NATO strafing Libya ..why not Afghanistan?

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    According to insiders, the Troops in Afghanistan have to go through a complicated chain of command just to call in an artillery strike on suspected enemy positions or be charged with murder if a civilian is killed. It seems that NATO doesn't have that problem in Libya. American piloted NATO jets seem to have no restrictions on bombing missions in support of the rebel muslem brotherhood.
     
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    Am I exaggerating? The greatest Military in the world is forced to fight according to the enemy's rules because libs set it up that way. Meanwhile NATO is strafing and bombing at will to support the rebels in Libya who are poised at victory. Doesn't anybody see the disconnect?
     
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    I see it like this:

    A. Our forces are in Afghanistan helping the local farmers grow opium, that's all.
    B. Our forces (CIA Included) are in Libya to help install Al Qaida backed "rebels" who will install Sharia style gov't.

    I'm not a fan of either strategy.
     
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    Pretty cynical stuff madman. The farmers were doing well in the opium industry before we came along. I doubt if either the Bush or the Obama administration has a dog in that fight. I agree that NATO seems to have a vested interest in creating chaos and supporting the muslem brotherhood. We have a regular cheerleading squad in the mainstream media rooting for the Libyan rebels but little support for American Troops in Afghanistan. The world is upside down under liberalism.
     
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    Look at the freaking war in Afghanistan folks. American Troops are inching along taking sniper fire from the enemy while the greatest Air Power in the world is strafing Libya. WTF?
     
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    hey, don't worry, we're leading form behind, so when Libya goes south the One can claim to have no real connection, other than proving NATO is a complete sham.
     
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    You have a point Trajan. "Blame it on a shadow force called NATO" seems to be the cowardly way to use the US Military in missions that the people do not necessarily support or approve of.
     
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    President Obama HAS to be able to "blame NATO." Why?

    Because he has YET to articulate ANY coherent U.S. Policy position explaining how or why it is in our national interest to commit any of our military capacity to engaging in any military action in Libya.
     
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    Wouldn't it be great if NATO's US planes entered into the fray in Afghanistan and supported US Troops in their effort to inch their way across the landscape? The world is upside down under liberalism?
     
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    There aren't very many Al Qaeda left in Afghanistan so the only air power they need is drones. Makes you wonder why we're still there.
     

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