Monday, March 21, 2011
As some of you may know, I am entirely opposed to military intervention in Libya primarily because I am not convinced that there is enough solid evidence of war crimes. I stumbled upon this article from Time Magazine and found it to be a very interesting analysis of the reasons for military intervention in Libya. The article confirms my suspicion that attacks on civilians and other war crimes remain unconfirmed. It suggests that Obama is not neccessarily intervening in Libya to protect Libyans, instead reports from the White House suggest that he is trying to establish a precedent for intervening in humanitarian crises in the future. The article also suggests that Libyan intervention is also motivated by universal hatred of Gadaffi in the Arab World, Europe's energy fears, and fears of further regional stability all wrapped up under the banner of "democratic movements" in the Middle East.