US Naval Update: To The Shores Of Tripoli

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Wed, 03/09/2011 - 20:57 | 1034751 bugs_
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State Dept laying groundwork for the waiver in UN rez 1970 which will allow us to arm the rebels.  Its heating up.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:30 | 1034835 caconhma
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What are the US objectives in Libya?

Are the USA ready to invade Libya and to repeat the Iraqi nightmare?

What good will no-fly zone over Libya do? Anti-Gaddafi forces could be much worst news for America than this desert Clown selling Libyan oil to the West for-free.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 00:29 | 1035507 dick cheneys ghost
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 video of Chomsky on peak oil

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:34 | 1034846 NOTW777
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really? did you hear hillary - cant do anything unless there is world consensus.

have to check with the chinese, russia, chavez, uruquay

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 22:13 | 1034934 pacu44
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Dont knock Uruguay... That is the bug out country of choice...

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 08:35 | 1036083 tonyw
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Is this "world consensus" like the "World Series" baseball??

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 20:58 | 1034752 No Bid
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Stockpiles at Cushing don't matter if there's any new flare in the next two weeks.  Upside risk still greater.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:07 | 1034774 NOTW777
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weekly resistance @ 110

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:08 | 1034779 TradingJoe
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No real biggie!

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:07 | 1034776 TradingJoe
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Very High Indeed! I only have April options on USO but am confident by expiration it's all over, already! Wouldn't want to roll them over, but if I have to...:)!

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:00 | 1034757 bob_dabolina
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Don't know if it's been mentioned on the boards or not but the unions in Wisconsin have been stripped of their collective bargaining rights.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:05 | 1034769 NOTW777
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will obama send in the troops or holder to get back the rights?  holder lawsuit around the corner

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:09 | 1034782 bob_dabolina
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It would be rich if the Dems returned and got arrested, shortly thereafter a recess announced 'till 2012

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 22:42 | 1034787 New_Meat
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WI Senatorz still holding their breath until they turn .. er .. BLUE!

[ed. breaking:, from the AP, so we all know it is the truth.]

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:25 | 1034823 Michael
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I've been lurking on MSNBC and CNN  for a mega dose of schadenfreude and they all look like their puppy just died.

What's good for the goose, what they to us on obama care, is good for the gander.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 22:07 | 1034922 Randall Cabot
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Hmm...makes sense.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:04 | 1034761 buzzsaw99
Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:02 | 1034763 Catullus
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Don't miss that CVN 76 battle group going to S. Korea for joint operations.  I smell saber rattling. 

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:02 | 1034764 justtotaketheedgeoff
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BBC reporting that three of its reporters were detained, beaten and subject to mock executions by Libyan military.



Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:05 | 1034770 TradingJoe
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Not so sure they were "reporters", eh!

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 22:11 | 1034932 Randall Cabot
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But of course they were "reporters"-just like those "Arabs" with the British accents driving around Basra blowing shit up were.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:13 | 1034796 sun tzu
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Maybe they should stay the hell out of a warzone. If not, then don't complain about harsh treatment

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 09:30 | 1036166 Triggernometry
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They'll report whatever it takes to get their public to support military action to benefit BP, duh

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:06 | 1034767 Cognitive Dissonance
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This movie is getting really good. I wonder if Gaddafi gets the nurse back or if she finds a new despot to snuggle up with.

Shhh, don't tell me how it ends. I want to be surprised.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:08 | 1034780 NOTW777
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eh? people are dying

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:41 | 1034864 william the bastard
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For the end of the movie they splice in the Scarface finale and FX Mickey Rourke into the Tony role as "The King of Africa".

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 23:06 | 1035128 Cognitive Dissonance
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Considering all that's going on these days, at times sarcasm and satire are really very difficult to recognize.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:09 | 1034785 Bastiat
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The nurse is working on a book contract and negotiating with skinmags for the photo spread.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:10 | 1034793 Dr. Porkchop
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I hear Bill Clinton's been trying to get her number.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:37 | 1034850 william the bastard
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She's his type: a pig.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:12 | 1034797 cosmictrainwreck
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spoken like a true novelist/screenwriter...or whatever it is you do :)

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:08 | 1034772 mynhair
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This, too, is bullish, right?  Unemployment Welfare report must be really bad.

(And Eric PlaceHolder is forcing NYC to hire morons of the right 'groups' to the NYFD.)

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:10 | 1034786 NOTW777
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does that include the black panthers

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:13 | 1034795 mynhair
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Most likely.  Need a source of fires to fight.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:08 | 1034775 ExpendableOne
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They really don't need an aircraft carrier to enforce a no fly zone.  There are a few airbases in Italy (US & NATO) within striking range of Libya.  If there was a will to do this, they could have done it by now with or without the US Navy.  Let the Italians and French deal with Libya.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:09 | 1034788 TradingJoe
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Yep! No "fly zone", just little INVASION!

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:10 | 1034792 mynhair
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Yep, put it on EU for this mess.  We have no business interfering.

We only have to funnel $billions to the victors - and Calypso Louie.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:15 | 1034802 sun tzu
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EU has no business interfering either

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:18 | 1034809 mynhair
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Ok, just send Calypso Louie over.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:15 | 1034806 Dr. Porkchop
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So that's why those bases are in Italy! All this time I'd thought there were still a few stubborn pockets of German resistance.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 00:39 | 1035538 floydian slip
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haven't you seen Stripes?  They use Italy to invade Czechoslovakia with the EM-50.

Now make the bunk beds please, If we were in Germany, I would have to do it, but since its italy...

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 22:05 | 1034917 Psquared
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I think that is what Obama set out to do. I am beginning to think his gut reactions are usually right, but he gets bullied and pushed around and ends up caving in.

If his gut reaction was to stay out of much involvment in Egypt and Libya and let Europe deal with it he was right and he should have stuck to his guns.

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 09:22 | 1036161 sharkbait
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Obama's gut reaction?!!!! Please use the sarc indicator for a statement like that.  Here's is a verbatim transcript of Obama's gut reaction...."duuuuuh, can somebody fix the teleprompter"  our fearless TOTUS has no clue.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:14 | 1034801 Dr. Porkchop
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Is there any kind of official resolution authorizing this action, or is all that passe now?

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:16 | 1034808 sun tzu
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Not since WWII. Harry Turman got rid of that pesky section of the US Constitution when he went to the UN to get permission for the Korean War.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:15 | 1034803 gordengeko
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You have to wonder where the m-i-c gets the money for all these soon to be wars.  Oh yeah, their side kick Ben aka Ba'al that is stealing from the sleeping giant.  ??Will this sleeping giant ever wake the fuck up??  Aldous said it best...

A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.


Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:16 | 1034804 JR
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FLASH: Just now, Wisconsin Senate Republicans, lacking the one Democrat vote they would need for a quorum to pass the controversial budget bill, instead formed a special committee to isolate only the collective bargaining portions of the bill and passed it, not needing the budget bill requirement of 20 voters.

An identical bill now must pass the lower branch (assembly) before the governor can sign it.

The bill is said to remove most of the collective bargaining provisions for state public employees, with the exception of police and fire. It’s believed the bill, like the budget bill provisions, allows some collective bargaining related to salaries.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:20 | 1034814 mynhair
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Took them long enough to get it on.  Those Dim union whores are worthless.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:34 | 1034847 Yes_Questions
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Especially if they end up loosing to the Koch Whores.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:21 | 1034810 velobabe
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we are on, like donkey kong, tyler. this is exciting†

naval grazing,

or whatever that term means.

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