See this Libyan thing…
no not really illegal, they’ll just do enough damage to weaken the pro government forces sufficiently enough for the anti government forces to win thus implementing regime change without taking the blame and keeping costs and life losses to a minimum. but it amounts to the same thing.Posted 6 years agocranberryMember
A very widely written resolution – short of an invasion and occupation any methods can be used that will protect the civilians from attack.
So if a major, general or perhaps even a colonel is the cause of suffering he can be taken out ( though they don’t seem to have targeted a specific colonel at the moment ).Posted 6 years agoThree_FishMember
Funny how in some conflicts they are called civilians yet in others they are called insurgents.
Shirley you’ve confused that for rebels. Civilians have always been civilians (or perhaps collateral damage), whereas rebels are now typically referred to as insurgents. An exception is in the case of Libya, where they need to be known as rebels as they are effectively on the same side as coalition forces.Posted 6 years agoMr WoppitMember
Looks like Gaddaffi’s thugs are dug in to put up a last stand. Won’t be so easy for the rebels now, even with air cover. I wonder how the stretched supply lines will hold up.
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Video-Libya-Rebel-Advance-Stalled-Outside-Sirte-As-Rebel-Claim-Captured-Gaddafis-Home-Town/Article/200909415961263?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15961263_Video%3A_Libya_Rebel_Advance_Stalled_Outside_Sirte%2C_As_Rebel_Claim_Captured_Gaddafis_Home_TownPosted 6 years agobigjimSubscriber
What about those unarmed civilians who actually support Gaddafi (their right to support whoever they want, after all)? What happens to them if/when the rebels take control? Will the UN be protecting them equally? How will they do so?
the only thing that matters to the coalition is libya’s oil – its nothing to do with people’s welfare, otherwise gadaffodil would be enjoying the same freedom as mugabe still is after putting oil-less Zim and it’s people though the grinder.Posted 6 years agoernie_lynchMember
call him what you want BUT!
Galloway has always had a tendency to talk a lot of common-sense, however much it might appear to be at odds with the officially perceived “truth”. It is precisely that quality which, compared to your average run-of-the-mill politician, makes him so shocking and intolerable to so many.
He compounds the problem by being an exceptionally good speaker ……. I thought his description of Blair’s “grisly embrace” of Gaddafi was classic Galloway.
Unfortunately the reason we don’t have more politicians like him is because it tends to lead to political oblivion, as official parties shun and ostracise them, and the press engages in character assassinations. It’s not the path which any career minded politician wants to follow.
Galloway’s point concerning the Arab League themselves sorting out the problem was particularly poignant imo. The US, Britain, and France, has for decades been pouring some of the most advanced and sophisticated weapons available into these western backed dictatorship. Not only that, but they have also trained their armed forces in their use, and in other military matters.
What a waste of money. Now a country like Saudi Arabia which is armed to the teeth with western technology is demanding that NATO fight a battle in the Middle East which they claim is vital, and yet which they insist they are not going to get involved in. Well if anyone should get involved then I reckon it should include Saudi airman and warplanes – they have definitely got both. As Galloway says, Libya is not in the North Atlantic.Posted 6 years agotaxi25Member
the only thing that matters to the coalition is libya’s oil – its nothing to do with people’s welfare, otherwise gadaffodil would be enjoying the same freedom as mugabe still is after putting oil-less Zim and it’s people though the grinder.
Thats the part I don’t understand. Two months ago we wee all over Gadaffi like a rash !! All The oil we wanted, trade aggrements you name it. What have we got to gain supporting rebels who might just give us a big f@%4k of pill when its all done and dusted. ( assuming they win )Posted 6 years ago
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