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    Re: Libyan rebels urge west to assassinate Gaddafi as his forces near Benghazi

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    The President of the United States has the Marine Corps. Marine Expeditionary Units (4 Naval ships with a submarine tag along) are positioned around the globe for emergency cases. And it only takes the President to declare one. There was no Declaration of War to send Marines into Beirut, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, etc. He doesn't need a Declaration of War to send in an entire Battalion (reinforced with armor, air, and logistics) with a snap of a finger. A MEU just so happens to be sitting right off the coast.
    Well the left said Bush went to war without one, and I just want to make sure Obama doesn't get into trouble.
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    Re: Libyan rebels urge west to assassinate Gaddafi as his forces near Benghazi

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    Libyan rebels urge west to assassinate Gaddafi as his forces near Benghazi

    Appeal to be made as G8 foreign ministers consider whether to back French and British calls for a no-fly zone over Libya

    Mustafa Gheriani, spokesman for the revolutionary national council in its stronghold of Benghazi, said the appeal was to be made by a delegation meeting the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, in Paris on Monday, as G8 foreign ministers gathered there to consider whether to back French and British calls for a no-fly zone over Libya.

    "We are telling the west we want a no-fly zone, we want tactical strikes against those tanks and rockets that are being used against us and we want a strike against Gaddafi's compound," said Gheriani. "This is the message from our delegation in Europe."

    But with diplomatic wrangling focused on the issue of the no-fly zone, there appeared to be little immediate prospect of a foreign military assault on Gaddafi's forces, let alone an air strike against the Libyan dictator.

    But the rebels' appeal is also a recognition that while a no-fly zone would provide a boost to them, their military defeats of recent days have largely been under an onslaught of rockets and shells, and air strikes have been relatively peripheral.

    A no-fly zone alone may not be enough to prevent the continued advance of Gaddafi's forces toward Benghazi, the revolutionaries' de facto capital.

    The talks are being closely watched in Benghazi and other areas under the control of the revolutionaries where Libyans are increasingly concerned at the direction of the conflict and the west's failure, so far at least, to follow through on calls for Gaddafi to go with action in support of the rebellion.

    A large French flag hangs on the front of the courthouse used as the revolutionary council's headquarters after Paris recognised the rebel leadership, and the tricolour is often seen on the streets of Benghazi. But Libyans are also increasingly vocal in their criticism of Washington in particular for what is seen as a failure to back up rhetoric against the regime.

    However, Gheriani said that if the west failed to offer practical help to the revolutionaries to free themselves from Gaddafi's rule it risked frustrated Libyans turning to religious extremists.

    "The west is missing the point. The revolution was started because people were feeling despair from poverty, from oppression. Their last hope was freedom. If the west takes too long where people say it's too little, too late then people become a target for extremists who say the west doesn't care about them," he said.

    "Most people in this country are moderates and extremists have not been able to penetrate them. But if they get to the point of disillusionment with the west there will be no going back."

    Libyan rebels urge west to assassinate Gaddafi as his forces near Benghazi | World news | The Guardian


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    Re: Libyan rebels urge west to assassinate Gaddafi as his forces near Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Well the left said Bush went to war without one, and I just want to make sure Obama doesn't get into trouble.
    President Obama has proved himself to be a pure Leftist (not to be confused with the typical Democrat or the Left). I'm finished defending him and giving him the benefit of the doubt. He has represented every immoral Leftist around the world since sitting on the fence in regards to Mubarak. I firmly believe now that he would destroy everything and anything just to achieve the impossible dream. His inexperience is proven. His lack of decision making has been proven. His inability to exploit our many levels of power to the advantage of long term security around the globe has been proven. At no time should a country like France ever be louder than us when it comes to ending people's suffering. Libya is a piss ant little country ripe for a future and we sit on the side lines biting our nails and hiding behind closed doors deliberating. One country at a time we need to be fixing this failed region. It's all about the War on Terror. If the base of our problems stem from wrecked education systems, ruined economies, and religious radicalisms, then we should be supporting the people who rise up against their twisted regimes with cries of democracy coming from their lips.


    1) President Bush led the charge to free Kuwait from Saddam Hussein and led the charge into Somalia.

    2) Though President Clinton's inexperience forced a cowardly withdraw from an unfinished Somalia (piracy would follow later), he went on to lead the charge into Bosnia and over Kosovo with a reluctant Europe behind.

    3) President Bush led the charge into Iraq to rid ourselves of the decrepit UN mission after ignoring a decades worth of Shia and Kurd outcry and led the charge to demand social reform throughout the Middle East.

    4) Thus far, President Obama had hidden from the world until Mubarak looked like he was going to lose, he has hidden away from making bold statements against Gaddafi, and he has even managed to make France more responsible than us even though they offered security help to the dictator of Tunisia throughout December. In his haste to "respect" even the worst of humanity, he has merely emboldened them and made us look morally decrepit.

    Is the man purposefully tearing us down? It's what a Global Leftist would do. Is he so anti-Bush that he refuses to rise above his shallow and near sighted criticisms while ruining the effort? He's behaving like a European - scared to take a stand and afraid of looking bad for a decision. Therefore, he makes no decision. He hangs our actions do right on an international organization where nationslike China and Russia have a say. The last President to behave like this was Carter.
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