The United States of America participated in an allied shelling of Libya over the weekend in execution of a U.N. Security Council Resolution that the civilians of Libya be protected against the brutality and occupation of the military regime.
Intervention is such a difficult strategic and policy call. There is tragedy worth diverting, by military and other means, all over the world, every day. How we choose to apply our broad but finite resources to intervene in human suffering is a lot more complex than whether or not they simply need it; because, of course, they always do.
Gadhafi is brutalizing his own people. But, so have many, and recently, before him. Not all bad acts have received the luxury of our response. Military action against autonomous nation states is a grave decision. We have done it a lot lately.
May we always strive to be a blessing and kill none. Sometimes people give us no choice.
Performed by ipoet. Music produced by dj clutch.
Today’s audio here:Bless With a Gun