Eastern Libya has been a big supplier of foreign fighters in Iraq and Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood are rebel participants to a varied degree. Also, the Muslim Brotherhood presence is much larger than AQ and like Egypt, are probably the largest organized group. This is going to benefit us how?
The rundown or outcome is simple - The world economy and the money game will get interesting when Abdul the Jihadi controls the bulk of the oil supply in the ME.
It's the Caliphate - coming soon to an overthrown oppressive Arab regime near you. "Allah will provide"
It would be better if the US aggressively produced our own oil to be sold to legitimate public or private companies on the open market. Refining oil into dozens of products is not evil and neither are the companies and people who profit from that industry.
The national security of the United States can never be left in the hands of liberals.
you could also add yemen at the mouth of hormuz, bahrain on the border of arabia, jordan over the river from israel...
Gulf states denounce Iran”s meddling |Gulf Arab monarchies including Saudi Arabia denounced Iran”s “flagrant interference” in regional affairs and said Tehran was destabilising their countries, at a ministerial meeting overnight Saturday. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) foreign ministers said in a statement they were “deeply worried about continuing Iranian meddling” in their region. In addition to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait, the GCC groups include Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
meanwhile, obama's stuck for a nice round of NATION BUILDING in LIBYA
which, according to the president, will last "days, not weeks"
that is, IF he succeeds in what he has succinctly stated is NOT the purpose of his nato/us mission, the removal of khadafi
for all we know, as a matter of fact, obama is still trying to arrange that diplomatic powwow with the leaders of iran---without preconditions
he's never renounced it, after all
he doesn't know what he's doing
today, at the straits
Yemen toll rises as U.S. seen pressing Saleh to go - Yahoo! NewsPolice and armed men in civilian clothes opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in the Yemeni cities of Taiz and Hudaida on Monday, witnesses said, as a drive to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh gathered pace.
I remember Rush Limbaugh once saying we would thank Bush once that cheaper oil started coming in. That Limbaugh is certainly a silly ass liberal!!!
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.