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Likely Libya Attack Strategy - Cruise Missiles, Then Bombing
Times of Malta ^ | March 19, 2011 | AFP

Posted on 03/19/2011 7:36:20 AM PDT by Strategy

Action to stop Libyan forces bombing rebels could start with a cruise missile strike to neutralise air defences, close-up bombing of runways and then patrols to enforce a no-fly zone, experts say.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofmalta.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: afp; libya; obama
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1 posted on 03/19/2011 7:36:23 AM PDT by Strategy
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To: Strategy

Obama’s war.

Air raiding villages and killing innocent civilians.


2 posted on 03/19/2011 7:37:10 AM PDT by Freddd
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To: Strategy

Destroying the barn after the horses got out.


3 posted on 03/19/2011 7:38:36 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

Nobel Prize Recipient Bombs Sovereign Nation And Assassinates Its Head of State On A Whim.

Great headline. Great leadership.


4 posted on 03/19/2011 7:40:27 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: AU72

just in: french planes seen over libya


5 posted on 03/19/2011 7:40:44 AM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: Strategy

Why are we wasting our cruise missiles on europe’s problem?


6 posted on 03/19/2011 7:40:52 AM PDT by TomT in NJ
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To: Strategy

From what I understand, US aircraft won’t be involved. Only logistic help for France and England. Have you ever heard of the Great One ever attacking Muslims?


7 posted on 03/19/2011 7:42:22 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Strategy

So which side is the good guys - the murderous dictator in charge, or the murderous muslims that are trying to overthrow him?


8 posted on 03/19/2011 7:42:33 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: janetjanet998

From the Al jazeera blog:

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4:32pm

Al Jazeera is hearing from French journalists that French fighter jets will begin their strike operations by targetting pro-Gaddafi tanks around Benghazi in order to send a message that they are breaking the siege.

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4:22pm

AFP reports that French planes are Rafale fighter jets, flying reconnaissance missions across “all Libyan territory”, citing a military source.

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4:17pm

French media group BFMTV’s website claims that French planes have flown over Benghazi to prevent pro-Gaddafi army movements.
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4:20pm

French reconnaissance planes have entered Libyan airspace, several news agencies are now reporting, citing French military sources.


9 posted on 03/19/2011 7:42:33 AM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: janetjanet998

10 posted on 03/19/2011 7:43:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: TomT in NJ
just in: french planes seen over libya

If that doesn't scare the bejeezus out of the Libyan Luftwaffe, nothing will. ;)

11 posted on 03/19/2011 7:44:06 AM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Riodacat

http://wireupdate.com/wires/15983/reports-french-fighter-jets-enter-libyan-airspace-on-reconnaissance-mission/


12 posted on 03/19/2011 7:46:53 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it !)
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To: Freddd
Air raiding villages and killing innocent civilians.

I don't know if Obama knows the political embarrassment that can come out of this.

It's one thing when innocence is always killed. That happens unfortunately. But who's to say that rebels, their families and villages are not going to be the innocent civilians?

Gadaffi's crazy but he hasn't been where he is now by being stupid. He would have an opportunity to take advantage of the situation or to mock Obama because of Obama's aid in killing off the rebels OR Gadaffi could force the victims to claim they are rebels hit by US bombs and be on camera begging Obma to stop the bombing.

13 posted on 03/19/2011 7:46:55 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Strategy
I realize Obama is the worst POTUS Ever but why is there a drudge headline like this?

"Inside classified Hill briefing, administration spells out war plan..."

Are they idiots? You don't leak this stuff as intimidation hoping they back off IF THIS IS HOW IDIOT OBAMA IS THINKING. You don't leak CLASSIFIED things PERIOD.

14 posted on 03/19/2011 7:48:40 AM PDT 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: hal ogen
Or

Libyan Rebels Beg Nobel Peace Prize Recipient To Stop Bombing After Their Village Gets Wiped Out

15 posted on 03/19/2011 7:48:58 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: janetjanet998

just in: french planes seen over libya

Has anyone learned whose plane was shot down? I saw the photo, but no ID was included.


16 posted on 03/19/2011 7:50:14 AM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Strategy

Any U.S. citizen, civilian or military, who kills a Libyan, should be charged with first degree murder.


