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Over 4,000 U.S. Sailors, Marines Set Sail For Mediterranean
RIA Novosti ^ | March 24, 2011

Posted on 03/24/2011 7:18:11 AM PDT by Strategy

The United States has started the deployment of more than 4,000 marines and sailors to the Mediterranean Sea to support the ongoing military operation in Libya, the U.S. Navy news service said.

(Excerpt) Read more at en.rian.ru ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: beans4you; fleeing2rio; jimmyqaeda2; libya; obama; ribs4moochelle; usnavy; victory911mosque; wagya4just1000pound
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1 posted on 03/24/2011 7:18:12 AM PDT by Strategy
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To: Strategy

no boots on the ground- they have all been issued flip flops


2 posted on 03/24/2011 7:19:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: silverleaf

Good one!


3 posted on 03/24/2011 7:20:51 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Strategy
I thought we had none to spare.
What's getting short-changed?
4 posted on 03/24/2011 7:21:24 AM PDT by AU72
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To: silverleaf

Nope, they’ll be testing the new hover-boot prototypes!
Shhhhhhh! It’s a secret!


5 posted on 03/24/2011 7:21:56 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Y'all had enough, yet?)
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To: silverleaf
If they have to go in the French commander will order it.

This is NUTS.

6 posted on 03/24/2011 7:23:54 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: AU72

They know that our most valuable natural resource is our kids and will continue sending them to war. We keep pumping them out and they keep killing them.......and for what? A bunch of sand bunnys.


7 posted on 03/24/2011 7:26:13 AM PDT by RC2
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To: AU72
"What's getting short-changed?"

In the extreme short-term, no one. There is always a contingency (for lack of a better term) MEU available for immediate deployment. But, it's what this deployment does down the road 3-9 months that becomes problematic. Unless these guys are back within (roughly) 60-days, you'll see some units get extended in the other theaters of operation.

Past 60-days, and you begin to see a strained Marine Corps strained even further.

8 posted on 03/24/2011 7:26:55 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Strategy

Obie’s an SOB.


9 posted on 03/24/2011 7:28:58 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AGreatPer
Be muslim, get to be president, ignore the Constitution, rape Lady Liberty and Lady Justice, embolden every enemy of the united States, rape our coffers, and rid the land of any semblance of an "official" armed force and .....

That recent meet with the Mexican president starts to take on a new meaning.

10 posted on 03/24/2011 7:29:52 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Strategy
When will we learn that our dear leader is a freakin' liar. More than that, he is the one who will set the world on fire...VERY SOON! Send in our warroirs, spill their blood and we'll get stabbed in the back. Photobucket
11 posted on 03/24/2011 7:32:33 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: knarf

nobama, the great leader, hates you, hates your children, hates Free America, hates Americans and hates the Constitution. noibama is a hate crime foisted upon us.


12 posted on 03/24/2011 7:32:34 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: silverleaf
Photobucket
13 posted on 03/24/2011 7:34:08 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Strategy

Wonder what the status of the 173rd Airborne Brigade is? Back from ‘Stan and based in Vicenza,Italy.


14 posted on 03/24/2011 7:35:52 AM PDT by donozark ("Never wound a King." Machiavelli)
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To: OldDeckHand

These guys and gals were probably in Afghanistan or Iraq a short time ago. This was their rotation back home for maintenance.


15 posted on 03/24/2011 7:36:01 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Strategy

Uh....?


16 posted on 03/24/2011 7:38:21 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: Strategy
When did they do away with the Sixth Fleet having a Carrier Air group always in the Mediterranean? We use to rotate with the Forestall, the Kittyhawk and Kennedy, spending six months there at a time. And this rotation was going on for years before I joined the Navy. We were capable of handling any threat that popped up - like Libya, Lebanon, and this was still during the Cold War with the Soviets.

Now we have to move ships from other parts of the World to respond.

