Hillary warned that Libya is at the crossroads of democracy and civil war as we all know but it is chaos I would expect. We also know the United States will continue to press Moamer Kadhafi to step down by squeezing him economically and militarily and he will not. So we are moving in military assets needed to enforce a no fly zone which means a military action to at least take out Libya’s air defenses which are said to be substantial.
I really wish that would not be necessary but Gaddafi and saif are going to push this as far as they can. The Libyan’s want to do this and as painful as it may be, we had better let them and just supply them as we can and be there for them. Defense officials said a warship, the USS Kearsarge, with hundreds of Marines on board was headed towards Libya on Tuesday. The amphibious assault ship accompanied by two other naval vessels, was expected to pass through the Suez Canal soon from the Red Sea, two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP.
US officials “are taking prudent steps to prepare for potential humanitarian contingencies,” Rice told NBC television’s “Today Show” program. with an estimated 200,000 refugees already overwhelming the Tunisian border humanitarian needs are right now and I would hope the assets we have sent would get to work taking care of them immediately and keep boots off the ground or it will back fire on us.
I am suspect about what role an amphibious assault ship would play in that. We must get medical supplies, food, and necessities to refugees and revolutionaries immediately and keep our military out of it or this will be turned on us. Do that then sit and watch what the revolutionaries do and keep an eye on the Gaddafi’s. I just do not see any type of military action working in our favor. Help the people as they need it and wait watch and listen!