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CAPNBIL
05-15-2006, 10:51 AM
Lybia's Ghadafi, the evil driving force in bringing down PAN AM's flight over Scotland, killing many americans, is now no longer on our list of terrorist state sponsors. Might have something to do with our thirst for oil, perhaps. If there is any doubt about what drives our foreign policy, that should clinch it. Rumsfelds famous handshake with Saddam back in the Reagan era, contrasted with the regime change in our current adventure, was an early clue. The world watches and draws its own conclusions. CAPNBIL

paladin
05-15-2006, 11:19 AM
aw gee....The downing of the Pan Am flight couldn't have been in retaliation of an assassination attempt on Khaddafi, could it......

geeman
05-15-2006, 11:59 AM
Shrub's just adding to our ever growing list of friends,,until the next time,,

Victor
05-15-2006, 12:05 PM
Qhaddafi hasn't done much since Reagan attacked him in, when was it, 82? Killed one of his sons they say. Perhaps Bush could have learned a thing or two about how to deal with an arrogant dictator. Libya is also busy building a huge pipeline from an aquifer they found under the desert, which should significantly improve their economy. Perhaps Qhadaffi decided he has better things to do than support terrorism. If we had invaded Libya things might be different.

John of Phoenix
05-15-2006, 12:45 PM
On 15 April–16 April, 1986, U.S. warplanes launched a series of military strikes from British bases called Operation El Dorado Canyon — the first U.S. military strikes from Britain since World War II — against Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya, in retaliation for the bombing 10 days earlier of a Berlin nightclub used by U.S. soldiers, which had killed three and injured 230. (Gaddafi had, in turn, ordered the Berlin bombing in revenge for the sinking of two Libyan boats by the United States in the Gulf of Sirte at the end of March.)

A 15-month-old girl said to have been Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's adopted daughter was killed and two of his sons were injured. Gaddafi himself was the main target but, although several bombs exploded near his tent, he was not harmed. In all, at least 15 civilians died in the attacks, together with an unknown number of Libyan military personnel.

Two US pilots KIA.

Wikepedia.com

Tristan
05-15-2006, 12:54 PM
New friends! Hooray, let's give them weapons! (later, when they ain't our friends any more let's kill them).

John of Phoenix
05-15-2006, 12:58 PM
I'd forgotten about this...


On May 29, 2002, Libya offered up to $2.7 billion to settle claims by the families of the 270 killed in the Lockerbie bombing, representing US$10 million per family. The Libyan offer meant that:

1. 40% of the money would be released when United Nations sanctions – suspended in 1999 – were cancelled;
2. another 40% when U.S. trade sanctions were lifted; and,
3. the final 20% when the U.S. State Department removed Libya from its list of states sponsoring terrorism.

The U.S. Secretary of State seemed pleased at the press conference today. Hmmm?

Victor
05-15-2006, 01:02 PM
86. Well, how bout it? Isn't it this a victory in the war on terror? And we got to use the Air Force too, whoopee!

Bob Adams
05-15-2006, 01:14 PM
And Navy. Coral Sea participated in that raid.

John of Phoenix
05-15-2006, 01:24 PM
April 15 no less. "Your tax dollars at work."
Raygun always had a flair for irony.

"US and Lybia kiss and make up after almost three decades of fighting."

How did this happen without an invasion? Why?

More importantly, can they do it elsewhere?

Mrleft8
05-15-2006, 09:30 PM
I'm guessing that "W" said: "We can pardon Libby eh? Let's do it!" And some of Cheney's guys just jumped all over it....

Joe (SoCal)
05-15-2006, 09:42 PM
New friends! Hooray, let's give them weapons! (later, when they ain't our friends any more let's kill them).

Hey I got an idea lets give them the guns we just took away from Venezuela cause they were not doing enough on the war with terrrism.... and give them to ummmmmm terrrist in Libya :rolleyes:

Yea this makes senses ??????? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Mrleft8
05-15-2006, 09:46 PM
That's "the war on Tourism" in Venezuela Joe.....