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Inside classified Hill briefing, administration spells out war plan for Libya | The Cable


Several administration officials held a classified briefing for all senators on Thursday afternoon in the bowels of the Capitol building, leaving lawmakers convinced President Barack Obama is ready to attack Libya but wondering if it isn't too late to help the rebels there.



Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns led the briefing and was accompanied by Alan Pino, National Intelligence Officer for the Near East, Gen. John Landry, National Intelligence Officer for Military Issues, Nate Tuchrello, National Intelligence Manager for Near East, Rear Adm. Michael Rogers, Director of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Rear Admiral Kurt Tidd, Vice Director of Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.



Several senators emerged from the briefing convinced that the administration was intent on beginning military action against the forces of Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi within the next few days and that such action would include both a no-fly zone as well as a "no-drive zone" to prevent Qaddafi from crushing the rebel forces, especially those now concentrated in Benghazi.



"It looks like we have Arab countries ready to participate in a no-fly and no-drive endeavor," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters after the briefing.

 

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Written by henry, 1130 days permalink
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Zan dar 8 (darkar 7 liamta vel) khan France in air raid an nei dawn mek, tih kha Aljazeera ah khan ka ngaithla a, an bei ta em le?

Live Stream:
http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/
Written by david_lutmang, 1130 days permalink
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Indo leh rawh se, sala, TV a hmuhnawm a lawm le.... akekekekekekeek

/Barak Osama hian a duh lo viau pawh nise, an ti leh thovang, a Libya a oily tlat :D
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comment tlem ve
Written by dolien, 1129 days permalink
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Saptrawng thiamte chauh koment tur a nia... chuvangin kei pawn ka komen :D
Written by henry, 1129 days permalink
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"These terms are not negotiable," Obama said. If Gadhafi doesn't comply, the U.N. resolution will be imposed through military action, the president said.

4 minutes ago:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/18/libya.civil.war/index.html