So it seems like the US congress doesn't agree with Obama on the Libya intervention, that means that US support will be withdrawn soon, no?
At the same time the EU is getting increasingly aggressive against Syria. I recently watched Robert Gates' last speech for NATO, and tbh he was spot on. We've been neglecting our militaries and as a result even a campaign in a poorly armed, low populated country like Libya has turned out to be an utter disaster. We can't field enough planes, don't have enough bombs and didn't even have the facilities and people required to properly operate the airfields. We can't identify the targets without US help and nobody was able or willing to take up the leadership role after the initial attack.
EU defence = trainwreck. Although I'm hopeful the shit for brains in all the different parliaments will finally start to realise this sorry state of affairs and invest in our common defence, realistically the failures of Libya will most likely be ignored. It's starting to be awfully reminiscent of a certain conflict in eastern Europe during the 90s in which the US was blamed for 'not doing enough', I predict it's going to be the same situation in Libya.
Last edited by Shocking (2011-06-24 15:43:16)