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Diplomats and analysts said the Western alliance, led by Britain, France, Germany and the United States, have informally agreed that Gadhafi should be quietly but quickly removed from power in Libya. They said special forces from several NATO countries have begun helping the Libyan opposition to destroy regime assets.
The NATO position has been discussed with China and Russia, diplomatic sources said. They said Beijing and Moscow have also determined that Gadhafi must not be allowed to remain in power.
But few oil experts are surprised that the unrest has so unnerved the market. The world is thirsty for oil, and supply and demand are in delicate balance. There is little room for more disruptions in supplies. Indeed, spare capacity — essentially that amount of extra oil that OPEC members are able to produce in a pinch — is now about five million barrels a day. That is about 6 percent of the oil that the world consumes every day. That cushion is greater than in 2008, when it equaled about 2 percent of daily consumption, but it remains worryingly thin. And that is not even taking into account the loss of about one million barrels a day exported from Libya.
Originally posted by GovtFlu
"The NATO position has been discussed with China and Russia, diplomatic sources said. They said Beijing and Moscow have also determined that Gadhafi must not be allowed to remain in power. "
Diplomatic sources said huh?.. isn't that CIA dude in Pakistan Raymond Davis a "diplomat"?.. obummer said so anyway.
Let me get this straight.. unnamed "Diplomats and analysts" said a group called "the Western alliance".. the "rank 10 Lord of the Rings Online kinship"??.. LMAO thewesternalliance.org "informally agreed" Gadhafi must go.
The article goes on... "diplomatic sources said", a "Western diplomatic source" was quoted, "leading members have agreed", "a Western analyst close to the alliance said", "Analysts said", and some Russian dude, an "analyst" opined.. lol what an amalgamation of tripe.