More from Obama’s War …
Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, the youngest son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed today in a NATO air strike.Also reported killed in the air strike was 3 grand children of Muammar Gaddafi. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his wife were in the house at the time; however, both were unharmed.
Nato air strike in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has killed the son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, a government spokesman has said.
Colonel Gaddafi himself was in the large residential villa which was hit by the strike, the spokesman added, but was unharmed.
His son Saif al-Arab was said to be killed, as well as three grandchildren.
Nato said it had struck a “known command and control building in the Bab al-Azizya neighbourhood”.
A Nato spokesman said that the air strikes were aimed at military targets not individuals.
Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard, commander of NATO’s military operations, said in a statement:
“We regret all loss of life, especially the innocent civilians being harmed as a result of this ongoing conflict,” Bouchard said. “NATO is fulfilling its U.N. mandate to stop and prevent attacks against civilians with precision and care — unlike Gadhafi’s forces, which are causing so much suffering.”
The FOG of KINETIC MILITARY OPERATIONS … NATO Strike Hit Kills 13 Rebel Libyan Fighters … Friendly Fire
The FOG of KINETIC MILITARY OPERATIONS … Friendly Fire airstrike.
Not only does it appear that the US does not know who the rebels are in Libya, it would appear that NATO cannot tell the difference between rebel and pro-Gaddafi fighters. A NATO airstrike has killed 13 Libyan rebel fighters and wounded several others. What else would one expect when you wage a war from only the air to aid rebel forces. As reported by the NY Times, Qaddafi forces are increasingly plunging into combat in equipment similar to what the rebels are using, mainly pickup trucks mounted with machine guns or rockets.
Notions of a cease-fire in Libya quickly faded Saturday as a battle raged for control of the oil town of al-Brega, where rebel fighters claimed they had lost fighters and vehicles to NATO airstrikes.
Airstrikes hit several rebel vehicles and killed at least 13 rebel fighters, spokesmen for the Libyan opposition said Saturday. Seven others were wounded.
NATO was investigating the incident, a spokeswoman said Saturday.
Welcome to Obama’s QUAGMIRE …
It is amateur hour in the White House and “We the People” are feeling the brunt of the inexperience. Obama truly is the worst President ever.
Thanks to Barack Obama’s
“Kinetic Military Operation” WAR in Libya oil prices have climbed to their highest level since 2008. Obama claimed that the military operation in Libya would last days not weeks. The community organizer and “Ditherer” in Chief could never have been so wrong. Who but an inexperienced and completed over-matched individual could ever have thought that a any military action would have ended so quickly.
Instead of a quick outcome and slam dunk in Libya as stated by Obama, fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi pushed back rebels from key areas in eastern Libya and have dealt the rebels a severe setback. Today, a spokesman for the Libyan leader said that Gaddafi will stay in Libya “until the end”. The result … oil prices rose to a 30 month high and the pain at the gas pumps will be felt by American workers trying to get to work. More ‘Hope & Change’ from Obama … rising gas prices.
President Barack Obama’s Sinking Poll Numbers … Low Job Approval & 50% Say He Does not Deserve to be Re-elected in 2012
President Barack Obama’s poll numbers are tanking …
As Obama’s dithering continues so does the downward spiral of his poll numbers. Obama’s indecision and lack of a clear message in the “kinetic military operation” WAR in Libya, Obamacare debacle and additional waiver requests, continues poor economy and elevated oil prices have all added to Obama’s poor job approval numbers. According to the most recent Quinnipiac University National Poll, The One’s job approval rating is at 48% disapprove and only 42% approve.
Making matter worse for Obama, 50% do not believe that Barack Obama deserves a second term as President while only 41% believe he does. Hardly a good sign for an incumbent President seeking reelection in 2012. The lack of leadership and incoherent waffling message to the American people on any topic these days is wearing thin.
American voters disapprove 48 – 42 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing and say 50 – 41 percent he does not deserve to be re-elected in 2012,both all-time lows, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
This compares to a 46 – 46 percent job approval rating and a 45 – 47 percent split on the President’s re-election in a March 3 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. In a hypothetical 2012 matchup, President Obama gets 36 percent of the vote to 37 percent for an unnamed Republican challenger.
Democrats approve 80 – 13 percent of the job Obama is doing, but disapproval is 81 – 9 percent among Republicans and 50 – 39 percent among independent voters. Men disapprove 52 – 41 percent while women split 44 – 44 percent.
Why are these polling numbers so alarming? These are the lowest job approval numbers for Obama in the Quinnipiac poll, even lower than any in 2010. Obama even loses to an unnamed GOP candidate in this poll 37% to 36%. How can that be good news for any incumbent politician?
Barack Obama also failed miserably in this poll in handling the federal budget 64% disapprove – 30% approve, the economy 60% disapprove – 30% approve, foreign policy disapprove 47% – approve 41%, healthcare disapprove 55% – 38% approve.
More at Wake Up America with the trending downward polling data of Barack Obama. 2012 is right around the corner.
Barack Obama’s Lack of Consistency on US Foreign Policy & “Kinetic Military Action” Involvement in Libya
Following Obama’s speech the questions still remain … What was our objective, and what is it now?
Last night President Barack Obama went on TV, full speech HERE, to explain to the American people the reason why he has decided to commit American military forces in Libya. However, as many have stated, it would have been a good speech if it had been done weeks ago. Now, it just appears that it was a reaction to public outrage, including many in his own party. His speech was a day late and a dollar short and still … does anyone really know what Obama’s foreign policy is?
Obama stated in his speech, “I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.”Really? How many other places in the world have such occurrences taken place and presently are taking place and Obama does nothing. So what is Obama’s litmus test to do humanitarian “kinetic military actions” in the world? As further stated by the NRO, Obama’s speech was yet again a muddled, murky example of his views that despite his past views of not intervening in Middle East situations, he never once referenced his lack of consulting Congress in this
“kinetic military action” WAR on Libya.
Picture Hat Tip: Vanderbilt ’11
The Gateway Pundit reminds us of the many other times that Obama felt it no need to intervene in the affairs of other countries. Of course that was different, then.
This is the same man who once said that genocide was no reason to keep US troops in Iraq.
Obama said the US would continue to go after Al-Qaeda… Even though Al-Qaeda is allied with the opposition in Libya.
Obama forgets to mention how he ignored the protesters in Iran when they were being slaughtered by the regime.
Hmm, Obama also stated in his speech last night the following regarding his responsibility of keeping the Unites States safe. Wasn’t just the other day that Defense Secretary Gates said on ABC’s ‘This Week’ that “Libya Did Not Pose Threat to U.S., Was Not ‘Vital National Interest’ to Intervene”.
As Commander-in-Chief, I have no greater responsibility than keeping this country safe. And no decision weighs on me more than when to deploy our men and women in uniform. I’ve made it clear that I will never hesitate to use our military swiftly, decisively, and unilaterally when necessary to defend our people, our homeland, our allies and our core interests.
Does anyone think that America has done what it said it would do in Libya? Welsome