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Allied Forces Begin Military Action Against Libya - Live Updates

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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 07:35 AM
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It seems their are some diplomatic, political problems with this coalition.

Sounds like some flip flopping is going on.

I have a funny feeling their might be some surprises this week, with the campaign in Libya.

It seems the intention is to hand this sortie off to the Arab league, if I remembered earlier this weekend that is what the talking heads were excited about, they could not wait to see the Arab league fighters coming in to help.....

Not one plane should have launched without complete understanding, to what, and how, and why they were doing it. Now it seems the what how and why seems to be developing as the actions occur. How crazy is that..

I hope this concludes this week, and Kadaffi, just leaves Libya. I am not sure how this will end if Kadaffi, refuses to leave, and stays in Libya. I do not think bombs will be enough, and I just don't think these so called rebels have the guts to mobilize and take out Kadaffi, and his goons.





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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 07:38 AM
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First of all I can do without your arrogance and insults.

So basically the west can do whatever it wants all in the guise of "protecting" Libyan civilians.

What a massive joke....
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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 07:43 AM
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What's so Special About Libya?


What about civilians in Yemen? Bahrain? Syria? And if you want to look beyond the Arab world, what about civilians in Ivory Coast, slipping once again ever closer to all-out civil war?



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by Kram09
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Maybe, I'm wrong but I thought it was meant to be a no-fly zone.

So unless the Libyans have some new flying tank technology, I don't see why Libyan tanks and vehicles have been hit nor why a compound was struck.


It clearly in the resolution has open ended diplomatic speech. The kind any experienced diplomat would see a mile away. Why the Russians and the Chinese allowed it to be worded like that, knowing the wording could be exploited, makes no sense.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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The way the US defense secretary explained the no fly zone , meant takling out his air defenses .
How many tanks ground units without surface to air launchers can take down planes ?

they have basically given themselves open play to bomb the hell out of libya no holds barred.

Ghaddafi is confident amongst the libyans , thats why he travels around in golf carts , no bullet proof limos
he knows he wont be assissinated by the libyans as he has support.

ghadaffi maybe the ruler of the people , but he has ruled for so long , and has support, foregin aggression will only serve to increase his support



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:24 AM
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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has condemned the Western intervention in Libya, saying it is aimed at "getting their hands on its oil", and that Iran supports the Libyan rebels, reports AFP


BBC News



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:29 AM
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Venezuela's Chavez denounces military action in Libya


Chavez denounced the operations as a "pulverization" of international law and as a dangerous and unwarranted intervention in the internal affairs of a sovereign state.

"Another imposition of the warmongering policies of the Imperial Yankee and its allies is unfortunate, and it is unfortunate that the United Nations endorses the war, in contravention of its fundamental principles," he said.

"We know what is going to happen: bombs, bombs, war, more suffering for the people ... this is the hand of capitalism"




posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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China Intensifies Condemnation of Libya Air Strikes


"China's influence in the Middle East has grown steadily, reflecting its economic growth, and that will oblige China to speak out more about regional affairs," said Guo Xian'gang, vice president of the China Institute of International Studies in Beijing.

On Saturday, Libya's top oil official said Tripoli was considering offering oil block contracts directly to China, India and other nations it sees as friends in its month-long conflict with rebels



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:37 AM
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Libya: Do you agree with Canada's mission there?


In an interview Saturday on CBC Radio's The House, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said Canada is "open to all options" in responding to the Libyan crisis.

When asked by host Kathleen Petty if that includes "boots on the ground," Cannon said if that were required to "protect citizens that are being literally murdered by [Libyan leader Moammar] Gadhafi, that's what the resolution calls for."



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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Zuma concerned about UN action in Libya


"As South Africa we say no to the killing of civilians, no to the regime change doctrine and no to the foreign occupation of Libya or any other sovereign state," he said towards the end of his address.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:49 AM
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Strikes will "antagonise" many in Arab world, says Chomsky


“When the United States, Britain and France opt for military intervention, we have to bear in mind that these countries are hated in the region for very good reasons. The rich and powerful can say history is bunk but victims don’t have that luxury,” he says.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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Sen. John McCain says Obama took too long to attack Libya


"If we had taken this step a couple of weeks ago, a no-fly zone would probably have been enough," he said. "Now, a no-fly zone is not enough. There needs to be other efforts made."


Other effort, such as what exactly? Troops on the ground? Is that what they're going to try and push for here if Gadaffi doesn't go?



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by Kram09
Documentary maker Michael Moore critical about action on Libya

Michael Moore, love him or hate him.


I do both of them. I can smell a huge war will begin now. This childish idiots all over!!!



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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An "African solution" to Libya? You cannot be serious?


The ANC Youth League has condemned the intervention, saying South Africa should have promoted an “African solution to the challenges facing Libya”. An African solution like in, say, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda or DR Congo? That’s worked well in the past, hasn’t it?



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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(Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a strong pitch for the Boeing F-18 jet fighter in a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, but she did not indicate if her government had decided to buy the U.S.-made plane, the White House said on Sunday.


Our president the Nobel Peace Prize winner and military weapons sales man for the DOD.
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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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The Telegraph

Interesting comments from people.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 10:05 AM
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UNITED NATIONS, March 21 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council will hold closed-door consultations on the situation in Libya later on Monday, diplomats said. The discussion, which will follow previously scheduled consultations on Sudan on Monday afternoon, was called by China, which is this month's council president, in response to a letter from Libya and a Russian request, a diplomat said.


af.reuters.com...


This could be escalation..

Or a surrender of Kadaffi.
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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 10:07 AM
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MPs will debate UK military involvement in Libya in the House of Commons at 15:30 GMT. BBC News and BBC Parliament will have live coverage.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Just a bit of perspective here. Little old place called Belarus which is often forgotten. Known as the last dictatorship in Europe.

EU extends sanctions on Belarus after opposition crackdown hardens.


The decision was taken after some of the opposition leaders and civil society representatives arrested in December were handed down long sentences, and in the wake of reports of torture against detained dissidents.

'Such developments represent a further worsening of the human rights situation in Belarus and are in utter contradiction with respect for core international commitments endorsed by Belarus,' EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Friday.



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