THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

March 29, 2011

Libya–Shooting Ourselves in the Foot?

Filed under: defense,Islam — danielhite @ 8:18 am
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Remember how we armed Al Qaeda during the first Afghanistan war? Are we doing it again? As “the populace” erupts all over the Middle East and its neighbors–Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar, Syria, and others–the question must be asked, “Who are these demonstrators and where are their sympathies?” In Egypt, the once banned Muslim Brotherhood are now major players in negotiations with the military. Nobody likes a dictator, but there are worse things. There are reports coming out of Libya that Al Qaeda members back from Afghanistan are part of the dissidents and are stocking up on weapons abandoned by Libyan forces–abandoned due to U.S. military intervention. We are talking RPG’s and other weapons that could be used against us. What are we doing? We hear about the revolt of “the people.” Who are these people?? As much as I would love to believe that the people want democratic reform, I am more concerned that a more determined group would press for an extremist Islamic regime, further stoking the instability of the Middle East. What is more humanitarian–a government under extreme Sharia law or a dictator trying to keep it out. I think the Libyan freedom fighters fresh from Afghanistan are laser-guiding fire back to the foot of American forces trying to kick out Gaddafi and his thugs. And this is serving America’s interests? I don’t think so.


1 Comment »

  1. WED, 3/30/2011

    Good morning.

    Libyan freedom fighters?

    For what “freedom?” The Islamic-brand?

    Hm-m-m-m …

    Thanks, BUT no thanks!

    Keep “penning” to help us stay really “free indeed!”

    The Lord bless you,

    the Williams’

    Comment by Bud and Nancy — March 30, 2011 @ 5:44 am | Reply

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