17 posted on 03/19/2011 7:50:47 AM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: Strategy

AGAIN the announcement... WTF lets announce the exact movement of Naval ships.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/u-deploy-more-ships-support-libya-planning-20110318-105403-877.html


18 posted on 03/19/2011 7:53:13 AM PDT 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: Strategy

Sarkozy needs to appear strong against the conservative LePen for domestic political purposes. This will also be an opportunity for arms merchants to try out air defense systems against French and British air assets.


19 posted on 03/19/2011 7:54:41 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

It’s slightly odd that two of the frontline ships are the USS Ponce and the USS Barry...

Godspeed sailors.


20 posted on 03/19/2011 7:54:59 AM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: bigheadfred

Did you mean civilian or were you being Obama?


21 posted on 03/19/2011 7:54:59 AM PDT 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: Strategy

22 posted on 03/19/2011 7:57:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Eurotwit

This is all about freedom and protecting innocent people. The world must act.

Now - for all you other countries that have tried to rise up over the years - and have been squashed by your leaders - well you don’t really count.

Psst it is all about the oil


23 posted on 03/19/2011 7:58:10 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: TomT in NJ

bttt


24 posted on 03/19/2011 7:58:33 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Thank goodness - with this new policy it appears we WILL be attacking Iran soon! Among other countries that have protests.

Endless!!!!


25 posted on 03/19/2011 8:00:08 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: silentknight

When we attack Bahrain and Saudi Arabia our forces won’t have far to travel.


26 posted on 03/19/2011 8:01:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

We have no business in Libya. Not our fight.

Might as well be machine gunning the illegals crossing our border. That type is killing is more justified.


27 posted on 03/19/2011 8:02:06 AM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: Eurotwit

I think their deployment was moved up is all. There is already a presence I am sure. It sounds like they will rock and roll and do it right.

The French took the political lead I never thought I’d see the day.


28 posted on 03/19/2011 8:02:09 AM PDT 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: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2691292/posts

If we do ANYTHING, we should park a battleship off from Gaza and fire cruise missiles at the Palis.


29 posted on 03/19/2011 8:07:21 AM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: bigheadfred

Oh I agree. Barry incited the mobs and war. <-—————READ THAT OUTLOUD an anti war progressive OBAMA started this then sat until the woosy French and UN said OH WE MUST STOP THIS . It is Obama that must fix his eff up he is an idiot.It is all a part of a plan of them trying to clean up the radicals so they can have NWO.

But once military orders are ordered I support the troops do or die no matter what.


30 posted on 03/19/2011 8:07:32 AM PDT 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: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

But, just like the bullsh!+ in Afghanistan and Iraq, the “troops” don’t have to obey an order they don’t feel is right.


31 posted on 03/19/2011 8:09:57 AM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: hal ogen

On a whim? O please...mowing down citizens who want freedom is not a whim. Good lord....


32 posted on 03/19/2011 8:10:13 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; DarthVader; nutmeg
“The French took the political lead I never thought I’d see the day.”

Welcome to the aftermath of 54% of the voters voting to install an incompetent AA as POTUS.

Like I've posted before, I don't know how to implement it, but any and every piece of sh*t that voted “Obama/Biden” in 2008 should have their voting privileges revoked permanently.

33 posted on 03/19/2011 8:19:30 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: silentknight
Psst it is all about the oil.

Sounds like a perfectly good reason to me. Only problem I see is the mystery of who will take Gadhafi's place.

Too bad Reagan could not kill that long time murderer of Americans.

1986: Berlin discotheque bombing
1989: UTA Flight 772 bombing
2003: Lockerbie bombing

34 posted on 03/19/2011 8:19:58 AM PDT by Racehorse (Always preach the Gospel . . . . Use words if necessary.)
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To: Racehorse
“Too bad Reagan could not kill that long time murderer of Americans.”

“Only problem I see is the mystery of who will take Gadhafi’s place.”

You answered your own question. RR could have blown Q-Daffy up along with the rest of his family but chose not to, because as wacky as it sounds, the replacement will most likely be worse.

