http://www.debatepolitics.com/africa...vil-war-2.html (Libyan Civil War)
Look at post 12. Pretty sums up my views
The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again. - Alan Paton
Bach is the beginning and end of all music - Max Reger
It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us - Rorschach
Moderator's Warning: Earning my pay... 3 threads merged.
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Were the situations exactly the same?So sending troops in would be fine to deal with an internal conflict, but giving the rebels a nudge with some airstrikes isn't...
Last edited by Kandahar; 08-22-11 at 09:18 AM.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
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Dammit. I was hoping they'd have this morning.
Loyalists at Qaddafi compound hold off rebels - CBS News
Next up: Syria.
That now makes it Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya................
In the offing: Yemen, Iran, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, North Korea, etc, and one day, China and Russia.
This part of the world just needs to start over.
If someone had suggested this two years ago I'd have said they were crazy.
That's an amazing picture. All those people celebrating and waving the flag, and there isn't an actual resistance leader leading them.
Wow, some of the posts in this thread are... surprisingly obtuse and revisionistic. First, this is not "America's" war. It's the Libyan rebels' war. America isn't supporting the rebels. NATO is supporting the rebels. The charge to get NATO involved was led by France, Italy and Spain. Europe gets a big hunk of its oil from Libya, after all. America has conducted no trade whatsoever with Libya since the mid-80's. America is, however, a part of NATO, and agreed to lend its aid. This isn't "Obama's war" and it's a pretty damned desperate sign of partisian hackery on those who imply otherwise.
I'm pretty damned sick of reading all the "America killed Libyan civilians" crap. Were civilians possibly killed by NATO armaments? Yes. Were civilians being slaughtered by the thousands by Khadafi's troops? Most definitely. I hope Khadafi goes down, just like the 3 sons who have already been captured. I hope that the coming power vacuum isn't filled by yet another tyranical dictator. I hope Libyans get the freedoms they are seeking, but if they do, America will have had little to do with it. We didn't bleed for their freedoms. They did.