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Breaking: U.S. Sending Marines To Help In Libya
Fox News via MyFoxPhilly ^ | March 1, 2011 | Fox News

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.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaddafi; help; libya; marines; sending
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To: MarineMom613

BTW, God looks after Marines as well, He knows we need it.


101 posted on 03/01/2011 1:37:28 PM PST by xone
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To: americanophile

So we’re going to put U.S. troops directly into an actual foreign civil war? This smells real bad.


102 posted on 03/01/2011 1:38:49 PM PST by Crucial
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To: ArrogantBustard

that’s good beer.


103 posted on 03/01/2011 1:40:05 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: americanophile

I agree, unless there are still Americans in harms way.If there are, then that’s why we have United States Marines.Otherwise I say leave it alone.


104 posted on 03/01/2011 1:40:20 PM PST by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: americanophile

1. inflation, CHECK

2. high unemployment, CHECK

3. mounting energy crisis, CHECK

4. appeals for “sacrifice”, CHECK

5. worries of an out-of touch leader, CHECK

6. malaise, CHECK

7. Desert 1 boondoggle, TO BE ANNOUNCED


105 posted on 03/01/2011 1:41:30 PM PST by gaijin
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To: americanophile

No doubt the media will be all over this Obama decision! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


106 posted on 03/01/2011 1:41:37 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: americanophile
cast doubt on Qaddafi's sanity and ability to lead

Funny, I was thinking the same thing about Obama.

107 posted on 03/01/2011 1:42:02 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: americanophile

LOL> Where is code pink? What about Hussein’s promise not to interfere in another nation’s affairs?

Cue the network outrage. LOL.

I hope our Marines are safe—and I hope Hussein’s hypocrisy causes him the plummet in popularity and support he so richly deserves.


108 posted on 03/01/2011 1:42:26 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: FLAMING DEATH

They are going to assist the failed ferry op.

The Brits are handling the old man


109 posted on 03/01/2011 1:42:50 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: americanophile

I don’t know the whole story but at face value this sounds foolish. I venture to say “idiotic”. But who knows. Maybe al-Qaeda has taken up new digs.


110 posted on 03/01/2011 1:44:22 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: dead

LMBO! POTD! And I completely concur.


111 posted on 03/01/2011 1:44:42 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

We’re gonna need some, what with Zero blithering around trying to be more of a Jimmy Carter than Jimmy Carter ever dreamed of being ...


112 posted on 03/01/2011 1:44:46 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: bert

The liberals will swoon over Obama sending troops.

He just wants to send in the troops to make sure the most fanatical crazy muslim leader replaces Gaddafi.


113 posted on 03/01/2011 1:46:52 PM PST by MrInvisible
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To: americanophile
Have you ever noticed how some people all of a sudden become anti-war when the other party is the one calling the military shots?

And the anti-war protesters of the Bush years, where are they now that they're needed?

114 posted on 03/01/2011 1:49:05 PM PST by logician2u
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To: americanophile

USS Kearsarge

115 posted on 03/01/2011 1:49:25 PM PST by blam
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To: Dick Vomer

Will The Messiah! get another Peace Prize for this?


116 posted on 03/01/2011 1:49:33 PM PST by tcrlaf (Democrats Outforced America's Jobs for 40 Years. Now The Bill Is Due)
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To: MrInvisible

He is merely putting on a show.

I believe the Brits are acting with the younger son and various leaders to take control once the old man is out of the picture.

Obama is out of the loop. He can not be trusted


117 posted on 03/01/2011 1:49:44 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Crucial

It would not be the first time the U.S. Marie core “assisted” in a change of government in Tripoli.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War

Looks like the United States Marines Corps are going back to the shores of Tripoli!


118 posted on 03/01/2011 1:51:06 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: americanophile
Whatever happened to

No Blood For Oil


119 posted on 03/01/2011 1:51:13 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: org.whodat

“We are about to lose good Americans so obamma can run as a war time president, hope some of you fools are happy.”

