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Archive for 18 March 2011
US President Barack Obama Friday, March 18, laid down an ultimatum for Muammar Qaddafi to comply with or else face “military consequences,” the key condition being the withdrawal of Libyan troops from Misrata and Zawiya west of Tripoli and Ajdabiya to the east – the last being tantamount to lifting the siege on the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. Obama spoke 24 hours after the UN Security Council called for an immediate ceasefire in Libya, approved a no-fly zone and authorized “all necessary measures to protect civilians.”
While Obama’s demands appeared to cancel out the gains made by Qaddafi’s forces in recent weeks, debkafile’s military sources note that he set no deadline for these withdrawals. Nor did he specify that the towns in question must revert to rebel control. Most of all, he did not demand Qaddafi’s departure outright, although he stressed that the Libyan ruler had lost the confidence of his people.
If anyone should know about losing the ‘confidence of his people, it SHOULD be Obama! Sadly, the man is so oblivious to reality….. This pretty much amounts to a 3 year old stomping his foot, and has about the same effect on the grown ups.
Five Questions Obama Has Not Answered on Libya
Yesterday the United Nations Security Council voted 10–0, with five abstentions, to authorize military action in Libya. Specifically, the resolution “authorizes member states … to take all necessary measures … to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack.” Celebrations erupted across Benghazi after news of the vote reached rebels. A 17-year-old rebel told The Wall Street Journal: “I give Qadhafi a maximum of two days.” If only.
And to think…for decades, it was the U.S. that always led the way. Now, it’s France? How embarrassing!
Druggies ‘down under’ might want to reconsider their lifestyle.
They are NOT ‘migrants’! They are criminals! And I have NO doubt they are treated better than any illegal would be in their countries!
Doesn’t look much different than the moon if ya ask me.
One headline says a lot. More embarrassment!
A couple of real class acts. /snark
Teachers unions ALWAYS put their own interests before those they are suppose to be educating. It’s all about the money and power, NEVER about the students!
I get the impression this guy doesn’t much care for Queen Elizabeth.
Instead of freaking out over something that likely won’t happen, Californians should be more concerned about their state going bankrupt due to that entitlement mentality, and hope they don’t hit by the BIG one that may shove ‘em into the Pacific.
It makes you wonder….did the cops learn from the drug cartels, or did the cartels learn from the cops?
Harry Reid and his cronies are guilty of aiding and abetting the murder of millions of innocent babies!
How much more embarrassment are the American people going to have to endure???
Really glad they were found and will be released. I am curious about their treatment. That part of the world isn’t known for its hospitable treatment of journalists lately.
Not a solution? How about putting those people BACK to work? Thanks to the stupidity of the Dems, many have lost their jobs! We have enough oil in this country to keep us going for quite a while, during which time, someone could be working are REAL viable alternatives.
Just how is sending billions of dollars to countries that hate us ‘essential to national security’?
What is it about libs and trains? We aren’t Europe!
Sounds pretty ‘first degree’ to me. What an animal! I guess Californians don’t believe the punishment should fit the crime?
I’m finding it difficult to take anyone named Mousa Kousa seriously, especially when he’s speaking for a crazy person.
Can we PLEASE get the political correctness police OUT of the military business? They apparently want to turn the greatest military force into a bunch of pantywaists!
“We don’t know how frequently this is happening, and we need better surveillance…” Gee, y’think? Jeeeez!
Performance over seniority? As it SHOULD be!