So United States is leading the coalition forces into Libya. Britain, France and Canada have fighter jets flying over Libya ensuring the "no-fly zone" is met by both rebel fighters and Gaddafi forces. The U.S however is in charge of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles to take out anti-aircraft installments around Libya. So far about ~110 missiles have been launched from submarines and warships along the coast.
But wait a second, wasn't it the U.S/France/Britain that are the reason Gaddafi is the man in charge? Actually, isn't it because of them, most of the middle east is in complete unrest?
Yes, indeed it was. Way back in 1919, and around there shorty after WWI, these nations decided to divvy up all the former territories of the Ottoman Empire (Middle East) because they knew of the economic possibilities that existed in this area. (OIL!!!!11) Now after choosing their favorite areas, they started installing their own leaders in the areas they took. Egypt got a nice British-installed king, Iran got a nice pro-British ruler, Iraq was involved too.
Now the Arab nations didn't exactly like this, so now we have a military coup in Egypt, which leads to Mubarak becoming ruler later on. Uprisings in Iran force the leader out and the imams become the supreme rulers. Today, Iran remains in control by the imams, and who could have guessed, they are violently anti-western. Iraq is then taken over by the Ba'ath part, which leads to Saddam Hussein becoming ruler, until the U.S came back and kicked him out.
The best part of it all though is that it was all done for oil, and none of the Western nations took a look at Saudi Arabia, simply because it was a sea of sand. Oops, they might of made a slight mistake on that one.
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