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Analysis: What's Behind the Obama Reversal on Libya
Arutz Sheva ^ | 03/18/2011 | Dr. Amiel Unga

Posted on 03/18/2011 8:16:47 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie

The American reversal and sudden support for a No-Fly zone in Libya plus after Defense Secretary Robert Gates and influential portions of the American defense establishment had trashed it, requires explanation. Why was a policy that could have been extremely more effective in ousting Libyan autocrat Morman Qaddafi a few weeks ago now resurrected after Qaddafi has reasserted control over most of Libya and more importantly the oilfields?.

There is no doubt that the Obama administration will spin the familiar refrain "me no Bush " and claim that delay and "creative ambiguity" was a price that had to be paid to achieve the multilateral diplomacy that the Bush administration had scorned. More importantly, there will be Arab diplomatic cover, a cameo military role for Arab countries and Gulf checkbooks to finance the operation.

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1 posted on 03/18/2011 8:16:51 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie
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To: Uncle Miltie

He was waiting for the UN to take the lead.


2 posted on 03/18/2011 8:20:21 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Uncle Miltie

Didn’t you hear? He’s going on vacation.


3 posted on 03/18/2011 8:22:38 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
It calls the dictator of Libya Morman. I thought he was Moslem.

Obama was figuring that if he did nothing, he might get a second Nobel Peace Prize, but then someone must have told him that they never give them to the same person a second time.

4 posted on 03/18/2011 8:25:17 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Uncle Miltie

We’ll never hear any of this from our media...


5 posted on 03/18/2011 8:28:41 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Telepromptr virus. Programmed to give The Comander-in-Chief some balls. The White House is working around the clock to eradicate it.


6 posted on 03/18/2011 8:31:15 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Uncle Miltie

I would be very reluctant to serve along side a muslim while attacking a muslim country.


7 posted on 03/18/2011 8:46:11 PM PDT by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party'1)
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To: Uncle Miltie

He was finger in the wind; ass in hiding.


8 posted on 03/18/2011 8:47:28 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

He was late for a plane.


9 posted on 03/18/2011 8:54:21 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Parley Baer
>>>He was waiting for the UN to take the lead.<<<<

Nothing as important as that....he was packing for his Brazil trip and left orders not to be interrupted.

Narcissists are strange creatures!

10 posted on 03/18/2011 8:55:21 PM PDT by HardStarboard (I'm sure George and Dick had quiet smiles while watching the election results!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

With 2012 approaching, Hussein is trying to revive his mideast campaign cash network


11 posted on 03/18/2011 9:06:06 PM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301

Obama has delayed long enough to ensure his buddy Qadaffi retains the upper hand. He can now afford to take the side of the rebels...when it’s too late.


12 posted on 03/18/2011 9:10:41 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Easy: A polling group.


13 posted on 03/18/2011 9:10:59 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

What’s behind it? Incompetence, pure and simple.

When they told him that this was a “secular, popular, democratic uprising,” he probably missed the nudge and wink, and has only just heard that the uprising is a front for Al Qaeda.


14 posted on 03/18/2011 9:11:46 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
He has intel that Gaddafi is planning a massive terror attack on US soil. The destruction will be grounds to declare marshal law and suspend elections. He is off to Rio with the fam just now to escape the initial blast when DC is nuked.


15 posted on 03/18/2011 9:24:44 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Uncle Miltie
hello folks.
barry sold the USA military weapons being used on the rebels to his buddy Omar in 2009 !
barry secretly allowed his buddy Omar to get back his terrorist henchman who killed hundreds of US citizens over Lockerkbie.
Barry intentionally delayed his response to Libyan rebellion until his buddy OMAR had defeated these rebel !
Barry is Gaddafi’s ally and friend and not the USA and EU.
16 posted on 03/18/2011 9:34:56 PM PDT by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: okie01

BINGO , WE have a winner !
Read my post with the same conclusion.


17 posted on 03/18/2011 9:36:31 PM PDT by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: garjog; All

“attack on US soil”

And, as with the India/Indonesia/etc. Satrap Vacation and accompanying US militarthought the guyy assets, there are a surprising number of assets out of country as he leaves.

When was the last time 0bama actually visited the house he supposedly owns in Chicago? Do the 0bamas and their children not have friends there?


18 posted on 03/18/2011 9:48:14 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

“militarthought the guyy assets”

military assets.

Apologies. My keyboard is acting up like I don’t know what.


19 posted on 03/18/2011 9:49:35 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: luvbach1
Strictly a political move. He really backed himself in a corner on this one. He thought probably the daffy duck was already done for when he opened his mouth 31 days ago and said daffy must go. Daffy turned it around, and the world watched, O-boy was golfing, playing bball, and getting ready for march madness. O, got his brackets filled out, and looked up to see the world looking down on him as a weak leader, or no leader at all. So, he's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. Well he comes out give’s a weak Bush Saddam ultimatum for the cease fire or else, military action. Problem is it's too little too late: for 31 days he voted present and the tide changed. O just trying to save a little face since Daffy didn't go down quietly on his own.

The only dog we have in this hunt is in assisting our allies, and maybe getting some short lived appreciation from the Arab league before they go back to preaching hate America. I hope we don't end up risking our pilots, but I'm ok with drones & tomahawks bringing the rain down on Daffy.

20 posted on 03/18/2011 9:50:20 PM PDT by dbalaska
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To: Uncle Miltie

Napoleon “If you are going to take Vienna, take Vienna.”
Obama: “Lemme eat my pancakes”


21 posted on 03/18/2011 9:52:10 PM PDT by WOSG (Carpe Diem)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Did he really say Mormon Qaddafi? If he did, that remark should be put on page one to illustrate how far out of touch he is.


22 posted on 03/18/2011 10:06:08 PM PDT by pankot
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To: WOSG
Napoleon “If you are going to take Vienna, take Vienna.”
Obama: “Lemme eat my pancakes”

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Obama Makes Tough Decisions... On His NCAA Picks.

Eat your greens-4sm

23 posted on 03/18/2011 10:22:51 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: okie01

Obama has delayed long enough to ensure his buddy Qadaffi retains the upper hand. He can now afford to take the side of the rebels...when it’s too late.


You win the prize!


24 posted on 03/18/2011 10:31:57 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Uncle Miltie

FR did it—Kristinn, lazmataz and paulycy shamed him to action:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2690270/posts


25 posted on 03/18/2011 11:26:54 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: combat_boots

“attack on US soil”

Kenya


26 posted on 03/19/2011 12:14:49 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Uncle Miltie
A big drop in his polling numbers..........

:}

27 posted on 03/19/2011 2:07:47 AM PDT by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November II........)
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28 posted on 03/19/2011 4:26:26 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: okie01
Obama has delayed long enough to ensure his buddy Qadaffi retains the upper hand. He can now afford to take the side of the rebels...when it’s too late.

Or alternately he and the EU have figured out that the “rebels” are just traditionally squabbling bands supported by AQ and not worth wasting mil assets on.

29 posted on 03/19/2011 4:50:54 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Uncle Miltie

The answer is that the Americans were outside of the real events. The Euros had no confidence and excluded the untrustworthy Obama. It was only very recent that he was allowed into the picture.

The ongoing negotiations with Quadaffi went sour and the plans changed. At that point, Obama was allowed to participate.


30 posted on 03/19/2011 4:59:25 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Uncle Miltie
If you consider that the entire goal of this administration is in part chaos, you can't get it by making the correct decision in a timely fashion.

Wait unit things will be at at stalemate and probably chaotic forever and then come aboard. That's what zero does,same path on everything whether its an oil spill in the Gulf or creating a budget.

Wait until things are so screwed up chaos occurs. Its always advances socialism/communism which is zeros' goal.

31 posted on 03/19/2011 5:05:13 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: dbalaska

Actually I think the only thing that spurred the dear leader into action (Valerie that is) is Hillary quitting the regime after the elections.


