Is Libyan Ground War Planned for This Fall?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  2. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  3. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Some countries have legitimate rights to visit the rebels, if you haven't heard this yet :

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Canada formally recognized the Libyan rebels as the legitimate government of the country on Tuesday.

    Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told Parliament the rebels are the true representatives of the Libyan people.

    He said the recognition is part of an enhanced effort to work with the National Transitional Council of Libya, the key rebel organization fighting dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

    Canada joins France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in formally recognizing the council.
  4. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    And that has what to do with western ground troops in Libya?
  5. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Maybe you should have taken some time to read the link in post#2 from wkmac ?

    And, I believe those are diplomatic visits and talks.
    Gee, you can't even live in your house without a gun, do you expect them to go to Libya without one ?
  6. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Yeah Trplnkl, it's a form of "covert" gunboat diplomacy and Klein mentioned Canada's efforts because he wants to make sure Canada's hands in this public space gets as much "blood credit" (evidenced by it's own bloody hands) and not all of it will go to America and President Obama. It's just another way for Statist vampires to belly up to the bar come feeding time!
  7. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Blood credit ! ???

    Thats the reason why UN and Nato, and even the Arabic Nations decided to intervene - to stop the blood shedding !
    And if Nato/UN/AN comes knocking at the door asking for help, yes, we better be there.

    This is not a war like Bush's and his "49 immigrants" going into Iraq !
  8. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    As far as I'm concerned, there should be no ground troops
    or ground war or whatever. Just send a plane, and drop things
    I know to many soldiers there coming back with injurys.
    Just send planes they can do the job.

  9. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Obama’s negation of ‘hostilities’ in Libya draws criticism

    By David A. Fahrenthold, Published: June 20
    The White House has officially declared that what’s happening in Libya is not “hostilities.”
    But at the Pentagon, officials have decided it’s unsafe enough there to give troops extra pay for serving in “imminent danger.”
    The Defense Department decided in April to pay an extra $225 a month in “imminent danger pay” to service members who fly planes over Libya or serve on ships within 110 nautical miles of its shores.
    That means the Pentagon has decided that troops in those places are “subject to the threat of physical harm or imminent danger because of civil insurrection, civil war, terrorism or wartime conditions.”
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    So we just sent Tomahawk missles at a $million apiece to provide fireworks to cheer the rebels on ??
  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Just what are our National Interest in this non-conflict ?
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Nothing, that's why leave it up to the Europeans , Canada, and the Arabian countries.
    I'm certain Europe will like Libyans oil in the future.
    US sure doesn't need it ???!!!!
  13. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    So your saying the Europeans are there for the oil....mmmmm OK.
  14. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    For future trade forsure, that's why the recognize the "Rebels" as the official government of Libya.
  15. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    And since 98% of Liyba's oil is used in the European Market, the USA only uses 2% at most., I'll ask this again ..........What is the USA's National Interest ?