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Report: NATO may attack Libya if violence continues
Ynet News Israel ^ | 02.24.11, 10:54

Posted on 02/24/2011 2:06:43 AM PST by maquiladora

NATO forces may attack forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi if the Libyan air force continues to bomb anti-government protesters, the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi reported, citing a European official claiming the US had threatened to intervene in the violence.

The source said NATO and US warplanes stationed in Italy may be ordered to take down Libyan planes, and that electronic warfare against them may already have been implemented. (Roee Nahmias)


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: libya; nato
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1 posted on 02/24/2011 2:06:46 AM PST by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

of course they will, there is oil there


2 posted on 02/24/2011 2:10:58 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: maquiladora
Somebody’s dad would not be coming home as scheduled.:-)
3 posted on 02/24/2011 2:12:16 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I really really want to say..Europe made the mess let them clean it up. But I know we’re gonna’ get suckered into doing the Lion’s share of the work as always.


4 posted on 02/24/2011 2:16:32 AM PST by Merrittk
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To: Merrittk
I really really want to say..Europe made the mess let them clean it up. But I know we’re gonna’ get suckered into doing the Lion’s share of the work as always.

We used to be the only adults in the world. Not so much any more.

5 posted on 02/24/2011 2:22:43 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

This is what the world looks like when the adults aren’t around. At least Obama has demonstrated that messianic delusions by themselves do not ensure sound economic and foreign policy decisions, else how would we ever have known?


6 posted on 02/24/2011 2:29:39 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Sulzberger Family Motto: Trois generations d'imbeciles, assez)
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To: Merrittk

I’m pretty sure that Islam deserves all the credit for the screwed up mess that is Libya (and Yemen, Iran, Eygpt, Gaza, etc).

Funny how we reflexively blame white people first, even on FR. Please try to treat Muslims as adults: responsible for their actions.

After all: if we start blaming whitey for what other people do, we may as well join the NAACP.


7 posted on 02/24/2011 2:49:52 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: maquiladora
Yeah right. Europe doesn't have the balls for the meagerest of actions; and this guy won't do anything either:


8 posted on 02/24/2011 2:50:21 AM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: maquiladora

If we attack, the Muslims around the world will blame us and there will be a new wave of terrorist attacks on Western targets IMO.


9 posted on 02/24/2011 3:10:35 AM PST by Truth29
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To: maquiladora

Crock. Not a chance. That would interrupt the plans of Obama’s masters.


10 posted on 02/24/2011 3:13:41 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: maquiladora

No funding for a war, so by Democrats, it can’t happen.


11 posted on 02/24/2011 3:15:17 AM PST by Son House (Every Moment of Everyday, You Can Make A Difference! Teach Conservatism!)
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To: maquiladora

NATO needs to reserve its forces for the Saudi revolution. Now THAT’S a situation that would absolutely require military intervention.


12 posted on 02/24/2011 3:38:53 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: maquiladora

This is one of those times I think we are all grateful that there’s a stand-up organization like the UN there to do all the good it does. Let’s have a round of applause for the good old UN.


13 posted on 02/24/2011 3:43:50 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: maquiladora

BS, it will not happen because Obama wants the chaos to continue. He believes himself to be the Mahdi that the Shitite muslims desire. Barry soetoro changed his name to Barack Hussein Obama why is that. he became well versed in Pakistan, when he visited there in 1981, this was with his Indonesian passport and he was an international student at Occidental College. (If he had an American passport he would not be allowed to travel to Pakistan - keep that in mind). After he was in Pakistan, he became a Muslim convert and changed his name back (never done legally, so he is really known as barry soetoro) to that of his real father (this may be BS as his father, because his mother was basically a whore posing nude to make money for college)
Barack hussein means )blessing of Husein” in Arabic and Persian. His family name Obama written in the persian alphabet reads O Ba Ma which means “He is with us” ( Allah is with us) this a part of the magic formula in Mahidi tradition. Is Obama the 12th Imam in the Shitite muslim tradition?


14 posted on 02/24/2011 3:46:28 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: SF_Redux
of course they will, there is oil are Muslims there

Fixed it - think Kosovo

15 posted on 02/24/2011 3:46:42 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: maquiladora

NATO has become a sad joke of its former self, and doesn’t have the stomach for picking a fight in Libya. This is just diplomats running their mouths, probably at Hillary’s behest.


16 posted on 02/24/2011 4:00:24 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: hondact200

So the does that make George Soros the AC? The Anti Christ rises out of the revived Roman empire.


17 posted on 02/24/2011 4:04:34 AM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I would love to hear the “international lawyers” explain NATOs rights to attack African military forays in Africa.

