We should not get involved unless it is a NATO move. I can see why european nations in the Med area might want a no fly zone enforced, and if so, they have the ability to do so with minimal american involvement.
I'm sick and tired of out boys dying for the savages in the ME, if the countries around libya dont like whats going in that country let them deal with it.
Hell no. We definitely don't need some sort of long-term entanglement like that for ... what?
Does anyone know who these rebels are? Where they came from? What their motivation is? What their end game is? Who's backing them? Who's agitating them? We sure as hell don't know any of that. None of our intel (at least that's been shared publicly) tells us anything about these characters. All we know is that they're mad, not afraid to kill people, and want to be in charge of a north African country currently ruled by an iron-fisted dictator, but they could just as easily replace one iron-fisted ruler for another.
Qaddafi is a shithead, but we don't have a damn clue who these other folks are. Unless and until we know for certain that they are out for a Western-style democracy, we need to stay out of it. Make some platitudes from the bully pulpit of the Presidency and the State Department? Sure. Work some back-channel diplomacy to find out what's going on and hopefully bring a swift end to the bloodshed? Absolutely. Commit our men and matériel to a fight about which we have no idea? No fucking way.
they are asking the US because they are cowards and don't want to do it themselves and they want something else to blame the US for.
On top of that, we're the only one with teeth enough to do anything about it....
that is if we didn't have a wennie for a Pres.
The euro countries that I see that are most threatened are France, Spain and Italy. They could probably get something going, they just want the US to send aircraft carriers, which are likely superior to anything any of those three countries has at their disposal.
We already are in Iraq, Afganistan, and we need to have some ships in the Pacific to assist with relief efforts to Japan.
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