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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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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:04 | 1068551 Scottj88
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:06 | 1068557 tip e. canoe
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:06 | 1068563 Sweet Chicken
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:12 | 1068590 camaro68ss
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French attack??? is that an Oxymoron

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:16 | 1068613 traderjoe
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Did they resurrect the Maginot Line?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:20 | 1068632 andybev01
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They mistakenly heard 'labia'...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:30 | 1068680 Pool Shark
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"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."


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:26 | 1068969 GDE
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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.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:26 | 1068997 andybev01
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Someone junked us for that?!

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

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:59 | 1068835 Zeilschip
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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.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 20:08 | 1069176 dark pools of soros
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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

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 21:35 | 1069540 sun tzu
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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. 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:18 | 1068615 Mark McGoldrick
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Are we playing a synonym game?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:01 | 1068857 goldsaver
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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?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:06 | 1068889 tmosley
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Do we know that imposition of no fly zones requires bombing of anti-air defences?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:11 | 1068587 velobabe
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:16 | 1068602 tip e. canoe
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:36 | 1068687 GDE
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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.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:53 | 1068774 GDE
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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.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:37 | 1069051 DiverCity
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Bammy is a criminal just like Sarkozy.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 21:42 | 1069579 sun tzu
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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. 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:08 | 1068565 LongSoupLine
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UN - Unified Nitwits

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:08 | 1068567 GrouchoNotKarl
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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.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:43 | 1068747 Shameful
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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.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 20:13 | 1069186 dark pools of soros
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but it's ok since Putin is going to ditch visas between us and them this year

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:07 | 1068568 mynhair
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Crap, misread the title.  Thought the UN was bombing where-ever-it-is.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:09 | 1068569 Oligarchs Gone Wild
Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:19 | 1068627 Spastica Rex
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I voate for a mooooove of noe confeedence.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:09 | 1068574 Irwin Fletcher
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OK, McCain, what tune goes well with 'Bomb the Libyans?' The old man's probably smiling now.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 22:22 | 1069733 sun tzu
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Yes because it's all McCain's fault. Obama is McCain's puppet

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:09 | 1068575 HungrySeagull
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They would not dare. Someone needs to veto.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:48 | 1068767 NotApplicable
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You seem to be forgetting that we are nearing 2012, which will be known as Herb Stein's Year.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:10 | 1068580 The_Euro_Sucks
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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.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:14 | 1068592 victor82
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Some dicators are more equal than others.

Gaddafi's problem was always his tailoring.

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

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:52 | 1068797 SME MOFO
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+1 sponge bath

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:54 | 1068812 NotApplicable
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Don't forget his tents! Gives him the appearance of uncivilized antiquity that we just don't care for in this modern world.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:11 | 1068581 yakmerchant
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Ah good times.  Laugh it up with your elitist buddies while laying the foundations for World War 3. 


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:11 | 1068583 JohnG
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DJ already reporting explosions and AA fire in Benghazi.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:17 | 1068614 victor82
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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.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:11 | 1068585 victor82
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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.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:17 | 1068612 tip e. canoe
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"This is like a William Gibson novel come to life."

indeed it is

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:22 | 1068637 Spastica Rex
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You mean like Passion of the Christ? I didn't know they made a book of it.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:27 | 1068665 serotonindumptruck
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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.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:33 | 1068695 victor82
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The Russians and the Chinese abstained.

"Show Me the Money!"

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:13 | 1068586 the_magician
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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.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:13 | 1068589 Screwloose
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This is terrible news for Gaddafi.

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

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:16 | 1068608 Juggernaut Nihilism
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Bwah!  The French used to be nasty, especially in North Africa.  Maybe they can bring sexy back for a few months.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:20 | 1068634 victor82
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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?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:04 | 1068818 SME MOFO
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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."

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:13 | 1068591 Tom Servo
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This just in.  The French army invaded Libya and surrendered without firing a shot.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:46 | 1068730 GDE
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:40 | 1068734 ColonelCooper
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They are planning to send in their new tank.  This one is a considerable improvement over their older design as it has the ability to travel forward as well as in reverse.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:46 | 1068759 GDE
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You obviously don't know much about France military history. France is one of the biggest war winner country in History with great fighters. The US military battles are nothing compare to it.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:57 | 1068839 NotApplicable
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That's what makes it so funny. They lost all of their street cred when Adolph visited Paris.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:10 | 1068911 doggings
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..nor met or dealt with any Legion, they make "navy seals" look like squealing little girls.

and dont give me that bullshit about them not being French, the NCOs and command structure mostly is.

and I would also lay good money you and all your toughest mates would suffer involuntary bowel movements in Marseille most Saturday nights.

