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US Ground Invasion Of Libya Being Sold As Ultimate ‘Exit Strategy’

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March 21, 2011: Jason Ditz / AntiWar.com – March 20, 2011

US Marines aren’t positioned off the coast of Libya on US ships to act as cheerleaders for this invasion– SJH

US officials Sunday repeatedly insisted that regime change is not the “immediate goal” of the new war against Libya. Exactly what the goal is, however, remains totally undefined, with lobbing large numbers of missiles seemingly an end unto itself.

And even though the war was only about a day long at the time, Admiral Michael Mullen warned early Sunday that a war could rapidly devolve into a stalemate, leaving Moammar Gadhafi in power in West Libya over the long term.

It is incredible how quickly the war is moving toward a fast-forward version of a typical modern US conflict. Saturday evening saw a “shock and awe” campaign, and within hours officials were already expressing concern about a quagmire.

And predictably, the pundits are already calling for a major escalation, with a ground invasion of Libya being sold as an exit strategy for a conflict America has barely entered. With growing international concern about the air strike and allies like the Arab League already jumping ship on the mission, an invasion is likely to be even more controversial.

Naked Aggression: “Libya Assault Planned Months Ahead”

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: As Lendman notes, US Special Forces have been in Libya for weeks! – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://news.antiwar.com/2011/03/20/mullen-warns-of-libya-stalemate/

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