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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:07 PM
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See, it has happened. The US is handing over Libyan operations to NATO. Now you [SNIP] who said this and that have now been defeated and disproven.

www.cnn.com...

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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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You do know that most likely the only reason we turned over operations to nato is that China and their big ol warship is sitting off the shores of Libya, China does not want us there and we dont want a problem with China and Russia, Do'hBamma needs to explain this to us.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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The empire is the league.

War is the game.

NATO is one of the teams in the league.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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Id like to know how many and what kind of ships china sent. We don't need to pi$$ in Chinas cornflakes, at the same time, China doesn't need to pi$$ in ours. How come other countries can intervene with Chinas ok, but not the US? Again I am just asking questions.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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The US doesn't want to be seen as taking the fight into another Muslim Country. They wouldn't even get the approval from its own citizens never mind the international community. They will still be pulling some heavy strings in that fight.

What made me question France as the main instigator for the action? Well, the Uk couldn't be seen to be the main culprit could it? We were seen as the poodle of the US in the last war.

I'm all for protecting people being killed by an oppressive regime. However, the politics and reasons go deeper than the lives of the civilians being killed their by that sicko Gaddafi.

Look at the other revolts that are happening elsewhere.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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From the article:
"...If unaltered, the agreement would mean the overall mission would have two parts, with NATO enforcing the no-fly zone and the U.S.-led coalition handling a naval blockade and airstrikes..."
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If the US was getting out of this TOTALLY, I'd be pleased....



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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Well according to the military the US is flying 450 sorties a day. The rest of NATO forces are only flying 300 put together. Did China really scare somebody?

Deployed forcesUnited States Navy
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20), the command ship of the United States Sixth Fleet
The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of:
USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
USS Ponce (LPD-15), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock
embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
USS Barry (DDG-52), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer
USS Stout (DDG-55), another Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer
USS Providence (SSN-719), a Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine
USS Scranton (SSN-756), a second Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine
USS Florida (SSGN-728), an Ohio-class cruise missile submarine
USS Kanawha a Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler
USS Robert E. Peary a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship
The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Bataan, USS Mesa Verde, and USS Whidbey Island, left their home port of Naval Station Norfolk on 23 March, bound for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to pick up the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. They planned to sail east around March 30th to relieve the 26th MEU in the Mediterranean Sea two months before the projected deployment date
Five EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft operating out of NAS Sigonella and Aviano Air Base
United States Air Force
Three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers operating from Whiteman AFB.
Ten F-15E Strike Eagle strike fighters operating out of RAF Lakenheath
Eight F-16C Fighting Falcon multirole fighters from Spangdahlem Air Base started leaving for Aviano on 20 March
Two HH-60 Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopters from RAF Lakenheath operating from USS Ponce (LPD-15).
EC-130H electronic warfare (communications jamming) aircraft
EC-130J psychological operations aircraft
Lockheed AC-130 Aerial Gunship
Global Hawk unmanned aerial surveillance vehicle
Lockheed U-2 Reconnaissance aircraft
United States Marine Corps
Four AV-8B Harrier II ground attack fighters from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, operating off of USS Kearsarge
Two MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from the 26th MEU participated in the pilot rescue
Two CH-53E Super Stallions from the 26th MEU participated in the pilot rescue
One KC-130J Hercules from the 26th MEU participated in the pilot rescue
The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit awaits the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, who left thier home port of Naval Station Norfolk early to sail east around March 30th in order to relieve the 26th MEU in the Mediterranean Sea two months before the projected deployment date
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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:28 PM
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Originally posted by JBA2848
Well according to the military the US is flying 450 sorties a day. The rest of NATO forces are only flying 300 put together. Did China really scare somebody?

