Is there an ulterior motive to providing air support to Libya?

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  1. andrewwilliams63 profile image60
    andrewwilliams63posted 6 years ago

    Is there an ulterior motive to providing air support to Libya?

    After all it would certainly appear the we are not there to protect civilians.

  2. iskra1916 profile image61
    iskra1916posted 6 years ago

    Of course. The short answer is a three letter word - OIL!

  3. terrektwo profile image83
    terrektwoposted 6 years ago

    Other than getting on the governments good side I can't see any, Muammar Gaddafi much like Hosni Mubarak played nice with the US not sure what the US has to gain by throwing them to the wolves.

  4. moiragallaga profile image83
    moiragallagaposted 6 years ago

    The ulterior motive is "national interest." When countries act in the global arena, on issues beyond its borders, ensuing actions are always done in pursuit of "national interest."

  5. Phil The Gain profile image64
    Phil The Gainposted 6 years ago

    No doubt there is.  Please let these other countries revolutions play out without U.S.A.'s involvement.  Since when does the U.S. government really care about civilians in foreign countries.  They don't even care about the civilians in our own country.

  6. Jonesy0311 profile image60
    Jonesy0311posted 6 years ago

    Of course. My first guess is "national interest" as others have mentioned. This translates to oil or other natural resources as well as securing the area for big corporations. While they are in there, perhaps they will blow up all of the buildings where the CIA-Libya documents are held.

  7. AngelTrader profile image61
    AngelTraderposted 6 years ago

    Along with military personal one of the first people sent in by the French was a senior employee of Total, the French oil company. This was never a humanitarian operation, which will be borne out by UK and French oil companies carving the country up.

    Of course the Americans will be in the background as after all Gaddafi made the mistake of planning to use gold not only as a new currency but as a means of buying and selling oil and the US has to protect the dollar, as world reserve currency!


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