17 posted on 03/24/2011 7:39:14 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Strategy
God speed and healthy legs. Don't take any wooden daffy’s.
18 posted on 03/24/2011 7:39:52 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Strategy

Do they get to wear Blue Helmets?


19 posted on 03/24/2011 7:43:21 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (TV.)
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To: Strategy
What could possibly go wrong with Berry in charge....Photobucket
20 posted on 03/24/2011 8:06:08 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet

One of my favorite pictures - the man that can’t navigate his umbrella through the gateway.


21 posted on 03/24/2011 8:08:26 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Probably not, but I bet they will let the Americans manage the UN rape camps...

After all, “O” DID pimp them out to the UN and it will be easy duty.

And there will be no nastiness ahead for the UN, itself.... SEE?


22 posted on 03/24/2011 8:10:20 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Strategy

We are fighting a war on the fly. This will end badly.


23 posted on 03/24/2011 8:12:16 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: SMARTY

Maybe they will get to see Rome and Party.


24 posted on 03/24/2011 8:12:46 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (TV.)
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To: redgolum

The WH internals must show him doing much worse than even the MSM realize. Needs something to prop it back up. What to do, what to do...


25 posted on 03/24/2011 8:17:00 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: bushpilot1

What a horrible, horrible photo of what is supposed to be the “world’s most powerful leader.” I’ve never seen a picture of our CIC looking like such a tourist. An in flip-flops, of all things. I can’t believe they allowed it to be released.


26 posted on 03/24/2011 8:23:52 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Strategy

Even ONE body bag returning home as a result of this demented Obama horse manure is one too many.


27 posted on 03/24/2011 8:24:56 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Strategy

I read this in a post on HotAir on Tuesday.A poster had flagged an article from the Camp LeJeune base newspaper. The Kearsarge MEU, the 26th, is already doing its float on scene. The 173rd Airborne Bde in Vincenza Italy is on,according to another HA poster, 18 hour alert status. Two MEUs and an airborne bde. seem a substantial force for an expansion of our current “kinetic military action”. BTW, IIRC the 26th MEU is a special ops capable unit.


28 posted on 03/24/2011 8:25:23 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: Strategy

VIDEO : Captain Steve Koehler, the commanding officer of the Bataan, talks about the ship deploying to Libya on short notice.

http://hamptonroads.com/2011/03/families-say-goodbye-bataan-group-deploys-norfolk


29 posted on 03/24/2011 8:32:33 AM PDT by Fennie
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"BTW, IIRC the 26th MEU is a special ops capable unit."

Every ARG carries a full contingent of of SEALs and Sniper-Scouts.

With two ARGs and an airborne brigade, we can put between 7 and 10,000 light, mobile infantry into that mess in less than 6 hours.

They will bring their own helo and air support along with 30 days of all supplies. Two combat hospitals aboard the command ships.

And, they will have been wasted if the commie in chief is dumb enough to deploy them.

I wish for a military coup in the USA.

30 posted on 03/24/2011 8:38:34 AM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Strategy

It’s not a war black is yellow green is red ornage is pink..


31 posted on 03/24/2011 8:39:06 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Strategy

Prayers up for all those being deployed. My brother just called to tell me he’s goin.


32 posted on 03/24/2011 8:42:36 AM PDT by infool7 (Ignorance isn't bliss it's slavery in denial)
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To: Lou L

I dont even think Clinton fell that far.


33 posted on 03/24/2011 9:12:19 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: infool7
Prayers up for all those being deployed.

Amen and thank your brother for his service.

34 posted on 03/24/2011 9:33:15 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama: nobel peace prize winner, warmonger, golfer.)
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To: AGreatPer

there is no french commander, this is war run by global committee

One frenchie dies and they will run and we have to go in on the ground with pooper scoopers, so to speak. Then the french come back in business suits after we clean up the mess.

Thankfully I do not have a dear one being ordered to risk all for this foolish incompetent president


35 posted on 03/24/2011 9:47:41 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Mariner

And yet the GD progressive repubs led by McCain as well as many here have given full throated support to BO’s little stupidity! Unfriggin believable! Pray for our troops.


