What Happens After A "No Fly Zone" Is Instituted Over Libya?

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kato's picture

Let the Europeans deal with it. They need some real practice. Plus, it is their backyard and the oil from Libya goes to European-use refineries.

John Wilmot's picture

Here Here. As someone said in a previous article, this is perfect opportunity to wean Europe off of American military support. That would be in the interests of the U.S. Whether Europeans would/could actually resolve the Libyan problem is another matter. Italy would have to provide the main contigent I think, as it's most directly affected, and the Italian government is already buried in debt, and probably the next major shoe to drop in the EU - don't know if a war could be afforded. Not to mention the fact that Italy's history with North Africa, and with war in general, is quite a bit less than stellar. They've been defeated by third-rate powers in the past. 


The word quagmire comes to mind for this whole mess..

dark pools of soros's picture

yeah but doesn't the oil pay for the war??  right???  

thefedisscam's picture

yeah, right. they said the same thing for Iraqi war. How much the U.S. ended up throwing away?

ZackAttack's picture

Italy stands to gain or lose the most. Let them carry the water.

TeamAmerica's picture

Exactly correct.  The Europeans have been quick to exit from committments in Afghanistan, so we ought to let them deal with this one.  

Lord Koos's picture

And the higher costs of oil resulting from a protracted civil war in Libya have no effect on the USA, right?

In a globalized world, simplistic solutions need not apply.



sgt_doom's picture

"What happens when a no-fly zone is instituted above Libya?

I'll bite......the companies manufacturing fly-swatters complain?

frankoo's picture

What we need, is a good old fashioned "Surgical Strike".

Careless Whisper's picture

after the no fly zone? then comes the limited fly zone with mandatory purchase of hundreds of radiation body scanners by rapiscan.

Trundle's picture

But before the purchase, you'll get the Easter Bunny bomber.

MsCreant's picture

Sorry Careless, had to do it.

Gahdaffi, right there.

Super Fly Zone:


LongSoupLine's picture

What happens, you ask Tyler?


Silver will be on like Donkey Kong.


Until then, all's well because Maria "my voice etches diamonds" Bartiromo is pumping BAC from their "trading" floor like a good little whore.

Id fight Gandhi's picture

Yeah BAC is just fine.lol

Hope on dividends. Where's the robosigning issues and underwater mortgage problems?

Not reported

10kby2k's picture

Don't fuck with my money honey.

Debtless's picture

How 'bout we stay the fuck out of this mess for crying out loud.

SWRichmond's picture


  1. They will welcome us as liberators!  
  2. The people want democracy!
  3. Karl Rove thinks it's a good idea!
  4. It's for the children!
  5. It's not about the oil.
  6. Qaddafi has WMDs!
  7. The muslims are repressing the christians!
  8. It'll turn into an Al-Qaeda stronghold!
kaiserhoff's picture


We should stay out and Obummer should quit running his mouth.

No strategic interest.

TeamAmerica's picture

Please explain - exactly what did Obama say about Libya that upsets you so?

Also...oil is not a strategic interest?   That makes you a contrarian in the extreme, kaiserhoff.

Sudden Debt's picture

I don't really understand what's so cool about all that fighting in all those wars.



If there would be any war over here where I would need to fight in to protect the interst of the group...





sgt_doom's picture

Man oh man, talk about SWRichmond stealing my thunder.....

Oh regional Indian's picture

+8 SWR.

The play book is an open secret at this point eh?
I guess we'll all get to gnash our teeth and watch the lies being rolled out.


old naughty's picture

Is it not supposed to keep the birds out, no?

Id fight Gandhi's picture

Cramer said a no fly zone means oil tanks and 10% rally in stocks.

sgt_doom's picture

But sgt_doom says: more money for those Somali pirates hijacking the oil tankers.

youngman's picture

It would do nothing but piss off the Muslims....you just roll with the tanks and machine guns and the boots on the ground....and you would take pot shots at the planes ..possibly hitting a few...


What this is.... is Barry´s big "I am a Man" moment....to show people he is in charge...and a tough guy not just a community organizer....he is a joke...he put all his faith..whatever faith it is..... in his "I am sorry" tour of two years ago...thinking his Muslim blackness would be all that is needed...its not in the world of killers and thieves....the biggest toughest dude wins....and that used to be the USA...not anymore...He and Hillary have lost the Middle East..this "war" will go on for years....and affect the oil and gas fields...who cares about their tourist business....

Misean's picture
What Happens After A "No Fly Zone" Is Instituted Over Libya?

There's less to eat?

Sudden Debt's picture


I means the airline tickets for people who have booked a Safari to Senegal WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE!!!

my god...

another crucial part of our economy is in danger...

second thing....


Wild beast will clearly takeover Africa...


Misean's picture

I was refering to the flies getting banned. I rather imagine all those zoo creatures would apprecitate not having to swat as many thought.

Sudden Debt's picture

It are actually the Africans who are bugging the flies.

That's why they call it bugging.

Get it?




Shameful's picture

Post no fly zone, how about boots on the ground for another theater for the US version of a jobs program. Got a huge backlog of volunteers for the military. Sure the rational is we might as well get our dicks stuck in a few new places.

Gubbmint Cheese's picture

Here comes yet another US military base...

cougar_w's picture

This should be bullish for stocks.

Like just about everything else.

And then QE-III or whatever QE number we're up to this week.

Trundle's picture

If you don't fight them there, you'll have to fight them here;

The invasion will be paid for with oil revenues we generate from the invasion;

Iran/Libya (name the country) is trying to obtain yellow cake from Niger (the forged Italian intelligence documents evidence of same).

Id fight Gandhi's picture

What? How much money did the USA get from oil when they liberated Iraq?

RECISION's picture

People keep forgetting the </s> tag

SpeakerFTD's picture

Look, can we all agree this is really about the oil? 

Then doesn't game theory dictate that Qaddafi should blow up his refineries BEFORE there is a no-fly zone.   I mean, what will be the point of a no-fly zone if the facilities are already destroyed?   Qaddafi gets the upper hand, and forces NATO to either full-on invade, which would be a disaster, or bugger off and let him get to work massacring his people

dark pools of soros's picture

why protect people if food prices are rising??

buzzsaw99's picture

USA! USA! We can kick Libya's ass with one aircraft carrier in like fifteen minutes.


I'll kill you with my teacup:





Sudden Debt's picture














buzzsaw99's picture

Okie dokie. I only need to know one thing, where. they. are.




New_Meat's picture

SD-what's that "WE" kemosabe?  U said u r outta' here. - Ned

pacu44's picture

Goodie, another war! I thought we did premptive wars to stop all this nonsense and disaray?

Sudden Debt's picture

rising oil prises = nonsense & disarray

what else did you mean?


I guess somebody needs some reconditioning....

DumPhuck's picture

Actually, we are RESPONSIBLE for the chaos and disarray....