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Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5726|132 and Bush

https://i.imgur.com/5chEA.jpg

It's about time Libya got it's own thread. I think we are on the verge of something extremely serious going down in this country. Both sides have said that they are going to fight until the bloody end.
..the White House is worried that Tripoli might still be well stocked with conventional weapons, Scud missiles, and ... mustard gas or other chemical weapons.
If rebels close in on the city and Qaddafi reaches his breaking point, who knows how bad it could get.


Editorial:
The headlines tonight are that he never mentioned Qaddafi specifically, but I think that’s a simple matter of not wanting to provoke a rabid dog any more than he has to with de facto death squads roaming the streets of Tripoli. The goal here was to express solidarity with Libyan rebels; mission accomplished. What this achieved in practical terms, I have no idea, but if you believe that the president of the United States is obliged in moments of international brutality to check the box with a statement of official moral condemnation, consider this box checked.

The one meaningful thing he said here was that we’re considering a “full range of options” on how to deal with Qaddafi, which in diplo-speak is a notch below “all options are on the table” as a wink-wink about military action. The more I read on the wires, though, the more unlikely it seems that external force will be needed. The news arc today has been all about more cities falling to protesters, with Qaddafi relegated to shrinking territory in and around the new terrordome of Tripoli.
The Journal:
Forces loyal to strongman Col. Moammar Gadhafi imposed rough order in Libya’s increasingly fearful capital Wednesday, witnesses said, that stood in sharp contrast to rebel gains in much of the rest of the oil-rich country.

Gunshots echoed through the night in Tripoli as Col. Gadhafi clung to power even as the international community discussed ways to isolate him with sanctions. More territory slipped from his control, and rebels began to set up rudimentary governments in outlying areas under their sway…

In the eastern coastal city of Baida, where opposition forces overcame pro-Gadhafi fighters on Tuesday, sheiks, academics and businessmen met in a domed meeting hall to discuss how to oversee security, distribute food and fuel and recollect weapons spread widely amid the uprising…

“Everything is in chaos now,” said Hamdy Yaqoub, a professor of environmental science at Omar Mukhtar University, an elder at the meeting.


.. also. WTF is wrong with the UN?
Libya is a member of the UN Human Rights Council


The last dig at Obama really isn't needed. But you get the point.
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Shocking
sorry you feel that way
+333|5124|...
Now this is one place where I would support intervention, it would actually help our relationships with the ME aswell if we did.

The UN is being a lame duck as usual.
inane little opines
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,758|5231|eXtreme to the maX
'The UN'....

What it takes is for a member state to put forward a resolution, its not like the UN are the Tracey family with Thunderbirds hidden under swimming pools.
The members of the UN are lame ducks is what you mean.

Gaddafi will be out soon.
Birds Aren't Real
Shocking
sorry you feel that way
+333|5124|...
same shit
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Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
+1,755|5818
Gaddafi said that he didn't want Libya to turn into another Somalia (a failed state). At this rate he wont have to worry about that. The dude is pulling Stalin type shit. Libya will be the next Siberia?

Last edited by Superior Mind (2011-02-24 05:05:29)

oug
Calmer than you are.
+380|5644|Πάϊ
I fear Quaddafi will be the hardest to oust...
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Mekstizzle
WALKER
+3,610|5746|London, England
Hardest in the sense that the only way this guy is going to go is by full scale fighting, killing off all his hardcore supporters and Gaddaffi himself. If he manages to flee, the international system (might) hunt him down for war crimes etc... I'll be surprised if he's still alive by the end of...this month.
Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5726|132 and Bush

Why doesn't he just take some money and go into exile? Is he really sticking around for love of country? Hard to believe. I guess some people just don't know when the gig is up.
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presidentsheep
Back to the Fuhrer
+208|5086|Places 'n such
He's going to stay in power as long as he possibly can, going to be a lot of bloodshed before anything changes.

edit:
It's also bin ladens fault:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12570279

Last edited by presidentsheep (2011-02-24 15:34:36)

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Adams_BJ
Turns out you were cucked
+2,044|5747|Little Bentcock
Chick holding the "the word has to know" sign in the first pic is kinda cute. I hope the country doesnt decent into chaos and mustard gas and bombings become commonplace.

Last edited by Adams_BJ (2011-02-24 15:38:37)

-Whiteroom-
Pineapplewhat
+572|5784|BC, Canada
Hopefully something happens soon there, so that as few innocents will be harmed as possible.
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In b4 Jefferson quote.
-Sh1fty-
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Adams_BJ wrote:

Chick holding the "the word has to know" sign in the first pic is kinda cute.
Yeah, I thought so too.

Last edited by -Sh1fty- (2011-02-24 18:49:04)

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Fudgepack DeQueef
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Kmar wrote:

Why doesn't he just take some money and go into exile? Is he really sticking around for love of country? Hard to believe. I guess some people just don't know when the gig is up.
he seems pretty delusional... blaming the protestors on being part of Bin Laden's plan. Probably thinks his leadership is divine.
KuSTaV
noice
+947|5636|Gold Coast
Libya has oil.

Looks like the Coalition of the Willing has another target


but srsly, looks like this could potentially drag out for a very long time. egypt 2.0?
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Beduin
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Varegg
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Kmar wrote:

Why doesn't he just take some money and go into exile? Is he really sticking around for love of country? Hard to believe. I guess some people just don't know when the gig is up.
Pride!

Not everyone is so obsessed with money alone as they are with power for themselves and their tribe/clan ... giving up anything is not an option for his clan ... and he doesn't seem to be very bright either so that may be a contributing factor ...
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Uzique
dasein.
+2,865|5595

Adams_BJ wrote:

Chick holding the "the word has to know" sign in the first pic is kinda cute. I hope the country doesnt decent into chaos and mustard gas and bombings become commonplace.
the fuck is wrong with you and your tastes

fuck libya
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Uzique
dasein.
+2,865|5595
btw how shit is obama's speech? what sort of technique is that? he's reading from a piece of paper like it's a high-school class presentation

i didn't realise until now how badly obama had lost it. what a shite pres.
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Uzique
dasein.
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Uzique
dasein.
+2,865|5595
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War Man
Australians are hermaphrodites.
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Uzique wrote:

btw how shit is obama's speech? what sort of technique is that? he's reading from a piece of paper like it's a high-school class presentation

i didn't realise until now how badly obama had lost it. what a shite pres.
Obama relies on his teleprompter, even if he is speaking to little kids at school, he requires a motherfucking teleprompter. That is our president, talk is his only talent and he even sucks on that.
The irony of guns, is that they can save lives.
Uzique
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FEOS
Bellicose Yankee Air Pirate
+1,182|5536|'Murka

Uzique wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Green_Book
Irony so thick you could cut it with a knife...and apparently, that's just what Qaddafi is doing.
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Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5726|132 and Bush

Varegg wrote:

Kmar wrote:

Why doesn't he just take some money and go into exile? Is he really sticking around for love of country? Hard to believe. I guess some people just don't know when the gig is up.
Pride!

Not everyone is so obsessed with money alone as they are with power for themselves and their tribe/clan ... giving up anything is not an option for his clan ... and he doesn't seem to be very bright either so that may be a contributing factor ...
How much pride can you have on the brink of tyrannicide?  .. but of course you interjected the ultimate disclaimer for illigocial rationale .. he's not that bright.
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