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The Libyan Conflict and the U.S.’s Involvement

Original post made by Cindy Cross, Parkside, on Apr 14, 2011

The Libyan Conflict and the U.S.’s Involvement by Cindy Cross

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Posted by Neville
a resident of Castlewood
on Apr 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Thank you, Cindy, for bringing this to our attention. I think you definitely have a point when you argue for appeasement and support of Ghadafi. We should do whatever it takes to secure peace in our time.

In addition, your question about the rebels is an apt one and one, I'm sorry to say, that has not been adequately addressed by the mainstream media. Just who ARE these rebels? They look like foreigners to me. Just what are they up to? I know Al Qaida isn't strong in Libya, but what if Al Qaida takes Libya over by their sheer strength?

And why DO we intervene whenever there's a crisis? Didn't we learn our lesson from our involvement in the Sudan, North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Tibet, and the Ivory Coast?

And how does George Soros fit into all of this?

You've certainly got me worried!

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Posted by lillieh
a resident of Parkside
on Apr 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Agreed. We totally do intervene everytime there is a crisis!

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 15, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

The term is "humanitarian imperialism".

"Humanitarian Imperialism: The New Doctrine of Imperial Right" Web Link

"The Old Gang's All Here: Libya and the Return of Humanitarian Imperialism" Web Link

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Posted by Phil
a resident of another community
on Apr 15, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Right!! Just who are these rebels? The U.S. has a habit of backing bad guys and then regretting it later. Saddam Hussein in Iraq is a prime example. Makes you wonder what the hidden agenda is. It doesn't appear to be oil this time.