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Old 24-01-2016, 11:57   #1
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Libya And Surrounding Med Waters Invasion

This is a heads up of invasion of Libya starting this weekend that will affect shipping in the region.

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While collaborating with Russia in the Syrian arena, and with the Iranians and the Iraqi army and Sunnis in Iraq, Obama took his close aides by surprise by another decision – to lead the Libya campaign again in conjunction with Russia, as well as with concerned Western Europe allies.

The first step in this campaign took place this weekend: A group of US, Russian, French and Italian Special Forces quietly landed at a point south of Tobruk near the Libyan-Egyptian frontier. Standing by after preparing the ground*were some 1,000 British SAS troops.

The landing area is located some 144 kilometers from Darnah, the main bastion of extremist Libyan Islamic groups linked to Al Qaeda or ISIS, of which the ultra-violent Ansar al Sharia is the most powerful.

The joint US-Russian war offensive building up in Libya, the first such collaboration in many decades, may be seen as an extension of their expanding military partnership in Syria, military sources report.

Preparations for the campaign were assigned to two special operational commands set up at the Pentagon and at the US Central Command, CENTCOM, in Tampa, Florida.

According to the scenario large-scale US air, naval and ground units are to spearhead the new coalition’s combined assault on the main Libyan redoubts of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Ansar al-Sharia and other radical Islamist organizations. Cruise missiles strikes will blast them from US, British, French and Italian warships on the Mediterranean.

At the peak of the assault, large-scale US, British and French marines will land on shore for an operation first billed as the largest allied war landing since the 1952 Korean War.

The attachment of Russian forces was negotiated later.

According to this scenario, one group will be dropped ashore from the Gulf of Sidra (see attached map) to seize the town of Sirte, a city of 50,000, where ISIS has located its central military command center in Libya.

This group will then split up into two task forces.

One will head south to take over Tripoli and its oil fields 370 kilometers away and reinstate Libya’s central government, which had been exiled to Tobruk, at its seat in the capital.

On its way to Tripoli, the force will take control of three renegade towns: Misrata, Zliten and Khoms.

The second task force will head north to capture the eastern Libyan capital of Benghazi, seizing Ras Lanuf, 200 kilometers east of Sirte, en route.*

A second marine force will meanwhile land in eastern Libya to capture the radical Islamist stronghold of Darnah, a port city with 150,000 inhabitants.

The Obama administration will therefore be going into Libya for the second time in four years – only this time up front and on the ground - for three objectives:

1. Control of Libya’s oil and gas fields.

2. Stripping ISIS of its jumping-off base for terrorizing Europe, especially Italy, from across the Mediterranean.

3. Saving Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco from the noose ISIS and Al Qaeda are pulling around them from their back yard.
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Re: Libya And Surrounding Med Waters Invasion

Most interesting.

Some more online:

US-Russian marines set up bridgehead in E. Libya for campaign against ISIS

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News...-in-Libya.html
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Always nice to tell ahead of time where you're planning to send your troops.

Think ISIS reads the internet?

Great planning.

Patton's rolling over...
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Always nice to tell ahead of time where you're planning to send your troops.

Think ISIS reads the internet?

Great planning.

Patton's rolling over...
At this point "What Difference Does It Make"..... After all my home server was accessed by all anyway. :-)
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Wow, glad they did not alert you prior to the Normandy invasion. Otherwise we would all be eating sauerkraut right now.
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hmmm... one source says there are 'dozens' of troops, and another says 'there are 1 000 SAS troops waiting' for the arrival of the combined forces. This is not the style of current Western aid - they don't like the boots on the ground to be exposed to IED's, suicide bombers, etc... and what the heck is this story doing on the internet? methinks this is probably something created by the conspiracy theorists.

Having been to these places over the years these guys better have a good plan - better than the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan anyway. They will be fighting people who have no compunction hiding behind women, children and religion. These same people also think its ok to kill themselves for the cause, and ok for their children to die in the fight

You wont get rid of ISIS and al Qaeda with drones and air strikes, but have the right-thinking people of the world the appetite for losing soldiers on the ground?

I wish there was a simple answer to these problems, but if there is, the Einstein who can conceive of a working solution and implement it, hasn't shown himself yet.

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I think this OP's post was made by a radical terrorist supporter, The CIA should investigate, and at minimum rejected by this forum admin.
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Re: Libya And Surrounding Med Waters Invasion

Is there confirmation of this? Just the mention of "1000 SAS' casts doubt over the credibility.
It wasnt long ago that the SAS announced the trebling of its manpower from 500 troops to 1500. However, its does take a while to train and then to deploy such concentrations in one sphere............hmmmmmm.


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This is a heads up of invasion of Libya starting this weekend that will affect shipping in the region.

Intel Report From My Home Server:


While collaborating with Russia in the Syrian arena, and with the Iranians and the Iraqi army and Sunnis in Iraq, Obama took his close aides by surprise by another decision – to lead the Libya campaign again in conjunction with Russia, as well as with concerned Western Europe allies.

The first step in this campaign took place this weekend: A group of US, Russian, French and Italian Special Forces quietly landed at a point south of Tobruk near the Libyan-Egyptian frontier. Standing by after preparing the ground*were some 1,000 British SAS troops.

The landing area is located some 144 kilometers from Darnah, the main bastion of extremist Libyan Islamic groups linked to Al Qaeda or ISIS, of which the ultra-violent Ansar al Sharia is the most powerful.

