I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
We know we did what we could. What we won't have to do is add Benghazi to that list of places where we, the west, could have/would have/should have intervened (Rwanda, for example).And what happens if you do all that and there is still the massacre?
Yes, it could. And I am not an advocate of constant intervention, quite the contrary. The situation in Libya, however, is one in which it is undeniable that without western intervention a ruthless tyrant would have free reign to punish the opposition.Helping them could cause more harm than good, to the innocents.
I'm in favor of an air campaign that takes out Qaddafi's armor and artillery (predator just destroyed some rocket launchers in the 1st day of use btw) and removes them from the gates of Benghazi, which it did immediately, while allowing the opposition time to organize and the Transitional National Council to meet with western leaders. I am also in favor of sending in advisors to coordinate with the rebels to establish communications between them and Nato.So, you're totally in favor of wasting millions of tax payer dollars? The current strategy isn't going to do anything.
So, yes, I am in favor of the current strategy.
I am not in favor of a brazen, unilateral military intervention that is going to remove Qaddaffi and replace it with...(enter the entire American experience in post-Saddam Iraq here).
With that being said, I do see your point quite clearly and I understand, and share, your concern though I am more optimistic.
Last edited by Joby; 04-23-11 at 05:36 PM.
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I can't stand looking at Obama but I support the coalition stopping a govt from using it's military to slaughter it's own people. **** liberals who say we have no right to do that. The USA has the moral obligation to protect innocent people, period. I think we should be boots on the ground, take out ducky, and allow the rebels to take over the govt. Then leave. I would support the same in Syria as well. We are the moral leaders of the world. Let's start acting like it.
The predator drone...unmanned terrorism. To daffy duck from the USA with love. But don't worry. We don't use lead in our paint on the hellfire missiles we send you so no need to worry about lead poisoning.
And to whoever said they supported the predator to maintain air superiority, they have no air to air capability. They do not provide air superiority.
Last edited by dontworrybehappy; 04-23-11 at 06:19 PM.