Skip to comments.(RINO) McCain: Bomb Libya, enforce no-fly zone
Posted on 03/06/2011 11:49:57 AM PST by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain called Moammar Khadafy "insane" today as he reaffirmed his call for a US-backed no-fly zone over Libya to prevent its embattled leader from using aircraft to slaughter its citizens.
During an interview on ABC News' "This Week," McCain told Christiane Amanpour that the US cannot "risk allowing Gadhafi to massacre people from the air, both by helicopter and fixed-wing [aircraft]."
McCain (R-Ariz.) furthered reiterated his support for imposing a no-fly zone, saying Ghadafi's air assets were "not overwhelming."
"Let's just call a spade a spade. A no-fly zone begins with an attack on Libya to destroy the air defenses," McCain continued. "That's the way you do a no-fly zone."
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F that! Stay the hell outta there and let them have their general killing.
When its over is the time to react. These bastards wont like us either way.
Senility shows its ugly head.
“That’s the way you do a no-fly zone.”
John, I think it also means a Declaration of War on Libya.
...same clown still can’t say Hussein.
Let’s see now. It goes something like this. To prevent a dictator from killing his own people, we will kill them instead. Sounds like the same reasoning applied in Iraq. Bomb bomb bomb McCain is at it again. Sorry pal, ‘we regret that we have no more lives’ to act as world policeman.
One other thing. Military action and enforcing a "no fly" zone is expensive. Are you prepared to foot the bill?
The M.E. is doing their best (or absolute worst) to bring us into a war that has nothing to do with us.
And with the Muzzi president and his conspirtor McCain, these are the LAST two people I would count on for advice.
Before we virtually decalre war on Libya, we really ought to find out exactly who the rebels are. Theyr'e disturbingly well equipped and organized. What if they're Muslim Brotherhood and AQ types who want to do nothing but dirt to the U.S. and will oppress the Libyan people every bit as much as Quaddafi???
Yeah he’d want that alright. More contracts for Arizona businesses specializing in manufacturing equipment for use by a military deployed once more overseas, one that’s tied itself into knots with insane suicidal ROE’s and social sensitivity programs for the troops. Just like Dole in Kansas with ArcherDanielsMidland and ethanol gasoline additives. Ethanol comes from corn. Lots of corn in Kansas. ADM has a large agribusiness footprint. These RINOs all operate the same way. I just can’t believe McShame got re-elected.
Hey John McCain, what have you done for Arizona lately?
How’s that border/wetback thing working out for you?
McCain is an old, gaseous halfwit without substance. Leave Libya to the Libyans. It’s there problem. When all is said and done, fanatical Muslims will rule, with or without our interference.
I forgot, we're dealing with McPain here. It IS that difficult.
Look up the last time Congress declared war on anything. This is the loophole through which the left gets to dictate insane rules of engagement for our military. And how the military gets marginalized in-country into a law enforcement and policing role. There’s no Congressional declaration, so we aren’t ever legally “really” at “war” with anyone, so we can’t kick ass, we can only pussyfoot around and get our troops killed. This just goes on and on and on. When will we have a Congress with some gonads again?
Just like Kosovo, right?
Johnny was Clinton’s biggest cheerleader for the bombing of Serbia.
What if all the Libians (and everyone else in the world) just buys a plane ticket to Mexico? Then they can come in with no problem.
Juan McCain and the Muzzie are both idiots. They have no idea what they are going to unleash. (or, maybe they do)
Looks like McStain wants to help the Islamists again.
Castro opposed a brutal dictator. Mugabe opposed a white-minority government. Khomeini opposed the Sha. The Khmer Rouge opposed a corrupt government. Chavez opposed an entrenched crony-capitalist ruling class. Even the Iraqi Shia Cleric Sadr, a very popular man, opposed Saddam Hussein. And I could give many other examples.
People like Jimmy Carter either applauded such people or did nothing to oppose them, because they were “popular revolutions”.
That term “popular revolution” has a ton more meaning as to STYLE than it does to SUBSTANCE.
Before we go supporting some new group in Libya, we will need (1) that group to be elected into a new government, (2) that government to get its act together, (3) that government to develop and make its foreign policies known, (4) the U.S. to understand those policies as they concern peace and security and U.S. interests in the Middle East, including vis-a-vis Israel, and then the U.S. would have a basis of being “pro”, or not, toward some new Libyan government - not before that.
I realize that John McCain must publicly renew his staunch hawkish position, for popularity reasons, from time to time. That does not make him more intimately knowledgable than anyone else about the kind of government and policies we can expect from the Libyan rebels.
We should oppose the Libyan dictator in every way we can diplomatically, help shut down his military supply lines from foreign sources by diplomatic means and naval pressure if needed in the Mediterranean, provide military intelligence to the rebels, supply humanitarian aid anywhere we can in Libya BUT NOT get directly into any fighting and dying for the rebels.