Let's see if I got this right:
We have a ferocious aggressor who has no qualms in sending his planes bombing his own people.
The people are revolting because the aggressor has been in power for 40+ years and as far as I know there has never been a free and fair election in that country.
The aggressor and his family have been shown, without a doubt, to plunder freely the revenues of that country.
The aggressor has a long story of repression, assassination and other miscellaneous terrorist acts.
And yet, after now weeks of violence, established genocide (there are tribal considerations that lead easily to a genocide charge if needed), already an investigation on the aggressor in The Hague international court, and nothing is done, nothing.
It is not that we do not know what is going to happen: we are going to have to land something in that country. We have the precedents of Cambodia, Rwanda, Kosovo, Somalia, Ivory Coast, Haiti, and other minor ones. There is no doubt what the final outcome will have to be: Western blood will flow, there is no way out, no matter how hard we try to stay out of it. Our only choice is to decide how much Western Blood will be spilled.
And yet we cannot even bring ourselves at the UN to vote a "no fly zone" because the fucking Russian and Chinese are blocking it because they do not want to establish a precedent for when they bomb their own minorities.
I am getting sick and tired of all that shit. The West has it coming if it does not show up some spine and I really, really cannot think of a better situation than Libya for the West to tell fuck to the Chinese, intervene and send the Chinese oil companies packing. I mean, can't they blackmail China with the future of Libya oil? Do they think that China will start WW3 over Libya? Are we going to let China force us to swallow Qaddafi while they already force us to swallow the Kim dynasty?
OK, so I admit, the case is not as obvious on forcing Russia to the negotiation table over Libya, but still, let's take on China, shall we? Let's call for a no fly zone over Libya by the NATO and see what happens. I know, I know, it is not that easy to enforce it, but at least let's call it and give a positive message to the rebels in Libya: whatever comes out from Benghazi is not going to be much worse than Qaddafi.
PS: this NYT article on Libya and Qaddafi is a must read. You can also replace Libya by Venezuela and Qaddafi by Chavez and you will be surprised at how often it is uncomfortably close to home....