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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:05 PM
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Lindsey Graham: Give Libyan rebels U.S.-built, tube-launched, optically-tracked guided missiles
April 03, 2011 11:30 AM
Sen. Lindsey Graham proposes giving missiles to Libyan rebels

By David



Sen. Lindsey Graham proposes giving missiles to Libyan rebels

The senior senator from South Carolina said Sunday that the U.S. should directly target embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi with airstrikes. He also suggested that the opposition forces should be given U.S.-built Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire command data link, guided (TOW) missiles.

"I think it's time to go directly after Gaddafi," he told CBS' Bob Schieffer. "If you had TOW missiles given to the rebels in Libya, they could fight the tanks in addition to air power, but this strategy that President Obama has come up with, I think, is not going to defeat a determined enemy."

"So this strategy is going to lead to a stalemate. We should be taking the fight to Tripoli. You don't need ground troops but we should take the air campaign to Tripoli to go Gaddafi's inner circle. They live like kings. Go after them, to go after their propaganda machine. The way to end this war is to have Gaddafi's inner circle to crack. The way to get his inner circle to crack is to go after them directly."

"You say what we need to do is air strikes on Gaddafi and his people?" Schieffer asked.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:07 PM
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1. ...then be surprised when they are used on us next year?
remember the whole mujahideen >>>> al qaeda thingee?

One day we like them, the next they are killing our troops
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NoBlueDogs Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:56 AM
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5. +1000!!! n/t
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:10 PM
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2. You mean like we gave Stinger missiles to Bin Laden to fight the Soviets?
That worked out real well for us didn't it?
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:11 PM
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3. Yeah but end school lunch programs
to pay for all those bombs :freak:
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:56 AM
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4. When they took over the weapons depot, there were Soviet versions there
That they can not use them says something about the rebels military capabilities...
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:15 AM
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6. And they will end up in terrorist hands in 3-2-1... EPIC FAIL from Graham
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