"Okay I think I see where you are coming from:
- Gadaffi bad.
- Franco-Brit-CIA-Egyptian backed rebs and al-CIA'da good.
- Oil plus-good.
Have I missed anything?
It's pretty grey, isn't it. It still doesn't give them the right to violate their own UNSC resolutions for no-fly and aiding and abetting Qaeda like this. The NATO Gang Inc. are in violation of Nuremberg code all over again."
You know, it would probably be better if the Americans let the colonel massacre the rebels, that way it remains a domestic Libyan issue. The current uprising would fail, but the forces who oppose Moammar Gadhafi would try again and again to overthrow his regime and eventually they would succeed in murdering the bastard who has ruled them with an iron fist for four decades now, and any government that arose out of the Libyan revolution would not be haunted by the specter of Western intervention.
It's really interesting…
Everybody's up in arms about how racist and drug addled the Libyan opposition is.
But has anyone stopped to consider that every group that has sought to change undemocratic governments through violent means (and let's face it, many groups that have sought to change undemocratic governments through peaceful means,) have had a certain number of sociopaths and coke heads in their ranks. Some of the people who joined Vlad Lenin in the early days of the Russian Revolution were terribly prejudiced against Jews and Roma. In fact, I'm certain that were, Joseph Stalin was a very important Bolshevik after all.
I'm certain that the same can be said of some of the socialists who battled Franco during the Spanish Civil War. We have this idea that Leftist revolutionaries are all fine, upstanding individuals, mainly because they fight against people who are in many cases more bigoted and cruel then they are, that was certainly true of the Czar, and of Francisco Franco.
Prejudice is not just a right wing malady.
PS how can we be so sure that the Libyan people don't want an Islamist government in Libya, I'm not inferring that every rebel sleeps with a picture of Osama bin Laden under his or her pillow, but the fact is that Libya is not Syria or Egypt or Bahrain. A lot of people might want clerics in control.
I couldn't begin to guess at what they actually want. North Africa is very far away from Vancouver.