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European leaders on Friday agreed to examine “all necessary options” — including armed intervention — to protect civilians should the Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, escalate attacks on rebel-held territories.
Still, Friday’s statement called on Colonel Qaddafi to quit, did not rule out military intervention by Europeans, and reiterated suggestions from American and European diplomats that such a move would require a clear legal basis, regional support and a clear motive.
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
Looks like the Media disinformation campaign agaisnt Qaddafi worked like a charm once again and once again people here easily fall for such obvious tricks such like an uprising.
If there will be Armed Intervention in Libya you can beat the russians will be joining but they wont support NATO, in fact they will support Qaddafi.
Thus we will have ourselves a real world war, and why a world war? just look where the americans forces are and you will get the picture.
So now the question is why Libya is it because of democracy? nope the protests never were about democracy it was about the oil along on.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Seems like the Gaddafi lovers and the self centred are bursting at the seams with anger over actual footages of our fellow libyan brothers and sisters who only seek for better treatment but are instead being tortured and murdered by the beasts and his minions.
Such inhuman anger are well played out here on ATS, for both sides have the freedom to express themselves. Just too bad Gaddafi will never allow such freedom and will only allow pyschophants to the Libyan regime to talk freely.
Guess mankind aint that stupid after all, unlike some but they have agendas of their own instead of the truth and realities..
are bursting at the seams with anger over actual footages of our fellow libyan brothers and sisters who only seek for better treatment but are instead being tortured and murdered by the beasts and his minions.
better treatment but are instead being tortured and murdered by the beasts and his minions
They and you may have several differences, but at the basic level, you and them laugh, cry and aspire the same
And it is your freedom to act or don't act. But just know that what goes around, often comes around. Today, you may have full creature comforts to bother about others, but everyone can testify that the only constant in life is change.
One day when your circumstances changed, may you be face with mercy and compassion by others that you don't have it in you, blinded by your deluded magician conjurer's trickes of the alternative whatnots.
Originally posted by Jakes51
Armed intervention by whom? Will Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and other nations endure the brunt of this action? Or will the US with its armaments and manpower be relied upon for this latest foray into foreign meddling at the tip of a sword?
Originally posted by wayno
The only conspiracy is what is taking the UN and EU so frickin long to decide to do what the Libyans on the ground are asking for and impose a no fly zone??
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler The headline ought to read Tactical Nuke Use By Gaddafi Suspected by Donald Duck. The article seems to be making a case for that any explosion anywhere that either hurts or offends the sensibilities of Americans is a tactical nuke! The article also suggests the Oklahoma Bombing was a tactical nuclear device! Seems like yet another sensationalized accusation of the kind that gave us WMD in Iraq. Just a lot of unsubstantiated gibberish designed to enflame and anger people and get people here thinking about paying for another war for oil. How many times are the American people going to get fooled by the same old song and dance, wrap it in a flag, and have God bless it, and presto whamo American bombs start snuffing out 'collateral damage' everywhere.
While many countries in the Middle East and North Africa bicker over water rights, Libya has tapped into an aquifer of 'fossil water' to change its topography – turning sand into soil. The 26-year, $20 billion project is nearly finished. …The Great Man-Made River, which is leader Muammar Qaddafi's ambitious answer to the country’s water problems, irrigates Libya’s large desert farms. The 2,333-mile network of pipes ferry water from four major underground aquifers in southern Libya to the northern population centers. Wells punctuate the water’s path, allowing farmers to utilize the water network in their fields. ... “Water is more precious for us than oil. ... Water here in Libya, it’s life.”
How was Libya doing under the rule of Gadaffi? How bad did the people have it? Were they oppressed as we now commonly accept as fact? Let us look at the facts for a moment. Before the chaos erupted, Libya had a lower incarceration rate than the Czech republic. It ranked 61st. Libya had the lowest infant mortality rate of all of Africa. Libya had the highest life expectancy of all of Africa. Less than 5% of the population was undernourished. In response to the rising food prices around the world, the government of Libya abolished ALL taxes on food. People in Libya were rich. Libya had the highest gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita of all of Africa. The government took care to ensure that everyone in the country shared in the wealth. Libya had the highest Human Development Index of any country on the continent. The wealth was distributed equally. In Libya, a lower percentage of people lived below the poverty line than in the Netherlands. How does Libya get so rich? The answer is oil. The country has a lot of oil, and does not allow foreign corporations to steal the resources while the population starves, unlike countries like Nigeria, a country that is basically run by Shell. Like any country, Libya suffers from a government with corrupt bureaucrats that try to gain a bigger portion of the pie at the cost of everyone else. In response to this, Kadaffi called for the oil revenue to be distributed directly to the people, because in his opinion, the government was failing the people. However, unlike the article claims, Kadaffi is not the president of Libya. In fact he holds no official position in the government. This is the big mistake that people make. They claim that Kadaffi rules over Libya when in fact he doesn't, his position is more or less ceremonial. He should be compared to a founding father. The true leader of Libya is an indirectly elected prime-minister. The current prime-minister is Baghdadi Mahmudi. Calling Khadaffi the leader of Libya is comparable to calling Akihito the leader of Japan. Contrary to what your media is sketching, opinions in Libya vary. Some people support Gadaffi but want Mahmudi out. Others want both out. Many just want to live their life in peace. However, effort is taken to sketch the appearance of a popular revolt against the supposed leader of Libya, Gadaffi, when in fact he is just the architect of Libya's current political system, a mixture of pan-Arabism, socialism, and Islamic government.
Videos of Pro-Gaddafi protests are disappearing from Youtube as we speak. "Pro Gaddafi Anti Baghdadi Mahmudi demonstrations in" youtube.com/watch?v=Ce5fLGNg0sk is gone. "Pro Gaddafi protests in front of Libyan embassy London" youtube.com/watch?v=pRwv0Ac8qbc Is gone. Youtube deletes any video containing gore normally, except when it's from Libya. Apparently more traumatizing to it's viewers than chopped up bodies are Libyans who do not jump on the bandwagon and enter the streets to force Gadaffi out.
Are the protesters in Libya comparable to the protesters in Egypt and Tunisia? Not at all. The governments reaction is more violent, and obviously excessive violence is being used. However let us look for a moment at the actions of the protesters. The building of the the general people's congress, the parliament of Libya, was put on fire by angry protestors. This is comparable to protesters putting the United States Capitol on fire. Do you think that for even a moment the US government would sit idly by as protesters put the US capitol on fire?
They don't have to invade and take over, just provide the help that the rebels want - no more, no less. To not act in this situation and pontificate over presumptions while people are being mowed down in the streets by gunships and bombed by aircraft is unconscionable.