Let The Arab League Supply And Fund a “No Fly Zone” in Libya

The Arab League has announced they support a United Nations or United States implementation of a “No Fly  Zone” over Libya. It is my belief the Arab League can do the ‘No Fly Zone ” themselves. Let us look at the Facts:  

  • The Arab Nations have more than sufficient Funds from the sale of Oil to fund the Operation
  • The United Arab Emirates could supply several Squadrons of fighter jets. One of US made F 16s and the other the French Mirage fighter.
  • The Saudi’s could deploy a couple of F15 squadrons
  • The Egyptians have several F16 squadrons in Western Egypt
  • The Saudi’s have an AWAC ( US made the plane for Command and Control) 
  • The Saudi’s have unmanned aircraft for recon operations
  • The Saudi’s have refueling Aircraft to support the jets for in air refueling
  • The Egyptians and could supply Apache LongBow helicopter Gunships, Blackhawk, and Chinook helicopters for search and rescue missions
  • This give the Arab League in excess of 120 aircraft to accomplish the mission
  • The Arab states have the Cruise missiles and other smart weapons to take out the Libyan anti – aircraft units
  • The Libyan Air Force is made up of aging Cold War Soviet Jets ( SU-22, Mig-21 and Mig-23) , 1 operational Mirage F-1, and some 30 helicopter Gunships. 

 In short these is no reason, financially or equipment wise the Arab League could not accomplish the ‘No Fly Zone Mission” on their own . At best, the US and European Allies could provide logistical back up as necessary.

If the US jumps into this battle , we need to remember because

2012 is coming!!!!

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About billmoore353

Retired LTC- USAR Former HS Principal- John A. Holmes HS in Edenton, NC Former HS Principal- Roosevelt HS in Yonkers, NY
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