June 20, 2011
New, unconfirmed reports out late last week suggest that the US is preparing to deploy ground forces to Libya this fall in direct contradiction to all public assurances that the conflict was merely a “kinetic military action” and would not involve boots on the ground. The reports, citing military sources at Ft. Hood, indicate that additional Special Forces will be sent to the region in July, with the 1st Calvary Division and three corps to be deployed in the country in October or November. In total, nearly 30,000 troops are said to be preparing for this escalation.
These reports are further bolstered by recently-released video showing what appear to be NATO military advisers directly interfacing with rebel forces on the front lines of the ground conflict.
Now, a legal battle is shaping up on Capitol Hill between the White House and a bipartisan group of Congressman and Senators who are formally challenging the legality of Obama’s use of the military in the region long after the expiry of the sixty-day War Powers Act limit for the President to wage a military operation without congressional approval.
The Sunday Report with James Corbett is part of GlobalResearchTV original programming. This episode includes interviews with Prof. Michel Chossudovsky and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya of the Centre for Research on Globalization, as well as Pepe Escobar of the Asia Times.
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