NATO warns Libyan rebels: If you attack civilians, we’ll bomb you too; Update: Qaddafi sends envoy to UK, possibly to discuss exit strategy

posted at 5:03 pm on March 31, 2011 by Allahpundit

If you thought “protecting civilians” was merely UN-speak for “aiding the rebels” (as many of the rebels did), think again. Not only are NATO leaders refusing to arm them, but the fact that they think violence against defenseless people by their putative ally is so likely that deterring it requires a formal warning backed by a threat of bombardment tells you a lot about how suspicious the coalition is of its new best friends. Good thing the CIA vetting process is ongoing; hopefully we’ll find out whether they’re good guys or bad guys before they’re installed in power.

Every news report on Libya these days asks, “Who are the rebels?” An equally important question: Who are the “civilians”?

“We’ve been conveying a message to the rebels that we will be compelled to defend civilians, whether pro-Qaddafi or pro-opposition,” said a senior Obama administration official. “We are working very hard behind the scenes with the rebels so we don’t confront a situation where we face a decision to strike the rebels to defend civilians.”…

“This is a challenge,” said a senior alliance military officer. “The problem of discriminating between combatant and civilian is never easy, and it is compounded when you have Libyan regime forces fighting irregular forces, like the rebel militias, in urban areas populated by civilians.”…

Noncombatants and the various shades of opposition, resistance and rebellion “are so intermixed that it is not feasible to discern where the boundary between the civilians and opposition forces lie,” the official said. “There are also those civilians entitled to protection that may be armed in order to protect their families, homes, businesses, and communities. Other civilians may join the rebels at certain stages, becoming armed combatants, and then decide to return home for whatever reason, thus transitioning back to civilian non-combatants.”

Qaddafi’s been sending weapons to regime devotees in his hometown of Sirte to defend the city if/when the rebel assault ever comes, so the already murky definition of “civilian” is about to get murkier still. But would the rebels really attack honest-to-goodness civilians for allying themselves with Qaddafi, even if they were unarmed? Spiegel thinks they already are:

Six weeks after the revolution began, Benghazi, capital of free Libya, is descending into mistrust and fear. More stores have closed and most people no longer dare to give out their phone numbers. No one wants to say anything anymore beyond the revolution’s set phrases — nothing against the rebels and nothing against the government in Tripoli. One of many rumors says Gadhafi has spies within the National Council — why else would it be the youth who are now being cut down?…

No one dares to go out at night, as rounds of machine gun fire thunder through the empty streets. National Council members are no longer seen in public and they’re hard to reach for interviews. “There are death squads on both sides,” says Nasser Buisier, who fled to the US when he was 17, but has returned for the revolution. Buisier’s father is a former information minister, but was also a critic of Gadhafi, and his son doesn’t have much that’s positive to say about the new leadership. “Most of them never had to make sacrifices, they were part of the regime and I don’t believe they want elections,” Buisier says. He believes the National Council is on the verge of collapse and once that happens, he’d rather not be in Benghazi.

Buisier is heading back to the US, but is reluctant to say precisely when. He’s afraid he’s been blacklisted. He recently attended four funerals in a single day, for both rebels and regime supporters. Benghazi’s central hospital admits five, sometimes 10, patients each day with gunshot wounds. Two pick-up trucks outfitted with machine guns guard the hospital entrance and photos of missing people adorn the walls.

It is said that 8,000 people in Benghazi were government spies — the rebels found their names in files kept by the secret police. Armed young men roam the streets at night, arresting regime supporters, but private acts of revenge take place as well.

Follow the link for more, including a report that rebels are rounding up black Africans from the sub-Saharan part of the continent on suspicion that they’re mercenaries for Qaddafi. Some are, but others are simply migrant workers; regardless, they’re being beaten and imprisoned or worse. Marco Rubio’s showing a lot of guts in defying popular doubts about the mission and backing Obama on it, but if Spiegel’s right about the National Council evaporating, his call for Congress to recognize them as the true government of Libya will haunt him. For everyone’s sake, I hope they pull it together. Soon.

