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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

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    Does anyone have any info on how to ensure yet another corrupt politician doesn't replace Gaddafi?
    As opposed to an honest politician. Isn't that an oxymoron?

    Does the White House have a strategy that seems practical?
    I doubt it, and I hope not. It's really not our concern.
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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    As opposed to an honest politician. Isn't that an oxymoron?



    I doubt it, and I hope not. It's really not our concern.
    I can understand and appreciate your prior statement, but for the latter I'm skeptical. If it is true that the Muslim Brotherhood wants to assume a leadership position, is it really impractical to think they might try to attack America with such newfound power/ability? Hasn't the Muslim Brotherhood attacked us before?

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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    The Muslim Brotherhood isn't even the main motivating source behind the rebels, stop with the conspiracy theories.
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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    The Muslim Brotherhood isn't even the main motivating source behind the rebels, stop with the conspiracy theories.
    I don't have enough knowledg to say it is or isn't a conspiracy theory.

    They may, they may not. Some evidence sure would help, though.

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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I don't have enough knowledg to say it is or isn't a conspiracy theory.

    They may, they may not. Some evidence sure would help, though.
    Do you have a wit of evidence to way that it is?
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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Do you have a wit of evidence to way that it is?
    Do you have a "wit" of evidence to say that it isn't? To me, I understand there are different sides of the story. It's not in my nature to completely dismiss something as not even possible even though there are a large group of people who seemto think otherwise. As it stands, I'll not make any rush judgments until either side provides sufficient evidence to tip the scales.

    It would be interesting to see what evidence Reg puts up to help his case.
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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I can understand and appreciate your prior statement, but for the latter I'm skeptical. If it is true that the Muslim Brotherhood wants to assume a leadership position, is it really impractical to think they might try to attack America with such newfound power/ability? Hasn't the Muslim Brotherhood attacked us before?
    Not to my knowledge. But it's important to keep in mind that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a powerful organization working on a sinister plot behind the scenes. It's just a collection of people...some conservative Islamists, some mainstream Islamists, and some who aren't Islamists at all but simply like being part of the group for whatever reason. Furthermore, I have seen no indication that it's played a large role in Libya up to this point. In fact the conflict has been conspicuously secular in nature...I don't believe it would be possible for that many people to simply hide their true motives if they had something else in mind. And finally, even if the Muslim Brotherhood did come to power in Libya...meh. I see no reason to think it would be the end of the world. Libya deserves to have its chance at democracy just like anyone else. That probably won't happen overnight; it will probably be one step forward and one step backward for a while. But that's OK. That's the only way democracies can evolve.
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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Where are the Islamist democracies in the middle east, anyway?

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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

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    Where are the Islamist democracies in the middle east, anyway?
    There aren't any democracies in the Arab world period, secular or otherwise. Lebanon and Iraq have the contours of democracy, but even there the people don't truly have much say in who leads them. Hopefully that will soon change with Tunisia, Egypt, and possibly Jordan holding free and fair elections...but whether the government that emerges is secular or Islamist shouldn't really be our main concern. It's far more important that the government that emerges is stable, committed to democracy, at peace internally and with its neighbors, and is able to get its economy back on track.
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    Re: Gaddafi killed as Libya's revolt claims hometown

    Oh, excellent. I'm glad that whole thing's done with. Now if only they can manage to actually hold their country together.
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