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    There is no such thing as a limited war. You want to go in, then go in. With 30 divisions + tanks + artillery. Wipe him out fast & get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmjt View Post
    Its so obvious its the oil they are after, protecting the rebels are just an excuse.
    well, everyone can speculate about that. but do you think, that any of those allies will actually admit it? they'll shake hands with the new government, grease palms to get the contracts to their own companies... and that's that.

    and 20 years later, when it's all exposed, the perpetrators are either dead, senile or missing. and people will just shrug it off and say "well, it was for our benefit". only some hardliners will actually attempt to rally people against the "perpetrators" and still, they'll fail in their attempts on "justice"

    this is the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images
    Context is key, just exactly a year ago the United States lost 19 highly trained special operations soldiers with one aviator held captured in the botched up Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia.

    There was a huge public outcry over the Clinton Administration and he was forced to withdraw the majority of his troops from humanitarian and OOTW (Operations Other Than War) missions in the months that followed.
    Well, if America wants to paint itself as the great liberator and global policeman, it has to accept losses like this. We can argue context in many ways, one might as well extend the cooling off period of your example to a much longer period, since effectively no one really knows how long the Americans take to forget their last blunder and laugh it off as a write-off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Well, if America wants to paint itself as the great liberator and global policeman, it has to accept losses like this. We can argue context in many ways, one might as well extend the cooling off period of your example to a much longer period, since effectively no one really knows how long the Americans take to forget their last blunder and laugh it off as a write-off.
    i believe the answer is...well...never?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Well, if America wants to paint itself as the great liberator and global policeman, it has to accept losses like this. We can argue context in many ways, one might as well extend the cooling off period of your example to a much longer period, since effectively no one really knows how long the Americans take to forget their last blunder and laugh it off as a write-off.
    i believe the answer is...well...never?
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    NATO says it will do nothing more and nothing less than its mandate.
    US says no ground troops.

    Is this stupid or what?

    Gaddafi can win with a simple strategy.
    Learn from the main movie character in Akira Kurosawa's film Kagemusha.
    Takeda Shingen gives his last advice to his generals before dying - not to attack his foes Tokugawa Ieyasu and Oda Nobunaga.
    But to wait for his grandson whom he knew was brilliant, to grow up.
    Takeda Shingen said: "The mountain must not move."

    So, for Gaddafi...
    Don't do anything. Sit this out.
    Don't attack the rebel towns.
    Just sit tight for.....1 year... 3 years...10 years.....

    It costs millions...billions...trillions... to keep the aircraft and ships to maintain the no fly zone in Libya.
    US and NATO have to give up and go home...sooner or later.
    When they have left, then you attack the rebels.

    That is what Saddam Hussein should have done in the first Gulf War.
    Pull back and retreat from Kuwait.
    Let the US coalition troops fry in the desert sun for 1 year, costing them trillions to maintain their presence.
    When they give up , pack and go home, then Saddam can attack Kuwait again. Saddam would have won this way.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 29th March 2011 at 11:20 PM.

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    they will take turn to drop their old / expired arsenal of weapon all over the country of Libya. subsequently,mail the invoice to United Nation. next, UN will email to all countries under UN to TT $$$ into the SWISS bank and divide $ to USA, $ to Britian, $ to France....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    they will take turn to drop their old / expired arsenal of weapon all over the country of Libya. subsequently,mail the invoice to United Nation. next, UN will email to all countries under UN to TT $$$ into the SWISS bank and divide $ to USA, $ to Britian, $ to France....
    Coincidentally, the United States military–industrial complex spent much more on defence expenditures than on importing crude oil. Go figure.
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