Camp Lejeune Marines Positioning For Possible Libya Mission

Marines from eastern carolina are headed to the Mediterranean Sea near Libya to be in position should they be needed for any mission involving Libya.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered U.S. Warships and military personnel to that area.

A Department of Defense spokesman says those marines, believed to be about 400, are from the 1st battalion, 2nd marine regiment, II marine expeditionary force from Camp Lejeune. They will augment and support the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Kearsarge and the USS Ponce.

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  • by Grunt Wife on Mar 24, 2011 at 10:29 AM
  • by A Marines GF on Mar 5, 2011 at 08:50 AM
    for being the youngest country why do we have to go fight everyones battles. you would think they would know how to control theyre countries. i just want my BF back safe in my arms and for all the other brave soilders to come back to there families. :(
  • by Ex Army Location: NC on Mar 2, 2011 at 04:34 PM
    Putting Marines or any military into a crazy insane Muslim civil war. Where the people hate us. With a president who barely backs the military on anything? Put it this way " risky " I just hope are KIA's are low.
  • by cj on Mar 2, 2011 at 11:31 AM
    great, just what we need. another quagmire with sand-people. don't send the marines, their lives are too precious and their duties and jobs too important to the survival of OUR nation. not the libyans. in fact we need to pull our people out of all the sand/oil region with a standing threat of full scale annihilation of offending countries. the world needs to be reminded what the true force of our military is. how we can wipe a country off the map with a single submarine. i am just getting sick of these pissant little sand countries having power because they have oil. well we have bombs. they use their oil as a weapon against us, why can't we use our best, most destructive weapons against them. but if we hit one, we'd likely have to take all of them out. no problem, i won't lose any sleep over that either. and yes, our country is being destroyed form the inside out. with that mindless bafoon at the helm and free passes in for certain nations, one day soon we'll be fighting for ours
  • by Another Marine Dad Location: Wisconsin on Mar 2, 2011 at 11:11 AM
    I couldn't agree with you more, To Marine Dad. Been talking to others in the midwest here. Most don't think you're paranoid. The tension is growing. While I hope things improve, I don't see it happening yet. I can't help but feel that the longer this goes on, the more dramatic the change could be. The word that keeps popping up is "polarization."
  • by To Marine Dad on Mar 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    You know what is really strange is that at lunch today, my husband & I were just talking about so many people from Arab countries owning convenience stores & hotels.Makes you wonder what's up doesn't it. We also talked about a total collapse of our system or some sort of attack from within. Each day that goes by convinces me even more that it is just a matter of time. Others can say what they want but we are not paranoid people.We go with the flow, help others when we can & speak out when necessary. We have always lived in or near G'boro & have always supported our troops 100%. They go when & where they are told & do what they are told to do. They do everything they can do to protect this great country. But the signs are there if we take the time to look. We think we've seen some bad times?? Well just wait..we haven't seen anything yet. It's scary. It's time for our government to take a long hard look & take action to stop what is written on the wall.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2011 at 09:50 AM
    Nice... Should send over old ironsides again...
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 2, 2011 at 09:46 AM
    I am so glad I watch Glen news...he told us this was coming...the media and the libbys called him crazy....then it comes true. He said there would be riots in all of the middle east 2 years ago and what is happening...riots in all of the middle east, he said there would be a call for Caliphate...and guess what, Monday...a call for Caliphate....Sheria Law in the US? Really? He said that 6 months ago and now the Iman who called for a Caliphate, also mentioned there will be Sheira law in the US and for muslims in the US to unite for the cause. The really unique thing here, only Glen Beck saw what was coming while the rest of you were watching Charlie Sheen get arrested or Notsee Pelosi on your mean they didn't tell you about this? You didn't know about the protests now in Europe? No one told you why gas was going up to $5 a gallon by summer? Now you know the real facts why libbies want Beck silenced...he exposes them on their communist takeover of America....
  • by Taylor Location: NC on Mar 2, 2011 at 09:11 AM
    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said today " This administration spent $7 trillion in the first two years and lost 7 million jobs," Barbour said, then joked it was a good thing the government didn't spend $12 trillion to lose 12 million jobs. Barbour cited 2008 comments from Steven Chu, now President Barack Obama's energy secretary, that a gradual increase in gasoline taxes could coax consumers into dumping their gas-guzzlers and finding homes closer to where they work. "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe," Chu said in September 2008. Obama has distanced himself from those comments but his critics seize on them as yet another example of Obama trying to impose a European approach on the United States. Barbour said Obama's energy team wouldn't be happy until gas prices reached $9 a gallon"
  • by Marine Dad Location: ? on Mar 2, 2011 at 08:44 AM
    Americans we need to get a grip on what is really happening in AMERICA we are so blind! We are sending our troops off to help fight other peoples wars and we are being taken control of by the muslims. They own our stores and hotels, while we sit back an do nothing.It is like a revolving door for them every 7 yrs. they come an go no taxes to be paid and we wonder why our social security is failing AN BY 2030 there will be no money!! We can not see they are going to attack us from the inside this time, its not rocket science... I am in full support we as Americans to help others. But it is time we start looking after our own people. A man told me one time that if we were in a circle and pass money around between us we would always have money but open a door an pass money out soon we will be broke!!!! so true! America we need to get our Backbone back before it is to late!!!!!!!!!!
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