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General Chat Thread, Libya in General; Originally Posted by RabbieBurns yup, rock. anyway, why are the west caring about this? Theres a lot worse genocide going ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    yup, rock.

    anyway, why are the west caring about this? Theres a lot worse genocide going on in the world... why care so much about this one country?
    1) Resources.
    2) Not on friends list anymore (see Bahrain for someone still on friends list)
    3) Loads of receipts we need to burn.

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    I did hear there was a plan to partition Libya in two. Diesel and Unleaded

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    @RabbieBurns might be worth you watching this tonight

    BBC - BBC One Programmes - Panorama, Fighting Gaddafi
    cheers, will try to sneak a peak at that at work in the morning.. and I guess Re the rock, I guess I should read my own broadsheet first and foremost..

    Air Strikes On Libya | Blasts Reported Near Gaddafi's Home

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    I did hear there was a plan to partition Libya in two. Diesel and Unleaded
    brilliant, gave me a laugh! Have some rep!

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    It's actually highlighted to me (generally ignorant to politics and the such) just what is going on. Thumbs up for this thread.

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    It may be me being naive but I think also this is because Libya has a history of supporting terrorists, look at the recent threat of shooting down passenger jets if we intervened. The hope in years past was that he was coming around to joining the world community but shooting your own people with RPGs and bombing them isn't conducive when they want a new solution. I imagine there is some measure of if we manage to help the uprising without a full on invasion there is less chance of a nut job group doing taking over or gaining support and hopefully build up a bit of credit with whoever comes in.

    As for the other countries, probably it is that we are allies with them and they aren't as raving loopy.

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    Khamis Gaddafi, one of Muammar Gaddafi's sons dies

    Not seen this reported on BBC or Sky yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    yup, rock.

    anyway, why are the west caring about this? Theres a lot worse genocide going on in the world... why care so much about this one country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Khamis Gaddafi, one of Muammar Gaddafi's sons dies

    Not seen this reported on BBC or Sky yet
    I wouldn't rely on either of the above to inform you about what is going on in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    I wouldn't rely on either of the above to inform you about what is going on in the world.
    Especially in Libya. The reporters in Tripoli are only allowed to release information that has been vetted by their handlers. So, anything those in Tripoli are saying is to be taken with a pinch of salt.

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    I believe the US don't really want to get involved - they launched a few missiles, then practically said "Bugger this for a game of soldiers..." and went home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    I believe the US don't really want to get involved - they launched a few missiles, then practically said "Bugger this for a game of soldiers..." and went home...
    The USA has a serious problem with their electorate at the moment - they don't want to see any more US lives being lost in what many see as wars which they shouldn't be involved in. So, the USA basically wants to set things going, then leave it to us.

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    I think Sky News is more interested in advertising its iPad app

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    I wouldn't rely on either of the above to inform you about what is going on in the world.
    I dont, I am finding twitter handy for getting an idea of what is going on, but that can be a source of misinformation as well.

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