The pitiful plight of oppressed people yearning to be free of the tyrant. Unable to accomplish the goal with their own heft (quite common in the Middle East), these potential allies, facing an existential threat from Qaddafi, pled with the US and NATO to help their cause for freedom and democracy. Democrats, one and all, they truly were.
They clamored for justice.
US politicians and the ever vigilant US media cranked up demand for Obama to do something. Obama, never quite capable of resisting the political winds caved to the call.
NATO, (read US: France and the UK) air power and US mercenaries rose to the occasion to get involved in something that they did not understand to support our natural and longtime allies, the Mujaheddin, Muslim Brotherhood, AQ, whatever.
How is that working out exactly now that the calls for US arms and money are clamoring across the lands of all those loving prophets and religions of peace?
All The Best
THE ELEPHANT BAR IS CLOSED
I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.
My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.
At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.
An elephant never forgets.
Deuce, 21 June 2018