posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 07:49 PM
WE as in singular (USA) are not going to war. WE (USA) are playing a supporting role in a coalition action that is sanctioned, supported, and ratified
by multiple international organizations that include the UN, NATO, and the Arab League. The US portion of the operation should be over within the next
few days. France, the UK, Canada, Italy, and a few Middle Eastern countries have taken the initiative in this operation. This exact situation is the
reason why organizations like NATO and the UN even exist. They gave Gaddafi ultimatums which he chose to ignore.
The US is finally taking action in an appropriate way with international approval and there are members here getting heated over it. The Libyan rebels
have been pleading for assistance for the past month and they're finally getting in. The right way. This is not the 2003 invasion all over again.
Everything was done right this time. We (a collective international federation of countries) are assisting a rebel movement to oust a dictator that
has killed thousands of civilians in the weeks leading up to the operation.
Think of it this way, a hypothetical of course. Say there was a revolution or an uprising in your country of residence against your current form of
government. The rebel faction in your country is fighting a David vs Goliath battle. That faction asks for assistance from outside sources to support
the uprising. Would you be upset if aid came if you were in their situation??
Turning a blind eye to blatant tyranny and oppression just leads to more of the same. To answer your question, Why are we going to war with Libya?
We're going to war with Libya to assist an oppressed people in overthrowing a tyrannical dictator who would rather machine-gun protesters rather than
listening to the voice of the people.