Skip to comments.Why can't we just let the Libyans fight it out (...and then make friends with the winners)
Posted on 03/20/2011 4:13:01 AM PDT by Scanian
Politics seems to have become a sort of mental illness. We have no bloody business in Libya, and no idea what we hope to achieve there.
We are daily told that we have no money to spare. We have just scrapped a large part of our Navy.
Our Army is stuck in an Afghan war whose point nobody can explain. And now we have set out on a course that could drag us into a long, gory brawl in North Africa.
And yet, when the Prime Minister announces this folly he is praised. Why? Partly it is because we all watch too much TV. Its reports simplify, then exaggerate.
Reporters, much like politicians, like to feel they are helping to make history, and get excited by subjects they knew nothing about until last Wednesday.
Before we know where we are, we are taking sides in quarrels we dont understand. Who are the Libyan rebels? What do they want? Why do we love them so?
Ive no idea, and nor has Mr Cameron, as we discovered when he (yes, it was him, not poor William Hague) sent the SAS to see them and they were welcomed with pitchforks and mockery.
The only sensible policy in Libya is to wait and see who wins, and then make friends with them. If you think this heartless, you are of course right. Foreign policy is heartless. Nice countries end up being conquered or going bankrupt. But it may be no more heartless than our kindly interference.
I pray that this episode ends quickly and cleanly. Perhaps it will. But we cannot know. What if our humanitarian bombs and missiles accidentally kill women and children (which is almost certain)? What if air attacks and distant shelling fail to stop Gaddafis forces?
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Kill ‘em all and let God sort it out.
Why? Because genocide would happen.
And Quadaffi would kill thousands.
....because this way we can make enemies out of both of them.
Unfortunately, that is how I feel. I hope that my heart will soften soon.
Muslims will ALWAYS be our enemies. It is an article of faith with them.
To believe otherwise is to ignore reality.
you got that right
And if we just see a change in which tribes are doing the slaughtering? Oh well, declare a success and turn off the cameras.
Then let their filthy rich Arab co-religionists barge in and set things right.
We are overextended as it is. And broke, as is the UK.
I don’t believe that we are over extended. We can do a lot more killing. The problem is that we do not have the will power. Afghanistan and Iraq would have been over years ago if we had the will to kill. I say better them then our men.
What if our humanitarian bombs and missiles accidentally kill women and children (which is almost certain)? What if air attacks and distant shelling fail to stop Gaddafis forces?
Found in the book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.
Who are the Libyan rebels? What do they want? Why do we love them so?
A question begging for an answer before we do something stupid, like upset the middle eastern apple cart any more.
He's a terrorist that should pay with his life and be example to other would be terrorists what happens to those who go down that path.
Kill Gaddafi and get out. Libyans can do what they want with their country after he's dead be it peaceful or civil war. It's their blood to spend as they please. No more "nation building".
That's my opinion...
You raised a point that has caused me to appreciate Hobbs. The leviathan is comprises of the peasants and the dictator. The head of the leviathan is the dictator. The body (peasants) are culpable for the crimes of the leviathan, of which they are a part.
...then scroll down a bit, and off to the right side is a column with the latest on the wherabouts of the Lockerbie bomber.
Genocide is happening every day in American abortion mills and it doesn’t seem to bother the liberals.
For Democracy?? Come on now-—does ayone really believe a Democracy will last past the first Muslim election?
Whichever side wins , they will still hate the Western countries, and turn on us like rabid dogs.
We needed to let them solve this problem themselves.
62 Million dollars worth of Tomahawks wasted. If they wanted to get rid of Hussein they should have shot them at him.
Like you, I don't think this is the time, when Gaddafi threatens genocide, for hand wringing or ambivalence.
Genocide has been going on in Dharfur for many years and not a soul has done squat to stop it. This war is not about genocide.
Do you think no Libyans are being killed by our bombs?
We are on the right side now. In the future, the rebels may turn out to be bad, but if you use that logic then you would never help anyone. Anyone could turn out bad. I that why you don’t give to the needy?
Many have been slaughtered already. It is past time.
We should have bombed when the rebels held the oil fields.
Since it is done, it is time to deal with that reality.
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