The wholesale killings of people in Libya, and the ruthless conduct of the Moammar Gadhafi regime, as well as past events and his support of terrorism, especially directed at The United States, are just cause for his overthrow. The man is a menace, as well as a danger to the world.
However, I stop short of the introduction of American Troops on the Ground. We no longer can afford to bring american troops to every region of the world where trouble lurks. We can not be the world police. It is time for these countries to learn to settle differences with out wholesale slaughter of their population with the excuse that the uprising was unjustified, and or something that it was not. it goes on all over the world. It is wrong, but at the same time we should not be the sole interveners. There are others with interests in the region. In the past, they sat back and let The U.S. fight the battle, while they collected the spoils. The United States is doing the right thing in saying that it is time for others to step up to the plate and assist in world affairs.
Yesterday there was talk about The United States supplying arms to Gaddafi’s opposition. The rebels are fighting with untrained fighters, untrained command, and a serious lack of adequate weaponry. There are those however, who are questioning who those weapons will be used by. It is said that there are hints of terrorist involvement in this fight to overthrow Gaddafi. If that is the case, then our supplying arms to the rebel cause could come back to bite us in the future. In short, we have to be very careful in supplying arms.
However, today, it seems that we have committed ourselves to just that. apparently Rebels are showing off their new arms and once again preparing for another advance on Gaddafi. But, let me say this. They can have all the pretty little weapons they want, and all the high-tech gizmos we can think of, but without leadership, and proper training, they have gained nothing. We spent millions for nothing and only assist in rearming Gaddafi and his forces.
I just hope the CIA who is reported to be on the ground over there as well, has this one right!
Have a great day folks, God Bless America, and no I have not forgotten……..Pray for the people of Japan!