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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    All we did was sell him some parts for his fleet of C-130's.

    It's true, enough that we've armed more than a couple assholes over the years, but Qadaffi isn't one of them.
    The moral calculation doesn't require that the dictator under question has been explicitly armed by the US.

    Consider that we are playing more of a supporting role in the coalition to an action led by France and Britain, with France in the lead, with support from the Arab League. This is very, very good, for the future, that Europe is taking the lead in its backyard.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Qadaffi,
    “He ought to understand our ways,” says an American intelligence officer who dealt with him in the 1990s. And he does. It’s Kusa’s grasp of Western ways that has made him so effective in his primary role as Gaddafi’s enabler, aiding and abetting the Libyan leader’s pathological behavior. Kusa concocts excuses, fends off consequences, comes up with compromises, and thus far has managed to keep his kinsman in power no matter what crimes the Libyan leader has committed against his own people or against the world. But what’s really disturbing is the roster of world leaders he helped to enlist as his fellow enablers: men like Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy, Silvio Berlusconi, Gordon Brown, and even George W. Bush."

    How Gaddafi Friended Bush, Blair, and Berlusconi - Newsweek

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    No, but the Shah of Iran yes:

    "Western governments, like the US, UK and West Germany, have continued to express support for the Shah."
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    Mosadeg. I'm sure the lost goes on.
    Do you mean Mossadegh? He was Democratically elected and we helped orchestrate his removal:

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    **** you, Ghaddafi


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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    The moral calculation doesn't require that the dictator under question has been explicitly armed by the US.

    Consider that we are playing more of a supporting role in the coalition to an action led by France and Britain, with France in the lead, with support from the Arab League. This is very, very good, for the future, that Europe is taking the lead in its backyard.
    It'll be good, if they don't screw the pooch, like they usually do.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    I'm not so sure I buy the cover story of this being done for "humanitarian" reasons.

    The country has oil, supporting the new government, who will have control over the oil, is good for your economy.
    In my opinion, that seems more likely to be the reason.
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It'll be good, if they don't screw the pooch, like they usually do.
    I do wish Deutschland would wake up from its 65 year slumber and start kicking some ass again. The Teutonic Knights were always ones to put a good "Oh, ****!" into their enemy.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm not so sure I buy the cover story of this being done for "humanitarian" reasons.

    The country has oil, supporting the new government, who will have control over the oil, is good for your economy.
    In my opinion, that seems more likely to be the reason.
    As usual, in these situations, like with Iraq, there is more than one good reason - political and economic.

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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm not so sure I buy the cover story of this being done for "humanitarian" reasons.

    The country has oil, supporting the new government, who will have control over the oil, is good for your economy.
    In my opinion, that seems more likely to be the reason.
    You make the usual mistake of assuming that actions can only have one motivation. The world is more complex than that.
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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    As usual, in these situations, like with Iraq, there is more than one good reason - political and economic.
    Seconds...you beat my post by seconds...


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    Re: U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    As usual, in these situations, like with Iraq, there is more than one good reason - political and economic.
    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You make the usual mistake of assuming that actions can only have one motivation. The world is more complex than that.
    Wars and military actions, in general are done for national interests, not because people like to be good guys.
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