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Rights activists accuse pro-government forces of attacking people helping refugees as they try to escape from widening military assault.
Dan Friedman of NYC writes:
To justify our military involvement in Libya, Obama applied a completely prefabricated doctrine – Right to Protect (“R2P”) – with no legal status that was dreamed up in the leftist hothouses of academia. Then he skirted Congress and quickly passed the baton to NATO to finish the job. That was in March. Four months later, Qaddafi is still standing and nobody knows how many innocent lives have been lost in the fight to “protect” them.
Meanwhile, back in Syria, another Arab dictator more brutal than Qaddafi, and twice as dangerous, has squared off against his own people, killing them in wholesale numbers that haven’t been tabulated yet but are estimated to be in the thousands. Yet for some strange reason, our Fearless Feckless Leader won’t even send them an encouraging word, let alone exercise the Right to Protect them.
Say what you will about Obama’s hidden motives, I don’t think we need to drill below what we see on the surface. Obama is a man with a glib tongue who appeared suddenly out of left field and at first hid his distorted values from view. Now in power, he sees the U.S. government as his tool to recreate America and the world in his image. That much is obvious. And so is the crucial need to take the tool out of his hands come November of next year. ~ df
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