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2011-02-20 Africa North
Libya Islamists storm arms depot: 'seize arms, take hostages'
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Posted by Frank G 2011-02-20 15:45|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [460 views ]  Top

#1 A geographic note:
This incident ocurred in the NW of the country. All the other incidents have ocurred in the East of the country (which has long standing grievences against Col. 'Daffy).

If this is true, then things are breaking out all over.
Posted by Frozen Al 2011-02-20 16:39||   2011-02-20 16:39|| Front Page Top

#2 I do believe that even an 'Islamic Emirate of Libya' would be an improvement over Gaddafi.

The Western political class might at least consider a policy of containment whereas the consensus policy towards Gaddafi is abject surrender.

Gaddafi is a mortal enemy of Western civilization, nothing else.

If, after Lockerbie, GHW Bush had reacted appropriately to an act of war (270 dead!) instead of going to the UN hat in hand, treating the attack as a criminal matter, 9/11 might have been averted. Perhaps, after Gaddafi's death at the hand of the US, Saddam would not have started the 2nd Gulf War.

Failure to punish Gaddafi for Lockerbie and failure to punish Iran for Khomeini's Rushdie, both were dangerous displays of Western provocative weakness.
Posted by Fat Bob Cromotle1803 2011-02-20 17:16||   2011-02-20 17:16|| Front Page Top

#3 If, after Lockerbie, GHW Bush had reacted appropriately to an act of war (270 dead!) instead of going to the UN hat in hand, treating the attack as a criminal matter, 9/11 might have been averted.

Doubtful.
Posted by Pappy 2011-02-20 21:34||   2011-02-20 21:34|| Front Page Top

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