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US paves way to arm Libyan rebels
guardian.uk.co ^ | 29 March 2011 | Nicholas Watt , chief political correspondent

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; arming; armingalqaeda; arms; hillary; islam; libya; missioncreep; nobelpeaceprize; noflyzone; obama; obamaswar; r2p; resolution1973; soros; un
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Get that Nobel Peace Prize out, we have another candidate ...
1 posted on 03/29/2011 12:48:08 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

I don’t understand the rush to get involved in this. Where are the protesters?


2 posted on 03/29/2011 12:50:27 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: 11th_VA
"No Fly Zone?"

I do not think that phrase means what we think it means.

3 posted on 03/29/2011 12:52:06 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: 11th_VA

satire......right ??????


4 posted on 03/29/2011 12:52:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: DonaldC

Why would we arm the al quaeda? Why am I spending printed money on this crap?


5 posted on 03/29/2011 12:52:18 PM PDT by Davidlion
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To: 11th_VA
Arming some of the guys that were killing our guys in the other shiiteholes over there. I am so disgusted by this.
6 posted on 03/29/2011 12:54:13 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: 11th_VA

Didn’t we arm the Taliban? Saddam Hussein?


7 posted on 03/29/2011 12:55:24 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: 11th_VA

Who the hell ane these rebels anyway?

In 1776 and 1861 they had the curtesy to at least let everome know the 411.


8 posted on 03/29/2011 12:56:22 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Davidlion
Because somebody in the Hussein regime WANTS anti-American radicals to have THESE in their possession --

What could go wrong?

9 posted on 03/29/2011 12:56:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: 11th_VA

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.


10 posted on 03/29/2011 12:57:32 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: 11th_VA
Don't you have to train them?

Or is she just going to hand out US weapons at the port so even more people can die from this fiasco?

11 posted on 03/29/2011 12:57:51 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I agree with Louis Farrakhan. Who The Hell Is Obama!?)
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To: Davidlion

Wait a minute. Any time Muslims are killing Muslims, we should help whomever is behind.


12 posted on 03/29/2011 12:57:53 PM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: BenLurkin

You’re so damned unreasonable!!!! ;^)


13 posted on 03/29/2011 12:59:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The only thing higher than Obama's chin, is his ass facing West five times a day.)
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To: 11th_VA

Pave it with good intentions.


14 posted on 03/29/2011 12:59:11 PM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes! Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -America is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: 11th_VA

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)

What’s left?


15 posted on 03/29/2011 1:01:49 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: BenLurkin

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


16 posted on 03/29/2011 1:03:28 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race. Obamacare is a crime)
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To: 11th_VA

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!!!!


17 posted on 03/29/2011 1:04:09 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: 11th_VA
How about 100,000 pre-made suicide vests with pre-set timers?
18 posted on 03/29/2011 1:07:30 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: TheBattman

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

Think Caliphate


19 posted on 03/29/2011 1:09:36 PM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: 11th_VA

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. =.=


20 posted on 03/29/2011 1:09:36 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Or is she just going to hand out US weapons at the port so even more people can die from this fiasco?

Why not? They did it with the mexicans....

21 posted on 03/29/2011 1:09:41 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: 11th_VA

And yet obamao is trying to disarm American law abiding citizens.


22 posted on 03/29/2011 1:11:31 PM PDT by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: TheBattman

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

Think Caliphate


23 posted on 03/29/2011 1:12:22 PM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: 11th_VA
Boy, the UK Guardian sure is selective on what stories they allow user comments on and those that they don't.
24 posted on 03/29/2011 1:12:42 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: 11th_VA
Oh that's just brilliant... our Marines from Camp LeJeune were sent over today... and now we're going to ensure a level playing field by arming the so-called rebels.

I don't trust ANY Muslims ... period ...!

25 posted on 03/29/2011 1:14:18 PM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: 11th_VA

“........the recent UN security council resolution relaxed an arms embargo on the country.”

We are subserviant to the UN. All hail the UN. Long live the UN. May hair grow upon their balding heads.


26 posted on 03/29/2011 1:15:05 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

That’s Mandy Patinkin.


27 posted on 03/29/2011 1:20:10 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: XenaLee

No Controlling Legal Authority


28 posted on 03/29/2011 1:21:49 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: 11th_VA
Should the U.S. Arm Libya's Rebels?

