On the way home from work I listened to NPR and it was a discussion about the alliance or whatever it is called that is running the no-fly zone and bombing things in Libya. The question was “what should be done about Qaddafi?” People were suggesting letting him go off into exile because it would stop the fighting and save lives. Accountability? Well sure but if one or the other – exile would be best after all think of the lives saved from a long military action.
I have two proposals:
1. Issue the following statement, “10 million dollars to whomever brings Qaddafi to point X alive or dead. Also 5 million per son – same provisions and the same for the one general who is running one of the 3 militias.”
2. Bomb his residence and anywhere else he is and his 3 militias. Bomb, strategic as best, but keep bombing till their is no more noise.
If you are going to go into fight – go into win as quick as reasonably possible anything is a disgrace to your military and country.
I am not sure we should have got involved in Libya. I guess what I am chewing on is if we – our country and thereby our government – should make a practice of going in and interfering in other countries strife? Obviously it is not USA policy, see Sudan and most African countries for example. I am not an isolationist but where do we draw the line? We are not getting involved in Syria or Bahrain. We did nothing for those in Iran. Is the line based on the pleas on the number of people who approach us to act? Is that fair to the small countries/populations?
I was looking for an apple.
I went to car dealership and they didn’t have any.
I went to the art store and they didn’t have any.
I went to the bookstore and they didn’t have any.
I hiked over to the jewelery store and they didn’t have any.
I drove to the men’s clothes store and they didn’t have any.
I even went to sporting goods store and they didn’t have any.
At the sporting goods store the guy I asked me why I was looking for an apple there?
I then told him about how I was looking everywhere and began rattling off all the places.
He looked at me and said, Why not just go to the grocery store?
The reason King and the investigation into terrorism and its link to extremism branches in Islam is because the bulk if not all terrorist actions perpetrated against our country in the past ten years have been from people who claimed to be Muslims.
So why wouldn’t he go to the grocery store looking for the apple?
From the WSJ:
The United States has formulated a new strategy in response to the recent anti-government protests that have broken out through the Arab world since the start of 2011, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. After weeks of internal discussions, the US decided to put its support behind longtime allies who may be willing to initiate political reform, even if that means citizens’ demand for full democracy are delayed.
Despite the fact that US officials are still calling for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s immediate removal from power, White House officials have formed the “Bahrain model.” The proposed system endorses the ruling power to stay in control but works with the local population to create democratic reforms that suit demands of the protesters.
2 cents: Talk, words and no action, the O model. He can now have speeches crafted to be eloquent and beam to him on his teleprompters but positive democratic action will not be taken. Words are his tool and weapon of choice because with words you turn a democratic republic to a socialist nation. You change the government by policies and legislation. You wear out the citizens with words.
See the evil beauty is that words do nothing now for the citizens in nations wanting to democracy BUT words do everything here to rid a nation of the same democracy.
The consistency of O, the empty suit, is something that I do not understand why conservative talking heads have a problem understanding. You can not seriously or sanely expect a socialist to engage in behavior of an American. Expecting a socialist to behave as such is an example of the definition of insanity. Remember he is not a proud American. He bows to other leaders and has issued official apologies on behalf of you &I – America. So his policy of inaction in Iran, Egypt and now Libya when citizens of the countries were revolting and protesting against their national governments is exactly what one should expect. See at the center of this socialist is pride, arrogance and belligerence and that is at the heart of why he won’t change. We must change not him. He is absolutely right. The principles of the USA are not. We should not expect to see a blood pounding heart for the American values of freedom, liberty & capitalism. And we definitely won’t see them from him.