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    It is good to see Countries other than the United States are taking the lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    It is good to see Countries other than the United States are taking the lead.

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    I assume you mean globally. Your boy seems to be making sure of that

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    According to news sources:

    The US will provide command and control (AWACS probably) and elint (Rivet Joint probably) in the beginning and then these functions will transfer to the "coalition". NATO maintains a wing of AWACS aircraft at Geilenkirchen AB, Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    It is good to see Countries other than the United States are taking the lead.

    U.K., France likely to lead U.N.-backed airstrikes |

    And putting some money in the kitty! Nice not to pick up the whole tab on our dime!
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    lefties, is this action acceptable in your view? where are the WMDs? why are we there? why help at all? BTW, did obama even know the United States participated in this action or was he told after the fact?
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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    lefties, is this action acceptable in your view? where are the WMDs? why are we there? why help at all? BTW, did obama even know the United States participated in this action or was he told after the fact?
    Did Hilary go before the UN and tell us there were WMDs? Did Gates say, "trust us, you'll see"?

    I'm not sure what role we should play in this. Can see both sides easily. That's why I was glad to hear Obama say we will NOT be deploying ground forces, nor staying beyond a well-defined goal achievement. Those basic principles are something that were sorely neglected in the last administration, and why we're still mired in two endless boondoggles. Hopefully, this will be a lesson on how to assemble a coalition, establish goals, and execute in a shared manpower and financial manner. Sort of like Bush I did in Kuwait.

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    MARCH 19, 2011
    OBAMA: 'Today we are part of a broad coalition. We are answering the calls of a threatened people. And we are acting in the interests of the United States and the world'...

    MARCH 19, 2003
    BUSH: 'American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Johnson View Post
    According to news sources:

    The US will provide command and control (AWACS probably) and elint (Rivet Joint probably) in the beginning and then these functions will transfer to the "coalition". NATO maintains a wing of AWACS aircraft at Geilenkirchen AB, Germany.

    Does "Command and Control" include launching missiles?



    "...The Pentagon says 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles have been launched from U.S. and British ships in the Mediterranean, hitting more than 20 Libyan targets along the Mediterranean coastline.
    Navy Vice Adm. William E. Gortney, director of the Pentagon's Joint Staff, told reporters the Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from one British submarine and a number of American destroyers and subs. He said the success of the mission was not immediately clear, adding that additional attacks would commence later...."

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03...itary-vehicle/#

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    I'll have to revive this thread when the Iranian backed Muslim Brotherhood seizes power.

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    WASHINGTON -- In 2007, when American combat casualties were spiking in the bloodbath of the Iraq War, an 18-year-old laborer traveled from his home in eastern Libya through Egypt and Syria to join an al Qaeda terrorist cell in Iraq. He gave his name to al Qaeda operatives as Ashraf Ahmad Abu-Bakr al-Hasri. Occupation, he wrote: “Martyr.’’
    Abu-Bakr was one of hundreds of foreign fighters who flocked into the killing zones of Iraq to wage war against the “infidels." They came from Saudi Arabia, Syria, Oman, Algeria and other Islamic states. But on a per capita basis, no country sent more young fighters into Iraq to kill Americans than Libya -- and almost all of them came from eastern Libya, the center of the anti-Gaddafi rebellion that the United States and others now have vowed to protect, according to internal al Qaeda documents uncovered by U.S. intelligence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    I'll have to revive this thread when the Iranian backed Muslim Brotherhood seizes power.

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    WASHINGTON -- In 2007, when American combat casualties were spiking in the bloodbath of the Iraq War, an 18-year-old laborer traveled from his home in eastern Libya through Egypt and Syria to join an al Qaeda terrorist cell in Iraq. He gave his name to al Qaeda operatives as Ashraf Ahmad Abu-Bakr al-Hasri. Occupation, he wrote: “Martyr.’’
    Abu-Bakr was one of hundreds of foreign fighters who flocked into the killing zones of Iraq to wage war against the “infidels." They came from Saudi Arabia, Syria, Oman, Algeria and other Islamic states. But on a per capita basis, no country sent more young fighters into Iraq to kill Americans than Libya -- and almost all of them came from eastern Libya, the center of the anti-Gaddafi rebellion that the United States and others now have vowed to protect, according to internal al Qaeda documents uncovered by U.S. intelligence.
    Of course they will.

    Are you suggesting we send several hundred thousand ground troops to "nation build"??

    We can't control the world, and make everyone think the way we want to. Not sure this is the right thing, but hopefully we will have a clearly defined, finite role. The rebels we're "supporting" aren't necessarily our friends.
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