Seeking Alpha

Allied air strikes have helped Libyan rebels to recapture Ajdabiyah, a gateway to their...

Allied air strikes have helped Libyan rebels to recapture Ajdabiyah, a gateway to their stronghold of Benghazi and the oil town of Tobruk. The rebels say they have also taken the oil port of Brega, although there has been no independent confirmation.
From other sites
Comments (5)
  • BlueOkie
    , contributor
    Comments (7413) | Send Message
     
    Let's hope the rebels are not the bad guys and we are not on the wrong side of Libya war.
    27 Mar 2011, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
    , contributor
    Comments (2713) | Send Message
     
    www.telegraph.co.uk/ne...
    27 Mar 2011, 11:51 AM Reply Like
  • bob adamson
    , contributor
    Comments (4562) | Send Message
     
    The Libyan crisis has illustrated conflicting foreign policy and domestic agendas in both the US and EU. For the US in the 21st century there are the conflicting desires to continue to be the paramount global leader, to focus increasingly on its own national priorities in the international arena and to have other major allies assume more of the economic and political burden entailed in resolving international crises. Correspondingly, for the EU member States (and, viewed more broadly beyond the current MENA crises, for other US allies as well) there are the conflicting desires to be accorded due regard when crises arise in regions where they have a major stake, to retain scope in those regions for independent action, to limit the political and economic burden entailed in addressing international disputes but to benefit where possible from continued US involvement of a nature and on a scale echoing that played in the post WW II period.

     

    The following articles illustrate all this well through European eyes.

     

    www.guardian.co.uk/com...

     

    www.economist.com/node...

     

    www.spiegel.de/interna...

     

    www.turkishpress.com/n...
    27 Mar 2011, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • User 353732
    , contributor
    Comments (5046) | Send Message
     
    So now the thugs and Islamic terrorists(including those who attacked and killed American troops in Iraq) have seized Eastern Libya with the explicit "kinetic" aid of the US Regime : all in the name of protecting civilians (whom no one can tell apart from combatants in street clothes) . Western Libya continues to stay under the control of the tyrants . Oil and gas production and sales continue to be halted by the diktat not of any Libyan group by the fiat of the West.

     

    The West, led by the US Regime, is determined to bifurcate despotic and enervated Libya into 2 failed states both of which will breed and harbor terrorists who will kill , main, terrify and starve ordinary Libyans( particularly women ,teenagers and children) and murder Europeans and Americans . Moreover these failed states will also provide havens for Narco terrorists and conduits for illegal immigration of unskilled and desperate Africans into Southern Europe.

     

    This is called moral clarity and intellectual rigor by the Regimes of the West: making the world for more dangerous for ordinary Americans and Europe and and safer for Islamic and Narco terrorists while gratuitously alienating China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and Russia.

     

    Next time Russia, China or India want to military insert themselves into the internal affairs of their neighbors they will this Western model of "Kinetic energy to protect civilians and rend nations" .
    27 Mar 2011, 12:24 PM Reply Like
  • BlueOkie
    , contributor
    Comments (7413) | Send Message
     
    Libya hasn't had anything but a cruel bastard as a leader for 40 years. Why should we risk our lives now
    28 Mar 2011, 08:39 AM Reply Like
DJIA (DIA) S&P 500 (SPY)
ETF Hub
ETF Screener: Search and filter by asset class, strategy, theme, performance, yield, and much more
ETF Performance: View ETF performance across key asset classes and investing themes
ETF Investing Guide: Learn how to build and manage a well-diversified, low cost ETF portfolio
ETF Selector: An explanation of how to select and use ETFs