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U.S. says missile strikes on Libya only "first phase"
reuters ^ | March 19, 2011 | Missy Ryan and Phil Stewart

Posted on 03/19/2011 8:16:56 PM PDT by PROCON

Reuters) - A series of more than 110 cruise missile strikes on Libyan targets is only the first phase of a multiphase operation, a senior U.S. military official said on Saturday.

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To: PROCON

And so Obama tries to kill Qadaffy, few realize that Qadaffy will try to kill Obama. It is war.

Good luck Qadaffy.


101 posted on 03/19/2011 11:29:29 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: PROCON

Doesn’t matter, because the world knows that whatever the number of so-called phases there will be, it all ends up with the “Bowing Phase” from our President.


102 posted on 03/19/2011 11:43:13 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: CurlyBill

I can’t believe the French will act before Obama. We should be supporting every single anti-dictator movement across the globe, and say so publicly. State clearly the extent of our support, at the same time telling the rebels we will support their ouster if they don’t have open and free elections. But most importantly LEAD the world in supporting freedom. We don’t need to send troops when we have GPS guided Missiles, plus we must lead the world on economic measures to bring down these tyrants.

It’s a sad day for America when we are following instead of leading


103 posted on 03/19/2011 11:52:38 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: PROCON; Marine_Uncle; SE Mom; no-to-illegals; Ernest_at_the_Beach; All

Here is tonight’s AOL News feed on the missiles There are a lot of links and several videos.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/19/operation-odyssey-dawn-us_n_838009.html


104 posted on 03/19/2011 11:56:13 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: cripplecreek
Operation Obama’s Folly.

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It's quite possibly more than that.

So now we're belligerents in an Arab War in The land of the Libu (the ancient Berber tribe).

'Operation Arugula' (Zer0 does Al-Qaeda's dirty work - Can you say 'caliphate coalition'?)

Is it possible we are helping the Brotherhood take over the Middle East?

In this corner you have the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, which refers to the country as the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (People's Republic), controls Tripoli and several other cities in the western half of the country.

And in the other corner there's the National Transitional Council of the Libyan Republic, led by Mustafa Abdul Jalil, based in Benghazi and controls the eastern half of the country.

I say stay the f' out of somebody else's war!

Where's Waldo? Is this the first time we ever started a war and the President was outside of the country and on vacation?

Libya - Col Qaddafi-1sm

105 posted on 03/19/2011 11:56:57 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: PROCON; ALOHA RONNIE

Ok, I don’t get it. Japan was in the news, Obama was looking bad and not getting attention.

Next thing Hillary Clinton calls for strikes?

And now we’re attacking Libya

And the news of the Earthquake and suffering in Japan
is off the news radar?

I can’t believe it. Where did all this come from???


106 posted on 03/20/2011 12:04:05 AM PDT by reformjoy
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To: MJY1288
We should be supporting every single anti-dictator movement across the globe, and say so publicly.

If by support you mean committing U.S. military resources, no, we should not.

107 posted on 03/20/2011 12:12:23 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Sapere Aude!" --Immanuel Kant)
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To: PROCON

And if and when secured, where really does the majority of the protected oil go to? Germany? France? Italy?...how much to the U.S.?

Mission accomplished.


108 posted on 03/20/2011 12:14:15 AM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: PROCON

Here we go again, fighting the enemies of Iran. Supporting the allies of Iran. Fighting for fundamental islum. Let me guess what the first thing the new Constitution of Libya will say.....”The Official Religion shall be Islam”. ....and the next thing will be.......”NO LAW SHALL CONTRADICT ISLAM”. (JUST LIKE THE ONE IN IRAQ).


109 posted on 03/20/2011 1:16:23 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: PROCON
Obozo got a green light from the international community, but did he get a resolution from congress?

Yeah...and Russia, Chiuna and Germany abstained from the UN resolution.

110 posted on 03/20/2011 1:23:24 AM PDT by spokeshave (WTF....the only thing 0bambi's investments will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy.)
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To: PROCON
Obozo got a green light from the international community, but did he get a resolution from congress?

Yeah...and Russia, China and Germany abstained from the UN resolution.

