Islamist militants who seized Westerners at an Algerian gas plant are demanding a safe passage to nearby Libya, authorities said, as fallout from the French offensive in Mali reverberates globally.
Media in the region reported that the attackers issued a news release demanding an end to "brutal aggression on our people in Mali" and cited "blatant intervention of the French crusader forces in Mali."
In the news release, the militants said they carried out the operation in Algeria because it allowed French forces to use its air space in attacking Islamist militants in Mali.
The Islamist militants must expect a good reception in Libya, if they want to go there.
The USA was active in removing Libya's former leaders. Did the USA have inadequate information concerning what wound probably happen under the present government of Libya?
This reminds me of my negative reaction to the removal of the Shah in Iran: look at our relationship to Iran today.
I do not think that all revolutionary change is necessarily good.
The US installed the Shah as the Iranian military dictator as part of our foreign policy at the time. In retrospect, it was a very bad move. We propped him up, gave him arms, and hoped we could keep Iran as a cold war adversary to the Soviet Union as well as a source of cheap oil. Well the whole episode just bit us in the a ss.
The US is not the police of world...it is however the must uneducated society in the world
@ the prophet:
I would agree with your post to the extent that most USA citizens are far less educated than the average European citizen, but I could not agree that we are "the most uneducated society in the world."
Obviously, @ Portland tony and I see the issue of Iran from different points of view.
I know wonderful people from that country who call it "Persia," will not say "Iran," and say, "the Shah was the best."
I have met members of the Shah's family, and they were fine human beings.
There are vast differences of opinion in the USA: see "Democrats" and "Republicans."
Good morning all.
When a western power invades a foreign land not even on its own continent or even remotely posing a military threat to them, a reaction manifest in such incidents is inevitable.
The way this nation is willing to be led by its proverbial nose thru propaganda & Americans own ignorance becomes painfully visible if you all read "Iran". An article by West Point graduate, US army vet, film maker, writer & president /ceo of Americana Films Merlin Miller.
Miller spent some time in Iran recently when attending Int.Independent Film makers festival. This article can be found on the web.
That is correct we derailed democracy in Iran by toppling Mussadaq's elected govt & installing Shah, one of the worst dictators to ever rule in that region. hat was a folly.
@JIF i am a sovereign revolutionary don't believe in statics a corrupt Government puts out, i don't in any form Government all Governments are corrupt including the US and poor Countries the worst
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