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U.S. Boots On The Ground In Libya

But it’s OK because they are not really “boot” boots.  They are the non-military action boots.  God bless our troops.

From FoxNews

Despite repeated assurances from President Obama and military leaders that the U.S. would not send uniformed military personnel into Libya, four U.S. service members arrived on the ground in Tripoli over the weekend.

According to Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby, the four unidentified troops are there working under the State Department’s chief of mission to assist in rebuilding the U.S. Embassy.

Kirby noted the embassy in Tripoli was badly damaged during the conflict between Muammar Qaddafi’s forces and the rebels.

Two of the military personnel are explosive-ordnance experts who will be used to disable any explosives traps left in the embassy. The other two are “general security,” according to Kirby.

Kirby also made clear these troops are in no way part of a military operation on the ground. They are armed, however, if for some reason they need to protect themselves.

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  1. AD
    September 12th, 2011 at 14:41 | #1

    I guess the State Dept has lost the phone number for Blackwater/Xi, so they have to call on the Army?

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  2. Sheri
    September 12th, 2011 at 20:53 | #2

    Supposedly it’s boots on the ground but only 4 people according to whatever liberal news I heard in my car. I don’t know if that’s true but it’s stupid for us to give out the exact number of troops we have deployed anywhere, especially if it’s only 4 people!

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