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2000 US Marines Invade Libya

 

2,200 members of the 26th MEU Marines Unit have been reassigned to stations in Ajdubiyah Libya. The Marines have been tasked with protecting civilians in the city.

The Marine unit was nearing the ends of its deployment in the Mediterranean and will soon be replaced by the 22nd MEU currently stationed at Camp Lejeune.

Qadhafi’s military has been severely hampered by repeated British AV-88 Harrier strikes which should allow the Marines some breathing room in protecting the city.

 
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  19 Comments
  
  hmm  
 
I read a news story this morning that said we were never going to invade Libya with ground troops.. Must´ve been on FoxNews
 
  by: Rokkumon   03/26/2011 12:19 AM     
  was the source  
 
from obama?? if so did he lie again???
 
  by: shannon853   03/26/2011 02:00 AM     
  @Rokk  
 
Yeah, it´s probably not wise to use a media source to predict what the military will or will not do.

If you do... well, it wouldn´t be the news sources fault =P

 
  by: Dayron   03/26/2011 02:12 AM     
  @Day  
 
Ya I hear that. Though, I think if we sent in 2k troops, and so did like 10 other countries, then it would be a better overall show of global force and Ghad might actually take notice.

Anyone heard word on some of the "inner circle of the Ghaddafi regime" seeking asylum?
 
  by: Rokkumon   03/26/2011 04:23 AM     
  @Dayron  
 
Apparently you can´t use United Nations mandates either...

Oh wait, we found that out a long time ago.
 
  by: jamesmc   03/26/2011 05:24 AM     
  I feel like I dodged a bullet  
 
Almost joined to start a career into mechanical engineering to work my way up to robotics. I´m glad I didn´t because it would suck to be forced into doing that.

Since more Marines are there would this be to make more of a presence? What is at task to protect the civilians?

I just hope Gaddafi whose poor choices that forced this situation to happen to finally make the right choice & stand down.

& anyone´s thought on Italy from all this? They look to have something at stake here, & it looks like they too will get their just desserts.
 
  by: vhan     03/26/2011 07:39 AM     
  How unsurprising  
 
The US loves to invade various countries whose leaders it does not like.
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   03/26/2011 12:28 PM     
  @Rokk, jamesmc  
 
Yeah, that´s true.


To both of you.
 
  by: Dayron   03/26/2011 02:40 PM     
  Is this for real?  
 
Not a slight on you valk at all, I love your attitude and submissions, but I haven´t found this article anywhere but onenewsnow, which I´d admittedly not heard of previously.

I´d figure something of this magnitude would be all over CNN/BBC but there´s nothing I can see on the front pages..

It either means someone got their circuits crossed or it´s simply not in the media´s agenda to emphasize the fact that our troops are beginning yet another misguided experiment...

I´m two months from being out of my inactive reserve commitment.. I swear to god if something kicks off and I get called back im going to be PISSED. :S
 
  by: japh   03/26/2011 07:01 PM     
  @hw  
 
really you wouldnt help citizens of anyone that were being killed for no reason? would it be ok if reagan or even clinton kileed his own people?
 
  by: groomsy     03/27/2011 08:58 AM     
  the last paragraph should read  
 
the last paragraph should read ..

Qadhafi’s military has been severely assaulted by the British war invasion, which allowed the US Marines complete takeover of a city that was already destroyed by the invasion attack, establishing a base for full throttle attack .. :-D

dammm .. no reason for the war :-/
 
  by: key2000     03/27/2011 09:37 AM     
  @groomsy  
 
It is my opinion that my money ought not to be used on some Libyan affair. Now there will be a civil war in Libya. This has nothing to do with "civilians," the west just wants to destroy Gaddhafi. I want OUR billion dollars back and in our community helping our people with our social ills. If you feel like going into poverty on some "new world order" scheme of global "democracy," killing the people you disagree with, installing the figureheads you like, you do that.

[ edited by H. W. Hutchins ]
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   03/27/2011 12:03 PM     
  Slight error  
 
We (the British) have not sent any harriers to Libya. We sent tornados. Any harriers in Libya would probably belong to the USMC.
 
  by: Eidron   03/27/2011 02:03 PM     
  Absolute rubbish !!  
 
There are NO US Marines on Libyan soil, far less "2000 Invading" !! If you read the first source, it merely states that 2200 Camp Lejeune Marines are on board USS Kearsarge AT SEA and will take part in operations against Libya AT SEA. The idiotic onenewsnow.com site twisted this into "Marines on ground in Libya". Reposting of this crap merely spreads disinformation, and many will simply believe it - as exhibited in the comments above. There are NO COALITION FORCES ON THE GROUND IN LIBYA (except for possibly small numbers of special forces / advisors to the rebels).
 
  by: anengineer   03/27/2011 04:33 PM     
  The 2000 Marines  
 
Wow, that brings back memories -- what a dream team, and who could forget that Cinderella season they had back in 2000!

Funny thing is, you look at the recent team photo, 11 years later, and they´ve hardly changed. I bet they could go out and win another title right now! :)
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     03/27/2011 06:14 PM     
  @anenginer: "special forces / advisors"?  
 
assassins, interrogators and spooks?
 
  by: redstain   03/27/2011 06:49 PM     
  Hw  
 
i wasnt talking about a civil war. and do you know why they want to destroy him? if obama was killing people for his amusement id want him dead too!
 
  by: groomsy     03/28/2011 12:56 AM     
  @groomsy  
 
There will be a civil war whether you´re talking about one or not, because of this bombing. They want to destroy Gaddhafi because it fits their plan to change the government in their favour. Now I´ve just repeated myself in response to your incoherent messages about "killing for amusement" and "being killed for no reason." Right.
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   03/28/2011 01:24 AM     
  Remove this.  
 
If this is not the case (and it appears to not be), this article needs to be removed or re-written.
 
  by: japh   03/28/2011 10:33 PM     
 
 
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