Libya : US Gives 25 Million in aid to the Libyan Rebels

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    3:28 PM ET, Wed., Apr 20, 2011

    Mideast & N. Africa
    US to give Libyan rebels $25 million in aid
    Meanwhile, France and Italy say they'll join Britain in sending military advisers to help the rebels


    Vassil Donev / EPA

    TRIPOLI, Libya — The Obama administration plans to give the Libyan opposition $25 million in non-lethal assistance in the first direct U.S. aid to the rebels after weeks of assessing their capabilities and intentions, officials said Wednesday.

    Amid a debate over whether to offer the rebels broader assistance, including cash and possibly weapons and ammunition, the administration has informed Congress that President Barack Obama intends to use his so-called "drawdown authority" to give the opposition, led by the Transitional National Council in Benghazi, up to $25 million in surplus American goods to help protect civilians in rebel-held areas threatened by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who recommended that Obama authorize the assistance, said the aid would go to support the council and "our efforts to protect civilians and the civilian populated areas that are under threat of attack from their own government in Libya." She said the aid "will be drawn down from items already in government stocks that correspond with the needs that we have heard from the Transitional National Council."

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42679393/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa/
     
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    that doesn't seem fair.
     
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    After reading this post, I am beginning to understand a little about the big deal with Ms. Clinton getting a lot of heat about her emails. Before now, I had no idea!

    Thank you. Politics seems so confusing to me and I refrain a lot because I just don't understand and would like to understand the bigger scheme of things.
     
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    yes, this is why politics is confusing to me. they don't tell the truth and then later on, they add other points and after the public has already forgotten the original issues brought out.
     
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    I will try to get in the right frame of mind to listen to these you tubes. I will let you know when I do.
     
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