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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The new face of Egypt

If ElBaradei gets elected in Egypt, he vows to go to war with Israel if it defends itself from the Gaza death cultists.

Former International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei, who had previously announced his intetions to run for the presidency of Egypt, said Monday that “if Israel attacked Gaza we would declare war against the Zionist regime.” In an interview with the Al-Watan newspaper he said: “In case of any future Israeli attack on Gaza - as the next president of Egypt – I will open the Rafah border crossing and will consider different ways to implement the joint Arab defense agreement.” He also stated that “Israel controls Palestinian soil” adding that that “there has been no tangible breakthrough in reconciliation process because of the imbalance of power in the region - a situation that creates a kind of one way peace.”

So this guy is basically pandering to the nut jobs we were told not to worry about if Mubarak was taken out of power and is looking to garner support by promising to attack an ally with US supplied weapons. Must be the new age of “hope & change”. Of course, he could just be jaw-jawing and not really mean any of it but only saying this crap to gain support from the average idiot that believes the root of all the problems in the Arab world isn’t their dysfunctional religion and culture, but the doing of the evil Jews. Lucky for the world and those pesky Jews however, ElBaradei’s priorities are not just this war:

Discussing his agenda for Egypt, ElBaradei said that distribution of income between the different classes in Egypt would be his most important priority if he were to win the upcoming elections.

Ah, yeah. Collectivism! Because that’s worked so well everywhere else, and is doing so much good for the soft collectivist Western nations. Maybe this shit will destroy Egypt fast, and ElBaradei will then be too busy turning the Egyptian military on his own people to keep them in line, saving Israel the need to clean up the Egyptian military. It’s not like the death cult that masquerades as Palestinian people aren’t going to now read stuff like this idiotic talk by ElBaradei as a license to escalate their madness. So this means Israel will now need to deal with even more low level warfare and the continuous murder of its people - while the idiots in the UN condemn it for everything, real or as practically always is the case totally made up, and ignore these atrocities against Israelis – only now with Egyptian backing up the death cult involved. That’s all going to end well, huh?

The alternative to ElBaradei doesn’t seem much better.

ELBaradei’s main competition is Arab League Secretary General and former Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa. Last month he discussed Egypt’s relationship with Israel. “During my term in office the foreign ministry was subject to unfavorable policies from Israel with regards to the peace agreement,” Said Moussa who served as foreign minister 1991-2001,” he said.

So Obama and the wafflers made Mubarak go, and in the process, as far as we can see from the policy changes indicated by those now vying to take over, things look like Egypt is well on its way to becoming another Iran, making the comparison of Obama as the second coming of Carter, even more accurate. At least he and the team of UN/EU morons aren’t going to fuck up Libya, all while doing a half assed job, that’s still going to leave Gaddafi in power! Oh, brave new world now that we don’t have a cowboy in charge anymore…

Posted by AlexinCT on 04/05/11 at 05:09 AM in Decline of Western Civilization   Deep Thoughts   Elections   Left Wing Idiocy   Religion and Sky Pixies   War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Monday, April 04, 2011

LOL! Egg on their faces.

That’s because, as has happened with practically all the bullshit Obama and the donkey idiots talked about changing back when running for the job of POTUS - as the anti-Bush I remind everyone - so they could make America respectable and cleans the evil of 8 years of Bush and his backward and barbaric policies, these geniuses are now eating crow yet again. And the NYT even tries so hard to make it look like Obama meant to do the right thing, but evil congress socked it to him.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

An Honest War

It’s a good thing we have Barack Obama in the White House and not some evil Republican conducting a covert war and deceptively ... oh.

The Obama administration has sent teams of CIA operatives into Libya in a rush to gather intelligence on the identity, goals and progress of rebel forces opposed to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, according to U.S. officials.

Such information has become more crucial as the administration and its coalition partners move closer to providing direct military aid or guidance to the disorganized and beleaguered rebel army. Officials said that, though no decision has been made, President Obama, in a covert finding, has authorized preparations to launch such an effort.

So much for not having boots on the ground.  If the CIA is on the ground and aiding the rebels, we are not engaged in a humanitarian mission (assuming you believed that bullshit to begin with).  We have taken sides in a civil war—and a side we really don’t know too much about.  Bainbridge comments that Obama is making Bush 43 look like an honest man.  Give Al-Jazeera credit; they called this one.  And they were right.

