28 February 2016   Leave a comment

I will only post one article today.  It is a long article, but one that highlights the perils of humanitarian intervention as well as the mindset of Hillary Clinton who might well be the next President of the United States.  The intervention in Libya was occasioned by a fear of a humanitarian crisis against the backdrop of American inaction in the Rwandan catastrophe in 1994, the clear evidence that the leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddaffi, was a ruthless dictator, and the sense that the turmoil in the Middle East that was called the “Arab Spring” demanded powerful Western support. Despite all these reasons, there were also voices that warned against an intervention because there was no way for the US to control the outcome.  Unfortunately, the latter voices were ignored and now Libya is gripped by turmoil and poses a new security risk that did not exist before.

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Posted February 28, 2016 by vferraro1971 in World Politics

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