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Originally posted by insite
I don't know about anyone else, but this seems suspicious to me. Call me a nay-sayer, but I'm gonna roll with Fidel Castro on this one and say that this is a great pretext for a NATO invasion to secure oil for the West.
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Originally posted by Soshh
As well as targeting protesters, pilots were ordered to attack military facilities.
That's a good sign.
If they were ordered to do that, I'd say almost the majority of the military are likely to defect. The fact he has ordered military personnel to be executed for not firing on their people supports this also.
Gaddafi is scared. Hope the people get rid of him like their neighbours did their leaders.
Originally posted by ickylevel
You wanna know the real difference ? Gaddafi is supported by the west. Like Moubarak was (I like how they defended him on fox news), like ben ali was...
The US have been creating and supporting dictatures for a while now, and they only intervene when someone disobeys.
Originally posted by BRITWARRIOR
Reports out of all MSM is this was artillery fire
Its really kicking off in Libya right now over 300 dead from the massacre/genocide against its own people
I would have a different stand as we all did with Tunisia Egypt & Bahrain for them to take there own freedom and democracy but after watch all this and the crys for help i would agree the UN now needs to act with force and help them secure there freedom rights and democracy this is just beyond words of what i'm seeing and hearing here
Originally posted by inkyminds
I'd be interested to know who sold him those planes.
US, or Russia?
Originally posted by InsaneInsurgent11
There should be an organization of international revolutionaries, not westerners only, but people from all over the world. They would go and help people in countries all over the world fight against their evil dictators and oppressive regimes, but only with the locals' permission, so it wouldn't be an invasion or unjust intervention or anything like that. They would be a lot quicker, more flexible, and less bureaucratic than the UN, which is often useless because it has to consider a lot of things before it jumps in and it takes forever for them to meet, because they are not really expecting a big situation all the time. Whether or not to get involved would be determined not by a vote, but by a set of criteria like "Do the people there need and want us there," "Is it realistic," etcetera. Then the organization would throw a committee of volunteers together and they would go do it. Not everyone in the group would have to help with every situation, but if a large enough group wanted to go, and if the situation met the criteria, then they could use some of the organization's funding for it. Everything they did would be under local jurisdiction, so they weren't forcing their ideas on a population that didn't want them. They would just be there to help people were not strong enough or experienced enough to do it on their own and clearly wanted help.
Originally posted by inkyminds
reply to post by mikeybiznaz
you have to be kidding me.
You're PROMOTING neo-con efforts?
Originally posted by mikeybiznaz
reply to post by nenothtu
there's doers and there's talkers.....rave on Cat spit.....someone will bury ya
rant rant rant,,,,all you are doing is rant.....get ready, jackwagon,its coming to a town near you..go ahead, stock up on your blue and white envelopes of popcorn....they only work with eletricity thow....
Col Muammar Gaddafi’s warplanes have carried our bombing raids on rebel-held eastern Libya, demonstrating that the dictator retains some air power.
Despite the defections of several of his fighter pilots, at least one target – an ammunition depot that has fallen into opposition hands – was attacked near the town of Adjabiya, 100 miles south of Benghazi, Libya’s second city and headquarters of the insurrection.
There were contradictory reports of what actually happened. Residents claimed the depot was struck by fixed-wing fighter jets, saying they heard a number of explosions coming from the Haniya military compound. An army officer confirmed the reports.
Revolutionary officials said the attack was carried out by two helicopters, whose pilots deliberately fired at open ground near the camp and then defected.