Obama Approves Military Planes In Libya For Evacuation Purposes As Gaddafi Son Says "Bombs Used Only To Frighten Protesters"

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Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:48 | 1015814 Sarah Conner
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Control the skies bitches!

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:17 | 1015945 Azannoth
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How many passangers can an F-18 take on board ?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:27 | 1015992 Paul S.
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I wasn't a math major but I think the answer is zero.  Unless you have Dr. Strangelove like ability to hold onto ordnance. 

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:45 | 1016085 steelhead23
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Get your references straight - Dr. Strangelove might have loved the bomb but it was Major Kong who saddled one up.  What a frickin' masterpiece.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:50 | 1016099 NYPoke
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Ah, Slim Pickens.  Dr. Strangelove & Treasure Island.  One of the best entertainers, ever.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:28 | 1015999 JohnG
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Zero, none, zip......

Wonder if it's planes covering civilian aircraft.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:58 | 1016128 Isotope
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"First of all the bombs (were) just to frighten them to go away,"
Yeah, I imagine you do get frightened right before a bomb blasts you into a thousand fragments.
Then you go away.
Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:04 | 1016152 VegasBD
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I believe the F-18 is full of 7 gram rocks and too busy winning to care.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:27 | 1016243 Myzery
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I'm an F-18, BRO, I will destroy you in the sky and deploy my ordinance.



Fri, 03/04/2011 - 04:02 | 1017815 StychoKiller
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Computer:  "Bomb #20, you're outside the bomb bay again!"

Bomb #20:  "But I received a signal to deploy!"

Computer:  "That signal was an error, please return to the bomb bay."

Bomb #20:  "Okay, but this is the last time!" -- Dark Star



Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:47 | 1015820 alien-IQ
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this should help extend the market rally....because...well...just because.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:57 | 1015862 Oh regional Indian
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That is hilarious alien.


Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:21 | 1015971 skohiu
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When brown people die, it's bullish for the "markets"  Has always been the case.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:22 | 1015972 skohiu
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When brown people die, it's bullish for the "markets"  Has always been the case.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:48 | 1015827 Oh regional Indian
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Tragi-comic madness. Double Speak Senselessness.

But this too is as per script. Dates are important. And tomorrow or next monday is not the date. remember the Iraq war was launched on March 20th?

Ponder that for a bit.



Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:53 | 1015850 alien-IQ
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aren't the protests in Saudi Arabia also scheduled for March 20?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:01 | 1015875 Oh regional Indian
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yup. Days of Anger everywhere.

Also happens to be Prince Soon to be King William's birthday. I wonder what present grandma has in store for him.


Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:16 | 1015949 alien-IQ
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everywhere except America. no anger here...we got i-pads and Charlie Sheen a plenty.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:23 | 1015976 Oh regional Indian
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I predict a charlie sheen app on your iPad in the near future.


Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:21 | 1015968 Randall Cabot
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March 11 is what I saw.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:00 | 1015877 thetruth
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yes, i would like to know more about important dates

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:06 | 1016162 Randall Cabot
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Here's one: When's the zionist holiday of Purim this year? It's usually in March and the zionists tend to get agressive to celebrate evidently.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:50 | 1015832 AZSovreign
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*Yawn* I'm going back to my distraction of Red Dead Redemption, wake me when thy torch the oil, or we invade...

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:39 | 1016282 PenGun
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Console weinie. ;)

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:09 | 1015837 Mercury
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The release says Obama is authorizing the use of US airplanes to move Egyptians back to Egypt (who fled to the Libyan border).  I would think that the flow of people from Egypt to Libya is pretty much over by now anyway given the whole frying pan/fire thing.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/03/libya-usa-obama-idUSWEN894520110303

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:00 | 1015839 hedgeless_horseman
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"First of all the liquidity bombs (were) just to frighten them into buying the fucking dip," said Brian Sack, lead intern at the FRBNY, regarding POMO on www.bloomberg.gov.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:51 | 1015840 dick cheneys ghost
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U.S. operatives have been on the ground for weeks. watch as the MSM paints this as "humanitarian".


Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:53 | 1015844 Sudden Debt
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just to frighten them...





now carpet bomb every known house of that family and take over the country.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:55 | 1015853 Dick Darlington
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This easily tops the earlier comedy peak today when Hellenic Railways, 100% state owned wink wink, said they missed a coupon payment on a yen denominated bond because of "human error". At least it wasn't the weather...

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:59 | 1015864 Pants McPants
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To paraphrase George Carlin, how dare the Libyans bomb anyone/anything!  Don't they know that's the US' job??

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 14:59 | 1015873 NOTW777
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how many innocents die while mr obama fiddles

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:05 | 1015892 NOTW777
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"Bring Bush! Make a no fly zone, bomb the planes," shouted soldier-turned-rebel Nasr Ali, referring to a no-fly zone imposed on Iraq in 1991 by then U.S. President George Bush."


Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:00 | 1015880 LawsofPhysics
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I have to ask,  who is paying for the bombs and the fuel?  Certainly, it can't be the United States, they are broke, right?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:00 | 1015881 topcallingtroll
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Using bombs just to frighten is not unusual when you are fighting friends.

We started the war against Noriega in panama.by exploding a 1000 bomb fired from a stealth plane. Instead of hitting troop barracks the bomb was intentionally fired at a field between barracks.

Khadaffy's bomb landing in front of the university does sound more like a warning. No casualties were noted in the reports.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:03 | 1015894 Watauga
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As far back as the mid-80s, I read an article that listed the 31 spellings of the name Gaddafi then in use in the English language media.  I wonder how many spellings we are up now?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:12 | 1015922 Sarah Conner
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Only one spelling matters... T-O-A-S-T

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 18:16 | 1016614 Federalist45
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Good one Sarah Cawna.  

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:03 | 1015895 cougar_w
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The rumor is that the jets are actually Serbian. Strange I know, but must be that the regime saw how the Egyptian army acted and decided it was prudent to outsource. There is evidence that the regime brought in ground forces from Chad as well, black Africans with hard-core urban combat experience.

If it really is the Serbs flying as mercs, then there is no way in fucking Hell they are willing to go up against US fighters, and are already on their way home. It was fun while it lasted, don't forget to pay us in gold m'kay?

The Libyan air force command is largely gone. Some went to Malta. Some defected. They probably cannot launch a credible wing of fighters once the Serbs are out of the picture.

Game over.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:16 | 1015948 TradingJoe
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When it comes to firepower, it really does not matter who we are up against, given the latest crap we are flying there is no real match to our Super-Hornets and dog fighting skills! Its just the usual show me yours and I'll show you mine!


Oil will go higher because it's IN right now, weather they torch the fields or not! Iraq was nice, this on is better, SA will be GREAT! 

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:22 | 1015967 cougar_w
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It's almost like a fixed prize fight at this point. We'll all watch, but the outcome is determined.

Including the $150/bbl oil. Though how the economy survives much of that I would really like to know.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:34 | 1016037 Randall Cabot
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Are you making these rumors up yourself?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:09 | 1016171 AnAnonymous
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Propaganda is the most tried job in the Western world. Many want to make a living off it, very few are elected.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 16:57 | 1016343 cougar_w
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Nope! And the Serbian leadership came out on Serb TV and denied everything, which means it's all likely true.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 22:35 | 1017289 Randall Cabot
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Yeah, you can't believe a word the Serbian leadership says but maybe it was actually  the Slovenian Air Force that Gadaffi called in.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 23:53 | 1017350 Ahmeexnal
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If Mr. Obama tries to engage militarily in Libya, Russia and China will be dragged into this conflict. One has to wonder why Mr. Obama does not try a diplomatic option before turning to the questionable use of force.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:04 | 1015896 jdoo
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scare them.....to death!

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:07 | 1015900 jus_lite_reading
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Oil at $101pb and the "stock markets" are up 2%? That's the signal the markets are broken.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:07 | 1015904 faithfulwatchman
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Obviously Gadaffi needs a new PR person, hmmm...hey Helen Thomas is available, right?

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:52 | 1016100 Shylockracy
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Zionist filth, I junked you.

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:07 | 1015907 JimboJammer
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borrow  money  to  buy  fuel  for  planes.

borrow  money  to  pay  the  pilots..

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