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    Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight

    On the run: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight
    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is believed to have fled the capital Tripoli after anti-government demonstrators breached the state television building and set government property alight.

    Protesters appear to have gained a foothold in Tripoli as banks and government buildings were looted while demonstrators have claimed they have taken control of the second city Benghazi.

    Read more: Libya protests: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as parliament building set alight | Mail Online


    Holy crap, the Mideast is having a domino effect....

    I'm thinking though by the end of all this, the devil we knew might have been the safer bet.....
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Holy crap, the Mideast is having a domino effect....

    I'm thinking though by the end of all this, the devil we knew might have been the safer bet.....
    This is going to end with a massive war between Islam and everybody else.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Holy crap, the Mideast is having a domino effect....

    I'm thinking though by the end of all this, the devil we knew might have been the safer bet.....
    The devil is ALWAYS a poor choice.

    The USA has to live in a world where others have the same choices that the people of our own nation have. To pretend that we support the rights of the people to have their own government but then advocate that its something we cannot live with because a government may not be of our liking, is hypocritical. I would hope that we all can support for others the same powers that we enjoy right here as Americans.
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    Re: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Holy crap, the Mideast is having a domino effect....

    I'm thinking though by the end of all this, the devil we knew might have been the safer bet.....
    Yep, you're right, but the one place I'm hoping to see "domino" is Iran. How worse could it get there?

    Wouldn't it be ironic if, after all this, Iran is our closest, most westernized ally? The people in Iran are probably most like us.
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    Re: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Holy crap, the Mideast is having a domino effect....

    I'm thinking though by the end of all this, the devil we knew might have been the safer bet.....
    We have a nice cube for him at Gitmo.
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    Re: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The devil is ALWAYS a poor choice.

    The USA has to live in a world where others have the same choices that the people of our own nation have. To pretend that we support the rights of the people to have their own government but then advocate that its something we cannot live with because a government may not be of our liking, is hypocritical. I would hope that we all can support for others the same powers that we enjoy right here as Americans.
    Fine, except you could be seeing the beginning of WWIII. What happens when all these nations gang up on Israel?

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    Re: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The devil is ALWAYS a poor choice.

    The USA has to live in a world where others have the same choices that the people of our own nation have. To pretend that we support the rights of the people to have their own government but then advocate that its something we cannot live with because a government may not be of our liking, is hypocritical. I would hope that we all can support for others the same powers that we enjoy right here as Americans.


    The same freedoms? I think it's premature to judge the outcome of these revolts as leading to the "same freedoms" we have... Tunsania where this all started has the best shot. The rest of these, this new freedom may just be an islamic sharia republic. the opposite of "freedom".
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The devil is ALWAYS a poor choice.

    The USA has to live in a world where others have the same choices that the people of our own nation have. To pretend that we support the rights of the people to have their own government but then advocate that its something we cannot live with because a government may not be of our liking, is hypocritical. I would hope that we all can support for others the same powers that we enjoy right here as Americans.
    We also have a right to live in a world where we have a right to protect ourselves and expect other nations to live by the same stanard that is expected of us and to expect our response to any agression to swift and deadly. It's hypocrisy to suggest that we have to live by these rules, then excuse other countries, because they don't know any better.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    The same freedoms? I think it's premature to judge the outcome of these revolts as leading to the "same freedoms" we have... Tunsania where this all started has the best shot. The rest of these, this new freedom may just be an islamic sharia republic. the opposite of "freedom".
    That is a valid point.

    Allow me to clarify - if we feel that our own people have the right of self determination and have the right to their own government of our own choosing - then we must also respect the rights of others all over the world to do the same.
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    Re: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as protesters set the Libyan parliament building alight

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We also have a right to live in a world where we have a right to protect ourselves and expect other nations to live by the same stanard that is expected of us and to expect our response to any agression to swift and deadly. It's hypocrisy to suggest that we have to live by these rules, then excuse other countries, because they don't know any better.
    "because they don't know any better"
    !!!!!

    talk about old an fashioned paternalistic nearly colonial mentality. That seems to personify it.
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