posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 01:28 PM
Originally posted by Evanescence
1. So you're amongst the camp that thinks that not intervening in Rwanda was a great thing? 2. but when there is a massive event sweeping the world
(Arab Spring), massive support across the world for a no-fly zone (Arab League and BRIC abstaining) 3. and a bunch of civilians about to be massacred
by a guy who is screaming that he is going to hunt people down alley by alley...well, it's hard to ignore it.
1. I have no camp, but if you must generalize me, consider me belonging to the camp that opposes arbitrary intervention. There are MANY places we
could be invading right now, and the reason we haven't is because they aren't being publicized. Are we going to invade Syria too? The death toll
from the current Libyan conflict is around 1000+ while the Syrian death toll is 1300+.
2. Great. Leave it to the U.N.
3. Don't view it through the lens of politics, view it through the lens of economics: Libyan is a sovereign country. The Libyan people are at war
with their government. We do not own Libya nor can we decide for them without negating their property rights/sovereignty.
The death toll for the American Civil War was around 600000+, and that was WITHOUT direct foreign intervention. I cannot fathom the numbers had
Britain or France intervened.