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U.S. ending it’s Air Combat Role in Libya

Via: ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is about to pull its attack planes out of the international air campaign in Libya, hoping NATO partners can take up the slack.

The announcement Thursday drew incredulous reactions from some in Congress who wondered aloud why the Obama administration would bow out of a key element of the strategy for protecting Libyan civilians and crippling Moammar Gadhafi’s army.

“Odd,” “troubling” and “unnerving” were among critical comments by senators pressing for an explanation of the announcement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen that American combat missions will end Saturday.

Your timing is exquisite,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said SARCASTICALLY, alluding to Gadhafi’s military advances this week.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110401/ap_on_re_us/us_us_libya

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NATO – 28 member nations

I mean hell, Let THEM do it!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO

And then, you got the pussies in the Arab League, Let THEM do it!

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/arab-league-endorses-no-flight-zone-over-libya/

 

April 1, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Arab League Endorses No-Flight Zone Over Libya

CAIRO — The Arab League asked the United Nations Security Council on Saturday to impose a no-flight zone over Libya in hopes of halting Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s attacks on his own people, providing the rebels a tincture of hope even as they were driven back from a long stretch of road and towns they had captured in the three-week war.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/world/middleeast/13libya.html?_r=1&ref=world

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Opinion: If the Arab League wants to help the anti Qaddafi forces well fine, there are OTHER WAYS besides the U.S. being the main player (no-flight zone).

THEY can do something themselves; i.e. ARM the REBELS!

MILITARY STRENGTH:

EGYPT is ranked is ranked 17th in the world

http://www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.asp?country_id=Egypt

 

SAUDI ARABIA is ranked 25th in the world

http://www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.asp?country_id=Saudi-Arabia

 And, if Egypt and K.S.A. isn’t enough, Sarkozy and Cameron can do ‘something’ besides talk, talk, and talk.

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As of today, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost the lives of 5,502 Americans, and over $1TRILLION; enough already!

Bottom-line: to everyone who wants to drag the U.S. into a THIRD WAR, FCUK YOU!

March 13, 2011 Posted by | Libya | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment