Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Libyan war begins

In one of my previous posts, I wrote about going to war in Libya and that is exactly what happened, with the French launching the first strike and then the U.S. joining in. I don’t really understand where all the money is coming from to fight this war. We are trying to reduce the deficit and cut spending but on the other hand we are attacking countries which have nothing to do with our defense. But unless we use ground troops, the rebels in Libya won’t be able to defeat the government forces alone. Although this time around (as compared to Iraq), the other Arab countries are on the side of the U.S. and its allies but that does not diminish the fact that the western world is fighting somebody else’s war.

If we could have used more of the war effort and money concentrating on our own problems it would have been much better. Let for once leave the Middle East alone so that they can solve their own problems like they did in Tunisia and Egypt without resorting to No-Fly zones and aerial bombardment. If the people of Tunisia and Egypt could solve their problems without the active intervention of the international community, I am sure the Libyans can do it too, maybe not as peaceful as both the other countries but they surely would have figured a way out.

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