Update: Amid reports that more top Qaddafi henchmen are looking for an exit — rumors of which first appeared yesterday — a hopeful new note from the Guardian:

Mohammed Ismail, a senior aide to Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam, visited London in recent days, British government sources familiar with the meeting have confirmed.

The contacts with Ismail are believed to have been one of a number between Libyan officials and the west in the last fortnight, amid signs that the regime may be looking for an exit strategy…

“The message that was delivered to him is that Gaddafi has to go and that there will be accountability for crimes committed at the international criminal court,” a Foreign Office spokesman told the Guardian , declining to elaborate on what else may have been discussed.

Some aides working for Gaddafi’s sons, however, have made it clear that it may be necessary to sideline their father and explore exit strategies to prevent the country descending into anarchy.

The sooner he’s gone, the better, but read the Spiegel piece anyway if you skipped it. Whoever or whatever follows Qaddafi into power, the recriminations between the two sides will be vicious. Sirte, as ground zero for regime loyalists, will be in the crosshairs, with a real risk of a humanitarian crisis developing there in the aftermath. What’s NATO’s move then?


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Ok……it’s offical the Obama admin is a clusterf***.

unseen on March 31, 2011 at 5:05 PM

As the fortunes of Colonel Gaddafi’s forces and the Libyan rebels continue to see-saw, many commentators are calling for the West to arm the opposition forces. Yet the disclosure on Tuesday that US intelligence agencies have picked up “flickers” of an al-Qaeda presence among the rebels has set off a fierce debate within the Obama administration – and the wider coalition – about whether giving them weapons may inadvertently help the enemies of the West.

Part of the problem, according to a senior US intelligence official, is that the American government is largely flying blind when it comes to the exact make-up of rebel forces. So how legitimate are the worries about
al-Qaeda opportunistically inserting itself into the civil war?

West shooting itself in the feet.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:05 PM

If lives weren’t at stake, this would be a funny sit-com style of leadership.
Idiots, all a bunch of idiots, Obama deserves to be a leader within this group of complete idiots.

right2bright on March 31, 2011 at 5:06 PM

What a mess.

and Libya too.

aquaviva on March 31, 2011 at 5:07 PM

epic fail

sandee on March 31, 2011 at 5:09 PM

good grief

rob verdi on March 31, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Why would they bomb doctors and lawyers?

rogerb on March 31, 2011 at 5:10 PM

After a quick glance at the headlines and blog posts on HA the last couple of days, I think I can safely cancel my paid subscription to the Economist. Now if I could only find a fun site with an even mix of politics, pop culture, and international affairs…

Kataklysmic on March 31, 2011 at 5:10 PM

And if we bomb civilians, we’ll bomb ourselves!

Kenosha Kid on March 31, 2011 at 5:10 PM

For everyone’s sake, I hope they pull it together. Soon.

Heh

Once, for your optimism on the rebels
Once again, for your optimism on the Obama administration
Once more, on the U.N. and the rest of the western idiocy

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Part of the problem, according to a senior US intelligence official, is that the American government is largely flying blind when it comes to the exact make-up of rebel forces.

Smart power.

This is what happens when Obama listens to the Three Weird Sisters.

Wethal on March 31, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Is the Harvard debating club running this show? There is no difference between a civilian and a soldier in conflicts like this. If you back the rebels you are a target and if you back the government you are also a target.

Are they truly this naive and out of touch?

sharrukin on March 31, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Obama, the ‘nuanced’ WTF, has twisted himself in the pretzel of all pretzels.

Were not U.S. and other Soldiers’ lives and their families’ risks at stake, it w/b down right risible to watch.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:12 PM

NATO warns Libyan rebels: If you attack civilians, we’ll bomb you too

While our bombs are killing civilians?
Smart Power

Amadeus on March 31, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Why would they bomb doctors and lawyers?

rogerb on March 31, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Hilarious.

Here’s the quote from Obama on the makeup of the rebels:

“Most of them are professionals, lawyers, doctors, people who appear to be credible,”

aquaviva on March 31, 2011 at 5:14 PM

This situation is a good argument for letting them sort it ou themselves. The old way of clandestine operations should be making a comeback but there aren’t many in power today to implement that.