It gets worse though.  Alex mentioned Obama’s lack of transparency below.  Turns out transparency laws aren’t the only ones they have contempt for. Speak up, Mrs. Clinton:

The White House would forge ahead with military action in Libya even if Congress passed a resolution constraining the mission, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during a classified briefing to House members Wednesday afternoon.

Clinton was responding to a question from Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) about the administration’s response to any effort by Congress to exercise its war powers, according to a senior Republican lawmaker who attended the briefing.

The answer surprised many in the room because Clinton plainly admitted the administration would ignore any and all attempts by Congress to shackle President Obama’s power as commander in chief to make military and wartime decisions. In doing so, he would follow a long line of Presidents who have ignored the act since its passage, deeming it an unconstitutional encroachment on executive power.

The contempt for the Constitution, the rule of law and Congress is simply staggering.  It’s one thing to claim War Powers for a temporary action; it’s another to say you will openly defy the Congress if they act against you.  And that sound of crickets you hear are on the Left, who objected all over the place when Bush attempted similar things.

And I’m sorry, GOP.  You were fucking warned.  We tried to tell you that when you bought into this “unitary executive” bullshit it would come back to bite you in the ass.  Consider your ass bitten.  Consider all of our asses bitten.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Republican bad: Donkeys good.

That’s basically what all the hubbub from the usual MSM suspects and president Obama’s own speech tell us now. Iraq was wrong for all the right reasons. Now those reasons are right for Libya. Except we are doing it half assed, while denying to be doing it at all, and hoping it works out. And while Obama and his leftist apologists now are wasting millions on this adventure - that’s how the left referred to fighting anywhere by the US until recently - to get the Europeans their oil, of all things, we are blocked from getting our own here at home! At least Obama’s big bullshit speech didn’t piss off my wife which watches this nonsense.

Posted by AlexinCT on 03/29/11 at 05:26 PM in Decline of Western Civilization   Deep Thoughts   Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   Law, & Economics   The Press Machine   War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

The United States of America is Different

So I finally got around to reading the President’s speech last night on Libya.  He made about as good a case as I think one can make for the intervention.  That case is not to be found in his actual words, which tried to make Libya sound like a unique and unparalleled event—which it isn’t.  The case for Libya is that this is one horror we can do something about.  The case is that this particular horror could encourage dictators around the Middle East to hold on against the revolutionary wave.  I was not entirely convinced by either of those arguments.  But at least it’s a case.

I was also struck by this passage:

To summarize, then:  In just one month, the United States has worked with our international partners to mobilize a broad coalition, secure an international mandate to protect civilians, stop an advancing army, prevent a massacre, and establish a no-fly zone with our allies and partners.  To lend some perspective on how rapidly this military and diplomatic response came together, when people were being brutalized in Bosnia in the 1990s, it took the international community more than a year to intervene with air power to protect civilians.  It took us 31 days.

If you think the LIbya thing is worth doing, they’ve done about as good a job as they could.  The attempts by such as Newt Gingrich to explain away their self-contradiction on the subject is a bit silly.  This is not the sort of thing done on the spur of the moment.  No matter what John Bolton thinks, the engines of war take some time to ramp up.

But that’s about it as far as praise goes.  Obama kinda-sorta made the case for war and sorta-kinda showed that he has, so far, managed the situation reasonably well.  But there remain some big problems with his Libya policy that were not addressed.

First, as Friedman points out, there is one important body left off the list of those that Obama got on board with this—Congress.  Lives are being put on the line and treasure is being spent.  Congress should at least be consulted.  In a Constitutional world, their approval would be required.

Second, he still, to my mind, did not identify a critical US interest beyond the humanitarian one.  The closest he got was this:

The writ of the UN Security Council would have been shown to be little more than empty words, crippling its future credibility to uphold global peace and security.

The idea that the UN Security Council deals in anything other than empty words is laughable.  It becomes doubly laughable when you realize the man citing the UN writs as a compelling interest felt that many more UN writs on the subject of Iraq were not enough to justify action.

