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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I can't disagree. The rebs can't win the war on the ground and we can't win a war from the air. The reality of the battlefield.
    I have to disagree, as the rebs have people who are willing and ready to fight, they just don't have the weapons that the government does.
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    I have to disagree, as the rebs have people who are willing and ready to fight, they just don't have the weapons that the government does.
    Hence, they can't win the ground war, alone.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Saddam bought his weaponry from the Soviets. Now, that being a fact, where does it make the most sense as to where he got his chemical weapons? thiiiiink about iiiiiiit!

    Still sticking with the Russia did it too defense I see.

    "On May 25, 1994, the U.S. Senate Banking Committee released a report in which it was stated that "pathogenic (meaning 'disease producing'), toxigenic (meaning 'poisonous'), and other biological research materials were exported to Iraq pursuant to application and licensing by the U.S. Department of Commerce." It added: "These exported biological materials were not attenuated or weakened and were capable of reproduction."[30]

    The report then detailed 70 shipments (including Bacillus anthracis) from the United States to Iraqi government agencies over three years, concluding "It was later learned that these microorganisms exported by the United States were identical to those the UN inspectors found and recovered from the Iraqi biological warfare program."
    United States support for Iraq during the Iran
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Hence, they can't win the ground war, alone.
    Actually Egypt is arming rebels
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Still sticking with the Russia did it too defense I see.

    "On May 25, 1994, the U.S. Senate Banking Committee released a report in which it was stated that "pathogenic (meaning 'disease producing'), toxigenic (meaning 'poisonous'), and other biological research materials were exported to Iraq pursuant to application and licensing by the U.S. Department of Commerce." It added: "These exported biological materials were not attenuated or weakened and were capable of reproduction."[30]

    The report then detailed 70 shipments (including Bacillus anthracis) from the United States to Iraqi government agencies over three years, concluding "It was later learned that these microorganisms exported by the United States were identical to those the UN inspectors found and recovered from the Iraqi biological warfare program."
    United States support for Iraq during the Iran
    Yeah, yeah, yeah and Bush orchestrated 9/11...whatever.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Actually Egypt is arming rebels
    Are they training them, too? Without the training, the weapons are almost useless.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    I have to disagree, as the rebs have people who are willing and ready to fight, they just don't have the weapons that the government does.
    Very few times, except through extra-ordinary luck, with all other things being equal, does a smaller force beat a larger one on the battlefield.

    Again - you lose the political objectives - you lose the war

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrehalf View Post
    With no troops on the ground this is a waste of time and money. No one is planning to put troops on the ground in Libya, so we aren't supporting anything. This is just a very expensive exercise in futility.
    Even if that is there intention is not to put troops on the ground they should not have told Gadaffi. It's safe to say that was a sop to any potential critics who feel that a war should be fought without anyone getting hurt.

    Have they announced their 'exit strategy' yet?

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Are they training them, too? Without the training, the weapons are almost useless.
    Defects from the Libyan military are training them.
    "And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Even if that is there intention is not to put troops on the ground they should not have told Gadaffi. It's safe to say that was a sop to any potential critics who feel that a war should be fought without anyone getting hurt.

    Have they announced their 'exit strategy' yet?
    Yes, they have, kind of. Their exit strategy is apparently to lob some missiles at Libya and then go away. A textbook example of how not to conduct a military operation, IMHO.

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