111 posted on 03/20/2011 1:23:47 AM PDT by spokeshave (WTF....the only thing 0bambi's investments will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy.)
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To: All

Congress will be all over this ‘police action’ because you can tell how upset they are about it...


112 posted on 03/20/2011 1:40:14 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: reformjoy
I can’t believe it. Where did all this come from???

You Jest.

113 posted on 03/20/2011 2:14:46 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: PROCON

In the end, no amount of American forces can solve the political differences that lie at the heart of somebody else’s civil war.

BARACK OBAMA, speech, Jan. 19, 2007


114 posted on 03/20/2011 2:16:58 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: PROCON

Six years ago, I opposed this war because I said that not only did we not know how much it was going to cost, what our exit strategy might be, how it would affect our relationships around the world, & whether our intelligence was sound, but also because we hadn’t caught bin Laden. We hadn’t put al Qaeda to rest, & as a consequence, I thought that it was going to be a distraction. I wish I had been wrong. ... The lesson is we should never hesitate to use military force, & I will not, as president, in order to keep the American people safe.

Source: 2008 first presidential debate, Obama vs. McCain Sep 26, 2008


115 posted on 03/20/2011 2:19:11 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: PROCON

in Oct. 2007, Obama supported removing all combat troops from Iraq within 16 months, saying, “I will remove one or two brigades a month, and get all of our combat troops out of Iraq within 16 months. The only troops I will keep in Iraq will perform the limited missions of protecting our diplomats and carrying out targeted strikes on al Qaeda. And I will launch the diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives that are so badly needed. Let there be no doubt: I will end this war.” The quote appears on the campaign’s Web site.

Source: FactCheck.org on 2008 first Presidential debate Sep 26, 2008


116 posted on 03/20/2011 2:20:19 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: PROCON

Now let me be clear: I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. The world, and the Iraqi people would be better off without him. But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history.

Source: In His Own Words, edited by Lisa Rogak, p.143 Mar 27, 2007


117 posted on 03/20/2011 2:25:33 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: headstamp 2

And each middle has 480 troy ounces of silver or 15 kg or about 18,000 dollars worth in them.


118 posted on 03/20/2011 2:28:37 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Any economy based on Keynesian principles and practices are always ponzi/pyramid schemes.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Nice quotes.


119 posted on 03/20/2011 2:39:52 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama: nobel peace prize winner, warmonger, golfer.)
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To: Stayfrosty
I hope obama knows the old rule that if you start a war you finish it.

Trouble is, the Democrats' way of finishing a war once the going gets rough, is to surrender.

Look how many times the Democrats wanted to surrender in Iraq when things got insane here. They kept saying "We need to end the war," and what they meant was to wave the white flag and flee.

Only the persistence of the Bush Administration and General Petraeus kept us going and mamanged to get things back under control again.

120 posted on 03/20/2011 2:48:46 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: dfwgator

A few days...until they shoot down a bomber or attack one of our ships. Then there will be a half ass recuse attempt{Think Desert One in Iran, circa 1979}
Obama will mircomanage the war with the UN. He will make LBJ seem like Curtis LeMay.


121 posted on 03/20/2011 2:49:00 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Darkwolf377
But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States...

Well, he sure doesn't NOW, does he, Barry? MWAHAHAHAHAHA

Good quotes...good demonstration of what a hypocrite Barry is.

122 posted on 03/20/2011 2:57:10 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Obozo got a green light from the international community, but did he get a resolution from congress? Bush got congressional approval for both Afghanistan and Iraq, if you recall.

,,, Bush also had to kiss the UN's arse with $US14b in back dues before the first shot was fired in Iraq. The UN parasites would have spent some of that in top restaurants all over the world - it's not as easy to be a critic with your mouth full.

123 posted on 03/20/2011 3:44:40 AM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: cmj328
You also have to fill the vacuum. Good luck there.
124 posted on 03/20/2011 3:48:46 AM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

I’d call this : Operation We Don’t Know What We Are Doing.

At best. nobama is obviously such a great leader.

EPIC FAIL PRESIDENCY


125 posted on 03/20/2011 4:19:51 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: PROCON
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126 posted on 03/20/2011 4:35:45 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: PROCON

I don’t remember the President bringing this to the American people. Only thing I remember is his initial threats to Libya.


