So when we are going to bomb the Ivory Coast?

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    People in the Ivory Coast are being killed by a tyrant, so when we are sending our cruise missiles and fighter jets over there? supposedly we are bombing Libya to do the right thing and help people, so we need to get over to the Ivory Coast and help those folks as well.

    Civilians Die as Ivory Coast Braces for a Defeated President's Last Stand

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    Read more: Ivory Coast Braces for Civil War as Violence Escalates - TIME
     
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    The Communist Party agrees with you
     
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    If you can figure out how to run a car on Ivory you're on to something.
     
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    Yeah no shit huh, if we did use Ivory for that we'd have the 101st Air Borne over there already.:doubt:
     
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    UN: One million flee Cote d'Ivoire violence

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    UN: One million flee Cote d'Ivoire violence - Africa - Al Jazeera English
     
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    I guess the chocolate just ain't good enough? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    We could if the UN would authorize it. Sadly, they won't... because countries like Russia and China use their vetoes to stop us. You are aware that we need to have a UN Resolution to undertake such actions, right? And you are aware that we have tried to get resolutions passed to help these countries before, right? And you do know that each time, Russia or China have vetoed it, right?

    OK. So now that I've given y'all a few cold hard facts to ignore, please carry on bullshitting.
     
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    Kinding hoping that if Qaddafi gets to be blown to bits (hopefully soon) like the people he blew to bits on the Lockerbie plane..it will send a message to the rest of the scumbags that maybe the same fate awaits them if they continue their shit.
     
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    well, the french don't seem to care much for UN approval, unless it gives them an out to help a friend;)

    from 2003-

    But the French responded with a calculated attack, ordered by Jacques Chirac himself, on the Ivorian state. They destroyed its air force of two fighter jets and some helicopters on the tarmac in the capital of Yamoussoukro, predictably prompting enraged citizens to explode in huge anti-French protests. So far over 60 have been killed, and over 1000 injured, in anti-French rioting. The French say they will hold Gbagbo responsible for such riots, which is tantamount to saying they plan to get rid of him to better reassert neocolonial control.

    On November 9 French forces opened fire on pro-government demonstrators in Abidjan, killing seven and injuring about 200. The Ivorian regime seems genuinely puzzled at the behavior of these hostile "peacekeepers." "We love France, it is a friendly country,"' declares the ambassador to France, Philippe Djangone-Bi, but he questions their right to "fire at our presidential palace, destroy our forces, humiliate us, and shoot at our civilians from helicopters." You might suppose that Ivory Coast would protest to the UN, but of course France wields veto power in the Security Council.

    The UNSC has however issued a resolution condemning the killing of the nine Frenchmen, and demanding that the Ivorian government adhere to the 2003 French-brokered peace accord.
    AfricaSpeaks.com - Bloody Intervention in Cte d'Ivoire

    they went back in 04 and 08.....
     
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    The United States will never intervene militarily in sub-Saharan Africa unless it is in response to a terrorist action perpetrated from that country.
     

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