Vince on March 31, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Mission creeptastic.

kevinkristy on March 31, 2011 at 5:17 PM

his call for Congress to recognize them as the true government of Libya will haunt him.

I already find his words haunting.

FloatingRock on March 31, 2011 at 5:18 PM

To follow up, this is on the job training, liberal style.

Sooner or later , everyone becomes a conservative.

Vince on March 31, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Its ALL OUT WAR THEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Now this is the kind of war limited scope limited time kinetic military action the leftards can support. There are no good guys or bad guys. It is all relative. There is no clear objective, thus no possibility of failure.

Its’ like those little league games where they don’t keep score and at the end of the season every kid gets a trophy. There are no winners, but more importantly there are no losers.

DeathB4Tyranny on March 31, 2011 at 5:20 PM

I liked Sarah Palins” squirmish” my self…

sandee on March 31, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Marco Rubio’s showing a lot of guts in defying popular doubts about the mission and backing Obama on it.

Rubio’s a fool for sticking his neck out when he’s not required to. Another reason we shouldn’t elect young inexperienced senators to the presidency just because they’re pretty. I hope Qaddafi wins without killing a single American or NATO person. Then Obama can truly own a clusterfark of his own making.

Fortunata on March 31, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Let’s see. Qaddaffi’s forces, leery of driving tanks under the nose of NATO air power, have shifted to civilian vehicles. The rebels, with limited resources, are using civilian vehicles. The civilians, for obvious reasons, are using civilian vehicles.

What could go wrong?

hawksruleva on March 31, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Ratcheting our way up to “nuke it from outer space”.

Ward Cleaver on March 31, 2011 at 5:21 PM

If NATO also enforces the arms embargo on both sides, does that mean they could also be bombing us when we start shipping arms in? Hard to keep up.

a capella on March 31, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Every news report on Libya these days asks, “Who are the rebels?” An equally important question: Who are the “civilians”?
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Fog of War!!!!!

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Who is in charge of all this? The Mad Hatter on LSD?

Heckle on March 31, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Why would they bomb doctors and lawyers?

rogerb on March 31, 2011 at 5:10 PM

They forgot about teachers. It was doctors, layers and teachers. I guess the teachers could not get doctors excuses to pick up guns, so they had to go back to teaching.

WoosterOh on March 31, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Gaddafi and the wild ones have outfoxed the world’s pretending ‘leaders’.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Why would Gaddafi negotiate an exit when he’s winning?

He’s shrewd.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:25 PM

tells you a lot about how suspicious the coalition is of its new best friends.

This is worse than going home with someone you just met at a bar late at night when drunk and waking up to them the next morning.

Heckle on March 31, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Speaking of Rebels……………………………..

Libyan rebels sold Hizballah and Hamas chemical shells
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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2011, 11:24 AM (GMT+02:00)
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Senior Libyan rebel “officers” sold Hizballah and Hamas thousands of chemical shells from the stocks of mustard and nerve gas that fell into rebel hands when they overran Muammar Qaddafi’s military facilities in and around Benghazi, debkafile’s exclusive military and intelligence sources report.
Word of the capture touched off a scramble in Tehran and among the terrorist groups it sponsors to get hold of their first unconventional weapons.

According to our sources, the rebels offloaded at least 2,000 artillery shells carrying mustard gas and 1,200 nerve gas shells for cash payment amounting to several million dollars.

US and Israeli intelligence agencies have tracked the WMD consignments from eastern Libya as far as Sudan in convoys secured by Iranian agents and Hizballah and Hamas guards. They are not believed to have reached their destinations in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, apparently waiting for an opportunity to get their deadly freights through without the US or Israel attacking and destroying them.
(More………….)

http://www.debka.com/article/20811/

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:26 PM

And this mess is so big
And so deep and so tall,
We cannot pick fix it up.
There is no way at all!

Barry’s got himself in a bit of a jam . . .

tpitman on March 31, 2011 at 5:26 PM

a capella on March 31, 2011 at 5:21 PM

P.S. And, bombing us with our own aircraft under NATO control? The Onion has got to be drooling over the possibilities here.

a capella on March 31, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Just offer him a villa on Elba and be done with it, for now.

forest on March 31, 2011 at 5:26 PM

This whole thing is weird

Why would Qadaffi leave? Hes clearly winning and knows NATO poses no threat. Why give up the power?

offroadaz on March 31, 2011 at 5:27 PM

What’s NATO’s move then?

