2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

DO NOT ARM LIBYIAN REBELS-IT MIGHT BACKFIRE IN FACE OF US

Reader comment on item: Back to the Shores of Tripoli?

Submitted by Ilene Richman (United States), Mar 11, 2011 at 09:31

We helped Afghanistan with military equipment under Representative Charlie Wilson's tutelage. And we see what has happened. We armed the Taliban. It is a terrible idea to send arms to the Libyan rebel forces.

Eventually, those arms would be used against allies and maybe the US. It is also advisable we not set up a "no fly zone". We cannot defend the whole world. Why do we have the UN? Why do we have NATO? Why not send The Arab League to rid Libya of Quadifi? The wars in Afghanastan have drained the monetary resources of the US.

We should move out of Iraq and Afghanistan as soon as possible-now. We can send in "special forces" to keep an eye on these countries. But, thousands of young men and women have died in vain. Why don't the politicians send their children to fight these wars and not young innocent men and women for lies perpetrated by the Bush administration?

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to DO NOT ARM LIBYIAN REBELS-IT MIGHT BACKFIRE IN FACE OF US by Ilene Richman

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)