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President Obama promised there'd be no quote boots on the ground and Libya but it's not true.
My next guest says no and that there already are American boots on the ground it's a major accusation.
Here -- to explain colonel Anthony Shaffer whose tell all book was banned.
By the Pentagon colonel it's a pleasure and welcome here and just remain a logistical point of view is it even possible.
To engage in the type of no fly zone and degrading of his his offensive weaponry without having some boots on the ground communicating to the planes.
Realistically know and this is what colonel hunt said last night with with would -- be -- spoke about this on the air.
At the bottom line is this if you're doing precision strike we're talking about putting bombs with a laser on a target.
-- you always trust two things that are your own you're technology.
And your people yes that British -- great allies the French -- great allies most the time.
The bottom line is we have to trust our own people and we always do that all right does that mean kernel that our people have to be on the ground to say here's where the jets are here's where the tanks are.
Here's where the ammunition depots are.
And communicate that to the folks that either Manning the missiles or flying the jets -- I don't know all the details but in this case if the policies to be precise as possible.
You have to have the ability to put what they call in the terminal phase of the bomb.
A laser on that target if we have a British guy -- get laser on if something goes wrong the British blame my story therefore we wanna avoid blame and have precision for their -- practical for us to do our own.
Work on this isn't it also likely that we have intelligence yes perhaps or your career as an intelligence that -- special ops yes don't tell me what you can't tell me because of those both of secrecy they made you take.
But you know how these things work there have to be human beings whether they're wearing boots sandals that are Americans that are on the ground part of the problem is we -- so far behind -- power curve with had to go when they're do extraordinary things.
Like I can't -- tell you.
This is a very tribal environment.
We don't understand necessarily who the bad guys are -- The -- the good guys are.
We just what we were trying to sort through that has were in real time operation since the president lying when he says who don't know troops on the ground.
He -- to let me -- I don't know what the president's thinking it's -- But that we don't have large scale combat units or humanitarian it's on the ground.
I think it would be less than honest to say we have no boots on the greens have Americans in uniforms and with communication equipment or in the military you -- on the ground.
I I would would hazardous that it probably not in uniform.
But yes they're probably on the ground in some form being able to give this two critical things real time intelligence eyes on target because you know until so -- from satellites.
And most importantly.
They're trying to reach out probably to the rubble -- tell -- who's who's doing what all right so if we have Americans on the ground whether rested to target the equipment that we want to destroy.
Or to provide us with intelligence.
Isn't it likely that they were on the ground before two Tuesdays ago when the president said he decided to do this isn't it likely he sent them there before -- even told us he sent them there while I I believe from my my source.
That they were on a ground on the ground at least this past Saturday that's the first time I was told we have folks in the ground as possible there before that.
The thing to remember here it is of my concern I think we all share this concern what next.
Colonel hunt talked about the fact that we were doing this in Bosnia long before we admitted we were doing anything there.
Same thing there we expanded the war effort there who are the rebels why are we supporting them -- it just because Qaddafi as a as a public demon.
Even though this president proposed in his budget as recently as a month ago a couple million more dollars -- -- military.
-- is is this is the bizarre thing we have every right in the world to demand Moammar -- be brought to justice in the world court you're talking about because of the Lockerbie bombing.
And other things -- into his own people there's been a call for his indictment by the world court right what do we do that now with that said though we've had this duality pop purposely did pres Obama said.
We want regime change.
But he's not backed it up through the messaging done by show of force in Atlanta international -- we've we've spoken -- aside from -- does the military led to go around the world looking for monsters to -- and -- -- season parts of the world that have no tradition -- read an understanding of what freedom and rights of the individual -- Did that and let me tell you I've -- so folks are involved in the process right now there's great concern within the process.
The military response to civilian leadership right -- civilian leadership lays out -- of intentions by policy.
Judge we don't have a clear policy.
In most of the areas of military is now being asked to operate especially in the Middle East right now is that likely it was general in -- -- saying to the president Mr.
President why you just let us.
Speak out Qaddafi or bring him -- end.
Instead of killing all these other people in the process once he goes the government collapses do they have conversations like that.
Between commander in chief -- somebody in the White House and the general -- somebody on the ground.
I honestly don't know that answer but they should and this is the deal regarding the conversation like that if you point out the fact of Moammar Qaddafi have been dealt with three weeks ago when the -- start when the Muslim Brotherhood opened the door.
Bring wouldn't have had tens of hundreds of civilian casualties got it got it colonel Schaeffer it's a pleasure thank you very much the big government health care plague known as Obama care.
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