Attacking Libya: An Unsound Decision

The U.S. is once again participating in an armed conflict with a country we really should not be interested in interfering with. The problem with meddling in other nation’s affairs is that you never know what the outcome of doing so will be. For example while Saddam was by no means a nice guy, under his rule there were no terrorists and other weirdos. The majority of people in Iraq were safer and happier from what I gather from various blogs and websites.

We now do not know if Iraq will become an Islamic state, a new type of rogue nation and the same is true for Libya without Gaddafi. Libya might very well be better off with Gaddafi than a future Libya that is economically unstable and where outfits like Al-Qaeda exploit social unrest and dissatisfaction with youths to further its own evil goals.

Democracy can only be successful if a country has reached a certain level of development both in terms of the economy and social development. Why do our leaders seem to miss this important point.

I also find it strangely disturbing that the international community sits around idle when Rwanda has a million dead due to genocide. But suddenly seems to send its missiles and war planes for Libya when nobody knows who these rebels are, who supplies them with arms and what exactly is their true agenda? Do we know for sure that all rebels are Libyans? The answer is “No”.

Libya has a lot of oil and the oil companies will benefit with access to Libyan oil and therefore one possible reason to attack Libya could be its natural resources. Another reason could be that the rebels are really not what they seem and helping them is a misguided effort. Either ways, I believe a non-aligned approach is probably the best approach in general. The rebels have every right to freedom but they should achieve it themselves.

Interfering in other countries businesses is generally a bad idea because you can only do so with under-developed nations. For example try messing with China. So essentially this is selective action by the developed countries and the U.N. against a much weaker nation.  The U.S.  has a lot of things that need fixing at home first before we try fixing other countries.

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