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US Tells Americans to Leave Libya Immediately

FILE - A member of a heavily armed militia group is seen in Benghazi.FILE - A member of a heavily armed militia group is seen in Benghazi.
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FILE - A member of a heavily armed militia group is seen in Benghazi.
FILE - A member of a heavily armed militia group is seen in Benghazi.
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The State Department is telling all U.S. citizens in Libya to leave immediately because of what it calls an "unpredictable and unstable" security situation.
 
A travel warning issued late Tuesday says the Libyan government has not adequately built a military and police force, and that many military-grade weapons are in the hands of civilians. It says this includes anti-aircraft weapons that could be aimed at civilian aircraft.
 
The warning says foreigners in Libya are generally presumed to be associated with the U.S. government and may be the targets of kidnappers or killers.
 
Earlier Tuesday, a Pentagon official said the aircraft carrier USS Bataan is being deployed to the Mediterranean in case an evacuation of Americans from Libya is needed.
 
Armed groups stormed the Libyan congress last week and Islamist militants have warned the U.S. not to interfere.

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by: Valentine from: Nigeria
May 28, 2014 3:06 AM
Why is the US strategy failing in Libya.
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by: Anonymous
May 28, 2014 5:41 AM
Simply because it is a useless stategy. Killing Khadafi and his family was not in their best interest and now they've got a reliable partner. Let's see what next

by: meanbill from: USA
May 27, 2014 10:56 PM
MY OPINION? --- All US citizens in Libya, are (CIA) and US Special Forces training US controlled Libyan militias, and maybe news media.. --- (WATCH OUT?) --- The US (CIA) and Special Forces will attack the militias guarding the Libyan oil and gas terminals, depots, and refineries, and seize them for the Europeans, and Saudis. -- (BECAUSE?) -- The Europeans need that oil and gas in case the Russians cuts off the oil and gas to Ukraine and Europe... -- (Zero hour is fast approaching, isn't it?) --- The world will soon know, the real reason the US wants it's citizens out of Libya, won't we? --
PS; - Qaddafi was going to nationalize the European and Saudi gas and oil companies in Libya, and that's why he and his family had to die....

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