Many of you who read my blog know my position on the whole Libya situation. I been against it from the begining. This war, is totally unnecessary and a complete waste of time and money. I dont understand how Liberals who were so against the Iraq war are so supportive of Obama's actions in Libya, and conservatives who were so gung-ho about going into Iraq are so against Obama's moves in Libya. War is War no matter how you look at it. Just because you give it a nice sounding name like "kinetic military peace action" doesnt negate the fact that bombs are being dropped on innocent civilians, people are dying and money (that this country doesnt have) is being wasted yet again. The first day we went into Libya and hit them with NATO airstrikes, some reports say that it cost us 100 million dollars http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/03/21/134742884/adding-up-the-cost-of-military-action-in-libya. Here we are 4 months later, can you imagine how much money we wasted? Not to mention everyday there are reports and articles about innocent people dying. One airstrike even killed Ghaddafi's little grandchildren, who didnt do anything to deserve to die. There are two other things I want to touch on, the rebels & Gaddaffi himself. The media portrays the rebels to be heros & fighting for the liberation of Libya, but they never tell you the full extent of who these people actually are. For one the rebels have links to Al Qaeda. This isnt a conspiracy theory either. There are many articles that talk about this http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8407047/Libyan-rebel-commander-admits-his-fighters-have-al-Qaeda-links.html
The same Al Qaeda that attacked us on 9/11. The same Al Qaeda that kills many of our troops. The same Al Qaeda that is the reason we have troops fighting overseas in the first place. I dont know about you, but that doesnt sound right. To make it worse our government officially recognizes the rebels as the real government of Libya. Dont believe me? http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2011/07/ap-us-recognizes-libya-rebels-official-government-071511/
Told you. So we are giving control of Libya to a bunch of terrorist, sounds like a great way to avoid a war in the future. Not to mentions these rebels are constantly fighting with each other over control. Giving the rebels control of Libya makes just as much sense as giving the Bloods & Crips control of LA or giving the Mexican Cartels control of Texas and Arizona. Also one thing the media wont talk about is how the rebels kill black libyans. Its some tribal beef, and the arab libyans (who mostly make up the rebels) are going after black libyans. They used the story that "oh these black libyans are mercenaries for ghadaffi". Now they just kill them. Dont believe me?
So were looking at a possible genocide if the rebels get control. Smart thinking. Its only a matter of time before this blows up in our faces. The US stays supporting the wrong horse: Batista, the shah, Diem, Saddam, and countless other now including the rebels. The blowback doesnt look good at all.
Lastly Gadaffi. There are many ways to spell this mans name and I dont know which one is the right one. Gadaffi is a dictator and a jerk, we can all agree on that. The media doesnt tell you that not everyone in Libya hates Gadaffi. Gadaffi reinvest the wealth back into the country & thats why Libya has some of the highest standard of living in that region. They dont tell you that the rebels aint the middle class, because the Libyan middle class was cool with gadaffi, he took care of them. He also tried to nationalize Libyas oil back in 2009. http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/01/21/us-libya-gaddafi-oil-idUSTRE50K61F20090121 and I personally dont think that sat well with the west, because looking at history, nationalizing oil got Mosedegh overthrown by the CIA in Iran in 1953. This could be the 2011 version of that. I mean Libya is sitting on some of the largest oil reserves in Africa. Gadaffi also was one of the first to issue an arrest warrant for Osama Bin Laden back in the late 90's. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/gaddafis-libya-reminds-us-it-issued-the-first-bin-laden-arrest-warrant/2011/05/04/AFLEJJqF_story.html I say all that to say this, Gadaffi is a bad guy, sure, but he shouldnt be a concern to the US. We cant afford these wars, and Ron Paul said it best, " we need to mind our business". Now in the short run we might get rid of Gadaffi, but we ultimately destabilized a country, put it in the hands of rebels who are sure to bring about civil war, and did more harm than good. We cant afford to be the global police force anymore. We should of never gotten involved in Libya in the first place. For all the people praising this war, that Obama said "should take days not weeks" four months ago, should be ashamed of yourself. Dont believe what the mainstream media tells you because at the end of the day, they dont know what the hell they are talking back. And Obama's statement on Libya was a joke. He actually said,"But this much is clear. The Gaddafi regime is coming to an end, and the future of Libya is in the hands of its people." ---> now take Gaddaffi and Libya, and replace it with Saddam and Iraq. Sounds familiar to you? sounds exactly like Bush to me...hmmm