Skip to comments.Deployment fail: US special ops forces arrive in Libya, immediately told to leave
Posted on 12/17/2015 10:23:23 PM PST by Mariner
Libyaâs air force said in a Facebook post that 20 US commandoes arrived at Wattiya airbase and disembarked âin combat readiness,â only to be told to leave. Pentagon sources confirmed the US had sent a special forces unit to Libya as part of a mission.
The Libyan Air Force said the 20 soldiers arrived at the airbase on Monday, but left soon after local commanders asked them to go because they had no right to be at the base âwithout prior coordination with protection force base.â
The Libyan air force published a Facebook post on Wednesday which included photographs of the special forces unit. It noted the 20 soldiers had disembarked âin combat readiness wearing bullet proof jackets, advanced weapons, silencers, handguns, night vision devices and GPS devices.â
When questioned by Libyan soldiers, the American troops said they were âin coordination with other members of the Libyan army,â the Libyan Air Force said. The Libyans were unconvinced.
âThe response from your heroic army stationed at Wattiya base was to tell them to depart immediately and the group left, keeping their equipment with them,â the post added.
The photographs show three men armed with assault rifles, boarding a blue-and-white-striped passenger plane and driving a yellow dune buggy.
Pentagon sources confirmed to NBC News that the special forces unit was part of a mission sent this week, but it was unclear if the soldiers had left the country. Commandoes have been âin and out of Libyaâ for âsome time now,â unnamed US officials told NBC, but the outlet reported they were there âpurely to advise Libyan forces rather than conduct combat operations or training.â
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Now the brand spankin' new "government" of Libya.
Who the hell is running our government? They make this nation look like we're all fools.
the movements of our special operators are being posted on facebook. holy crap.
Obama gets no respect. Deserves none.
It’s probably just as well that they left. POS Obama would abandon them anyway.
Libya, a Hillary success story?
From the Russia Today article:
“...the group left, keeping their equipment with them, the post added.”
Laughing at the American military and its Commander in Chief.
They’re lucky to have gotten out alive.
But then, I don't know how credible a source ABCNBCCBSCNNPBSFOXMSNBC, et al, is.
Its being reported by France’s AFP and Germany’s DPA International too.
It also showed several pictures where all their faces were visible.
Not surprising they wouldn't report on such a thing.
We can no longer abide with this "I'll do whatever I damned please" attitude in the government.
This isn't even proper commie tactic
Well, not since Stalin.
Even Mao had to answer to a committee.
“Libya, a Hillary success story?”
Quick someone, get a reset button.
Well, he DID.. The INITIAL SOUNDBITE is all Americans remember and 0dunga knows that.
We have stupid leaders and others with agendas of bad intent.
Â© Libyan Air Forces / Facebook
They look more like one of those Veteran/Volunteer outfits.
I would hope our *real* operators have more sense than to let themselves be photographed like that.
But when I look at that photo all I can think of is Eddie Murphy: " I was with the Green Beret. Special Unit Battalions, Commando Airborne Tactics, Specialist Tactics, Unit Battalion. It was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange. That was my name. Agent Orange. Agent Orange, that was me."
But like I said, I'm no expert.
But I have a FRiend who might be.
Whaddaya think, Sarge?
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