October 28th, 2011
07:49 AM ET

NATO ending Libya mission

After seven months of an aerial bombing campaign that helped depose Moammar Gadhafi, NATO said Friday it was ending its mission in Libya next week.

The expected announcement from the alliance came a day after the United Nations Security Council rescinded its March mandate for military intervention.

"Today, we confirmed the decision taken by the North Atlantic Council a week ago," said NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. "Our operation for Libya will end on October 31. Until then, together with our partners, we will continue to monitor the situation. And if needed, we will continue to respond to threats to civilians.

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  1. s kel

    Another Democratic success.

    October 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Real American

      Obama will be proud. Killing is his game. He is good at it.

      October 28, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      You can say that again, Real American. In fact, Barack Obama has managed to murder far more people than all the members of the Chicago mobs put together both past and present! And to have such a man in the White House is truly sickening to say the least!!!

      October 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mr President

    I am good at basketball and.............. I can't think of anything else. Have you seen my crakepipe?

    October 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat2u

    This is the way you handle conflicts. When it doesn't involve you directly, just give your support if asked for and let them handle the work. No american lives lost and at minimal expenditures.

    October 28, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Sorry folks, I didn't post the above. No matter how you slice it, Libya was never ours to take, even by proxy. This "glorious Victory" like the one in Iraq was both bought and paid for by the American taxpayer!!!

      October 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Some things are worth paying for.

      Libyans, you are welcome. Don't screw it up.

      October 29, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Simonson

      So 50K innocent dead is no problem, no crime? Considering the fact that BarrakOhbamm based his Warr, together with NATO, UK, France et all, on Libbya "to protect innocent civillians". All based on lies. You are a real human being!

      December 7, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. George Patton

    We know you didn't post the above!!! I did!!! As the real _________(insert stolen name here), I post ALL of the meaningless, unfunny comments here!!! You all know my style!!! I say the same thing over and over!!! I overuse this !!! too!!! I'll be stealing your name next!!! I have to, because Ipeople will laugh at me if I use my own name, which is Thelma Lou Ethel Piddlepuddle!!! Help me, I ran out of tinfoil for my hats!!! The voices are getting louder!!! Vote Tea Party!!!

    October 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Here goes Phunnie boy again, using and abusing my name here. All I want to do here is to help at least some people wise up and quit falling for all that right-wing propaganda coming out of Washington D.C. Moreover, like bobcat2u just said, Libya was never ours to take and I wish that others would just realize it too!!!

      October 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat2u

    Wow, these trolls have really gone crazy tonite.
    I'm not even going to give them the satisfaction.
    Everyone knows how the true bobcat writes.

    October 28, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    THIS IS THE REAL S KEL I DIDNT BLOG ON HERE !I HATES FAKES

    October 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    look for the crackpipe in your moms nightstand philip.

    October 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. s kel

    shoot all tea partiers

    October 28, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    lmao @ s kel, u rock!

    October 28, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. s kel

    hey chrissy, how u been, Lol I knew that was philip,with his fake .mr president, and a lot of other weak tea party attempt at humor. Hes probably on crack. And some fool used my name earlier.

    October 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. s kel

    lol im laughing at people actually buying snow shevels for the what.... inch or so of snow tomarrow?

    October 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. GXOMN

    as a 1st time commenter maybe i missed something on the Libya matter; the back/forth among you regulars must have some basis clarify for me George Patton/Bobcat2u comments "...Libya was never ours to take? " what does that mean? What did we do besides provide limited moral, political & leadership support to a populist movement against a fugitive international terrorist who had immunity from prosecution by virtue of his dictatorial control over a soverign nation.? If that was bad or a waste of our money then what kind of foreign policy should we have that would better represent or reflect our values as a country? So far as credit or blame going to the Prez, what's the problem with that? In America as i always have understood it the Quarterback, the Pitcher, and the President, get credit for the wins, blame for losses. He is the Commander-In-Chief and I haven't read anything particularly critical of his decisions from generals who've retired during his term. Are the Republicans pressing for Iraq to repay us for the war, at least to the time of Maliki's election ? (that date because that's when their "liberated" government went into operation with a new national president).

    October 28, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Is anybody?

      October 29, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Gee, GXOMN, by posting the above you yourself showed just how successfull the right-wing media has been at brainwashing you. Why can't you people just think for yourselves for a change instead of listening to the right-wing thugs in Washington? At least George Patton is one of the few bloggers here who got past the 8th grade in school whereas the others evidently did not!!!

      October 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      @GXOMN
      This is the real bobcat. That nonsense Posted @12:48 PM was not me.
      You are going to see a lot of crazy stuff by these trolls. But you'll get used to it. They say pretty much the same thing all the time. In a while you'll be able to spot them. Don't let them scare you off.

      October 29, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. leeintulsa

    @GXOMN: some people come here and 'troll'. Just post after post, sometimes using different names, sometimes the names of other people. All, i think, to get people to respond to them..

    Other people talk to 'regular' posters, sometimes in debate, sometimes more personally.

    And yet others want to talk just about the news, and complain about the apparent friendships that arrise where people meet..

    It's all about freedom.

    It's all great fun, and i welcome you.

    October 29, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  14. Avser Bastian

    NEW & RELOADED !! NOT ANTI WALL-STREET PROTESTS, BUT INSTEAD ANTI WHITES !!

