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    Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya

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    Julian Borger and Martin Chulov
    guardian.co.uk, Monday 30 May 2011 15.33 BST
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    Armed westerners have been filmed on the front line with rebels near Misrata in the first apparent confirmation that foreign special forces are playing an active role in the Libyan conflict.

    A group of six westerners are clearly visible in a report by al-Jazeera from Dafniya, described as the westernmost point of the rebel lines west of the town of Misrata. Five of them were armed and wearing sand-coloured clothes, peaked caps, and cotton Arab scarves.

    The sixth, apparently the most senior of the group, was carrying no visible weapon and wore a pink, short-sleeve shirt. He may be an intelligence officer. The group is seen talking to rebels and then quickly leaving on being spotted by the television crew.
    Flashback : Libya conflict: EU awaits UN approval for deployment of ground troops | World news | guardian.co.uk

    So, there's a no-fly zone and boots on the ground... at what point do we get to stop calling it a "humanitarian" mission and call it more accurately : an invasion / an attempted coup d'etat??

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    Re: Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya

    6 =/= and army. Advisers have been on the ground before the air strikes. Its an effort to get rid of Gaddifi, no question about it

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    Re: Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya

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    Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya | World news | The Guardian



    Flashback : Libya conflict: EU awaits UN approval for deployment of ground troops | World news | guardian.co.uk

    So, there's a no-fly zone and boots on the ground... at what point do we get to stop calling it a "humanitarian" mission and call it more accurately : an invasion / an attempted coup d'etat??
    I think the official rules say that after ten it's considered an invastion on par with the Normandy landing.
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    Re: Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya

    The camel apparently got its nose under the tent.

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    Re: Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think the official rules say that after ten it's considered an invastion on par with the Normandy landing.
    That was hilarious!

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    Re: Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya | World news | The Guardian



    Flashback : Libya conflict: EU awaits UN approval for deployment of ground troops | World news | guardian.co.uk

    So, there's a no-fly zone and boots on the ground... at what point do we get to stop calling it a "humanitarian" mission and call it more accurately : an invasion / an attempted coup d'etat??

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    Re: Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya

    I am to believe Al-Jazeera when the Obama says there is no war?

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    Re: Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya

    That's a rock and a hard place for a righty tighty. I foresee Republican heads asplodin'

    British troops were on 24 hour standby at the start of March, so it's no surprise. Al Jazeera merely reports it as the first evidence of their presence, not in a "shock-horror" mode.
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    Re: Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    That's a rock and a hard place for a righty tighty. I foresee Republican heads asplodin'

    British troops were on 24 hour standby at the start of March, so it's no surprise. Al Jazeera merely reports it as the first evidence of their presence, not in a "shock-horror" mode.
    Ya, I was well aware for a long-time that there were boots on the ground... just initially it was called a "conspiracy theory" that this is where things were headed.

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    Re: Al-Jazeera footage captures 'western troops on the ground' in Libya

    Did anyone in NATO besides Obama say 'no boots on the ground'?

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