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Feb17: the regime is shooting protesters in Benghazi

Mar17: UN imposed NFZ and civilians are to be protected "by any means necessary."

The pace is unbelievable.

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

by ATinNM on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 08:06:59 PM EST
One week to "talking about" a UN resolution to an actual resolution is also mind-boggling.

International diplomacy just doesn't move that fast.

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

by ATinNM on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 08:08:34 PM EST
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Somehow it seemed that international diplomacy was going to be too little, too late.

So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 08:11:03 PM EST
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I'm shocked.  I truly am.  I expected them to dick around for at least a month before starting discussions to establish the agenda to discuss the agenda for the meeting to talk about what they need to talk about.

If the League of Nations had acted like this Spain would have never had that fuckhead Franco.

AND the world might have escaped WW2.

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

by ATinNM on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 08:16:20 PM EST
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If Spain had just had oil .... :)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 08:18:38 PM EST
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Does:

count?

:-)

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

by ATinNM on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 08:21:44 PM EST
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Careful.  Remember McCain thought Zappy was a dictator, and that Spain was in Latin America (where they have oil).

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 08:25:26 PM EST
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Blockade the government and send aid to the rebels?

I thought that was what the League of Nations did...

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 05:25:39 PM EST
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And Nicholas Sarkozy is apparently the best hope the world has for leadership.

We are so fucked.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 08:14:00 PM EST
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HEY!

If Sarkozy pushed this through ... then good on him.

I am stoked.  I really am.  For the first time in ... god, I don't know how long ... the goddamn "international community" through the UN is actually acting.  And BEFORE massive genocide has occurred.  And, let's face it, if asshole had managed to retake Benghazi the death toll would have been horrendous.

This takes me back to when I was dumbass enough to think the UN was a force for justice.  

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

by ATinNM on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 08:20:23 PM EST
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Completely agree.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 08:24:35 PM EST
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I wonder what China got in exchange for its abstention.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 05:01:12 AM EST
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The privilege of owning more US debt...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 12:22:40 PM EST
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Think that some day they may cash it in exchange for Taiwan?

aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Sun Mar 20th, 2011 at 06:18:08 PM EST
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I am not convinced that the rulers care about Libyan lives. They might do the right thing for the wrong reasons, but they might as well do the wrong thing for the wrong reasons. If seperatism starts being promoted, I for one will suspect that the Libyan rebellion will be the prelude to the Libyan civil war, which is going to be an example as to what happens in rebellions.

And in other news, Saudi troops help defeat rebellion in Bahrain.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 05:29:48 PM EST
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