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Germans Pull Forces Out of NATO as Libyan Coalition Falls Apart
dailymail.com ^ | Last updated at 11:42 PM on 22nd March 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 03/22/2011 6:53:59 PM PDT by 11th_VA

Deep divisions between allied forces currently bombing Libya worsened today as the German military announced it was pulling forces out of NATO over continued disagreement on who will lead the campaign.

A German military spokesman said it was recalling two frigates and AWACS surveillance plane crews from the Mediterranean, after fears they would be drawn into the conflict if NATO takes over control from the U.S.

The infighting comes as a heated meeting of NATO ambassadors yesterday failed to resolve whether the 28-nation alliance should run the operation to enforce a U.N.-mandated no-fly zone, diplomats said.

Yesterday a war of words erupted between the U.S. and Britain after the U.K. government claimed Muammar Gaddafi is a legitimate target for assassination.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: epicfail4obama; gaddafi; germany; libya; nationalsecurityfail; nato; obama; obamaisepicfail; revolution
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1 posted on 03/22/2011 6:54:01 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

“Germans are rasist!”


2 posted on 03/22/2011 6:57:20 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: 11th_VA

Everything he touches...


3 posted on 03/22/2011 6:58:33 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: 11th_VA

The Afrika Korps are 0 for 2.


4 posted on 03/22/2011 6:59:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 11th_VA

Yet ANOTHER failure for The One.


5 posted on 03/22/2011 6:59:15 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: 11th_VA

This is what happens when you try to run the country from the golf course.


6 posted on 03/22/2011 6:59:37 PM PDT by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: the invisib1e hand

His first tremulous step ...

F A I L


7 posted on 03/22/2011 6:59:46 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: dynachrome

Well, Germans are crackers, yo.


8 posted on 03/22/2011 6:59:55 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: 11th_VA

If it’s falling apart this fast it means it
wasn’t put together very well.
You can’t just throw these things together, Barak.


9 posted on 03/22/2011 6:59:55 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 11th_VA

Remember when we usedmto have a leader in our white house? Yeah...that was cool.


10 posted on 03/22/2011 7:01:26 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: 11th_VA

Gadhafi is coming out of this smelling like a rose... Wow I just cannot believe what a complete cluster%uck this is. This intervention, what, put together over lunch and a few pencils/napkins? Obama just said ok, and didn’t even bother to mention it to America? Totally insane, hope it costs Obama any slim hope of being elected.

Like Carter, Obama is making a huge mess out of foreign policy, and I can only hope we wind up getting 12-16 yrs of conservatives running the W/H because of him.


11 posted on 03/22/2011 7:01:43 PM PDT by Professional
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To: 11th_VA

Did barrack just kill NATO?


12 posted on 03/22/2011 7:02:32 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: Army Air Corps

It was a very HOPEFUL failure though


13 posted on 03/22/2011 7:02:32 PM PDT by woofie
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To: 11th_VA
Can't say I'm in favor of assassination as a tool of diplomacy, but if there was ever a character that needed killing, Qaddafi is the one

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
14 posted on 03/22/2011 7:02:57 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: 11th_VA

U.K news story. This household does not listen to U.S. so called TV “news” products of the bailouts.


15 posted on 03/22/2011 7:03:16 PM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: 11th_VA

The Krauts finally read Rommel’s book!

Actually this is huge.

Whoever heard of a coalition falling apart after what, five days?

Obama the Last needs to be impeached.


16 posted on 03/22/2011 7:03:18 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: 11th_VA

Time to send in the B-52’s.


17 posted on 03/22/2011 7:03:35 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (TV.)
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To: 11th_VA

0bama was right on one point.....this will only last a few days


18 posted on 03/22/2011 7:03:58 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: ilgipper

GW was a real man. Bothers me so much how he got smeared by the left, and even folks that are supposedly conservatives/and or republican.

GW, I miss you, you were an AWESOME President!


19 posted on 03/22/2011 7:04:04 PM PDT by Professional
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To: 11th_VA

I want this in the Off-Road package.

20 posted on 03/22/2011 7:05:31 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: 11th_VA

Here we go. People better get used to this, because this is what happens when America abrogates their Leadership.


21 posted on 03/22/2011 7:06:13 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!I)
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To: ConorMacNessa
but if there was ever a character that needed killing, Qaddafi is the one

Then you'd better have boots on the ground, because his replacement, if you leave Libya alone, will be worse.

22 posted on 03/22/2011 7:06:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 11th_VA

Silly me, I thought we were loved by the world since January of 2009.

Everything is going to hell. Wonder why? /sarc


23 posted on 03/22/2011 7:06:17 PM PDT by dforest
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To: the invisib1e hand

>> Everything he touches...

Uncanny, isn’t it.

Wasn’t this the guy who campaigned on the paradigm that Diplomacy Solves Everything?

Well, the coalition falling apart is as purely diplomatic problem as we see these days. It is not only possible to solve it diplomatically... that is the ONLY way to solve it.

