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The Obama Regime Undertakes "Kinetic Military Action" in Libya

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RUSH: The French have shot down a Libyan jet, which is news. The French finally found somebody they can beat up on.

Folks, I gotta warn you, I'm kinetic today. I've got all kinds of kinetic action. People won't leave me alone. I barely had time for show prep today. I mean I'm sitting here, I'm already frazzled. I feel like I feel after three hours of this program and we just now started, so you people out there in the media waiting for your tweak, there might be 25 of them today. I'm irritated, my guard is down, so who knows what's gonna happen out there. But now, kinetic activity. We're not at war. We are engaged in kinetic activity. We have a headline, this from the DC Examiner: "In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it? In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. 'I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals.'"

By the way, did you hear that Boehner sent Obama a letter? I have a copy of the letter. A little side note to you Republicans, could you do something about this? As long as you're gonna submit these as PDF files 95% of people are not gonna be able to read your stuff. Just put it up on the website, don't make 'em download a PDF. At any rate, it's a good letter from Boehner, but I wonder why did he send it to Obama? Why didn't he send it to NATO or the UN? I mean he wants answers. Boehner, what's the purpose, why send that to Obama? At any rate, this guy, the Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. He said, "I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone. Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end."

Folks, this is pathetic, literally, genuinely pathetic. Kinetic military action, particularly on the front end. Kinetic simply means motion! That's all it means. Depending on movement for its effect, of, relating to, or resulting from motion. So now we've got kinetic military action, and here's the defense secretary, let's grab sound bite five. This is Robert Gates Tuesday in Moscow, and he spoke with reporters, and this is what he said about the war in Libya.

GATES: I think as we are successful in suppressing the air defenses, the level of kinetic activity should decline, I assume, in the next few days.

RUSH: I swear, this is surreal. KMA, kinetic military activity has replaced WTF, (laughing) which is winning the future. I'm sure you thought it was something else. (laughing) Kick my -- has replaced what the -- Okay, so I guess we're to assume it's not a protest anymore. It's a kinetic assembling action. It's not a riot. It's kinetic thuggery action. It's not a vacation. It's kinetic leisure action. It's not golf. It's kinetic ball striking action. It's not dancing. It's kinetic foot action. It's not sex. It's kinetic Lewinsky. (laughing) I'm not drunk. I've been engaging in kinetic adult beverage action. It's not an election. It's kinetic voting action. It's not radio. It's kinetic Limbaugh action. Whatever. Kinetic means motion. Military means armed forces. Action means motion. Kinetic action, moving motion. And these are the smartest people in the world. Well, the reason they can't say it is because they don't want to say what it really is. We all know what it is, but they don't want to say it. They don't want to go on record as saying what this really is, because they're actually trying to pretend it isn't anything.

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RUSH: Back to the audio sound bites. Zbigniew Brzezinski on MSNBC this morning, he was on there with his daughter, Mika Brzezinski. Mika Brzezinski asking her father Zbig Brzezinski, "Last time we talked you said the president shouldn't act alone in Libya, that it should be collective action and they're not calling it war."

BRZEZINSKI: Well, it really isn't war. It's something in between war and military intervention to stop something that's going on, but without intending to conquer the country. But I have to tell you frankly, Mika, that I cannot think of another instance in recent times in which I myself was so uncertain in thinking about the problem how we should act, because there are so many downsides and so many uncertainties. But in the end, I concluded that if we didn't act it would be worse.

RUSH: It sounds like we're in a Bond movie here. So Zbig is talking to his daughter, Mika, the Brzezinskis on MSNBC, and it's not a war. It's something in between that and military intervention, stop something that's going on but without intending to conquer the country. Not according to the American left. The American left, the kooks out there think that's exactly what this is about, if you listen to 'em. Establishing a US base. They're mad. These leftists are mad. Obama's no different than George W. Bush to them in all of this. (interruption) Well, according to Mr. Brzezinski, Mr. Snerdley, an act of war is not an act of war unless we're trying to conquer the country, you know, hold territory, so to speak. And Zbig says that that's not what we're doing. We're not going in to conquer the place, so it really isn't a war. And it's not really a military intervention. It's kinetic military action. I mean that's why they've come up with this ludicrous term. That's why they don't want to call it a war on terror because the Muslims don't intend to occupy us. They just blew up the World Trade Center. Of course, you might get some argument on that from certain people.

All of this is nothing more than one of these intellectual exercises to excuse Obama, give him a pass. It really isn't war. You know, Democrat presidents don't like using the US military. If the truth be known, liberals actually are happier when the US military loses. Liberals don't want military success. They don't think the world should be shaped that way. Of course, ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force. Liberals hate that. To them, this is a world governed by the aggressive use of speeches. You know, all the speeches in the world didn't stop Khadafy from deciding he wanted to become illegitimate. I have never seen such pretzel-like maneuvering on the part of Democrats. This whole kinetic military action, war, military intervention, whatever they don't want to call it, is nothing more than a PR move to try to elevate Obama's stature from a position they're not particularly happy that he occupies.

But it's like I said in the first hour, this is a joke. You know, all of this, the commentary about it, the action itself, the lack of an objective, the lack of a withdrawal strategy, no definition of victory, I mean it is a joke. The question is, is it purposefully so? We look like anything but the solution to the world's problems here. We look like an utterly aimless, purposeless country here. You couple that with the fact that we have a president who views this country's past in exactly that way and questions are aroused.

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RUSH: CNN is running a crawl, a graphic crawl at the bottom of the screen about Libya. It says, "Humanitarian Crisis Feared." What now? I thought that's precisely what we had averted! I thought that's what everybody was taking credit for, that we have averted a humanitarian crisis. Go back here to number 15, Ed. Audio sound bite number 15. Zbigniew Brzezinski on MSNBC this morning explaining what's going on in the Libya...

BRZEZINSKI: Well, it really isn't war. It's something in between war and military intervention to stop something that's going on, but without intending to conquer the country. But I have to tell you frankly, Mika, that I cannot think of another instance in recent times in which I myself was so uncertain in thinking about the problem how we should act, because there are so many downsides and so many uncertainties. But in the end, I concluded that if we didn't act it would be worse.

RUSH: I wonder if Zbig would have the same view if there were a Republican in the White House. I just have that question. But (Zbig impression), "[I]t really isn't war. It's something in between war and military intervention to stop something that's going on, but without intending to conquer the country. But I have to tell you frankly, Mika, that I cannot think of another instance..." I thought we'd averted a humanitarian crisis, but you also heard Zbig here say that it is not a war because we are not "intending to conquer the country."

So I guess the first Gulf War was not a war. We didn't try to conquer Iraq. Saddam Hussein was left in place. The Vietnam War was not a war. We weren't trying to conquer North Vietnam, right? So that wasn't a war. The War of 1812, was that not a war? We weren't trying to conquer and occupy Great Britain. We were trying to keep from being conquered and occupied. This is not a pickup basketball game. That's what they're trying to make it look like. It's not just midnight basketball. This thing's going on around the clock.

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