Lots of eggs on their faces, and Obama’s.

Libya will be split to the king’s levels and fight, fight, fight. The wild ones will love the chaos, from both sides.

Obama, Winning the Future, one land’s division, at a time.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:27 PM

What could go wrong?

hawksruleva on March 31, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Let’s see Nato bombs a bus load of school children?

unseen on March 31, 2011 at 5:27 PM

What’s NATO’s move then?

Sorry, forgot the quotes.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:28 PM

This is worse than going home with someone you just met at a bar late at night when drunk and waking up to them the next morning.

Heckle on March 31, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Heckle:Or forgetting there name!

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:28 PM

I can’t see Quadaffi voluntarily leaving. I see him unleashing everything he’s got. Hope I’m wrong.

sandee on March 31, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Too bad this isn’t baseball…

I’d offer to trade Obama to Libya for Qua-daffy for 10 million plus five minor leaguers, two F-15′s and a Sherman tank.

turfmann on March 31, 2011 at 5:28 PM

multiculturlism will be our the death of us.

unseen on March 31, 2011 at 5:28 PM

“The message that was delivered to him is that Gaddafi has to go and that there will be accountability for crimes committed at the international criminal court,”

yeah, like Daffy is going to go for that. He’s stalling.

Rocks on March 31, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Here’s a possibility that w/b most ironic: the west arms the rebels, and then they unite with Gaddafi.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:29 PM

“Most of them are professionals, lawyers, doctors, people who appear to be credible,”

Mark Steyn, filling in for Rush, just destroyed this concept today. Assad of Syria is an opthamologist. Che Guevara was served as a doctor. Fidel Castro was a lawyer. One of the Al Qaeda planners was an engineer. The Times Square bomber was a financial expert. And Maj. Hassan of the Ft. Hood shootings was, of course, a doctor.

Profession does not equal legitimacy. Anyone who thinks that professions are genetic markers indicating legitimacy or wisdom should not be entrusted with the governance of America.

hawksruleva on March 31, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Our mission at this point should be to kill or capture Qadaffi and get out. There is a civil war brewing there and we have no clue who the good guys are. Let them sort it out. We should be providing humanitarian assistance if things get really ugly there and that’s about it IMO.

NATO is doing what the U.N. resolution authorized them to do. The resolution did not authorize arming the rebels which is a good thing since we don’t know anything about them. To hear McCain and Graham pontificate on how we should immediately arm the rebels (whoever they are) is disturbing to say the least.

KickandSwimMom on March 31, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Marco Rubio’s showing a lot of guts in defying popular doubts about the mission and backing Obama on it.

Yet another stupid chickenhawk neocon. And not even a Natural Born American either. He ran away when Jan Brewer and Arizona needed him too when under assault from his dear friend Herr Obama. Bravely ran away.

Heckle on March 31, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Since the “rebels” are already killing civilians, as are we with our bombing which can never be perfect, we may end up obliterating both sides, and God knows who else, in order to make sure we “save and protect” the Libyan people.

Sadly, I hate to say Rubio is making his first freshman mistake – one that will most likely disqualify him from here forward. I know I am disenchanted and disappointed with this current Rubio view. To cast any lot with Obama is premature and a large mistake.

marybel on March 31, 2011 at 5:30 PM

This whole thing is weird

Why would Qadaffi leave? Hes clearly winning and knows NATO poses no threat. Why give up the power?

offroadaz on March 31, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Mohammed Ismail, a senior aide to Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam

May not be Qaddafi’s move at all.

sharrukin on March 31, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Hopey has another BP Oil Well to plug,

its in Libya,called Qaddafi,the Evil Well from Hell!!

I suggest,a surgical airstrike,called a Top Kill!!(sarc).

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM

“The message that was delivered to him is that Gaddafi has to go and that there will be accountability for crimes committed at the international criminal court,”

Or, if he’d prefer, Qadaffi can relax at a remote villa in Uganda, throwing million-dollar parties for his closest friends. If he wants, he can even use the WH planning office, since they seem to have similar booking tastes.

hawksruleva on March 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Don’t forget this problem in the Middle East!..:(

Dire Straits on March 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM

yeah, like Daffy is going to go for that. He’s stalling.

