Preparations are in place in case assistance is needed in Libya during these trying times.
The following tweet came out of the DoD’s twitter page minutes ago regarding Libya…
“planning for contingencies & repositioning forces 2 provide flex in the event add’tl steps are necessary”
See the actual page here;
It seems the oil fields should be safe from a destructive event stemming out of the orders by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for the mean time. Protestors, or rebels have control of the majority of the oil fields in Libya, and all attempts to attack them have been unsuccessful for one reason or another.
Although the danger is not completely over, speculation and worry still has oil flirting with $100 barrells, the anxiety of burning oil fields has seemed to lighthen slightly after the weekend.
As American forces position themselves to provide whatever help is determined to be needed, they are not likely to launch a military ground strike due to the mixed feelings of the crowd in Libya. For the most part the Libyan voice is being heard that they do not desire any international interference, but a rising death toll may spur the UN and others in the international community to step in and intervene. No matter what happens, the US will be in a position to provide aid in both military and humantarian areas.
Reuters also reported on the same story, article here;