Books, Bikes, Boomsticks | Tam | There's just no pleasing some people...I call bait-and-switch. The Arab League planned this response from the beginning. Now they've got a nice external enemy to unite behind, and they can try and take the focus off discontent with their own autocratic regimes by getting their subjects riled up about Western Zionist American Crusader Imperialist Aggression (TM).
The Arab League, the very folks who were originally clamoring for a "No-Fly Zone" over Libya to protect civilians from Kha... Qa... Gaddafi's army, is now protesting the airstrikes on Libya:
From the start we requested only that a no-fly zone be set up to protect Libyan civilians and avert any other developments or additional measures," Mussa added.Apparently they flipped out when cruise missiles, anti-radiation missiles, and laser-guided bombs started pounding Libyan ADA sites, airfields, and command & control facilities.
"We didn't mean that kind of no-fly zone!" comes the Arab League response. What did you think we were going to use to ground the Libyan air force? Drum circles and folk songs?
20 March 2011
Arab League tries the ol' one-two
Posted at 3:46 PM