Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Should "they" be in Libya????

Civilian uprising in Libya

Should the US be bombing Gaddafi's forces? I understand the humanitarian logic, however, this then begs the question why Libya and not Bahrain or Yemen? There are of course vested interests in the countries US decides to bomb - but it takes away all integrity when the government says it is for humanitarian reasons.  

This is a rebirth of neo-Arabism. The Arab people have had a whiff of freedom, democracy and dignity that started in Tunisia and they now want what is rightfully theirs to enjoy.  Does the US really want to be involved in this quagmire? This is a revolutionary movement - no one knows where and how it will end. Should US forces really be in Libya, even for "humanitarian" reasons?
Yemeni uprising

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