Ahhh... "organized" and everyone knows AlQ is not an "organized" group... right? Besides, total number of articles one way or another is the best way to decide the truth.
With Risky and Eighty, why do I feel like I'm in the ME/CT section.
"But what has Saudi Arabia gov done to its own people lately?"
Good point, so just like Libya, why don't we just invade Saudi Arabia and take our oil under their sand. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. If we're going to be invading and killing indiscriminately, we should profit handsomely.
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Transcript of President Obama's speech on Libya - Washington TimesIt is true that America cannot use our military wherever repression occurs. And given the costs and risks of intervention, we must always measure our interests against the need for action. But that cannot be an argument for never acting on behalf of what’s right. In this particular country – Libya; at this particular moment, we were faced with the prospect of violence on a horrific scale. We had a unique ability to stop that violence: an international mandate for action, a broad coalition prepared to join us, the support of Arab countries, and a plea for help from the Libyan people themselves. We also had the ability to stop Gaddafi’s forces in their tracks without putting American troops on the ground.
To brush aside America’s responsibility as a leader and – more profoundly – our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are. Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as President, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.
Moreover, America has an important strategic interest in preventing Gaddafi from overrunning those who oppose him...
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So basically its the if you dont do what we want we are going to talk sternly...and then...maybe...hold our breath...that'll show em...foreign policy model.
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Listening to the usual suspects on these boards it would seem that the US was doing everything in Libya.... now my question is .... what is the US exactly doing there? I know they are providing logistics for NATO and some command and control functions, but as far as I understand US planes are not in the fight any more or rarely at best... not that many bombing raids any more. Is it the cruise missiles the US are using that people are pissed over?
The attack copters were British and French. Any "advisor's" on the ground are British former SAS working for a private contractor.. aka mercenaries.
So what exactly is the US doing in the conflict at the moment?
Mostly drones, maybe a little aircraft. Logistics for humanitarian aid probably, we do most of that around the world.
Last I checked, that's not true. The Brits sent people. IIRC, the French were going to also.Any "advisor's" on the ground are British former SAS working for a private contractor.. aka mercenaries.
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