Hating Gadhafi, Country Commits
to Expensive Blind Date with Terrorist Rebels
Leave it to Barack Obama and his administration to hopefully change one of the murkiest foreign situations in recent memory into the absolutely murkiest one ever . . . no end game description of what we’re trying to accomplish has been provided; no knowledge of the recipients of our beneficence is available; and no limits to our engagement have been hinted at . . . one could call the Libyan action a “pig in a poke” only at risk of a class-action suit for defamation from ordinary pigs in pokes . . . .
Item: The day-to-day changes in strategic oversight have not only been dramatic from Defense Secretary Gates; Secretary of State Clinton, NATO leaders; the U.N. coalition; and, of course the President, but each one of these parties have each given at least three different appraisals to the world’s press. Obama has muddied the waters worse than all the rest of them put together.
Item: Reports from the field and from NATO experts say that elements of Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Iranian terrorist group Vivac, and the Muslim Brotherhood are found among the so-called “Democracy-loving Rebels” now opposing Moammar the Transvestite in Libya. One high-ranking NATO general, however, put us all at ease saying that a “flickering” of Al Qaeda presence had been found so far. Undefined is the word “flickering” . . . does it mean 2%? 20%? Perhaps 60%?Item: The suggestion from knowledgeable moderate Muslims in the United States is that in the less moderate Islamic countries, up to 90% of their populations are in favor of Shariah Law instituting among other things: stoning to death for adulterers; public floggings; severe oppression of females including requirement for wearing of the burkha; institutionalized rapings (a female victim must provide four male witnesses to the rape or risk being condemned for lack of chastity and stoned to death) condoned by the justice system; cutting off of hands as a punishment for theft; beheading of infidels; and beheading of Muslims who convert to other religions; etc., etc. ad nauseum. The question is then . . . even if not one terrorist is involved, are these rebels interested in replacing the secular state now in Libya with a new Islamic Jihadocracy akin to the Taliban?
Item: Despite claims to the country, the United States is dominating and leading the operation. In the matter of Tomahawk missiles for example, the U.S. is putting in $56 million worth of them daily. Total expenditure by the rest of the so-called “coalition” so far? Four. Total U.S. cost thus far is more than $600 million for over 235 American Tomahawks compared to just nine by our “allies.” The proportion of air sorties has been similarly unbalanced.
Item: Meanwhile in the Middle East, President Obama is now upping the ante with more talks every day about arming the rebels. President Obama has also renewed his call for an “independent Palestinian State (he first mentioned this last September with a “deadline” of one year) to be put in place by this September, 2011, despite being embroiled in Libya. And Obama has also said that turning over the operation to NATO is now being “reconsidered” in accord with the U.N. doctrine of “Necessary Protection.” The Arab League and other Muslim countries have suggested that the “Protect” doctrine would justify them sending inspectors into Israel to document abuse of Muslim citizens there. Last time Rajjpuut checked, the human rights violations from Muslim states upon Muslim citizens outnumbered the ordinary failings of Democracies like America and Israel by say, 10,000 to 1 . . . .
Item: The Egyptian military is now talking with the Muslim Brotherhood (who gave us 9/11, bless them; read The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 for the full history). As most of you know, Egypt has always been not only the most populous Middle Eastern country, but also one of the most modern and secular. A study of opinions in Egypt two weeks before the opposition to Mubarak surfaced showed that 85% of the Egyptians queried favored institution of Shariah Law in their country. Of what use is a democracy of savages? Democracy is totally unimportant compared to other little considerations like basic human decency and rights; not to mention real justice.
In sum, unless he is personally and deliberately seeking to instigate the Biblical version of events known as “Armageddon,” there is absolutely zero sense to the Obama Middle East policy decisions of the last three months and the notion of going on a blind date with (arming) the Libyan rebels made even less sense than getting involved there in the first place. Events in Libya via the U.N. are all about French and British oil interests and not one single other thing and getting involved in someone else's civil war and deciding to institute a regime change is never a good idea.
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,