Those who are buying into the present Administration’s assurances of our “limited” involvement in Libya would do well to read this al Jazeera report (via the Guardian.) And they’d do even better to study our history of “limited involvement” in places like Vietnam, Iraq, and numerous other venues, near and far.
While the Rushpubliscums are threatening to collapse our economy and crater our creditworthiness, about the last thing in the world we need is to get sucked into another meat grinder. And yet, here we go again.
Armed westerners have been filmed on the front line with rebels near Misrata in the first apparent confirmation that foreign special forces are playing an active role in the Libyan conflict.
A group of six westerners are clearly visible in a report by al-Jazeerafrom Dafniya, described as the westernmost point of the rebel lines west of the town of Misrata. Five of them were armed and wearing sand-coloured clothes, peaked caps, and cotton Arab scarves.
The sixth, apparently the most senior of the group, was carrying no visible weapon and wore a pink, short-sleeve shirt. He may be an intelligence officer. The group is seen talking to rebels and then quickly leaving on being spotted by the television crew.
Now just wait until a bunch of them get captured. Naturally, they’ll need to be rescued.
See what I mean? I was against this from day zero, and I am still very, very much opposed.