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    State Department urges Americans to leave Libya Immediately.....


    In this image made from video provided by the Libyan national army via AP Television, Tripoli joint security forces stand guard at the entrance to the parliament after troops of Gen. Khalifa Hifter targeted Islamist lawmakers and officials at the parliament in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, May 18, 2014

    The State Department recommended Tuesday that Americans leave Libya immediately and warned U.S. citizens against any travel to the North African country.

    The department also said that because of security concerns and limited staffing, it was only able to offer limited emergency services to U.S. citizens there. There was no move yet to evacuate diplomats from the embassy.

    "U.S. citizens currently in Libya should exercise extreme caution and depart immediately," the department said in a statement.

    The department in December warned U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Tripoli, and against any travel outside the Libyan capital.

    Also Tuesday, U.S. defense officials said the Navy warship USS Bataan had moved into the Mediterranean Sea and could be used, if needed, for any possible evacuation of American personnel from Libya. The officials said the Bataan, an amphibious assault ship, was not near Libya and wasn't expected to be positioned off its coast. It more likely would remain in the region, and could move or respond quickly if called.....snip~

    State Department urges Americans to leave Libya immediately - Africa - Stripes


    Here is some more news that argues the points about the US being inside Libya......How do you think this affects BO's FBI investigation now? Do you note how the Press is labeling this General as going after Islamists? What do you think this means in this pretext within Libya?

    We are telling all Americans to get out of Libya.....yet we haven't made a move to evacuate any Embassy people yet. We have limited personnel and the Ansar al Sharia knows we have CIA there. As to some of the other Militias. Is this a disaster waiting to happen? What say ye?

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    Re: State Department urges Americans to leave Libya Immediately.....

    Ok, who released the new internet video?

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    Re: State Department urges Americans to leave Libya Immediately.....

    Check that.....we are preparing to evacuate and take care of any Business we need to.....to get our people out if necessary. US Marines are mobilizing as we speak. Hu-ah.



    Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response conduct helicopter rope suspension training from an MV-22B Osprey at Morón Air Base


    A Marine crisis-response team has deployed additional aircraft to Sicily as it awaits orders for a possible evacuation of American officials in Libya.

    Seven Ospreys and three KC-130s from an air base in Spain have been positioned at U.S. Naval Air Station Sigonella, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters Tuesday. Another Osprey would soon be arriving, the Pentagon said.

    About 180 Marines and sailors with the team were moved last week with six aircraft from Morón Air Base in Spain; there are now 250 Marines there. The move was in response to growing concerns over militia battles in northern Libya and their proximity to Americans at the embassy in Tripoli. Several countries, including Saudi Arabia and Algeria, have already closed their diplomatic missions in Tripoli. <<<<< !

    Kirby said there have been no requests for assistance from the Marines in Sigonella. But if called on to help with evacuations of U.S. diplomatic personnel or other requirements, he said the team is “in a posture and in a location that should they be needed in North Africa, specifically Libya, that they would be ready to do so.”

    The battles in Libya come after fighters loyal to a former regime general and later rebel leader attacked Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi and the parliament in Tripoli. The general, Khalifa Heftar, has long opposed the Islamist groups that have dominated the country’s east since the 2011 ouster of the Moammar Gadhafi regime. Other militias and groups have mobilized and vowed support for each side since the fighting began on Friday, leading to concerns that the violence is more serious than the skirmishes common between groups in recent years.....snip~

    Aircraft sent to Italy for possible Libya evacuation - News - Stripes
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    Re: State Department urges Americans to leave Libya Immediately.....

    Just another stellar example of failed leftist foreign policy. They have treated terrorists like victims of oppression instead of the hateful jackasses they are and it is getting more dangerous all over the world because of it.

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    Re: State Department urges Americans to leave Libya Immediately.....

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    Ok, who released the new internet video?
    Mornin' Storm. The Libyans released the Video. I would think it was from those who are in government and not the General who is going after Islamists.

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    Re: State Department urges Americans to leave Libya Immediately.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin' Storm. The Libyans released the Video. I would think it was from those who are in government and not the General who is going after Islamists.
    Let me get this straight. We suported the al Qeda and Islamists to overthrow Qaddaffi, and now we have sent in Hifter (CIA asset, lived last 20 years in Langley, Virginia, USA) to overthrow the Islamists. Reminds me of Benghazi where Amb. Stephens of the CIA accumulated weapons from Libyan armories and shipped them to Syrian al Qeda rebels. One question. Is there any OIL in Libya and are we helping USA big Energy Corporations acquire assets? Why don't they give some of these assets to me, as I am a taxpayer. Does the Gov't. just acquire assets for Big Money? There is OIL in Syria also. And in Iraq? What's the taxpaying citizens cut of this booty?

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    Re: State Department urges Americans to leave Libya Immediately.....

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Let me get this straight. We suported the al Qeda and Islamists to overthrow Qaddaffi, and now we have sent in Hifter (CIA asset, lived last 20 years in Langley, Virginia, USA) to overthrow the Islamists. Reminds me of Benghazi where Amb. Stephens of the CIA accumulated weapons from Libyan armories and shipped them to Syrian al Qeda rebels. One question. Is there any OIL in Libya and are we helping USA big Energy Corporations acquire assets? Why don't they give some of these assets to me, as I am a taxpayer. Does the Gov't. just acquire assets for Big Money? There is OIL in Syria also. And in Iraq? What's the taxpaying citizens cut of this booty?

    Mornin DF. Tell me what you think of this.


