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Ground Troops or No Ground Troops? - That is the question!

The United States Is NOT Going To Deploy Ground Troops Into Libya! Pres Obama - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GNyESqcRyg (Start 7:14 - End 7:23)

“The United States is not going to deploy ground troops into Lybia." - Barack Obama, 18 March 2011
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Camp Lejeune Marines To Libya To Strike At Qadhafi Forces

http://www.wcti12.com/news/27257042/detail.html

"About 2,200 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will take part in support operations based aboard USS Kearsarge at sea."

- - - - - Not quite there yet but one comment poster had this to say regarding the article above - - - - -

"http://www.kearsarge.navy.mil/site%20pages/MISSION.aspx - "USS KEARSARGE's principal mission is the embarkation, deployment, landing and support of a Marine landing force anywhere in the world. Serving as an Expeditionary Strike Group flagship, KEARSARGE commands and supports elements of a Marine Expeditionary Unit, in an assault by air and sea as well as command and support of all ships and submarines of the Expeditionary Strike Group." http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4200&tid=6... - "Features.

LPDs are used to transport and land Marines, their equipment and supplies by embarked air cushion (LCAC) or conventional landing craft and Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles (EFV) or Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) augmented by helicopters or vertical take off and landing aircraft (MV 22). These ships support amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary warfare missions and can serve as secondary aviation platforms for amphibious ready groups."

NO ONE moves these ships around unless you are putting boots on the ground. It is their only purpose. Pray for our troops and their families..."



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This ALREADY happened

According to that article they have finished with this operation weeks ago. read update in red font.

Did anyone really believe

Did anyone really believe this would not quickly evolve into a full scale war? The only difference is that they will use semantics...those aren't troops they are conflict relief enforcement keepers, those aren't guns they are peace keeping wands, those aren't dead people they are life released objects.

NATO warned the US

that any such tactic would be in violation of the arms embargo. The NATO chief said that no armed or tactical support could be given to either side.

Wow

even the MSNBC folks aren't buying it. I like how the Arab League keeps being brought up even though as a whole their support has been withdrawn due to the magnitude of violence brought by this "no fly zone."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/22/arab-league-liby...

triple triple

Billion dollar campaign, trillion dollar bailout, can you tell me what's the definition of a sellout?