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Originally posted by sapien82
reply to post by Danbones
So far every person I've spoken to in scotland regarding their feelings on our invasion of libyan soil are completely against it. I dont I have met one person yet who has openly agreed that the UK invading Libya is a good idea.
As far as I am aware the only people who want this , is the government.
Originally posted by gloomyblue707
reply to post by NadaCambia
Yawn im tired too... theres protests all the time here in America... the fact that you say they get gunned down like dogs... really? I think they are protesting education cuts right now and the police actually put up a block to block traffic. lol So they could continue to protest. The fact is alot of people are too busy living their lives and dealing with taking care of their family... i really dont see anything like what we see in the middle east happening anytime soon here at home. May be wishful thinking on your part though, I'll give you that. I think unless you were creating havoc and burning down cars busting windows and looting(mase,batons,saltrock to the leg) the most you will get is cuffed and released after a small fine. If anything it would be Canadians gunning americans down like dogs... im pretty sure we both agreed to use each others militaries in civil unrest.
Originally posted by Blazer
Originally posted by pirhanna
I've been somewhat surprised at how many pro-Gaddafi people there are on ATS.
While I'm totally wise to all the manipulations of western governments, that doesn't minimize the fact that the Libyan people need to be free from Gaddafi, and if nothing was done, they would be slaughtered to preserve the dictatorial regime.
They aren't pro-Ghadaffi, they are anti-US. It doesn't matter what the US does, the haters are gonna hate. If the US did nothing they would whine about how we just watch while people died. The US does something and are killers wasting taxpayers money. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
reply to post by 27jd
Yep, and I am not blaming everyone who is leftist, but these days many people who lean to the left in politics seem to believe more leftist dictators than the oposition, to the point that many of them tend to not want to believe people who have experienced such leftist dictatorships.
To tell you the truth I do not want another war, and I doubt most Americans want another war either and i hope that in some way this can be solved without any escalation. We do not need another war and much less a world war.
However, China, Russia and other similar countries have contracts with Gadaffi which is making them rich which is why they didn't want the airstrikes, or for Gadaffi to be deposed, and this could start a mayor conflict if the Russians, or the Chinese decide that they want to keep Gadaffi in power.
Originally posted by A por uvas
It's not a chinese war ship.
It's full of mass produced goods to sell to the new gov. of lybia.
Originally posted by NadaCambia
This is just typical American mentality though, make it all about you. Despite the fact there's several nations involved, France in it deeper than anybody.
Originally posted by hbpdfsu
Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
Originally posted by randomname
china and russia should shut the f-up, because they both had a chance to veto this before it even begun.
edit on 22-3-2011 by randomname because: (no reason given)
Maybe SOMETIMES China and Russia do the right thing. They authorized a no-fly zone.
>> What Obama and our military has done, is turned it into a bombing campaign and started a war. The UN was NOT authorizing that.
But this is the game of politics -- who knows, maybe Russia and China signed off on it so they could complain later -- the Republicans do this all the time.
you are dead wrong U.N.security council resolution 1973 clearly states in paragraph 4 that all member states are authorized to use all measurements to protect civilians that are under threat of attack...check it out it is very easy to find......it is not I repeat not just a no fly zone....people just cant seem to grasp that concept
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by jude11
Simple Grandstanding by China and Russia trying to look like the good guys... pffft.
They had their opportunity to say or do something at the UN by blocking the action.
What did they do?
Too bad China/Russia.
edit on 22-3-2011 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)