Now this sounds familiar. The United States has again launched a military campaign in an Arab nation to help the inhabitants and has unleashed growing criticism from other Arab countries. In the meantime, the United States and its allies have been denounced as crusaders and Nazis by those fighting with Gaddafi.
The Arab League issued a statement this weekend saying that they called for a no-fly zone over Libya but never called for actual attacks on the Capitol and other locations in Libya. Secretary-General Amr Moussa stated that “[w]hat is happening in Libya differs from the aim of imposing a no-fly zone, and what we want is the protection of civilians and not the bombardment of more civilians.”
This conflict has the look of a civil war and we are now taking out targets with both missiles and aircraft. In the meantime, the Administration is offering no explanation of why we are not bombing some of our authoritarian allies as protesters are repressed in Bahrain and other Arab countries aligned with the U.S.
China has now criticized the attacks so that we are again spending hundreds of millions of dollars while alienating regional countries and allowing China to play to these tensions. Putin has added his criticism — denouncing the attacks as crusader-like in a clear bid to win over the Arab street.
In the meantime, President Obama continue to literally burn money abroad as our leaders cut school budgets and other programs in the United States. I wonder how many elementary school teachers we could hire for 100 or so cruise missiles?
Source: Sky News found on Reddit.