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Originally posted by MrWendal
I have to say this.....
As I am watching the coverage my thoughts continue to drift to something else entirely. If the American people were ever to rise up and make any attempt to oust our Government, which no longer serves it's population, is there now any doubt that we would see a similar type of action like we are seeing in Libya? Where a Coalition of forces would come in to aid, only difference is they would aid the US Government, not the American people, and it would all be authorized by the United Nations and then accepted by the world's population as a necessary military action?
Lockerbie: Megrahi Was Framed
No one in authority has had the guts to state the truth about the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 above the Scottish village of Lockerbie on 21 December 1988 in which 270 people were killed. The governments in England and Scotland in effect blackmailed Megrahi into dropping his appeal as a condition of his immediate release. Of course there were oil and arms deals under way with Libya; but had Megrahi proceeded with his appeal, some 600 pages of new and deliberately suppressed evidence would have set the seal on his innocence and given us more than a glimpse of how and why he was stitched up for the benefit of "strategic interests."
"The endgame came down to damage limitation," said the former CIA officer Robert Baer, who took part in the original investigation, "because the evidence amassed by [Megrahi's] appeal is explosive and extremely damning to the system of justice." New witnesses would show that it was impossible for Megrahi to have bought clothes that were found in the wreckage of the Pan Am aircraft – he was convicted on the word of a Maltese shopowner who claimed to have sold him the clothes, then gave a false description of him in 19 separate statements and even failed to recognize him in the courtroom.
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by deutschbag
Although if we cannot get our individual "democratic" governments to enact the will of the people of the nations they ostensibly serve, how on Earth could we get those elected officials to listen to the will of the people even if we held elections?
Because of the way the media works democracy is stunningly easy to subvert.
More on topic, there are all these rumors that Gaddafi is going to commit suicide.
Think they are going to off him so that they dont have to provide proof of his air strikes against his people in court?
Originally posted by JakiusFogg
reply to post by Konah
This is the question. Where did the "rebels" as they have been dubbed get a full on fighter jet and the capabilty to operate it, considering that a few weeks ago this was a popular uprising????
It all smells
Originally posted by KrazyJethro
Why are we getting involved AGAIN!
I swear, it's like the American people couldn't care less what America does abroad. I don't really see much use in discussing the scale of the war, because unfortunately any aggression is in for a penny in for a pound.
Be that as it may, American voters continue to be dead-set against US intervention in Libyan affairs, according to a number of recent polls. Between two-thirds and three-quarters of Americans (depending on which poll you're reading) tell pollsters they would rather not see the US "involved." You can read the poll data here.
Originally posted by smurfy
Originally posted by Irish Matador
reply to post by martin3030
Correct but you forgot to mention they were AMERICAN missile attacks.
As much as there is a civil war...the libyan people do NOT want foregin intervention.
But who cares as they got oil.
They are not all US missiles some were from a british submarine. I'm a brit, lived in Ireland for many, many years I do not condone the action at all by anyone. It would have been known from the outset that the cruise attack would be indiscriminate, no matter what the blurb says. I think most right minded people in GB will be appalled by these actions, they don't like what is going on in their name anymore that US citizens who also have their name on those missiles.
Originally posted by wcitizen
Farrakhan tells it like it is: