To strike or not to strike: row about Libya’s issue inside NATO

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    Main conflict within NATO was between the European countries, on the one side, and Turkey (a NATO, but not yet an EU member state), on the other. Ankara was, for some time, against military intervention in Libya, and used the platform of NATO to voice its opinion. Eventually, however, Turkey approved NATO's engagement in Libya – probably in large part because the Arab League has been a surprisingly vocal supporter of the military enforcement of the no-fly zone.

    Another major diplomatic scandal in the West had less to do with NATO taking over command of the allied activities in Libya than with France's initial unilateral decision to intervene militarily in Libya, without consulting Germany. The German government was unhappy about this turn of events, and voiced its disapproval. On the other hand, Germany made it clear that it was willing to support the coalition indirectly, even before NATO's decision to take over the operation.

    This point of view was expressed by Andreas Umland in his article "Libya: it is a different situation" originally published on ValdaiClub.com
     
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    Wonder how much the others are chippin' in?...
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    Pentagon: Libya Mission Has Cost U.S. $550M So Far
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Washington (AP) - The military intervention in Libya has cost the Pentagon an extra $550 million so far, mostly for bombs and missiles, officials said Tuesday.
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    Key US lawmaker opposes arming Libya rebels
    30 Mar.`11 WASHINGTON — A key US lawmaker said Wednesday he opposed arming Libyan rebels until the United States knows more about them, warning those weapons might "later fall into the hands of bad actors."
     
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    That's true. Each Tomahawk costs a bunch of bucks... And yankees spend them on overdated T-55 and rusty trucks
     
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    There's no summer sale price reduction, military operations cost what they cost.


    550 Million $ is nothing in proportion to US's budget.
    If this figure shows anything, then that Libya is a military midget whom you can deprive it's claim on its airspace with 550 Million $ worth of Bombs and Missiles.
     

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