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 ...
“Personally, I think this is one we should stay out of. Weve asked enough of our boys in actions in the Middle East. Theyll hate us no matter what we do...”
You wrote exactly what I was thinking.
Have not read whole thread fully, can someone tell me which Marines are going over? I in the beginning of a Panic Attact here. Anyone???/
Hmmmm Imagine That . . . the arrival is perfectly timed with Obama’s Libyan speech for Thursday.
I think that all the info they have is that the U.S. is deploying Marines. The rest is background filler.
Gates said we were sending planes, but we haven’t received any requests for air cover from the rebels yet. Are they the forces we take directions from now?
"Big Things!" The Iranian president was heard saying...........
how tragic for America to be always playing catch up. I can remember when we set the bar.
I’m 72, and we have been playing catch up all of the last century and this century.
My Dad was a WWI Vet, he and his fellow vets were drafted from their farms/ranches/stores/wherever to fight a German professional army. That was a big catchup.
I’m 72, and my first real memory was Pearl Harbor another example of catchup. Then came the NK invasion of SK and then the ChiCom invasion of Korea.
The cold war got hotter and about exploded with the Cuban Crisis and that evolved into the Viet Nam war. I was on active duty during those two catchups.
Then the Islamofascists took over Iran and we have been catching up since then.
9/11 was another catchup.
Now we have Libya, Egypt and most of the middle east/North Africa getting ready to explode.
This part of your reply is the big difference and danger with the thugs of 0b0z0 in charge.
“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”
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
this is typical of Obama a tepid response some Marines and two amphibious landing craft to evacuate more Westerners. He will do the least possible and than he will expect the praise when and if Qaddaffi falls. A prseident whom has no backbone and no spirit to fight for anything than mediocrity. Obama is quoting Harry reid “This War is lost, that is in Libya by the USA”
Insane...we need to stay the hell out of this one.
Mired? Gaddafy hangs by a thread now. Removing him is so easy, even a Frenchman could do it.
I really hope we’re not sending our overqualified Marines to take that crazy cat off the telephone pole.
Can’t wait for they hypocritical silence or comical legitimzing of this action by the democrats and MSM.
Hey liberals!!! Where is the congressional vote to approve this??? You were all screaming that Iraq and Afganistan were “illegal” wars. No blood for oil! Libya is a quagmire! Does this mean your going to demand war crime trials for Obama, Biden, and Clinton?
Oh wait. It will be justified because your going to claim its a “humanitarian peace keeping mission”, not a actual war action. What a joke.
This is all about oil.
If this was happening further down in Africa, Zero would be doing nothing.
That is over in the Far East sobering up the N Koreans isn’t it?
The only thing missing was some ill-tempered local police, narcotics of random and plentiful quantities, and skipping out on the bill.
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?
Interesting choice of screen name ...
Our standards are higher than Fox’s. If you’re pulling civilians out of a war zone Marines are how you do it, like Operation Silver Wake in Albania. We knew days ago the U.S. was moving assets closer to Libya. Fox is getting more and more ‘E!’ journalistic. They make every Charlie Sheen sighting breaking news.
But now you have 50 FReepers who didn’t read the whole article all lathered up because they think the White House has announced that the Marines are going in to secure Tripoli (again).
at least our generation was paying attention. I sincerely doubt that the current administration could name the wars and the years they happened. I can.
And as for the past and catching up.... we were not in the same position of weakness that we are today. Plus we were isolationist. There is a big difference. Today’s failure is one of deliberate hatred of America and those, mostly men, who died for our freedom.
Yes I agree we need our troops in our inner cities and on the border. We are not safe in our own country who gives a rat’s ass about Libya.
They ain't doing nutten, send'em.
I am TOTALLY against this and sick of us trying to save the world, maybe that area of the world needs to re-examine thier beliefs and figure out why there are in the mess they have been, and why their misery has lasted a few eon’s ...
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
I bet the ROE, if there is any, is 1000 pages long.
IMO, it’s not about oil at all.
It’s about Obama wanting to be seen as presidential prior to November 2012. Further, it’s about him wanting to show people he’s not a friend to every Muslim leader. As if...
Obama doessn’t know what the hell to do, but he’s going to do something, so the people who voted for him won’t realize it.
If your Marine is embarked, they have practiced this and have the experience to get it done. If it turns to crap, they have the ability to work that out as well.
Captain Obvious visits the state department.
BUT given the Liberal capacity for hyperventilating, self-inebriation and clinical hysteria.... maybe!!!
OUR MAN in Libya makes sense to me.
“Just help the opposition and rule the skies.” Perhaps that is all they plan to do. Would it be useful to land near Banghazi and supply munitions and training to the rebels? They might be providing support at the Tunisian border for people escaping as it seems to be heating up politically inside Tunisia. Last night I heard that 2,000 per hour were crossing that border. Might they help at the Egyptian border? There are many things they could be doing besides directly confronting Kaddafi’s forces, which sounds like a risky idea on so many levels.
Black Hawk Down Part 2. The Marines edition.
Stay safe Devil Dogs.
Rules of engagement.
Thanks for the info. Appreciate it. Being a Marine Mom is scary sometimes. With this POS I am terrified. He does not value our Military Men & Women at all. May God Bless and Watch Over ALL that go over to that hell hole.
Semper Fi ~
“Libya Collapsing” sounds like “My 1974 Plymouth Duster with 450,000 miles on it broke down”.
American troops are to be committed ONLY to places in which America’s security is at stake.
We have no dog in this fight.
But, then, when you’ve got an African moron for your president, you can expect promiscuous African involvements.
Yeah I don’t see the point in sending our military in (aside from evacuating Americans.)
I don’t buy it that this revolution is about democracy.
It’s about the Muslim preachers there got tired with Gaddafi and want to replace him with someone even more fanatical.
Just keep your mule well fed.
Thank goodness you posted this! Everyone else has been posting like it was DU, for the US doing what it did in the Boxer Rebellion and in the Moroccan incident of 1904 (’Perdicaris Alive or Raisuli dead’). Obama is no TR, but he is what is in there.
Ahh so its back to the shores of Tripoli!
NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
ONLY THE THREAT OF WMD’S JUSTIFY MILITARY ACTION!
WHERE’S THE OUTCRY FROM THE DEMS ON THIS ONE?
Ugh, I can’t stand hippies.
I'm not sure if it was for my mom, but it is for my sister. Couldn't be the CIC, could it? The Marine Corps survived Carter, 0bama too will pass.
Takes on to know one. Right Susan
Talk about your irony. Remember this? Guess those amphibious vehicles are needed after all. (Don’t count of any of the idiot suits in charge to get it.)
Gates wary of Marines amphibious vehicle spending
Gates Challenges Marine Corps Mission
The Marine Corps is facing a historic defeat at the hands of Defense Secretary Roberts Gates, and hardly anyone inside or outside the Corps seems to grasp what is happening. On January 6, Gates disclosed a series of proposed budget cuts that included termination of an amphibious vehicle the Marines have been developing for 15 years. He said the vehicle cost too much around $17 million per copy and that the service therefore should extend the life of existing amphibious vehicles while searching for a more affordable replacement...
...Its about the cost of the whole forcible entry mission at the heart of the modern Marine Corps identity, and the desire of competing claimants on the Pentagons budget to use that money for other purposes.”