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March 30, 2011

We're In


Question, look at the photos above and below. Can you tell the difference?

One pickup is operated by Taliban terrorists and the other one is Libyan rebels. Give up? So do I. It really doesn't make a difference. We saw the same vehicles dragging the bodies of dead American soldiers through the streets of Mogadishu in 1993. Ten years later we saw them ramming around Tikkrit, again trying to kill our GI's.

It doesn't matter to them for if they're not killing fellow Muslims they'd just as soon be killing infidels, especially the Great Satan variety. We're getting involved in Libya where one day they will be singing our praises and the next day they'll be planting IED's outside our barracks.

In for a penny or in for a pound. Don't doubt it for a second, we're in. And this time it's for that sweet, light crude that Libya is chuck full of. This is mother's milk for Europe. At 2006 extraction levels (1.8 bbl per day), Libya was estimated to have over 60 years of oil reserves. Most of Libya is still unexplored for possible oil formations due to sanctions disputes with oil companies.

Who were those sanctions against. Who was squabbling with the oil companies? Hmmmmm?

Once Gaddafi is gone the real battle will start over who gets to divy up Libya's oil soaked goodies. But until then, someone has to keep the fight going. The US didn't intervene when 800,000 Tutsis were slaughtered in 1994. In 2004 American F-16's and F-18's did not fill the skies over Darfur either. In 2009 the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for the President of the Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, for crimes against humanity. Have the Marines landed there yet?
Both sides in the Libya conflict are running short of weapons and ammunition after almost two weeks of intense fighting that has brutally exposed the military shortcomings of the rebels, the Guardian has been told.

The rebels were forced into yet another retreat on Wednesday, with Muammar Gaddafi's forces regaining much of the territory taken by them at the weekend and threatening to humiliate the western coalition by again coming within striking distance of Benghazi. Concern is deepening in the coalition about the rebels' fragile morale and lack of military experience to mount a sustained challenge to the regime.

A military stalemate is now a real possibility, partly as both sides are struggling to re-equip their forces. With fighting continuing in Misrata and regime forces pushing east as far as the strategic town of Ajdabiya, the issue of rearming has become paramount.

Starting last week, stories of Al Qaeda fighters "liberating" surface-to-air missiles and other munitions from Libyan armories have been reaching western allies. And Obama denies that he will provide even more arms to these rebels...

BTW the top photo is Taliban.

16 comments:

They Say/We Say said...

Sec. of State Hillary and Pres. Barak helping the Al-Qaeda?
Could the wind be full of the smell of the T word?

sig94 said...

TSWS - I'd say with this administration that we're stepping in that word so often that our shoes and socks stink.

John K said...

My thoughts on the day we decided to interfere;

"That day will be darkness, not light. It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him."(Amos 5:18b-19)

You are right; we are just digging ourselves deeper and deeper. We should remember what happened when we trained and supported the Taliban in Afghanistan.
What's that they say about those who refuse to learn from history?

DC said...

You are right on, Sig. I am deeply troubled by this "KMA." I see no vital national interest ... none.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

By the way, isn't this take a Musloon to work day?

Let them eat bullets ....

Enquiring Minds Want to Know said...

We are infact arming the very same people who wish to kill us, and they very well may do so.
Libya is not a threat to us. We intervened for 'humanitarian reasons" .....

sig94 said...

John - it's amateur hour and idiot children are running the circus.

sig94 said...

DC - whenever politicians have to invent a new phrase to describe what they're doing, we should start building gibbets and braiding hemp.

sig94 said...

Odie - only if you work at Gitmo.

sig94 said...

Minds - AK47's and ammo doesn't bother me, the Mid East is lousy with it. Palestinian children wipe their asses with RPG's.

It's the surface-to-air missiles that scare me and the fact that 747's are not equipped with flares and chaff dispensers.

banned said...

Both sides have been watching too many Sergio Leone post apocapypse mayhem flicks in which all the bad guys chase around in pick up trucks fitted with machine guns and somehow manage to ride little motorbikes shooting each other up without falling off, quite clever really.

sig94 said...

banned - quite right.

Mad Mohammed and the Thunder Goat.

Kid said...

Right on, said the same thing myself.

Deborah Ann said...

Hi,

Someone by the name of Nickie Goomba joined my blog. Would that be you? There was no blog link attached to the icon, so I googled the name.

www.heavenlyhumor.blogspot.com

sig94 said...

Hello Deborah - Nickie was last seen heading north out of Vegas on US 15 with two Filipino showgirls and his collection of Frankie Valli 45's. He was laughing hysterically; something about wives 9 and 10 and Salt Lake City.

I am standing in while his probation officer is in detox. California, sheesh.

opit said...

You might be interested in the tacical analysis on fighting in Libya posted at Doug's Darkworld unitedcats.wordpress.com

Vital interests ? Are the proclamations of the Think Tank which appropiatedthe American Presidency still a 'conspiracy theory' when their plans have come to fruition ? I'm talking PNAC,of course.