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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #47)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:34 PM

55. Well in Libya we first made an agreement with Gadaffi to keep the fairly

large contingency of extremists under control for us, which he was more than willing to do since he hated them and they hated him.

Then we changed our minds and when they rose up against Gadaffi, because they were the 'revolutionaries' which has been pretty well documented by now, we decided that they needed our help and protection. When the West began arming them, because ordinary Libyans who started the protests were unarmed, but they were quickly side-lined, many people warned that this was a mistake.

But the Western powers wanted Gadaffi gone especially France under Sarkozy, so they were willing to back the extremists to get rid of him. I guess someone thought they could control them later, or that they would be grateful. I don't know what the thinking was.

Al Queda is also now in Syria, in opposition to the Government there also, and we are again on their side.

'The enemy of my enemy is my friend' We supported Gadaffi right up to months before we didn't. We supported Assad when he was taking in millions of Iraqi refugees, but now we don't. We opposed Al Queda, until we didn't.

I know, it's more than a little confusing but lives are being lost as the Masters of the Universe play their chess games.

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