And yet, Boy Genius is totally screwing it up.


24 posted on 03/22/2011 7:06:33 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: 11th_VA
In a shock admission, U.K. ministers have admitted the intervention in Libya could last for up to '30 years'.

Asked for an estimate, British Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey said: 'How long is a piece of string? We don't know how long this is going to go on.

'We don't know if this is going to result in a stalemate. We don't know if his capabilities are going to be degraded quickly. Ask me again in a week.'

In the U.S., Obama has made it clear he wants no part of any leadership role in Libya.

25 posted on 03/22/2011 7:06:59 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: 11th_VA
To clarify

Germany, which opposed military action against Libya, pulled its forces in the Mediterranean from NATO and put them under exclusively German command, the German news agency DPA reported yesterday.

Businessweek

The Daily Mail source made it sound as if Germany is pulling out of NATO altogether.

26 posted on 03/22/2011 7:08:54 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: 11th_VA
Way to go.....Zero.
27 posted on 03/22/2011 7:08:59 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Professional

Well put.


28 posted on 03/22/2011 7:09:36 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: 11th_VA

You’ve GOT to be s#!()^g me!?! Is this story real?


29 posted on 03/22/2011 7:10:10 PM PDT by PENANCE
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To: dfwgator

It’s beginning to look like his replacement is going to be Saddam Hussein.

Barry couldn’t have f***ed this up anymore if he’d tried.


30 posted on 03/22/2011 7:11:57 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: 11th_VA

..changing our image in the world alright.

Reagan brought down the Warsaw Pact.

Obama will bring down NATO.

What an accomplishment. :)


31 posted on 03/22/2011 7:11:59 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: 11th_VA

NATO, the powerhouse.


32 posted on 03/22/2011 7:12:06 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: 11th_VA

Odyssey Done


33 posted on 03/22/2011 7:13:01 PM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: 11th_VA

Well... that was quick.

And of course, the vacationing 0bama probably has no clue this has occurred. Mustn’t disturb The Won while he’s enjoying dinner at the resort.


34 posted on 03/22/2011 7:14:02 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: Army Air Corps
Yet ANOTHER failure for The One.

I'm guessing that the falling apart of NATO is yet another success in his mind.

35 posted on 03/22/2011 7:14:26 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: PENANCE
Oh its for real. Turkey refuses to let NATO take control (everyone has to agree) and Italy has laid down an ultimatum. If NATO doesn't lead, then they are revoking our rights to use their bases for the attacks.

Let's see the 'One' get out of this pretzel ...

36 posted on 03/22/2011 7:14:46 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: rabidralph

I see some potential for a new NASCAR racing series, too. Junior Johnson never could have dreamed of something this wild . . .


37 posted on 03/22/2011 7:15:03 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: 11th_VA

France is next... Obama incites mobs and WWIII he makes Carter look welcoming.


38 posted on 03/22/2011 7:15:11 PM 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: 11th_VA

Wait just a cotton-pickin’ second, here...

The Germans are pulling out because it ~isn’t~ the U.S. leading the coalition?


39 posted on 03/22/2011 7:15:29 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: 11th_VA

When liberals go to war: there are no winners. Just losers. :)


40 posted on 03/22/2011 7:15:36 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: 11th_VA

Isn’t it great that the US gets along now with the rest of the world now that the evil Cowboy Bush is gone? /s


41 posted on 03/22/2011 7:15:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: woofie
It was a very HOPEFUL failure though

Yes, and after all, he was "trying." Remember, to the adoring sheeple, that's all that's needed.

42 posted on 03/22/2011 7:16:35 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: 11th_VA

According to the media he will put his cape on and part the seas nothing to worry about.


43 posted on 03/22/2011 7:17:21 PM 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: 11th_VA

This is what happens when you have a president that leads by phoning it in. This whole thing was a cluster f*** from the word go. Let the damned Europeans police their own back yard for once.


44 posted on 03/22/2011 7:18:50 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: ConorMacNessa

Yeah, that’s a great idea. Let’s assassinate the leaders we don’t like in the Middle East. Won’t it be great when the Muslim Brotherhood takes over and we can have sharia law all over the Middle East.

It’s been a terrific improvement in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.

Next up: Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.


45 posted on 03/22/2011 7:19:35 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ilgipper

Remeber when jimmy carter sent over troops to save the hostages....Failure.


46 posted on 03/22/2011 7:19:53 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: Ramius

Obama said we are not really there so confidence will dwindle.


47 posted on 03/22/2011 7:20:21 PM 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: 11th_VA

In the future will Germans side with Iran against us?


48 posted on 03/22/2011 7:20:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: Ramius

My guess is that the U.S. pushed for this, so the Germans want nothing to do with it if the U.S. is going to be little more than a spectator with advanced weapons.


49 posted on 03/22/2011 7:20:44 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: rabidralph

Nice picture. How many billions of taxpayer dollars and years do you think it will take to make a stand-up military out of THAT?


50 posted on 03/22/2011 7:20:44 PM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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