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Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Doesn't fit the narrative indeed!
Khaddafi turned down an request by Al Qaeda to build training camps in Libya. For that he was made the target of an assassination attempt.
What happened to the maxim " the enemy of my enemy is my friend"?
Libya has come far in establishing good relations with the west now NATO is trying to throw it all in the toilet. I'm not a big fan of khaddafi but I don't believe there is legitimate reason for NATO to be there.
I'm not surprised at all that the "rebel" forces have committed genocide.
This whole thing has the smell of intervention like we did in Serbia and Yugoslavia, once again backing the radical Islamic elements as proxy fighters for Western interests.
Originally posted by tom goose
I can see Libyan rebels becoming the new Al-Qaeda. The west trains them to fight for western interests. They get sold down the river once their purpose is finished, then they start slaughtering people with their new training and weapons for their own purposes.
Yes i agree Gaddafi was a western puppet so for that he should hang i guess but look what happens when a good puppet goes bad and to think the UK was still sending him tanks less than a year ago.
Originally posted by tom goose
Not ONE single video that i have seen showing footage of the Libyan conflict, have shown a rebel looking even remotely afraid of catching a bullet.
Every video seriously looks like a training video and everyone is acting.
I have a hard time believing that the Media and Military would be working in co-operation in order to sell the illusion of a war, but what else am i supposed to believe watching this Bollywood produciton. Iron Man and Thor were more realistic.
I am embarrassed.
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We must also recognize that the sacrifices required to maintain this resistance are very high. Millions have gone into exile as refugees. We will probably never know the numbers of people killed and maimed, poisoned and gased, of the homes that have been destroyed, and of the lives that have been shattered and stricken with grief.
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The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 65, has designated March 21, 1983 as “Afghanistan Day” and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of that day.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate March 21, 1983 as Afghanistan Day.
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