Don’t Fly for Me, Ajdabiya

UN Authorizes “All Necessary Measures” in Libya

It’s go time. When I read reports that rebels were losing their grip on Ajdabiya and Benghazi, I knew the UN would enact the no-fly zone. Qathafi’s response, “If the world is crazy, we will be crazy, too.” That’s the thing about the dangerously insane. They think everyone else is crazy.

He thinks that by taking over the rebel stronghold, Benghazi, he is “rescuing them.” But anyone who doesn’t want to rescued, will be shown “no mercy or compassion.” Huh? See? Absolutely insane!

I hope taking out the Qathafi forces will be swift. In and out…clean. The last thing I want to see are our troops on the ground.

Since it’s pretty much the world vs. Qathafi, I wonder what will happen to him. All I know is I won’t be shedding any tears if he gets taken out. Doing so would be, you guessed it………crazy.

13 responses to “Don’t Fly for Me, Ajdabiya

  • lobotero

    This will give the West its chance to escalate……maybe something like the incident in the Gulf of Tonkin that started the Vietnam War…..

    Cool new colors!

    • SpinnyLiberal

      This is going to suck big time. I heard on the news that the air space is so huge because Libya is 4x the size of CA.

      Thanks! I like the darker backgrounds. I wasn’t sure how to do it until I played with it last night.

  • lbwoodgate

    It may be too little to late.

  • Terrance H.

    I think the United States is becoming increasingly irrelevant in these matters. It started with Bush, of course. But President Obama doesn’t seem to know what the hell he wants to do either. First his administration appeared to support Mubarak, then didn’t, then did, then called for him to step-down. In Libya, the administration remained silent for a few days, and who knows why.

    The United States has lost the moral high ground, and I’m not certain we ever actually had it. Nobody cares what we have to say anymore.

    • SpinnyLiberal

      I think both instances are really hard to deal with when you have someone who thinks before they act. Mubarak was a horrific dictator, but our dictator. When the revolt wasn’t stopping, that’s when he called for him to step down.

      With Libya, I think he just didn’t want to make the first move. If we do the whole macho posturing, we become the bad guys again. He waited for the UN to act. It’s better politically and looks better to the world to wait until you have worldwide support. Plus, in the beginning, there were rebels who didn’t want help – in the “It’s our revolution, let us fight it ourselves.”

      • Terrance H.

        People like President Obama (liberals) love to talk about our principlies of freedom and democracy, and so do neoconservatives. There is nothing wrong with that, per se. But you have to decide if you’re going to stand with the principles you laud, or with best interest? We can’t have it both ways, yet we’ve tried repeatedly, and that is the reason, I believe, our words, demands, what have you, are irrelevant these days.

      • SpinnyLiberal

        Of course we’re going to want to have it both ways. I would say err on the side of freedom and democracy. We’re now in a “supportive” role of the UK and France. I like that a lot better. Who wants to be in yet another war?

      • Terrance H.

        You have been pretty consistent, I must say. I called for the U.S. to support the Egyptian regime; you didn’t. Then I wasn’t sure; you were sure. So, you’re consistent, at least.

        Regardless, I’m not a fan of interventionism, because it’s incredibly dangerous. Britain slipped into socialism after fighting World War I and II; they were unnecessary wars, in my view, that could have, and should have, been avoided, particularly II: Britain had no business guaranteeing security to Poland should the Germans get frisky.

      • SpinnyLiberal

        I’m definitely not a fan either. Mainly for selfish reasons. Our problems first, then the world’s

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