On March 19, ironically on the eighth anniversary of "Operation Iraqi Freedom", another invasion of a weak country to steal their oil resources, a White House Office of the Press Secretary quoted Obama as saying: "Today I authorize the Armed Forces of the United States to attack Libya in support of an international effort to protect Libyan civilians", which, I might add, is not at all important to Obama. He added: "That action has now begun" he added, claiming that military action was only used as a last resort. In fact, Obama's war had been in the planning stages for a very long time! All military "interventions" require month of preparation, including target selection, strategy, enlisting political and public support, troop deployments, and post-conflict plans. Weeks, maybe months in advance, Special Forces, CIA agents, and UK SAS operatives were in Libya, enlisting, inciting, funding, and arming so-called anti-Gaddafi opposition forces ahead of the Western aggression for imperial control. A March 19 Department of Defense (DOD) Armed Forces Press Service release announced America's led "Operation Odyssey Dawn," saying: "Coalition forces launched "Operation Odyssey Dawn" today, to enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1973 to protect the Libyan people from the country's ruler. (By the way, the same could be said of Obama's rule over Americans).