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Intervention Fail: Back to Libya

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by poncho, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    The use of the US military overseas seems to have become so commonplace that the Obama Administration can bomb a country with no Congressional input and very little media interest at all. Such was the case on Friday, when the US military killed some 49 people in a bombing run near Tripoli, Libya.

    We had to bomb Libya, we are told, because Libya has become a hotbed of ISIS activity. The group has been moving training facilities into the country, taking advantage of the chaos. Ironically, it was five years ago this week that the “Arab Spring” uprising began in Libya -- an uprising that was supported by US military force and led to the overthrow of the Libyan government and the murder of its leader, Gaddafi.

    We were told that the US had to intervene to overthrow Gaddafi so that democracy and human rights could flourish, yet five years after the US-led intervention no one would argue that the country is better off. Instead of bringing Libya democracy, US intervention brought Libya ISIS. So now the US has to go back and bomb Libya some more to take care of ISIS.

    Will this work? No. Logic tells us you cannot do more of what caused a problem and expect it to fix the problem.

    Continue . . . http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archive.../february/21/intervention-fail-back-to-libya/
     
    #1 poncho, Feb 22, 2016
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  2. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Our "intervention" was illegal the first time. It's even worse this time. It's political theater meant to salvage the first misguided illegal "intervention".
     
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