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    Re: U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya Amid Clashes

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Yep, another example where US interference has produced instability. On the 27th of May the State Department advised all US citizens to leave the country, and now this.
    Last edited by Montecresto; 07-26-14 at 11:40 AM.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya Amid Clashes

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yep, another example where US interference has produced instability.
    meh.... The instability was already present.

    The U.S. presence not improving stability is disappointingly accurate... IMO

    A few too many years of poor foreign policy and the present U.S. admin is the match on the fuse. I would like to think a different admin may have done better but it might have been worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    meh.... The instability was already present.

    The U.S. presence not improving stability is disappointingly accurate... IMO

    A few too many years of poor foreign policy and the present U.S. admin is the match on the fuse. I would like to think a different admin may have done better but it might have been worse.

    Good day to you M

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    Mornin Thom, from the opening of the embassy there in 2006 we never had to evacuate our embassy. Gaddafi provided a stability that has been shaky sense his death, same with Mubarak, Hussein and Assad.
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    Re: U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya Amid Clashes

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yep, another example where US interference has produced instability. On the 27th of May the State Department advised all US citizens to leave the country, and now this.
    The US and other Western countries can lead a horse to water but they can't force it to drink.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    The US and other Western countries can lead a horse to water but they can't force it to drink.
    And who authorized the US to lead that horse.
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    Re: U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya Amid Clashes

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Mornin Thom, from the opening of the embassy there in 2006 we never had to evacuate our embassy. Gaddafi provided a stability that has been shaky sense his death, same with Mubarak, Hussein and Assad.
    Actually,I heartily agree; I try to walk lightly through topics that may expose my "wild ranting lune side". ( It's so unbecoming )

    Almost got myself started here but will sthu. I can't stay here, The adrenalin is starting to flow.. not good.... later maybe

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    Re: U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya Amid Clashes

    In part, former President George H.W. Bush understood what the two most recent Presidents (Bush and Obama) seemingly don't. One can't effortlessly make a country democratic simply by changing its leader. The outcomes in Iraq and Libya highlight the flawed assumption that regime change can transform an undemocratic country into a democracy.

    Ahead of the Persian Gulf War, some were demanding that democratization of Kuwait be a requirement for its liberation from Iraq. President Bush rejected such a requirement. He explained, "I did not think we should impose democracy on the Kuwaitis--rather, it was something which had to grow from within."

    Source: George Bush and Brent Scowcroft, A World Transformed, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998, p.376.

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    Re: U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya Amid Clashes

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    Actually,I heartily agree; I try to walk lightly through topics that may expose my "wild ranting lune side". ( It's so unbecoming )

    Almost got myself started here but will sthu. I can't stay here, The adrenalin is starting to flow.. not good.... later maybe

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    Lol! Ok buddy, see ya when ya get back.
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    Re: U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya Amid Clashes

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And who authorized the US to lead that horse.
    Human rights.

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