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    Re: AFRICOM: AF, Navy still flying Libya missions

    So how much is this non-war costing the US tax payers? I'm personally tried of the US being the world's police force, and tax payers footing the bill. I don't care who the POTUS is.

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    Re: AFRICOM: AF, Navy still flying Libya missions

    If we're actually at war for oil, why can't our D.C. leadership just have the balls to admit it already? Especially in Libya, the 1st nation of this sort to practically BEG US to help liberate them, our price should be their oil.

    I'd be fine with this. I knew that oil was at least PART of GWB's reasoning for liberating Iraq, whether he admitted it or not. I was fine with that then too.
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    Re: AFRICOM: AF, Navy still flying Libya missions

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is another one of those moments where common sense has to come into play.

    The OP claims that American combat aircraft are suppressing Libyan anti-aircraft fire. Those AAA batteries are manned by human beings. Unless you can point out where Qaddafi has a completely robotocized AAA system, it's obvious that we're not only firing on Libyan troops, but we're also putting American service members in harm's way, which Obama said wasn't happening. Believe it, or not, those attacking anti-aircraft positions add an element of danger to a sortie.

    Plausible deniability just isn't going to work this time.
    If those Libyan anti-aircraft guns are either firing on civilians or upon NATO-led aircraft that are protecting the no-fly zone per paragraphs 4, and 6-9 of U.N. Resolution 1973, respectively, I have no problem with NATO-led aircraft firing back.

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    Re: AFRICOM: AF, Navy still flying Libya missions

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    What is our mission here? what is our goal? where is our "exit strategy"? Is this a war for Oil?


    Where are the folks who were so vocal in regards to Iraq on this mission?
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    Re: AFRICOM: AF, Navy still flying Libya missions

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    If those Libyan anti-aircraft guns are either firing on civilians or upon NATO-led aircraft that are protecting the no-fly zone per paragraphs 4, and 6-9 of U.N. Resolution 1973, respectively, I have no problem with NATO-led aircraft firing back.
    Nice non-answer to my question.

    The point is, however, if Obama is ordering American air assets to go head-to-head with Libyan AAA units, then he had effectively lied when he claims that no American service members are directly engaged with the Libyans.

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