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Old 03-01-2011, 09:57 PM   #61
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Gaddahfi's nurse is going to work for Charlie
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Here's a hilarious Onion article that is asking the question some people are asking:

State Dept. Asks U.S. Citizens In Libya What The Hell They Were Doing In Libya | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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According to Gaddahfi, it's because of the drugs bin Laden's putting in their milk!



I think Gaddahfi and Charlie Sheen could be good friends.
Speaking of which...

It’s Time to Play ‘Sheen, Beck, or Qaddafi?’ -- Daily Intel
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Wow, that is the hardest test I've taken since Calculus.
They could all be Glenn Beck.
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Khadaffi won't last long. The biggest mistake he once made is splitting up divisions of the army. The first consists of mercenaries from other African countries which are under Khadaffis direct command.
There are a few other divisions who are under the command of his brothers. The rest of the army, the 'ordinary' soldiers, have turned against Khadaffi already. I saw on the news yesterday that they were handing out arms to civilians in order to fight back.
Very tensive situation, I hope the people will last after decades of oppression and terror!
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Moammar Kadafi crimes against humanity have been known for decades,
but now the Western leaders demands his removal.


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Gadhafi's forces seem unable to bring significant strength to dislodge rebels from the territory they hold. But the opposition does not have the capability to go on the offense against Gadhafi's strongholds in the west, including the capital, Tripoli. Its leaders have pleaded for foreign powers to launch airstrikes to help them oust Gadhafi as the United States moves military forces closer to Libyan shores.

The Pentagon on Wednesday tried to play down the idea of using military force in Libya, including a "no-fly zone" that Defense Secretary Robert Gates said would first require attacking Libya's air defenses.
If the opposition leaders are begging for air strikes, how can we turn them down?
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If the opposition leaders are begging for air strikes, how can we turn them down?
The Arab world would be much better off knowing that these revolutions were carried out by the people, and not with the meddling hand of the West guiding the way.
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Moammar Kadafi crimes against humanity have been known for decades,
but now the Western leaders demands his removal.


Wouldn't most libertarians want us to continue to stay out of it?
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If the opposition leaders are begging for air strikes, how can we turn them down?
Kind of the way you turned the Sudanese opposition down.
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The Arab world would be much better off knowing that these revolutions were carried out by the people, and not with the meddling hand of the West guiding the way.
Even if thousands, or tens of thousands die needlessly?

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Kind of the way you turned the Sudanese opposition down
Which I think was a huge mistake, and hundreds of thousands died as a consequence. Anyone who asks for the United States help should get it.
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Anyone who asks for the United States help should get it.
That would be incredibly damaging to the US if it were true.
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How so?
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Just to name a few:

1. We're not the World Police. Carrying ourselves as if we are is bound to create resentment among other nations.
2. It's not always as clear cut as good vs. bad. Some people who might appear to be the victims, or strategically important for the US to assist, may turn out to come back and bite us in the ass. (for example, the Mujahadin, Saddam Hussein, etc)
3. The cost of sending our military around the world at every request would be staggering.
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