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  •  It's awfully tough to enforce "vested interests.." (5+ / 0-)
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    when you don't have any boots onna ground.

    That's a key point for me; it will be the Libyan people themselves who boot Khadaffy and set up the new leadership.  The UN action is just backing them up.

    Art is the handmaid of human good.

    by joe from Lowell on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 11:22:38 AM PDT

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    •  That's a really good point. (5+ / 0-)

      In the beginning, when the protestors were getting mowed down by machine gun fire, I was screaming and hollering for Tunisia and Egypt to send in some armoured divisions.

      That would likely have ended the conflict pretty quick, but it may have indeed also hi-jacked the revolution.

      NATO sending in ground troops would have ended things quickly, but it definitely would have meant a lost sense of ownership for their revolution.

      One thing is sure, though... they are going to have a massive amount of PTSD cases and will need to provide lots of medical services to all their wounded and traumatized.

      As for the NTC, it seems pretty clear that they want to move towards democracy:

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 11:46:47 AM PDT

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