Naval buildup of Libya's coast.

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    Turkey Mounts Biggest Evacuation in Its History to Rescue 5,000 From Libya - Bloomberg

    Libya has rejected increased Evacuation flights by plane.
    They only let the planes into Libya from the normal schedule plan.
    No further planes are allowed and all Airports except the airport in capital Tripoli are closed.

    So far, there have been 5,099 Turks evacuated from the 25,000 Turks in Libya.
    A 27 year old Turk has been shot dead by a sniper near Tripoli:
    Davutolu: Libya'da bir Trk hayatn kaybetti - Hrriyet Dnya
     
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    Well if Libya goes anarchic, I have no doubt (and no problem either) if a MULTINATIONAL force steps in to maintain order.

    But I would caution the rest of the world that once we send in troops to restore order then we are on the hook to stay there until the people of Libya can work out their own problems.

    This sounds like a good job for TURKEY.

    They have the forces, they are Moslems and they don't appear to have any designs on controlling the place.
     
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    It helps that "dar is oil in dem dar hills!" The World cannot afford to let the oil stop coming from the largest proven reserves in North Africa.


    Libyan oil: where does it go? - Channel 4 News
     
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    Turkey would only intervene when the security of the still remaining 20.000 Turks in Libya becomes risky.
    The Libyans are slowing down the evacuation by closing down their Airports outside of Tripoli.
    The evacuation proceeds by Sea.

    The Italian FM estimates deaths in Libya at 1.000.

    CNN Turk also reports about the additional 3 Frigates, which are on its way to Libya:
    cnnturk.com

    The Army can lift 40-50.000 soldiers at short notice by air.
    LINK: Turkish General Staff
    The Navy also has immense landing capabilities, but the ships need about 20 hours to travel to Libya.

    We would need to capture a Libyan Airport so that fast evacuation can be done by commercial Airplanes if Turkish citizens become a target.
    The Airforce would need to open Airspace above a Libyan Airport.

    I don't know, if the F-16's can reach Libya.
    But we have Stratotankers and with them the Airforce can reach any point in the world.
    (They are not in Libya)
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    I'm sure with a few tankers doing laps over the Mediteranian your 16's would do just fine.

    I think a "No fly zone" should be implemented over Libya and any Libyan military aircraft that breaks it should be shot down in order to protect the citizens. Would be great if the UN took some bold moves here.
     
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    The Airports need to be opened.
    The Russians also evacuate by ferries.
     

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