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    Recently coalition forces have been begun direct military action against Col Gaddifi’s regime. The international intervention by the united nations has been put down to the threat of civilians being killed by Col Gaddifi’s forces. This is of course a viable reason to intervene, but why really are we in so involved in Libya?
    The answer in simple; oil. The west’s demand for oil will only grow as prices sore and oil is running out. Libya holds the largest proven oil reserves in Africa. According to the 2008 BP Statistical Energy Survey, Libya had proved oil reserves of 41.464 billion barrels at the end of 2007. The question has to be asked is the U.N in Libya to secure oil for its own selfish purposes. Using Col Gaddifi’s inhumanity and madness as a way in.
    There is no doubt a huge problem in Libya, but how will it unravel. If Britain is in Libya for it’s oil should they be allowed to take it? NO
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    The answer in simple; oil.
    I don't find this to be enlightening. Why else would we be there? I don't mean to sound overly condescending, but do you think anyone doesn't already realise this?

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    The west’s demand for oil will only grow as prices sore and oil is running out.
    You don't understand basic economics.

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    The question has to be asked is the U.N in Libya to secure oil for its own selfish purposes.
    Really? You think this question needs to be asked? It's blindingly obvious to everyone else... OK. I'll answer your question. Yes.

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    There is no doubt a huge problem in Libya, but how will it unravel. If Britain is in Libya for it’s oil should they be allowed to take it? NO
    Hate to brake it to you buddy, but Britain has been benefiting from Libyan oil for some time now. BP do very well out of Libya.

    It's a nasty world out there pal.
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    Recently coalition forces have been begun direct military action against Col Gaddifi’s regime. The international intervention by the united nations has been put down to the threat of civilians being killed by Col Gaddifi’s forces. This is of course a viable reason to intervene, but why really are we in so involved in Libya?
    The answer in simple; oil. The west’s demand for oil will only grow as prices sore and oil is running out. Libya holds the largest proven oil reserves in Africa. According to the 2008 BP Statistical Energy Survey, Libya had proved oil reserves of 41.464 billion barrels at the end of 2007. The question has to be asked is the U.N in Libya to secure oil for its own selfish purposes. Using Col Gaddifi’s inhumanity and madness as a way in.
    There is no doubt a huge problem in Libya, but how will it unravel. If Britain is in Libya for it’s oil should they be allowed to take it? NO
    We already had large oil contracts in Libya why would we mess that up?

    And how can we get oil with no troops in the country
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    There is no 'hidden agenda'. They sided with the protestors, and then it seemed Qaddhafi would actually be able to beat them. If he did, he would surely have his revenge on the west (oil contracts?).

    Yemen gov. for example killed 50 unarmed civilians in one day, and the US said its 'tragic'. But they're still financially supporting the Yemeni government.
 
 
 
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