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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    How quickly people celebrate. This guy was our ally until very recently, when he threatened the oil supply.

    This isn't about democracy prevailing but us taking out one of our own for disobeying. The rebels would not stand a chance without NATO there... and why is NATO there again, exactly? Oil.

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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Okay... now what?
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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    When I heard the news, I turned on Fox to see what they were saying. They had long faces and seemed pained to have to report this is yet another feather in Obama's cap.
    Republicans bitched at Obama when he went to war with Libya, but supported Bush when he went into Iraq.

    Democrats bitched at Bush when he went into Iraq, but supported Obama when he went to war with Libya.

    Some things never change. Politicians are what they are...... Hypocrites.

    My view? The United States is not the world's policeman. As nice as it is to see Gaddafi and Saddam fall, our own people should have been a higher priority. Sadly they are not.
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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Meh, I'll believe it when I see it. The NTC doesn't have a very good track record of actually killing the people they claim to have killed. A couple pictures isn't good enough because the NTC doesn't really deserve the benefit of doubt. They should show us the body and do a DNA test to prove it's him.
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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    How quickly people celebrate. This guy was our ally until very recently, when he threatened the oil supply.

    This isn't about democracy prevailing but us taking out one of our own for disobeying. The rebels would not stand a chance without NATO there... and why is NATO there again, exactly? Oil.
    Its not prudent of you to make claims without any evidence to back it up, since there are clearly many motives as to why NATO would intervene in Libya in the first place.

    Regardless, do you know what the purpose of NATO is? To secure the interests and the security of the Western hemisphere states.

    Where do you think you or your country would be if our leaders where not so conniving in securing our most basic economic requirements? Dont sulk too much that our politicians are spending resources to secure the long term supply of a commodity that your community would fall into complete anarchy without.

    Do you really think the USA/Europe is set apart from the global community when it comes to using military might to secure national interests?

    Dont be so naive. We've killed 2 birds (or one mad dog and a bird) with one stone, and we should be damn proud of it.

    No ally of ours funds our enemies and blows up our people over our cities. He was a temporary convienience and he knew it. Justice has been done.
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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Meh, I'll believe it when I see it. The NTC doesn't have a very good track record of actually killing the people they claim to have killed. A couple pictures isn't good enough because the NTC doesn't really deserve the benefit of doubt. They should show us the body and do a DNA test to prove it's him.
    This is Al Jazeera's 'front page'. Various report available from this page say multiple government entities are confirming the body is Gaddafi. AJE - Al Jazeera English

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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    If we helped get that bastard in charge of the Lord's Resistance Army then I think our quota for getting scumbags would be full.
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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Republicans bitched at Obama when he went to war with Libya, but supported Bush when he went into Iraq.

    Democrats bitched at Bush when he went into Iraq, but supported Obama when he went to war with Libya.


    Some things never change. Politicians are what they are...... Hypocrites.
    Please Dan, comparing Libya with Iraq is silly and way off track. Compare the costs in blood and treasure.

    My view? The United States is not the world's policeman. As nice as it is to see Gaddafi and Saddam fall, our own people should have been a higher priority. Sadly they are not.
    This is NOT a case of the U.S. being the world's policeman.

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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Anyone know if he got a proper Muslim burial?

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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Please Dan, comparing Libya with Iraq is silly and way off track. Compare the costs in blood and treasure.


    This is NOT a case of the U.S. being the world's policeman.

    Beirut Barracks Attack Remembered - CBS News
    It absolutely is. Biden just bragged the US spent $2B and got the job done.

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