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Navy Seals board rogue Libya oil tanker Morning Glory
BBC News ^ | 3/17/2014 | BBC

Posted on 03/17/2014 4:14:52 AM PDT by lump in the melting pot

The US has taken control of a tanker full of oil loaded from a rebel-held port in Libya, the Pentagon says.

The raid by Navy Seals took place in international waters south of Cyprus, said Rear Adm John Kirby.

The Morning Glory's evasion of a naval blockade at the eastern port of Sidra prompted Libya's parliament to sack Prime Minister Ali Zeidan last week.

The oil terminal has been under the control of militia wanting autonomy for eastern Libya since July 2013.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; chad; egypt; libya; maritime; tunisia; usnavy

1 posted on 03/17/2014 4:14:52 AM PDT by lump in the melting pot
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To: lump in the melting pot

Has Obama changed sides since the Benghazi Atrocities
(that have been ignored by the EXEMPT Congress),
... or ...
is Obama still backing the group to which he
gave MANPADS, in exchange for them killing
and gang raping the US Ambassador?


2 posted on 03/17/2014 4:18:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

He probably can’t remember what he did last week and is making it up as he goes along.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 4:20:04 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: lump in the melting pot

And by what authority did Obama take this action? Did he hoist the Jolly Roger?


4 posted on 03/17/2014 4:22:22 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

My thoughts also. This is a North Korean flagged tanker. Is this an act of war?


5 posted on 03/17/2014 4:27:23 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Could this be why crazy Lil Kim was having a short range missile party?


6 posted on 03/17/2014 4:31:18 AM PDT by dforest
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To: lump in the melting pot

And we complained when the Somalis did it. How much ransom are we asking for? Maybe it can help pay down our national debt!


7 posted on 03/17/2014 4:35:31 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“How much ransom are we asking for?”

Paging Dr. Evil


8 posted on 03/17/2014 4:57:24 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Not anymore: “The vessel was flagged in North Korea but officials in Pyongyang said it had been deregistered because of the incident.”


9 posted on 03/17/2014 5:36:11 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Diogenesis

Obama is back door arming them via taxes to renovate dead mosques in egypt. Nice campaign donations for Hillary’s big difference in interests.

Democrates vote for anyone with the d party because of donations from wherever. Typical Union party of whores.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 5:40:46 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: kristinn

Well, okay then. Offload the oil and add it to the SPR. Spoils of war, I guess. Some kind of war. Somewhere.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 5:46:25 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: lump in the melting pot
The US has taken control of a tanker full of oil loaded from a rebel-held port in Libya, the Pentagon says.

Good thing the, "No Blood For Oil" crowd will give em hell...oh wait.

12 posted on 03/17/2014 5:46:58 AM PDT by broken_clock (Do it Sarah! Cut the ties that bind.)
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To: broken_clock

And just what was the justification for having US forces involved in this?


13 posted on 03/17/2014 5:49:22 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: lump in the melting pot
I'm reading this differently from everyone else. The US, even in the war, supported the rebel-terrorist takeover of the eastern part of Libya. AlQaida and other thugs made the downfall of Qaddafi happen, with inspiration and resources from the US. Funny thing about those darn radicals....they didn't want to give up power after fighting for western/global interests. Thus Benhazi attacks, rebel-held eastern Libya, and now this.

It's looking more like the US trying to defeat the radicals who won the war for them, but have no intention of bowing out to western oil and global interests. The puppet gov just isn't doing it for the crazies.

14 posted on 03/17/2014 6:03:51 AM PDT by grania
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To: lump in the melting pot

It disgusts me to know that our military has been reduced to being the ‘strong arms’ of the Libyan rebels...

...how the mighty have fallen.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 6:20:53 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: Artie

“One MILLION dollars.”


16 posted on 03/17/2014 7:12:36 AM PDT by Patriot95
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To: Travis McGee; CondorFlight; broken_clock; lump in the melting pot

What an over use of power by Herr Obozo and his Chicago thugs. Is he trying get our Seals killed in places, they shouldn’t be.

“The US has taken control of a tanker full of oil loaded from a rebel-held port in Libya, the Pentagon says.
Good thing the, “No Blood For Oil” crowd will give em hell...oh wait.”

by broken_clock (Do it Sarah! Cut the ties that bind.)

To broken_clock

And just what was the justification for having US forces involved in this?


17 posted on 03/17/2014 7:12:37 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: Grampa Dave

“The world can’t wait for Congress...”


