Skip to comments.US paves way to arm Libyan rebels
Posted on 03/29/2011 12:48:00 PM PDT by 11th_VA
Hillary Clinton has paved the way for the United States to arm the Libyan rebels by declaring that the recent UN security council resolution relaxed an arms embargo on the country.
As Libya's opposition leaders called for the international community to arm them, the secretary of state indicated that the US was considering whether to meet their demands when she talked of a "work in progress".
The US indicated on Monday night that it had not ruled out arming the rebels, though it was assumed this would take some time because of a UN arms embargo which applies to all sides in Libya.
But Clinton made clear that UN security council resolution 1973, which allowed military strikes against Muammar Gaddafi's regime, relaxed the embargo. Speaking after the conference on Libya in London, Clinton said: "It is our interpretation that [resolution] 1973 amended or overrode the absolute prohibition of arms to anyone in Libya so that there could be legitimate transfer of arms if a country were to choose to do that. We have not made that decision at this time."
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I don’t understand the rush to get involved in this. Where are the protesters?
I do not think that phrase means what we think it means.
Why would we arm the al quaeda? Why am I spending printed money on this crap?
Didn’t we arm the Taliban? Saddam Hussein?
Who the hell ane these rebels anyway?
In 1776 and 1861 they had the curtesy to at least let everome know the 411.
What could go wrong?
Well, well, well.....the Democrats’ high treason is now out in the open...for all to see. Since it’s AlQaeda that we’ll be assisting in Libya (under the guise of freedom fighting rebels), I call for the immediate withdrawal from the UN and the immediate impeachment of Obama, Clinton and everyone associated with this fiasco.
Or is she just going to hand out US weapons at the port so even more people can die from this fiasco?
Wait a minute. Any time Muslims are killing Muslims, we should help whomever is behind.
You’re so damned unreasonable!!!! ;^)
Pave it with good intentions.
Oh great - now we are going to provide weapons to Al Qaeda... how quaint.
We sure have fallen a long way from just a handful of years ago when we declared war on terrorism... now we are going to arm the primary terrorist organization.
Lets see now - are “we” about done filling out the “destroy America” checklist?
Brainwash generations to believe lies - Check (thank you NEA and company)
Systematically destroy the Biblical family - Check
Destroy the economy - check (in progress)
Become more dependent on the world - check (no use of our own domestic energy)
Kick God out of our country - check (”America is no longer a Christian Nation” - at least according to our President).
Arm our sworn enemies - check (Rebels in Libya)
Yes, just wait until a commercial 777 or 757 gets blown out of the sky over France or England by one of the Hillary/Obama supplied AA missiles.
That will help her run for the presidency/S
Could we please get some real media journalism going and let us know who these “rebels” really are before we do anything to help them? C’mon, LAME stream “media”, do your jobs!!!!
let me help answer that question...
That guy called the president? He aint an American. Culturally, philosophically, religiously, politically... so what should we expect?
Over 20 years of Wright / Farrakhan understudy takes us right to the MB, the same guys who have already taken over Egypt.
Which is another good reason very supportive of 61 @ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2696128/posts
This whole ME uprising is being orchestrated , choreographed and militarily supported by America!
Go look at 61, its a great summary
A humanitarian operations has no choosen side; therefore, the AnnointedIdiot lied on national TV last night....Joe Wilson was more right than many people admit. =.=