View Poll Results: What, if anything, should the West do to help Libya?

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  • We should set up a no-fly zone

    14 31.82%
  • We should invade Tripoli and depose Gaddafi

    3 6.82%
  • We should provide guns and ammo to the rebels

    7 15.91%
  • We should provide food and humanitarian assistance

    23 52.27%
  • We should stay out of it entirely

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    Re: What, if anything, should the West do to help Libya?

    In my opinion, we should stay out of it. We are not the world's police and we cannot afford to be. We have international organizations that can provide humanitarian assistance (most of which are supported by the U.S.). As far as providing arms or political support...the Libyan people need to determine their own fate. The only point where we should get involved is if Libyans are all dying from starvation/thirst/etc.

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    Re: What, if anything, should the West do to help Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Wasn't Italy the former posseser of Libya?
    Yes it was. I stand corrected. I guess Italy's conspicuous absence has to do with the PM and all his current woes.

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    Re: What, if anything, should the West do to help Libya?

    We should continue to try and persuade the NATO forces and the European countries to have a unanimous decision to enforce a no-fly zone. That way, people can't come back later and blame the U.S. for everything for just trying to help. Just like what George Bush Senior did.

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    Re: What, if anything, should the West do to help Libya?

    Thanks to the NEOCON hawk doomsday influence, we already have too many dependents.

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    Re: What, if anything, should the West do to help Libya?

    NATO will basically go along with whatever the US decides regarding a no-fly zone over Libya. I just question why it's necessary. A no-fly zone will most likely result in civilian casualties, could very possibly result in NATO casualties, and probably won't even accomplish the intended goal unless we're willing to escalate the conflict.
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    Re: What, if anything, should the West do to help Libya?

    Let's face it the only concern here is oil. If there wasn't oil involved this would be a global speedbump. The only reason to take any action would be to secure the oilfields. Gaddafi doesn't care much about his own people. Why should we?

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    Re: What, if anything, should the West do to help Libya?

    We need to stay out of it period, I would hope that our government would have learned the last two times but then again that might be asking a lot......
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    Re: What, if anything, should the West do to help Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Resist the gov. View Post
    We need to stay out of it period, I would hope that our government would have learned the last two times but then again that might be asking a lot......
    There's a huge difference between all three situations: intervening the middle of a humanitarian crisis and potential civil war, retaliating after a terrorist attack, and invading a soveign nation based on bad intelligence and false pretexts.

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    Re: What, if anything, should the West do to help Libya?

    I say STAY OUT OF IT! I dont want one tax dollar helping anyone in that Country and I dont want one American even HURT! No more Afghanistan-like crap!
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    Re: What, if anything, should the West do to help Libya?

    Realistically, we can't afford to do anything in Libya, and I highly doubt we can depend on NATO or the UN to do anything of value, so I think we should provide intelligence, and set up something to help organize the rebels into a cohesive fighting force, at least on paper. We should provide theoretical support to the rebels, because I think its obvious they're oging to win, and we should do what we can so we're on good terms with the people of Libya.

    EDIT: I also think it wouldn't hurt to divert a Predator to Libya and maybe just cut the head of the snake off.
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