Originally posted by jude11
reply to post by SirKnightE
B-B-B-ut...I thought it was just a "No-Fly Zone?" Does this mean we were lied to...Again?
Instead of sputtering out one-liners, perhaps if you read the actual resolution text and noticed they said "all necessary measures:"
Key Points of Resolution
I can't believe so many here don't actually read the news. It's not just a no-fly zone. So before you complain, you should probably read and learn
about what's happening in the region.
I know I should have expected people here blasting the U.S. for everything in here (we certainly do deserve it), but come on, the one thing that might
be right that we do we also get called out on!
Not doing anything in Libya is worse for our own interests as well as humanitarian-wise.
The U.N. and Arab League finally have near unanimity (aside from the usual bollocks or Russia and China, two human rights abusers themselves) and the
effort is led more by France and Britain than the United States, yet people are still blasting the U.S. I mean if we had it your way, human rights
abuses would be far less important than saving some $$ and resources.
Idk, I'm actually glad to see us finally do the right thing as opposed to the excuse that was Iraq.
I despise many things about the U.S., but I'm impartial when it comes to the facts of the situation. If you paid any attention to Libya (I have
monitored this in depth since Tunisia fell) you'd have known there was great hesitation by the U.S. and even now we are very hesitant to provide much
more than AA capabilities and logistical support to the E.U.
The world when out of its way to get the blessing of the Arab League and the U.N. before taking action and short of an ideal world, that's as good as
It avoids the problem of the U.N. looking powerless like they always do as well as the problem of us looking like unilateral jingoists.
tl;dr - Learning is power!
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