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.
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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.
“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”