A poll to Freep....
29 posted on 03/29/2011 1:30:03 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Sharia? No, thanks.)
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To: 11th_VA
Admiral Josh Painter: This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.

The Hunt For Red October

30 posted on 03/29/2011 1:38:58 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I don't prep for the disaster. I prepare for the rebuilding.)
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To: DonaldC

The hypocritical silence from the left is deafening and oh so predictible right now.
You can hear it now.


31 posted on 03/29/2011 1:41:29 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: 11th_VA

Hussein is arming the enemy. We know the word for that.


32 posted on 03/29/2011 1:49:58 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: DonaldC

“Where are the protesters?”

Behind Obama, cheering and clapping...

Or not willing to admit they are hypocrites who got played by the radical left.

You’ll note that the approx. 60 “Anti-War” protesters in DC this weekend were not covered by CBS,NBC,MSNBC,ABC, and NPR??


33 posted on 03/29/2011 2:01:28 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: tcrlaf

WW III is upon us. Israel will be lucky to survive the coming year. I don’t see this ending well.


34 posted on 03/29/2011 2:11:21 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Take all the guns from Americans and give them to the Libyans - then they will become a muslim democracy and we will become a progressive utopia.


35 posted on 03/29/2011 2:13:39 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: 11th_VA
I don't have time to read this thread, maybe it's been discussed... (And maybe the 'air-war' is over and it's no longer a concern.) But, for future reference, previously posted by ??:

* NO Stinger missiles to 'rebels'. * They will be sold to others, may be used against us or airliners, and they may end up in the US.

As someone posted: MiG: 1,   Airliner: 1

36 posted on 03/29/2011 2:17:55 PM PDT by Golden Gate
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To: DonaldC

Arming the enemy. Yea, that’s about what one should expect from Obama.


37 posted on 03/29/2011 2:18:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: DonaldC

“Where are the protesters?”

Behind Obama, cheering and clapping...

Or not willing to admit they are hypocrites who got played by the radical left.

You’ll note that the approx. 60 “Anti-War” protesters in DC this weekend were not covered by CBS,NBC,MSNBC,ABC, and NPR??


38 posted on 03/29/2011 2:20:48 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: 11th_VA

Hillary Clinton has paved the way for the United States to arm the Libyan rebels

Hillary Clinton has paved the way for the United States to arm Al Qaeda.

Hussein is aware this will lead Israel being attacked.


39 posted on 03/29/2011 2:28:26 PM PDT by IH8DEMS (.)
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To: Sacajaweau

No the USA will arm al quada and the muslim brotherhood Obama/Clinton and the media say it’s good so hush only Obama knows how to order kinetics.


40 posted on 03/29/2011 2:35:55 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: IH8DEMS

But it is ok cause some weiner man said so. Only Obama knows what he is doing all others before him did it wrong.


41 posted on 03/29/2011 2:37:29 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
Indeed. Hillary has been riding high during this Libya fiasco. Compared to the feckless obama and laughable Baghdad Bob Gates, she is the only one who even sounds like she is in charge. She'll be a walking disaster foreign policy-wise but at least she gets her point across.
42 posted on 03/29/2011 3:06:20 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: swain_forkbeard
We armed the Soviets too, when we were fighting a common enemy. What is your point exactly.
43 posted on 03/29/2011 3:08:01 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: DonaldC

They now support arming al queda backed brotherhood in new world order efforts to secure Libyan OIL.


44 posted on 03/29/2011 3:26:32 PM PDT by omega4179 (No war for Oil No war for The brotherhood)
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To: 11th_VA

Barack Obama has now fired more Tomahawk Cruise Missiles than all other Nobel Peace Prize winners combined!


45 posted on 03/29/2011 3:30:40 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: 11th_VA

46 posted on 03/29/2011 3:34:10 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: BenLurkin

Uh, yeah...this IS Hopey Changey!


47 posted on 03/29/2011 3:46:02 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: jeffc

“C’mon, LAME stream “media”, do your jobs!!!!”

Isn’t that what they are doing, according to their notion of what their job is?


48 posted on 03/29/2011 3:51:25 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Buffalo Head
As I said on another post, I'm hoping for a long protracted and bloody civil war.

These “Rebels” were putting bullets in our soldiers backs for the last 8 years. F-Them. And FUBO.

49 posted on 03/29/2011 3:52:20 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: 11th_VA

Why not cut out the middleman and arm Al Qaeda directly?


50 posted on 03/29/2011 3:58:32 PM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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