For what it's worth...
.....US and UK vessels launch missile strike against Gadhafi's limited air defences in Libya
Iraq, Afghanistan, now this?
Without editorializing, I found my self thinking of this passage of Scripture, even though the context is not exactly the same.
That day will be darkness, not light.
It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear,as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him.
Will not the day of the LORD be darkness, not light— pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness? (Amos 5:18b-20)
I wonder what we're getting ourselves into this time. As I said, just thinkin'
(Updated with further thoughts)
What I mean is this; we (the West) have gone into Iraq and Afghanistan and been stuck there in what we may have called a, "transition period," until stability can be restored in these areas. But even if we don't end up physically occupying them, what are we going to see in the various countries of North Africa in which we are seeing such change and turmoil recently. Is what replaces the status quo going to be better or worse than that which is being replaced? What is going to fill these vaccuums, freedom or increased tyranny and repression? More tolerance for the rights of minorities or less?
We don't yet know, do we?
(Updated Sept 13/12)
But we plunged in anyway,didn't we?
See also here..
"Into the valley of Death rode the six hundred..." - Tennyson - The Charge of the Light Brigade.
I believe it is time to stop interfering around the world, however noble we feel is the motive. The white man's burden is passe. Let's stop trying to export democracy to those who either don't want it or who have no clue how to use it.
Take even more Care