Originally posted by LestatG
Hey all thanks for the responses.
I too was told (by my Dad), that there are no ships in the area, he said that the British Cumberland/Cumbria (I think) was near but on its way home to be decommissioned so not up for much action.
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by bandito
If anyone in America has any sense, you won't do the above. The Libyan Army poses no threat and, for the most part, has defected. Alot of the Air Force too have switched sides. Gaddafi is being propped up by militia and mercenaries, not any official state apparatus. Bombing the Libyan Army would actually help him out, not the reverse.
Originally posted by asperetty
Originally posted by DutchBigBoy
The Netherlands are also sending a ship and planes to rescue the Dutch people who are there for their work or on holiday.
"Hey sweet lover of mine, lets go to Libya to celebrate our love!"
...This doesn't sound as fulfilling as say going to Argentina or Malaysia.
A semi-serious thought:
What if all of these nations are sending their warships and planes not only to rescue the citizens, but also in the event that the Iran-Israel Suez Canal dispute begins to escalate? You know the deal, kill two birds with one stone + prevention is the best cure + a stitch in time saves nine?
I'm not sure what that will equate to though. Probably war. Think about it, this is a perfect scenario for a false flag.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by schuyler
We have thousands upon thousands of troops in Europe, just north of Libya. 50,000 in Germany and almost 10,000 in Italy.
Aviano Air Base in Italy has the 31st Fighter Wing.
Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany has the 52nd Fighter Wing.
Ramstein Air Base in Germany has multiple wings that can provide airlift for US Army units stationed in Germany.
Then there is NATO Europe, which could contribute a massive amount of air power, naval power and ground forces.