The US "media" have always had it in for France since they called your bluff on Gold / dollar convertibility causing the techical default and pushing you to pure fiat in 71.

more fool you for believing their propaganda. I respect the French for telling the US to fuck off wrt to Iraq, they saw through the bullshit, and had the balls to stand up to Bush and cronies when few others did.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 20:17 | 1069208 cletus n clovis
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yes, French nationals are not allowed to join the French foreign legion, hence many of them claim they are from Belgium.

 They are bad to the bone, but not necessarily an army of "navy seals".

Mostly they are bad to the bone because they have to endure so much BS hardships of living conditions, but they are still army type attack soldiers, not so much covert as seals.

I have a lot of faith in their ability to get the job they are assigned to do done, with whatever collateral damage necessary too!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:10 | 1068913 tmosley
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Only when fighting each other.  The first one to back into an obstacle won.

lol  I'm honestly not sure that I can even think of a single instance where the French fought an enemy alone and won.  Except maybe for some naked tribesmen or disarmed asians.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:48 | 1069104 doggings
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:58 | 1068840 ColonelCooper
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They are planning to send in their new tank.  This one is a considerable improvement over their older design as it has the ability to travel forward as well as in reverse.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:14 | 1068594 Juggernaut Nihilism
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Nothing short of an attempt by Sarkozy and, to a lesser extent, Cameron to punk Obama out hard.  An effective attempt, at that.  It doesn't matter that Europe has far more invested in the outcome of the Libyan battle, this is personal.  It's almost as if the Euros want Bush back, if only for a day... or at least Clinton.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:14 | 1068596 velobabe
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heartless, is all i can say. heartless humans. heartless scared humans.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:15 | 1068598 SparkyvonBellagio
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Has the vote occurred yet?



Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:15 | 1068599 JohnG
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Qatar, Emirates To Join Libya Air Strikes -Diplomat Last update: 3/17/2011 6:14:10 PM NEW YORK (AFP)--Qatar and the United Arab Emirates will join international forces set to bomb Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya after the U.N. votes to authorize air strikes, a U.N. diplomat said Thursday. "There will be participation by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. That has been confirmed at the Security Council," the diplomat, who asked not to be identified, said just ahead of the council's vote on authorizing force. Thursday, the head of the Arab League delegation to the U.N., Yahya Mahmassani, said the two countries might take part in raids, but that he couldn't confirm this. Earlier, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said "there are excellent reasons to think that there will be participation by Arab countries." The U.N. Security Council appeared set to authorize aerial bombardments of Gadhafi's forces to stop their push on embattled rebel units. The resolution, drawn up by the U.K., France and Lebanon and strong U.S. input, specifically excludes "an occupation force" in Libya. And it calls on Arab nations to "cooperate" in the action. (END) Dow Jones Newswires March 17, 2011 18:14 ET (22:14 GMT)
Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:25 | 1068651 victor82
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Notice the huge, yawning absence of the KSA?

None of this coalition stuff for them.

Watch. It's about time for the Iranians to light up Israel's north to distract attention from what's going on in their country using Hezbollah. 

I would if I were them, especially while Obama is down in Rio taking in Miss Naked Carnival.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:51 | 1068787 JohnG
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Carnival was last week.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:27 | 1068657 spongeBOB
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UAE and QATAR? I didn't even know Qataris can fly airplanes? Well done. Drag those two along so it serves as a cover up for when the arab masses see the dead bodies laying in the streets.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:48 | 1068775 Pool Shark
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"UAE and QATAR? I didn't even know Qataris can fly airplanes?"

Well, I guess that would make it a real 'no-fly' zone...


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:14 | 1068601 godzila
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Anyone with a reference to the supposed Bloomberg article mentioned ? Can't seem to find it...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:39 | 1068720 BigJim
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That's a future headline.

Just Tyler being prescient (again)

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:15 | 1068603 Tulli
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Looking at the streaming video before the proceeding starts: they are all happy and smiling, as if something cool was going to happen!

Surreal to the core.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:28 | 1068664 Juggernaut Nihilism
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I could overhear some of the conversations:

"Jim, is that you?

Wow, what's it been... six months?  That long?  Nooo... wow!

It's just great to see ya!

Yeah, these votes are a pain in the ass, but the food is top-notch and the hotels and women are great.  What's this one about?  Oh, Libya, right... It's about time we got Mubarak out of there.

