Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Some Gratitude Needed

About a month in and the Libyan civil war has come to a stalemate. This is something no one wants and NATO is already been blamed for it, and not without reason. What is surprising is that the Libyan rebels are also complaining about NATO…for not doing enough of the fighting for them!

Here we have NATO going well beyond the UN mandate of providing a no-fly zone, providing air cover to the rebels in Libya, yet the rebels are still unhappy with NATO! A rebel military leader, Abdel-Fattah Younis, just lashed out at NATO claiming that NATO was not doing enough and it was “falling short” in its mission to protect “Libyan civilians.” AKA, it seems that the rebels now want NATO to win the war for them!

I personally find the cheek of the rebels to be amazing. This is coming from a rebel force that would have been annihilated by Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi already if not for NATO; who is so weak that they can't take territory from Gadhafi’s forces even with air support from the biggest military alliance in the world; and who currently has no way to pay back NATO for the expenses of the war (which is costing America US$40 million per day, and that is just America).

And now they want NATO to do even more! Talk about gratitude. Sometimes there’s just no way to satisfy someone.

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