October 21st, 2011
04:31 PM ET

NATO aims to end Libya campaign on October 31

NATO will begin to scale back operations in Libya following Moammar Gadhafi's death, with the preliminary end date of October 31, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday.

"We did what we said we would do and now is the time for the Libyan people to take their destiny into their own hands," Rasmussen said.

NATO launched an air and missile campaign in March - when pro-Gadhafi forces were advancing on a rebel stronghold in Libya - under a U.N. mandate to protect civilians. NATO's efforts have included strike sorties and airstrikes targeting Gadhafi's military resources.

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  1. George Patton

    I see that NATO succeeded where the Afrika Korp failed back in 1942. Soon all of North Africa will be in NATO's grips, sadly enough!

    October 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Birpo the Dork Clown

    I’ve never been such ignorant fool as I am here on this web page. That goes to show just how successful Bozo has been at brainwashing me!!!

    October 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. NATO

    @George Patton:
    My plan is working! Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!

    October 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      In the early days of WW2(1939-1942), Adolf Hitler was saying almost the exact same thing about the Axis victories all over Europe! Sometimes things change!

      October 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Or three exclamation marks!!!

    October 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    And let it be noted that I HATE IGNORANT TEA PARTYERS!!!! Thats it.

    October 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat2u

    @ skel

    How did your trip to the amish market go ? Did you find all the wagon wheels ? And what kind of hub caps you going to use ?

    October 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    Bobcat as im typing this, im eating a homemade amish sourcream doughtnut, drinking cold farm fresh Amish milk! We had a lot of fun.

    October 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. s kel

    Clip clop clip clop. Lol

    October 21, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • A mindless CNN drone employee

      There's an open thread website that we've set up for this. Why isn't anyone using it? I hate my job. Nobody listens.

      October 21, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @cnn drone: LOL!

      October 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |


    October 21, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    s kel ur into ammish furniture? i was redecorating a house for a woman and she gave me all kinds of it as part of the payment. awesome stuff and beautiful even when its slightly damaged.

    October 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Phantom I

    Since the mindless right-wing attack of Iraq by Nazi-influenced Rethuglican Roman Catholic priests, over
    1,392,496,230,682 Bayer aspirin tablets (325 mg. each) have been sent to Iraq!!!

    October 21, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      There's, like, 5 burns in that post.. A quintoburn..

      October 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    and finally, the occupy wall street movement is being heard and the powers to be are listening! bringing our troops home is definitely a step in the right direction and will help repair our economy. and look out mexico lmao

    October 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    lmao i wondered how long it would take p.d. to move on to the bayer tirade. sheesh so prodictable

    October 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    oops predictable i mean

    October 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Anti Amish

    Good evening America. Here's a recipe you may want to try for breakfast tomorrow.

    Die Eier von Satan

    Eine halbe Tasse Staubzucker
    Ein Viertel Teelöffel Salz
    Eine Messerspitze türkisches Haschisch
    Ein halbes Pfund Butter
    Ein Teeloumlffel Vanillenzucker
    Ein halbes Pfund Mehl
    Einhundertfünfzig Gramm gemahlene Nüsse
    Ein wenig extra Staubzucker
    ... und keine Eier

    In eine Schüssel geben
    Butter einrühren
    Gemahlene Nüsse zugeben und
    Den Teig verkneten

    Augenballgroße Stücke vom Teig formen
    Im Staubzucker w&aumllzen und
    Sagt die Zauberw&oumlrter
    Simsalbimbamba Saladu Saladim

    Auf ein gefettetes Backblech legen und
    Bei zweihundert Grad für fünfzehn Minuten backen und

    Bei zweihundert Grad für fünfzehn Minuten backen und
    Keine Eier ..

    October 21, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |

      Viele danke fur das Frustuckesrezept uben. Das klingt sehr gut!

      October 22, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
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