Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links
Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime.
Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links - Telegraph
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Maybe we should go back to when the Iran-Contra affair happened and walk through what actually happened during the Reagan years to the present. I remember the Beirut bombing and after that we got sucked into the problems of the middle east. And remember in those days we were not living in the police state we find ourselves in today.
Foreign policy is very difficult, it involves diplomacy but requires the implied threat of punitive action at the exact same time. I know if I were in a position in D.C. requiring global decisions the appointment of Secretary of State and other ambassadors would be my most difficult, and they would be my most vetted positions because of the balancing act t requires.That's one of the problems with foreign policy. Whenever something interesting or important happens, you suddenly have a swarm of experts who probably couldn't identify a country on a map or name more than two actors in a given conflict. The rest of the time it's a little boring, and there's no one new to talk with.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.