Tag Archives: Libya
It is more than a little hypocritical when President Museveni criticizes the West for getting involved in the Libya crisis. If countries really should be left to work out their own issues, even when “the people” are vastly out-gunned, how … Continue reading
Gadaffi uses mercenary soldiers from sub-Saharan Africa. As his country rises up against him, he probably uses them even more than he did before, since the loyalties of his “Libyan” soldiers must be in doubt. This is causing a violent … Continue reading
Once Gadaffi is removed from power, there will be many dominoes falling across Africa. His personal investments in businesses and in cultivating relationships with cultural rulers constitute billions of dollars and form an intricate web of control across the continent. … Continue reading
With all of this instability in these primarily Muslim countries, I can just imagine what’s going on in backrooms at the Pentagon right now. The CIA leadership and others must be frantically trying to position “their guys” to take over once the dust settles. What an unprecedented opportunity to stuff all of these Muslim countries with pro-American leaders.
I’m sure we will never see evidence of it (even on Wikileaks), but I can almost hear the thunderous flow of black-ops US money pouring into the coffers of rebel leaders in the hopes that they will be “friends” when the old dictators are gone.
This is an exciting and frightening time. Change is happening at an incredible pace, but what will these countries look like a year from now? A “new leader” doesn’t always mean a “better leader.” While these revolutions have been “people powered,” how many of these people actually have the power to take control after the upheaval?
Let’s believe in the power of progress and the strength of people to improve their situation, but let’s not stop watching these countries once the bullets stop flying. It is easier to break something down than to build something up. They are likely to need the world’s help even more in the future as their people try to design governments that will work for them. Continue reading