What?  Mubarak was last week?  Gadaffi?  The guy Reagan killed in the 80's?  He missed?  Jesus, well, he definitely has to go then.  So wait, who's Mubarak?

Egypt?  Is that what we're voting on, bombing Egypt?  Or wait, you said Libya.  Right.  And Gadaffi is in Libya.  And that's who we're bombing.  Who in Libya are we bombing?  Gadaffi?

No?  Who then?  What will we do with Gadaffi?  Convince him to resign??  And do what?  The French seem very adamant that he be done away with after all.

Oh, the French have a villa and a two billion euro bank account set aside for him?  So France wants us to bomb Gadaffi into submitting to fleeing his country for a villa in the south of France... where the French will immediately arrest him!


No?  What do you mean they'll eventually invite him to participate in the middle east peace process?  You mean... What?  Who's there?  Benghazi who? ...  Bwaaaahahaahahahahahahahahahahah! *sips $4000 per bottle champagne* Oh man, these rebels are seriously going to get massacred."

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:47 | 1068764 Dugald
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Great humor, with a dash of truth.....Did you ever write for the Goon Show? No? pity....

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:57 | 1068828 GDE
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The USA are using their Sarkozy puppet to push the UE to war.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:19 | 1068616 SparkyvonBellagio
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The room should be basically dead silent but they're chatting like they're all hammered from St.Paddy's Day?  The Saudi rep was asking about snoooooki and if she'd want to serve(ice) the King for a good living.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:17 | 1068618 John Law Lives
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates: "A no-fly zone begins with an attack on Libya to destroy the air defenses."

We really don't need to get sucked into another goddam military conflict...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:23 | 1068647 swissaustrian
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We´ll see if gaddafi has wmd. He would have the firing range to launch them at france / italy...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:43 | 1068746 Highrev
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And knowing our western intelligence services, they'll be  waiting just as anxiously.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:52 | 1068802 spongeBOB
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As much as I dislike Qaddafi, I  would love to see a couple of missiles lobed in that direction.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:18 | 1068620 Boilermaker
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This is good for a in-yo-face mega rally tomorrow.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:45 | 1068756 Highrev
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Oh I hope so. I'd love a pre-weekend rally to reload on.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:18 | 1068624 LeBalance
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Umm...has anyone looked at the Radiation Levels in California as per ::

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:39 | 1068722 victor82
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You're distracting the sheeple.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:56 | 1068813 Oligarchs Gone Wild
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More - not sure if it's legit though...


And the software.... (From of course)



Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:03 | 1068873 HungrySeagull
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It's legit. I will be a part of that system when I recieve the necessary equiptment to do it.

Regarding the Vote, France made a strong case. I think back to Crazy Daffy in the 80's and remember what he has said today and in recent days.

Personally I am not prepared to accept a war against Daffy and his forces. However because the vote is done deal, It's time to fight, not talk.

The tipping point for me was when Crazy Daffy threatened all shipping and Nations in the Med Basin.


With that said, Will we be able to continue our efforts in Japan while prosecuting this 4th war (Third one being the southern border)?


Prior to today, I was gonna keep quiet and let the damn Europeans and their nice NATO toys along with the Arab world go in and take Crazy Daffy out. They can use the practice (Particularly the French)

I don't think it matters now except to take care of what you can personally do and leave the rest out and keep a eye on the radiation.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:59 | 1068848 Oligarchs Gone Wild
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*supposedly* this is the streaming counter that was referenced in the video:

Has over 2.4K viewers currently.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:20 | 1068625 spongeBOB
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The US is being dragged into a Libyan civil war thanks the french cowards. The talk about saving the Libyan people is BS. It is all about oil. We are not talking about protecting street demnostrators here but instead taking sides in a civil war eventhough we do not exactly know who that side is.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 22:27 | 1068688's picture

The US is being dragged into a ...civil war thanks the french cowards...taking sides in a civil war eventhough we do not exactly know who that side is.


Sounds like a re-run of a particularly bad sitcom that ran from 1958 through 1975.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:02 | 1068876 GDE
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You mean the US are dragging the UE to war against Libya with the help of their beloved Sarkozy the American ?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:53 | 1069125 spongeBOB
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either way, who is going to pay for this? The French ?or is it the Libyan rebels with their future oil money? it not like we don't have other wars to worry about.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:20 | 1068629 Threeggg
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Kukoo Krazy Khadaffi attacking now !!

He's not waiting for the UN vote ?  Imagine that !!


