British, French and US military aircraft are preparing to protect the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi after the United Nations security council voted in favour of a no-fly zone and air strikes against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.
With Gaddafi’s troops closing in on Benghazi, the French prime minister, Francois Fillon, said “time is of the essence” and that France would support military action set to take place within hours.
Jets could take off from French military bases along the Mediterranean coast, about 750 miles from Libya. Several Arab countries would join the operation.
Isn’t it strange how we keep hearing over to the point of nausea, “WE’RE BROKE!” but there’s always enough leftover change in the cushions of the couch to buy another bomb to drop on nine boys looking for firewood one day and two more the next engaged in the terroristic act of watering the fields.
Yep, we’re really helping those poor, oppressed bastards in Afghanistan, aren’t we? Helping them right under the ground.
By the way, I know we’ve only been in that shithole for a decade or so now, but could someone remind me why we’re still in Afghanistan? It can’t be in search of Osama bin Laden. He’s chillaxin’ over in Pakistan somewhere under the protection of their version of the CIA.
It can’t be to keep Hamad Karzai in power. Dude’s as crooked as a dog’s back leg.
Some 64 percent of Americans don’t think the war in Afghanistan is worth fighting anymore. So why go on if there’s no point and no end to it. Ten years later and victory is no closer than it was in 2001. What an obscene waste of time, men, money and innocent lives. If President Obama wanted to reassure his reelection he’d pull our troops out of Afghanistan and leave them to their endless wars and heroin production.
The Middle East is a quagmire for superpowers who try to impose their will upon it. The Russians learned this lesson about Afghanistan and ten years down the road, the United States is getting schooled as well.
And now the U.S. is supposed to help the rebels in Libya? As one professional football player responded when asked why he took himself out of a game in order rather than risk an injury, “For who? For what?”
Why is this our fight? What’s it in for us? Gasoline back under $3.40 for regular?
Because dead Libyans being killed by their dictator isn’t a good enough reason for me. That sucks, but it sucked when the genocide in Darfur and Rwanda went down and I didn’t see anyone at the U.N. falling over themselves to get in there and break that mess up.
Of course, the only thing black you’re going to get out of intervention in the Sudan and Rwanda are grateful Africans instead of barrels of oil. Gratitude is cool, but you can’t fill your gas tank with it.
WHO are we supposed to be backing in this civil war and WHAT are we going to get out of it? If we didn’t go to war in Libya to get rid of Khadafy or Gaddafi (or however the hell we’re spelling his stupid name this week) after he blew 189 Americans to hell and gone in 1988 in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, why he’s so much worse now than he was then?
I was against the last war and I’m against the next war too. There’s enough European countries with air power to impose a no-fly zone over Libya. Let them fight and die for their oil instead of the U.S. fighting and dying for their oil.
The change will do them good. Especially France.