US Intervention?

This is a call for the US to dosomething.  At present, the US is standingpassive and looking confused.  In time itwill need to act in support of a new regime. For the present been passive may just be the best answer.  The Libyan people seem to be able to get thejob done and they need the esteem builder. The Arab peoples elsewhere also need to see it unfold that way.

Also we really do not want torush in every time someone hits the bricks

Most everyone knows where thepresidential palaces are and need no help to place pressure on the regime.  The best an outsider can do is to assist inthe escape.  Actual intervention means thatyou end up owning the problem as was done in Iraq.

Yes, we need to come out in favorof the people’s revolution now.  This isthe only president in the past forty years who seems to have to think about itat all in this particular case.  Thishomicidal maniac ordered the Lockerbie atrocity and many others because hecould.  He only had second thoughts afterReagan reached out and touched him with an air strike.  He only listened to wiser heads when his ownsons grew up and finally convinced him of the stupidity of his ways.

Land relief and aid support inthe east and do not worry about arms. They are moving freely enough right now.

The Case for U.S.Action in Libya

Posted by Ryan Mauro on Feb 24th, 2011 and filedunder Daily MailerFrontPage. You can follow any responsesto this entry through the RSS2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently notallowed.

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Muammar Qaddafi’s goal is obvious: If he goes down, he wants to bring Libya with him.He wants the day he falls to be remembered as a day of bloodshed, not of joy.His fighter jets are firing on protesters and a new report says hehas ordered the destruction of his country’s oil facilities, which wouldeliminate 75 to 90 percent of the next government’s revenue andmake the world feel his pain as oil prices skyrocket. It is timefor the step in.

President Obama finally made a statement yesterday about the uprisingin Libya,saying the violence is “outrageous and unacceptable” and that thegovernment had a “strong responsibility to refrain from violence.” As fora response, no specifics were offered beyond: “We are reviewing a variety ofoptions with our international partners…”

President Obama should have called for Qaddafi’s resignation days ago.If Hosni Mubarak qualified as a leader unworthy of office, then Qaddafi surelydoes as well. Yet, in the speech, Qaddafi’s name was noteven mentioned. The Obama administration has made improving the image ofthe U.S.a top objective of its foreign policy but its failure to decisively side withthe people dying for the rights we cherish is tarnishing it. It is time tounequivocally stand in favor of the Libyan revolution.

As Paul Wolfowitz pointsout, the Arab world is seeing a connection between the unengagedattitude of the U.S.and Secretary of State Clinton’s 2009 meeting with one of Qaddafi’s sons. TheLibyan ambassador to the U.S.has turned on Qaddafi and is cautioning theU.S.that its current posture gives the appearance to the Arab world that the West“has only a materialist mind—they don’t care about human rights…except when itcomes to their own interest.” The Arab and Muslim world, he said, “[won’t] trust Americaor the West if they behave that way.”

The U.S. and itsallies should immediately reach out to any non-Islamist party or oppositionleader in Libya,including the tribal chiefs, to begin forming a transitional government. Thisexpression of confidence that Qaddafi will not last will do much to motivate theLibyan people. This transitional government, if put together before thedictator falls, should be given authority over liberated territory like Benghazi.
 The military andpolice who have defected can become part of the new security forcesthat can prevent anarchy, and elements of the regime that have embraced therevolution should be welcomed. Through this government, the West can deliverhumanitarian supplies to bring relief to the conflicted areas. The creation ofthis body would help non-Islamist forces organize for the day when electionsare held and would make for as smooth of a transition as possible.

The U.S.must take the lead in the international community in warning that the names ofanyone carrying out violence against the protesters are being collected andthey will be prosecuted. The assets of any official who has not turned againstQaddafi should be frozen. Fighter jets being used to fire upon the Libyanpeople can be shot out of the sky, especially if Libyan airspace must beentered to evacuate staff and citizens. The mere threat of this would causemost, if not all, of the fighter pilots to go AWOL. The alternative is to watchLibyan protesters get massacred while they ask why the U.S. doesnothing and time is given to Qaddafi to destroy his oil infrastructure.

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