Friday, March 25, 2011

Can't post to CNN Blog...

Another political tirade

Having spent hours trying to post a few sentences on the CNN blogs, in hopes that my words may be read by the reporters or even better, read aloud to the viewing audience without any success, I decided to simply post the tirade here. At least it is off my shoulders.

We keep hearing all kinds of complaints about our current war in Libya, such as who are these rebels anyway, perhaps they are Al Qaeda etc. What nonsense. The rebels have been telling us all along exactly who they are - they are the doctors, dentists, students, housewives, teachers in other words the common citizens of Libya. People who found enough courage to stand up and fight against an evil tyrant.

We keep hearing complaints about our not having an "end game" etc. It is simple, really simplicity itself. Just protect the civilians from Gadhafi's murdering mercenary thugs, provide some air cover for the rebel forces and maybe even offer some boots on the ground as well to help things along - advisors if you will. These advisors could help train the rebels and advise them on how best to fight against Gadhafi's military forces. They could also act as ground to air liaison or FAO - to help guide the air strikes onto the correct targets and help avoid any mistakes.

What we do NOT hear from any of the commentaturatii is the bald fact that Gadhafi and his regime are doomed. The only thing that can save him now, would be if the coalition were to life the no-fly ban and naval blockade. He cannot fly in new mercenaries to replace his losses, nor replace the munitions expended, even the fuel for his tanks will run out. Even if the rebels take their time about liberating the nation, Gadhafi cannot survive this. Simple attrition will eventually end in his scurrying for a spider hole like Saddam did.

It is starting to look like perhaps the day of the dictators is over, world wide. If the dictators truly loved their country and their people, they would simply step down and allow open and free elections to take place. I wonder if we will see any of the remaining dictators do that.

That is it for this political tirade, I will try to come up with something more interesting to post soon. Good luck and good hunting amigos, I hope you find the treasures that you seek.


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