No Blood For Libyan Oil
Philly journalist Chris Friend serves up some salient points on Obama’s war for oil.
The United States’ involvement in Libya, a nation that in no manner attacked America or caused it harm, sets an extremely dangerous precedent. Ironically, this effort, executed with no foresight and one that has absolutely no endgame, further endangers our national security. Playing into the mentality of millions of Muslims that the U.S. seeks to dominate their countries will only enflame anti-American feelings.
Chris calls out what I’ve been questioning regarding the media’s coverage of the uprising by insurgents in Libya. Why is the MSM labeling insurgents as rebels in Libya? How different are they from the Iraqi insurgents or the muslim Brotherhood? On this blog, any reference to supporters of Libya’s uprising will be called by their proper name – insurgents.
A seasoned thinker who hails from fair England left a thought provoking message in the comment section of Philly Mag that is just too good not to share with my readers. Robert blogs at Atlantic Crossings and it is well worth the time to read his posts.
Just a minute. Gaddafi has never been just another ho-hum dictator sitting on oil. For one, imagine what Ronald Reagan would have given for this opportunity?
Yet you and so many others now contend it is unimportant whether that US airplane-blowing up lunatic is in power or not? While Gaddafi “settled” over Pan Am 103, a Gaddafi son (busy now slaughtering “rebels”) said in 2008 Libya had admitted responsibility just to get sanctions dropped. And that bombing was not a one-time thing: how about UTA 772? Heard of that? There were Americans on that too, including the wife of a US ambassador.
No one is comparing anyone involved with Madison. By the same token, since when is there a statute of limitations on murdering Americans by the planeload? Good grief, we launched a WWII-like ground assault against Saddam Hussein over less direct damage to Americans.
Feels good to treat those blown out of the sky in that December 1988 as just historical footnotes now? Guess what, millions of us don’t. Those of us who actually remember feel we still owe them something.
Indeed where was our military then, as they died deaths out of one’s worst nightmare, as their passenger plane was breaking up, blown apart by his sneaky luggage bomb, just days before Christmas? I would support this if Bush had ordered it, or Obama. Or the late Gus Hall for that matter.
This is what was needed: to take advantage of a situation. This should have happened two decades ago. But without a viable revolt to help, naturally we had to put up with him after 1988 – so eventually deals were cut with him the way deals with thugs sometimes have to be.
That did us no credit. But now that Libyans themselves have risen, and are begging us for help, you’re uninterested? You think our credibility in the region will be enhanced if they are defeated and swung from lamp posts and we seem not to care? Are you serious?
I, for one, sure hope if one of our missiles blows up over Gaddafi’s head (accidentally, of course) it had had a big “Pan Am 103″ scrawled on its side. Those Americans that ba-tard prematurely sent to eternity deserve at least that much now of us: better late than never. Somewhere, as US missiles rain down, smash his tanks and cripple Gaddafi, Ronald Reagan is smiling too. Finally.
What are your thoughts on this issue? Leave me a comment or two.