Really Mr cameron - what will we react with, or are you just standing beside Obama and letting him commit?
Why do we need to act? for the last 200 years the British have "acted" - read that as pushing its finest young men into danger.
We ended Thuggery, put down the slave trade, intorduced democracy, ended despitic rule and bought law and order to two thirds of the world. All it got us was a shedload of hate from a bunch of ungrateful assholes.
Let them knock themselves around. Introduce new laws to stop any refugees from the conflict arriving in the UK, then sit back with popcorn and watch them go at it. In fact, sell them some of the tools of the trade, but be fair and sell to both sides.
Trust me, we will get more thanks for keeping out of it.
Let us not lie to ourselves, I suspect that posters on this board could name 10 battalions of infantry that are currently not committed to operations (be it actually deployed or warned off to deploy), equally there will be a number of support arms and service support arms in a similar position.
Dont you mean FRACTIONS? The ability to do basic maths to realise we dont have the assets would be nice.
Naval/air support miht be a problem until 2020...
And those who are saying 'Where is Obama?'
Cameron by these atrocities is setting himself up for intervention, preparing the ground. If the rebels had manged to do the job then fine, but they haven't and western governments have come out in support of the rebels so what would they say or do if Gadaffi regains control?
Nope they have to make sure he goes but that democracy reigns and the islamics don't control the oil or take over a country on the opposite side of the med to us.
Just as they successfully did in Iraq.