The I'net is all abuzz about the US pondering military actions in Libya. Wow, we got troops actively involved and engaged in Iraq, Afghanistan; ongoing tensions in Korea, a building Chinese presence in the Pacific, continuing support to missions in Kosovo, the Philippines, Europe and other places...and now we think getting our hands dirty in Libya might be a good idea? I know we're all excited to finally have a dedicated command, AFRICOM, overseeing the place...but do we really need to involve ourselves here just to test fire that organization? Seriously, I don't think we have a rat's ass of interest in that place other than its an oil supplier, which the rebels have continued to allows to leave from facilities that they have captured (except one place in the news that they say they shut down in case it was bombed to avoid additonal damage) and the Qadhaffi (again, how do we spell it...who cares..douchbag works for me) folks certainly are not going to cut off their main cash cow..so on that basis I think we will be OK.
My second thought was this..why now? I mean if we had a fundemental ideological opposition to this guy Moammar and he was commiting acts of terrorism against US citizens and interests through funding a series of foriegn terrorist organizations I can see taking him out and all...oh, yeah..thats him. So why the hell didn't we take him out back in the 80's for crying out loud?!?! After a failed bombing mission we could of gone in..hell, I would of been young enough then not only to participate but to enjoy it as well! Now, we look like the big kid on the block that just thinks he has got to get into every scrap on the schoolyard. Seriously, haven't we had enough servicemen and women sacrifice enough on foreign soil for a while?
This is a Libyian issue, let them decide their own future...as long as someone puts a round through douchbag boy's head..
Quick, move your retirement accounts into stocks based on defense and military suppliers...
Like the song says..."Peace sells, but who's buying?"
By the way, Megadeth is named after the word "megadeath" which was a term coined in the cold war to denote 1 million deaths to comprehend numbers associated with the forecast of widespread devastation after a nuclear exchange. This song has become a staple of all of their live perfomances.
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)