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    Re: French war planes hit four Libyan tanks-Jazeera

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Europeans are incapable of a fight when it suits you guys.....and when it doesn't, its Obama's fault.
    If the Euros put a single round where it doesn't belong, I'm going to be all over it.

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    Re: French war planes hit four Libyan tanks-Jazeera

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I'm just wondering why it's okay to directly intervene in Libya but not in places like Iran where there were massive student protests a while back and widespread massacres.

    Foreign policy is not consistent.
    I agree with what you're saying, but in all fairness, they have to pick the battles they can win. The Lefties have been harping for so many years demanding shake-n-bake wars, there's no way anyone has the balls to become involved in a protracted campaign.

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    Re: French war planes hit four Libyan tanks-Jazeera

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If the Euros put a single round where it doesn't belong, I'm going to be all over it.


    koff koff... "American friendly fire" koff koff... "arrgh!"

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    Re: French war planes hit four Libyan tanks-Jazeera

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    koff koff... "American friendly fire" koff koff... "arrgh!"
    That's right and that's allllllllllllllllllllll we ever heard. Shoes on the other foot, now.

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    Re: French war planes hit four Libyan tanks-Jazeera

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's right and that's allllllllllllllllllllll we ever heard. Shoes on the other foot, now.
    Yep. Just another reason why Obama's leadership in getting the French and British to be at the front of this is absolutely fantastic. I, too, am with you in being sick of America being expected to be the leading force in fixing everything wrong in the world, and then getting bitched at when there are the inevitable collateral damages. On that, I agree with conservatives wholeheartedly.
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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    Re: French war planes hit four Libyan tanks-Jazeera

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    If the U.S. had taken the initiative, it would have been spun by the Anti-Americans as yet one more example of Americam imperialism, and there would have been a backlash against it. By allowing the French and Brits to be front and center, this backlash is averted, and the campaign can more easily move forward.
    I never said a word about the US acting alone unilaterally. I'm talking about taking the lead.

    France was first to recognize the Rebels to call for a no fly zone while Obama was playing golf and pretending to be a big sports authority fo ESPN.

    Basically Obama is follower when we need a Leader that this wussy will never be.
    With all his experience as a Community Organizer where all he did was make threats and intimidate maybe potential real power scars the jerk,

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    Re: French war planes hit four Libyan tanks-Jazeera

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Yep. Just another reason why Obama's leadership in getting the French and British to be at the front of this is absolutely fantastic. I, too, am with you in being sick of America being expected to be the leading force in fixing everything wrong in the world, and then getting bitched at when there are the inevitable collateral damages. On that, I agree with conservatives wholeheartedly.
    Now, the world is going to see the U.S. should take the lead.

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    Re: French war planes hit four Libyan tanks-Jazeera

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I'm just wondering why it's okay to directly intervene in Libya but not in places like Iran where there were massive student protests a while back and widespread massacres.

    Foreign policy is not consistent.
    It is inaccurate to compare intervening in Iran and intervening in Libya. From a strategic perspective it is far easier to intervene in Libya and would require less resources. They also lack a centralized army and the very few elements of defence they do have is ill equipped. Supression of protests in Iran is not the same as what we are currently seeing in Libya. Also, any intervention in Iran would require a ground invasion, i cant see what good a no-fly zone would do.

    I find it unlikely we could do to Iran what we are doing to Libya with strong regional support. It has nothing to do with consistency, you have just chosen two examples that are nothing alike from a military/strategic or foreign perspective. The cost of intervening in Iran at this point is far, far riskier.
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    Re: French war planes hit four Libyan tanks-Jazeera

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If the Euros put a single round where it doesn't belong, I'm going to be all over it.
    What are you talking about? So far all of the strikes conducted from the air onto Libyan targets have been by Europeans.

    You've got nothing.
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    Re: French war planes hit four Libyan tanks-Jazeera

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    What are you talking about? So far all of the strikes conducted from the air onto Libyan targets have been by Europeans.

    You've got nothing.
    Yeah, and if a single civilian gets hemoroids, because of the fire, I'm going to beat the hell out of ya'll over it, too.

    Let's don't start sucking each other's dicks just yet; this deal is only 12 hours old.

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