Who Loses In Libya?
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  • WigWag

    Who loses in Libya? It seems to me that the right answer is “the entire world” except the Libyan people themselves.

    Watching what happened in Libya is sure to convince the Iranian Mullahs that the only way to exempt themselves from foreign imposed regime change is to massively accelerate their efforts to obtain nuclear weapons.

    Once Iran obtains nuclear weapons, how long will it be before Saudi Arabia and Egypt do the same? With the Shia and the Sunnis each having their own nuclear arsenal, how long will it be before Shia terrorist groups like Hezbollah obtain nuclear know-how, fissionable material or even a bomb? How long will it be before Sunni terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda obtain the same from the Saudis or Egyptians?

    The overthrow of Gadaffi, who gave up his nuclear arsenal provides a massive incentive for regimes to never give up their nuclear weapons. Even worse, it provides a massive incentive for unpopular regimes to obtain their own nuclear arsenals.

    This will make the world a far less safe place. When a Hiroshima-sized bomb explodes somewhere after being stolen by terrorists, maybe then, the world will realize that eliminating Gadaffi was not quite as good an idea as it appeared at first blush.

  • Jim.

    Could it be, that Western Europe is once again playing the game to win?

    Wouldn’t that be an interesting change. One wonders if the US will follow suit, or if that will take until January 2013.

  • Well, but what about Nato-member Turkey??? Am I wrong to remember that they have rather large business interests in Libya, and that they were for quite some time opposed to the Nato campaign?

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