Law—that is for suckers I guess.


18 posted on 02/24/2011 4:08:05 AM PST by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: bill1952; SF_Redux
"of course they will, there is oil are Muslims there"

More to the point, Muslims are the victims. If Christians were the victim of Muslim violence, there would be no response.

19 posted on 02/24/2011 4:12:17 AM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: edge10

GREAT point.


20 posted on 02/24/2011 4:21:42 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Son House

“No funding for a war, so by Democrats, it can’t happen.”

Nope, most big wars were started, escalated by Democrats.
Historically Republican presidents have ended wars.
(Clinton already had plans to go into Iraq before Bush but he got tangled up in another “bush” ;-)


21 posted on 02/24/2011 4:26:19 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: PghBaldy

Foreign policy genius before our eyes. Surely, that NATO might attack Libya comes from the ultimate brain trust consisting of (a) nobama...the great leader and most intelligent of men, (b) biden...a top foreign policy “expert” and (c) clintoon...the most intelligent woman on the planet. We are so lucky to be alive to witness this greatness. I am blinded by their brilliance throughout the world. I mean, just look how stable and peaceful the world is today. All praise the nobama.


22 posted on 02/24/2011 4:29:38 AM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: maquiladora

So, will NATO be helping Al Quaeda take control of Libya instead of the a-hole they already have?


23 posted on 02/24/2011 4:34:31 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Rutles4Ever

The market can handle the loss of 1 million barrels per day from Libya but Saudi Arabia with 1/5 of world’s oil? We’ll have to send in the Marines to secure the oil fields there.


24 posted on 02/24/2011 4:35:22 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: maquiladora

I doubt it!


25 posted on 02/24/2011 4:37:27 AM PST by verity
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To: Venturer
So, will NATO be helping Al Quaeda take control of Libya instead of the a-hole they already have?

Yes.

26 posted on 02/24/2011 4:45:44 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: maquiladora
NATO forces may attack forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi...

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27 posted on 02/24/2011 4:49:01 AM PST by Doofer
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To: SF_Redux
of course they will, there is oil there

Then why aren't they attacking the Gulf of Mexico?

28 posted on 02/24/2011 4:49:01 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: maquiladora

If we actually had a real president instead of a community organizer whose goal in life is to secure equality for gays, we would have boots on the ground in Libya right now.
Obama is the single most incompetent and ineffective president in our history. He’s sending Hillary to Europe in a week to two to discuss what to do in Libya.
We should be in Libya grabbing Kadafi and shipping his butt off to Gitmo.
There isn’t one county on the globe who would condemn us for this act. Not even the other muslim countries.
Obama is showing the world his incompetence on a grand and glorious scale.


29 posted on 02/24/2011 4:49:38 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: SF_Redux
of course they will, there is oil there

My view is that the West found the oil, the West uses the oil, and the Arabs simply sit and collect because they were squatting where the oil is. F**k 'em! Simply take the oil and tell them if they don't like it to go climb a rope.

30 posted on 02/24/2011 4:54:49 AM PST by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Persae Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: Merrittk

That is what will happen. There might be some military involvement, but the primary weapon will be bribe money


31 posted on 02/24/2011 4:56:16 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: maquiladora

As far as I am concerned the US should withdraw from NATO and leave Western Europe to clean up their own messes on their own dime rather than on our dime. They are the ones who import Libyan oil. The US has little to do with Libyan oil.I resent the Western European populus so critical of the US as an imperial power. Yet, they expect us to do the heavy lifting for them with our treasure.


32 posted on 02/24/2011 4:57:11 AM PST by chuckee
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To: Rutles4Ever
NATO needs to reserve its forces for the Saudi revolution.

Just wait till the Chinese wake up. Now THAT will be a problem.

33 posted on 02/24/2011 5:00:33 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: BuffaloJack
We should be in Libya grabbing Kadafi and shipping his butt off to Gitmo.

Do you want to see dead American soldiers dragged through the streets like in Mogadishu? By what right would we send American troops to take out the leader of another sovereign nation? I have no doubt that China has killed more of its own citizens than Libya. Why don't you go arrest Hu and drag him to Gitmo?

34 posted on 02/24/2011 5:01:47 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: maquiladora

If Col Gadaffi survives this latest uprising, will he have done enough to be promoted to General?


35 posted on 02/24/2011 5:03:27 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: maquiladora

Another disaster in the making.


36 posted on 02/24/2011 5:13:11 AM PST by Lessthantolerant (The State is diametrically opposed to our search for a better living.)
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To: Merrittk

You seem to forget Obama’s important role in that mess!!??

Clean your own house and do it well and quickly dude !

