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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    I think we need to do something. America has a history of standing up to brutal dictators and communist assholes. Why can't we just drop or ship weapons. Worked against the soviets when they were in Afganistan?
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    I think we need to do something. America has a history of standing up to brutal dictators and communist assholes. Why can't we just drop or ship weapons. Worked against the soviets when they were in Afganistan?
    We have a history of standing up to brutal dictators?

    You mean guys like Fulgencio Batista? Or Mobuto? Or the Shah of Iran? Or Augusto Pinochet?

    We've backed and bankrolled plenty of brutal dictators over the years, just as long as they were "our" dictators. Heck, we're still propping up the House of Saud. America is no different than any other nation. We back people who back us. We're not evil imperialists and we're not white knights. We're a nation state looking out for own interests. How effectively we serve those interests by backing petty tyrants is a whole different question.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

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    I support it.Perhaps while the US is support the rebels a bomb will accidentally drop on the Lockerbie bomber's house and hopefully cause that scumbag to have slow and agonizing death. Our country should get out of aligning itself with countries whose values are not similar to our own.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    It is not an American intervention. A coalition of nations is enforcing a UN resolution.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    No, I don't support our involvement. We have a history of supporting rebellions like this and then it coming back to bite us in the ass later. And I don't think it really serves our interests all that much at the moment.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    The U.S. interest was in preventing the negative effect if an Arab tyrant successfully demonstrated that unconstrained, horrific violence against their own oppressed people works.
    Only if we take the other Arab dictators as fools. The subtext of what you are saying is "If you kill too many people, we'll bomb you too." And every other Arab leader knows that that isn't a credible threat. The United States has neither the resources, the political will, nor the desire to get involved in yet ANOTHER Muslim country. Hell, we barely got involved in Libya, and only after much dithering. No Arab leader, especially ones that have traditionally been US-friendly, is the slightest bit worried that the US is going to provide military support to their protesters. If they were, they never would have endorsed a no-fly zone in Libya.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I am ambivalent on this, I support it as long as we don't get in deeper and have "mission creep."
    We've already had mission creep. The no-fly zone quickly evolved into widespread air strikes...and if our pilots had crashed near Tripoli instead of Benghazi, I'm quite sure it would have evolved into special forces on the ground to rescue them. The mission to prevent a massacre was supplanted by a mission to serve as the rebels' air force, which was supplanted by a mission to bring democracy to Libya.

    If that doesn't qualify as mission creep, I don't know what does.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    No, it serves no valid U.S. interests and just wastes money we don't have. Isn't the whole point of a popular uprising to overthrow the existing regime on their own? If more powerful nations help, that's not an uprising, it's an invasion.
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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    It is not an American intervention. A coalition of nations is enforcing a UN resolution.
    When all is said and done, it will be the US that pays the bill, sends the troops, and receives the blame. UN had Libya on the human rights council earlier in the year. What a joke that was.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Do you support America's intervention in Libya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    I think we need to do something. America has a history of standing up to brutal dictators and communist assholes. Why can't we just drop or ship weapons. Worked against the soviets when they were in Afganistan?
    Do you realize the blowback that occurred from that? We gave weapon technology to the people we would be at war with twenty years later.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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