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH, WAR IS PEACE-PRIZE...


120 posted on 03/01/2011 1:53:10 PM PST by tcrlaf (Democrats Outforced America's Jobs for 40 Years. Now The Bill Is Due)
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To: americanophile

...so are we backing the dictator or the al Queda cells or what?

It’s hard to say in Obamaland.....


121 posted on 03/01/2011 1:55:16 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
....add "oaked" to that and you have my all time favorite...
122 posted on 03/01/2011 1:55:26 PM PST by cyberaxe (....Uuuummpphhhh.....)
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To: PapaBear3625

I said it, on another thread


123 posted on 03/01/2011 1:57:33 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Hu's your daddy?)
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To: bert

Past Qoutes from Obama that come to mind:

“If people tell you that we cannot afford to invest in education or health care or fighting poverty, you just remind them that we are spending $10 billion a month in Iraq. And if we can spend that much money in Iraq, we can spend some of that money right here in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in big cities and small towns in every corner of this country. “

Obama said in early 2007 that nothing in the surge plan would “make a significant dent in the sectarian violence,” and the new strategy would “not prove to be one that changes the dynamics significantly.” He referred to the surge derisively as “baby-sit(ting) a civil war.”


124 posted on 03/01/2011 1:58:34 PM PST by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: bert

Past Qoutes from Obama that come to mind:

“If people tell you that we cannot afford to invest in education or health care or fighting poverty, you just remind them that we are spending $10 billion a month in Iraq. And if we can spend that much money in Iraq, we can spend some of that money right here in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in big cities and small towns in every corner of this country. “

Obama said in early 2007 that nothing in the surge plan would “make a significant dent in the sectarian violence,” and the new strategy would “not prove to be one that changes the dynamics significantly.” He referred to the surge derisively as “baby-sit(ting) a civil war.”


125 posted on 03/01/2011 1:58:44 PM PST by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: SMARTY

Obama’s poll numbers. They are only capable of inciting one riot at a time.


126 posted on 03/01/2011 1:59:20 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: DoughtyOne
"As much as I do not like seeing U. S. Citizens in harms way, you haven’t see DoughtyOne spending his days in Libya. I wouldn’t want to put myself in a position that would cause the U. S. government to have to bail my bacon out of the fire.

Not one of our troops should have to lose their lives because our citizens couldn’t muster up a lick of common sense.

There are times when you get caught in a situation that wasn’t foreseeable. This isn’t one of them.

Spending time in Libya could be dangerous to your health? Who knew?"

Agreed. And Obama should have had all Americans out by now. The Chinese did a better job evacuating then Odumbo. It falls on his shoulders if any Americans lose their lives because of his gross incompetance in evacuating our citizens. Now he calls in the Marines to cover his sorry behind. I guess, Obama would rather start a world war then lose his peace prize.

127 posted on 03/01/2011 2:00:06 PM PST by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: americanophile
Fox News says the United States has deployed some Marines and two amphibious ships to help with the evacuations in Libya.

I don't understand. I thought we chartered a Ferry (!) last week.

ML/NJ

128 posted on 03/01/2011 2:01:58 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: kcvl

Did you hear on the news that Farrakhan endorsed Kadaffi?
A man that called Obama the messiah endorses a terrorist.
Insanity.


129 posted on 03/01/2011 2:03:13 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: NoDRodee
Also:

Could this be “taking resources that we could use to capture or kill bin Laden” and sending them to another country that never attacked us.

130 posted on 03/01/2011 2:03:30 PM PST by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: Dick Vomer

I don’t see why this is necessary. Damn it. If they are sending them in to get WMD, fine, say so. If they are going in to protect the oil fields so we get oil, fine, say so.

But sending our troops into Libya to “prevent a civil war” is damned madness.

I view this with great alarm and trepidation.


