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Old 03-20-2011, 10:52 PM
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Default Arab League Regrets Faustian Bargain

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CAIRO—The Arab League secretary general, Amr Moussa, deplored the broad scope of the U.S.-European bombing campaign in Libya and said Sunday that he would call a league meeting to reconsider Arab approval of the Western military intervention.
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“What is happening in Libya differs from the aim of imposing a no-fly zone,” he said in a statement on the official Middle East News Agency. “And what we want is the protection of civilians and not the shelling of more civilians.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...Sg1_story.html

LOL. What did Mr. Moussa expect, something like a school crossing guard operation? You let the US and the "West" in there and they will break shit...often and for a long time. This is an Iraq-style occupation in its early stages.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:58 PM
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This is what happens when you do deals with the devil. The muslims of all people should know this. Happy Purim.
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Like the Jews, you can't please these people.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:22 AM
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Like the Jews, you can't please these people.

In this case you're absolutely right. I think it's that Middle Eastern, semitic thing.
First the rebels in Libya reject outside help, 'we can do it alone.' They even kick out some Brit commandos. Then they get their ass kicked by Kheddafi's superior weopons and they then beg for help. First air cover and then even more. The Arab league goes along...and then backtracks,
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