U.S. forces are still flying hundreds of bombing raids over Libya even though the Obama administration claims that American armed forces are only playing a limited role in the conflict.
Since NATO’s Operation Unified Protector took over from the American-led Operation Odyssey Dawn on 31 March, the U.S. has flown hundreds of strike missions, according to United States Africa Command (AFRICOM).
The White House originally claimed that U.S. planes were mostly providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and played down the number of bombing raids.
However AFRICOM spokeswoman Nicole Dalrymple said: ‘U.S. aircraft continue to fly support missions, as well as strike sorties under NATO tasking.
‘Since 31 March, the U.S. has flown a total of 3,475 sorties…Of those, 801 were strike sorties, 132 of which actually dropped ordnance.’
A White House report on the Libya conflict sent to Congress on 15 June says that ‘American strikes are limited to the suppression of enemy air defense and occasional strikes by unmanned Predator UAVs against a specific set of targets.’
The report also said the U.S. provides an ‘alert strike package.’
See? Totally not a war! Don’t let your lying eyes cause you to believe anything different.