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namvet
03-30-2011, 07:18 PM
President Obama has a signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations to aid the effort in Libya where rebels are in full retreat despite air support from U.S. and allied forces, a source tells ABC News.
The presidential finding discusses a number of ways to help the opposition to Moammar Gadhafi, authorizing some assistance now and setting up a legal framework for more robust activities in the future.

The finding does not direct covert operatives to provide arms to the rebels immediately, although it does prepare for such a contingency and other contingencies should the president decide to go down that road in the future.

The White House press office issued a statement saying it does not comment on intelligence matters.

source (http://abcnews.go.com/International/president-obama-authorizes-covert-libyan-rebels/story?id=13259028)

covert usually defined as situations where openly operating against a target would be disadvantageous. These operations are generally illegal in the target state and are frequently in violation of the laws of the sponsoring country. Operations may be directed at or conducted with allies and friends to secure their support for controversial components of foreign policy throughout the world. Covert operations may include sabotage, assassinations, support for coups d'état, or support for subversion. Tactics include the use of a false flag or front group.

I think he just unzipped his fly

ColonialMarine0431
03-30-2011, 07:22 PM
5 will get you 20 that we already have Ops teams on the ground there.

namvet
03-30-2011, 07:25 PM
can't believe he went this far. and no experience here at all.

gooooooooooooooood morning Libya !!!!

lacarnut
03-30-2011, 08:58 PM
5 will get you 20 that we already have Ops teams on the ground there.

When one of them gets killed or captured, the shit is going to hit the fan.