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Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by Iceman » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:04 pm

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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by halberdier25 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:19 pm

Was thinking about posting this, but didn't want it to devolve into a pro-revolution circlejerk.

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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by Iceman » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:20 pm

True.

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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by SvenPhantom » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:47 pm

Oh boy, sounds like a chain reaction is happening.
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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by Phoenix » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:57 am

I quote the website liked to at the top.

"# Fighter jets strafe civilians leaving 'many, many dead'
# Libyan pilots fly to Malta after being ordered to bomb civilians
# Around 450 dead after 'massacre' in Tripoli"

The question is: Who's next?

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Post by halberdier25 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:23 pm

Every time a North African government falls, we take a shot.

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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by Gunny » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:05 pm

Spontaneous revolution? But a revolution non the less.
But what bothers me is where is it going.And so many I do not believe in co-incidents. :?:
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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by Phoenix » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:11 pm

It seems that the following nations are under threat:

Yemen
Bahrain
Syria
Iran

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Post by Gunny » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:16 pm

And right in the middle is Saudi Arabia untouched as yet :?:
Some thing to ponder over.
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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by Phoenix » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:17 pm

That’s what I was thinking.

See this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12482311

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Post by halberdier25 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:10 am

Saudi Arabia has its own issues to deal with, but their Gini Coefficient in 2008 was only 32 (US is closer to 45 and China is about 50, but then again Libya and Egypt are both in the mid-30's). No one thought Bahrain would be happening, but it is. Qatar is safe because of the huge migrant (predominantly SEA, like Indonesia) population relative to the small Qatari population.

Watch Libya and Yemen and Morocco.

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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by Kurosaki » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:34 am

And...watch your wallets and start saving up. Gas will become quite expensive from here on out if there are uprisings in the more oil rich countries. All it takes is a bit of instability and speculation turns the prices way up. I mean, people and their welfare are more important than paying a few more dollars at the pump...but we should understand what is going on and not get all pissed when they do go up. People there and all over north Africa are struggling to get some rights back... really hope it works out for everyone.

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Post by halberdier25 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:11 am

Every time gas goes up $0.10, we take a shot.

My Comparative Foreign Policies class is amazing. There are, like, three Americans in it, and the rest are international students from all over the place. We have two Egyptians, a Qatari, a kid from Bahrain, and a smattering of kids from all over the rest of the Arab world. These are among the smartest kids out of their respective countries. The insight is amazing.

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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by Phoenix » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:06 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80 ... a_protests

Another worrying point. What will happen to/due to ISRAEL?

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Post by halberdier25 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:55 pm

Could you possibly think of a broader question?

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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by Phoenix » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:00 pm

I mean, Egypt's peace with Israel may be under threat. It is like gunpowder over there and I'm worried that the spark is nearing.
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Post by halberdier25 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:14 pm

Cool. We're all concerned. None of us can do anything about it. Why? Little things called "national sovereignty" and "no western powers want to get involved". Israel is more than capable of defending itself from any combination of Arab attacks. They don't want to have to do it, though, so they won't start a war unless Iran decides to distract the masses and declare a war (which would be awkward since we're occupying the space between the two) or, for some ridiculously weird reason, Israelis decide they want to protest for no-reason-in-particular.

Why should you know any more than the rest of us?

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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by Phoenix » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:16 pm

I never said I should know more than anyone else, just that I know. I follow this a lot because of personal reasons. I'll correct my earlier post. I thought I'd bring up an issue.

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Re: Libyan Mirage F1s fire on civvies

Post by Kurosaki » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:42 am

Israel is bristling with weapons and ability...and once they see something moving towards them, they're more than willing and ready to throw down. I think they're more than just a 'Kuwait' to Iraq. Bummer is though that the western world will likely move to defend or support in some way and that would be quite a bummer in that we'd be entrenched even more in Middle east affairs than we already are.

Saudi Arabia, with its more more social service system has already promised more unemployment benefits, building projects (totaling 52 Billion) and a number of other things to deter their masses. Unfortunately though, we may (the western Allies) have lost Yemen as its protests are gathering momentum and turning the country around. PS: it is/was a major hub for Al Qaeda.

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