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National Review made the case against intervention of any kind, even a no-fly, quite well earlier this week:
Two, the rebels are on the ascendancy. Absent some drastic change in the tide of events, it looks as if they will prevail. Why would we taint what would be the indigenous glory of their ouster of Qaddafi with an almost entirely symbolic Western military action? The reason that the revolts of 2011 have had a dramatic catalyzing effect across the region, when the invasion of Iraq didn’t, is that they are the handiwork of Middle Eastern populations themselves, and thus a much more appealing model of change.
There would be no more effective way to bring an end to a Pan-Arab reform movement than to taint it as a tool of American “imperialism.” That argument is unlikely to work in Libya at this late date, but there are other nations watching and they’ll respond to what we do in Libya accordingly The best thing we can do right now is stay on the sidelines, provide humanitarian food and medical aid to refugees, and let the Libyans take control of their own future.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
reply to post by NightGypsy
Where was my war mongering?
I am also opposed to war.
But I'm also opposed to the US getting all the blame and none of the other participants in war getting any blame.
Originally posted by SupersonicSerpent
It is the cowardly Taliban fault hiding in between their women and children.they go about planting IEDS then think they can run to safety blending in with women and children.does a terrorist take time to check there is no women and children about before he detonates him self.this is a war and people die.Libya is a prime example it asked for our help to defeat gadafi then started crying when a few people near the targets was killed.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
My Mom called, and some people have commented. My posting of this video on FB has gotten a lot of responses. It is a well-done video, and it entices a lot of emotions. My Mom wants me to repost it every few hours so people will have to watch it. It made her cry as well.
When I posted it, I posted it with the statement of "This is why I am afraid everytime I see all of the Republican Candidates on stage beating the war drum, and every time I think of the farce of a "Peace" prize Obama won. Only 1 candidate truly wants to put an end to all of the unncessary war, and that is Ron Paul."
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by v1rtu0s0
I don't know how you could "re-watch" that. I'm still hurting from the first watch.
Yes, many of my friends won't like it, and many of them already attack my Ron Paul educational posts, LOL! Still, I don't really need to be popular, but I do need to spread truth and reason.
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
Wait a second... was that one kid missing his lower bottom jaw? I re-watched it..
It looks like an according with nothing on the lower jaw..... OMG, man.
He can't cry becaus he has no vocal chords, but he's awake and writhing in pain, it apppears to be, but he can't scream or make a sound.
He just stares with wide as and trys to struggle, but he's tied down........edit on 10-1-2012 by v1rtu0s0 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Neocrusader
I personally hate drones ......Well, armed drones
It takes the human touch out of combat - to the pilot sat thousands of miles away it's a computer game ........really.
And when one side can conduct warfare with drones where no risk of human life exists against your enemy it's just plain wrong ( not saying we should all just resort to sticks and stones but the drone understands no border has no humanity and to not have the risk to life for the controlling side it's use as a weapon is just plain WRONG
POTUS decided this on his own and has the ire of Americans and Congress but for the record France fired the first shot
the elite of complicit nations who have a globalist agenda