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Whitemellon
02:43 AM on 04/02/2011
"Where are all the war protesters here in the US?". They need to fire up the draft and you will see the protestors out in full force. If we are truly defending our country from eminent danger then everyone of fighting age should be taking part.
03:17 AM on 04/02/2011
The IWR vote by Congress gave Bush the ability to go to war if necessary - but the Constitution still limits him to "imminent" threats.

So when Tenet says they never said "imminent" threat, and Bush says he never said "imminent" threat - why does the media not move to a discussion of impeachment.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=109x5009

Dec. 20, 2007, quote from then-Sen. Barack Obama arguing, “the president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
02:38 AM on 04/02/2011
How many times do I have to say it? WE ARE NOT IN THREE WARS!!! IRAQ IS OVER AND WE ARE BARELY INVOLVED IN THIS ONE.
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yourbuffers
Question liberal orthodoxy, support liberty.
02:37 AM on 04/02/2011
war is not for others liberals. it is only for our interests. something you forgot.
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Gail Cerridwen
02:37 AM on 04/02/2011
I think we're here seeing the "CIA on the ground" in this "miraculous" transformation. This is the only way we get real news now: translating these bits we get into commonsensical terms with some historical knowledge. Yup.... And probably these intelligence forces happened to have some big goodies in their pockets as well?
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kennyfasugbe
02:48 AM on 04/02/2011
Well, do we just stand by and allow this to become another Darfur?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BvoiGAEJFw
03:18 AM on 04/02/2011
or Yemen
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Dick Stone
My Andalusian works hard and loves his job
04:16 AM on 04/02/2011
This is completely different from Darfur, But we should have gotten involved in Darfur and Ruwanda, those really would have been humanitarian.
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Gail Cerridwen
04:31 AM on 04/02/2011
kennyfasugbe: I freely admit to having no answers to these atrocities. I've just lived too long to not remember that the power players behind the scenes are always writing the real stories, which we aren't often allowed to see. But I do respect your serious questioning, too. These are serious situations. Something I once wrote on this sort of thing (with mention of Darfur): http://liberatormagazine.com/content/5.2/beyond.htm
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02:18 AM on 04/02/2011
Each whooshed from its launcher and climbed in a flaming arc toward Brega.

The attack was impressive for its display of firepower but unimpressive in its coordination. It was unclear if the rebels knew precisely what their targets were or if they were simply lobbing high-explosives toward the town.

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/rebel-attack-on-brega-ends-in-stalemate/?partner=rss&emc=rss
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that's TOTAL BU//SH/T... we have obama telling us this about protecting civilians, and here these rebels are shelling a town.
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RonGallion
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02:12 AM on 04/02/2011
Where are all the war protesters here in the US? There were thousands of protesters when Bush was president. So what gives? We are now in 3 wars. I hear little to nothing about this.
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02:46 AM on 04/02/2011
Many will tolerate imperialist policies under a Democratic administration.
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UpFromLiberalism
Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face.
03:10 AM on 04/02/2011
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as with crooks in congress. (rep rangel)

'he's a crook, but he's OUR crook.
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AlexandraF
No wine untasted.
03:27 AM on 04/02/2011
Yes they will. Even if they look exactly the same as the previous administration. Its all in the spin.
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asmir
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04:17 AM on 04/02/2011
because Howdy Doodie, Rummy the Dummy, and Dickless lied, lied, and lied some more while making millions while our service men and women died for their greed!
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02:10 AM on 04/02/2011
At 2 p.m., as the fighters waited in an undisciplined crowd overlooking the GRAD launchers, a muffled gunshot was heard. One of the rebels had accidentally shot himself through his torso. He fell to the dirt. He was rushed away in ambulance, as rebels argued and shoved each other around a small pool of his blood.

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/rebel-attack-on-brega-ends-in-stalemate/?partner=rss&emc=rss
07:17 AM on 04/02/2011
thats BS. all they have are AK-47s. you have to be trying to shoot yourself with a 35 inch rifle in the torso.
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02:08 AM on 04/02/2011
I have real trouble believing this suddenly "improved" level of organization, that the ex-military types had taken no part in the prior fighting, rather staying at the rear training. Not only is it not credible that there was nobody at all arming (many of them are armed) and leading the untrained (except how to use the weapons) rebels, but if true they did just send the kids forward to get repeatedly hammered one would have to ask "why"? What possible gain was there in that for these Libyan soldiers, unless it was a deliberate move to justify REALLY arming and taking over the mission? And whose idea might that have been?
07:35 AM on 04/02/2011
but that makes you sound "undecieded"
the cia is "boots on the ground: then they will get weapons and then they will get a "limited number of advisers" and so on. dont have trouble believing. i believe it is a sort of cleansing started. just look at the world. some intellegent people and some sand rats with nothing to push but heroin and cocaine. they have to go.
CognitoErgoSum
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02:06 AM on 04/02/2011
I remember hearing weeks ago how so many of Gaddafi's own military members defected from supporting Gaddafi, and was wondering where they were...

With so many government officials and military officers having deserted Gaddafi, the rebels probably have a big enough brain trust to manage things better than in recent history.
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kennyfasugbe
CognitoErgoSum
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11:07 PM on 04/02/2011
That video has really graphic images of the savagery in Darfur. I know there is a refendum scheduled for whether they will remain in Sudan or not. I'm not sure there would've been any host nations amicable to the U. S. to have hosted any interventionist forces to aid the Darfuris or do peacekeeping. Looking at the map, just getting there would have been a battle. I know a lot of people ask, "Why Libya and not Darfur?" The answer is partly because we can get to Libya.
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01:55 AM on 04/02/2011
This story is practically verbatim out of one of today's department of defense press releases. I know -- I got it myself.
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realpolitik78
wake me up when its over
01:49 AM on 04/02/2011
15 minutes for a post? lol
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01:45 AM on 04/02/2011
Why do the Libyan "rebel"photos always look staged?

Heard somewhere recently that the take down of Libya was planned by the George H. W. Bush Admin. 19 years ago. Looks like Obama lied, this was not spontaneous.

In 2007, then-Senator Obama said, "The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/3/22/headlines#4

Unilateral for Americans means without Congressional approval...
01:42 AM on 04/02/2011
“It may puzzle and perhaps dismay young protesters in Benghazi, Cairo and Tunisia that their democratic hopes are being manipulated by an ultra-conservative Arab elite which has underhandedly backed a surge of militant Islamist radicals across North Africa. Credible U.S. intelligence reports have cited evidence pointing to Qatar’s long-running support for the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and jihadist fighters returning from Afghanistan.

The links to Qatar uncovered by anti-terrorism investigators in the wake of 9-11 need to be reexamined now that the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), an on-and-off affiliate of Al Qaeda, has seized armories across half of the North African country. Libya’s well-stocked arsenals contain high-power explosives, rocket launchers and chemical weapons. LIFG is on the State Department’s terrorist list.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=23947
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asmir
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04:32 AM on 04/02/2011
the difference in Libya is: they have no caves to hide in, they have seen the fire power we can unleash in a matter of minutes without a sound until it explodes. I really feel that these people do not want to mess with the west unlike the rest of the region!
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freshie
industrial designer changing the world
01:40 AM on 04/02/2011
All the info we are getting is bu//. I wish it was truly a noble cause. For some, maybe but not all.

Everyone is trying to sink their hooks deeper into Africa. They still hold a sH%%# load of wealth, probably a 1000 years of wealth.

Good times!
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realpolitik78
wake me up when its over
01:40 AM on 04/02/2011
even though i was a "fetus" at the time, i cant help but think Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter......