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LIBYA: Good reasons for intervention

Letter by Richard L. Parnell, Lacey on March 14, 2011 at 9:43 am with 7 Comments »
March 14, 2011 9:43 am

Perhaps the international community is not looking in the right places to press its arguments for intervention in crises such as Libya, Iraq, etc.

When I see oil refineries and wells set on fire, I see pollution that will affect the climate and health the world over. I also see a waste of a resource the entire world depends on and that is rapidly becoming scarcer, affecting the world economy.

My health, my wealth, my well-being as well as everyone else’s: These seem like good reasons to step in, as obviously the people “in charge” do not have a firm grip on the situation.

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  1. Any intervention by the US or any western power would be viewed as another Christian Crusade against another Muslin Nation. And that includes a no-fly zone.

  2. Richard, unless the people in charge want to see us on our knees. Who was it that said “fuel prices will necessarily get much higher”? Oh, right it was Obama.

  3. Obama said it, BUT he’s not the cause.

  4. Who was it that said “never let a good crisis go to waste”?

  5. Saul Alinsky general gets credit for the original ‘intellectual’ version, and I wonder what anonymous speech writer came up with Rahm Enanuel’s more famous version.

  6. What’s a “Muslin Nation” ?

  7. what thought that was so clever he had to repost it over and over on many threads.

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