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2011-03-19 Africa North
Fighting reported near Benghazi - Tanks enter city
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Posted by Water Modem 2011-03-19 04:57|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6537 views ]  Top

#1 Now that they have reached their objective and closed with the enemy, the "no fly zone" means precisely jack shit to Daffy's forces.

Way to screw around and do NOTHING until its far too late. Fucking amateur hour, I am starting to actively *hate* that asshole in the whitehouse. The best thing to happen would be if he were to have a massive heart attack and die on the fucking spot, immediately. Fucking anti=-American puppet ganagster union tool.
Posted by OldSpook 2011-03-19 09:59||   2011-03-19 09:59|| Front Page Top

#2 I am starting to actively *hate* that asshole in the whitehouse

Good grief, OS, what the 4377 took you so long???

I started as soon as I saw his financial and healthcare (sic) policies, not to mention SEIU, Holder, etc.
Posted by AlanC 2011-03-19 10:13||   2011-03-19 10:13|| Front Page Top

#3 Emphasis on ACTIVE. Before I was contnet to just hate him when the opportunity arises. Now its there all the time. I don't like hate, its bad for the hater, and it can cloud judgment. But nbw I have to deal with it. And in a way, it makes me hate that asshole even more.
Posted by OldSpook 2011-03-19 10:34||   2011-03-19 10:34|| Front Page Top

#4 Okay, you've just kicked it up a notch.

My response is utter disgust, increasing cynicism and a lessening of following the news since it just makes me angrier.
Posted by AlanC 2011-03-19 11:04||   2011-03-19 11:04|| Front Page Top

#5 The mercenaries are a Gaddafi military branch made up of non-Libyans. They are the branch Gaddafi is using against Libyan rebels. It is actually an astute move on Gaddafi's part that would keep rebels within Libya's population in order by the use of non-Libyan mercineries allied with Gaddafy.

Pan-African Legion In about 1980, Muammar Gaddafi introduced the Islamic Pan-African Legion, a body of mercenaries recruited primarily among dissidents from Sudan, Egypt, Tunisia, Mali, and Chad. West African states with Muslim populations have also been the source of some personnel. Believed to consist of about 7,000 individuals, the force has received training from experienced Palestinian and Syrian instructors. Some of those recruited to the legion were said to have been forcibly impressed from among nationals of neighboring countries who migrated to Libya in search of work.[citation needed]

According to the Military Balance published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the force was organized into one armored, one infantry, and one paratroop/commando brigade. It has been supplied with T-54 and T-55 tanks, armored personnel carriers, and EE-9 armored cars. The Islamic Pan-African Legion was reported to have been committed during the fighting in Chad in 1980 and was praised by Gaddafi for its success there. However, it was believed that many of the troops who fled the Chadian attacks of March 1987 were members of the Legion.
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Posted by Thor Throluck8885 2011-03-19 13:02||   2011-03-19 13:02|| Front Page Top

#6 French plnae attacked a qadddafi military vehicle. Damn look how far we have dropped when the french are taking up for the rebels. At least someone will do what needs too be done. And we will know who gets the oil riches if the rebels win this one.
Posted by chris 2011-03-19 13:55||   2011-03-19 13:55|| Front Page Top

#7 i'm with oldspook i hate the asshole in the whitehouse too. He's a 4 year waste of time in a time when we really need a real leader. Damn i tho8uhgt jimmy carter was bad but this dumbass makes him look like a menca member
Posted by chris 2011-03-19 13:57||   2011-03-19 13:57|| Front Page Top

#8 There was an article going around a couple of weeks ago saying that Gaddaffy was recruiting Tuaregs for merc work after the rebellion started. Interesting people - Berbers whose language is derived from Pharonic Egyptian. Also, seriously into war.
Posted by Ebboth Protector of the Lutherans4263 2011-03-19 14:01||   2011-03-19 14:01|| Front Page Top

#9 I still want to know why it's any of our business. As I read in a book many years ago,

"You can't go around killing people cause they're assholes, how would you know when to stop?"

I do not want to be the world's policeman taking on every bit of domestic violence unless there is a threat to the US.
Posted by AlanC 2011-03-19 17:04||   2011-03-19 17:04|| Front Page Top

#10 Thank you very much, Thor Throluck8885 -- useful information. And your reminder is certainly to the point, Ebboth Protector of the Lutherans4263.

My sympathies, Old Spook.
Posted by trailing wife 2011-03-19 17:18||   2011-03-19 17:18|| Front Page Top

#11 I believe those of us who have been around awhile can compare before and after. The shock of our sides actions are glaringly apparent. The media shields him. His followers still support him. The House and Senate enable him. Should O run again he will get the same people voting for him. All shortcomings will be forgiven. This will be a long winter for our country. When the money is gone he will be gone. The greatest damage he has wrought; I believe, would be his judicial politically active appointments.
Posted by Dale 2011-03-19 21:59||   2011-03-19 21:59|| Front Page Top

#12 Backing up a bit, Reagan should have ended him when he had the chance, Bush 1 had the chance as well a Clinton. Neither Bush or Clinton took it. We knew he was smuggling arms, helping our enemies, quietly being a problem to peace and society. So finally after 30 years of waiting for the US to lead against the Quack, France takes a shot. Hat tip to them.

From my perspective removing the Quack will come with great risk. This is not a structured Civil War with known leaders fighting. This is a bunch of small warlords banded together to remove the Quack. The reality we will have to face is if he is overthrown who will replace him? First will be the warlords. Then the strongest will bring in the relig leader to get the masses in line. Now we will be at another Iran. To further the issue once the Quack is gone they will torn against France and her allies and throw them out. Thanks for nothing. We are watching a radical state get overthrown and an even more radical leadership will prevail. This will not have a happy ending. But then this is only my opinion.

I tend to side with OS on the total war issue. If we are going to commit our troops and treasure, we must always fight to win. There is no win in this war. We should really have no part in it.

As for he with no name. Hate is a tough word. I am disappointed by the people that voted him in, disgusted by his actions, and concerned that he is a real time Nero and our republic is at risk.
Posted by 49 Pan 2011-03-19 23:07||   2011-03-19 23:07|| Front Page Top

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