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Saturday, August 27, 2011
What will NATO's role be in a post-Gaddafi Libya?: To help provide security
NATO including the United States except for the fact that we played a much smaller but still vital role in Libya, unlike Afghanistan and Iraq. In providing the Air Cover and security for the Libyan Rebels so they could take down the Gadhafi Regime. And NATO has proven that they still play a valuable role in helping to bring stability to trouble nations that aren't used to stability. But NATO's role in Libya isn't over, they need to stay there to help provide the security for the Libyan Transitional Council and the Libyan People. As they try to bring stability to that country and to write a National Constitution, form a new National Government and hold National Elections. This is not something the United States can do on its own, we are already overcommitted and need to bring our troops home. In places like Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Korea. And demand that these nations take the lead role in defending themselves, while we get our National Debt and Deficit under control and rebuild our economy. But this is an area we can help with supplies and resources like releasing Frozen Assets to Libya so they can use that money to rebuild their country. This is something that NATO is going to have to play a lead role, with even Ground Troops even, along with the Arab League, especially Egypt. And where the European Union and United Nations can play a role in helping Libya form its new National Constitution and government. And help them rebuild their country with supplies and resources as well like getting the Libyan Oil Industry up and running again. Lifting Economic Sanctions and Trade Agreements, this is another area and more evidence that the United States can no longer be the Sole Policemen of the World and that we have to work with our European and Arab Partners. African Partners as well to help bring stability to these trouble areas in the World, Somalia would be another example where an International Coalition can work together to bring stability. And help them build a stable government that respects Human Rights and serves its people.
The United States is 14T$ in debt with a 1.8T$ Budget Deficit and a weak economy to go along with that. And we have our own bills that we have to start paying that we owe to a lot of these countries. And we need to start paying our own bills and rebuilding our own country and putting our own people to work. Before we decide upon ourselves that we need to try to do that for other countries, especially on our own. And I'm thinking of Iraq of course and to a certain extent Afghanistan where some of our partners are starting to pull out of there as well. Libya is not Afghanistan, they have money and a Educated Class that will be a big help in rebuilding this very large but lightly populated country. Its more like Iraq though that going to need a lot of help in putting these resources together for the good of Libya.
Click on the link of the blog to see a video from Euro News on Libya