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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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: libya
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And so it begins...
1 posted on 03/19/2011 8:16:59 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Mr. Scope Creep is ready to make his appearance.


2 posted on 03/19/2011 8:17:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PROCON

Like some kind of cowboy.


3 posted on 03/19/2011 8:18:38 PM PDT by dainbramaged ( I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live-Socrates)
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To: PROCON

As I understand it, those missiles cost somewhere between 1 and 2 million apiece.


4 posted on 03/19/2011 8:18:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: PROCON
Has Moamar crawled into his spider-hole yet?
5 posted on 03/19/2011 8:18:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: dainbramaged

Operation Obama’s Folly.


6 posted on 03/19/2011 8:20:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I hope obama knows the old rule that if you start a war you finish it. I hope we take out qadaffi and his sons soon before they hit civilian airliners.


7 posted on 03/19/2011 8:21:06 PM PDT by Stayfrosty
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To: PROCON
And so it begins...

Obama Fires First Salvo In 2012 Reelection Campaign

8 posted on 03/19/2011 8:21:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: PROCON

After the French had to take the lead...


9 posted on 03/19/2011 8:21:47 PM PDT by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: cripplecreek

“As I understand it, those missiles cost somewhere between 1 and 2 million apiece.”

A million here, a million there........


10 posted on 03/19/2011 8:22:28 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
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To: PROCON

Looked like a very very expensive fireworks show on TV. Apparently, BO told the Congressmen yesterday that this would be over “in a few days.” Wanna bet?


11 posted on 03/19/2011 8:22:32 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: cripplecreek

Probably higher. If memory serves they will a million each in Gulf War I. Probably about 3 mil now.


12 posted on 03/19/2011 8:22:32 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I don't prep for the disaster. I prepare for the rebuilding.)
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To: PROCON
more than 20 sites had been targeted in coalition strikes so far.

110+ tomahawks @ $500,000 each for 20 sites?



13 posted on 03/19/2011 8:22:54 PM PDT by FourPeas
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It just pisses me off and depresses me that 0bama has control over the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen, OUR MILITARY!


14 posted on 03/19/2011 8:23:43 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: Stayfrosty

Finishing it doesn’t end with killing Qaddafi. You also have to fill the vacuum. Good luck there.


15 posted on 03/19/2011 8:24:13 PM PDT by cmj328
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To: Drill Thrawl

Kinda make you wonder if he’s just using the missiles to get rid of them knowing that congress will have to spend big bucks if we’re to have more.


16 posted on 03/19/2011 8:24:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kittymyrib
Apparently, BO told the Congressmen yesterday that this would be over “in a few days.” Wanna bet?

Famous last words, like "We're only sending advisors to Vietnam."

17 posted on 03/19/2011 8:24:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Drill Thrawl

According to the navy, in 1999 they were $569,000ea.


18 posted on 03/19/2011 8:24:24 PM PDT by FourPeas
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To: Stayfrosty
I hope obama knows the old rule that if you start a war you finish it.

Nope. He'll let it fester until Palin is President and she'll have to finish it. Then the left will blame Palin for the whole thing. It's the lefty way doncha know.

19 posted on 03/19/2011 8:24:42 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I don't prep for the disaster. I prepare for the rebuilding.)
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To: PROCON

I guess those 800 Marines off the coast are to be a future phase?


20 posted on 03/19/2011 8:24:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: PROCON

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. And he still got heat from Code Pink, A.N.S.W.E.R. and other assorted hippie freaks. Where are they now?


21 posted on 03/19/2011 8:25:50 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PROCON

Seems to me we could take the rubble from Fukushima and dump it in Libiya. Problem solved for both countries.


22 posted on 03/19/2011 8:26:10 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I don't prep for the disaster. I prepare for the rebuilding.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Where are they now?

Drum circle in Madison, WI.

23 posted on 03/19/2011 8:27:34 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I don't prep for the disaster. I prepare for the rebuilding.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Obozo got a green light from the international community, but did he get a resolution from congress?

No he didn't, excellent point!