Rocks on March 31, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Heh. Yeah, talk about real incentive. Step down and we’ll prosecute you.

a capella on March 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Marco Rubio’s arrogance will bite the young lad in his butt, soon.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM

I have a bad feeling about this. Obama desperately needs a “win” in this, and would do anything to get it. He’s taking a beating in the court of public opinion. I’m just afraid of what he will do, and what it will cost us.

sandee on March 31, 2011 at 5:32 PM

An “up to you @ss in alligators” moment. Remember: swamp draining can be difficult, huh?

karl9000 on March 31, 2011 at 5:32 PM

You can almost hear the echos of Rufus T. Firely taking Freedonia to war against Sylvania while singing, “If you think this country’s bad off now, just wait ’til I get through with it.”

Deafdog on March 31, 2011 at 5:32 PM

One would think,that the ever compassionate Liberals
would have a count,er death tally by now!(sarc).

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:33 PM

WTF, aka Twisting in Pretzels

Trump is right – O is clueless.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Is this the same NATO that killed 40 civilians in Tripoli through its “Humanitarian Bombing”?

bw222 on March 31, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Clusterfark, FUBAR, Crap sandwhich, Smart Power.
Take your pick, it’s a full buffet on display hosted by the O.

FireFly on March 31, 2011 at 5:34 PM

In this case, the enemy of my enemy is still my enemy.

They all hate us, and that will not change with a few bombing missions or a few thousand.

Keeping Daffy’s tanks and heavy artillery out of the fray might have been a worthwhile objective, but that horse has already left the barn.

What the hell are we doing? We’re going to bomb both sides because we never, ever kill civilians? Holy shi’ite.

hillbillyjim on March 31, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Trump is right – O is clueless.

…or Trump is wrong, and O loves what’s happening. It can’t be both.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:34 PM

No matter what happens, it’ll be portrayed as a HUGE victory for Barry Soetoro.

SouthernGent on March 31, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Why would they bomb doctors and lawyers?

rogerb on March 31, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Personally I see nothing wrong with bombing lawyers.

bw222 on March 31, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Marco Rubio’s showing a lot of guts in defying popular doubts about the mission and backing Obama on it

Rubio isn’t so impressive. I’ll take Rand Paul’s guts any day.

MeatHeadinCA on March 31, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Didnt Barack-O say that he would talk to anyone anytime rathre than risk war ?

William Amos on March 31, 2011 at 5:36 PM

…or Trump is wrong, and O loves what’s happening. It can’t be both.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Project Marginalize America Now proceeding full steam ahead.

hillbillyjim on March 31, 2011 at 5:36 PM

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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Don’t forget this problem in the Middle East!..:(

Dire Straits on March 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Dire Straights:Thanks Dire,yup,Hari-Kari Iran,hey Theo link
ed to H/A,:)

Feinstein: Let’s “go in and arrest” Gaddafi
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http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/31/feinstein-lets-go-in-and-arrest-gaddafi/

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Trump is a real man. This is something that can not be said for any of the other possible Republican nominees. Except for maybe Sarah Palin.

Heckle on March 31, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Waiting for Colon Pow to give BO his “If you break it, you fix it” speech.

David in ATL on March 31, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Trump is a real man. This is something that can not be said for any of the other possible Republican nominees. Except for maybe Sarah Palin.

Real men don’t do massive comb-overs.

David in ATL on March 31, 2011 at 5:38 PM

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:37 PM

I noticed the Theo Spark link to Hot Air!..That is a very good thing!..:)

Dire Straits on March 31, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Marco Rubio, Bill Kristol and Diane Feinstein: give each one an AK-47 and tell them to bring Gadaffi back.

bw222 on March 31, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Sirte, as ground zero for regime loyalists, will be in the crosshairs, with a real risk of a humanitarian crisis developing there in the aftermath. What’s NATO’s move then?

