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Cease-fire in Libya
« on: March 18, 2011, 01:21:53 PM »
Not necessarily going to stay that way, but it's good enough for now... Maybe Ghadaffi got a glimpse of some of those shiny brand-new F-22s on the tarmac in Turkey...
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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 01:27:19 PM »
That tiger blood ran cold I guess!  This is a nice, and somewhat unexpected bit of news.  Everybody over there RDWHAHB (tea I imagine...).  :D

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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 05:34:28 PM »
But reports are that it's just lip service on Ghadaffi's part. The fighting continues...

Maybe we can get his tent this time.
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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 02:34:29 AM »
And who pays for it?
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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011, 12:47:36 PM »
And who pays for it?

122 cruise missiles at 750K apiece...ah well, we bought em to use em I guess!   :o   ;D

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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011, 12:57:02 PM »
And who pays for it?

122 cruise missiles at 750K apiece...ah well, we bought em to use em I guess!   :o   ;D

They just used the ones that were past their expiration date anyway.
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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011, 05:40:52 PM »
Today I heard that some of the Gulf states will be paying for a lot of it.  We'll see.
I bet now that there is some pushback most of Quadaffi's mercenaries will be headed home.  They signed on to attack peasants armed with pitchforks, not NATO ships and planes.
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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2011, 02:07:23 AM »
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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2011, 02:55:42 AM »
Is it just me or is there something seriously wrong with Ghadaffi's face? Like a face-lift gone bad. Or some weird bloating or overdone botox-collagen procedure. Yes Doctor. I want you to make me look like I'm about to go into anaphyletic shock.
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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2011, 03:09:00 AM »
Is it just me or is there something seriously wrong with Ghadaffi's face? Like a face-lift gone bad. Or some weird bloating or overdone botox-collagen procedure. Yes Doctor. I want you to make me look like I'm about to go into anaphyletic shock.

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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2011, 03:17:29 AM »
Yes young Muammar, only with the dark side of the Force can you realize true power...
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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2011, 06:50:44 PM »
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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2011, 08:11:19 PM »
Some pretty amazing photos out there, like this one from Goran Tomasevic.




"Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters) "

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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2011, 08:58:17 PM »
I bet now that there is some pushback most of Quadaffi's mercenaries will be headed home.  They signed on to attack peasants armed with pitchforks, not NATO ships and planes.

I was thinking the same thing. Mercenary rule # 1 Do NOT eff with the Americans.
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Re: Cease-fire in Libya
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2011, 09:57:00 PM »
These things never seem to stay air only operations for very long.  

Maybe the rest of the world will put the boots on the ground this time.  Instead of gladly signing contracts for mineral rights and industrial sales while stating they don't have the support of their people to be able to contribute troops.

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