From The January River To The Shores Of Tripoli…

Not to fret, lovers of life, liberty and world peace. All is well. President Obombya is back from Rio, and he says so:

“Make no mistake, because we acted quickly, a humanitarian catastrophe has been avoided and the lives of countless civilians — innocent men, women and children — have been saved.”

Still, it’s curious how a guy like Libyan leader Muammar al-Gadaffi, only recently praised to high heavens by the United Nations Human Rights Council and its exemplars–including such determinedly libertarian regimes as those of Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia–could in the space of a few short weeks not only cause that same august body to revoke his previous certification as a boon to world civilization, but to actually prod an ad hoc coalition of the just into sanctioning the release of a few thousand tons of anti-humanitarian catastrophe ordnance upon his curly little head.  Even more curious is how deftly our President Obombya maneuvered the United States military into commencing operations on behalf of the same radical Islamists we’ve been fighting against for the last 10 years:

Earlier this month, al-Qaeda issued a call for supporters to back the Libyan rebellion, which it said would lead to the imposition of “the stage of Islam” in the country.

[…] British Islamists have also backed the rebellion, with the former head of the banned al-Muhajiroun proclaiming that the call for “Islam, the Shariah and jihad from Libya” had “shaken the enemies of Islam and the Muslims more than the tsunami that Allah sent against their friends, the Japanese”.

As Diana West, author of The Death of the Grown-Up, points out in Uncle Sucker, World’s Rent-A-Cop:

The sudden whim to rid the planet of Gadhafi, while never a bad notion, is, if anything, oddly anticlimactic after his Bush-era debut as a newly minted ally in the “war on terror.” Funny thing: “ally” sounds like a ghastly stretch, but WikiLeaks tells us Gadhafi was in fact most cooperative in providing anti-jihad intelligence – which may or may not have been credible. Still, he should know. It was Libyans, according to a 2007 West Point study, who made the strongest showing, per capita, of foreign insurgents in Iraq. It’s hard not to believe that some who didn’t end up dead or in Gitmo are now “rebels” receiving U.S. air and sea support.

[..] Just think: Those are “our” rebs, too. I can’t imagine the crew of the USS Kearsarge, now in the Mediterranean, would like that very much. Or the pilots flying F-15s over Libya, either. But what about our Congress? Flat-lining. As for President Obama, if it isn’t impeachable to fight on behalf of America’s enemies, what is?

Obombya’s own Secretary of State may like to answer that last one.

Related stories:
Obama’s Libyan Adventure: What’s In It For Him?
Outrageous: US Weighs Arming Libyan Rebels Some of Whom are al Qaeda (On My Watch)
Osama Bin Laden On The Move? (Always On Watch)

About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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15 Responses to From The January River To The Shores Of Tripoli…

  1. fleeceme says:

    Come on Bob, enemy is such a harsh word, don’t you know we are supposed to use it anymore. There are no enemies, there are people with philosophical differences, who all want the same thing (Islamic Caliphate) and just differ on how to go about it.

    It is so 20th century to paint the world in such stark tones of black and white – the grayness of the matter needs to be fully realized before we can truly see the brilliance of the Messiah. By actually becoming best friends with the Muslim Brotherhood, he is pulling a Chamberlainesque coup over their hate-veiled eyes. Obama is the master manipulator, and in this case, his mastery is second to none. Libya is a modern day Alsace-Lorraine, its all good, we give the Ikhwan this victory, so that they will be appeased and stop any and all thoughts of further conquest in the region. I mean, they took Egypt, but that was intentional also.

    Ok, tbh, I have no clue what the hell we are doing. Well, besides the obvious, helping a culture that seeks to destroy us gain power.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Hey Fleece. Stilton at Hope n’ Change Cartoons had this to say about Obombya:

      Early on in his alleged presidency, it seemed like everyone was confusing the names of Osama and Obama. But now, over two years later…well, people are still getting them mixed up.

      Especially members of Al Qaeda who are now fighting alongside the rebels in Libya, while the United States provides air cover and clears the way for them by attacking ground targets.

      Having two commanding officers with such similar names could create dangerous confusion on the battlefield, but fortunately the jihadists have found an easy way to differentiate between the two leaders.

      If they refer to “He who can grow a beard,” everyone knows which one they’re talking about.

  2. Bob Mack says:

    Obombya hits the Shores of Tripoli:

  3. fleeceme says:

    Wow, he who can grow a beard, that is is pretty damn sad. Someone remind me how the hell we elected this guy?

  4. samiam60 says:

    Morning Bob and Friends……. great use of photos for sure. Obama comes ashore in Libya. Who da thunk? I am re-posting this over at the Village. Once again Bob, great job.

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  6. samiam60 says:

    Evil is being unleashed upon the world and now there can be no doubt of that. This is going world wide rapidly and even here in the US we are seeing a groundswell of hate, anger and violence. Seems that even the Earth is in a state of rebellion. No one wants to believe the end times could be upon us and yet one has to wonder.

  7. I call BS on Obama’s statement.

    Our involvement in a tribal war in Libya has served to embolden and arm Al Qaeda. See my latest post — the one about Osama bin Laden being on the move now.

  8. bydesign001 says:

    Good morning everyone, How amazing it is that Osama Obama has our military fighting alongside jihadists. Yes, I dared used the word. Adding insult to injury is that these many of the jihadists may have the blood of American soldiers on their hands from other Mid-Eastern wars. Not cool at all.

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  10. boudicabpi says:

    Hi Bob,
    Thanks for the post, I also did a very brief excerpt and link back. Helping Muslims can in no way be seen as helping freedom. It is akin to trying to put out a fire by throwing gas on it or bailing out a boat with a pail with no bottom.
    Bob A.

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  12. Bob Mack says:

    From ABC News:

    Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper asked [Secretary of Defense Robert] Gates, “Do you think Libya posed an actual or imminent threat to the United States?”

    “No, no,” Gates said in a joint appearance with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “It was not — it was not a vital national interest to the United States, but it was an interest and it was an interest for all of the reasons Secretary Clinton talked about. The engagement of the Arabs, the engagement of the Europeans, the general humanitarian question that was at stake,” he said.

    Gates explained that there was more at stake, however. “There was another piece of this though, that certainly was a consideration. You’ve had revolutions on both the East and the West of Libya,” he said, emphasizing the potential wave of refugees from Libya could have destabilized Tunisia and Egypt.

    “So you had a potentially significantly destabilizing event taking place in Libya that put at risk potentially the revolutions in both Tunisia and Egypt,” the Secretary said. “And that was another consideration I think we took into account.”

    And this from Yahoo News:

    […] The air strikes are intended to protect civilians from Gadhafi’s forces. However, they have also tipped the balance away from his regular military to the lightly armed rebels, although the two sides remain at stalemate in key cities.

  13. Angel says:

    of course Bob..this isn’t even WAR..whats the fancy shmancy term he used for it?..ack!! have a great weekend..what’s left of it!:)

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