Doomstead Diner Menu => Geopolitics => Topic started by: agelbert on May 10, 2013, 02:33:42 PM

Title: Libyan "chickens" coming home to "roost"
Post by: agelbert on May 10, 2013, 02:33:42 PM
The cost to the USA of the Libyan "intervention" was about a billion $. At the link you will see an infographic bragging about what  A "GREAT DEAL"  it was because it cost so much less than Iraq... ::)

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/01/24/410150/chart-cost-of-wa-iraq-libya/ (http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/01/24/410150/chart-cost-of-wa-iraq-libya/)

Today's NEWS:

11 May 2013 3:36 AM


Western powers reduce diplomatic staff in Libya

Western powers, concerned by continuing political instability in Libya and galvanised by a recent car bombing at the French embassy, are reducing their diplomatic staffs in Tripoli and warning citizens about visiting the country.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world (http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world)

Oh YEAH... That worked out JUST GREAT... NOT! :emthdown:

And then cutting a Billion $ out of Medicare is OH, SO IMPORTANT because we have to cut down on the deficit, don'tcha know? ???
Title: Re: Libyan "chickens" coming home to "roost"
Post by: ross on May 14, 2013, 01:54:42 AM
And...Benghazi is now contested by Jihadis, or, as some might call them: locals preferring self-determination.

The Arab Spring: either secular humanist liberal feminist regimes or drone strikes.
Title: Re: Libyan "chickens" coming home to "roost"
Post by: Petty Tyrant on May 14, 2013, 05:23:30 PM
And...Benghazi is now contested by Jihadis, or, as some might call them: locals preferring self-determination.

The Arab Spring: either secular humanist liberal feminist regimes or drone strikes.

 :emthup: could not agree more ross.
Title: Re: Libyan "chickens" coming home to "roost"
Post by: Snowleopard on May 14, 2013, 05:59:34 PM
The cost to the USA of the Libyan "intervention" was about a billion $. At the link you will see an infographic bragging about what  A "GREAT DEAL"  it was because it cost so much less than Iraq... ::)

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/01/24/410150/chart-cost-of-wa-iraq-libya/ (http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/01/24/410150/chart-cost-of-wa-iraq-libya/)

Today's NEWS:

11 May 2013 3:36 AM


Western powers reduce diplomatic staff in Libya

Western powers, concerned by continuing political instability in Libya and galvanised by a recent car bombing at the French embassy, are reducing their diplomatic staffs in Tripoli and warning citizens about visiting the country.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world (http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world)

Oh YEAH... That worked out JUST GREAT... NOT! :emthdown:

And then cutting a Billion $ out of Medicare is OH, SO IMPORTANT because we have to cut down on the deficit, don'tcha know? ???

It was obviously a great bargain for whomever looted Libya's gold.  Libya had 143 tons of declared gold reserve valued @ ~$6 billion when the country fell in 2011.