Posts Tagged ‘wars with Muslim countries’

SHOULD THE COALITION GO AFTER GADHAFI PERSONALLY?

March 22, 2011

General Carter Ham. U.S.  c ommander in Libya says air attacks are likely to taper off.  He adds that he has no orders to capture, kill or oust Colonel Gadhafi.  The US is on ly over Libya to protect civilians from Gadhafi’s guns.

But wait a minute.  President Obama says Gadhafi must go.  So does Stephen Harper.  But what better way to get rid of him than to take him out.  Which is exactly what the British tried to do in one of the bombing waves.  The missile was intended to kill Gadhafi.  It destroyed a building in his fortified compound.

If Gadhafi is allowed to carry on he will be at the centre of a civil war that could go on for years.

What better way to make him go than to target him either for killing or capture.

Should the coalition go after Gadhafi personaaly?

What do you think?

SHOULD OBAMA BE IN RIO?

March 21, 2011

Should the most powerful man in the world be traipsing around South America and enjoying the flesh pots of Rio de Janiero. Remember Obama is commander-in-chief, he heads the world most powerful economy, he is a world-class orator, he is president and head of state.
Remember too what is on his desk in the Oval Office.

He is running two wars against Muslim states, he has begun another war against Libya. Japan, one of great allies, is crumbling and he is nowehere to to be found when it comes to the debt crisis.

Is this anyway to run a railroad?

An official from the White House said this was a business trip. Do you know of any businessman who takes his wife, two little children and his mother-in-law on a business trip. Give me a break!

Obama is paid to lead?

Where is the leadership when he is on another continent?

Should Obama be in Rio?

What do you think?

CAN LIBYA BE HELPED?

March 18, 2011

After a delay of several weeks, the United Nations has authorized military intervention to help the rebels and unarmed civilians in Libya.  Prime Minister David Cameron says NATO planes will be in the air in a matter of hours.   Canada is sending six CF-18s – last in action in 1999 in Serbia.  Also we are sending 200 air personnel.

But is it already too late? 

Col. Gadhafi is shelling and strafing the last of the tattered rebels in Tobruk and Bhengazi.  In fact I don’t think we even know who these rebels are – are they friend or foe.

No wonder President Obama is taking a hands-off approach and taking a lot of heat for it.  Some Republicans charge he can’t make up his mind about Libya.  But he has made up his mind.  He has decided to stay out.  U.S. wars in two other Muslim states are enough.

Fox news reports that Hillary Clinton is so upset with Obama’s dithering that she is pulling her hair out and is thinking about resigning.

Meanwhile Obama and his family are jetting off to Rio for a little R&R.  Is that politically dumb?

What’s the bottom line here.  What do you wager that after the no-fly zone has come and gone. the mad Col. Gadhafi will still be in power in Tripoli?

Should Canada be sending planes and manpower?  Why?  What strategic interest do we have over there?

Should the United States stay out?

Is there any chance at this late stage that Libya can be helped?  If not it’s a fool’s errand.

Can Libya be helped?

What do you think?

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