Interesting to see someone else posting a similar take on Libya
There is nothing like an international crisis to make pundits think they are foreign policy experts; to the actual experts, each sloppy op-ed is like someone pushing to the floor a trolley full of brass instruments. As the uprising in Libya has turned to armed rebellion, I have had to cover my ears to avoid [...]
Libya, The Spectator and the limits of punditry
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:56:49 GMT
Yes, its is a tragedy to see but we must really have the courage to say that there is very little strategic interest for the UK in Libya.
Thinking twice before committing service personnel and puffing out our chest is something we should be doing more of.
If the pro government forces prevail what will the other lot do, flee to Egypt or carry on an insurgency. Although the Gaddafi forces will not be hindered by western style rules of engagement and media coverage will be sparse, there is no doubt they are not equipped or trained for a protracted counter insurgency operation.