Watch The UN Vote To Bomb Libya - Live

Tyler Durden's picture

As reported earlier, the UN Security Council will vote in minutes (process to begin at 6:00PM Eastern) on whether to commence the imminent bombing of Libya. The preliminary roll call has US, UK and France voting yes, with China and Russia likely abstaining. The vote is sure to pass unless someone vetoes it which is very unlikely. Also as was disclosed previously, the full resolution that is being voted and which nobody has probably read, can be found at the following link. Watch for the reaction in crude following the vote passage, and especially following Bloomberg headlines that France has launched an all out attack.


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camaro68ss's picture

French attack??? is that an Oxymoron

traderjoe's picture

Did they resurrect the Maginot Line?

andybev01's picture

They mistakenly heard 'labia'...

Pool Shark's picture

"They mistakenly heard 'labia'..."


I'll bet "Burlesque-oni" was in on the vote:

"I'm far too old for 33 women in two months."


GDE's picture

The preliminary roll call has US, UK and France voting yes

This was meant to happen. Sarkozy sold recently the French army to the US/UK with that stupid deal with Cameron. France has no more control over her army.

andybev01's picture

Someone junked us for that?!

There's a pissed-off frog around here today...

Zeilschip's picture

One of the many quotes on French Military Victories:

Algerian Rebellion
- Lost. Loss marks the first defeat of a western army by a Non-Turkic Muslim force since the Crusades, and produces the First Rule of Muslim Warfare; "We can always beat the French." This rule is identical to the First Rules of the Italians, Russians, Germans, English, Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux.

dark pools of soros's picture

the French has a pretty strong history of warfare victories if you aren't short sighted..  america did need their navy to beat the Brits

but after all their brave souls died against the germans (who else put up a fight?) they were left with only the weaktards to raise even more weaktards ever since

sun tzu's picture

They got smashed during the Franco-Prussian War. I believed all their brave souls were killed off during the Napoleonic Wars. The same thing happened to the Germans and English after WWI & WWII. 

Mark McGoldrick's picture


Are we playing a synonym game?

goldsaver's picture

How is a libertarian, who believes in maximum individual freedom with minimal government interference a synonym to an institution that believes in maximum force of centralised government at an unelectable level and superseding even national boundaries while ignoring the mere concept of individual rights?

tmosley's picture


Do we know that imposition of no fly zones requires bombing of anti-air defences?

GDE's picture

The French people will vote massively against Sarkozy and his team of bandits in 2012. They don't want France to participate to Uncle Sam's devilish war plans. Sarkozy is a traitor.

GDE's picture

Correction : I'm not even sure Sarkozy will make it till 2012. France is in a post-revolution situation. This war will make people even more angry against him. I don't think he's realizing what he's doing.

DiverCity's picture

Bammy is a criminal just like Sarkozy.

sun tzu's picture

What makes you think US is behind this drive for war? Do you really think Obama is pushing for war? It has been the European elites and the mass media who are pushing for war. 

LongSoupLine's picture

UN - Unified Nitwits

GrouchoNotKarl's picture

Russia should veto if they're smart. Then they control the supply of energy resources to Europe. There's nothing like creating an hegemony using the institutions of western gov't.

Shameful's picture

Why? Think it through. Gaddafi is winning now. Assuming trends continue he wins, business as usual. So status-quo in EU energy sector (ignoring nuke situation).

Alright but what happen is NATO shoves it's dick in? Well odds are Gaddafi won't take it lying down and there is an excellent chance that oil infrastructure gets damaged in fighting. It adds fuel to the fire of the idea of the US/NATO engaging in wars for oil, and in general increases unrest in MENA. This increases the price of oil.

So Russia, as the worlds largest exporter of oil, gets more $$$ for their oil as well as having the West bogged down in another round of nation building. Putin should be laughing as Russia gives its 'reluctant' approval. Putin is closer to an energy monoply if he lets an attack happen. Hell if I was him I would be sneaking in Spetsnaz to plant charges at wells during the chaos.

dark pools of soros's picture

but it's ok since Putin is going to ditch visas between us and them this year

mynhair's picture

Crap, misread the title.  Thought the UN was bombing where-ever-it-is.

Spastica Rex's picture

I voate for a mooooove of noe confeedence.

Irwin Fletcher's picture

OK, McCain, what tune goes well with 'Bomb the Libyans?' The old man's probably smiling now.

sun tzu's picture

Yes because it's all McCain's fault. Obama is McCain's puppet

HungrySeagull's picture

They would not dare. Someone needs to veto.

NotApplicable's picture

You seem to be forgetting that we are nearing 2012, which will be known as Herb Stein's Year.

The_Euro_Sucks's picture

Indeed, democrazy in its purest form. Dictators voting if an out of grace dictator should be bombed to install another dictator whom the majority of dictators like better.

victor82's picture

Some dicators are more equal than others.

Gaddafi's problem was always his tailoring.

That Ukrainian "nurse" wasn't bad, however.

NotApplicable's picture

Don't forget his tents! Gives him the appearance of uncivilized antiquity that we just don't care for in this modern world.

yakmerchant's picture

Ah good times.  Laugh it up with your elitist buddies while laying the foundations for World War 3. 


JohnG's picture

DJ already reporting explosions and AA fire in Benghazi.

victor82's picture

It doesn't count until the Legion lands the Parachutistes?

Jesus! Has nobody here seen Battle of Algiers?

If we don't get a parade of Legionaries through Tripoli in Lizard hats and sunglasses, I'm calling this thing a complete failure in imperialism.

victor82's picture

Why should Russia veto it if the Russians and the Chicoms are getting in on the ground floor of the oil booty? You actually think the Chinese and the Russians are standing aside on the principle of helping the long-suffering Libyan People?


Banksters have feelings too, even if they are Mafiya!

This is like a William Gibson novel come to life.

tip e. canoe's picture

"This is like a William Gibson novel come to life."

indeed it is

Spastica Rex's picture

You mean like Passion of the Christ? I didn't know they made a book of it.

serotonindumptruck's picture

If Russia votes in favor of the resolution, stand by for Spetznaz forces to be deployed to secure the oil fields.

They did something similar at the airport in Pristina, Kosovo about 15 years ago.

victor82's picture

The Russians and the Chinese abstained.

"Show Me the Money!"

the_magician's picture

why do i feel this all carnival is leading to WW3?  and whos that clown walking around, like he owns the place?. I'm tired.

Screwloose's picture

This is terrible news for Gaddafi.

When the French instantly surrender; he's got to feed all those POWs.

Juggernaut Nihilism's picture

Bwah!  The French used to be nasty, especially in North Africa.  Maybe they can bring sexy back for a few months.

victor82's picture

They'll send in the Legion, not the French Army.

Back in the Charles DeGaulle days, Charlie had no compunction about employing members of the Leibstandarte ADOLF HITLER as members in good standing of the FFL.

Sarkozy won't send in metropolitan French troops, if the sends in troops at all. Not sure that the Resolution calls for anything more than a NFZ and aerial bombardment. 

When has that ever stopped the banksters?

SME MOFO's picture

API and Reuters report the French Government announced tonight that in light of the successful passing of the Libyan no fly zone, France has raised its terror alert level from "RUN" to "HIDE."

The only two higher levels in France are "SURRENDER" and "COLLABORATE."

Tom Servo's picture

This just in.  The French army invaded Libya and surrendered without firing a shot.