35 posted on 03/19/2011 8:24:10 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: fabian

Do we really know they want “freedom”? Maybe they just want to supplant Gadhaffi’s dictatorship with a dictatorship of mullahs and sharia. Just who are these purported “freedom-fighters”? Further, if they are trying to kill Gadhaffi, doesn’t he have the right to try to kill them first? I agree if they are just standing around living they should not be randomly shot. I really don’t think the residents of Libya are seeking some sort of kumbaya moment of democracy and love.


36 posted on 03/19/2011 8:24:13 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: WestwardHo
"Has anyone learned whose plane was shot down? I saw the photo, but no ID was included."
Similar question. I am sure I saw a forward conard wing on the downed jet shown in the Fox News video. And MIG23's don't have that forward nose wing.
37 posted on 03/19/2011 8:26:08 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: RC2

If that’s the case, then we have taken the right approach on this. No reason to bash the President over this, he didn’t want to get involved in Libya but our allies Britain and France wanted to do something so of course we have to support them. Or what are allies for?


38 posted on 03/19/2011 8:29:12 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: JoeProBono

The French may have shot down their first enemy aircraft since 1918.


39 posted on 03/19/2011 8:29:43 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Hoodat

40 posted on 03/19/2011 8:32:56 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: bigheadfred
Any U.S. citizen, civilian or military, who kills a Libyan, should be charged with first degree murder.

Seriously? And does the reverse apply - any Libyan citizen who kills an American should be charged with first degree murder? And if that's the case, do we bother to inforce it against the person who ordered the Lockerbie bombing?

Do you consider it murder when good men do nothing to prevent the murder of someone else? Does your Pat Buchanan isolationism comfort you at night knowing that people screaming out for liberty are being slaughtered at the hands of Libyan pilots flying Soviet jets, all while you sit back and judge those siding with the most defenseless among us as 'murderers'? Wow.

41 posted on 03/19/2011 8:36:02 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Hoodat
Explain to me why these men are in Leavenworth prison.

The Leavenworth 10 Wow.

42 posted on 03/19/2011 8:41:10 AM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: Strategy
Can someone please post a link to the AUMF that boy king secured from the Congress?

May 30, 2003
Bush's Illegal War
Let Us Count the Violations
By DANIEL BACHER
43 posted on 03/19/2011 8:42:38 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: hal ogen

Whatever...they were protesting which is every person’s God given right. And the qwhacko did steal their country and then proseded to bomb a huge airliner and murder many American citizens. I am thankful that he will, please God be taken out. I will take a chance with brave people who are willing to fight for their country over a two bit dictator who is willing to wholesale murder his people.


44 posted on 03/19/2011 8:49:54 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: bigheadfred
Explain to me why these men are in Leavenworth prison.

They were convicted of murder for killing suspected enemy combatants. Do they represent the overwhelming majority of American soldiers who killed suspected enemy combatants? Obviously not since they sit in prison while the others roam free. So by your statement, you are saying that the rest should be in prison as well. Nice.

Now that I have answered your question, maybe you would have the courtesy of going back and answer the ones that were asked prior to yours.

45 posted on 03/19/2011 8:50:33 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Hoodat

Spoon fed my the MSM.

This conversation is over.


46 posted on 03/19/2011 8:54:59 AM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I understand what you’re saying, but to come out and tell the world that you will not use our planes against Libya is showing your hand to a dictator. He should have kept silent on this feature and left the door open. Now, if he does use our planes, it makes him look weak and under control of someone else.


47 posted on 03/19/2011 9:09:18 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Hoodat
...that people screaming out for liberty are being slaughtered at the hands of Libyan pilots flying Soviet jets, all while you sit back and judge those siding with the most defenseless among us as 'murderers'?

That line right there is pure, unadulterated liberalism.

48 posted on 03/19/2011 9:10:42 AM PDT by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: RC2

Good point. Guess our President doesn’t know how to play poker then.


49 posted on 03/19/2011 9:11:59 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: fabian
I will take a chance with brave people who are willing to fight for their country over a two bit dictator who is willing to wholesale murder his people.

Is there any kumbaya, liberal nonsense you won't sign on for as long as it's wrapped in a military uniform?

50 posted on 03/19/2011 9:12:55 AM PDT by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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