Skip to comments.French plane fires first shot in Libya intervention
Posted on 03/19/2011 1:04:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Initial reports indicate the Libyan leader Gaddafi has violated UN resolution 1973, which was passed on Thursday night. However, our reporter says he was at the hospital mortuary when the body of the jet pilot was brought in. He was told that the pilot was one of the Libyan rebels. Later reports confirm the plane belonged to the rebels and was shot down by Colonel Gaddafis forces. (Sources: twitter, BBC, The Guardian).
Plane Shot Down Over Rebel-Held City on Libya First report about it.
Is it an aspirine factory again or is it Tylenol this time?
After they have destroyed all capability of Libya to defend itself in the future, who will take of it?
France could’ve taken care of Libya, the 110 cruise missiles is plainly overkill on the US part. I guess that this is one way to find out if your weapons work the way the were designed.
The french fighting.. there’s an oxymoron.
European heaven: British fight the wars, French do the cooking, Italians do the lovin, Germans do the organizing.
European hell: British do the cooking, French do the fighting, Italians do the organizing, Germans do the loving.
Libya is in military terms, a pissant weak little country, and fighting Gaddafi’s forces won’t be that much of a challenge. NK on the other hand, is a nuclear armed nation with an army of a size that probably matches or exceeds the size of Libya’s entire population.
Even noble actions and intentions must be tempered with pragmatism...
I was trying to be facetious — it was all tongue-in-cheek.
What pragmatism are you talking about? This whole Libyan action is so hypocritical. Does it really need for superpowers and the Arab League to jump on this backward nation with both feet?
How is little Libya going to defend itself in the future if all its military capabilities are destroyed? Let the Arab League do the bombing (if they can).
What will the alternative be in the future? If Daffy is replaced by a bigger a-hole, are we going to jump on it again?
Al Qaeda is loving it
Pragmatism in the sense that we can take out Libya with considerably less risk than would be the case if we were trying to take out the Norks.
Vile as the Nork regime is, it just ain’t worth the risk of us watching mushroom clouds rising above one of our major cities if we started making a concerted effort to remove the Kim clan from power...
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