Libya and Arab Hypocrisy

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  1. shtup
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    We shouldn't be the only ones doing the heavy lifting...

    Full post at: leondsouza.blogspot.com

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    "The 22-member regional organization of Arab states last week called on the UN Security Council to immediately impose a no-fly zone over Libya. The League also took up the matter of recognizing the opposition Libyan National Council as the country's only legitimate government. "The main priority right now is to stop the deadly situation," Secretary General Amr Moussa said gravely while announcing the organization's decision in Cairo.

    "Good, yes — but then there was this: A second resolution opposing any direct foreign military intervention. Shooting dictator Muammar Gaddafi's rogue airplanes out of the sky? OK. Crippling the air defenses that protect those airplanes (while simultaneously threatening the lives of NATO pilots): Not OK.

    "So let's get this straight: We're supposed to send our pilots into harm's way without creating the conditions to ensure their success? And the Arab League's contribution in all of this is... what again? Oh right, two resolutions that lack the quality of being resolute. In fact, two resolutions that smack of a particularly insidious hypocrisy. For by opposing foreign intervention, the League's members have protected themselves against future challenges to their own sovereign authority — possibly at the expense of human rights — while paying lip service to the Libyan appeal for UN military assistance."

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    Hey, nobody is making us intervene. We can tell them to solve it themselves. But we can't help ourselves. We have to get involved. It is an issue important to the elite and the dead masses cost the elite nothing but a few flase world of praise and hommage.

    "Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy."
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    Do you have any idea where that quote comes from?
     
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    Um, the guy whose name is below the quote? Duh!
     
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    There's no proof he ever said it, is the problem. It's attributed to him, third person heresay, in a book. Somebody says he said it.
     
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    But so much for the idea that America is hated in the Arab world. Another liberal lie revealed.
     
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    Howzabout them thar Eirabs from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, etc., sending in their own fighter planes and fighter pilots to shoot down Nasty Qadaffi's planes ?????

    Huh ??????

    Well, now, lessee.......some of them thar Eirabs mebbe are for that Nasty Qaddafi ....... and most of them thar Eirabs are too smart to get involoved with anything but words....

    Mebbe that's it.

    Personally, I'd like to see Muslim Swine slaughtering each other ...... the more slaughtered the better. Allahu Akbar !!!
     
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    Absolute bullshit garbage. If you use force, you use exactly what is necessary to accomplish the goal. If the goal is to ensure no planes are flying in a specific location it may well include striking ground targets. This is what occurs when politicians are dumb enough to believe they are generals. I would hope, and expect, that we would not play into something like this and only fly our men into circumstances of our militaries choosing. There is the raptor/JSF though, I do not believe there are any ground based defenses that are capable of harming those aircraft in that particular theater. Even so, what is the point of adding a restriction like that?
     

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