Stench of oil rises in the West

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    Mar 25, 2011 9:00 AM GMT
    it is gladdening to see the US, UK, and france take an interest in the plight of Libyans, but the intervention may not be for the benefits of those living in war-torn country. With foreign intervention the war has been prolonged and the loss of life will continue indefinitely. Can anybody else smell oil? I know a few Western counties could.
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    Mar 25, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    True_Blue_Aussie said I know a few Western counties could.
    Must be the 'county' you live in..
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    Mar 25, 2011 2:33 PM GMT
    Since when did the US, UK, and France suddenly become "counties"? The OP needs to check his spelling and grammar before submitting his post. As for smelling oil, where did you get this theory?
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    Mar 25, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidSince when did the US, UK, and France suddenly become "counties"? The OP needs to check his spelling and grammar before submitting his post. As for smelling oil, where did you get this theory?
    The OP needs to check into a mental institution..
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    Mar 25, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    Of course it's about oil. Germany is staying noticeably absent as it made boat loads of money through arms deals with Libya over the decades.
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    Mar 25, 2011 6:19 PM GMT
    So patticakes, how is that accusation from another thread that I am the one trying to "undermine one's creedability" looking? ('creedibility'- his spelling, not mine) From the looks of things here, you're once again doing a pretty good job of it yourself. Your name and the word 'credibility' have no business even being in the same sentence.
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    Mar 25, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
    Why is it that the Western world has come together so quickly to intervene in the civil war that is taking place in Libya. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's has been in controle there 40 years. In that time his dictatorship has been ruthless, among his own community, and the rest of the world has sat back and done basically nothing.

    Libya has not threaten another country that I am aware of, so what has aroused foreign interest to the level that nations are now invading Libya with air base action?



    The West no doubt saw an easy opportunity to exert it's so called leadership and influence when the people of Libya started to agitate and take up arms for removal of the Gaddafi's regime.

    Libya is a small country, with a small population, add to that the fact that an unpopular Gaddafi does not have an extremely well armed defence force. Allin all, that presents the West for a quick victory

    I and many others suspect the oil produced in Libya like Iraq, has been if not only the reasion then certainly a major reasion for intervention by the West.
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    Mar 25, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
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    True_Blue_Aussie said I know a few Western counties could.
    Must be the 'county' you live in..


    One just loves the way your hate blinds you to the truth, and you only have the ability to see what you want. No Obama would never invade another country just for it's oil now would he. OMG no only G. W. Bush would do that; shame.

    Haters are gonna hate, no matter what.icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 25, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidSince when did the US, UK, and France suddenly become "counties"? The OP needs to check his spelling and grammar before submitting his post. As for smelling oil, where did you get this theory?


    Rob if thats all you have, I'll ignore it mate, on ya bike.icon_wink.gif

    It's like someone calling a big person fat, because thats all they have, and that makes them losers.icon_idea.gif

    Tell ya what Rob. When all the haters here become perfect, I'll try too, how about thaticon_idea.gificon_wink.gificon_razz.gif
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    Mar 25, 2011 7:28 PM GMT
    Andreas73 saidOf course it's about oil. Germany is staying noticeably absent as it made boat loads of money through arms deals with Libya over the decades.


    What nothing about ones typos, maybe because you have no issues with the truth? Does not mean you agree albeit.
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    Mar 25, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    Oh yes double standards on Libya. Why is it the Western world has come together so quickly to intervene in a Civil war that is taking place in Libya Gaddif has been in power for 40 years, and in that time his dictatorship has been ruthless

    Libya was not threatening another country, let alone America. So what has aroused foreign interest to such a level that nations are now invading Libya with air base military action?

    But......where was the outrage in the West in the past 20 years in bringing an end to the brutal regime of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. Not a peep. So now I wonder if the West and NATO are going to intervene in any country's affairs if they belive the actions of those rulers do not meet their own Western Standards. That being so what about North Korea?
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    Mar 25, 2011 9:05 PM GMT
    True_Blue_Aussie said
    Andreas73 saidOf course it's about oil. Germany is staying noticeably absent as it made boat loads of money through arms deals with Libya over the decades.


    What nothing about ones typos, maybe because you have no issues with the truth? Does not mean you agree albeit.


    While spelling and grammatical errors do say something about the author, they are beside the issue. "If you can't fight them on the issues, fight them on a more personal level;" this goes for both sides of the political spectrum, and I am quite sick of it.

    But you are correct. Why is Mugabe still in power? The odd one out (from history) is the Yugoslav war. Nothing there but limestone...
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    Mar 25, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
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    True_Blue_Aussie said
    Andreas73 saidOf course it's about oil. Germany is staying noticeably absent as it made boat loads of money through arms deals with Libya over the decades.


    What nothing about ones typos, maybe because you have no issues with the truth? Does not mean you agree albeit.


    While spelling and grammatical errors do say something about the author, they are beside the issue. "If you can't fight them on the issues, fight them on a more personal level;" this goes for both sides of the political spectrum, and I am quite sick of it.

    But you are correct. Why is Mugabe still in power? The odd one out (from history) is the Yugoslav war. Nothing there but limestone...


    Sadly many of them put themselves up on a pedestal, and want to portray one as being thick, yet the only opposition they give one is abuse, because they have nothing else to give, and I give them a run for their money; and I am meant to be the dumb one; giggles.

    As you see most of the replies here are abusive on a personal level, and not a debate on the issue at hand; oil.
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    Mar 25, 2011 11:35 PM GMT
    One ponders is it because Obama is heading the invasion, oops intervention. No-one is screaming like wet cats here?
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    Mar 26, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    What if the Gaddif regime survives this massive aerial assault?

    How will President Obama look then?

    The hubris he exudes will be somewhat embarrassing.

    In Rwanda 800,000 civilians were murdered not with tanks, planes or artillery, but with machetes and in Iraq no fly zone did not stop Saddam Hussein from murdering Kurds and Shiites. president Obama is on the wrong page. He needs to take care of clear and present global threats like Iran, not dream of an Arab springtime.
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    Mar 26, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    I have always thought the same about Zimbabwe - never any western help as it has no oil!
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    Mar 26, 2011 9:21 AM GMT
    True_Blue_Aussie saidit is gladdening to see the US, UK, and france take an interest in the plight of Libyans, but the intervention may not be for the benefits of those living in war-torn country. With foreign intervention the war has been prolonged and the loss of life will continue indefinitely. Can anybody else smell oil? I know a few Western counties could.


    France is just shooting Libya because the president is trying to impress the French. In the past he chose not to do anything and no he wants to lead and he has the perfect opportunity because Obama is more cautious than bomb-happy Bush.

    But either way I'm glad. Nuke Libya and all the other countries where shittier rulers are oppressing protesters. That would be Syria, Iran, Bahrain, and what others am I forgetting?
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    Mar 28, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
    Adolf Hitler, Joesph Starling, and Pol pot, the three most evil figures of our age. responsible for millions of deaths and incalculable suffering, have spawned a multitude of lesser despots and tyrants, intent on more barbarous forms of man's inhumanity to man.

    Some like Saddam Hussein have been toppled from power and the brutal excesses they enjoyed, other like Libya's Gaddafi are hopefully on the verge of extinction.

    1: North Korea.
    2: Zimbabwe,
    3: Libya.
    4: Stria.
    5: Myanmar.
    6: Uzbekistan.
    7: Sudan.
    8: Gambia.
    9: Iran.
    10: Eritrea.