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Should our government send in military flights to help the British nationals working for Oil companies in Libya?

I imagine these folk are earning quite a nice packet. Why the F*** else would you want to go to Libya? Therefore, why should the government help them out?

They made the choice to go there. Isn't that why the rewards 'can' be high working out in despot countries like this, as you balance the rewards against the potential risk?

Is this a rather nasty question I'm posing, or does it carry some weight?

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Should our government send in military flights to help the British nationals working for Oil companies in Libya?

I imagine these folk are earning quite a nice packet. Why the F*** else would you want to go to Libya? Therefore, why should the government help them out?

They made the choice to go there. Isn't that why the rewards 'can' be high working out in despot countries like this, as you balance the rewards against the potential risk?

Is this a rather nasty question I'm posing, or does it carry some weight?

I was thinking the same thing. Stuck in the middle of a desert due to them wanting to earn shit loads of money ? Surely the oil companies could do the job ? I am sure they hire private military operations all over the place.

Although if push comes to shove it would be nice to think your countries Government would come in and do the job. But only as a last resort IMO.

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Should our government send in military flights to help the British nationals working for Oil companies in Libya?

I imagine these folk are earning quite a nice packet. Why the F*** else would you want to go to Libya? Therefore, why should the government help them out?

They made the choice to go there. Isn't that why the rewards 'can' be high working out in despot countries like this, as you balance the rewards against the potential risk?

Is this a rather nasty question I'm posing, or does it carry some weight?

Another example of that old HPC matra, privatise the profits - socialise the losses.

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I can see your point, why should the taxpayer foot the bill? Still, they are human beings.

You mean they are British Human Beings? The poor sods getting murdered by Gadaffi's rent a mob are human beings too.

I just find it annoying when folk pick and choose when they love the mother country. There was a chap on BBC news 24 earlier, that is currently stuck in the desert, moaning about the slow government response and I had no sympathy for him. Maybe that makes me a c**t.

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You mean they are British Human Beings? The poor sods getting murdered by Gadaffi's rent a mob are human beings too.

I just find it annoying when folk pick and choose when they love the mother country. There was a chap on BBC news 24 earlier, that is currently stuck in the desert, moaning about the slow government response and I had no sympathy for him. Maybe that makes me a c**t.

If I was caught in one of these situations I would expect the government to arrange my rescue no the fllowing grounds.

1, I have not knowingly put myself in a dangerous situation.

2, I am not engaged in a for profit activityin a potentially hazardous environment.

Now some charity workers do the first but if it is genuine charity work, and not the MI5 sort, then fair enough rescue them. If you're on holiday bill the insurance company.

If you are engaged in any for profit activity then you should still be entitled to a state rescue but should be billed for it upon your safe return. If you die mid rescue, bill the next of kin. If you are there because you are employed by a company, they pick up the tab.

The government has to do the rescuing though.

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I must admit that I thought the same about the private security workers and contractors that got kidnapped and or killed in Iraq.

The news was constantly about them and their families. Sad but they knew the risks and took the job for the cash. If they really cared about their kids then they wouldnt have taken the fking job in the first place. Hard to care about those that are basically working as mercs.

I suppose oil workers in Libya are a little different but they have no right to b1tch about their situation. I do think that the oil companies should have more exit strategies in place though and take more responsibility for evacing staff - maybe the government should bill the oil companies for transporting their staff out.

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Is it safe for us to land planes there in the middle of what amounts to a civil war? Are both warring parties simply going to let planes land, refuel, load up with passengers (after going through security, passports checked etc. :rolleyes: ) ?

Or should the British Army simply try and land somewhere even if in a hostile situation and get whomever on board and take off, fingers crossed?

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what the government can realistically do in this sort of situation? Perhaps a person calling for 'Cameron to do more' can enlighten me? :huh:

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Should our government send in military flights to help the British nationals working for Oil companies in Libya?

Our government should be very clear on the responsibilities of the oil companies towards employees and contractors.

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