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BREAKING: UN to vote on "No Fly Zone" at 6EST

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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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I'm watching the BBC, and I heard the journalist say that "military action in Libya could come as soon as tomorrow if the resolution is passed tonight."




posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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Tomorrow is being generous, unless the Journalist meant 'by midnight.' If you've seen the crowds in Benghazi and realise these people are now surrounded, with Gadaffi about to order airstrikes any minute upon them. It gives you a scale of how desperate these countries are to pass the bill through the UN. It would be genocide, and i'm surprised if the European nations with alliance to NATO already aren't dispatched awaiting the orders.
A commercial flight to anywhere within the med is less than a hour and a half, a fighter squadron can be in the theatre even less so. Replenishing the crews already up there now.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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The UK has a military base in cyprus which is really close to libya and ikm sure i read that the US already has some kind of ship in the med with another one not too far away.... 2 ships in the med, and god knows what the other countires have right there ready to go



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 03:31 PM
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The BBC website has a ticker quoting action "within hours" of a UN resolution

The RAF have bases in Cyprus, but also use training bases in Corsica and Malta. The French also have two air force bases within easy range of Libya
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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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I'm afraid help will be too late for the rebels and they will be slaughtered.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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It has been 3 weeks, this truly shows how we don't need a veto system.

Like it says in the UN guidelinesbook every country is equal, small or big.

The UN is useless



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:23 PM
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Political procrastination, with hidden agendas, will mean that a no-fly zone is meaningless. It should have been enacted weeks ago. Read between the lines and you'll have your answer.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by LarryLove
Political procrastination, with hidden agendas, will mean that a no-fly zone is meaningless. It should have been enacted weeks ago. Read between the lines and you'll have your answer.


Please explain.....

You mean liberation for oil?



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:27 PM
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Originally posted by LarryLove
Political procrastination, with hidden agendas, will mean that a no-fly zone is meaningless. It should have been enacted weeks ago. Read between the lines and you'll have your answer.


This isnt just about no fly zones anymore, the UN are going to be voting on a resolution to "protect the people from the gaddafi forces"..... this will mean military ground intervention... but i agree that the no fly zone should have been done long ago.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:32 PM
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There won't be troops on the ground but bombs, lots of bombs, missiles, drones. Kaddafis command and control centers will be wiped out in the first few minutes and his deepest bunkers penetrated.
My shelf next to the microwave has plenty of Orville Redenbacher ready to go, full butter flavor too.
28 minutes to go.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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I have been photographing and talking to Libyans in London since the peoples' revolt began. They have cried for help for weeks, but on the geopolitical chess board, Libya means nothing - no gain for a western-world interventionist play.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by TinfoilTP
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There won't be troops on the ground but bombs, lots of bombs, missiles, drones. Kaddafis command and control centers will be wiped out in the first few minutes and his deepest bunkers penetrated.
My shelf next to the microwave has plenty of Orville Redenbacher ready to go, full butter flavor too.
28 minutes to go.


This is true... but the SAS are already inside libya as we speak, and have been for a while now, they did get caught by the rebels and released, but the SAS are still there, for obvious reasons.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by Itop1

Originally posted by TinfoilTP
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There won't be troops on the ground but bombs, lots of bombs, missiles, drones. Kaddafis command and control centers will be wiped out in the first few minutes and his deepest bunkers penetrated.
My shelf next to the microwave has plenty of Orville Redenbacher ready to go, full butter flavor too.
28 minutes to go.


This is true... but the SAS are already inside libya as we speak, and have been for a while now, they did get caught by the rebels and released, but the SAS are still there, for obvious reasons.


Well someone has to laser designate some targets, confirm targets etc.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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Its my understanding that the regular army do the designating... if its required, the SAS tend to secure critical locations rather than get involved with things that the regular army can do, the UK have also said that if the resolution is passed, troops will be on the ground in libya by friday (tomorrow)
Well someone has to laser designate some targets, confirm targets etc.
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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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it's not just about "Illuminating" targets

it's also about helping with command and control, communications, pulling together the factions

and also about making friends with the potential winning politicians. Whatever happens in the next few weeks, no matter how late the west is, or how many caualties there are, I can't see the west letting Gadaffi remain in power
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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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they are reporting on the UN resolution here in a few mins, you can watch Live here#

english.aljazeera.net...



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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they are reporting on the UN resolution here in a few mins, you can watch Live here#

english.aljazeera.net...



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:45 PM
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Going behind enemy lines in small teams before hostilities are official is never ever a job of regular army. If you mean Army branch special forces then ya.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by TinfoilTP
Going behind enemy lines in small teams before hostilities are official is never ever a job of regular army. If you mean Army branch special forces then ya.


going behind enemy lines is the job of the SAS, not regular army, marking building can be done by the regular army from miles off, like they did in Iraq, it was shown live on BBC news, the SAS are never shown live on TV and if they are they have their faces blanked out.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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There is no regular army there in the first sorties, so who is gonna designate targets?

Anyhow best case scenario, Gaddafi and his sons get tagged and bagged in the first few hours.



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