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  •  That's a hard question to answer because (3+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades, 4CasandChlo, eparrot

    the discussion and reporting about Libya is so slight. We know that the country faces a threat from militias and, relatedly, Islamic militants. Are the actions of the United States and other western national increasing or decreasing that threat? We know that the U.S. is involved in CT operations there, including the effort to bring the Benghazi killers "to justice," and that drones have never stopped flying there, and generally, US CT operations tend to strengthen, not weaken, extremists, so this is cause for concern. Likewise, multinational corporations are doing their best to benefit from Qaddafi's downfall and extract Libyans' wealth. Point being, we we're all for Libyans during their uprising; we should be for them now.

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