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTESTS ARE ALSO KNOWN UNDER ZIONIST "TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP" IN AMERICA !! TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP FROM HANDS OF WHITE AMERICANS TO SO CALLED "MINORITIES"(COMMUNISM)

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTEST MOVEMENT IS LED BY SO CALLED "ANONYMOUS" !!

    HAHA...TELL ME WHO IS ANONYMOUS IN A POLICE STATE AND WHERE PEOPLE ARE SURVEILLANCED 24/7 !!? WHO !!? NOBODY !!! ABSOLUTELY NOBODY IS ANONYMOUS IN A POLICE STATE AND NOR ARE THOSE WHO MADE YOU PROTEST FOR THEIR SAKE OR WHAT MULTICULTURALISM IS !!! Wall street protesters are Obama's raise of the planet Apes army which spread from London per Zionist Washington DC and communist Moscow where new Stalin is in place – PUTIN !!!

    VISIT http://multiculturalismisterrorism.blogspot.com

    THEY WERE MURDERING YOU WITH AND INSIDE OF THEIR CORPORATIONS FOR OVER 66 YEARS !!! THEY HAVE CLOSED DOWN ALMOST EVERY SMALL COMPANY(FARMS) IN UNITES STATES OF AMERICA AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO GO OUT THERE AND PROTEST FOR THEM AGAINST WALL STREET(corporations = Wall-street) !!!

    THEY CRIME CONTEMPLATED AGAINST US PER EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION FOR OVER 66 YEARS AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO RAISE COMMUNIST FLAG UNDER AMERICAN SKY !!! ONE RACE; RAT RACE(COMMUNISM) !!!

    IF YOU PROTEST(YOU SHOULD), MAKE SURE TO RAISE SIGN WHERE DISPLAYED I CITE "66 YEARS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE" OR GET LOST HOME IF NOT ALREADY HOMELESS(I despise people who starve to death out there and are afraid to say out loud what is truth even while protesting...I despise people who only see themselves and do NOT care even about children of their own...children who will be turned one day in white refugees as seen on above video thanks to their parents who are awaiting...awaiting in fear to become homeless and what is inevitable at any given moment) !!!

    THIS NEWS IS RELATED TO

    WHITES AREN’T WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !!! OUT OF AMERICA WITH WHITES NOW !!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGfYOAydjw OR http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec <== OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE RECORDED LIVE IN 2009 (EXILING WHITES AND IMPORTING NON WHITES). THIS IS THE MAIN REASONS PER WHY WALL-STREET PROTESTERS APPEARED(to cover up government crime/genocide against white population because Obama = Osama) BESIDE ALREADY MENTIONED "TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP"(COMMUNISM).

    October 29, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Donald Duck

    Would you believe the TV staged falsifications or the facts? Evil man, a dictator? Then, why 2/3 of Libyan population just before this 'war' were foreign workers many of them from the west? Was it a country ran by dictator the one that attract them to go there? I wouldn't go for any money to such country, and from all my acquaintances and friends who worked there I have been digging out many facts about Libya under Gaddafi for last 30 years hear confirmed by a statement of this official:

    – USA and EU owns 200 billion dollars to Libya for the oil taken.
    – In 2012 will be the end of foreign oil companies concession on Libyan oil
    – Gaddafi asked for debt to be paid and frighten US and EU that otherwise he would make new deals with other countries and companies.
    This is the only reason why this 'dictator' was attacked by both US and EU.
    Now, did the ordinary citizen of Libya had any reason whatsoever to rebel against Gaddafi? Look over here:

    Libyans during Gaddafi had a very easy and high standard life.

    – Libya has 6.5 million population and 14 million registered cars.
    – If any Libyan citizen whatsoever wants to go to University in the foreign country the Libyan government makes that application possible. Student is being paid an apartment and food, a car, free scholarship plus $2300 a month!
    – In Libya utilities are free (gas, water and electricity), there are no taxes no interest on installments. If you can't pay all installments in five years the state is doing that for you.
    If you want to buy a car, you pay 20-30% and the rest is being paid by the state.
    – In Libya, you by 85 liters of gas for $10 (about 25 gallons).
    – The food is almost free (25 pounds of bread is $0.15 for example)
    – Citizens of Libya do not perform construction or heavy physical jobs. That is done by foreign workers only.
    I lived in Libya for 10 years in all major cities and didn't see a one single beggar. Libyans never go to work to foreign countries as they apparently don't have need for that. Neither one single citizen of Libya has ever lost a House because couldn't pay the mortgage or installment on a house. All these problems that were excluded in Lybia under Gaddafi are every day phenomenas in so-called democratic countries that were after Gaddafi.

    Few underlined facts more:

    – Installments with no interest. During the studies student receives an average salary from the state.
    – If you can't find a job after the studies finished the state is paying you the salary the same as you are working in your profession.
    – After the marriage the state is giving a house as a present to every new married couple
    – Can buy a car with the 'factory price'
    – Libya does not owe one single cent to anyone
    – US and EU owes $200 billion to Libya.
    – Free medical insurance (one nurse on each patient insured).
    – 25% of population are having University education.

    Enough facts to justify the destruction of Libya?
    Prof. Dr. Sc. Vjekoslava Sankovic Simcic,
    MArch.President of ICOMOS in
    BiHEmerika Bluma 7/III71000
    SarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina

    October 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Very well said, Donald Duck. This the right-wing news media will never tell us!

      October 29, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
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