Humanitarian is apparently the magic word. Not sure if blue helmeted U.N. peacekeepers, from Africa, without ammo for their weapons will be a match for thousands of Libyan tribesmen with plenty of ammo and unfulfilled blood lust.

a capella on March 31, 2011 at 5:39 PM

I have a bad feeling about this. Obama desperately needs a “win” in this, and would do anything to get it. He’s taking a beating in the court of public opinion. I’m just afraid of what he will do, and what it will cost us.

sandee on March 31, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Funny thing is: Despite everything else he has done wrong, Obama could come out tomorrow and say “You know what, we’re going to open ANWR to drilling”. Not only would his popularity shoot up immediately but he would neutralize some of the threat to his reelection. The fact that he will never do this shows where his bread is buttered. Soros wouldn’t be able to make billions more from Petrobras, would bankroll Obamas primary challenger, and even if he didn’t, the billion Obama plans to raise for 2012 would turn into a couple hundred mil.

Kataklysmic on March 31, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Lots of disinformation out there. Why would Quaddafi be giving up when he’s winning. Sounds like propaganda to me.

IR-MN on March 31, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Why Qadaffi quit now? He’s freakin’ winning.

SouthernGent on March 31, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Whoever kills a Muslim human being, it is like killing all Muslim human beings.
Whoever saves a Muslim human being, it is like saving all Muslim human beings.***

***Christians, Jews and polytheists…..not so much.

BL@KBIRD on March 31, 2011 at 5:42 PM

NATO warns Libyan rebels: If you attack civilians, we’ll bomb you too

Now that’s how you win the peace. Smart frikkin’ Powah!!!

hillbillyjim on March 31, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Marco Rubio’s arrogance will bite the young lad in his butt, soon.

Schadenfreude on March 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM

after a good night’s sleep and a couple of focus groups, one might anticipate a walkback, nuanced, of course.

a capella on March 31, 2011 at 5:43 PM

What’s NATO’s move then?

.
Blame Canada!

ronsfi on March 31, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Something interesting in happening in Africa right now. Obama is losing black Africans. many africans hate what he is doing in Libya, and the rebels are especially evil.

They are rounding up blacks who live in Libya and executing them, claiming they are mercenaries for Ghaddafi. This actually started initially. The first stories that came out of African mercenaries were wrong, that was an excuse used by these rebels to target blacks and kill them.

African governments have been evacuating their citizens (which never happens, cus the immigrants never want to leave), but most of them are leaving Libya, because they are being targeted by the rebels.

Obama is the most stupid man I have ever seen. I was born in Nigeria, and I used to belong to a Nigerian website here in the US, and they recently banned me, because they hated that I was against Obama. Since this whole thing started, they have been sending me emails begging me to come back, and that i was right.

This is now the universal feeling you get from Africans. Obama doesn’t know what he is doing, and this won’t end well for him.

What an emptysuit.

Chudi on March 31, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Why Qadaffi quit now? He’s freakin’ winning.

SouthernGent on March 31, 2011 at 5:41 PM

He’s taking a play out of Adinnerjacket’s playbook. Talk/distract them to death while he finishes up the “rebels”.

FireFly on March 31, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Obama: OK, Let’s make war on Libya!

Joint Chiefs: Sure. What’s the overall plan for this action?

Obama: Get my poll numbers up.

JCs: No, I mean for Libya.

Obama: Send a few days of bombs. That’ll get Quadaffi to move to Iowa.

JCs: Iowa?

Obama: Yep. Quadaffi likes Gods & Guns, so I figure we could get him a place there. Put him in Witness Protection.

JCs: Witness Protection? Who are we protecting him from?

Obama: From NATO.

JCs: We’re part of NATO.

Obama: Oh, so I can’t drop bombs on NATO too? That would really get my polling up in the Midwest and Texas!

Nethicus on March 31, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Now that’s how you win the peace. Smart frikkin’ Powah!!!

hillbillyjim on March 31, 2011 at 5:42 PM

But, will they do it to anyone violating the arms embargo,..using U.S. aircraft to do the bombing, of course?

a capella on March 31, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Mark Steyn, filling in for Rush, just destroyed this concept today.

hawksruleva on March 31, 2011 at 5:30 PM

hawksruleva:Heres the transcript,from FOX,with Steyn
on Hannity on the 29Th:)
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March 29, 2011
White House Credits President Obama for Libyan Uprising? | Hannity
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With: Sean Hannity
Special Guests | Mark Steyn
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SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Now, the president’s arrogance was on full display last night as he attempted to defend his decision to go to war in Libya. Now, the not so presidential address sounded more like a victory lap than anything else.

