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    Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya

    CAIRO—The Arab League secretary general, Amr Moussa, deplored the broad scope of the U.S.-European bombing campaign in Libya and said Sunday that he would call a league meeting to reconsider Arab approval of the Western military intervention.

    Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya - The Washington Post
    Wow, that took all of 24 hours. But I'm sure we'll be greeted with flowers and parades when we liberate the crap out of Libya.
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    Re: Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Wow, that took all of 24 hours. But I'm sure we'll be greeted with flowers and parades when we liberate the crap out of Libya.
    This criticism only highlights the issue raised earlier when the Arab League adopted a hollow declaration in favor of a no fly zone. What was revealing at the time was that not one of the Arab League members devoted even a single military asset to enforcement of its declaration. The Arab League could have acted. But that wasn't its intent.

    IMO, the declaration was nothing but a cynical public relations effort aimed at making it appear that the Arab League was concerned about Libya. The declaration was hollow by design. That some Arab countries might provide some assets now that others have assumed the largest degree of risks and greatly degraded Gadhafi's air defenses does not change that. Not surprisingly, now that the no fly zone is being enforced, the Arab League is recoiling.
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    Re: Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya

    Muslim brothers will ALWAYS stick with other muslim brothers and sisters

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    Re: Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Muslim brothers will ALWAYS stick with other muslim brothers and sisters
    Yep, and NOTHING I have ever seen causes me to think otherwise.


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    Re: Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya

    Talking out both sides of their mouths. Like Obama the Arabs want it both ways, all ways.

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    Re: Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    Talking out both sides of their mouths. Like Obama the Arabs want it both ways, all ways.
    You are correct. Were you awar of this? It explains a lot in my book. From Obama's Book Audacity of Hope:
    I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
    Secretary Gates explained what a no fly zone would entail were they not listening?

    Hell I'm deaf in one ear and I heard it, loud and clear.

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    Re: Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Muslim brothers will ALWAYS stick with other muslim brothers and sisters
    No matter how many billions we dump into the Middle East and no matter how many young Americans die fighting for them we will always be infidels to them.

    I really question if we have a vested interest in running into Libya. Do we oust Gaddafi only to have someone else step up into his position and then curse us?

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    Re: Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    You are correct. Were you awar of this? It explains a lot in my book. From Obama's Book Audacity of Hope:

    I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
    that's not what he said at all. the original contains NO specific mention of Muslims.


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    Re: Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya

    Standing with the Muslims in this case is a little problematic which is probably what took all but France's Sarkozy so long. Which Muslims? Gaddafi has been open to western investment, that's good enough for most westerners. Sarkozy must have known Gaddafi would make a blood bath.

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    Re: Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya

    The Muslim world is less unified than the EU and it is moronic to think that there is some kind of arab hivemind. If you bothered to read the article, you'd notice that there are many different people each with their own opinion. The article points at that only the chairman of the Arab league is whining, not the member state themselves. So far, Qatar and UAE have sent planes into the fight. The only people quoted as being against the attacks are politicians without real power or the usual suspects who demonize the west on principle. It is telling that nobody offered support of Qadaffi, not even Al Qaeda or Hezbollah. I'd wait until the Arab states actually state their opinion before putting words in their mouths.

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