Barack Obama has indicated that the United States is considering military intervention in Libya. While this may be an effort to convince Gaddafi (Qadaffi) to leave, the very thought of another military campaign by the United States is alarming. We are continuing to gush billions in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan despite rising anti-American sentiments. In the meantime, our cities and states are near bankruptcy for lack of funds.
I also find the constant stream of Libyan diplomats and officials denouncing Gaddafi to be increasingly irritating — both in their comments and the lack of push back by the media. Libya has a long history of sponsoring terrorism and killing citizens of other countries. However, once Gaddafi begins to shoot at Libyans, these officials are appalled.
My favorite was former Justice Minister Mustafa Mohamed Abud Al Jeleil, who has denounced Gaddafi and stated in this resignation that he has evidence Gaddafi ordered the bombing that killed 270 people. He promised “I have proof that Gaddafi gave the order for (the) Lockerbie (bombing).”
So let me get this straight. His guy has been lying with the rest of his country for decades in covering up this terror plot. Now that Libyans are being shot, he suddenly tells that truth and denounces Gaddafi? How about the responsibility of himself and his many colleagues who are now being heralded as voices of freedom? I have yet to find a reporter to ask these officials why they were so tolerant of killing people in other countries.
Source: The Independent