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Old 03-19-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: The Heartland
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French fighter jets sighted over Libya as Gaddafi troops attack Benghazi city

An undisclosed number of French fighter jets have been sighted and heard in the skies over Libya as Muammar Gaddafi warned the West against military intervention while his troops fiercly pounded the cities of Benghazi and Misurata.

So much for a cease fire...
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Yup..Gaddafi called the UN resolution invalid.

International jets take action as Gadhafi strikes - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110319/ap_on_re_af/af_libya - broken link)
In an open letter, Gadafhi warned: "You will regret it if you dare to intervene in our country."

"Libya is not yours. Libya is for the Libyans. The Security Council resolution is invalid," he said in the letter to Sarkozy, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Here
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French fighter jets deployed over Libya - CNN.com

Looks like they shot one down thus far.

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Old 03-19-2011, 09:49 AM
 
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And here we go again........this WILL Lead to boots on the ground just watch. Who knows if we are lucky we will be building a $2 billion embassy in Libya like we did in Iraq! WE CAN'T AFFORD TO BOMB LIBYA AND NEITHER CAN ANY EUROPEAN COUNTRY SAVE FOR GERMANY! WTF?
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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If we want to say Sadam was bad and had to go there is nothing from us saying the same thing about momar.... guess we can take care of reagans unfinished effort. Funny how the Repugs want to cut 10 million for NPR but see no issue in allocating $100 million in cruise missiles, or a few billion in fighter support.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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I for one am glad that the United Nations is having some balls on this issue. Nations united to stop a thug who is murdering the people of his country. And yes, unlike Darfur, there is oil at stake...that's the way the dice roll in this world but at least the nations are ready to pull together. By the way the pic is not a pic of a French Jet.

It always feels right to stop a bully.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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I bet they've got some WMD's! Let's get in there! They've got oil, right?
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Riverside County / Maricopa County
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French fighter jets deployed over Libya - CNN.com

Looks like they shot one down thus far.
I don't think that's a French bird, looks like maybe a MiG-23 or 27.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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I for one am glad that the United Nations is having some balls on this issue. Nations united to stop a thug who is murdering the people of his country. And yes, unlike Darfur, there is oil at stake...that's the way the dice roll in this world but at least the nations are ready to pull together. By the way the pic is not a pic of a French Jet.

It always feels right to stop a bully.
So fall in line with the UN or they will topple your government?
Sounds one world orderish to me
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: The Heartland
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So fall in line with the UN or they will topple your government?
Sounds one world orderish to me
I was thinking the same thing and wondered what would happen if the Chinese people rose up against it's leaders and were being slaughtered. Would the International community enforce a NFZ?
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