stray westerners they bump into then withdraw and let them all kill each other.
We are insane to get mired there.
By what authority does the US administration seek to intervene?
This may be last night’s story that the Kearsarge (currently about 2000 miles away in the Red Sea, south of the Enterprise), and a command ship were in route.
There is nothing scarier than having a CIC who never worked under a CIC as a member of the military.
Obama is a CAC or Clueless Ass Clown
God speed our troops!
Misleading headline, not breaking news. I read the article and it barely mentions Marines.
We don't troops to win. We send troops so we can find excuses to put them in jail.
Does banockobama realize that this is a declaration of war?
Define "some Marines." 100? 1,000, 10,000? 10,000+?
A little late in coming...
“From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli...”
The article seemed to indicate that they’re there to help with evacuations. One would pressume evacuations of American personel because our fearless leader rented a dinky boat that wouldn’t accommodate the numbers required.
I'm sure we'll hear the outrage from the left in 5 seconds... I can hear their chanting of ‘No blood for oil...’ right now.. Any moment, I'm sure, they'll start. Total outrage...
I only wish they were arriving on the USS Ronald Reagan! and about 2 wks ago...
Oy, this probably won’t end well.
Yep. Help with evacuation. No big deal, blown way out of proportion here. And they won’t enforce a no fly zone. Too many variables. Escaping pilots, relief planes, etc.
The people are too stupid to understand that the alternative to ruthless dictators is not by way of marxist/socialist ruthless rule mixed with religious zeal.
They list is as breaking news and Fox’s main site just posted it as ‘Breaking News’ as well.
This is going to be his helicopters in the desert, his Mogadishu.
Suddenly, two hookers started fighting right behind us. They were ripping each other's hair out and tearing their cocktail dresses. I felt like I won the lottery and leaned against the bar to enjoy the show.
Then, my brother and my buddy jumped in to break it up. So naturally I started fighting with them.
What kind of lunatics break up a drunk hooker fight in Macau at five in the morning? It's absolute insanity to even think to do that.
I feel the same way about this.
Headline doesn’t match the story. Which is it?
A few months from now, some powerful, corrupt, long-term leftist legislator will be making long-winded speeches calling these Marines cold-blooded murderers, and there will still be trials and courts martial going on 10 years from now to justify some officers’ incompetence.
P.S. Hope they do not call up ready reserves, or our boys might be going....
LOL, no kidding.
Hillary (and Bubba) probably told Urkel that this is the best shot at playing commander that he’s likely to have. You can almost hear BJ telling him, “when it lands in your lap like that, lean back and enjoy the ride!”
Brief, surgical, UN-approved, and 40 years overdue. I predict a poll boost for 0bama. :(
Colonel Bizarro and his spawn are going to be starring in a Hitler parody by Friday.
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