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Libya: Gaddafi Calls 'Immediate Ceasefire' (WOW THAT WAS QUICK!!)
Sky News ^ | 3-20-2011 | Niall Paterson, defence correspondent, and Natalie Fahy

Posted on 03/20/2011 12:14:14 PM PDT by Stayfrosty

Colonel Gaddafi has recommended the armed forces call an immediate ceasefire, shortly after anti-aircraft fire was seen in the sky over Tripoli

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: daffysdirtnap; dncwar; libya; nato; obama; obamaswar; war
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1 posted on 03/20/2011 12:14:23 PM PDT by Stayfrosty
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To: Stayfrosty

He is just out of ammo.


2 posted on 03/20/2011 12:15:08 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Stayfrosty

2nd ceasefire inside of 48 hours.


3 posted on 03/20/2011 12:15:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Stayfrosty

“It’s a Trap!”


4 posted on 03/20/2011 12:16:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Stayfrosty

Why not?

China, Russia, India, and the Arab League all condemn this.

The west has only a brief window to do any of this stuff before the public opposition starts to ramp up the opposition, making it almost impossible to continue.

Seeing that this mission has at best lukewarm support, Moe-Mar can wait it out. It isn’t as if the rebels have any chance of bumping him off.


5 posted on 03/20/2011 12:17:22 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: pnh102

Cease fire after he and his serial killer sons stop wasting oxygen.


6 posted on 03/20/2011 12:18:45 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Stayfrosty

He might as well, his civil war has already been won. He’s not going anywhere.


7 posted on 03/20/2011 12:20:03 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Stayfrosty
Gadaffi, Obama and the UN...


8 posted on 03/20/2011 12:20:31 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Stayfrosty

He’s not nearly as good at this game as Iran is.


9 posted on 03/20/2011 12:22:19 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: dfwgator
.it's all a trap, show biz, more like porn, if you look at it from a moral perspective, intell agents go in, set up kindlin’ in country “x”, then when needed by internationalista overlords, blow on it & add logs.
10 posted on 03/20/2011 12:22:30 PM PDT by de.rm (A prudent question is one-half of wisdom , . .Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone)
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To: Stayfrosty

And this cease fire is different from his last ceasefire????


11 posted on 03/20/2011 12:24:06 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Stayfrosty
Wait! Wait!

Let me reload and reorganize.

Rev. Jeramiah Wright's buddy is a hoot!

Wright and Farrakhan are not happy with their little Barry Soetoro, street name Barack Hussein Obamah.

12 posted on 03/20/2011 12:25:04 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: VanDeKoik
China, Russia, India, and the Arab League all condemn this. The west has only a brief window to do any of this stuff

Then WTF (I don't mean win the future) are we doing this? I thought it was humanitarian, and backed heavily by the rest of the Arab countries. If the Arab League is now against it, it is yet another example of how fleeting Arab gratitude is, as I commented before the decision to get involved.

The only thing I give O a little credit for is, that once the bad decision was made, making the French and others take the lead on the airplane action, rather than jumping to have the US do it all.

13 posted on 03/20/2011 12:26:53 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: eclecticEel

I rarely agree with this view of the U.S., but now I do in the case of the U.S. beginning a third war in the Middle East and the disaster that will follow. However, I do not agree though that Rep. King’s congressional hearings are a ‘witchhunt’ since he is trying to protect us here in the U.S.

Libya: Another quagmire beckons.

In the short space of a decade, the U.S. has made war in three Muslim nations, and Canada in two. For many Muslims, any just cause for these conflicts is beside the point. Shoddy affairs like Rep. Peter King (R-NY)’s congressional witchhunt on Muslims are easily enough overlooked in Karachi and Jakarta. But Western military attacks on sovereign Muslim nations can’t help but appear to many of the world’s estimated 1.2 billion to 1.6 billion Muslims - or about 20% of the world population - as a determined assault on the Muslim world.

http://thestar.blogs.com/davidolive/2011/03/libya-another-quagmire-beckons.html


14 posted on 03/20/2011 12:27:54 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Stayfrosty

Yeah, what a surprise.


