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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Obama hasn't a clue about war

It took NATO about 2 minutes after we ceased Libyan operations to realize that it is a paper tiger without the US military to do its dirty work....

From Guardian.UK -- Nato is running short of attack aircraft for its bombing campaign against Muammar Gaddafi only days after taking command of the Libyan mission from a coalition led by the US, France and Britain.

David Cameron has pledged four more British Tornado jets on top of eight already being used for the air strikes. But pressure is growing for other European countries, especially France, to offer more after the Americans withdrew their attack aircraft from the campaign on Monday.

"We will need more strike capability," a Nato official said.

What is wrong with the European arm of NATO that they cannot wage a simple air-to-ground campaign against the hapless, 19th century Libyan military? I thought NATO-Europe was the fighting force constructed to intimidate the Soviet Union from having designs on the European continent, no? I'll bet Putin is laughing his ass off right about now.

So, NATO is begging the US to get back in the game after only one day without us. What does Obama do? He promised a cessation of US fighting. He promised no troops on the ground, but the Libyan army looks like the rebels now so troops are an inevitability. What's an internationalist to do when he's caught between his promises to war-weary Americans and his slavish obeisance to the NATO community? Do we get back in the war or not?

Clearly, Obama doesn't have a clue what he's doing as President.

1 comment:

Bill said...

One major problem is that two of the biggest and most modern AF's in NATO are primarily aimed at each other - Greece and Turkey. It has always been a nightmare scenario for the alliance that a full blown war would break out. Neither has ever contributed anything to NATO campaigns in the era that began with the Balkans in the mid-1990's.