How to Fight Someone Else’s War

March 26, 2011

I can’t improve upon Steyn. I’ll only include some quotes from him and some background on some of the references he makes.
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” “That’s why building this international coalition has been so important,” [The President] said the other day. “It is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions that are important not only to us, but are important internationally.” ‘

Yes, the President really said this, taking time from his vacation in El Salvador. I’m sure the military who are being volunteered on the World’s behalf appreciated the President gave them some lip service.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/263110/art-inconclusive-war-mark-steyn

Oh, and Steyn also mentions something about those civilians in Eastern Libya. “. . . according to West Point’s Counter Terrorism Center, {Eastern Libya] has sent per capita the highest number of foreign jihadists to Iraq.

You can find a reference to the source for that information here.

http://www.tfdnews.com/news/2011/03/19/87197-antiamerican-extremists-among-libyan-rebels-us-has-vowed-protect.htm

According to a cache of al Qaeda documents captured in 2007 by U.S. special operations commandos in Sinjar, Iraq, hundreds of foreign fighters, many of them untrained young Islamic volunteers, poured into Iraq in 2006 and 2007. The documents, called the Sinjar documents, were collected, translated and analyzed at the West Point Counter Terrorism Center. Almost one in five foreign fighters arriving in Iraq came from eastern Libya, from the towns of Surt, Misurata and Darnah.

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There are only two plausible reasons the French are leading this:
1) They’ve made a deal for the oil
2) They want to minimize the number of refugees that land on their soil

Related to that second idea; Sarkozy wants to get ahead of the National Front. What? you ask; that crazy right wing xenophobic party?

Yes, they are polling fairly strongly, but frankly, they’re only getting started. I suspect their party will merge in some kind of way with the Socialists at some point in the future. Let’s see Nationalists and Socialists together in one big happy party. Where have I heard that one before?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12660329

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