Moojs Redux

As in Afghanistan during the 1980s, the U.S. is backing the radical Islamists of eastern Libya against a socialist regime. The law of unintended consequences surely awaits.

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  • Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!

  • The problem, Ted, is that the stupid people will always outnumber the smart people, but the smart people will never be able to out-stupid the stupid people.

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  • Yeah, Susan, The Clash rules!
    Ted, I expect you’ll get a large backlash from the faithful if you keep this one long enough at the top. Imagine calling Gaddafi’s regime socialist? The outrage!

  • But think of all the money to be made by selling more guns, bullets, bombs, medical supplies, rebuilding materials – it’s capitalism at its best! Old Bush, Cheney, Wolfie, Rummy, Obummer are all heavily invested in these businesses and the more profits they make, the more they will invest in America. The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades, man.

  • Tyler Durden
    March 31, 2011 2:41 PM

    Hindsight is easy, foresight is a bitch.
    Dorme bene.

  • No problem – by, as Ted notes, following the well-worn path of supporting Islamic fundamentalists in order to attain other strategic goals (consider the ineffable Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzeziński’s acknowledgement that the US sponsored the fundamentalist uprising in Afghanistan in order to draw the USSR into the conflict) – the US government lays the ground for more or less permanent military intervention in Libya and more widely, in the Maghreb. Is it too cynical to suggest that certain circles in that government regard this as a feature, rather than a bug ?…


  • Since policy-makers obviously know what consequences await, is it really possible to believe that those consequences are “unintended?”

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