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U.S., NATO allies consider military action against Libya as violence continues: Obama

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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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U.S., NATO allies consider military action against Libya as violence continues: Obama


t.co

LIBYA—U.S. President Barack Obama warned Libya’s leaders that the U.S. and its NATO allies are still considering military options in response to what he called “unacceptable” violence perpetrated by supporters of Gadhafi.

“I want to send a very clear message to those who are around Colonel Gadhafi. It is their choice to make how they operate moving forward. And they will be held accountable for whatever violence continues to take place,” Obama said during remarks in the Oval Office Monday.
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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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He said the U.S. and its partners are considering a wide variety of military actions, including a no-fly zone, but said deploying ground troops “is not top of the list at this point.”

Carney said the U.S. is also considering providing weapons to rebel forces, though he cautioned that there were still many unanswered questions about what groups comprise those forces.


While I agree that the bloodshed in Libya needs to stop and that the Libyan government needs to be held accountable, I don't think another war is in anyone's interest at this point. What is particularly concerning is that the US is considering providing weapons to the rebel forces.....something that came back to bite in the butt in Afghanistan when weapons were supplied to the rebels (taliban) against Russia.

I hope that cooler heads prevail and some other way is figured out.

t.co
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PS: The article link is from a Toronto newspaper (www.thestar.com). I just shortened it since it was very long.
edit on 7-3-2011 by Ph0en1x because: Link description



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 08:37 PM
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It would be a Miracle and a turn for the better if America's unworthy leadership would stay out of Libya and not involve ourselves on another front. We need to become Isolationists again as we were before World War 2 and only provide assistance to our most Staunch allies as we did for England when hitler was marching toward them. The idea that Globalization and police man of the world will prevent another massive war is incorrect to the uttermost. Globalization of Economical proportions is incorrect and full of error to the uttermost as well as it has not worked, and has resulted in the near collapse of the united states over a period of 40 to 50 years. Tarrifs need to be introduced to harm foreign importers, and subsidies need to be given to Manufacturers who will base their business Entirerly in the United States of America. We should have been drilling for oil in mass proportions 30 years ago all the while forcing energy alternatives here in the states through Government subsidized inovations and policies that directly encourage people to go electric. If these things dont start happening within the next few months in great proportions (which they wont) we will see the fall of the United States as a world power economicaly, Millitarily, and in other terms within the next 2 years. We need to put America first, build up our walls, and get back on track and hold a policy that as long as you leave us alone and dont hinder our growth, and our ability to remain free, you wont have to worry about us landing our forces on your shores. Free Trade is at the base of our destruction, while America has sat on their butts watching american Idol and Funniest home videos before that for the last 20 to 30 years, working at those fast food and service jobs that pay very little, and offer no benefits that were once offered here in the U.S. with our gigantic world known Manufacturing base that we once had, Buying products made in other countries from slave driver Wal Mart, and smoking pot, Our Manufacturing Might has dwindled to nothing, therfore eliminating high paying jobs, and thus the trickle down effect overall. The problem is not high paid workers either, the problem is anti business laws mainly thru free trade, and the highest corporate tax rate in the world being found here in the U.S. Unions were not at the center of the problem either, Worldy minded big coorporations, accusing us of making to much and having it too good, in order to convince us that we should make concessions in order to distribute the wealth and level the playing field in terms of pay with what were once third world countries such as China, India, and all the other places that they could get by with paying pennies on the dollar for labor, therefore making it impossible for our manufacturing facilities to compete, no matter how many concessions we made. Now because of the lack of tax revenue generated by our manufacturing base, and the tax money made by the people who worked there in terms of Income Tax, and sales tax on the Items we purchased as a middle class nation, We are broke. This is just one aspect of the problem and its just getting worse, they keep propping it up as theyve done since the 70's but now were out of options, fix the problem, or let it fall.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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I wonder why libya? when israel rant anks over babys n people 2 or 3 years ago, obama didnt care. North korea playing around with nucear warheads n technoogy, he didnt respond or care. now..things happen in the middle east, place of oil* then thiers a problem.... wonder what it all means (hint hint) oil money*



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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If they don't take him out now, they'll be taking him out in 12 months time, and by then he would have supplied and paid for enough mercenaries to give whom ever goes in a bloody nose.



posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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Just a quick question. Do you think President Obama is seriously thinking about invading? Is his plan to wait and see if Gaddhafi gets killed or runs away? I don't think he is serious, but that is just a very uninformed feeling, and I would be willing to give that opinion up in a flash.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 02:19 AM
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Heres another article I found while looking through the news earlier. Article


The military options being considered range from positioning a signal-jamming aircraft in the international air space off Libya which could muddle Libyan government's communication with military units.



The other options, the paper said, before the US were air dropping of weapons including anti-tank arms and supplies to Libya's oppositions or inserting small special operations team to assist and guide the rebels, as was done in Afghanistan in 2001 to topple the Taliban.



The reports of US military firming up military options comes as a naval strike force is now positioned within range off the Libyan coast


The naval strike force has a full compliment of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Force with them.

John Kerry is suggesting that we start the no-fly zone and beging bombing of Libyas airports.


The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kerry has demanded that the US and its allies should plan for a 'no-fly' zone over Libya and considered bombing the country's airports and runways.

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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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The UK, the US and France have begun attacking Libya as enforcement of the UN-mandated no-fly zone gets under way

www.bbc.co.uk...
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