32 posted on 03/19/2011 5:10:13 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: BobP

image of the week here great stuff.!!


33 posted on 03/19/2011 5:15:48 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Parley Baer; Uncle Miltie; All
They polled?

And of course, the man who would be king; while loving to take credit for 'great leadership'; at the same time, does not want to leave his fingerprints anywhere - allowing he has any - lest these should be used against him.

All this results in Obama's 'hugging both sides of issue; or a passive-aggressive approach to problems and a leadership that appears 'schizo' at best. There is also the double-edged hypocrisy of those he serves versus those he pretends to serve. And then throw in his big narcissistic self. . .

Meantime, Elections have consequences; certainly tragic ones an option; and include those, 'world-sized'.

/ Will read 'full story'. . .and see what gives here./

34 posted on 03/19/2011 5:22:55 AM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Meanwhile....

GADDAFI: I'LL BLOW UP HOLIDAY JETS

I susoect the details behind how the Lockerbie bomber deal was done would explain a lot of things.

35 posted on 03/19/2011 5:26:10 AM PDT by mewzilla (Were members of both political parties in on the Lockerbie bomber deal?)
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To: fso301
With 2012 approaching, Hussein is trying to revive his mideast campaign cash network

You may be uncomfortably close to the real story.

That, or he's been told it's time to start earning the boodle he got back in the 1980's, that he went to Hahvuhd on.

36 posted on 03/19/2011 5:47:11 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: combat_boots
When was the last time 0bama actually visited the house he supposedly owns in Chicago? Do the 0bamas and their children not have friends there?

Nowadays it's just his boogie crashpad.

Methinks he and Moochelle have become slightly allergic to hanging there, with neighbor Tony Rezko in the news .... tends to remind Chicago ink-stained types how they got the place. Don't need that!

That, and the Shirley Sherrod payday that actually paid for it.....

37 posted on 03/19/2011 5:53:04 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: WOSG

Stolen.


38 posted on 03/19/2011 6:06:45 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: bert

If I were the European military, I would not share my plans with Obama, since there is a better than even chance he will have a diplomat negotiate with Daffy Duck and in the process “inadvertently” disclose future military plans.

I would tell Obama how it went after it was completed and the troops are back in the barn.


39 posted on 03/19/2011 6:44:45 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

When the Muslim Brotherhood (or whoever the islamists who are fighting Q actually are) started losing, Obama knew he needed to spring into action!


40 posted on 03/19/2011 6:49:39 AM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: dbalaska
I hope we don't end up risking our pilots, but I'm ok with drones & tomahawks bringing the rain down on Daffy.

I agree fully with that. Not worth a single American or allied serviceman's life to usher in another regime that surely will be anti-American, anti-West.

41 posted on 03/19/2011 6:55:59 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

——I would tell Obama how it went after it was completed and the troops are back in the barn.——

My take is that has already happened diplomatically . His loop is on at least a week delay


42 posted on 03/19/2011 7:55:45 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: pankot

The author of the piece called him “Morman.” Perhaps there was a typo—I haven’t checked the original text.


43 posted on 03/19/2011 9:51:08 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: WOSG
Barry and Michelle could imitate John and Yoko and take a little trip to Vienna.

While there, Michelle can be videotaped eating veal cutlets and other Viennese specialties as part of her anti-obesity campaign.

44 posted on 03/19/2011 9:54:29 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: rodguy911

“Wait unit things will be at at stalemate and probably chaotic forever and then come aboard. That’s what zero does,same path on everything whether its an oil spill in the Gulf or creating a budget.”

dingdingdingding.... we have a winner!!


45 posted on 03/19/2011 7:02:24 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: BobP

We need tee-shirts of this one and quickly!!!


46 posted on 03/20/2011 5:07:35 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Reddy
Thanks.The dear leader provides an obvious pattern on everything he is told to do.
47 posted on 03/20/2011 5:10:21 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Libloather

I really haven’t been paying attention to what’s going on in Brazil, but could he be “wagging the dog” here? What’s his other hand doing?


48 posted on 03/20/2011 5:13:51 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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