Skip to comments.U.S., LIBYA FORMING COMMANDO FORCE TO ROOT OUT JIHADISTS?
Posted on 11/13/2012 10:29:09 PM PST by bruinbirdman
In an effort to push against the growing militant presence in Benghazi, the United States is forming a commando force compromised of Libyan recruits. U.S. officials toured a parliamentary base in Benghazi searching for potential members this month. Leading the Americans was Laurence Pope, U.S charge daffairs in Libya after the death of Ambassador Stevens. The group was accompanied by Fathi al-Obeidi, commander of Libyas Shield, the umbrella group containing militias which were not absorbed into the countrys military after Gaddafis demise. The commander has become a trusted source within Benghazi, having helped orchestrate a mission in which U.S. marines saved Americans hiding in a safe house after days after the assault on the U.S. consulate. The U.S. officials questioned many men, asking their ages, tribal loyalties, and if they had received prior training. Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel James Gregory made it clear the mission and size of the special force has yet to be determined. "Obviously, this is still a fluid environment and everything can change."
...compromised of Libyan recruits. What an apropos malapropism.
What they mean by “Lybia”? Do they want to separate current Lybian regime from jihadists in this headline?
It was a nice attempt in Goebels-style propaganda but I won’t buying.
We’ve been supporting the jihadists in Libya. How does this make sense?
More bravo Sierra. Get out. Now.
These recruits would probably would have a 50-50 chance of either getting a Jihadist or shooting an American in the back.
Charlie Brown, Lucy, football.
We never learn.
Obviously these Libyan recruits haven’t seen Zero’s rules of engagement...
Can you say “bullet sponge”, boys and girls?