    Report: US commandos training counterterror teams in Africa.....
    Published: May 27, 2014



    A Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 demonstrates a proper shooting stance to a Uganda soldier during a combat marksmanship class at Camp Singo, Uganda, July 31, 2013. Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa helps Marine Forces Africa and U.S. Africa Command aid partner nations by conducting security force assistance and military-to-military engagements


    U.S. special operations forces are attempting to build small teams of elite counterterror fighters in four African countries as part of a Pentagon program targeting al-Qaida-affiliated groups, but the effort is struggling to get off the ground as the military confronts a host of challenges in the region, The New York Times reported.

    The Pentagon has been working to train special operations units in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali, where concerns have been growing over groups such as al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, the Times reported online Monday. The effort involves members of the Army’s Green Berets and Delta Force.

    The Defense Department is spending nearly $70 million to help train a counterterrorism battalion in Niger as well as a similar unit in Mauritania. The initiatives are still in the “formative stages,” a senior DOD official told the Times.

    Meanwhile, $16 million was allotted by the Pentagon to train and equip two companies of Libyan troops and their support elements, which also involved an attempt to train troops at a secret military compound outside of Tripoli. That ended in August after militiamen stormed the base, stealing “hundreds of American-supplied automatic weapons, night-vision goggles, vehicles and other equipment,” the Times reported.

    “As a result, the training was halted and the American instructors were sent home,” the Times reported. Officials from both countries have been looking for a more secure training site, but American officials are rethinking how they select local personnel to train, the Times reported.

    For more than a decade, the U.S. military has been gradually building up its counterterror programs across Africa, with a particular focus on training indigenous troops to lead the effort. Both conventional and elite U.S. units have been involved in the mission, which has included training Ugandan soldiers to fight militants in Somalia as well as western African forces to take part in the fight against militants in Mali. The new effort to build elite teams in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali is the latest signal that the Pentagon and its Africa Command remain focused on the effort to push local forces into the lead.....snip~

    Report: US commandos training counterterror teams in Africa - News - Stripes

    It appears the US is shifting our Policy towards the African Continent.....wouldn't you say.

    That's Right.....they were definitely training the Ugandans in July of 2013. Green Berets and Delta. Wonder when they were sent there?

    Oh and did you like that bit on.....the base was stormed in Tripoli in August of 2013?
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    Re: State Department urges Americans to leave Libya Immediately.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    We are telling all Americans to get out of Libya.....yet we haven't made a move to evacuate any Embassy people yet. We have limited personnel and the Ansar al Sharia knows we have CIA there. As to some of the other Militias. Is this a disaster waiting to happen? What say ye?
    Why would one assume that if one does not recieve a personal e-mail from BO confirming and detailing plans...that no plans are in action?


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    Re: State Department urges Americans to leave Libya Immediately.....

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Why would one assume that if one does not recieve a personal e-mail from BO confirming and detailing plans...that no plans are in action?
    Post 3.....notice what I said. Reading is fundamental. Just sayin!

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    Re: State Department urges Americans to leave Libya Immediately.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin DF. Tell me what you think of this.


    Report: US commandos training counterterror teams in Africa.....
    Published: May 27, 2014



    A Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 demonstrates a proper shooting stance to a Uganda soldier during a combat marksmanship class at Camp Singo, Uganda, July 31, 2013. Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa helps Marine Forces Africa and U.S. Africa Command aid partner nations by conducting security force assistance and military-to-military engagements


    U.S. special operations forces are attempting to build small teams of elite counterterror fighters in four African countries as part of a Pentagon program targeting al-Qaida-affiliated groups, but the effort is struggling to get off the ground as the military confronts a host of challenges in the region, The New York Times reported.

    The Pentagon has been working to train special operations units in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali, where concerns have been growing over groups such as al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, the Times reported online Monday. The effort involves members of the Army’s Green Berets and Delta Force.

    The Defense Department is spending nearly $70 million to help train a counterterrorism battalion in Niger as well as a similar unit in Mauritania. The initiatives are still in the “formative stages,” a senior DOD official told the Times.

    Meanwhile, $16 million was allotted by the Pentagon to train and equip two companies of Libyan troops and their support elements, which also involved an attempt to train troops at a secret military compound outside of Tripoli. That ended in August after militiamen stormed the base, stealing “hundreds of American-supplied automatic weapons, night-vision goggles, vehicles and other equipment,” the Times reported.

    “As a result, the training was halted and the American instructors were sent home,” the Times reported. Officials from both countries have been looking for a more secure training site, but American officials are rethinking how they select local personnel to train, the Times reported.

    For more than a decade, the U.S. military has been gradually building up its counterterror programs across Africa, with a particular focus on training indigenous troops to lead the effort. Both conventional and elite U.S. units have been involved in the mission, which has included training Ugandan soldiers to fight militants in Somalia as well as western African forces to take part in the fight against militants in Mali. The new effort to build elite teams in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali is the latest signal that the Pentagon and its Africa Command remain focused on the effort to push local forces into the lead.....snip~

    Report: US commandos training counterterror teams in Africa - News - Stripes

    It appears the US is shifting our Policy towards the African Continent.....wouldn't you say.

    That's Right.....they were definitely training the Ugandans in July of 2013. Green Berets and Delta. Wonder when they were sent there?

    Oh and did you like that bit on.....the base was stormed in Tripoli in August of 2013?
    I think that this is the real reason we took out Qaddaffi. He was helping organize African Nations to develop their resources independent of foreign hegemony. Now the USA can create some insurrections that will bankrupt these African Nations and force them to privatize (sell to USA Corporations) their Nation's resources. Big Continent with tremendous resource potential. Same thing that is ongoing in the Ukraine, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. Same modus operandi. CIA footprints on the ground.

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