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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.

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