But what really bothered me about the speech was that it had the tone of a man who thinks the war is all but won.  He frequently talked about what to do once Qaddafi is out of power.  But reports today show that the regime is making progress against the rebels. It is entirely possible that our intervention in Libya will prevent an oppressive massacre by creating a longer and bloodier drawn-out civil war.  Is that better?  Does that reflect well on the US?  Or will we decide that our credibility is at stake and start sending in ground troops?

In short—Obama failed to answer the most critical question:  what happens if this doesn’t work?

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Monday, March 28, 2011

What me worry?

Certainly not me, and certainly not because one of the world’s most prolific and pro-terrorist governments, one obsessed with getting nuclear weapons at the expense of their people’s future, puts out a video telling all the Madhi is almost here.

New evidence has emerged that the Iranian government sees the current unrest in the Middle East as a signal that the Mahdi--or Islamic messiah--is about to appear. CBN News has obtained a never-before-seen video produced by the Iranian regime that says all the signs are moving into place—and that Iran will soon help usher in the end times. While the revolutionary movements gripping the Middle East have created uncertainty throughout the region, the video shows that the Iranian regime believes the chaos is divine proof that their ultimate victory is at hand.

‘The Coming is Near’

The propaganda footage has reportedly been approved at the highest levels of the Iranian government.

For those that don’t know, that Madhi fella is supposed to show up to warn us about Armageddon. The tools running Iran seem to feel when the Madhi shows up he will be on their side, and that Iran will be the new center of paradise on earth. Considering it might end up glowing in the dark for the travesty these evil people would inflict on mankind that’s funny to me. And I should also point out that these fanatics forget the people in Iran are just as pissed at them as these others they claim are agitating against their governments elsewhere are, leaving one to conclude that Iran ain’t going to fare any better than they all will.

The video claims that Iran is destined to rise as a great power in the last days to help defeat America and Israel and usher in the return of the Mahdi. And it makes clear the Iranians believe that time is fast approaching.

Considering the bible claims that the anti-Christ will fight against Israel and Christian forces, one has to wonder how to take this revelation by the Iranian government. I would love to get an explanation of what role they see for themselves and Islam after this pronouncement that Israel is the enemy the Madhi comes to fight, especially when Islam claims Jesus as a prophet and both the Torah and the Bible as holy.

Maybe I am not as familiar with the Quaran, but if it actually says the Madhi will come to stand against Israel, shouldn’t that raise a few eyebrows amongst everyone that understands what religions or nations the Iranian leadership claims Islam will face off against in the end of times? Whether you are religious and/or a believer in this stuff or not, this should make you wonder WTF is going on with the Iranian leadership and their boner for the “End of times” type conflicts. Methinks these tools should be taken seriously when they say crazy shit like this.

Update: I think we found the anti-Christ.

Chavez has lobbied in recent weeks against what he calls the evils of capitalism, including alcoholism, breast implants and violent television programs.

Anyone that’s against breast implants and TV has got to be evil.

Posted by AlexinCT on 03/28/11 at 11:00 AM in Deep Thoughts   Religion and Sky Pixies   War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Some perspective on what’s going on

Well, now we know what kinds of wars demcorats approve off: undefined conflicts led by committee better known in military terms as Charley Foxtrot (cluster fuck) operations, that have no define purpose or end, and most important of all, that wastes ton of tax payer dollars with no discernable return. In short, the left hates any conflict that serves real American interests, don’t get approval from the liberal elite committee, but unlike when the left -their MSM mouth pieces - made a big deal out of a carrier carrying a banner declaring it’s mission completed when Bush went there, now we are getting smoke blown up our ass and the MSM goes along.

We are being assured there is also no plan to go into Syria, a conflict that looks to address more US strategic interests considering how deep Assad’s Iranian boyfriends have their thing planted up Syria’s crack, by them. Considering how fast they flip-flopped on not going into Libya, one should take this with a grain of salt. These leftists love stretching our military thin on meaningless adventures while doing their best to leave them both ill equipped and with as many restrictions as possible to make the job as hard as it can be. I would not be Obama starts another war considering people are saying he has acted like a doofus and they feel he lacks what it takes to lead. He has something to prove before the 2012 election. Maybe even have a war he can then claim he walked away from! In the mean time they continue to bleed America dry on all fronts. I seriously keep going back between they are just inept and fanatically stupid about their ideas, and hence unable to see the damage they cause, or that they are doing this all on purpose. Either way, they are destructive and we will pay the price for letting them have power.

