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    Why are they not interfering in Bahrain? Rebels are being killed there. This situation in Libya will inevitably move from a proposed no fly zone to to air strikes on air defences and possibly firing on any of Gadaffi forces trying to regain any ground. This has just been confirmed by an UK cabinet member talking on BBC as I type this. Sad.
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    Really? This is a problem?

    'Liberating' Iraq? Cool. Hanging out there for years? Good times.


    But when the UN wants to do it, presumably with less of a 'fuck you world, we've got imaginary weapons to find' kind of attitude, that's where you draw the line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab View Post
    Why are they not interfering in Bahrain?

    I'd like to know the answer to this, too.

    And what about the protesters in Iran? Or Yemen? No help for them, either.


    Rebels are being killed there. This situation in Libya will inevitably move from a proposed no fly zone to to air strikes on air defences and possibly firing on any of Gadaffi forces trying to regain any ground. This has just been confirmed by an UK cabinet member talking on BBC as I type this. Sad.
    Off to fight another war we won't win.

    I guess we'll keep doing this sort of thing until our economy collapses to the point where we can no longer afford to do such things. Nothing else will stop us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snee View Post
    Really? This is a problem?

    'Liberating' Iraq? Cool. Hanging out there for years? Good times.


    But when the UN wants to do it, presumably with less of a 'fuck you world, we've got imaginary weapons to find' kind of attitude, that's where you draw the line?
    But this President campaigned on a promise of ending the wars in the middle east.

    Where are the anti-war protesters now?

    What happened to them, now that Bush is out of office?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 999969999 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Snee View Post
    Really? This is a problem?

    'Liberating' Iraq? Cool. Hanging out there for years? Good times.


    But when the UN wants to do it, presumably with less of a 'fuck you world, we've got imaginary weapons to find' kind of attitude, that's where you draw the line?
    But this President campaigned on a promise of ending the wars in the middle east.

    Where are the anti-war protesters now?

    What happened to them, now that Bush is out of office?
    Presumably not protesting against Obama, since it's the UN. Early days, though. And for that matter, it might be something to do with the fact that this is not about hurf blurf nucular wmds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snee View Post
    Really? This is a problem?

    'Liberating' Iraq? Cool. Hanging out there for years? Good times.


    But when the UN wants to do it, presumably with less of a 'fuck you world, we've got imaginary weapons to find' kind of attitude, that's where you draw the line?
    Every war in the last 65 years has crossed my line. The days of the UK interfering in others 'wars' should have ended when the U.S. took over policing the world. We were told by the 'rebels' in Libya 'Westerners stay out! We don't want you'. Changed days. The last quote cry was ' They are firing back at us. We need help'.

    Libya has asked for U.N. observers to be brought in to ensure that the ceasefire has been observed.

    I realize that civilians are going to suffer in any war. Artillery mounted on the back of a four by fours used to take Benghazi and other towns apparently does not kill any civilians.

    Watch the rules gradually changing in order to get rid of Gadaffi altogether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Snee View Post
    Really? This is a problem?

    'Liberating' Iraq? Cool. Hanging out there for years? Good times.


    But when the UN wants to do it, presumably with less of a 'fuck you world, we've got imaginary weapons to find' kind of attitude, that's where you draw the line?
    Every war in the last 65 years has crossed my line. The days of the UK interfering in others 'wars' should have ended when the U.S. took over policing the world. We were told by the 'rebels' in Libya 'Westerners stay out! We don't want you'. Changed days. The last quote cry was ' They are firing back at us. We need help'.

    Libya has asked for U.N. observers to be brought in to ensure that the ceasefire has been observed.

    I realize that civilians are going to suffer in any war. Artillery mounted on the back of a four by fours used to take Benghazi and other towns apparently does not kill any civilians.

    Watch the rules gradually changing in order to get rid of Gadaffi altogether.
    Not really disagreeing with not invading other nations for fun and profit, but if I were to grade the pretext to invasions, Iraq was far worse. Also, I should have quoted what I was responding to.
    Last edited by Snee; 03-18-2011 at 10:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 999969999 View Post
    But this President campaigned on a promise of ending the wars in the middle east.

    Where are the anti-war protesters now?

    What happened to them, now that Bush is out of office?
    Yeah man, we like need to stop... the UN war machine. We will no longer pay $0.20 to $0.42 on our caramel machiato latte frappe supreme to like, build up more UN army clones and bombs man!

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    I should have quoted what I was responding to.
    I realised my mistake after I posted. Senior moment.

    It appears that as far as democracy is concerned the U.S.A. draws a line in the sand:-

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12792637
    Last edited by bigboab; 03-19-2011 at 05:44 PM.
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