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U.N. Authorizes Military Strikes on Libya

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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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U.N. Authorizes Military Strikes on Libya


online.wsj.com

The United Nations Security Council authorized military strikes on Libya Thursday evening, and U.S. and European officials said air attacks against Col. Moammar Gadhafi's forces were possible "within hours."

The Pentagon was already fine-tuning military options for "serious" strikes against ground and air targets should the White House order them, said U.S. defense officials.

"There is significant, serious planning going on right now," a U.S. official said. The options would be "more aggressive than a show of force."
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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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We, in NATO countries, are on the verge of yet another war. In fact we are possibly "within hours" of commencing operations.

Right now they are talking about air strikes but once you cross that line and decide to jump in there's no telling how far you'll go.

We all know that governments like to use stories like the tragedy taking place in Japan to push agenda's while everyone's head is turned. This development comes as no surprise to me, and to be honest, I think everyone is too busy looking at Japan to put fourth much opposition.

Peace & Respect,

AS

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edit on 17-3-2011 by AeonStorm because: spelling + clarity



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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Why in the *snip* can't this U.S. Shadow government keep it's A$$ out of other countries matters....They have got to keep something stirred up at all times....I will be so glad when we get to hang these bastards I don't know what to do....
edit on 17-3-2011 by gallopinghordes because: please don't circumvent our censors.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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Ya.... notice how theres hardly any news on north Africa since the quake.
I've been wondering what they'll do while everyone is distracted.

"you never want a serious crisis to go to waste" ...RE
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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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Italy said they will help with the bases if the UK, Fance and America have to go in.

What a stupid move, what next Libya bombing Italian cities out?

Yet another Musillini move from Italy who never learn from their mistakes, just stay out of it please.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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More profiteering by the military complex...

War is business, and business is good.


~Namaste



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 06:45 PM
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Wow really amazing. Well not really amazing. Just interesting to see how fast they got this going. Maybe the west is behind all these "revolutions" and this one wasn't going to plan.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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How FAST?

How FAST?

The rebels have been dieing for more than a month now.

I guarantee you, after a month of tanks, artillery, helicopter gunships and fighters killing you and your friends, when all you've got is rocks, rifles and anything you can steal, nothing is fast enough to stop that and come to your aid.

They've been BEGGING for some action to help them from our so-called "International Community" and to date they haven't seen jack squat from us so-called "Democratic" nations.

I guess Libyans aren't human enough to deserve help, when they finally take matters into their hands against a nutcase brutal dictator that's held them hostage for 41 years.

Oh yeah, us Democracies would rather start wars where the people don't want them than help the people who are begging and bleeding and dieing for our help simply to live with some measure of self-determination.

My conspiracy theory is that the TPTB like Gaddafy right where he is; the changes in Tunisia and Egypt made them nervous about their precious status quo - they didn't see those events coming.

So they've sat on their asses as people died, and now when Gaddafy is almost about to overrun the last rebel strongholds, they have this token vote - which I doubt will be ever be enforced before Momar resolidifies his hold on the east and the sands run red with retribution.

Way to go calling this one guys. Not.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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I had NO idea that this was even being coordinated. For myself, this development seemingly materialized overnight! Maybe that wasn't an accident though and is exactly what was suppose to happen.

I wonder how many people are going to wake up to the news and find out that we're engaged in another war (if this happens and it certainly sounds like it's going to). That would be pretty shocking, to say the least.

One minute it's a civil war, the next it's a war between nations!

AS
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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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Don't forget it was the Arab League that called for a no-fly zone as well. And that four arab states will join in such a coalition.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Is it just me, or were all the un countries trying to stay out of it, whilst telling Gaddafi to step down.... right until he decided to fight back properly and take back some of his strongholds? I think they now have no option but to step in otherwise they will just look silly. Its no good telling a dictator he has to leave, and then leave him in power. I agree that the us and uk shouldnt have to get themselves involved in any more fights over oil but thanks to our governments there is now no other option.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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I can barely keep track of all the crazy s*** that is going on anymore.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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These people have begging for help for weeks. It breaks my heart, and I am sure can tell that.

There won't won't be any "War" and no boots on the ground, just take Gaddafy's air and ground advantage away via no-fly zone so no more mercenaries can come in, and no more airstrikes against the rebels. And take out just a few of those tanks and artillery.

Level the playing field, if it's not already too late.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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The U.N are an enemy of freedom. Libyans deserve freedom but you can't be free unless you allow others to be free.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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Maybe TPTB have waited on purpose so that the rebels would be wiped out... then they come in and
wipe the rest of Gahdafi's forces out? .... oil related perhaps?
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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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Just on CNN. Military action in Libya within hours. I think the brits have a carrier over there so I guess their boys will be going in first.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by AeonStorm
I had NO idea that this was even going on. For myself, this development seemingly materialized overnight!


then you REALLY haven't been paying attention!!

Western handwringing about what to do, whether to do it, when to do it, has been going on for at least a couple of weeks!!


One minute it's a civil war, the next it's a war between nations!


Only if yuo've got yuor head stuck in a desert!
you're not in Libya are you??



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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Yea the UN says establish a no-fly zone
What does that mean?
That means the USA has to go in and try to eliminate the Libyan air strikes.
Let the Arab League do it.
Syria and Saudi Arabia have planes, let them go for it.
We need to stay OUT of it.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by SnakeShot
Maybe TPTB have waited on purpose so that the rebels would be wiped out... then they come in and
wipe the rest out? .... oil related perhaps?


Almost certainly oil is a consideration for everyone concerned, but it seems "they" have failed to get the rebels wiped out....back to the drawing board....


Why is everyone ignoring the facts that even the Arab League is in favour of sticking it to MG?? theyare the ones who called for the NF zone - for once the USA isn't actually driving the UN...well at least not obviously cack-handedly like they did for Iraq.

Even if it is hte US/NWO/TPTB who have caused this to happen they've done it "the right way" - by getting other moslems to come out against MG and minimising the idea that "the West" is being "neocolonial" (never get rid of it entirely of course).
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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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Don't forget it was the Arab League that called for a no-fly zone as well. And that four arab states will join in such a coalition.


I know and they should be the first ones in.

2nd


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