I told you so….
When I scuffed at Defense Secretary Gates ‘wishful thinking’ about no more forays into combat in the The Middle East, North Africa or Asia…
His staff is now moving assets in place and reading war plans as simple as evacuations, to no-fly zones to boots on the ground in Libya so that nation’s Commander-in-Chief has options if he should choose to order any of those actions……
It NEVER stops people….
I hope it doesn’t come to that….
But being the world’s premier cop …..
Brings these actions….
Under NO circumstance should the US take ANY action alone….
NATO should be involved and other Middle Eastern countries also …..(If that is possible)
“Qaddafi has lost the legitimacy to govern, and it is time for him to go without further violence or delay,” Mrs. Clinton told reporters after a special meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council. “No option is off the table,” she said, adding “that of course includes a no-fly zone.”
But officials in Washington and elsewhere said that direct military action remained unlikely, and that the moves were designed as much as anything as a warning to Colonel Qaddafi and a show of support to the protesters seeking to overthrow his government.
Speaking in Geneva, Mrs. Clinton said the United States was sending two teams of aid workers to Libyan border regions with Tunisia and Egypt, where tens of thousands of refugees are massing in a desperate flight from Libya’s strife-torn cities. The administration has set aside $10 million for emergency relief.
As part of a potential military role in the humanitarian effort, Pentagon officials said that military aircraft and ships were being ordered to move into position closer to the Libyan coast. The Navy has an aircraft carrier strike group — with ample planes and helicopters — and an amphibious landing vessel, withMarines and helicopters, in the nearby Red Sea.
“As part of our contingency planning to provide the president flexibility on a full range of options regarding Libya, we are repositioning forces in the region,” said Col. David Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman….