Friday 18 March 2011
Libya Intervention - Realpolitik on the hoof
As there has been no action yet against Qaffadi I have come to the conclusion that the yanks are positioned to do it right with their carriers and the planes are no in place yet in Cyprus or Sicily to take any action. Perhaps this suggests the UN Resolution rather took NATO by surprise?
Anyhow, Qaddafi is going to be very keen to get this war over quickly and will send his troops into Benghazi very quickly now. So that is not going to end well for the people there. Perhaps that won't bother they yanks as there angle on the population of Benghazi is skewed by this - for them indeed Qaddafi maybe doing them justice?
It is very complicated which inevitably means it will last a long time and not work out very well. In addition, how do the Saudi's/Bahraini's feel now that the US has given backing to overthrowing Middle Eastern Dictatorships who attack their own protesters?