In the mean time we see what the country would look like with Biden as president. Best guarantee that we will not have some lunatic ever try to kill Obama. Whomever picked Biden as VP was a genius.

Posted by AlexinCT on 03/27/11 at 09:36 AM in Decline of Western Civilization   Deep Thoughts   Left Wing Idiocy   The Press Machine   War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Not a week old and already falling apart?

Dang. Looks like Obama’s coalition is falling apart. The one put together to do regime change in Libya. I know the MSM isn’t going to use that word because then it might leave them with egg on their face. Considering the ruckus they caused when Bush said the same about Saddam back when, it is no surprise that now they don’t say that’s what Obama and the UN committee are doing in Libya to Gaddafi.

Deep divisions between allied forces currently bombing Libya worsened today as the German military announced it was pulling forces out of NATO over continued disagreement on who will lead the campaign. A German military spokesman said it was recalling two frigates and AWACS surveillance plane crews from the Mediterranean, after fears they would be drawn into the conflict if NATO takes over control from the U.S. The infighting comes as a heated meeting of NATO ambassadors yesterday failed to resolve whether the 28-nation alliance should run the operation to enforce a U.N.-mandated no-fly zone, diplomats said.

Heh, did the Germans just admit they believe the UN is as idiotic as I know they are? The regime change by committee thing must not suit them well. I had to laugh at this other revelation, though.

Meanwhile the head of the Italian Senate’s defence affairs committee, Gianpiero Cantoni, said the original French anti-NATO stance was motivated by a desire to secure oil contracts with a future Libyan government.

Heh! France is after oil? NO WAY!

Here is a prediction: these idiots fuck this up and Obama and the US are blamed when Gaddafi goes back to his old terrorist ways with a vengeance.

Update: Gaddafi already found way around the attacks.

Posted by AlexinCT on 03/23/11 at 06:38 PM in Decline of Western Civilization   Deep Thoughts   Left Wing Idiocy   The Press Machine   War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Obama’s Abu Ghraib cum Gitmo combined..

Like the heading of this post shows it now looks like the Obama Admin now has it’s own problems with troops doing things that would have set the left off during the Bush years. Most of the MSM, unlike back when, are not trying to pin these despicable acts on the guy in the WH - including the fact that the WH has been trying real hard to keep the story buried since the 2009 incident took place - but is playing Ostrich. In fact the few cases when the MSM is reporting on this it is to discriminate the lefty talking points and try and absolve this WH from the despicable treatment they gave the previous attendants for much of the same. Yes you morons, these photos are not going to get the 24/7 coverage you gave anything you could turn into a negative for the US and Bush back when, but they are going to still be far more damaging considering this happened under the Nobel Peace prize winner now bombing another Arab nation. Go figure. Oh how I love schadenfreude!

Posted by AlexinCT on 03/22/11 at 01:28 PM in Deep Thoughts   Left Wing Idiocy   The Press Machine   War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Hope & Change meets BDS..

While a few on the left are abandoning Obama over Libya like they did Bush on Iraq, like Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) claiming on MSNBC that we are fighting in Libya for oil, something he is right about, but should clarify we are doing for the Europeans, Kucinich is all aghast about the evil of war, and my personal favorite, the fat baseball cap wearing capitalist that has become stinking rich peddling collectivist bullshit damning Obama’s peace price - as Obama now has become the Nobel Peace Prize recipient to fire off the most cruise missiles and is trying to surpass Yasser Arafat as a recipient to be responsible for the most people killed, the bulk of them remain silent, or worse, defend him, now for doing what just a few years back made them insane. Heck, even Obama is turning on Obama. So, because I just love to rub this shit in the faces of the BDS infected morons that spent the better part of the Bush years telling us how evil BooshChimpyMcHitler was, I have to point out that that evil Bush had a bigger coalition for Iraq, including congress’ stamp of approval, than Obama does.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe Obama needed either UN or congressional approval to tell our military to just bomb the hell out Libya’s defense system – in fact I always feel that if we can get UN approval for any of these military engagements it means that it is bad policy for the US in their eyes, a waste of tax payer money with no discernable US interest being met, or both – but I do want to point out how stupid the left was during the Bush years.

