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  •  HR'd conspiracy theory. (1+ / 1-)
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    Unless, of course. that wasn't really their mission.

    Kevin dropped his ice cream and blames Obama? He's gone hamsher!

    by punditician on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 01:17:10 PM PDT

    •  Conspiracy Theory? (0+ / 0-)

      Or basic understanding of Middle East dynamics.

      From: Gilbert Achcar, professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London

      In Libya there is no institution like the Egyptian army that can be employed in a relatively peaceful transfer of power, hence the Western decision to intervene militarily. In its early weeks the Libyan revolt raised the slogan ‘no to foreign intervention,’ and even now after turning to external support they still reject intervention on the ground. But the Western powers do not want Gaddafi’s regime to fall before knowing what will replace it. Everyone realizes that NATO's intervention is motivated mainly by oil. The Libyan rebels also know that. The West won’t arm them, it limits their military action, and it dictates terms to them. But once the regime, or what remains of it, falls, the West will not be able to control the course of events without a presence on the ground.


      Or in other all the Western Countries try to establish their puppet who sing the song of Democracy while doing nothing but securing the oil facilities.

      Arab uprising solved! Western Liberals had their monster removed. Oil companies still get their oil. Everyone wins (except the Libyan people).

      •  If you think that what is likely (0+ / 0-)

        to replace the Qaddafi regime is likely to be worst, then you are obviously deluded as to life in Libya the past 40 years. Listen to the people, now that they are free to speak.

        Do you know the kind of things that Qaddafi regularly did? How many people disappeared in the middle of the night. The Bergers could not speak their language. I mentioned the 1200 murdered in '96, did you know the families didn't find out until 2003? Learn the history! Read some stuff!

        You think he was the West's monster? You think so many young Libyans put their lives on the line because they thought he was a monster to the West?

        Your ignorance and chauvinism are tragic. Of course the oil companies will still get their oil, and at market prices, according to contracts already negotiated under Qaddafi as soon as production can be brought back up. The Libyan people need the money. At least now they won't have Qaddafi skimming billions off the top.

        Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

        by Clay Claiborne on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 10:48:04 PM PDT

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