Skip to comments.The Passing of a Dictator
Posted on 10/28/2011 3:43:24 PM PDT by bthockey
Today, we all received the news that Gaddafi has been killed by rebels. Much rejoicing ensued. I, however, would like to suggest that this, and the entire "Arab Spring" is not a cause for rejoicing. I have many reasons for saying this, and I'll try to go through them here. In my opinion, aiding the Libyan rebels, and helping them to attack pro-Gaddafi forces was no business of America. Usually, I would be categorized as a "hawk," due to my support of military actions. In the case of Afghanistan and Iraq (I have internal debate about that one), I feel military action was justified. That being said, I still think we need to completely pull out now, but that's a different story for another day. In terms of Libya, we had no right to take on the Libyan government. That, was a violation of sovereignty. Now, I hate the UN (and want to defund it), but Chapter VII of the Charter gives a good basis for when we can "violate," or consider "illegitimate" the sovereignty of a nation.
Guess you can tell where my head is? Having just glanced at the headline, the 1st thing that came to mind when reading about the "passing" of a "Dictator" was that Dear Leader (Baroke, Hessian, O'Bummer) had kicked the bucket.
And I won't admit what my reaction was when I learned it was not him as Big Sis, Janet In-Competano maybe lurking and taking notes. lol