"The Great Vacillatator"

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"The Great Vacillatator"
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Wed, 03-23-2011 - 2:00pm
Who's in charge? Germans pull forces out of NATO as Libyan coalition falls apart

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:32 AM on 23rd March 2011

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Wed, 03-23-2011 - 5:13pm

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Germans pull forces out of NATO as Libyan coalition falls apart>>

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-11-1999
Wed, 03-23-2011 - 6:00pm

"Um, not exactly."

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Cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.---Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Wed, 03-23-2011 - 8:22pm
Yes, you have a point. Never let a good chance to fear monger pass one by.
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Registered: 11-10-2006
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 8:31pm
your link:

On Tuesday, Germany pulled out of NATO operations in the Mediterranean, where the alliance is already involved in the Libya conflict by implementing an arms embargo.

The defence ministry said four ships with a total of 550 crew members had been placed back under German command, while 60 to 70 German troops participating in AWACS operations in the Mediterranean were also being withdrawn.

 


 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 8:34pm
That was Tuesday. Also from my link: "The German government agreed Wednesday to commit its air force to the NATO mission in Afghanistan, a move it says will free up allied NATO troops to participate in military action against the Libyan regime of leader Moamer Gaddafi.

Up to 300 air force personnel are to serve on NATO airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, which monitor Afghan airspace, Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet decided.

The decision, due to be authorized by parliament on Friday, is aimed at indirectly supporting the implementation of a no-fly zone over Libya, by freeing up allied forces in Afghanistan, officials said."