haha my apologies, by all means Mr. Mod, merge the threads.
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anyone here fluent in arabic, BBC Arabic radio has brilliant coverage from Libya. they are interviewing people in Tripoli. very emotional.
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Let's not forget that just a year ago, our rapprochement with Libya was being heralded as a great success story, because it demonstrated that a pariah could give up his WMDs and rejoin the international community. Now we turned against him at the first opportunity. That lesson has certainly not been lost on America's other (more important) enemies; Kim Jong-il has reportedly cited Gaddafi's naivete as an example of why the United States can never be trusted. NATO certainly wouldn't have ****ed with Gaddafi if he had biological weapons he could drop on Italy.
Good for the people of Libya for getting rid of him and I wish them the best...but it's hard for me to see how our involvement was a net positive.
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Hopefully Qadaffi will be gone soon but i still do not support the US involvement in this at all...
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I couldnt care less about this. Its just a shift of one type of 3rd world community to another 3rd world community. Both savages for the most part and in no way makes the world any better. Im sure they will bitch about the US too even after we give them money.
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This is good news. I'm glad it ended up with victory on the rebels' side, even if it did take long. If it was the other way around and the rebels were squashed that would be terrible and I'm glad it ended up with good news. This means a democratic government and better life for the Libyan people, I'm sure no one will miss Gaddafi.
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I seem to remember clearly you advocating intervention i Cote Divoire.
QUOTE=Kandahar;1059185892]The United States should send troops into Cote D'Ivoire if necessary. It would cost us virtually nothing, the troops wouldn't have to be there more than a couple months, and they would have a clear mission: to help establish the legitimately elected government. This is exactly the kind of situation where we should be more willing to deploy our military.[/QUOTE]
Libya is still very much tribal, and women are still disproportionately shunned out from society as objects to men's discretion.
So whether or not this is good news is relative.
The undeniable case here is that the international coalition was a success - this should be the model of how countries intervene - balancing the military power in favor of popular stance rather than go it alone cowboy silliness.
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