No Foreign Intervention In Libya.
I think anyone watching the events unfolding in Libya must wonder, whether or not foreign intervention would help.
Clearly, Governments toned down their rhetoric whilst their nationals were in Libya and potentially under danger, but what now?
Sanctions are utterly useless, as they don’t address the here and now.
But shouldn’t more be done to aid the Libyans?
I think so but any foreign intervention would, in my view, be disastrous, for a number of reasons:
1) Such action would only bolster Gadaffi, it would allow him to argue that it was really imperialists that wanted to take over his country, in the first place, and that his people loved him but they were puppets of Western imperialism.
2) It would come too late and take precedence over the Libyans’ views, which should be paramount.
3) The Libyans, above all, should oversee their own emancipation and probably have sufficient resources now to complete it.
Ultimately, I think any western intervention in Libya would be counterproductive, I think aid and support for the refugees should be expedited, but that’s a different issue.