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LIBYA: What about Rwanda and Darfur?

Letter by Lisa Harmon, Auburn on March 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm | 37 Comments »
March 29, 2011 1:48 pm

The 1994 Rwanda genocide resulted in the slaughter of more than a million people, and the U.S. did not intervene with military force. Since 2003, the Darfur atrocities have left nearly 300,000 people dead, and the U.S. has not intervened with military force.

In Libya, the estimates of those killed so far, range from 233 to 1,000, and we are intervening because of the brutality?

If we couldn’t find our way to intervene in the slaughter of millions, why then are we spending billions in three locations around the world in the name of democracy and human rights?

Let’s call it like it is. This is not a human rights intervention. None of these wars are. When President Obama uses phrases like “stand idly by,” I cringe. That ship sailed over a decade ago, with Rwanda.

Let the oil go. It isn’t worth it.

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