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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Define 'the west'. China can do it. Russia can do it. England can do it. France can do it. Saudi Arabia has enough fighters; they can do it. We dont have to do it, nor should we, and frankly I think its high time others put their money and lives where their mouth is. This is a 'civil war.' We may not like one or even both sides. There is no merit in jumping in feet first into something that is guaranteed to splatter on us.
    What makes you think China can do it? The U.S. should work in concert with its NATO allies and the Arab League. Neither China nor Russia would even support a no-fly zone as they want the rebellion to fail.
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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Just know that China most likely backs Gaddafi.

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    That's why I just wish you would come out and say it so the Libyan people would know the West is not coming into help.
    Why should we even do that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I thought the whole gripe against us was that we meddled in the internal affairs of Arab countries?
    For some of us, it still is.

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Color me unsurprised and unimpressed. Everyone agrees that enforcing a "no fly zone" over Libya is a good idea.
    No Fly Zones are acts of war, if the Arab league wants to do it, then they can put up the resources and do it themselves.
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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Color me unsurprised and unimpressed. Everyone agrees that enforcing a "no fly zone" over Libya is a good idea. Then they stand there, looking around for someone to actually do it.

    No one will.
    I think that that is far from being a consensus.

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I think that that is far from being a consensus.
    There's a relatively good concencus on the No Fly Zone.

    Just not who's gonna do it.

    I volunteer Star Fox.


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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    There's a relatively good concencus on the No Fly Zone.

    Just not who's gonna do it.

    I volunteer Star Fox.

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    There's a relatively good concencus on the No Fly Zone.

    Just not who's gonna do it.

    I volunteer Star Fox.

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    I think many people agree that an NFZ is a good idea IN THEORY, however, aside from the cost and the fact that SOMEONE has to do it, there are numerous implications:

    1) An NFZ is an act of war. There will be an offensive component involved in taking out Gaddafi's air defenses. If we want to establish air supremacy, we may also have to take out is air force on the ground.
    2) Air power is indiscriminate. There is no telling how many civilians could potentially be harmed, given that we do not have spotters on the ground.
    3) Downed pilot scenario.
    4) It's an open-ended operation. Who knows when it will end?
    5) It's gonna cost a ****load of logistical resources and $$$

    Anyone else care to add...
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 03-13-11 at 08:54 PM.

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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Of course. I never suggested otherwise. However, a handful of trainers does not constitute direct military intervention. The model used in Afghanistan during that country's conflict with the Soviet Union albeit on a smaller scale would provide an example of how it could be done.
    Vietnam started out with advisers (trainers).
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    Re: Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Define 'the west'. China can do it. Russia can do it. England can do it. France can do it. Saudi Arabia has enough fighters; they can do it. We dont have to do it, nor should we, and frankly I think its high time others put their money and lives where their mouth is. This is a 'civil war.' We may not like one or even both sides. There is no merit in jumping in feet first into something that is guaranteed to splatter on us.
    Frankly I doubt either one of those two would want to show off how incompetent they are.
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