US Unleashes 112 Cruise Missiles on Libya – Iraq, March 19th, 2003 – Libya, March 19th, 2011

Posted on Mar 19, 2011 in Police, Military, & War – Kevin Hayden

Source: Associated Press

U.S. and British ships and submarines launched the first phase of a missile assault on Libyan air defenses, firing 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles Saturday at more than 20 coastal targets to clear the way for air patrols to ground Libya’s air force.

Hayden’s Note:

Former President George Bush bombed Iraq to remove their leader on March 19th, 2003.  President Barack Obama bombed Libya to remove their leader on March 19th, 2011.

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In announcing the mission during a visit to Brazil, President Barack Obama said he was reluctant to resort to force but was convinced it was necessary to save the lives of civilians. He reiterated that he would not send American ground troops to Libya.

“We cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy,” he said in Brasilia.

It was clear the U.S. intended to limit its role in the Libya intervention, focusing first on disabling or otherwise silencing Libyan air defenses, and then leaving it to European and perhaps Arab countries to enforce a no-fly zone over the North African nation.

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