Kaddafi (Gaddafi or Qaddafi) has condemned Bin Laden, Al Qaeda and Non-Arabic Islamic Extremism (Iran) and possibly Saudi Arabia for the mass hysteria plaguing Libya.
Whether you believe Gaddafi or not, a magnificent opportunity has just dropped in our laps. I must agree and I support Qaddafi's plea for restraint as the United Nations and Obama condemn Kaddafi for his actions. Are there problems with siding with Kaddafi and how he's behaved in the last couple days?
Defeat or be defeated. How would the United States deal with such an uprising? Better yet, we must define not only the threat level, but the consequence of "giving up" to the protestors.
(1) Revolution is classified as political, anti-diplomatic and outright anarchy
Wisconsin, Ohio and now protests across America are seen as political in nature. The Wisconsins' elected officials who went AWOL, did so in protest. The protestors themselves are behaving themselves in an act of political will. How the Wisconsin's governor handles this is equally important, but there too, everyone is behaving themselves.
Obviously this is/was not the case in Egypt and now Libya.
(2) Financial Partnership through Revolution
No revolution is worth its weight in influence if it can't be financially supported.
(a) Yes, Soros wants socialism via Union activism.
(b) Radical Islam wants Shiite Sharia Law via a massive contingency of mercenary terrorists.
(3) Despotism has never or will ever satisfy human freedom
(a) Despotism has many names (religious, secular, Tyrannical) but all are essential the same thing.
(b) Despotism has its advantages when Strong and Courageous Leaders are willing to make the hard decisions by aligning themselves with America. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
(c) Kaddafi has everything to lose, and maybe, we should let him fall from grace. I do not embrace, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend", but this is what Kaddafi is requesting, "Fight with us against Al Qaeda and the Betrayers of Islam".
"Betrayers of Islam" (Muslim Brotherhood) are on American soil, but there's a deliberate effort to mask who the enemy is. If a call went out to finally put these Betrayers of Islam to rest, we would expect to broaden that enemy's list to groups who sympathize with Al Qaeda, Bin Laden or Iran. Either way, we have a clear enemy.
As long as Unions stay peaceful, obey established laws, respect life, then Unions have the right to assemble just as TEA does. The Betrayers of Islam have only one agenda and only one goal, and that's to kill all infidels regardless. This inhumane behavior goes beyond Despotism.
So America: Our official enemy are all those associated with Al Qaeda, Bin Laden, Shiite Sharia Law, Iranian terrorism, Somalia backed terrorists, and those associated with Saudi backed terrorists. Backing Kaddafi is an alliance written in pencil until situations demand it. All Mosque's must be held accountable in doctrine, charitable and financial donations and open for inspection by the ATF and the FBI.
Islam can not stand with any prospect of legitimacy if it depends on betrayal to satisfy God. This goes for Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism. Betrayal is the ultimate sin against God, and should be seen as such.
An over tyrannical government is just as cruel as an over tyrannical doctrine where the message of God no longer exists. If Kaddafi opens up freedom to allow for more civil discourse, it might provide the necessary venting to allow diplomatic changes. This opens up the possibility to search out who the protestors are and where their money is coming from. There is a method to my madness.
John W. McSherry