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US military ‘fully involved’ in talks on Libya options

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, February 24, 2011 16:31 EDT
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WASHINGTON – The US military has been “fully involved” in high-level talks on Washington’s response to the crisis in Libya and is assessing options to be presented to the White House, a senior US official said Thursday.

“We have a wide range of tools — financial, sanctions, multilateral actions — and we are considering all of them,” State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters.

“The military is fully involved in these discussions and doing its own thinking about options that can be presented to the president” and commander-in-chief Barack Obama.

Crowley said a multitude of US agencies and departments have been meeting “constantly on this since last week when the events began to unfold in Libya (and) the military has been a full participant in these discussions.”

While Washington has called for an immediate end to the violence that has left hundreds of protesters dead, the United States has been careful not to antagonize the regime of Moamer Kadhafi which is grappling with the sharpest challenge to his grip on power in four decades.

Crowley said some 6,000 US citizens in Libya had registered with the US embassy in Tripoli before the crisis.

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  • Anonymous

    Looks like the zioni$t lobby is working overtime. To you pessimists on rs, after iraq and afghanistan what could possibly go wrong? I bet the excuse the pigs in dc will use is : we have to protect our citizens and economic interests (not in that order) + we are bringing democracy to the middle east!

  • Robert Shaftoe

    I’m guessing sending part of the fleet that way is among the options.

    We would be wise to not get involved other than to HELP people (food, shelter, debt forgiveness).

    It will be interesting to see what sort of secrets come out about our oil tycoons and Libya. Maybe those secrets are what all this is really about: protecting them to keep the OIL-igarchy afloat.

    As the Herald Scotland says ( http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/guest-commentary/there-are-many-who-fear-exposure-of-libya-s-secrets-1.1087152?39347 ):

    There are many who fear exposure of Libya’s secrets

    Published on 25 Feb 2011

    “THERE must be a lot of people running scared as they watch events unfold in Libya.

    By this I don’t just mean those unfortunate innocent civilians caught up in Colonel Gaddafi’s monstrous backlash against his own people. Think arms dealers, senior oil executives, mercenary soldiers, intelligence officials and some international politicians and you’ll get the gist of what I’m meaning. . . . “

  • Anonymous

    World War Three has begun.

    Act 1:

    Scene 1: undertake massive destabilization campaign on the financial industry.

    Scene 2: use engineered fake personas to infiltrate social networking sites and use those personas to become a massive uprising in the middle east. Use speculation to screw with the food supply and fool everyone into overthrowing their dictators so that they can instal new stooges.

    Scene 3: isolate chIna and Russia

    Scene 4: do something else completely insane

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42THFKXIPMJHQBIH6OPI4RVIDY Thebes

    They have oil?
    Lets invade!!!!!
    —USA and its Big Business Party.

  • Elim

    No, the excuse will be that foreign mercenaries are massacring innocent people, or that al-Qaeda is moving in to fill the vaccuum

  • Anonymous

    “The military is fully involved in these discussions and doing its own thinking about options that can be presented to the president”–The military isn’t paid to think

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