Libya After Gaddafi Could Mean Good News For Obama, U.S. Economy

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    Libya After Gaddafi Could Mean Good News For Obama, U.S. Economy

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    It's probably good news for relieving diplomatic pressures in the Mideast, but less important to the longer term economic problems that we have.

    For EUROPE -- it will open up trade and investments in Libya and THEY will see a diff if the new govt is truely stable and open. Similiar deal for Egypt except that they were seen as much more stable BEFORE their revolution..
     
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    Anyway we can get in on this action in Libya? theres alot of juicy oil contracts out there.
     
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    Why just oil? In a more open govt with the right attitude towards business -- even consumer goods would be flowing into a country starved for freedom.. And there's a workforce present there that's just as convienient as our Mexican buds south of our border..

    Arab countries know that there's more to life than oil.. That's why they are revolting..
     
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    Yeah you are right, Libya can be a pretty fine country to do business with in the right hands.
     
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    When you listen these people in Libya, Egypt, Syria, ect.. you hear this common desire for freedom. Given that these are Islamist states that will STILL insist on Sharia law -- they are not fundamentally talking about SOCIAL freedoms as we know them.. I think their vision is larger economic freedom. Where the Govt is not the sole employer. Where oil isn't the only source of national income. Where their universities can turn out a whole spectrum of scholars that open new businesses and ventures. Where they can have a Muslim version of the Miss America contest. (ok that's over the edge).

    They will still obey their Muslim roots -- but they are done with economic totalitarism.
    And if we look at them and what they've done and only see "oil" --- it's no wonder they hate us so much. ((So our leftists buds better stop stereotyping these folks and claiming that oil can be our only possible interest -- or they won't want to deal with us))...
     
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    :lol:

    Huffington post folks.

    NOW WAR FOR OIL is a good thing...

    remember the signs the ANTI-WAR protesters carried during the Iraq WAR.

    what a frikken bunch of two faced hypocrites
     
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    War for Oil, where have I heard that before?
     
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    Obama says it will be good.

    Egypt has, contrary to what everyone thought, fallen into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood and is drifting into another Theocracy.

    All of these countries can very easily become radical Islamic states. They will become a threat to the West.

    Sorry, but I have to be a realist.
     
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    I think you pretty much nailed it, for the people in these countries the word freedom doesn't mean the same thing as it does for us in the west.
     

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