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  •  from what I'm hearing, (1+ / 0-)
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    PeterHug

    "implementing a no-fly zone" is a very difficult task.

    They first have to bomb the Lybian air-force to smithereens, which amounts to an act of war by another nation.  Most nations (ours?) have rules against this, so the process must have the backing of the legislatures of the invading nation.

    Then after the airforce is bombed to hell, only then can they keep the skies clear.


    Emo's Prayer - "Lord, please break the laws of the universe for my convenience" - Emo Philips

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 05:17:38 AM PST

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    •  Recognize the government in Benghazi (3+ / 0-)
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      as the legitimate Libyan government, let them request the no-fly zone, and go from there.

      •  the council in benghazi has called for a (1+ / 0-)
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        no fly zone. more than once. but it would be simpler to send in a couple of missiles to take out gaddafi's military installations, and deny him use of tanks, weapons and planes. these outposts are removed from populated areas.

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      "implementing a no-fly zone" is a very difficult task.

      the surface-to-air missiles array gaddafi is said to have is 35 years old or more. odds are the system is obsolete.

      the no fly zone we implemented in iraq were illegal. it wasn't sanctioned by the UN.

      we do lots of things that are outside the law (rendition, torture, indefinite detention, etc.) for once, can't we do so in the interest of saving innocent lives?

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