Deployed forcesUnited States Navy
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20), the command ship of the United States Sixth Fleet
The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of:
USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
USS Ponce (LPD-15), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock
embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
USS Barry (DDG-52), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer
USS Stout (DDG-55), another Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer
USS Providence (SSN-719), a Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine
USS Scranton (SSN-756), a second Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine
USS Florida (SSGN-728), an Ohio-class cruise missile submarine
USS Kanawha a Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler
USS Robert E. Peary a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship
The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Bataan, USS Mesa Verde, and USS Whidbey Island, left their home port of Naval Station Norfolk on 23 March, bound for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to pick up the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. They planned to sail east around March 30th to relieve the 26th MEU in the Mediterranean Sea two months before the projected deployment date
Five EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft operating out of NAS Sigonella and Aviano Air Base
United States Air Force
Three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers operating from Whiteman AFB.
Ten F-15E Strike Eagle strike fighters operating out of RAF Lakenheath
Eight F-16C Fighting Falcon multirole fighters from Spangdahlem Air Base started leaving for Aviano on 20 March
Two HH-60 Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopters from RAF Lakenheath operating from USS Ponce (LPD-15).
EC-130H electronic warfare (communications jamming) aircraft
EC-130J psychological operations aircraft
Lockheed AC-130 Aerial Gunship
Global Hawk unmanned aerial surveillance vehicle
Lockheed U-2 Reconnaissance aircraft
United States Marine Corps
Four AV-8B Harrier II ground attack fighters from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, operating off of USS Kearsarge
Two MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from the 26th MEU participated in the pilot rescue
Two CH-53E Super Stallions from the 26th MEU participated in the pilot rescue
One KC-130J Hercules from the 26th MEU participated in the pilot rescue
The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit awaits the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, who left thier home port of Naval Station Norfolk early to sail east around March 30th in order to relieve the 26th MEU in the Mediterranean Sea two months before the projected deployment date
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I'd say yeah they did scare somebody, first off, we really do not know what China's military has because they are very secretive about it, second that warship they have can sink a carrier with one missle, and with Russia not wanting us there either, both those countries are something we dont want to deal with. When China sends a warship with the capability to sink a carrier into waters they have NEVER been too, and then sit silently off the shores of a country that is being "attacked" in their eyes, Id say yeah Id be scared.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
See, it has happened. The US is handing over Libyan operations to NATO. Now youConserviBaggers who said this and that have now been defeated and disproven.

www.cnn.com...


You cannot go an argument without making some asinine half witty remark can you? This could have been a good post to have a discussion on but you don't want to discuss the issue....you want to draw in vitirol and sensationalism by using colorful terms such as "ConserviBaggers".....



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 11:55 PM
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i found this pdf on Military Power of the
People’s Republic of China its from 2007
but its interesting any way

PDF file

i think we could take them out but dont want to
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posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by Habit4ming
From the article:
"...If unaltered, the agreement would mean the overall mission would have two parts, with NATO enforcing the no-fly zone and the U.S.-led coalition handling a naval blockade and airstrikes..."
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If the US was getting out of this TOTALLY, I'd be pleased....


Hey don't forget the comming land invasion. Secondline



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 12:19 AM
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OP? Can a fetch you another cup of bitter?


This just means the U.S. soldiers are going to be getting their orders from some europeans with powder-blue helmets.

Or don't you know where BOSNIA is on a map!

Obama's Gaddhafi is Bill Clinton's Milosivec. 16 years later and we are still IN BOSNIA. Of course it (Bosnia) is a NATO led operation, so the U.S. gets to wash its hands of any of the blame, but we still have troops fighting and dying there.

Before you pop that cork of non-alcoholic champaign, you might want to do some reading first.



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 12:21 AM
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Instead of calling the President names, try and use common sense for once.

Do we really have the money and energy to engage in this war? The obvious answer is NO.

Obama doesn't have to explain it to people. We're smart enough to know better.

Sorry to disappoint you, war hawks. I know you were just about to get off on the idea of another pointless war.



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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Why does this have to be a war? I bet we could make this end quick. We will not be the only nation helping a people who need help against their insane dictator. This is more justified than Iraq. Lets blow Momar up! Get him out and let the people figure out a way to run their nation. Democracy, right?



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 12:29 AM
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What a load of rubbish OP they are just hiding behind Nato as a veil, the US is a member of Nato are the not ? and are they not the most influencial ? This is nothing but a PR stunt so they don't look like the bad guys, well to late for that ! If the world ran like we are all taught ,these other countries wouldn't move a muscle without the US backing them up anyway ?



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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This whole "handoff" reminds me of when somebody gets rid of their lover 'cause the wife/husband
found out...but still sleeps with 'em on the side.

The US is not through with having their forces felt in the ME...something is coming down...this again is just
to keep the "kids" entertained and quiet.



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
OP? Can a fetch you another cup of bitter?


This just means the U.S. soldiers are going to be getting their orders from some europeans with powder-blue helmets.


Nope, not under European command . . . still actually very much under an American's command ultimately, as it rightly should be, yet under the hat of NATO.


“"NATO's top military commander, U.S. Adm. James Stavridis, met Turkish military leaders in Ankara on Thursday to discuss Turkey's concerns."


Source



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 12:41 AM
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Again, I must use Bosnia as an example. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt.



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 12:42 AM
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More secret missions and air strikes + less media attention = bigger war



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 05:56 AM
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NATO, which is, like the UN, just another tool of the US. You know that the US is a member of NATO, and thus as a member we must partake in the action .. the whole thing started off as a French fight, somehow we took control (our ego couldn't let us watch the French lead the charge.....) and now we hand it back to NATO, and it will be the exact same people as before.. because the UK, France, US and Canada are all NATO nations.

I'm all for helping Libyans, I think we should have gone in sooner and made our job a hell of a lot easier when the rebels were at the front door of Gadaffis house.. but I know common sense is rare among Politicians.. as long as no boot touches Libyan sand anyways.. Somehow, NATO or not, I still see this getting screwed up royally.






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