131 posted on 03/01/2011 2:06:01 PM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: americanophile

So where were these jackwagons (Hitlery, Obama, etc.) when another dictator was killing his people (Saddaam)?


132 posted on 03/01/2011 2:06:17 PM PST by FReepaholic
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To: americanophile

“Obama’s War”


133 posted on 03/01/2011 2:07:07 PM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: 444Flyer

Obama waited and waited. If he had acted like Kadaffi was the bad guy from get go there would be no reasoning to send Marines for an evac.


134 posted on 03/01/2011 2:07:11 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: americanophile
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.This is NOT our fight. Sending the Marines in is a huge mistake.
135 posted on 03/01/2011 2:10:16 PM PST by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: The Shrew
I wonder how "PC" it'd be for us to send them a warning first.

"We told you not to make us come back here..."

136 posted on 03/01/2011 2:13:41 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: americanophile

No fly zone maybe...but no boots on the ground unless it is to rescue Americans. Somalia started with the best of intentions, and see what that got us.


137 posted on 03/01/2011 2:15:23 PM PST by Miles the Slasher
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To: americanophile

No fly zone maybe...but no boots on the ground unless it is to rescue Americans. Somalia started with the best of intentions, and see what that got us.


138 posted on 03/01/2011 2:15:25 PM PST by Miles the Slasher
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To: afnamvet


Not too often I agree with Al Jazeera but...
139 posted on 03/01/2011 2:16:42 PM PST by Heatseeker (Elizabeth Cheney for President)
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To: americanophile

Wonder how soon we’ll revisit the Halls of Montezuma.


140 posted on 03/01/2011 2:19:31 PM PST by conservonator ((...)Kant spill or type.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Prayers and more prayers for our Marines under this cic.

Send in the freakin’ Red Cross. Our Marines aren't a bus service.

141 posted on 03/01/2011 2:25:54 PM PST by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: dead

I can see it now...100k Libyans rush to the shores to be evacuated along with the western folks. Where do you send them? I think we’d be better off getting all of these westerners to just drive over the border into Egypt and put them up in fancy hotels for a week or two.


142 posted on 03/01/2011 2:26:03 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: dead
What kind of lunatics break up a drunk hooker fight in Macau at five in the morning?

LOL! Great point! ;-)

143 posted on 03/01/2011 2:26:03 PM PST by Matthew James (SPEARHEAD!)
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To: americanophile

Well now, if this is prophecy, the Halls of Montezuma must be on the horizon.


144 posted on 03/01/2011 2:29:03 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: americanophile

Let Libyans mind Libya’s business.


145 posted on 03/01/2011 2:36:13 PM PST by pallis
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To: americanophile

...to the shores of Tripoli...” Been there. Done that. Go get ‘em, boys!


146 posted on 03/01/2011 2:39:41 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: americanophile

They ought to send a few Marines over to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I hear there’s one hidin’ out over there...


147 posted on 03/01/2011 2:40:27 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: gleeaikin

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And just in case anyone is unclear on my position:
No more nation building.


148 posted on 03/01/2011 2:42:58 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: SMARTY

Call came in at 3, Hillary Rodham calls back a week later at 4 PM worst Sec state ever!


149 posted on 03/01/2011 2:44:45 PM PST by omega4179
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To: org.whodat

I’d like to see Gaddafi unable to fly planes that bomb innocent civilians. If that takes some air cover, I think that is something we should do. We should have done that in Darfur, IMHO, with a (one) B-52 on station over Khartoum.

I don’t want boots on the ground. But I think a relatively low risk to us / high reward to innocent civilians intervention is strategically in our interest. When the Libyans control their own country, they may be more inclined favorably towards us if we shot down Gaddafi’s planes of death.

I’ll take that bet.


150 posted on 03/01/2011 2:45:34 PM PST by Uncle Miltie ("And did you exchange a walk on part in a war, for a lead role in a cage?")
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