Boots on the ground in Libya

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    Here we go again. Another democrat sponsored expanded mission and no outcry on the left. American Troops on the ground helping the muslem brotherhood defuse IED's in Tripoli while the rest of the Mid-east is in termoil thanks to NATO supported muslem revolutions.
     
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    Hope, change, 6 wars, downgraded credit.
     
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    You got a better idea? You don't understand why we are there? "Muslem" explains why you don't have a clue.:cuckoo:
    It is more important for Qaddafi to leave than it was for Sadamm to leave. In 1987 he was caught red-handed ordering terror attacks that killed American servicemen in Germany; he also supported the IRA. Gaddafi killed more Americans than Saddam did.
     
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    Pentagon says its only 4 people. 2 to difuse explosives around the US embassy? And 2 for security? Sounds reasonable to me.
     
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    Why are we there?

    We just helped hand over an entire country to the fuckin' Jihadi's. A country that is rich in oil reserves, and both conventional and chemical weapons to continue their fatwa against the west.

    Christ, there was no attempt made to put boots on the ground to secure those weapons from the get go. In fact, they don't even know where they are.......IDIOTS!

    Bad fuckin' move by all western nations who participated in that fiasco.

    And you can damn sure bet, seeing as though it's now known that there is Al qaeda in the upper echelon of the rebels, that they will no doubt get their hands on those weapons, and could very well lead to there use here in the states and abroad.

    Way to go Obama!.....A billion US dollars to help fund and arm the Jihadi's!
     
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    I know this is a silly question... but does anyone actually have a link to a credible source for anything they've said regarding 'boots on the ground' in Libya?

    Just asking.
     
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    I would not term this as "boots on the ground." We have Marines on the Chinese mainland too and the Marines and Chinese Marines have conducted an exercise on the Chinese Mainland this year.

    The term boots on the ground for me means that combat forces are in place and ready for combat or as a tripwire against aggression.

    This mission could have been done by hiring non-military forces but that would cost money and I thought the Repubs were against spending unnecessary monies.
     
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    A former ambassador was just on and described it as clearing the US embassy and surrounding property of explosives and providing security for our diplomats. I think this is completely acceptable and needed to be done regardless of our involvement in the war.

    We need to be smart about picking our battles with the administration and this one isnt wise.
     
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    Do tell. How many combat divisions are on the ground right now?
     
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    I do not disagree. I just wanted some kind of verification as to how many, specific duties, etc... rather than a bunch of us just saying 'this or that'.
     

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