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soooo, Libya, eh? Seem to have missed the news for a few days. What's… - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
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soooo, Libya, eh? Seem to have missed the news for a few days. What's all that about then?

Other than Gaddafi being madder than a box of frogs?


Anyway, I thought we were skint? That nice Mister Cameron keeps telling us we've got no money, but yet we can afford to do a bit of bombing? Did we get them cheap or something?
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whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: March 20th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC) (linky)
Madder than a box of frogs about sums it up. Other minor details: UN resolution, Arab League support (supposedly, haven't seen much of that yet), Gaddafi making threats against his people.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 20th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC) (linky)
well, yes. But why *us*? What's he done to piss us off?
maviscruet From: maviscruet Date: March 21st, 2011 08:03 am (UTC) (linky)
Well - it all comes down to how you feel about Rowanda and Kosova....

See Rowanda nothing happened - even though there were people there - and Kosova the general feeling is that is saved lots and lots of lives. So on we got into a civil war situation - which it was it a bit one sided - what are you to do?

My gut feeling is this is the least bad choice - but that's a long way from a good choice. - and has a real possibility of mr box of frogs still in charge at the end or boots on the ground if the rebels can not get there act together enough to over throw him.

Beat case scenario - this intervention flips enough senior mikitay figures on mr frogs side to remove him - as they will be working out that any proper military actions now will simply get hammered into scrap.

You know this feels really different from Iraq. - like it's the least worse choice and people know it - rather then a good idea.....
myfirstkitchen From: myfirstkitchen Date: March 21st, 2011 10:00 am (UTC) (linky)
It's about oil. That's why we're intervening here and now when we didn't two years ago and we aren't in Ivory Coast or Bahrain.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8369240/Libya-British-plans-to-strip-Gaddafi-of-oil-revenue.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/mar/18/oil-price-un-resolution-libya

The West are using Italian airbases in Libya. Libya supplies a quarter of Italy's oil.
svenskakj From: svenskakj Date: March 21st, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC) (linky)
Lol, D, on the madder than a box of frogs! :-D I, too, thought we were skint. Another country? Seriously? And then you know we'll have to help rebuild after. Grumbles.
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