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    Re: Obama Dismisses 'Fuss' About Libya Battle

    yesterday:

    Air Force and Navy aircraft are still flying hundreds of strike missions over Libya despite the Obama administration’s claim that American forces are playing only a limited support role in the NATO operation.

    An Africa Command (AFRICOM) spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that since NATO’s Operation Unified Protector (OUP) took over from the American-led Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 31, the U.S. military has flown hundreds of strike sorties. Previously, Washington had claimed that it was mostly providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and tanker support to NATO forces operating over Libya.

    “U.S. aircraft continue to fly support [ISR and refueling] missions, as well as strike sorties under NATO tasking,” AFRICOM spokeswoman Nicole Dalrymple said in an emailed statement. “As of today, and since 31 March, the U.S. has flown a total of 3,475 sorties in support of OUP. Of those, 801 were strike sorties, 132 of which actually dropped ordnance.”

    A White House report on Libya sent to Congress on June 15 says that “American strikes are limited to the suppression of enemy air defense and occasional strikes by unmanned Predator UAVs against a specific set of targets.” The report also says the U.S. provides an “alert strike package.”

    Dalrymple named the Air Force’s F-16CJ and Navy’s EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft as the primary platforms that have been suppressing enemy air defenses.
    AFRICOM: AF, Navy still flying Libya missions - Air Force News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Air Force Times

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    Re: Obama Dismisses 'Fuss' About Libya Battle

    He got elected by lying to multiple special interest groups. He continues to lie to them, as he campaigns with them, and supposedly for them, for 2012. Of course he lies. Basic Alinsky.

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    Re: Obama Dismisses 'Fuss' About Libya Battle

    today:

    [T]he longer this conflict goes on, the more desperate the protagonists have become to extricate themselves from a war that is – in the words of Admiral Mike Mullen, America’s highest-ranking military officer – “in a stalemate”.

    The reality is that, unless there is a dramatic change by this weekend, the military campaign will run into the sand: with the entire Libyan population observing a strict Ramadan fast, neither Nato nor the rebels will be able to make a decisive breakthrough. So the most likely outcome of the conflict will be Gaddafi retaining control of Tripoli and its environs, and Nato’s credibility lying in tatters.
    The Libyan campaign is running into the sand - Telegraph

    days not weeks, anyone?

    hostilities?

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    Re: Obama Dismisses 'Fuss' About Libya Battle

    You know, if we had stood up this way 8 years ago, we wouldn't have ended up wasting time and resources on a war we didn't need to fight - Iraq. So I must ask, IS politics involved here? It's a fair question.
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    Re: Obama Dismisses 'Fuss' About Libya Battle

    “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."

    "As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States,” Obama continued. “In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch.”
    Obama: president does not have power under constitution to unilaterally authorize attack
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    Re: Obama Dismisses 'Fuss' About Libya Battle

    today: Rebel feud puts UK's Libya policy in jeopardy - Africa, World - The Independent

    The credibility of the rebel forces in Libya has been thrown into doubt after the shock assassination of a top military commander led to claims that the movement is enmeshed in a bloody internal feud.

    Increasing evidence has begun to emerge that the savage killings of General Abdel Fatah Younes and two other senior officers – who were shot and whose bodies were burnt – may have been carried out by their own side.

    The news of the deaths led to outbreaks of violence in the opposition capital, Benghazi, yesterday, with troops loyal to the General and members of the large and powerful tribe to which he belonged, the Obeidis, vowing retribution.
    two weeks ago: U.S. recognizes rebels as Libya's legitimate government - Yahoo! News

    are you sure this white house knows what it's doing?

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    Re: Obama Dismisses 'Fuss' About Libya Battle

    Quote Originally Posted by krickitt View Post
    Lots of bad guys in the world.. but he chooses Libya.. what did he just say a few days ago about drones being so great?? Yeah.. he finds his ways around getting Congressional approval (We The People).. cap and trade goes to EPA, Dream Act sneaks in through ICE.. now war is apparently not war that needs to go before Congress if there are no boots on the ground... bombing all over the place.. Yemen, now Somalia today... I know what's with this guy. He is so full of himself he does what he wants any way he has to do it. Total disrespect for We The People, his own Generals, he is answering to a different boss. High degree globalist, never lets his feet (ideology) touch the ground here in the USA if he can avoid it... I could go on all day, but that is as close as I can get to staying on topic..
    Reminds me of a good article (Obama and the Nobel Prize: When War becomes Peace, When the Lie becomes the Truth)
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    Re: Obama Dismisses 'Fuss' About Libya Battle

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    Yes, they do know what they are doing. Kicking out Gaddafi and installing someone who they more prefer.
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    Re: Obama Dismisses 'Fuss' About Libya Battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    As always, it's not wrong when they do it.

    They are bathed in the holy light of humanitarian progressivism while us greedy pubs just do it out of unmitigated greed . Don't you know?

    It's covered in Meme 101 at Harvard.
    What do you mean by "they". The left has a more consistent anti-war policy than the right does.

    Actually, on second thought, that's not true. The right is consistently anti-war when there's a democrat in the white house
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    Re: Obama Dismisses 'Fuss' About Libya Battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    installing someone who they more prefer
    sorry, he was just assassinated by his own people

    no worries, tho

    it's not like we're involved in any hostilities or anything

    days not weeks, anyone?

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