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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    How about letting the Arab league do it! What are we their dog on a leash that they get to say go attack. Does anyone see the irony in them saying it is OK with them if we risk our kids lives to fix one of their problems.
    I say we don't do it because the Arab League is suggesting we should.

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I support the troops there, and I hope for victory. Afghanistan was justified, to me Iraq was not. But that's not the topic here, and we could talk about it all damned day.

    But if you mean to tell me that the invasion of Iraq is the same as enforcing a no Fly Zone over Libya, then you must be crazy...

    Besides if you read what I actually said, I personally don't mind of America intervenes, actually I'd prefer it if they don't, I'm just tired of Obama Umming and Ahhing over it. Do it or don't, tired of talk.
    What about Operation Ajax? Was that a good idea?

    But if you mean to tell me that the invasion of Iraq is the same as enforcing a no Fly Zone over Libya, then you must be crazy...
    I seem to remember a no-fly zone over a country back in the 90's. Hmmm, which country was that?

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What about Operation Ajax? Was that a good idea?
    Nope.

    I seem to remember a no-fly zone over a country back in the 90's. Hmmm, which country was that?
    My historical knowledge does not allow me to comment on that situation. But I would see it as justified compared to direct intervention.

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Nope.
    I rest my case.

    My historical knowledge does not allow me to comment on that situation. But I would see it as justified compared to direct intervention.
    My point is, when you start with a no-fly zone, it has a lot of potential to escalate into something else.

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I rest my case.
    Explain.

    My point is, when you start with a no-fly zone, it has a lot of potential to escalate into something else.
    Only if you let it...

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Explain.



    Only if you let it...
    apdst is referring to Iraq here. At least sometimes he gets his history right and can sound like a logical person.

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Explain.



    Only if you let it...
    It's not always that simple. If we create a no-fly zone and Qadaffi escalates things with his ground forces, doing way more damage than his air forces could have, we're not going to just sit back and do nothing, especially since we already got the ball rolling with a no-fly zone.

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    apdst is referring to Iraq here. At least sometimes he gets his history right and can sound like a logical person.
    I always get my history right; especially military history. I'm an actual historian, not a history major.

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Just send us Marines back to Tripoli. =)

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I always get my history right; especially military history. I'm an actual historian, not a history major.
    No true historian thinks the people of RVN "chose" democracy. Just sayin'.

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