Schadenfruede rocks, and I do not care to pretend I am not seriously enjoying watching so many of these morons contort themselves into pretzels to defend Obama for not only keeping and escalating Bush’s 2 wars, but possibly starting another one, or turning on him in order to remain consistent. I am even getting some serious satisfaction from the ones trying to look away and pretend this isn’t going on. I always told these idiots there would be consequences of their BDS induced antipathy someday, and I am enjoying the freak show now. It would be even sweeter if good people were not in harms way, under the command of these incompetents, but the real world is like that unfortunately. I wonder if the left will come out and profess their hope Obama fails at this latest exercise like they did to Bush. Harry Reid was not available for comment. That they are going to get used by the bad guys is a given though. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose! (The more things change, the more they stay the same.) Heh, how fitting.

Posted by AlexinCT on 03/22/11 at 06:23 AM in Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   Cult of Personality   The Press Machine   Tooting My Own Horn   War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Remember Egypt?

And how those of us that pointed out that odds favored that whole affair ending up wrong were told it was about democracy? Well, how does this fit with that?

CAIRO - Hundreds of Islamists hurled stones at secular opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei as he went to cast his ballot in a referendum in Egypt’s capital on Saturday, an AFP reporter said. “We don’t want you,” they shouted, forcing the former UN nuclear watchdog chief to retreat to his car and leave, but not before being hit by at least one stone in the back and drenched with water. ElBaradei is widely respected on the world stage for his work as an international diplomat, but under the ousted regime of Hosni Mubarak, he came under repeated criticism for his frequent trips abroad.

Forget the fact that I think ElBaradei is a douchbag of the first order. Or that I have a hearty laugh at the fact these idiots claim he is widely respected on the world stage - respect on the world stage usually equates with anti-US/anti-Israeli sentiments and much love for collectivist idiocy and totalitarian leftist governments which sooner or later end up screwing over their people – in order to elevate the man’s status. Pay attention to the fact that the Egyptian brotherhood has made it clear they want nothing to do with him or secularism.

He was also accused of being out of touch with the reality of Egyptian life.

You have to wonder what that reality is, huh?

Posted by AlexinCT on 03/19/11 at 01:14 PM in Religion and Sky Pixies   The Religion of Peace™   War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Oh, who the fook cares?

You guys know that I do not like giving Obama any slack and think most demcorats are spawns of the devil, so I hope you realize that I am doing this because this bullshit galls even me. What am I talking about? Well, the fact that even the elite Eurotrash leadership are now bashing Obama about Libya. They are baffled about US liberals acting like them after they spent most of the last decade telling us how we should do just that!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Once More, Unto the Breach

Well, so much for the right wing crabbing that the President wasn’t going to do anything:

Joyous Libyan rebels in Benghazi erupted with fireworks and gunfire after the U.N. Security Council voted Thursday evening to impose a no-fly zone and “all necessary measures” to protect civilians.

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The resolution was approved with 10 votes, including those of the United States and the United Kingdom.

There were no opposing votes on the 15-member council, but China, Russia, Germany, India and Brazil abstained. Germany said it was concerned about a protracted military conflict.

U.N. member states can “take all necessary measures ... to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, including Benghazi, while excluding a foreign occupation force,” according to the resolution.

The Arab League and NATO are saying they want to be involved and have been the most open supporters of this.  But let’s be realistic—the burden is going to be mostly on the United States. We’re the only guys on the planet who can project the kind of air power needed to enforce a no-fly zone without flying into a tree.  This resolution would have gotten nowhere if the UN weren’t certain that we would be shouldering the burden.  Indications are that the Obama Administration has been quietly moving toward this and has briefed members of Congress on their plans.  It could go even further than a no-fly zone, however.  The Administration is noting, correctly, that a no-fly zone is unlikely to have much impact on the Libyan civil war.  There is a potential to escalate this into attacking Qaddafi’s ground forces.  And, as we’ve learned from past interventions, once we get a foot in, we can’t accept failure.

