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(Guardian)   Anti-Gaddafi Government might be running out of money   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 34
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2011-04-12 08:30:10 AM
Tell me again, what's this all about?
 
2011-04-12 08:36:07 AM
Heh, I see what you did there.
 
2011-04-12 08:36:51 AM
What about the other government - how are they doing?
 
2011-04-12 08:36:53 AM
If both sides run out of money, does that mean there will be no more fighting?
 
2011-04-12 08:38:19 AM

spentmiles: Tell me again, what's this all about?


Giving you something to be smug about since Bush is out of office.
 
2011-04-12 08:38:39 AM

spentmiles: Tell me again, what's this all about?


When a mommy country and a daddy county love each other very much and decide to have a baby country..
 
2011-04-12 08:40:58 AM
They'll just glare at each other and exchange harsh letters just prior to the coffee being served.
 
2011-04-12 08:41:37 AM
From the same paper, no less. Well done, subby/mods!

/Echo
 
2011-04-12 08:41:55 AM
Wenzday: If both sides run out of money, does that mean there will be no more fighting?

Nah, look at how many TRILLIONS in debt the U.S. is in and we are involved in not 1, not 2, but 3 wars at the same time.
 
2011-04-12 08:42:09 AM

spentmiles: Tell me again, what's this all about?


Captain Blackadder: You see, Baldrick, in order to prevent war in Europe, two superblocs developed: us, the French and the Russians on one side, and the Germans and Austro-Hungary on the other. The idea was to have two vast opposing armies, each acting as the other's deterrent. That way there could never be a war.
Private Baldrick: But, this is a sort of a war, isn't it, sir?
Captain Blackadder: Yes, that's right. You see, there was a tiny flaw in the plan.
Private Baldrick: What was that, sir?
Captain Blackadder: It was bollocks.
 
2011-04-12 08:42:22 AM
The rebels cannot sustain their offensive. They've been repeatedly beaten back by the opposition's superior forces. Their only hope is to surrender, beg for mercy, and face their executions like men.
 
2011-04-12 08:49:42 AM
Sounds like they are having the same problem our government is having.. cant pay bills. HA

/amirite
//waitwhut
 
2011-04-12 08:52:54 AM
spentmiles Quote 2011-04-12 08:30:10 AM
Tell me again, what's this all about?


No idea. But judging from the Fark threads on this in the past couple of weeks, it's apparently the fashionable war of the season.
 
2011-04-12 08:53:29 AM

Oldiron_79: Wenzday: If both sides run out of money, does that mean there will be no more fighting?

Nah, look at how many TRILLIONS in debt the U.S. is in and we are involved in not 1, not 2, but 3 wars at the same time.


Yeah, but you've got people willing to lend to you at ridiculously cheap rates. Would you do the same to Libya?
 
2011-04-12 08:54:07 AM

Wenzday: If both sides run out of money, does that mean there will be no more fighting?


first we have to print the money, then we give them the money, then we make the money selling them weapons.

tony montana
 
2011-04-12 08:54:58 AM
In other news, I'm running out of money.
 
2011-04-12 08:55:33 AM

spentmiles: The rebels cannot sustain their offensive. They've been repeatedly beaten back by the opposition's superior forces. Their only hope is to surrender, beg for mercy, and face their executions like men.


I think at this point their plan is to hope Qaddafi runs out of money before they do.

Their soldiers are undisciplined rabble, their strategy is nonexistent besides "get 'em!", and their equipment is the castoffs and scraps of their enemy.
 
2011-04-12 08:58:09 AM
I'm sure the great leader of the USA can send them some kinetic money.... after all, America is flush with cash now.
 
2011-04-12 09:01:05 AM
Got a war? Need money? WE GOT CASH! Your oil rights mean you fight! You tell us how much you need and we'll bring it by the empty oil tanker full. You take the cash and we take the oil. No credit check! No retaliatory bombing! We report your good credit to the IMF!

Call now! نحن نتكلم العربية
 
2011-04-12 09:08:47 AM
Hmm, I wonder what kind of deals the Libyan Rebels could get for money if they were willing to trade nicely on their sovereignty.

I mean, the French (and I think the Italians) recognize them as the legitimate government of Libya, and the Libyan ambassador to the UN supports the Rebel Government.