Now, amid all of his soaring rhetoric, President Obama credited himself with stopping Qaddafi’s army and preventing a massacre. But as insulting as all of that sounds, we are learning that an administration official is actually attempting to credit President Obama with igniting the Libyan uprising in the first place.

Now, in a speech on Monday, controversial White House aide Samantha Power told a crowd at Columbia University that — quote — “the president has argued our interests and our values cannot be separated… these values have caused the people of Libya to risk their lives on the street.” Of course, this is not the first time Power’s ridiculous comments have made headlines. One of her claims to fame is that she referred to Hillary Clinton as a — quote –”monster” at the height of the 2008 presidential campaign
(more….)

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/transcript/white-house-credits-president-obama-libyan-uprising

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Gadafi needs to go but we’re not doing anything about it unless we do. We’re not arming the rebels unless we do, but we might kill them as well if we decide they’re bad guys. As a matter of fact, we don’t know who the hell these guys are or why we’re supporting them. But we do know that Gadafi is worse, we think. But we’re steadfast in our commitment to…something.

RadClown on March 31, 2011 at 5:46 PM

From the update:

What’s NATO’s move then?

Why, ratcheting up the rhetoric, of course.

hillbillyjim on March 31, 2011 at 5:46 PM

What’s NATO’s move then?
.
Blame Canada!

ronsfi on March 31, 2011 at 5:44 PM

ronsfi:Lol,and…and…I’m blameing Quebec,haha!!:)

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:47 PM

This is now the universal feeling you get from Africans. Obama doesn’t know what he is doing, and this won’t end well for him.

What an emptysuit.

Chudi on March 31, 2011 at 5:44 PM

He’s half white. That’s probably where the racial hatred against blacks originates.

a capella on March 31, 2011 at 5:48 PM

From the update:

What’s NATO’s move then?
Why, ratcheting up the rhetoric, of course.

hillbillyjim on March 31, 2011 at 5:46 PM

hillbillyjim:And the UnCivility!!!!!:)

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Well, let me see. We “removed” Mubarak, and that looks like a giant clusterf..k so now lets remove Daffy. I’m sure that is going to go equally as well because the “rebels”all love rainbows and unicorns…

No need for a sarc tag is there?

sandee on March 31, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Barrack Hussein OBlabLah the least COMPETENT person in whomevers company he is in!

He is so concerned about murder, genocide, brutality to civilians but would deny aid to a crying abortion survivor locked in a closet!

Bad to kill but abort at will!

Barrack Hussein OBLAHBLAH!

dhunter on March 31, 2011 at 5:54 PM

He’s half white. That’s probably where the racial hatred against blacks originates.

a capella on March 31, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Maybe…he goes to Saudi and he bows to their King, and then goes to Ghana, where the king has been ruling for thousands of yrs, not only doesn’t he bow…he goes on to give Africans a lecture.

The man is a moron.

Chudi on March 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Bad to kill but abort at will!

Barrack Hussein OBLAHBLAH!

dhunter on March 31, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Mmmm mmmm mmmm!

hillbillyjim on March 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM

What’s NATO’s move then?
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The plan……C-5′s,loaded with Purple-Shirted Union
Thug Goons to be air-dropped over the worse parts of
Libya,to enforce,with VIOLENCE(Their specialty)and in
your face INTIMIDATION,

with the Superiority Union Power at their Disposal!!!!

Their Exist Strategy,is a Unified Union in Libya,
with the goal….Yes We Can,MMM MMM MMM,to have a
African Union!!
(snark).

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Mmmm mmmm mmmm!

hillbillyjim on March 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM

hillbillyjim:We had a MMM MMM MMM mindmeld thingy,haha!:)

Yes We Can,MMM MMM MMM,to have a

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:56 PM

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 5:58 PM

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