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    Re: Hundreds of Libyans shot down

    Quote Originally Posted by USA_1 View Post
    Is foriegn media allowed in those countries?
    The AP appears to have the ability to get stories and video feed.

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    Re: Hundreds of Libyans shot down

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The AP appears to have the ability to get stories and video feed.
    Are they releasing them?
    I suppose the media could make stuff up to keep their viewers contented.
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    Re: Hundreds of Libyans shot down

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    But here's the thing about Mercenaries, as described by Machiavelli, when they know that they could lose, they usually flee.
    I agree with Machiavelli's analysis. Unfortunately, IMO, Libya's mercenaries have little reason to expect a possible loss. After all, the protests are currently taking place on a localized basis. To change the calculus, the protests would need to be persistent in areas in which they are taking place in spite of the violence directed against the protesters and, probably more importantly, they would need to be expanding across a broader swath of the country, including in the vicinity of Tripoli.

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    Re: Hundreds of Libyans shot down

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    I agree with Machiavelli's analysis. Unfortunately, IMO, Libya's mercenaries have little reason to expect a possible loss. After all, the protests are currently taking place on a localized basis. To change the calculus, the protests would need to be persistent in areas in which they are taking place in spite of the violence directed against the protesters and, probably more importantly, they would need to be expanding across a broader swath of the country, including in the vicinity of Tripoli.
    Just out of interest, where are these Merceneries from?

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    Re: Hundreds of Libyans shot down

    Quote Originally Posted by USA_1 View Post
    Are they releasing them?
    I suppose the media could make stuff up to keep their viewers contented.
    There is no shortage of stories for news agencies interested in actually presenting them.

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    Re: Hundreds of Libyans shot down

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    There is no shortage of stories for news agencies interested in actually presenting them.
    And you know this how?
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    Re: Hundreds of Libyans shot down

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Just out of interest, where are these Merceneries from?
    Mostly other African countries. I have not seen a breakdown by country, only a reference to mercenaries from other African countries (possibly neighboring states?).

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    Re: Hundreds of Libyans shot down

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Mostly other African countries. I have not seen a breakdown by country, only a reference to mercenaries from other African countries (possibly neighboring states?).
    I'd bet my left testicle there's a few former SANDF guys in there.

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    Re: Hundreds of Libyans shot down

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Mostly other African countries. I have not seen a breakdown by country, only a reference to mercenaries from other African countries (possibly neighboring states?).
    If the government does fall those guys better get out of Dodge real quick. There will be no mercy on mercs.
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    Re: Hundreds of Libyans shot down

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I'd bet my left testicle there's a few former SANDF guys in there.
    Just be careful if anybody tries to get you to agree that all bets are on the table.
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