Originally posted by purplemer
i kinda see it different. the military in ibay is being used to bomb there own people. Taking out some military hardware to stop a genocide occuring
in a country where people are demonsrating for change is not the same as occupying a country and creating as much mayhem as you can so that you can
put an oil pipeine through there.
but you are right. War is war and it should not be taken lightly..
TheTaliban were taking out their own people, too, yet folks screamed bloody murder upon US intervention there.
Saddam was taking out his own people, too, over and above the Kurds, he sent Mi24 HIND gunship helicopters to strafe dissident groupings, and even
refuge columns. Folks screamed bloody murder at the US intervention there, too.
Seems we ought to learn something from that, and stop helping folks that ain't here. If we don't fire a single shot there, no one can accuse us of
killing off Libyan civilians or kids.
I agree, war should never be taken lightly or entered upon frivolously.
All those who scream at the US for going after the Taliban and al Qaida, but who now think for some odd reason we should embark on a Libyan campaign
and open ourselves to more of the same charges, are more than welcome to exercise the individual pursuit of foreign policy upon their own terms, and
have at Khadafi on their own.
Inevitably, if the US goes in there to assist, there will immediately follow charges that we are killing off civilians for Libyan Oil, which makes as
much sense as saying that we are killing Iraqi civilians for Iraqi oil - which is to say, none. Those civilians don't control that oil, so where's
the connect? In neither case does it make any sense, but the charges are inevitable if we muck about in Libya, same as they came about in Iraq and
Afghanistan - which doesn't even HAVE any oil. Folks had to shift the claim there to some sort of "oil pipeline" to cover for the lack of oil.
I note that nowhere do I see an oil pipeline there, either - even after 10 years.
So, as I've said dozens of times at ATS now, I'm all for letting the rest of the world fend for themselves, and it starts right here, right now,
with the current brushfires in the middle east.
I'm tired of hearing the accusations, and don't care to produce any fresh ones.