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Tripoli Is Not The End

Due in no small part to NATO support, support that remains up in the air to an extent, the Libyan rebels continue to advance, getting closer and closer to Tripoli. Allow me to continue my patented “rain on the parade” … Continue reading

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Air Strike And You’re Out

It remains unconfirmed (by trustworthy sources) but if the story is true, that a NATO air strike killed Gaddafi’s younger son Saif and some of his grandkids, it’s all sorts of bad. First and foremost, dead kids are not good. … Continue reading

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How Libya Continues

Because it isn’t just going to end. Options: The No Fly Zone ends or is not effective enough. The rebels are squeezed out of their strongholds and Ghaddafi goes on a killing spree. The previous status quo is put back … Continue reading

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Libya: Slouching Towards…Something

The intervention continues, as the coalition rains death from above and the rebels reverse their previously awful strategic position. Why is it that the west was ok with Gaddafi’s rule for decades, but it is only when the situation becomes … Continue reading

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Libya: A Growing Mess

This story of an American plane crashing in Libya – not due to enemy fire, but mechanical problems of all things – is very concerning and a gigantic example of what could go wrong. As it is, the intervention force has … Continue reading

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Changing NATO

NATO is changing and its coming 20 years after it should have happened. Since the fall of communism, NATO has found itself increasingly irrelevant, its role as a self-defence pact seen more as a disadvantage then an advantage. The problems: … Continue reading

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The AfPak Dominos

Let’s take a look at the line of dominos that are rapidly tumbling into one another in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region. We start with the situation: two countries, newly introduced to democracy with a substantial insurgent movement operating within their borders. … Continue reading

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