The joint US-Russian war offensive building up in Libya, the first such collaboration in many decades, may be seen as an extension of their expanding military partnership in Syria, military sources report.

Preparations for the campaign were assigned to two special operational commands set up at the Pentagon and at the US Central Command, CENTCOM, in Tampa, Florida.

According to the scenario large-scale US air, naval and ground units are to spearhead the new coalition’s combined assault on the main Libyan redoubts of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Ansar al-Sharia and other radical Islamist organizations. Cruise missiles strikes will blast them from US, British, French and Italian warships on the Mediterranean.

At the peak of the assault, large-scale US, British and French marines will land on shore for an operation first billed as the largest allied war landing since the 1952 Korean War.

The attachment of Russian forces was negotiated later.

According to this scenario, one group will be dropped ashore from the Gulf of Sidra (see attached map) to seize the town of Sirte, a city of 50,000, where ISIS has located its central military command center in Libya.

This group will then split up into two task forces.

One will head south to take over Tripoli and its oil fields 370 kilometers away and reinstate Libya’s central government, which had been exiled to Tobruk, at its seat in the capital.

On its way to Tripoli, the force will take control of three renegade towns: Misrata, Zliten and Khoms.

The second task force will head north to capture the eastern Libyan capital of Benghazi, seizing Ras Lanuf, 200 kilometers east of Sirte, en route.*

A second marine force will meanwhile land in eastern Libya to capture the radical Islamist stronghold of Darnah, a port city with 150,000 inhabitants.

The Obama administration will therefore be going into Libya for the second time in four years – only this time up front and on the ground - for three objectives:

1. Control of Libya’s oil and gas fields.

2. Stripping ISIS of its jumping-off base for terrorizing Europe, especially Italy, from across the Mediterranean.

3. Saving Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco from the noose ISIS and Al Qaeda are pulling around them from their back yard.
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Always nice to tell ahead of time where you're planning to send your troops.

Think ISIS reads the internet?

Great planning.

Patton's rolling over...
Are you kidding, the US does this all of the time.

URGENT: American planes drop leaflets warning Mosul residents to stay away from ISIS headquarters before bombing - Iraqi News

Hey, we are bombing this afternoon, so if you are a good guy, you might want to leave the area...

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I think this OP's post was made by a radical terrorist supporter, The CIA should investigate, and at minimum rejected by this forum admin.
You have to be kidding. A terrorist supporter definitely not. What I disclosed is common knowledge amongst my information sources and it was already in the public domain. Not top secret or close. I didn't take secret Intel cables and expose them on a non secure server like someone we all know.

This information is important to sailors who may be in the region or thinking of being there. An invasion of this type can easily spill over into greater hostility and again with consequences for passage makers.

If you think such information should be censored and kept away from sailors then OK. I don't. If such military action was taking place off the cost of Jamaica for instance then I would think every sailor should be aware.

If this was not being disclosed and talked about in non secure and public places than I would not have said a word. But that is not the case.

Just as a side note. Who at the end of the day is going to control the Libyan natural gas and oil pipelines? Russia, Iran or the USA?

One other point. Libya is just accross the other side of the Mediterranean from Italy. If this area remains unstable into the next US Presidency then I can foresee it becoming a centre of conflict of major proportions. That is why IMHO we are seeing moves now to see one of the two earlier mentioned powers wrapping up control of this strategic Mediterranean region this year. If it falls under Russian / Iranian control then the immediate future problem has just become immeasurably worse on so many fronts.
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Nice synopsis. Are you intending to post the full film script next?

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If OP's account merits any weight, it is a sad and unfortunate disclosure of present and planned multi-national military operations. More likely, though, absent cited authority for the asserted facts, this is hopefully a naive bursting forth of assumed facts gathered from hither and yon on the internet. Planners and practitioners of such military movements are not in the business of feeding the gaping mouths of the general population such sensitive information as is described in her post. Any cruisers in the area picking up AIS or radar targets, or making visual observations of dark ships or small craft should know to shut up and clear the area.
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If OP's account merits any weight, it is a sad and unfortunate disclosure of present and planned multi-national military operations. More likely, though, absent cited authority for the asserted facts, this is hopefully a naive bursting forth of assumed facts gathered from hither and yon on the internet. Planners and practitioners of such military movements are not in the business of feeding the gaping mouths of the general population such sensitive information as is described in her post. Any cruisers in the area picking up AIS or radar targets, or making visual observations of dark ships or small craft should know to shut up and clear the area.
I hope you are right. And your advise of clearing the area is sensible. But I'm not sure about the AIS though. I think your radar is a better at picking up what's going on.
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I think it needs a bit more authenticity. For example, the special forces obviously play a crucial role. These '1,000' members of the UK's 22 SAS Regiment must be at the end of a comprehensive retraining programme.

All four squadrons have undergone this: the air troops practising low level jumping from Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower; the mobility troops learning new skills from the Sultan of Bahrein's camel-racing trainers; the boat troops honing their scuba skills to swim down the IS oil pipelines and the mountain troops re-equipping with special skis to ski down the sand dunes of the Libyan desert.

Oh, and Oprah Winfrey has been drafted in under special contract to improve the Regiment's resistance to interrogation in the event of capture.

Now that's what I call a script ...

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