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Australian foreign minister (ex PM) said yesterday "let's prey that it's not too late for people in Libya (Bengasi)" after resolution was trough  UN,
Well he was right...It's too late.
It does not matter now if they bomb shit out of Gaddafi, actually they will destroy infrastructure of Libya (not Gaddafi) and Libyans will be paying for that with their lives and money. Remember they did not make a single scar on Milosevic or his camarilla (they were safe) but Serbian people have been killed and infrastructure has been destroyed. It did not even force Milosevic out of power. If anything he was more popular immediately after bombardment. It took time for people to rebel and take him out with all the help from outside. We'll see much more blood in Libya but I am afraid elsewhere too.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 09:54:04 AM EST
You raise good points.

My hope is the attacks will be directed against military targets, the regime's air fields, ground forces, and their logistics, staying far away from civic infrastructure and population centers.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 10:35:08 AM EST
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Al-Jazeera says French journalists hear France will be hitting Gaddafi's tanks, which seem to be mainly in the outer neighborhoods of Benghazi, in order to send a message they're ending the siege.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 10:41:52 AM EST
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BBC News - Live: Libya crisis
The BBC reports President Sarkozy is due to make a statement on Libya "shortly" as the meeting in Paris with world leaders wraps up.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 10:46:37 AM EST
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