36 posted on 03/24/2011 10:00:09 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: silverleaf
there is no french commander, this is war run by global committee

And the aircraft that the French destroyed was already on the ground at the time...Seriesly...

37 posted on 03/24/2011 10:09:47 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: RC2

Yep.


38 posted on 03/24/2011 10:10:24 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Strategy

Thought there wasn’t going to be a ground invasion.....


39 posted on 03/24/2011 10:34:31 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: xkaydet65; Mariner
IIRC the 26th MEU is a special ops capable unit.

When I was on Sasebo amphibs supporting the 31st MEU on Okinawa SOC was an annual qual for both the Marines and the ships. I wouldn't read a lot into it.

40 posted on 03/24/2011 11:11:20 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: NavyCanDo

This guy is utterly clueless and got dragged into this by the Europeans. Daffy has been an ally of his mentor Wright and odds are put money into electing the little dweeb. He beat around the Bush until the French (for God’s sade) stepped up and took action. They still haven’t decided exactly what they want from all this.

Rush has been on fire with this folly. Hilarious, brutally truthful and right on target his damn gold and even the NFL have been totally on the back burner.

BTW my elder boy left the Navy a year ago. He was a nuke on the USS Ohio.


41 posted on 03/24/2011 12:17:24 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Lou L
They released this.. Photobucket
42 posted on 03/24/2011 2:43:53 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Mariner

” I wish for a military coup in the USA. “

roger that

The lower echelons and true combat leaders have the balls
but the career oriented brass and JAG types at the top will never think of such a thing


43 posted on 03/24/2011 2:49:06 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Tzimisce

I doubt this is an invasion force. Remember Haiti? Obama’s expecting Kadaffy to surrender quietly so that he can send a handful of troops in to do nation building.


44 posted on 03/24/2011 3:34:35 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Strategy

Russian news source? Anyone else confirming it?


45 posted on 03/24/2011 3:48:36 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: Strategy

Where have I seen this before ... ?

We send in “military advisors” but no “combat” troops, so no problem. Then we increase the number of “military advisors” substantially. Eventually we can’t hide the fact that we’ve got a substantial armed force “in country” ready to handle any contingency including ... whoops ... combat.

Gulf of Tonkin ... Gulf of Sidra ... sure sounds familiar.


46 posted on 03/24/2011 6:30:35 PM PDT by DNME (With the sound of distant drums ... something wicked this way comes.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

This is madness!! WHAT ARE WE DOING?????????


47 posted on 03/24/2011 6:34:57 PM PDT by Davidlion
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To: infool7
"My brother just called to tell me he’s goin."

God be with your brother.

One of my x soccer players just got back for the 3rd time. Said, no more smoking, I'm outta here. Will collect $36,000 for two years on the GI bill for golf school.

48 posted on 03/24/2011 6:43:34 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: AU72

“What’s getting short-changed?”

Everything. Next we will have to start sending Boy Scouts.


49 posted on 03/24/2011 9:37:43 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Davidlion

WHAT ARE WE DOING?????????”

we are all suffering from letting rampant voter fraud carry the last Presidential election ,without resistance or much complaint . We also chose the wrong guy last time and got no help from the outgoing Admin .
We are suffering from the higher levels of the Mil being penetrated and now controlled by politically motivated career oriented types that are willing to just go along with whatever the suits are fumbling around with .

Notice how many hard core combat leaders are retiring .
There’s a reason for that , to our great detriment.

We laid down for what the evil Libs and progressives
successfully foisted on us . We have not challenged the fact that an insane mastermind financial wizard is behind much of what is going on . We just let them all get away with it .

Instead of serious push-back, we are relying on masses of disgruntled Tea Partiers , many of whom are octogenarians. What happened to the supposed militias ?

Granted , it’s a mess .


50 posted on 03/24/2011 10:52:01 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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