Originally posted by Eurisko2012
reply to post by nenothtu
If Qaddafi and his son get killed then i call it a win.
Najibullah and his brother went down in Afghanistan. How's THAT win working out for ya these days?
Hussein and his boys went down in Iraq - how's THAT win coming along?
The Shah left Iran and died in exile. How's THAT win going for ya?
Somoza left Nicaragua and was assassinated in Venezuela I believe. THAT was a dandy win, now wasn't it?
Yeah, there will be a "winner" in the sense that SOMEONE will take the field, but you'd best start asking yourself WHO it's really
NOW, before the blindsiding comes, and how long they'll stay on top of that "win".
There is no way for the US to pull a "win" out of this. Neither of the two "sides" positioning themselves for the win are going to be very helpful or
friendly to us, except possibly on the surface. You know, the old joke about the guy who only pats you on the back long enough to find a soft place to
stick the knife,
When they go down i hope to see British Petroleum with large numbers of boots on the ground.
You know, BP actually does have the wherewithal to hire their own damned army of mercenaries. They really ought to do that, rather than getting us
caught up in this mess.
That would give the people of Libya hope of a booming economy and a bright future.
Maybe. And maybe their idea of "hope and a bright future" is at odds with yours, or mine.
If capitalism doesn't fill the void then i fear the Muslim Brotherhood will step in.
That is a distinct probability, capitalism or no.
I'm hoping Hillary & Co. have thought this through.
I'm sure they have not, OR, as is more likely to my mind, they HAVE, but aren't on "our" side.
edit on 2011/3/25 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)