127 posted on 03/20/2011 4:57:19 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

No Blood for Oil

No Blood for Oil

No Blood for Oil

...Oh sorry, that was when Bush was President.


128 posted on 03/20/2011 5:05:03 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: cmj328
Finishing it doesn’t end with killing Qaddafi. You also have to fill the vacuum

And we've yet to know what kind of government will be next door in Egypt.

129 posted on 03/20/2011 5:13:46 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: PROCON
It just pisses me off and depresses me that 0bama has control over the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen, OUR MILITARY!
But you know what? This IS OUR MILITARY and we should be backing them not making a lot of comments about Obama. It makes FR look one-issue minded and just gives ammunition to the enemy (the libs, not Libya). There are a million things to blast the annoited one for but this isn't one of them. I sincerely hope this Libya intervention is quick, clean and successful. I could care less who the CIC is I want our military to show the world how it is done.
130 posted on 03/20/2011 5:27:50 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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To: PROCON

This has to be the most politically correct military action in history and a worrying blueprint for the future.

I have lost track of the amount of time I have heard ‘muslim nations supporting’ ‘arab nations participating’ ‘UN authorised’ ‘completely legal’.....bore off you cretinous incompetent liberals.

A real leader would have taken action ages ago, a real leader with have made targets number 1 Gaddafi and number 2 the lockerbie bomber and said screw the other muslim/arab nations.....this is a pathetic exercise aimed at making some really small men (namely Sarkozy and Cameron) look like Thatcher and Reagan.

I am interested to know when they will be taking China, Russia, Syria, Iran to task......of course they won’t, the hypocritical so and so’s they are....


131 posted on 03/20/2011 5:39:21 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: tsowellfan

Whatever the arguments for or against intervention,it is clear that Obama’s decision was based entirely on political considerations. He did not want to intervene, but his advisors were warning him of the optics of having the Libyan rebels and thousands of civilians killed by a madman, while the US sat back and watched the carnage.


132 posted on 03/20/2011 6:15:24 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: PROCON

Dammit, we needed to stay the hell out of all of this stuff going on in the Mid-East right now. Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, etc. etc. STAY OUT.

Yep. And so it begins....*sigh*


133 posted on 03/20/2011 6:18:07 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: littleharbour
his advisors were warning him of the optics of having the Libyan rebels and thousands of civilians killed by a madman

"Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Wednesday that a no-fly zone in Libya may not be the best solution."

And what will happen to those civilians after the government is gone? Another Somalia?

134 posted on 03/20/2011 6:22:50 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: sickoflibs
Absolutely amazing stuff at DU. . . hard to comprehend how their thought processes work. Brainwashing early on? Do they know nothing of history? Do they read anything?
135 posted on 03/20/2011 6:33:01 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

It isn’t simply a vacation...Bo is doing business with them and brought the key players with him to do so...basically he brought his “whole” family with him to enjoy the sites...figure that! Had Bush taken his the news would have been all over that.

BUt my grip is he’s going there to enhance business deals which will create jobs for them while he does literally nothing here. But then that’s what globalists do....he is not for our country..just using it to further his own interests as we know.


136 posted on 03/20/2011 7:40:18 AM PDT by caww
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To: Art in Idaho; Munz

The news cycle goes round and round with tragedy after tragedy and everyone gets cought up in this fear mongling and that and forgets NWO is their ultimate goal. Why?

The GOP are sitting on their hands. The vote will be split-let’s face it people will write in Palin even if she does not run and other idiots will vote for a Romney and Obama will win and be king and we won’t be able to come on here daily and whine about him.


137 posted on 03/20/2011 7:47:25 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: PROCON

Bump.


138 posted on 03/20/2011 7:51:41 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: Vigilanteman

that’s is what bugs me , well along with him on vacation with the family and Frigging mother in law on our dime.

Bush went to congress and had the votes to go to war.
Obama goes to Rio and declares war and there is no outrage form the left and the media which lets be honest now they are a joke and have been for some time.

Bush goes to congress for war
Obama goes to Rio for war

Oh I don’t know but maybe someone could actually see the difference here and who is the war monger er now


139 posted on 03/20/2011 7:54:03 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: CurlyBill

Go Mirage! The French went in without any cover blind on Libya’s air defense.

