July 8, 2011 Leave a comment
@Net_Anon My feeling: war is madness and cruelty.
We want to end pain for a people hurting, why subvert a force for change for falling short of embodying the final Manicheaen purge toward utopian socialist brotherhood– an investigation of the people in power in Libya will inform you of what we of course ought to know–that there are pecuniary interests, often ancient and at times repressive instruments of State, that will finally be in the Duke’s seat. But in immediately practical terms:
1. It is almost an absurdity to imagine Gaddafi will be restored, or frankly leave Libya alive.
2. The NTC allows full access to reporters; and while human rights workers have reported on rights violations, the Obeidi scenario amongst other circumstances have proven that the rebel leaders (visible or occult) at least bow to imperatives of survival in relations, and we can expect for the time being humanitarian access.
3. The most realistic and productive undertaking for remote non-combatants (us) is NOT to attempt remote combat through political, rhetorical maneuvers–rather to facilitate a modicum of focus on the PEOPLE of Libya. This is not between the NTC and Gaddafi, it’s the Libyan people vs. Tyranny. Silent now – and one day, it’s Us versus Them.