I am very dubious of this.  The initial cost is estimated to be $15 billion a year and that’s assuming no escalation.  Our military is already stretched in two theaters—indeed the Air Force is saying they will have to divert resources from Afghanistan for this.  And what are we doing this for?  So we can look “decisive”?  So we can make friends in the region?  So that we can create the happy situation that now exists in Iraq?  Libya is highly tribal.  It’s very possible this could explode into an internecine mess.  What’s our exit strategy?  Fuck, what’s our entry strategy?  And where does it end?  There are other civil wars going on, other brutal crackdowns going on.  The reason for getting involved in Libya’s civil war is sounding an awful lot like the reason for getting involved in Iraq—because we can.

At the very least, the President needs to explain his intentions and his motivations—to the country, not to select members of Congress.  And he needs Congressional authorization if we’re going in.  I have had it with Presidents engaging in open-ended military action without following the War Powers Act, let alone the Constitution.  I have a feeling this is going to go on a lot longer than 60 days.

Maybe this will work out.  We seem to have a lot more cooperation than we did with Iraq.  And comparisons to Iraq are somewhat dubious to begin with.  We are not overthrowing a regime but (maybe) helping others do so.  A more apt comparison might be what we did in Serbia (which worked out so well).  But after two grim struggles in Islamic countries, I think we’re at least owed an explanation and a debate to answer the fundamental question that we should ask before any military action: what are we doing that is worth the loss of American lives and treasure?

I’ll say one thing.  Someone, I think it was Reason—called this.  I remember reading a commentary when Obama was elected that predicted he would get more aggressive on foreign policy since that’s the realm where the President has the most authority.  Well, he’s acting all right.  Let’s just hope that he and Gates and Clinton aren’t as stupid as Bush, Rummy and Powell were.

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

OH, the irony!

Lybian rebels fighting to rid themselves from Gaddafi, call for help from… WAIT!.... The Cowboy?

Opposition activists called for a no-fly zone, echoing a demand by Libya’s deputy U.N. envoy, who now opposes Gaddafi. “Bring Bush! Make a no fly zone, bomb the planes,” shouted soldier-turned-rebel Nasr Ali, referring to a no-fly zone imposed on Iraq in 1991 by then U.S. President George Bush.

I guess they also already know Obama is a spineless wannabe. Seriously, these people are doing this because despite the 24/7 propaganda from the Islamist and the left, they all know Iraq was rid of it’s dictator by Bush. And that they call for him shows they expect action from him and not the current guy warming the seat in the WH. Heh, the left must be pissed. Obama was supposed to make the world a better place, and he and his people seem almost paralyzed by these changes. No wonder these guys want Bush to come help. Snark! The usual tools in the MSM must be pissed about this revelation, after all, they want you to know the Bush the Lybian is referring to is daddy, not the son whom actually got rid of a dictator. If you were them, hoping to get rid of Gaddafi, would you be calling for the guy that left Saddam in charge, or the guy that actually got rid of Saddam?

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Libya In Flames

Jesus, this is getting intense:

While state TV bounced between scenes of serene concert footage and orderly rallies in support of leader Moammar Gadhafi, eyewitnesses describe a far different, far more chaotic Libya—one with arms-toting mercenaries, demonstrators ramming stolen tanks into a military base and masked men firing guns and blasting pro-government tunes from their sport utility vehicles.

Sporadic gunfire continued to ring out early Monday in parts of the North African nation, albeit a far cry from the tumult seen at other times since demonstrations and clashes began Tuesday night in Benghazi.

Al-Jazeera has a liveblog which reports, among other things, that the Libyan air force was ordered to bomb crowds of protesters.

The explosion in Libya and the likelihood that Gadhafi will fall is a thorn in the idea that we are witnessing the creation of an Islamist superstate.  Gadhafi is well-known radical and a sponsor of terrorism.  He’s the kind of guy the Islamists want in power.  Of course, as we’ve seen, getting rid of one evil man does not guarantee a worse one won’t get in.  But there is something very fundamental shaking in the Middle East. The fire has now spread to at least nine countries—Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Jordan and Morocco, all of which have different situations.  Comparisons are being made to 1848, although I am loathe to make such comparisons.  This is something different.

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