24 posted on 03/19/2011 8:29:30 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: PROCON
Phase II: A moratorium on all oil production in Libya

Phase III: Cap-n-Trade legislation where all Libyans must engage in a unionized Green Job with single payer health care

25 posted on 03/19/2011 8:31:16 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: FourPeas

they are lots more than that now

more than a million apiece


26 posted on 03/19/2011 8:31:55 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: PROCON

Michelle 0bama is finally proud of her country.


27 posted on 03/19/2011 8:32:19 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: GeronL
I guess those 800 Marines off the coast are to be a future phase?

I certainly hope not; not that the Marines couldn't do the job, but I don't want to see any of our boys dead for 0bama's war!

28 posted on 03/19/2011 8:32:45 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: silverleaf

The Tomahawk is currently $1.6M


29 posted on 03/19/2011 8:33:01 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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To: DTogo

Obama’s plan is coming together, $7/gal gasoline, and an Islamic Caliphate in the entire Middle East.


30 posted on 03/19/2011 8:33:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: headstamp 2

We pay taxes to defend Libyan rebels but not the people of Arizona, in other words. Got it.


31 posted on 03/19/2011 8:34:13 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: DTogo

ROFLOL, stop it, your killing me...


32 posted on 03/19/2011 8:34:20 PM PDT by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: Strategerist
The Tomahawk is currently $1.6M

OK, I'll take three please. Is there sales tax on those?

33 posted on 03/19/2011 8:34:45 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: cripplecreek
Operation Obama’s Folly.

Hopefully not Operation Gothic Serpent II (although I suspect it will be.)
34 posted on 03/19/2011 8:34:45 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: FourPeas

Don’t you worry-—China has plenty of money to loan us!


35 posted on 03/19/2011 8:35:27 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: cmj328

Call me crazy and off my meds, but I don’t trust Oblahblah with that task.


36 posted on 03/19/2011 8:36:43 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: GeronL

The Tip of The Spear....


37 posted on 03/19/2011 8:37:44 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Cementjungle

thanks, I knew it was over a million
so today was a big day for our budget, but just look at what we bought...
(crickets)


38 posted on 03/19/2011 8:38:24 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Cementjungle

thanks, I knew it was over a million
so today was a big day for our budget, but just look at what we bought...
(crickets)


39 posted on 03/19/2011 8:38:30 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: PROCON

Or the EU’s war.


40 posted on 03/19/2011 8:38:50 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: PROCON

Quagmire.

No blood for oil.


41 posted on 03/19/2011 8:45:05 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Or the EU’s war.

Or the war, ($114 Mil today), to advance worldwide socialism/communism - paid by You! Don't you feel good!

P.S. I never go there, but I bet the DU folks are exploding - or are they going to somehow spin this?

42 posted on 03/19/2011 8:50:36 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: PROCON

Yeah, President Dunham-Marshall-Soetoro, we know war is more than a handful of Tomahawks. But your dipshit voters probably didn’t, so your Captain Obvious Update wasn’t totally in vain.


43 posted on 03/19/2011 8:52:34 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: cmj328
"Finishing it doesn’t end with killing Qaddafi. You also have to fill the vacuum. Good luck there."

Or to borrow the left's mantra for so many years, "What's the plan to win the peace?"

44 posted on 03/19/2011 8:53:05 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: FLAMING DEATH

Rush to war!


45 posted on 03/19/2011 8:53:12 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: PROCON

I agree.

This whole pretend thing about a no fly zone and then promising no ground troops when they are stationed right there really ticks me off.


46 posted on 03/19/2011 8:56:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: cripplecreek

WIki says $569,000


47 posted on 03/19/2011 8:57:34 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: FourPeas

I guess memory doesn’t serve so well. :-)


48 posted on 03/19/2011 8:57:41 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I don't prep for the disaster. I prepare for the rebuilding.)
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To: GeronL

“We’re only sending advisors to Vietnam, they won’t see any combat.”


49 posted on 03/19/2011 8:57:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PROCON

Can somebody tell me what strategic value that shithole is? Oh I forgot, it concerns Europas oil.


50 posted on 03/19/2011 8:59:48 PM PDT by crz
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