Go Sarkozy the American! He’s more American than bloody Obama.


140 posted on 03/20/2011 7:56:36 AM PDT by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: PROCON

it destroys me that he gives orders to our military and has no clue about our military but does like to do social agendas like homosexuals in the military.

He then goes to Rio and order this bombing.
Meanwhile Bush went to congress for his declaration of war.

Now where is the GOP YET A F-IN AGAIN,
Sorry but I’ve had it with the GOP, the so called media and this clown over there i Rio on our dime taking his family and even the mother in law, I’ve just had it then there is the left who decide they are against war but now for war.
Where are their protests and demo’s


141 posted on 03/20/2011 7:58:01 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: PROCON

Obama wants to create more Muslim strongholds in the middle east.

Like they need them.

Is this war going to get blamed on the next Republican President just like Clinton’s war on Iraq got blamed on Bush 2?


142 posted on 03/20/2011 8:02:03 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: The KG9 Kid

never go there unless someone gives a direct link and then I only quickly read it but if what you say is true and I’m sure it is then it doesn’t surprise me.

The left seem to have selective outrage when it comes to war .

Their man goes to Rio , takes his family on even his mother in law on our dime.
He then orders this bombing and gives no end game.

No outrage from most on the left.
They seem to ignore it , wait for talking points and then repeat talking points.
One of which is he ignored a UN resolution. LOL

Bush went to congress after Saddam Hussein ignored 17 UN resolutions over years and still these people went mad over it and still continue to do so.

Either they see how hypocritical they are thus they have no really clue or stance on anything or they;re just too thick to understand on what they stand for .
Either way it is scary to know that we have a group of people over at DU who totally gormless and I wonder will they now take off their end this endless war stickers.

I might not agree with many on the left but at least have a principle and a stance which I can respect but being hypocritical makes them a joke.


143 posted on 03/20/2011 8:06:11 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: sickoflibs

have you read this piece of crap and hypocrisy from over there?


GliderGuider
8. Gaddafi was counting on our lust for oil to make us turn a blind eye to his atrocities.

For once it didn’t work.

I was utterly opposed to intervention in Iraq, but I’m utterly in favor of this one.


opposed to a president which went to congress after violation of 17 UN resolutions over many years which had killed thousands of his own people and used gas but now in favour of this war after this president goes to Rio with his family on our dime.
He ignored on UN resolution in 24 hours , has not got permission from congress.No end game nothing.

Nah no hypocrisy there, none at all ARF, What a complete idiot this poster is.


144 posted on 03/20/2011 8:14:43 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: manc

the debate on this over this at the DUmp is priceless.....obama bots vs the real anti war nuts


145 posted on 03/20/2011 8:15:47 AM PDT by jneesy (Under Reagan we had Johnny Cash and Bob Hope under Obama we have niether cash nor hope)
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To: reformjoy

let me get this right, Japan in crisis
debt out of control.
Economy crap
middle east and north Africa, why people say north Africa is the middle east is beyond me but hey it is in turmoil.
obama then goes to Rio, takes his family plus his mother in law on our dime.

The media ignore all of this, they ignore the protests for obama in Rio.
They then ignore how he never got permission from congress.

How anyone can say our corrupt media is not biased is staggering, just look at how they change the news quickly and how they report it.
YET AGAIN THEY COVER FOR THEIR MESSIAH AND IT IS SICK TO SEE


146 posted on 03/20/2011 8:21:09 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: PROCON

Naming wars is stupid enough but Operation Odyssey Dawn? The start of a journey that lasts for years and years? Nice.


147 posted on 03/20/2011 8:22:03 AM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: CurlyBill
"After the French had to take the lead..."

How embarrassing!

148 posted on 03/20/2011 8:23:15 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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To: BobP
"'Operation Arugula' "

LMAO!!!!!

149 posted on 03/20/2011 8:27:22 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2
"Dammit, we needed to stay the hell out of all of this stuff going on in the Mid-East right now. Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, etc. etc. STAY OUT."

Exactly right. Let the muzzies kill each other. The world will be a better place with less of them in our world.

150 posted on 03/20/2011 8:31:22 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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