View Full Version : USMC: US has had boots on the ground in Libya!

08-25-2011, 06:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 20pt'>FYI Sherlock, President Obama, did NOT PUT ANY AMERICAN BOOTS ON THE GROUND IN LIBYA!!!!</span> </div></div>


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A press release from the 26th MEU reads, in part:
"Protecting the innocent and conducting combined operations are what we are designed to do, our forces are doing both as part of the U.S commitment to protect Libyan citizens." </div></div>

OH MY! (http://www.wcti12.com/news/27257042/detail.html)

Gayle in MD
08-25-2011, 09:26 AM
<span style='font-size: 20pt'> Grow up! There are no U.S.combat troops on the ground in Libya!

None of your ridiculous posts, not one, states that there are U.S. combat troops, with boots on the ground, in Libya.

GROW UP! </span>

08-25-2011, 09:54 AM

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>Even the BAM's wear boots:</span>


08-25-2011, 10:06 AM
This was lame when it was raised as a scandal of lying in March, and it is lame now.

Marines on ships, doing support missions, and rescue missions, are not engaged in combat on the land.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">About 2,200 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will take part in support operations based aboard USS Kearsarge at sea. Those support operations have thus far included air strikes and one rescue operation. The overall mission is to help end the violence directed at the Libyan people.

UPDATE: To date, the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit has conducted numerous successful airstrikes against Muammar al-Qadhafi regime forces as part of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn supporting the international response to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi military forces. The 26th MEU has also conducted a successful Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel mission in support of two U.S. Air Force F-15 pilots after their airplane crashed east of Benghazi, Libya, Mar. 21.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>All of these missions were launched from the USS Kearsarge more than 100 nautical miles from the coast. Other than the small TRAP force sent to locate the Air Force pilots, no U.S. Marines from the 26th MEU have landed ashore. </span> </div></div>

So, yes, Marines wear boots. Yes, Marines have been involved in US/NATO operations around the area. No, Marines have not been deployed in ground combat operations. As this says, they have been deployed from 100 miles off shore (or more).

08-25-2011, 10:17 AM
Yes, you are wrong ... unless you define sending warplanes into a sovereign nation for the sole purpose of attacking military assets, and then sending in heavily armed troops to extract a downed plane, destroy the warplane inside the sovereign nations territory, and kill as many of that nations troops as needed as being non combat?

Surely you aren't that far gone?

08-25-2011, 11:42 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Marines on ships, doing support missions, and rescue missions, are not engaged in combat on the land.

</div></div>This type of quote only comes from people who know nothing about actual battle. I have never been in a war but I have worked with our warfighters during their simulator training (happens to be the business I was in for the past 8 years) and if you were to tell the rescue Marines, who fly in to rescue downed pilots and warfighters, they are not "in combat" they would pound you to a pulp. Rescue missions are not comprised of just flying in, landing, picking people up and flying out. They ARE comprised of extensive bombing and men engaged in combat to keep the rescue mission safe by keeping the enemy at bay.

Your statements prove you are only interested in taking a reporters opinion instead of the actual soldiers opinions. Also our clandestined efforts are military efforts, just because the actual operative is not in the Army or other branch of military they are still considered "boots on the ground".