There is now a big mess in your country as well...Sure that you are going in the right direction under oummabama’s leadership.

If there is an intervention by NATO,i fear anyway a disaster like in Yuguslavia.


37 posted on 02/24/2011 5:19:08 AM PST by Ulysse
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To: Ulysse

If the bombers come from England, will France make us fly around...again?


38 posted on 02/24/2011 5:25:35 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: timetostand
The Anti Christ rises out of the revived Roman empire.

More and more, I am believing this interpretation is wrong. The Anti Christ comes out of a Muslim nation, or should I say a revived Caliphate? Europe is not the place to look. It is the Middle East.

Think about it from Satan's perspective. What better way to mock God/Christ than to get millions to believe your Mohamed is the true prophet; not your Son. Did not Scripture again and again predict the suffering of the Messiah, just as Jesus was? Psalms 22 and Isiah 53? How can this be Mohamed? It's not! No, Islam is the Anti Christ, or the Anti Christs realm. From this blasphemousness he will come.

39 posted on 02/24/2011 5:27:54 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: maquiladora
This has a high probability of happening IF things don't settle down soon. The reason? It is NOT because of the human toll that could be wrought, but because of the HUGE Chinese investments that are in the oil fields. China may muscle the US to take action to protect Chinese property, contracts and personnel because 1) they have no large, tangible military assets to assert and 2) they can have their investments protected and hide behind NATO if things go badly with civilian interaction.
The Chinese have use Col. Momar against the West and now, if things go badly, the Chinese will once again use the West to protect themselves AND make the West look like aggressors against muslims.
40 posted on 02/24/2011 5:30:19 AM PST by Mr. Jazzy (HA! Not even Bill Maher thinks Odumbo is a Christian! HAHAHAHAHA!)
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To: agere_contra

“I’m pretty sure that Islam deserves all the credit for the screwed up mess that is Libya (and Yemen, Iran, Eygpt, Gaza, etc).

Funny how we reflexively blame white people first, even on FR. Please try to treat Muslims as adults: responsible for their actions.

After all: if we start blaming whitey for what other people do, we may as well join the NAACP.”
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Post of the day!! Thanks for reminding our friends that this is NOT our problem and our treasure and blood should not be spent solving it!


41 posted on 02/24/2011 5:33:08 AM PST by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: hondact200

Good post. A lot of information about obama the average person has no clue about.


42 posted on 02/24/2011 5:37:34 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Pan_Yan

Ouch. Good post.


43 posted on 02/24/2011 5:37:44 AM PST by dforest
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To: maquiladora

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the Western military alliance will not intervene in the Libyan conflict. (AP)

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4033681,00.html


44 posted on 02/24/2011 5:39:16 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: cgbg
I would love to hear the “international lawyers” explain NATOs rights to attack African military forays in Africa.

If NATO has the right to undertake military action against the Libyan government over its mistreatment of Libyan Muslims, that implies that NATO would have a similar right of military action against a Muslim government over its mistreatment of Christians. But don't expect the “international lawyers” to concede that.

45 posted on 02/24/2011 5:55:06 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: maquiladora

Wait! Libya is on the human rights commission! What will we the UN without their guidance?

Another damned if we do and damned if we don’t political situation.


46 posted on 02/24/2011 5:58:05 AM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
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To: maquiladora

Our track record in civil war interventions is pretty dismal. I say 'no thanks'. Would just be another Afghanistan....you know, that place we are still in for almost 10 years with little to show for it.
47 posted on 02/24/2011 6:05:05 AM PST by thescourged1
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To: maquiladora

Big chunk of salt. I can’t see NATO helping to depose Gaddafi so that an Islamist regime can take power. These demonstrators aren’t interested in what we consider freedom. The kind of freedom they want is the freedom to kill the infidel, to stone adulterers and to wage jihad against the West. Note that there are very few women among the demonstrators, and that the very few women present are wearing burkhas.


48 posted on 02/24/2011 6:07:19 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: pgkdan

Yay! POTD!

Obama should be paying some attention though. He needs to be protecting US nationals on the ground.

And on the larger scale he should be acting with a view to stopping the rise of some frenzied Caliphate OR securing and de-regulating domestic Oil supplies.

But we both know that he will do no such thing: an America enslaved to the whims of frenzied Islamists is his dream.


49 posted on 02/24/2011 6:10:43 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: maquiladora

Meanwhile, Christians are slaughtered like animals in Pakistan, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Iran and other muslim hellholes and the world stays silent.

As for Libya, I’m torn on this one. Qaddafi is a despicable turd and a complete nutjob, but I fear his follow-on will be far worse.


50 posted on 02/24/2011 6:12:33 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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