Skip to main content

View Diary: Eyes on Egypt & Region Liveblog #119 - Libya (378 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  i also think the situation in libya right now (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    mattman, Cassandra Waites, cs

    is much more critical than bahrain and yemen.

    Brothers & sisters of #Egypt, you have given the world the most precious gift: the belief that ultimately right will prevail. -Desmond Tutu

    by conchita on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 07:51:29 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  Agreed, I almost cried when I saw the vids (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      mattman, conchita, Cassandra Waites

      I mean those poor people killed at a funeral. I was both disgusted at the heartlessness of those soldiers and inspired by the courage and resilience of the protesters.

      I wanna help them out, but I'm not sure what the US can really do to stop this since we don't (to my knowledge) sell tear gas and give them 1.3 billion in aid like Egypt. What actions do you think the US should take?

      Support the Farmworkers Struggle. February 27 in Boston and March 4th and 5th in Tampa. See you there http://www.ciw-online.org/dotherightthing/index.html

      by Johnnythebandit on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 08:00:50 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  imo, the u.s. should work in tandem with the (5+ / 0-)

        u.n. and/or nato to establish a no fly zone which would prevent ghaddafi from bringing in mercenaries.  i don't know if the u.n. security council will have sufficient clout to convince ghaddafi to stop, but it is a step in the right direction.  ideally, another country would be wiling to take him in, but after what he has done it will not be easily accomplished.  i'd rather see him behind bars awaiting trial.

        Brothers & sisters of #Egypt, you have given the world the most precious gift: the belief that ultimately right will prevail. -Desmond Tutu

        by conchita on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 08:28:38 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site