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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.
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..
yeah but doesn't the oil pay for the war?? right???
yeah, right. they said the same thing for Iraqi war. How much the U.S. ended up throwing away?
Italy stands to gain or lose the most. Let them carry the water.
Exactly correct. The Europeans have been quick to exit from committments in Afghanistan, so we ought to let them deal with this one.
the battle between iran and saudi arabia.....
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.
"What happens when a no-fly zone is instituted above Libya?
I'll bite......the companies manufacturing fly-swatters complain?
What we need, is a good old fashioned "Surgical Strike".
after the no fly zone? then comes the limited fly zone with mandatory purchase of hundreds of radiation body scanners by rapiscan.
But before the purchase, you'll get the Easter Bunny bomber.
Sorry Careless, had to do it.
Gahdaffi, right there.
Super Fly Zone:
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.
Yeah BAC is just fine.lol
Hope on dividends. Where's the robosigning issues and underwater mortgage problems?
Don't fuck with my money honey.
Mile High Club, baby !
How 'bout we stay the fuck out of this mess for crying out loud.
We should stay out and Obummer should quit running his mouth.
No strategic interest.
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.
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...
I WOULD BE ON THE FIRST BOAT/PLANE/SUBMARINE/TRAIN/UFO OUT OF HERE!!
Man oh man, talk about SWRichmond stealing my thunder.....
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.
Is it not supposed to keep the birds out, no?
Cramer said a no fly zone means oil tanks and 10% rally in stocks.
But sgt_doom says: more money for those Somali pirates hijacking the oil tankers.
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....
There's less to eat?
I means the airline tickets for people who have booked a Safari to Senegal WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE!!!
another crucial part of our economy is in danger...
WHO WILL SHOOT THE ELEPHANTS AND LIONS NOW?!
Wild beast will clearly takeover Africa...
I was refering to the flies getting banned. I rather imagine all those zoo creatures would apprecitate not having to swat as many thought.
It are actually the Africans who are bugging the flies.
That's why they call it bugging.
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.
Here comes yet another US military base...
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.
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).
What? How much money did the USA get from oil when they liberated Iraq?
Trundle is being sarcastic.
People keep forgetting the </s> tag
Niger? It's available from Amazon, as the happy reviewers note.
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
I guess we'll see...
why protect people if food prices are rising??
USA! USA! We can kick Libya's ass with one aircraft carrier in like fifteen minutes.
I'll kill you with my teacup:
YOU JUST HAD TO GIVEAWAY THE PLOT OF THE MOVIE HE!!!
NOW WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER COUNTRY TO TURN INTO A PARKING LOT!!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH BUZZ!
LET'S FOCUS ON YEMEN!!
Okie dokie. I only need to know one thing, where. they. are.
SD-what's that "WE" kemosabe? U said u r outta' here. - Ned
Goodie, another war! I thought we did premptive wars to stop all this nonsense and disaray?
rising oil prises = nonsense & disarray
what else did you mean?
I guess somebody needs some reconditioning....
Actually, we are RESPONSIBLE for the chaos and disarray....
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