15 posted on 03/20/2011 12:28:02 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Stayfrosty

Same as the last ceasefire.


16 posted on 03/20/2011 12:29:17 PM PDT by youngidiot (Selling cantaloupe door to door isn't really a job.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Obama feels that if he can appease Al Qaeda in northeast Libya by removing the only man who’s kept them in check then maybe once they gain control over Libya and its oil they will warm up to the United States and stop their terrorism against us.


17 posted on 03/20/2011 12:30:12 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Stayfrosty
No Problem ,the American Terrorist Moammar Obama will comply,So he can continue his destruction and pain on the American people and their country.
18 posted on 03/20/2011 12:30:26 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: tsowellfan

Or Obama want Al-Qaeda to win in Libya, period.


19 posted on 03/20/2011 12:31:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pearls Before Swine
. If the Arab League is now against it, it is yet another example of how fleeting Arab gratitude is, as I commented before the decision to get involved.

The Arab League is now against this because Obama and the UN came in too late.

20 posted on 03/20/2011 12:32:28 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Stayfrosty

He has to have time to collect civilian bodies, do photo shoots, and release them into the Arab world to see.

Just wait. This is what he is up to.


21 posted on 03/20/2011 12:33:30 PM PDT by crz
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To: dfwgator
Obama's preference would have been to topple today's Iraqi government. But that news is too recent for Americans not to remember so he had to resort to Libya. Next I suppose Kuwait will be Obama's next target. After that maybe Jordan.

We need more Irans and Syrias in this world I guess.

22 posted on 03/20/2011 12:34:01 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan
Obama feels that if he can appease Al Qaeda in northeast Libya by removing the only man who’s kept them in check then maybe once they gain control over Libya and its oil they will warm up to the United States and stop their terrorism against us.

Now there's a closely reasoned argument! /s

23 posted on 03/20/2011 12:34:24 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: dfwgator
Or Obama wants Al-Qaeda to win in Libya, period.

That's your opinion. but if Obama really wanted Gadaffi out of Libya he would have supported military action 4 weeks ago.

24 posted on 03/20/2011 12:37:50 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Stayfrosty

Qaddafi is using the Saddam rope a dope strategy....only he’s crazy enough to make it work, and time really is on his side.

He can play this game for years, and hang on now. It’s like Obama granted him a stay. Plus he knows the world loves to demonize America, so time is in his favor.


25 posted on 03/20/2011 12:39:03 PM PDT by harmonium
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To: Pearls Before Swine

LOL!


26 posted on 03/20/2011 12:39:35 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Maybe Obama thought then that Gaddhafi would lose even without intervention.


27 posted on 03/20/2011 12:39:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: harmonium

He knows Obama has already committed himself, he can’t back out now, so Gaddhafi, can embarrass him now, just like the Khomeini did Carter.


28 posted on 03/20/2011 12:41:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FreeReign
The Arab League is now against this because Obama and the UN came in too late.

That's a weird argument. What was Obama supposed to do? Call up the Kind of Saud and say, "Oh, it's an emergency, I'll get on it right away?" That might be what happened, anyway.

29 posted on 03/20/2011 12:43:02 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Stayfrosty

WSJ now reporting that Libya has seized the crew of an Italian ferry boat...


30 posted on 03/20/2011 12:46:48 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: crz
He has to have time to collect civilian bodies, do photo shoots, and release them into the Arab world to see.

Good thought and time for condemn America time again. qaffyduck planning to out-duck a zer0.

31 posted on 03/20/2011 12:47:18 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
The only thing I give O a little credit for is, that once the bad decision was made, making the French and others take the lead on the airplane action, rather than jumping to have the US do it all.


Not too much credit though... It's just that we don't have an aircraft carrier in the Med. at this time...

