Comments on: Top ten myths about the Libya war http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/22/top-ten-myths-about-the-libya-war/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Btwesterman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/22/top-ten-myths-about-the-libya-war/#comment-40012 Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:17:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10011#comment-40012 A well done article, I would have liked to see the myth of the revolutions Islamic motives. Over all you did a good job cutting to the heart of the issues.

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By: dootyfree http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/22/top-ten-myths-about-the-libya-war/#comment-36619 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 18:07:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10011#comment-36619 This article is ridiculous. Please I ask you all to do your own research….

“Believe Nothing, No Matter Where You Read It, or Who Said It, No Matter If I Have Said It, Unless It Agrees with Your Own Reason and Your Own Common Sense.”

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By: JohnnyComeLate http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/22/top-ten-myths-about-the-libya-war/#comment-36616 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 16:46:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10011#comment-36616 Excellent article, I am sick and tired of people propagating these myths.

Also I highly doubt any sane person is pro-gaddafi, only anti-NATO.

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By: mladenkovacevic http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/22/top-ten-myths-about-the-libya-war/#comment-36608 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:37:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10011#comment-36608 So this is an opinion piece, right?

How come is it that mass media outlets never have an opposing opinion piece questioning the legitimacy of the rebels, or the real agenda behind NATO involvement?

It’s all about falling in line and propagating the same bulls*it that few informed people are actually buying.

For someone who’s lived in “various parts of the Muslim world for nearly 10 years”, Juan Cole’s piece reads like a high-schoolers essay with poorly researched arguments and “the opposition claims” facts.

It’s very discouraging at how disconnected media is from reality and how eager it is to fall in line with NATO foreign policy.

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By: MikeRoy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/22/top-ten-myths-about-the-libya-war/#comment-36606 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:05:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10011#comment-36606 I agree why did Mr Cole not mention some other key issues like, the creation of the African Central Bank, the gold dinars, the African union.. And the IMF invovment…

Why leave out these key issues Mr Cole, you are better then that…

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By: USAPragmatist http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/22/top-ten-myths-about-the-libya-war/#comment-36589 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 13:36:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10011#comment-36589 renceD….Please explain how you get at the trillion dollar figure for this conflict? Every source I check has it in 10’s of billions tops, that is 2 orders of magnitude difference.

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By: Probal_DasGupta http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/22/top-ten-myths-about-the-libya-war/#comment-36570 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 01:40:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10011#comment-36570 The original Indian word for “checkmate” is “chal maat”.

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By: renceD http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/22/top-ten-myths-about-the-libya-war/#comment-36566 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 00:43:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10011#comment-36566 Mr Cole, Who do you get paid by to write up stories like that? Follow the money! Why on Earth would the already bankrupt Western Governments throw a trillion dollars at this war? For the love of the Libyan people?
You forgot to mention some key issues like the creation of the African Central Bank, the gold dinars, the African union by Ghaddafi, which effectively would have put the IMF out of business in Africa. In 2006 Tony Blair was buddy buddy with Ghaddafi and Ghaddafi’s sins were absolved. Why after such short time is he suddenly the evil tyrant again? Protecting civilians by bombarding a country is an insult to intelligence. What are NATO’s real reasons to fork our a trillion dollars for this project? At the end of the day there is not any country on earth where disgruntled citizens would not rise up to topple the government – a little outside influence can whip up some support to mobilize these entities. Oh, and by all means include Democracies! Yugoslavia was exemplary in that respect.
Dictators do not grow on trees! They are usually armed to the teeth by western powers. There are hundreds of examples of this.€834.5m worth of arms to Lybia over a five year period. UK, France and Italy being the main exporters profiting from these lucrative deals with Ghaddafi. Needless to say that Ghaddafi needed to give some concessions for these extravagant arm deals, like letting foreign oil companies to participate in exploration, give a piece of the banking system to the IMF etc. But after 2009 he wisened up and would not budge. You are quoting Reinhold Niehbuhr and Obama, surely the best way to protect civilians is to sell their dictator arms, isn’t it? It is very sensible option, to provide a military dictator of 41 years, top notch weapons, especially to Ghadafi, who allegedly blew up the Pan Am flight, and provided breeding ground for terrorist -the largest number of suicide bombers for Iraq.

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