Libyan Sinkhole

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

The U.S. signed on for another war this past weekend with Libya.  The action came after a much hyped U.N. Security Council resolution last week that allowed coalition nations “. . . to take all necessary measures to protect civilians under threat of attack in the country. . .”  The main component of the resolution is to enforce “a no-fly zone” so Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, cannot use air strikes against his own people.  This seems to be a noble action backed by the U.N. and the Arab League.  With missile and air strikes underway, there are many unanswered questions.  There seems to be no clear definition of the mission by the President.  Saturday, Obama said, I am deeply aware of the risks of any military action . . . The use of force is not our first choice and it’s not one I make lightly. But we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy.”  I am sure the President understands the risks, but what exactly are the goals of the mission?  The President has said “Gaddafi has to go.”  However, Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the operation is “limited” and “potentially one outcome”is Gaddafi could stay in power. There are many mind boggling questions.  How will we know if we have accomplished our goals if they are unstated?  How long will we bomb Libya?  A week?  A month?  A year?  What happens if the rebels break the cease fire and mount a counterattack against Gaddafi?  Will we, then, bomb them?  The governments of Yemen and Bahrain are shooting protesters there; why don’t we push for “no-fly zones” in those countries?  Speaker of the House, John Boehner, seems to support the action but also said yesterday, Before any further military commitments are made, the administration must do a better job of communicating to the American people and to Congress about our mission in Libya and how it will be achieved.” (Click here to read Mr. Boehner’s complete story from Politco.com.) Other Republicans, such as Lindsey Graham, wholeheartedly support the assault against Gad