Personal musings on Israel, Jewish matters, history and how they all affect each other
I fear the US will be do most of the work and pay most of the cost. Not happy about that, when I have no assurance that Kaddafi's replacement would bring better things to Libya or to the world.Actually, not happy about it period.My guess is even with UN intervention, of because of it, Libya breaks into an eastern and western parts, that are never reunited. Which, might be a good thing. Heck, the Romans divided Libya east and west, as did the Italians when it was their colony.
Libya is 6x the size of Iraq. A no fly zone is enormously expensive to maintain and probably not all that effective. In the end Obama will be asked to account for a massive expenditure, invoked too late, to accomplish little or nothing.
Love the way the rebel forces are automatically pro-democracy.Danny
I am puzzled as to why there is an intervention in Libya. If it is a humanitarian intervention like Kosovo, why stop at Libya, why not intervene in Iran, Zimbabwe, Congo etc? Is it to support a democratic movement? Where is the evidence that the rebels are democrats rather than another set of despots waiting their turn for power? Is it for the oil? There is no evidence that the oil supply to the West from Libya was threatened by Gaddafi. If there is regime change in Libya will the new regime be pro-Western and grateful for the support in overthrowing Gaddafi? Or will they be just like the Iraqis who repaid the Americans with an insurgency and a pro-Iran orientation. What if there is a stalemate and Gaddafi clings on to power? Troops on the ground? No-one in the "no fly zone" camp has thought this through.Pavel
It odd how countries like France, who cursed the US for going into Iraq are all for this one.
maybe Stars and Stripes has the explanation i.e. the king of Saudi-Arabia or a group of them ordered it which in turn would make oil supply (and by consequence keeping "our" economy going) the issue. Or maybe it was just to keep the crown of the good guy away from France. And yes I am baffled also ...An anthropologist who has friends and acquaintances around Benghazi told on German radio that the tribal leaders had established connections with the "world" in London. Maybe they presented themselves as more desirable by promising not to provide training for Abu Sayyaf or other such outfits.The official said the coalition includes Britain, France, Italy, Canada and other unnamed countries, including Arab ones, that would reveal their participation on their ownhttp://www.stripes.com/news/u-s-led-coalition-begins-attacks-on-libya-s-air-defense-systems-1.138336
I am puzzled....So was I.Til I read this.http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4044364,00.htmlNow I am puzzled no more! Puzzled no more! Thank God Almighty, I am puzzled no more!
Y. Ben-David, it is strange till you check the investments TOTAL stood to lose if Gadaffi won....DannyPS Is the UN gonna hit Syria or Iran too? Or is it only countries that are not sworn enemies of the US who get hit?
Barry - re: Ynet article "Helen Thomas says Jews control America."I just feel so insulted when people accuse Jews of running America. Don't they know, if we were actually in charge, we would be doing much better job at it? Happy Purim.Nycerbarb
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