GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12950 posts, RR: 79 Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3569 times:
I'd venture that if it's international legal cover that is the factor, any crew bailing out over Libya are in rather better than with Iraq in 2003.
Troops? I really do not see any prospect of Western troops - it's just too politically toxic, too much overstretch.
Peacekeepers from the 'brethren' of those in Libya from that region, would make sense, however history shows............
bikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1895 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3544 times:
The Geneva Convention does not protect a pilot against an angry Mob.
So the best thing for the pilot is to bail out in an isolated area and hope to be picked up before Mob gets em. The second best is to be picked up by friendly civilians. The third best is to be picked up by the Libyan Government. The pilot is worth more alive as a propaganda tool. Face time in front of "the Press" will protect the captured pilot more than anything the Geneva Convention can offer.