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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 01:06 AM
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8. NATO leaving? Are we leaving Iraq? Or Afghanistan?
Judging from past experience, I'm willing to bet backroom deals are being made to establish a quasi-permanent, then a permanent military presence on Libyan soil. Contracts will be inked to operate those oil fields and privatize Libyan infrastructure. More contracts will be inked to train Libya's new national army, to sell western ammunition and weapon systems to Libya, and to provide training and "expertise" to the new Libyan government on "counter-intelligence." Perhaps one day, when they become good enough, we can outsource the water-boarding and other "enhanced interrogation" sessions of terror suspects to Libya, like we did with Egypt under Mubarak.
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  -Misrata rebels defy Libya's new regime xchrom  Aug-29-11 05:55 AM   #0 
  - As the earwig said as he fell off a cliff  dipsydoodle   Aug-29-11 06:02 AM   #1 
  - I don't have a problem with this. Sounds normal.  adhd_what_huh   Aug-29-11 08:01 AM   #2 
  - Neither do I. They can protest when they couldn't before under Gaddafi.  joshcryer   Aug-30-11 01:14 AM   #10 
  - Oh, yeah. Perfectly normal to appoint that evil regime's henchmen  EFerrari   Aug-30-11 01:15 AM   #11 
  - The people smell the betrayal. It looks more like a coup than a revolution.  Hart2008   Aug-29-11 08:24 AM   #3 
  - Qatari troops were on the ground all along I read. Boots on the ground  sabrina 1   Aug-30-11 01:50 AM   #15 
     - Just look at the difference between the early and late pictures of capturing Bab al-Azizya palace!  Hart2008   Aug-30-11 09:23 AM   #18 
        - Good catch! Reminds me of the invasion of Iraq when  sabrina 1   Aug-30-11 12:18 PM   #19 
           - Flying the colors in a military operation indicates which nation's forces were involved.  Hart2008   Aug-30-11 12:34 PM   #20 
              - Yes, that is the one I was thinking of. There was a lot of commentary  sabrina 1   Aug-30-11 01:24 PM   #22 
  - The atrocities of war continue...  sad sally   Aug-29-11 12:44 PM   #4 
  - Has NATO left yet?  sabrina 1   Aug-29-11 01:13 PM   #5 
     - Doesn't appear so.  sad sally   Aug-29-11 10:11 PM   #6 
     - Didn't think they would. In fact they are probably there for decades.  sabrina 1   Aug-30-11 12:55 AM   #7 
     - They are not going to be there for decades because the Libyan people won't allow it.  joshcryer   Aug-30-11 01:22 AM   #13 
     - Wow, that site really thinks the whole thing is a zionist conspiracy...  joshcryer   Aug-30-11 01:20 AM   #12 
     - NATO leaving? Are we leaving Iraq? Or Afghanistan?  Selatius   Aug-30-11 01:06 AM   #8 
     - I believe that's called 'nation building'  leftstreet   Aug-30-11 02:05 PM   #23 
     - LOL, you were the one saying NATO was going to deploy troops.  joshcryer   Aug-30-11 01:12 AM   #9 
        - Give them time. I see that now they are stating they will have to  sabrina 1   Aug-30-11 01:41 AM   #14 
        - UK and Qatar provided flak jackets to the rebels, fyi.  joshcryer   Aug-30-11 09:36 PM   #27 
        - Kind of like how the war would be over in a couple of weeks? nt  sudopod   Aug-30-11 02:20 PM   #24 
           - Operation Odyssey Dawn was days not weeks.  joshcryer   Aug-30-11 09:27 PM   #26 
              - wut? nt  sudopod   Aug-31-11 12:17 AM   #31 
  - more info on Misrata  StarsInHerHair   Aug-30-11 02:04 AM   #16 
  - Black Africans are still being rounded up and killed there.  sabrina 1   Aug-30-11 02:22 AM   #17 
     - Tragically, Libya has a large native black population  Xithras   Aug-30-11 01:04 PM   #21 
  - Jalil, Head of TNC, also worked for Gaddafi. He rebeled cuz Gaddafi did not impose strict Sharia  Distant Observer   Aug-30-11 02:29 PM   #25 
     - Jalil, human rights advocate, and the first to defect, advocates "strict Sharia." Total dishonesty.  joshcryer   Aug-30-11 09:36 PM   #28 
        - I guess you are ignorant of Jalil's background. See that spot on his forehead? Do some research!  Distant Observer   Aug-30-11 09:54 PM   #29 
           - LOL, I call it Islamaphobic, and guess what, you give me a link to a right wing Islam bashing site.  joshcryer   Aug-30-11 10:17 PM   #30 

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