View Full Version : Obama Libya, the next chapter....

08-23-2011, 11:17 AM
After Helping To Overthrow Gaddafi, Obama Admin Worried About Vast Stockpiles Of Conventional And Chemical Weapons Falling Into Hands Of Terrorists....

Really? I wonder what rocket scientist came up with that?

WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) — The United States has pressed for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to step down, but a leadership vacuum raises concerns about the security of Libya’s weapons stockpiles and the danger of them falling into the hands of adversaries, officials said on Monday.

Libyan rebels have taken over most of Tripoli, Gaddafi’s location is unknown, and great uncertainty exists about who will eventually end up in charge of the country.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers warned of security concerns while Gaddafi’s rule crumbles.

“Even after Gaddafi is out of power we will have to step up and lead to ensure U.S. national security interests are safeguarded,” Rogers, a Republican, said in a statement. “In particular, we must ensure that Gaddafi’s stockpiles of advanced weapons, chemical weapons and explosives don’t fall into the wrong hands.”

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in February said Libya kept 9.5 tonnes of mustard gas in a secret desert location guarded by the army, but had destroyed aerial bombs designed to deliver chemicals in 2004 as part of a short-lived rapprochement with the West.

Gaddafi’s stockpiles of chemical agents are still being closely guarded by forces loyal to the Libyan leader, a U.S. official told Reuters on Monday.


08-23-2011, 11:44 AM
We should spend several billion to figure this out and to help the new boss get setup~

08-23-2011, 11:53 AM
We should spend several billion to figure this out and to help the new boss get setup~

BushCo would agree.

08-23-2011, 11:58 AM
Fucking mustard gas. Damn.

08-23-2011, 12:19 PM
Awesome. Chemical weapons and MANPADS.

08-23-2011, 04:21 PM
BushCo would agree.

Yeah Bush! thats the ticket! The one thing that never fails with you lefties, no matter the subject you will pin W to it :)