So, some nice deals for "flag of convenience" ship registries, offshore data havens, very generous corporate legal code to encourage multi-national corporations to set up shop there, offshore swiss-style banking, maybe selling some titles and honors, become a non-extradition state and let various scoundrels, fugitive CEO's and wanted war criminals pay handsomely for beachfront real estate and a promise to never be extradited, and promise generous sweetheart deals to the oil companies when this is all over for some money up front.

Plenty of money for a sovereign state with some mineral wealth and beaches on the Mediterranean Sea that's willing to totally whore itself out.
 
2011-04-12 09:14:40 AM

Silverstaff: Hmm, I wonder what kind of deals the Libyan Rebels could get for money if they were willing to trade nicely on their sovereignty.

I mean, the French (and I think the Italians) recognize them as the legitimate government of Libya, and the Libyan ambassador to the UN supports the Rebel Government.

So, some nice deals for "flag of convenience" ship registries, offshore data havens, very generous corporate legal code to encourage multi-national corporations to set up shop there, offshore swiss-style banking, maybe selling some titles and honors, become a non-extradition state and let various scoundrels, fugitive CEO's and wanted war criminals pay handsomely for beachfront real estate and a promise to never be extradited, and promise generous sweetheart deals to the oil companies when this is all over for some money up front.

Plenty of money for a sovereign state with some mineral wealth and beaches on the Mediterranean Sea that's willing to totally whore itself out.


so THAT'S what Weldon was doing over there.
 
2011-04-12 09:15:18 AM
since our politicians clearly know how to use our own money better than ourselves, i'm sure they will think of a way to take, er... tax more of our money and send it overseas to help...for "the greater good", of course.
 
2011-04-12 09:18:29 AM
When the rebels run out of money, the UN will give them some cash/gold/weapons to continue the civil war prevent civilian casualties.
 
2011-04-12 09:24:44 AM

spentmiles: The rebels cannot sustain their offensive. They've been repeatedly beaten back by the opposition's superior forces. Their only hope is to surrender, beg for mercy, and face their executions like men.


I take back what I said in the other thread. I now see what your cunning scheme was.

Can we just let Gaddafi crush them, drive them before him, and hear the lamentation of their women already?
 
2011-04-12 09:26:15 AM

Silverstaff:

Their soldiers are undisciplined rabble, their strategy is nonexistent besides "get 'em!", and their equipment is the castoffs and scraps of their enemy.


Those were the initial rebels. They actually told the defected military "stand back, we got this" until about a week ago.

Now the military is on the front lines, and most of the rebels have been assigned to guard the taken cities. The anti-ghaddafi army doesn't allow the press to hang out with them, so we don't hear as much about them.
 
2011-04-12 09:37:40 AM

RevCarter:
Now the military is on the front lines, and most of the rebels have been assigned to guard the taken cities. The anti-ghaddafi army doesn't allow the press to hang out with them, so we don't hear as much about them.


Yeah, after so many years of no free press the civvies hadn't developed the level of controlled information for a war.
 
2011-04-12 09:56:19 AM
This just in:

War is expensive.
 
2011-04-12 10:10:14 AM
This reminds me of the time Mali and Burkina Faso went to war. Burkina Faso somehow managed to get a bomb into a plane, but they didn't have very much gas so they just dropped it on the first town they came to across the border. After 5 or 6 days, neither side had any money left so they just stopped fighting and went back to their business (eg, picking sorghum).
 
2011-04-12 10:58:37 AM
I don't think the rebels will last the week.
 
2011-04-12 11:04:18 AM

SnarfVader: I don't think the rebels will last the week.


They'll last, that's the only thing they can do. They can't take and hold ground, and neither can the loyalists, because of NATO protection of Benghazi. It's an internationally enforced stalemate.
 
2011-04-12 11:13:36 AM
The mid-east democracy drive kinda fizzled out.
 
2011-04-12 11:24:09 AM

Wenzday: If both sides run out of money, does that mean there will be no more fighting?


If a Shaolin monk runs out of money in the forest, does he know kung fu?
 
2011-04-12 01:05:08 PM

Wenzday: If both sides run out of money, does that mean there will be no more fighting?


not until they run out of bullets and GRAD missiles

then they'll fight with swords.

then the Gaddafi Army will find some way to flee because they're not getting paid
 
2011-04-12 05:10:24 PM

Thats No Moose: From the same paper, no less. Well done, subby/mods!

/Echo


Like I said in the other thread: posted 10 minutes apart. The Guardian knew what it was doing.
 
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