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  •  But they seem to be a minority of two (3+ / 0-)
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    decembersue, Dunvegan, Picot verde

    With the bulk of the Armed Forces being good Germans and "just following orders" - not a good sign.  

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 11:29:51 AM PST

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    •  They may be shooting into the ocean. (2+ / 0-)
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      Navy Vet Terp, Dunvegan

      All they need to do is fly around until their fuel is spent and it's a job well done, as far as anyone knows.

      "It's too soon to tell". Mao, when asked about the consequences of the French Revolution.

      by Inland on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 11:31:28 AM PST

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    •  The bulk of the LAF ... (3+ / 0-)
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      PeterHug, alizard, Dunvegan

      ... there are far more reports of ground units defecting to the protestors, though as far as I can tell mostly in eastern Libya, but its difficult to get any read at all on how widespread that is.

      Still, with widespread militia training, if there were anti-aircraft weapons in the supply depots that have been taken by the insurrection, that could possibly cool the ardor of the LAF pilots ~ strafing protesters and flying into a defended position require two quite different types of commitment.

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      by BruceMcF on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 11:57:59 AM PST

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