If it was there, do you think he wouldn't use it?

32 posted on 03/20/2011 12:48:31 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: harmonium; mickie
Yep, K'Daffy is using the old rope-a-dope strategery....sting like a bee, then lie back and float like a butterfly.

Next round.....TKObama.

Leni

33 posted on 03/20/2011 12:49:01 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Obama....you'll have to pry my incandescent lightbulbs from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: Stayfrosty

Well that’s the second ceasefire.


34 posted on 03/20/2011 12:49:08 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: no-to-illegals

There is no real rebel force...


35 posted on 03/20/2011 12:49:16 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Stayfrosty

Damn it, Gump, er, Obama! You’re a damn genius!


36 posted on 03/20/2011 12:51:16 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: pnh102; All

I heard that the Egyptians were bringing in small arms and ammo several days ago.


37 posted on 03/20/2011 12:52:25 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: no-to-illegals

That is what I would do if I were him.

Ya gotta put yourself in his shoes to anticipate what his next move is.


38 posted on 03/20/2011 12:55:31 PM PDT by crz
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To: crz

Gaddafi is playing chess, while Obozo is playing checkers.


39 posted on 03/20/2011 12:56:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Stayfrosty
Colonel Gaddafi has recommended the armed forces call an immediate ceasefire, shortly after anti-aircraft fire was seen in the sky over Tripoli

Yes. So what? I would call for a ceasefire as well. While I re-arm and move and let the arab leaque cry about civilian casualties.

40 posted on 03/20/2011 12:58:24 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Hojczyk
By no real rebel force, I think you mean the no real rebel force is not committed to win. For certain, they are undisciplined, ineffective, and cried out for help as soon as quddaffi started his return of fire. zer0, of course, decided the no real rebel force should be defended and helped to win. zer0, the real problem of the world. Thank God, 2012 is coming soon.
41 posted on 03/20/2011 12:59:25 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Stayfrosty

Obama V Gaddafi in Dumb and Dumber3 (The final Cease Fire)
Don’t spoil the ending but Gaddafi loses.


42 posted on 03/20/2011 1:01:00 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Okay, the Arab League is now complaining because they think "the attacks went too far".

The bottom line is that Gaddafi screamed that there were civilian casualities and the Arab League ran for cover.

43 posted on 03/20/2011 1:01:10 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: dfwgator

We’ve had a “cease-fire” with North Korea for more than half a century. This is a classic run-out-the-clock strategy by someone who perceives that right now, he is “ahead” in the game. He’d be happy as a clam with 5 or 10 more years in power as they negotiate terms.


44 posted on 03/20/2011 1:02:00 PM PDT by DrC
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To: Leep
Don’t spoil the ending but Gaddafi loses.

Then Al-Qaeda wins.

45 posted on 03/20/2011 1:03:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FreeReign
and quddaffi is just the guy to supply the civilian casualties, if those civilian casualties do not exist. A win - win for quddaffi, and America takes another knife at our throats.
46 posted on 03/20/2011 1:04:05 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: dfwgator

If Gawdawfull succeeds, he will turn the entire Arab world against this in a few short days.

How the hell do you land a bomb in a fishbowl and protect civilians in the meantime?

Its either war or not! And to succeed in war you need to destroy the enemy totally.


47 posted on 03/20/2011 1:04:22 PM PDT by crz
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To: crz
Its either war or not! And to succeed in war you need to destroy the enemy totally.

We don't do that anymore.

48 posted on 03/20/2011 1:05:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Stayfrosty

This whole thing is an intimate gathering whose name begins with “cluster.”


49 posted on 03/20/2011 1:06:31 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Stayfrosty

It’s not a “cease-fire” as Western culture understands the term. The meaning of the Arabic term being used is more along the lines of “Pause, to allow me to regroup my forces”.


50 posted on 03/20/2011 1:07:28 PM PDT by tanknetter
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