Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
And yes. I think it was good that the neighborhood took care of the problem arising from the unruly behavior of the dictator's subjects. And yes. I think it was right for Obama to give logistical support.
Last edited by MMC; 01-26-14 at 04:40 PM.
Heya Monte. It appears Egypt is closing up shop and taking their people with them now.
Egypt diplomats quit Libya after kidnappings......
Egypt's ambassador and his staff have left Libya for security reasons after the kidnapping of five of their colleagues, the foreign ministry said Sunday.
"The ambassador and more than 50 staff and diplomats of the Egyptian embassy left Tripoli on Saturday evening," ministry spokesman Saeed Lassoued told AFP.
The evacuation had been decided on security grounds, he said, as Libyan authorities worked to secure the release of the abducted diplomats.
Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani has implicitly linked the kidnappings to the arrest in Egypt on Friday of a prominent former Libyan rebel commander who fought in the 2011 uprising against Moamer Kadhafi.
Shaaban Hadeia, head of the Operations Centre of Libya's Thuwar (revolutionaries), was arrested in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
"We await an explanation from our Egyptian brothers on the accusations against Shaaban Hadeia," Marghani said late Saturday, while condemning the kidnappings as a "criminal act".
The foreign ministry, meanwhile, said it was in contact with Cairo requesting information on Hadeia and seeking his early release.....snip~
The moral of this story is...if you get posted to a Libyan Embassy...refuse it.
Also, whatever side 21'st century America picks in a civil war will either lose or be the wrong one.
Solution? Don't meddle in other countries internal affairs other then humanitarian efforts...unless a major genocide is taking place (like in Rwanda, where that coward Clinton actually removed troops from back in '94).
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."