18 posted on 03/17/2014 7:25:02 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: lump in the melting pot

Obama - killing Seals worldwide for Fascism?


19 posted on 03/17/2014 7:31:32 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: lump in the melting pot

Now we can trade for the Man Pads that Hillary gave the Al Qaeda to fight Qaddafi’s air force.The big payment on 9/11 that killed the famous 4 didn’t work.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 8:41:09 AM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: CondorFlight

Probably because there were some things on there that weren’t oil.


21 posted on 03/17/2014 8:44:36 AM PDT by dforest
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To: steve8714

““The world can’t wait for Congress...”

Tis has to be legal, since Herr Obozo studied constitutional law, supposedly! (massive sarcasm)


22 posted on 03/17/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: Diogenesis; Travis McGee

Dio, help me here.

I’am an old man.

Weren’t we told that we could not get a rescue team to defend our consulate and people in Benghazi.

However, herr Obozo can order and send a valuable Seal Team to capture another country’s ship, in the same country?

Am I missing something here?


23 posted on 03/17/2014 8:55:37 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: lump in the melting pot

This Oil isn’t Soros/Open Society-approved, so it had to be stopped.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 9:35:38 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: CondorFlight; Grampa Dave
And just what was the justification for having US forces involved in this?

None, of course.

Here you literally have a potential "blood for oil" situation endangering SEALs and not a peep from the anti-Bush crowd.

I want to see the crazed woman with blood stained hands shove them in Kerrys' face in the way it was done to Condolizza Rice.

25 posted on 03/17/2014 10:47:38 AM PDT by broken_clock (Do it Sarah! Cut the ties that bind.)
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To: broken_clock

“Here you literally have a potential “blood for oil” situation endangering SEALs and not a peep from the anti-Bush crowd.

I want to see the crazed woman with blood stained hands shove them in Kerrys’ face in the way it was done to Condolizza Rice.”

The no blood for oil, get out of Gitmo and stop the Bush wars crazies have been amazing quiet.

We have one in our area, who used to write weekly letters for years yelling about all of the so called War for Oil or Bush Wars. She has been so quiet since her lord and master war lord, Obama was elected.

She is a first class B$tch, who hates Americans, capitalism, republicans, and I enjoyed asking her, why we don’t see any letters from her anymore or her protesting on street corners or at the farmers market.

She complained to her husband about me, and he complained to me. I told him that he should be ashamed to be married to her. He just kinda of nodded and walked away. Reminds me of all the semi elites and so called elites, who used to have Obama/Biden stickers on their Volvos and Piuses. Now they don’t.


26 posted on 03/17/2014 12:54:44 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: lump in the melting pot
Is this not but one of many, recent operations, putting our Navy Seals at risk in disputes in which America does not have a direct interest?

One has the sickening feeling that the President is puting these brave, superbly trained men, at unnecessary risk, as though they were his personal play things.

Does anyone else have that sickening impression?

William Flax

27 posted on 03/17/2014 1:02:36 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Grampa Dave

Capturing a hijacked oil tanker has been a ST “dream mission” from day one.

They have been SALIVATING at the prospect for over 30 years, and were finally given the go-ahead to actually do it in a “real world” mission.

They would have been even MORE psyched to do a Behghazi rescue mission, but politics intervened.


28 posted on 03/17/2014 2:59:05 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

BOL!

The ST’s must have one hell of a good sales rep making presentations at the outhouse.

Again, thanks for the update.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 3:06:01 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Bad analogy. The Libyan government requested assistance to capture what are in effect pirates that stole oil.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 3:08:14 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

#30: Right; Look at this as a win for our side. Retook a covert No. Korean ship (got to be worth something, even as scrap or a floating casino). Got back some oil for whatever govt is still in Benghazi. Captured some bad guys.

No US losses and one Seal Team win. I guess someone in the Navy didn’t tell Secy Nav Mabus that they were actually going to fight terrorists and communists, so that he couldn’t announce the operation to the world before it took place.

Somewhere pro-American Navy personnel are smiling.


31 posted on 03/17/2014 4:38:10 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Tijeras_Slim
He probably can’t remember what he did last week and is making it up as he goes along.
This.
32 posted on 03/17/2014 4:39:37 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

If the seal team gets creamed in a helo incident we will know something is up.


33 posted on 03/17/2014 6:28:32 PM PDT by USAF80
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