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:34 | 1068635 Ahmeexnal
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And for a completely insane state of the world, would you be surprised to watch as Japan also joins the loveboat of bombing fools?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:22 | 1068636 SparkyvonBellagio
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Does QuadDAFFY get a vote?



Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:23 | 1068638 Sweet Chicken
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wwWith all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very impportant person, which almost went unnoticed recently.   LarLarry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey", died peacefully at age 93.   The The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin.   TheThey put his left leg in.   An....and then the trouble started.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:36 | 1068713's picture

A couple of decades ago I performed the Hokey Pokey on roller skates while wearing a chicken suit at a KFC employee party. They actually paid me for that gig.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:21 | 1068640 BigJim
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What the fuck is taking so long?

These guys clearly get paid by the hour.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:26 | 1068661 WestVillageIdiot
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They are union labor.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:21 | 1068641 Martin Silenus
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Who's the chick in mint-green who keeps touching everybody?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:33 | 1068691 SparkyvonBellagio
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It's Lohan looking for booze.

She'll be macking w/ everyone she can find to get some alcohol/martini remnant.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:10 | 1068914 Franken_Stein
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:51 | 1068794 JohnG
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US Ambassador.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:21 | 1068642 bank guy in Brussels
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Remember Ronald Reagan, his radio statement he didn't realise was recorded, 'We begin bombing in five minutes'? ... after just having 'signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever'?

The voice clip became an 80s punk rap song ... This I think is not the original 80s one but it is pretty good on the same lines, weaving Ronnie Reagan's 'We begin bombing' voice repeatedly ...

Ominous as you sense the deadly malice lurking there in Reagan's voice.

Then as today, we indeed look upon death, for real.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:22 | 1068644 Oligarchs Gone Wild
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WB7 - we need a Gaddafi desktop screen cap stat.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:23 | 1068646 Franken_Stein
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Bomb, baby, bomb.

Gaddhafi in a tomb.

The clown is due,

our dreams come true,

to make oil prices jump.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:22 | 1068648 Captchured
Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:25 | 1068649 Sweet Chicken
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Do they break the news to Gadafi via Skype?!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:25 | 1068650 bbaez
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 "France has launched an all out attack"


yeah right

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:50 | 1068768 spanish inquisition
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oops le dupe

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:48 | 1068776 spanish inquisition
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It's true! The new French Escargot class ships are steaming their way to Libya. Should be there in 2 weeks if they don't run out of butter...<rim-shot>

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:25 | 1068652 mynhair
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Ah crap, the 'updated' sucked me in again.  Where are the UN's  A-10's?


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:25 | 1068656 WestVillageIdiot
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I think they were at McFadden's drinking Guinness and Jager bombs prior to the meeting.  I would feel better if these trouser trout were throwing around Jager bombs and not actual bombs. 

After the meeting everybody is going over to Calico Jack's for Coronas and tequilla shooters. 

The ugliest things are done in that ugliest building in New York.  Too bad a tsunami from the East River doesn't wash it away. 


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:28 | 1068663 swissaustrian
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Now they can finally destroy all the weapons they sold to him before.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:44 | 1068678 BigJim
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And sell the replacement satrap new ones.

Doubles all round.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:27 | 1068666 tony bonn
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why is the usa bombing one of its own? maybe it is trying to keep qadaffi in power. more than likely it is simply trying to preserve the flow of oil....the marines are adjuncts of the major oil companies.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:43 | 1068743 victor82
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Look in the dictionary under, "Hussein, Saddam".

Gaddafi made an agreement with us back during the early part of this century and gave us all his weapons-grade stuff. However, now he's become inconvenient, so we're doing an Indian Treaty with him.

Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:28 | 1068672 mynhair
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Any chance of bombarding Libya with the OBambi speeches on the Queen's I-pod?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:30 | 1068674 tahoebumsmith
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Why don't you start with countries that have been tortured by its leaders the North Korea? Oh that's right, they don't have anything you want!!!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:36 | 1068705 SilverRhino
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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:37 | 1068718 Highrev
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With that much of Glenn Beck I agree, it's one massive puppet show.


So, why does the puppet master want us to watch this now? Or more appropriately, what does he not want us to watch?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:39 | 1068675 mynhair
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Thank god, found the mute button.

Crap, it's back!  Ok, TD, taking the hint.

Thank you for it.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:29 | 1068676 Ahmeexnal
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The only time the French elite army commandos have been able to win a battle:

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:36 | 1068711 SparkyvonBellagio
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French Commando? LOLLLLLL

Now that's hilarious.





Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:30 | 1068684 American Dreams
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Target rich environment that is.


know your enemy

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:31 | 1068685 ghostfaceinvestah
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When do we bomb Bahrain?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:32 | 1068689 tallen
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Looks like the war on Libya is coming. :/

EDIT: 10 Votes in favour, 0 Against. 5 Abtain.

Such a joke. US to police the world...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:50 | 1069114 RichardP
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Wasn't that a vote for the U.N. to act?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:32 | 1068690 flaunt
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Blah blah blah... If you aren't "in" then you're "out."  Gaddafi is out.  The international mafia keeps on rollin'.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:32 | 1068692 SilverRhino
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Fuck, Russia and China abstained and 10yea/0no/5ab

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:32 | 1068693 Juggernaut Nihilism
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10 for

0 against

5 abstain

Let's get this barbeque started!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:35 | 1068694 Franken_Stein
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Gaddhafi is toast.

He was a good puppet, while he lasted.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:35 | 1068708 victor82
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Dude. Condo in Geneva with his main Ukrainian squeeze.

Nobody's toast if he let's the Banksters get their cut of the loot.

They can't be happy now that they have to share with the Russians and the Chicoms.

The Libyan People's Oil Wealth? AHAHAHAHAAH....

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:42 | 1068737 Franken_Stein
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They don't need him anymore.

They'll get their fair share with or without him.

They already seized his assets.

He's got nothing to offer in this game anymore.

Hence he's being discarded.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:45 | 1068752 victor82
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Soooo, no Condo? 

No Swiss account?

Guess that Ukrainian girl will have to move on to Justin Bieber or Casey the Punisher.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:33 | 1068697 bbq on whitehou...
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Much love Tyler Durden. You remind me of a Ranger. " Rangers lead the way". 

If any of you have ever met a rangers my apologies. If ever you thought a highly modivated marine was a bad news.  Welcome to Tyler and his Ranger way of leap first and ask how far later.

Much love but my want to check the altimeter and speed from time to time.

Seals want sleep, marines want a drink and Rangers want to jump out of planes in the midde of the night.

Tyler reminds me of jump fist pull the parachute later.

Much love but watch for the AA cannons.


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:35 | 1068698 BigJim
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Thanks Tyler.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:35 | 1068703 Highrev
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Can't let Gaddafi have all the fun.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:35 | 1068704 AldoHux_IV
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This is a joke institution-- there have already been acts of violence against it's people and not to mention you have innocent unarmed democratic protesters in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, but these corrupt fucks dare not to mess with their oil masters.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:37 | 1068707 Threeggg
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Adopted and approved

I wonder if jets were in position as the vote was passed ?

New war starting will be a full throttle up for futures tonight and a sure pummeling of PM's tonight going into our Quadruple Witching.

Beam me up Scotty !!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:42 | 1068740 TradingJoe
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Allready in the air bubba! It takes 6 min to launch one so...given 2-3 launch lanes on ANY carrier...every 6 min yo uhave 3 jets in the air!!! We have 6.42PM many are already halfway "there"???

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 20:29 | 1069153 RichardP
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There were two fully-armed Blackhawk helicopters flying over the San Fernando Valley at about 3:00 p.m. pst this afternoon.  Unusual sight for the SFV.  Don't know that it had anything to do with the vote.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:49 | 1068769 BigJim
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Silver up since announcement... maybe Gadfly's buying?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:50 | 1068782 franzpick
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First 15 minutes reaction shows oil up $1, Au up $4, Ag up .36

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:38 | 1068716 yakmerchant
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Kangaroo court is adjourned.   Let's see how crazy old man Qaddafi really is.  One missile into Ras Tanura and the party really gets started.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:42 | 1068744 PhattyBuoy
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Kdaffy will burn the place down !!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:39 | 1068723 duncecap rack
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France wants this they should do the heavy lifting. U.S. should stay out.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:38 | 1068725 serotonindumptruck
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Should be interesting to see if any multinational fighter pilots get shot down over Libya. Not to mention the threats to retaliate against both civilian and military targets. This might not go as smoothly as the UN tyrants seem to think.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:40 | 1068728 10044
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tyler, pls have the comments update automatically, like they do on fuckintonpost

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:41 | 1068729 americanspirit
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It's on. Nighttime in Libya. Air defenses now being taken out. Interesting to see if Daffy has anything at all up his sleeve - Libyan agents in France? French nuke plants on high state of alert.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:41 | 1068732 benevolous
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Does Obama intend to seek Congressional approval for war, as required under the Constitution, Article I, Section 8?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:46 | 1068762's picture


Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:51 | 1068793 BigJim
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Constitution? What's that then?

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